Kiko a Milano unveiled the trend next year’s makeup by signing the make-up of the collection Spring Summer 2021 of No 21. The salient features? A natural and glamorous make-up. Designed by Alessandro Dell’Acqua, the garments are among the first this season to tread a “live” Milan runway, since many of the shows seen so far have been digital. In a game of shapes, volumes, materials and colors, the SS21 collection of No. 21, a mix of womenswear and menswear, has built a common language between masculine and feminine.
Shortly before the show, we at Cosmopolitan went backstage where Kiko’s team prepared the models under the guidance of make-up artist internationally renowned Patrick straight hair, chosen as the head make-up for the No 21 fashion show.
Born in southern Germany in 1985, Patrick now lives and works between Paris and Berlin. After training in hair styling, he moved to Vienna in 2008 to focus on make up. After eight years in Austria, he moved to Berlin in 2016 to undertake new collaborations with photographers and stylists, expand his knowledge and gain targeted experiences.
To date, it boasts collaborations with great fashion photographers, influential fashion magazines and top clients such as, among others, Hermès, Burberry, Hugo Boss, GCDS and Zara.
Patrick showed us and explained the process through which he made, with the Kiko products, the wonderful make-up for the No 21 Spring Summer 2021 fashion show. The keywords for the makeup chosen by Patrick are natural, glowing e metallic: we add glamor and super cool because now that we’ve seen the final effect we can’t wait to reproduce this crazy look on our first release. Do you want to find out what are the steps and products to achieve this make-up to scream? Here you are satisfied.
The Kiko make-up for the Milan fashion show of N. 21
First of all, Patrick applies a moisturizer, an excellent base for the make-up of young and fresh skin like that of models. The make-up artist explains to me that she prefers not to use the classic foundation, but rather just a little concealer to correct the few imperfections of the face. This is to avoid making a make-up base (unnecessarily) too heavy, which also does not exactly go hand in hand with the use of the mask, which makes you sweat and sticks to skin and make-up.
The corrector Patrick’s choice is Smart Concealer Palette (price € 12.99). The ultra-pigmented texture of this product, Patrick explains to me, ensures optimal coverage and camouflages facial imperfections, leaving an ultra-thin film on the skin that gives a velvety, homogeneous and natural finish. The moisturizing concealer maintains the no make-up effect for a long time, leaving the skin soft and smooth.
Patrick mixes the concealer with a little cream to make it even creamier, and combines the tones of the palette until he finds the perfect one for the model. Then apply it on the lower part of the eye contour to minimize dark circles, on the chin and between the eyebrows, distributing it with a flat brush.
On the cheeks apply with your fingers (he told us that it is the best way) a little bit of blush Kiko Velvet touch creamy stick blush (reference 05, price € 8.99) for a “sun kissed” effect. This blush stick with a luminous finish is composed of a formula enriched with African walnut seed oil and pistachio extract with emollient properties. The texture, soft and creamy, adheres perfectly to the skin and fades easily.
The skin make-up ends with a touch of illuminating Kiko on the cheekbones, on the upper lip and on the sides of the forehead: to be precise Patrick has chosen the Radiant touch creamy stick highlighter (references 100, price € 9.99) which makes the radiant skin. Its formula is enriched with jojoba oil and is therefore also super nourishing for the skin.
We then move on to the eyes with a shimmering pearl base on the eyelid obtained by brushing the same Kiko highlighter in stick.
At the corners of the eyes, for a natural but unforgettable metallic effect, Patrick adds a shiny touch with thesilver eyeshadow Water Eyeshadow (reference 232, price € 8.99): a blend of latest generation powders with pure brightness and very long hold.
Finally, to open the eye to the maximum, the make-up artist concludes by applying the inside of the eye flesh-colored eye pencil Lasting Precision Automatic Eyeliner And Khôl (reference 01, price € 6.99) which allows a precise and homogeneous long-lasting line.
On the lips, just a hint of lip balm. While the eyebrows are combed and fixed with the eyebrow gel Eyebrow Designer (price € 3.60), the mascara Kiko transparent eyebrow fixer with a light formula that does not stick and leaves no traces.
A final pass of Kiko fixing and mattifying powder to eliminate the shiny effect of the skin (to be precise, the Invisible Face Fixing Powder, price € 12.99, light and perfect as a second skin) and voila! Ready for the No. 21 show!
Finally, we ask Patrick one last question: “but what trend make-up expect for fashion 2021? ” Patrick replies: “I don’t think there are any trends. Everyone wants to be independent and create their own style. Moreover, with the mask phenomenon, I think there will be a lot of attention around the eye make-up “.
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