The First London Fashion Week Instalment






I'm sat writing this post in bed after a very long tiring day at London Fashion Week and it's only the first day. This time around it was my first time backstage at shows, which was very exciting for me as I got to see the make up looks being created.

My day started with an appointment at MAC where one of the girls made me up for the rest of the day. I had my foundation sorted from the morning so I didn't get that touched up except for a bit extra concealer and powder. But the eyes were the main part and something a little out of my comfort zone. She started with the Constructivist Paint Pot and applied that all over the lid, before applying a little of Twinks Shadow. Both two very smokey but beautiful shades, after that my eyes were lined with Coffee Liner, on both my upper lashes and water line. The lids were finished off with Melon Pigment, to add the 'wet' look to the eyes, before applying lots of Studio Fix Mascara. The lips are a mixture of Boldly Bare Liner and Viva Glam II Lipstick, as we decided to keep the lips quite nude.
After the make up, I went along to Fashion Scout, where to spent the rest of my day backstage and watching shows. Over at Fashion Scout in Freemasons Hall, all of the make up is done by The Body Shop and the hair is by Label M/Toni & Guy. I went along with The Body Shop to have a little peek of the make up looks. The first show was Ones To Watch, where there were four designers altogether, but the models all had the same look. As you can see from the photographs, the artists created an amazing ombre dark red lip, using a mixture of shades. The eyes were kept quite simple, with a flush of silver/blue eyeshadow, which comes from the futuristic theme behind the look. The skin was kept very dewy, using a mixture of the BB cream and concealer, with a lot of highlighter which I liked a lot. 
Ong-Oaj Pairam was up next and we didn't have too long to snap some pictures, but the make up was incredibly dewy and soft. All of girls had the most perfect winged liner, dewy highlighted skin and red glossy lip. 
The day was finished with Pam Hogg, the craziest show I've ever been to. This is the show we weren't able to get backstage at, as no one can actually. We did attempt it though, but it was followed by a lot of shouting and us walking away a little scared. As always, it started late but it turned out to be a tribute to Pussy Riot (if you don't know who this is, google it). It was absolutely incredible and showed the personality of the woman, just as crazy. 

Luce x