We’ve been backstage enough times at Fashion Week to know that the real thing we want to replicate is the models’ seriously glowing skin—this and a few classic makeup touches. The one show where you’re guaranteed to see it? Burberry Prorsum spring/summer ’15. As far as the genius behind those gorgeous creations season after season, you can thank makeup artist Wendy Rowe. Having been deeply entrenched in the Burberry world for over a decade, Rowe has sculpted Cara Delevingne’s brows to perfection and bronzed Jourdan Dunn’s skin to honey-hued flawlessness. Here, she breaks down her secrets…


On mastering Burberry’s red lip and golden skin combo:
“I was really inspired by the classic Hollywood red lip for the show, and to offset such a signature mouth, I paired it with lightly bronzed skin. There’s a sunny easiness to this look that is quite perfect for summer,” she says.

On nailing the summertime smoky eye (beginners welcome):
“Right now, I’m all about luminous golds and browns…you should keep it quite light for summer. The easiest way to master the smoky eye is with cream eyeshadows because they are super blendable and you get lots of playtime with them. For day, pat a light gold shimmer over the entire lid, and then to build it up for night, use a darker brown shimmer in the crease of your eye. Simple.”

On getting out the door fast—but still looking presentable.
“Always play up the skin. I would definitely use a BB cream [try Burberry Fresh Glow BB Cream] because it evens out the skin tone really quickly, then follow with a contouring stick, blending it with a finger below the cheekbones. Add a few coats of mascara to make the lashes glossy. It’s also impossible to go wrong with cream blush in the summer [try Burberry Lip & Cheek bloom]. Just don’t rub it in…pat it on. It gives you a flush of matte color.”