The Tricks Behind Pulling Off The (Literal) No Make-Up Make-Up Look At Galliano

Get the backstage beauty intel direct from Paris Fashion Week.


There's 'no make-up make-up' (which usually means a little bit of everything, albeit in super subtle tones), and then there's really no make-up, as sported by the models for John Galliano's autumn/winter 2018 show.

'I tried to get away with applying a tiny bit of base, a touch of shine on the eye and the subtlest highlight on the cheekbone… but it was still considered too much for him,' quipped the lead make-up artist, Christelle Cocquet, backstage.


While the models were treated to nothing more than the merest dab of concealer (but only if really necessary) plus colourless touches of brow gel, lip balm and gloss texture (on the eyelids), Cocquet revealed her insider trick to pulling off a similarly barefaced chic off the runway: 'Cut your foundation half and half with Mac's Face and Body Mixing Medium,' she directed. 'It gives the skin a beautiful glow but leaves it unmasked by make-up; I use this trick a lot on photoshoots and for runway shows because it's so natural.'

As an extra boost, she recommends trying the same Mixing Medium with a dash of a slightly deeper foundation than usual, to give 'a youthful tint of colour'.

Mac Face and Body Mixing Medium, £16.50 SHOP

The final tweaks? Only mattifying the T-zone with powder (so that the cheeks retain that radiance) and brushing up the brows with a clear brow gel, to immediately open up the face.

The result: apparently no make-up, but an upgrade that gives a well-groomed look.

From: AR Revista
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