Beautifully British Collection

Cosmetics à la Carte recently collaborated with celebrated British couturier Suzannah to create a Beautifully British palette for her Spring / Summer 17 runway show at the 2017 mencap Fashion Lunch, in the presence of their patron Sophie, Countess of Wessex. The palette is available to purchase here with 5% of proceeds going directly to mencap, the national learning disability charity.

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Makeup Artist Nadira V Persaud talks us through her creative statement look that she created for the show. 

Creating the ‘look’ for the show was about colour and balance to make a statement offering of a budding rose pink to complement each and every exquisite design by Suzannah. By placing this hue on the inner eye, this gentle twist set off polished skin, wispy lashes and neutral tones nicely.  Utterly charming!

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Firstly, skin was prepped and primed by applying Total Lift Off one-step oil-free cleanser and toner  to remove residue whilst keeping the skins natural oils balanced. At this point Rose Hydra Mist was used as a relaxing part of the routine, plus a way to ensure we were locking moisture into the skin.  After this soothing mist, the lightweight texture of the Rose Dew moisturising firming and skin soothing primer hydrated and gave a smooth surface for the Undercover Concealers, which enabled myself and the team to carefully even out the skin tones by neutralising areas of redness, dullness or darkness.  With skin primed, using a foundation brush the  flawless cream foundation was buffed on. The buildable cream coverage offered a ‘barely there’ complexion.  

A wash of Prawn Eye Define oozed a hint of warmth to lids, with Rosegold on warmer skin tones, Star provided highlight under brows before a burst of Rose Pink Azalea to inner eyes using a socket brush.  Eyes were defined and finished with a fine line of Navy Blue Eye Define and a few coats of Black Divine Lash Mascara.

Rose Martini Sheer Balm lipstick was a welcome addition of pale rose for this look and the softness and tone were vital to allow the Rose Pink on eyes to radiate.  Blush Touch Moonbeam sculpted cheeks softly, whilst Blush Touch Azalea offered a touch of brightness in addition to tying the look together tonally. 

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Photography courtesy of mj McNeil.

You can see more of Suzannah's beautifully tailored British fashion at and learn more about our wonderful makeup artist Nadira V Persaud at