Backstage: Zoë Jordan AW13

Attracta Courtney using Bourjois: Zoë’s collection is all about London style with attitude and features flashes of grey toned graphic detail, so I took my inspiration from those pieces and transferred that into a high-contrast sharp liner. No nods to the ’50s or ’60s – women want to create their own makeup look instead of looking back into history – just a modern elongated eye line paired with an effortlessly feminine base. I got close the lashes with the Kohl Kajal then added rich black pigment and definition with Liner Feutre. To finish off the eyes I washed the Light Eyeshadow in 03 all over the lids and applied just just one coat of Fan-tastic Volume Mascara to blend the lashes into the look. I wanted to keep the skin looking ‘real’ with an angel-like quality, so I applied a light layer of Healthy Mix Foundation and Concealer to any areas of darkness or blemishes. For a semi-matte finish, I powdered the T-zone, but kept radiance in the temples and added a touch of shimmer to the cheekbones by patting in Light Eyeshadow in 01 with my fingertips; there was a lot of luminous fabrics in Zoë’s show so I wanted to reflect this in the makeup. I rounded off the look with two touches of pink – Cream Blush in 03 on the apples and Rouge Edition Lipstick in 01 lightly on the lips.

Feminine, flushed and feline all rolled into one with a kicked-out flick, I like. The product to watch? Bourjois Cream Blush, which should be making appearances on counters in May. It blended beautifully and oomph-ed up each model’s complexion whatever their skintone. It’s only day one and I’m already adding to the wishlist. Oh gawd…