Fashion Week Skincare


Achieving great makeup starts with great skincare.

Fashion week (I say week but really it’s a month) can be hard on models skin. They can have several different makeup looks in one day. With running from different shows with castings in between as well as jet lagged from flying it can take a lot out of their skin. Once they sit in my chair for makeup I like to be able to give them some down time whilst I apply skincare with a gentle massage.  Here I have listed products I use in my kit to help dehydrated skin look catwalk ready.



Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel £32

Models go through the process of having makeup removed several times in the day. I like to opt for Dermalogica. This one is a refreshing light weight gel which cleanses without drying the skin out. 


Ren Evercalm Global Protection Day Cream £32


A day cream designed to help skin prone to redness and sensitivity.  I find this moisturiser hydrating yet light weight.


Bobbi Brown Soothing Balm £45



A versatile concentrated balm that is great for lips, cuticles and as a spot treatment for extra dry areas. Ingredients include avocado with a blend of geranium and rosemary oils.

Another balm I also like to use is the Elizabeth Arden Eight hour cream. This one I consider heavy duty. It is also great for adding sheen to eyelids and cheekbones.



Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre £13

A rich moisturiser that is also doubles up as primer before makeup. A favourite amongst pro makeup artists. It allows for a dewy base without clogging pores. Gwyneth Paltrow and karlie Kloss have both known to be fans. 


Clarins Gentle Exfoliator Brightening Toner £25

Sweeps away dead skin cells leaving brighter skin. Gentle enough for sensitive skin with plant extracts and Tamarin it brightens, smooths and softens.


Backstage beauty looks London SS19

I love September. One: because its my birthday and two it’s fashion week across four major capitals. I always have fun working backstage at London Fashion Week and this year I had the opportunity assisting teams on seven shows.

This year I worked backstage at Chinese e-commerce VIP.com which presented unique collections from Bailuyu and Muzkin.

Skin was prepped using Dermilogica and Embryolise moisturiser. The look was fresh dewy skin. For base I used Bareminerals Bare Pro foundation applied with a beauty blender.  On lips I used Bobbi Brown Crushed Plum. The brows were kept natural and brushed up with clear brow gel.


Next up was Victor Wong where the makeup was paired down but no means low key. The  designer had his fashion eyewear of eclectic colours styled together with swimwear by fashion online retailer Zaful and papillon organza jackets by designer Ashtiani.

Glossy skin, blush, mascara only on the top lashes finished with brows brushed though with clear gel and nude lipgloss.

Onto hair which was led by Jason Hall, who with his team created moulded waterfall hair using R + Co. Here he breaks down how he created the look.

Image: Good Salon Guide

To create the look:
1. Begin by applying R+Co ONE Prep Spray, and blow-dry the hair smooth. 
2. At the nape of the neck, slick all the hair back using a combination of R+Co WATERFALL Moisture Lotion and R+Co MOTORCYCLE Flexible Hold Gel. Leave the remaining hair untouched. 
3. Secure hair firmly in a hair net and defuse dry.
4. Create airy texture using R+Co SPIRITUALIZED Dry Shampoo Mist on the longer length hair.
5. Final touch, spray R+Co NEON LIGHTS Dry Oil Spray for the ultimate runway shine.

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