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London Fashion Week SS20: A.W.A.K.E MODE X Code8 Recap

A.W.A.K.E. MODE ended day two of London Fashion Week with a bang. Designer Natalia Alaverdian did what she did best and gave us the wardrobe staples that we can’t live without. With a palette of black, white and nudes with added splashes of colour, the collection was wearable yet stand out.

 From asymmetric tailoring, to back-to-front shirts and intricate pleats, Natalia brought us our everyday pieces reimagined. Pencil skirts and draped vegan leather broke down the barrier between daywear and evening wear – finally! What more could you ask for?

Known for her outstanding accessories, Natalia excelled herself this season with quilted leather turbo-sized clutches in splashes of bright colour – and when we say turbo-size we mean turbo-size! And good news, bucket bags aren’t going anywhere, but in SS20 they’re sculpted and will be the only pop of colour to your otherwise neutral outfit.

What beauty look could go with Natalia’s androgynist and tailored collection other than the fresh-faced no makeup makeup look? Makeup artist Mathias Van Hoof was inspired by the brand’s delicate simplicity of their signature razor sharp aesthetic so created a natural and minimalist look. The model’s hair was swept back, you might say ‘work ready’ and their skin fresh, dewy and radiant.  If you want to recreate the look we’ve got every product used. 

When it comes to the no makeup makeup look, the key is your base. To start with you need smooth soft skin and that can be achieved simply by using Decode 3 In 1 Cleanse. It’s the ultimate saviour of dry to very dry skins and will leave you with supply skin to start your natural base.

Use a Radiate Beauty Balm for your base instead of foundation for a lightweight feel and look with an injection of radiance. 

Use Seamless Cover Concealer to hide any blemishes and to even out your skin tone. Your skin is going to be the centre of attention for this look so a dab on concealer here and there will ensure it looks its best.

Add a sweeping of Bronze Summer Glow Powder to your hairline and cheek bones for a subtle sun-kissed look followed by a dusting off blush on your cheeks and eyes. Remember this is just a touch of colour for an effortless, undone feel.

Apply our Lash Sophisticate High Definition Mascara to the roots of your lashes to open up your eyes and create a soft look. 

To finish your look use AM/PM Tinted Lip Balm in Chameleon on your lips. Dab the colour on rather than drawing it on for a stain rather than a full colour.

Your no makeup makeup look is as easy as it sounds!