BATD ON Oct 28, 2013 AT 3:19 pm

by Annie Vischer

Topshop Unique SS14

Rosie Tapner, Topshop Unique SS14

If you’re looking for a new makeup look to get to grips with for the AW13 social season, then get yourself over to Topshop and sample the delights of the new Topshop makeup collection, ‘The Damned’. Deep earthy tones combine with the contrasting matte and metallic textures in the range to provide for the SS14 trends we saw hitting the runways back in September.

If you are a little wary of really shaking up your look then there is one day this week that you can go to town with a dramatic makeup style, without any fear of feeling overdone. Halloween gives you carte blanche to get away with excess. Use it as an opportunity to experiment with depth, intensity and texture.

The makeup look created backstage for the Topshop Unique SS14 show was a masterclass in grunged up beauty. Hannah Murray, Topshop Beauty Consultant, created what she termed a look of ‘effortlessly cool Ibiza beach beauty’, for which key items from the new ‘The Damned’ collection were put into use. Try sweeping Topshop Eye Gleam in Bronzed (£9.00) across the upper lid as well as smudging the Topshop Eye Gleam in Noir (£9.00) along the lower lash line, taking care to blend and fan the shade outwards as you come closer to the outer corner of the eye.

Hannah Murray backstage at Topshop Unique SS14

Hannah Murray backstage at Topshop Unique SS14

Use the Topshop’s Eye Gleam in Winter Frost (£9.00) in the inner corner of the eye to highlight and brighten. Intensify the eye look with a highly pigmented black khol along the lower lash line and water line. Lashings of mascara later and you’re there. Keep everything else very low key, the eyes are taking centre stage here. Compliment with a dusky blush and a natural rose shade on the lips. Hannah Murray described the skin as ‘effortlessly bronzed and matte in texture with a golden metallic, dusty rose blush swept over the cheeks’.

The look is insanely wearable, adding dirtied-up prowess to a classic dress, and modern feminine glamour to an entirely more casual ensemble.

Murray described the whole look as ‘dishevelled, decayed and sultry’. Well that sounds just glorious to us. Some intricately ripped designer denim and buckled biker boots later, and we’re out of the door, tousling our beach waves as we go. Did someone say Delevingne-esque glamour? We might just have it in spades.


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