Burberry Prorsum Spring 2013 – Beauty Report

by Mynxii White

The Burberry Prorsum woman this season was luscious; a young, playful and fresh fantasy of champagne pink satin and trench coats in intense colors that were loose and sexy, revealing long, bare legs and waist cinching corsets underneath. After years of nude tones and clean faces, makeup artist Wendy Rowe changed the bare image with something a bit more exciting- Burberry’s new crimson lipstick in Siren. “We’re doing a Norman Parkinson woman,” Rowe revealed. “She’s retro but also modern and has a definite forties look about her.”

There was a warmth and luminosity to the skin; the brand’s new Fresh Glow Foundation was used and dotted with its anticipated Illuminator. Cheeks were softly contoured, and powder skipped to keep the dewy effect. Hair was a little more natural, Neil Moodie prepping hair with Bumble and Bumble Does It All Styling Spray and finishing with Bumble and Bumble Briliance on the ends to keep movement and shine. This was an image of “a very British glamor,” upbeat and almost cinematic in execution. Christopher Bailey took the show to the next level; “People are stopping work to watch,” he said. “You’ve got to give them a good reason.”