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Discuss: Delta Goodrem on The Cover of Vogue
Fri, 1 June 2012 9:06AM
Not sure about you guys, but here at PRIMPED HQ, Delta’s hair, makeup and wardrobe choices on The Voice seem to be the number one topic of conversation in the office. And by conversation, I really mean heated debates.
I can’t remember the last time an Aussie TV personality caused such a stir, but either way, it’s making for a great distraction from work so I’m more than happy to roll all the way to the water-cooler and back with it.
Personally, Delta’s style has always been a bit too cookie-cutter-ish for my liking, but personal opinion aside, I think her team of stylists deserve a pat on the back for working so hard on her transformation.
Speaking of transformations, have you seen the July 2012 cover of Vogue? First up, it’s the last issue long-serving editor, Kirstie Clements put to bed before being axed from the top job, and secondly, it’s got an Aussie celeb on the cover which is kind of a big deal for a masthead like Vogue. While shooting big-name Australian models like Miranda, Samantha Harris and Kristy Hinze, seem a given, shooting a home-grown, non-fashion-related songstress such as Delta, is a risky choice for a high-end fashion mag. On the flip side, regardless of how many copies the issue sells when it goes on sale (June 6), the cover seems to be getting a truckload of exposure already.
Speaking of the cover …
In keeping with the true-blue theme, the Vogue team chose Aussie makeup maestro Napoleon Perdis to create the makeup magic on the cover where it seems matte skin, serious ’80s-super-model-style cheek contouring and handsome brows were the tall order of the day. Personally, I love the makeup. I think it’s earthy, it’s edgy and best of all, it’s something that we could all easily get away with.
As mentioned above, the contouring of the cheeks and eyes is what really anchored the look. While Napoleon likes to use a stick foundation in a shade or two darker than the skin to chisel-out the features (for the record, he used Napoleon Perdis Foundation Stick, $62, Napoleon Perdis, for a more practical, everyday look, I’d suggest you stick with a matte bronzer that you can concentrate on blending across and below the cheekbone, the temples, the inner corners of the eyes and the nose, without the skin looking patchy.
Although we love the earthy-toned makeup, it’s important to remember that Delta would have had approximately 7859 000 watts of back lighting behind her on the shoot, so in natural light, all the earthy, putty-hued tones could leave the skin looking a tad washed out. For an even more day-time-friendly take on the look, try swapping the eye shadow along the lower lash line for a fleshy-toned eye liner that’ll open up the eyes without looking too stark, followed by the faintest wash of soft-pink blush along the cheekbones. If pink blush isn’t your thing, you could always opt for a pale pink gloss on the centre of the lips instead.
What do you think of the cover?
Are you a fan of contouring?
What do you think about Delta’s hair and makeup choices on the show?
Photo credit: Nicole Bentley for Vogue Australia
Posted by: Eliza Ashe