London Fashion Week: Here's how to get the stellar Daks model glow

16th Sep 17 | Beauty

The highlight on the Daks SS18 models was out of this world - we went backstage to find out how it was done.


It’s day one of London Fashion Week and we’ve already found a beauty look that we’re obsessing over.

Backstage at Daks, models were given a modern English Rose makeover, with the best highlight we’ve seen in seasons.

a model backstage at Daks SS18 at london fashion week
The finished beauty look at Daks SS17 (Katie Wright/PA)

“The collection is based on the Henley Regatta, so it’s youthful, it’s fun, but it’s still very classic and wearable,” explained make-up artist Maria Comparetto. “The girls are fresh, youthful, feminine, but still sensual.”

That meant a bronze ‘sunset eye’ and rosebud lips, but all we wanted to know was how to get that stellar highlight on our cheeks.

make-up artist Maria Comparetto at work backstage at Daks SS18 at london fashion week
Maria Comparetto at work backstage (Katie Wright/PA)

“All the girls have had a Gankin massage before the make-up, to ensure the skin is very toned, hydrated and dewy for the make-up application,” explained Comparetto, who used Suqqu products exclusively.

After dabbing on Suqqu cream foundation and powder, she carefully applied H-02 highlighter (£11, Selfridges) on the tops of the cheekbones and up towards the temples with a small fan brush. Although it’s a cream, this shimmery highlighter has an incredibly soft and powdery finish.

Suqqu H-02 highlighter
Suqqu H-02 highlighter (Selfridges/PA)

“It’s really light,” Comparetto says. “Some highlighters can be quite claggy and heavy and really obvious on the skin whereas this is just so light.”

The cheeks were enhanced with a few dabs of 08 Extra Glow Lipstick (£25, Harrods), the same shade used on the lips. Then in the pre-show line-up the models were given a final dusting with the new Pure Colour Blush 104 palette (£32, Harrods). So now you know how to get that glow…

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