• The Interview: Wendy Rowe
    She is the champion of low-key, minimal-fuss beauty and launched Cara Delevingne’s
    power brow. EMMA STRENNER talks to the master of the “no makeup makeup” look

    Photographs by ROBERT NETHERY

    It’s 1996, and rookie makeup artist Wendy Rowe is in a London studio, rushing between five other unknowns, called the Spice Girls, for their debut music video. Fast-forward to 2013, and Rowe is talking about Victoria Beckham, with whom she now often works: “Victoria doesn’t know it was me on that first shoot – we were both new to the industry then.” How things change. While Beckham has gone on to become a global brand, Rowe’s career has been equally significant (albeit more low profile). She is the woman we need to thank for some of the most influential

    Jumpsuit by Band of Outsiders; bracelet by Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane


    NAME: Wendy Rowe

    PROFESSION: Makeup artist; creative consultant, Burberry Beauty

    MY STYLE: A biker jacket, a
    T-shirt, jeans and boots

    MY GO-TO LABELS: Stella McCartney, Acne, Rag & Bone, Current/Elliott, Burberry, Céline

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