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Backstage beauty: Blumarine Autumn/Winter 2012

Blumarine Autumn/Winter 2012 beautyA model shows off the Blumarine beauty. Photo:Getty

Charlotte Tilbury was at the helm for Blumarine beauty this season (she had a busy day yesterday), and for which she took inspiration from early 90s supermodels: think taking your Jourdan Dunns and Cara Delevignes, and transforming them into new-age Linda Evangelistas and Christy Turlingtons. (Which, FYI, did pretty much happen. We spied both Jourdan and Cara backstage.)

"It's a very strong, angular look," Charlotte told us. "Lots of contouring, with an elongated, quite feline eye."

Mac oil control lotion was used to prep the skin, while MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation and Pure Sculpture Cream were combined to create contouring under the cheekbones, along the jawline and down the neck.

The sultry, feline eye was achieved using Mac Eye Pencil in Coffee (a real favourite among the Milan shows this season) combined with Mac Cream Colour Base in Root across the lid. Individual lashes were added to the outer corners to really lengthen the eye. Then finished off with a coat of Mac Zoomlash mascara.

Arches were accentuated on the brows, to really set off the angular eyes, while a touch of Cream Colour Base in Pearl was added to the apples of the cheeks. Lips were lined with Mac Lip pencil in Spice, combined with a subtle slick of Peachstock Lipstick.

And as for the hair? "Sexy and gorgeous," was the order of the day. Loose and textured, hair was treated with Pantene Volume Mousse and then roughly blow-dried with a large round brush for "a bit of a kick". A double layer of mousse was added to the crown to make the roots really stand up.

With a rough centre parting, the hair was left loose and airy, creating a slightly carefree, individual look for each girl - and set with a quick spritz of Pantene volume hairspray.

The Blumarine girl, she's sexy and she knows it.

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