Pre Fall Beauty & Prize

Discover the make-up look for the new collection.
Lisa Potter-Dixon, Head Make-Up Artist, Benefit UK   Tommy Clarke (main) & Lisa Potter-Dixon (behind-the-scenes)
1st August 2014

Matthew Williamson Ocelot Morris Homepage

The new collection sees our muse disappearing off into the woods at midnight, ready to party until dawn in a haze of hedonism. For the campaign shoot, we looked to Lisa Potter-Dixon, Head Make-Up Artist at Benefit UK, to create a look that harmonised with the designs but was as playful as the prints. Here she shares her concept and behind-the-scenes photos from the shoot…

“The collection’s magical, story-like prints were my main inspiration. The colour combinations were endless, so I decided to pick a perfect, playful pink for the lips. This worked beautifully with a clean flawless, contoured complexion, and a defined brow.”
Lisa Potter-Dixon
Matthew Williamson Pre Fall 2014 beauty
“Perfecting the pink lip.”
Matthew Williamson Pre Fall 2014 beauty
“The final look.”
Matthew Williamson Pre Fall 2014 beauty
“Love a bit of strawberry bling!”

get the look – Step by Step

  1. Prep the skin using B.right Total moisture cream.
  2. Prime the skin with The Porefessional primer. To create the dewy glow, buff Girl Meets Pearl illuminator, into the skin with a blusher brush
  3. Perfect the skin by using Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow liquid foundation. Apply with a foundation brush, starting from the centre of the face, for an even, light coverage. Then cover any problem areas with Boi-ing concealer. Apply with a thin lip brush for precise, perfect coverage.
  4. Apply Hoola bronzer in the hollows of the cheeks using an angled bronzing brush. Also apply this under the jawbone and on the temples, for a defined, contoured look. To brighten the look, pop a small amount of Hervana blush on the apples of the cheeks
  5. Define the brows using Browzings, followed by Gimme brow for extra volume. Brush up the inner corner of the brows for a feral finish.
  6. For the eyes, apply Hoola bronzer into the sockets, and under the lower lash line. Follow by applying one coat of They’re Real mascara on the top and bottom lashes.
  7. For the lips, coat on Posie tint lip and cheek tint, followed by Dare Me Ultra plush lipstick, for a long wearing, pink pout.
  8. Finish by highlighting down the centre of the nose, down the cheek bones and under the brow bone, using Sun Beam highlighter.

Win a Matthew Williamson Ocelot Morris print scarf (pictured) from the new collection (worth £295) and a Benefit they’re real! set (eyeliner, mascara and remover)! To enter, comment on this Instagram post with your favourite beauty trend. Ensure you follow @matthewwilliamson and @beneficosmeticsUK on Instagram to be eligible to win. Closing date for entry Monday 4th July 2014 at 23.59.The End

Official Contest Rules – Matthew Williamson Scarf & Make-up Sweepstakes

ELIGIBILITY: This Sweepstakes is open only to participants who are 16 years of age or older at time of entry. Employees of Matthew Williamson, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion and internet agencies and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible. The Sweepstake shall be void where prohibited by law.

THE SWEEPSTAKE PRIZE: One winner will be given a Matthew Williamson scarf in the Ocelot Morris print from the Pre Fall collection (measuring 135cm x 170cm and worth £295), as well as the full Benefit they’re real! set including eyeliner, mascara and remover (“Sweepstake”). There will be no cash redemption through refunds made. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received.

HOW TO ENTER: Beginning 12.00 Friday 1st August, follow both the BENEFIT COSMETICS UK ( and Matthew Williamson ( Instagram accounts and comment on the post originally posted by BENEFIT COSMETICS UK for a chance to win. Entrants will need to be following both BENEFIT COSMETICS UK and Matthew Williamson’s official Instagram accounts. Entries must be received by the closing date of midnight GMT Monday 4th August 2014. Entries received after this date and time will not be included. Entrants may enter more than once and on both platforms. A selected winner may be asked to provide Matthew Williamson with proof that the selected winner is the authorized account holder of the social media account associated with the winning entry. If a dispute cannot be resolved, the entry will be deemed ineligible. Use of automated devices not valid for entry. The winner will receive comment on their entry to confirm that they have won. If you are not a winner of the Sweepstake you will not receive an email to alert you to this fact.

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