Backstage on the Victoria’s Secret 2018 style present, there was a lot of pink (the rug, the chairs, the tablecloths). There was a whole lot of bling and a whole lot of hair extensions (extra on that in a minute) however what was decidedly lacking from make-up tables and the fashions’ faces was highlighter. Make-up artist Charlotte Tilbury, nonetheless, discovered a strategy to get the fashions’ pores and skin to glow with out the sparkly stuff.
“The stylist for the present, Sophia Neophitou-Apostolou, wished the ladies to glow and their pores and skin to look recent, however she mentioned she hates glitter,” Tilbury informed me backstage earlier than the taping of the present. So the make-up artist needed to devise a strategy to make the ladies look radiant with none obvious-looking shimmer on the pores and skin.
She did that with a mixture of skin-care merchandise and creamy, sheer make-up, all of which got here from Tilbury’s personal line. (Her product line was mainly made for the Victoria’s Secret present. No, actually, Gisele was the inspiration behind her Wonderglow product.)
Tilbury despatched every of the fashions strolling the present her On the spot Magic Facial Dry Sheet Masks to make use of the week main as much as the present, then slapped one on their face the minute they sat within the make-up chair. “The masks actually provides them a dew after which we put the Magic Cream on high of that,” Tilbury defined. After that got here a strategic layering of plenty of sheer, liquidy-type base merchandise: Wonderglow, which is luminizing primer, adopted by a little bit of basis and concealer the place wanted, and completed off along with her Hollywood Flawless Filter, which she both blended with Magic Cream and applyied all around the face, or utilized it solely the place wanted. “Flawless Filter was excellent for getting the impact we wished as a result of there is not any shimmer, it is simply this easy complexion booster,” mentioned Tilbury. “It seems to be a bit metallic within the tube, however the way in which it reads, it simply makes you look glowy and wholesome.”
Last touches to the pores and skin included a little bit of contour courtesy of Charlotte’s Filmstar Bronze & Glow Contour Duo and cream blush, which was a mix of her Seaside Lip & Cheek Sticks in Las Salinas (a medium rose pink) and Ibiza (gilded bronze) that, when blended collectively and utilized on the cheeks and throughout the bridge of the nostril, gave a sun-kissed impact. “I need it to appear to be an Ibiza sundown on their faces,” Tilbury mused.
As for the lips, Tilbury utilized the Victoria’s Secret Velvet Matte Cream in Showstopper, a shade fairly near her well-known Pillow Discuss hue, and topped with gloss.
“The casting is probably the most various casting that they’ve ever had at Victoria’s Secret present,” mentioned hairstylist Anthony Turner (who’s executed the hair backstage on the present for a number of seasons now). Due to that he wished to maintain the fashions’ hair as natural-looking as attainable, no matter texture, however nonetheless make sure that the varied kinds felt proper to coming down a high-octane runway like this one. “As at all times, all of the fashions’ hair seems to be very, very luxurious and high quality, nevertheless it nonetheless has a cool issue,” added Turner.
The styling course of depended completely on the fashions’ hair varieties. Spirals have been giving further spring with the assistance of small-sized curling irons, brief kinds and pure textures have been zhuzhed up and topped with product to shine, whereas lengthy, straight and wavy hair was given the bouncy Victoria’s Secret blowout. “We’re placing product within the hair, blow-drying it easy, after which utilizing the biggest curling iron that Conair has,” defined Turner, who was provided with a great deal of scorching instruments from the model only for the present. “We would like extra of a wave as a substitute of a curl so we’re going diagonally — taking our sections diagonally after which going again, away from the face due to the followers on the finish of the runway so we would like all the pieces to return simply.”