Looking ahead to post-pandemic times, Riccardo Tisci set his sights on country life for his first standalone men’s show for Burberry. Makeup artist Isamaya Ffrench interpreted this theme by serving up “celestial, clean” makeup looks and adorning a few model faces with a constellation of small, twinkly stars. Rural areas are best for stargazing, after all.
“We started thinking about how stars could look really beautiful, almost dreamlike, so we created these constellations,” said Ffrench of conceptualizing the look. “They hark back to nature, this vastness of a night sky.” To create the shapes, Ffrench used white or jet black paint to trace a few delicate star shapes around the eyes, cheeks, and nose in an asymmetrical formation. She then applied tiny crystal studs on the center of the shapes, as well as around them, turning each visage into a shimmering, starry canvas. Glowing skin (enhanced with Burberry’s Fresh Glow foundation and gel sticks), groomed brows, and dewy nude lips complemented the look to fresh, futuristic effect.
As so many of us stick to a more minimal makeup routine with a heavier emphasis on skin care, consider Burberry’s star embellishments a transportive, DIY-friendly way to accessorize raw, healthy skin—and provide some much-needed levity. Urban dwellers craving nature (and imaginative fantasy), this one’s for you.