A Night With Tom Ford


The designer's go-to makeup artist, Charlotte Tilbury, takes us behind-the-scenes of the hush-hush Fall 2013 show:

Dear ITG,

On Monday night, I did the makeup for Mr. Ford’s spectacular AW '13 womenswear show. It was such an incredible moment: the venue, the clothes, the girls, and the show were breath-taking. It wasn't easy, but I took some backstage pictures from behind-the-scenes for you all. We used many of the Tom Ford beauty products to create a striking brow and eye-focused look—it was inspired by the original Tom Ford girl and the gorgeous Carine Roitfeld! We started with the darker 'contour' shade from the Shade & Illuminate palette to create definition around the eyes. Using a brush, we applied the color onto the girls' lids and underneath the eye, and then used a coffee-colored pencil for further definition. (For darker skin tones, we used a darker contour shade and a black liner pencil.) And just before the girls went onto the runway, we applied a clear gloss to the lids and underneath the eyes to create a glossy, wet look that would catch the light as the girls walked. Anyway, I have more info about the look on my blog. Come visit!

I hope you enjoy the pics.



Photos courtesy of Charlotte Tilbury:

Image #1: "With the gorgeous Karlie Kloss and Aymeline Valade, and the incredibly talented Orlando Pita in the lineup"

Images #2-3: "Showing my team the look"

Image #4: "The key product from the look: Shade and Illuminate, which was used to contour and highlight the face and as a definition around and under the eyes"

Image #5: "Touching up the gloss on the lids to get a wet, glossy effect under the lights of the runway"

Image #6: "The chic nude Tom Ford nail varnish used at the show"

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  • Marta E

    I love TF make up, stunning colors!!



  • gemma

    the link to charlotte's blog doesn't work.
    but love love love tom ford's shade & illuminate palette.

  • heatheradair

    Charlotte's my favorite. Tom Ford's my favorite. This: my favorite.

  • laboratory

    Unbelievable access to Mr Ford's backstage--well done, Emily!!!

  • Sophie

    Please do a Top Shelf with Charlotte! She is fantastic!

  • CJ

    The whole show was amazing. It took place at one of London's less famous royal buildings - Lancaster House. Everyone seemed to be in a daze. I bet they couldn't believe they'd been invited. And the entire venue was infused with one of his private blend perfumes. The experience was intoxicating.

  • Lindsay Sue

    Love the glossy lids. And TF brushes... Need to invest whenever my tax return comes through ;-P

  • http://www.kmakesithappen.blogspot.ca/ Kassandra Fairhall

    I adore the wet look the models eyes have, this just might be the next big trend. So pretty

  • itglover

    you guys should do a post about Jemima Kirke!!!!

  • Shirin

    Dear ITG, this week I was tempted into buying a magazine despite my tight ass budget (saving to move to London). Was SORELY disappointed with it after the comparing it to the high quality posts I read on your blog for FREE! Will not stray again. Keep up the good work! I always enjoy waking up and checking to see if anything new has been posted on the ITG blog then quickly reading through before heading to work. Hope everyone's recovered from NYFW x


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