Backstage Beauty: Napoleon for Bowie at MBFWA

After seeing Bowie’s incredible runway show we took a look back at  the flawless frosted beauty look which so beautifully it complimented his “Aura” collection.

Backstage, I was able to get a closer look at what the Napoleon team were creating to honour Bowie’s designs so perfectly.

Inspired by an ethereal beauty emerging from her birth place of an almost frozen lake, Napoleon describes the overall look…’the skin as polished, dewy and sunkissed, the lid is slightly frosted in tones of silver and pearl and the lip has been touched by the cold lake water – reminiscent of melting ice”

No heavy lines, definition or contouring were used it was all a very etherial look. It was subtle definition with washes of colour, with colours that were fused so nothing looks highly defined.

There was however a metallic accent on the eyelid that was reflective of the collection. The whole look was very light and luminous so just a very sheer glossy lip. The Napoleon Light Patrol Wheel was a big tool for the team it was a luminous wheel that has several different colours, and can be used on the cheeks, eyes and skin.

A few tips for creating this look at home, use a luminous dewy foundation like Napoleon Off Duty Tinted Moisturiser and the Light Patrol Luminizer Palette has everything you need for the rest the bronze on the eyelid and the silver on top of that for the accent and the pinky silver on the top cheek bone and rose on the cheek. For the lips all you need is a super shiny clear gloss.

See how the all the backstage beauty action unfolded below.


Images belong to Breakfast With Audrey coutesy of Sam Armstrong

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  • lanalang
    Reply lanalang Wednesday 21st November, 2012 at 8:29 am


  • newbie
    Reply newbie Friday 26th October, 2012 at 8:51 am


  • Reply Anastasija Monday 27th August, 2012 at 2:42 am


  • kelgri
    Reply kelgri Sunday 15th July, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    so jelly how lucky … born lucky i rekon to be there

  • Reply EliseA Wednesday 20th June, 2012 at 8:40 am

    Too much bronzer, in my opinion.

  • Reply jarjar Wednesday 13th June, 2012 at 7:57 am

    don’t like hair

  • Reply juju91 Tuesday 15th May, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    I like it but you definitely have to have the right face to pull it off.

  • sommy7
    Reply sommy7 Sunday 13th May, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Looks so busy behind the scenes

  • Reply NicoleeeB Sunday 13th May, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    Make up great…. Not sure about the hair!

  • Reply ragdollbaby Friday 11th May, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    straight out of the sea

  • Reply Whatthe Friday 11th May, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    All the glitz & glamour!

  • Luci
    Reply luci321 Friday 11th May, 2012 at 9:43 am

    Simple and just out of bed ‘i always look like this’

  • Reply KNY Friday 11th May, 2012 at 9:24 am

    Nice and simple

  • karan2386
    Reply karan2386 Friday 11th May, 2012 at 9:16 am

    That gold dress is amazing!! The makeup is very fresh and angel like. I don’t mind it 🙂

  • Reply Crystal Friday 11th May, 2012 at 8:37 am

    nice dress but whats with the hair?

  • Reply dj23249 Friday 11th May, 2012 at 6:41 am

    Not appealing at all

  • GoodThanks
    Reply GoodThanks Thursday 10th May, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Woah..whats going on with that drowned rat hair.

    • newbie
      Reply newbie Friday 26th October, 2012 at 8:52 am


  • Viggy
    Reply Viggy Thursday 10th May, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    A tad bored

  • Legssss
    Reply Legssss Thursday 10th May, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    the look reminds me of beautiful mermaids

  • Reply dapperdolly Thursday 10th May, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    That look is more complimentary in heavy or bright lighting and probably showed up well under the spotlights.

  • Reply jennybean Thursday 10th May, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    Really raw looks.

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