If you’ve been looking for sustainable options for your wardrobe that will also keep you cool this summer, then let me introduce you to some luxurious linens made in the UK by Freya Lillie. I have worked with Michelle, the founder, on another shoot that will be launched during the autumn time but with the heat we’ve had and the opening up of the England I thought now was a great opportunity to share with you this shoot full of amazing pieces.
This stunning collection is made to order just for you, what can be more special than that? This way Michelle and her head designer Liv, also seen modelling here, can be sure there is no waste left behind as a byproduct of their clothing. Everything made goes to a loving home and that’s how it should be! I think I’d rather wait 2-3 weeks for an order to be made by a small company that’s going to give me a high quality end product any day.
As always I loved creating the no make-up make-up look for Liv. She has the most incredible face with these endearing eyes that photographer Lee Scullion captures so well. Along side the sophisticated yet understated linen pieces a simple look was all that was needed. That meant featuring plenty of my all time faves for my reliable perfected skin base from the likes of West Barn Co, Steamcream and Shiseido. Why change a formula you already know works wonderfully?
When subtlety is the aim I love picking out Chanel’s Baume Essentiel Multi Use Glow Stick from my kit. Using this I like to highlight the cheeks and eyes for the most gentle radiant glow. It’s such a wonderful product to use as it’s texture soaks right into the skin with a gorgeous moisturising effect.
For some of the looks we decided to add in a simple liner for a little extra something, and having recently been enjoying lots of Stila products I decided to grab my Stila All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner for this to see how it did. I can really see now why it has been awarded the Allure Readers Choice Award in 2020. On a summers day under warm studio lighting with plenty of outfit changes going on this eyeliner stood strong and stayed looking sharp all day!
I can not guarantee that all of the make-up and skincare products I recommend will suit you. I only use products I personally think are good having tried them on myself and my clients but everyone’s skin is different and it’s possible to be allergic to anything. Wherever possible, test products out on yourself before purchasing.