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LFW Day 3: Lucas Nascimento, Toni & Guy, Haizhen Wang

My final day of London Fashion Week was Tuesday, and boy, what a day! My alarm went off at 4:15am ready for the 6am call time for the Lucas Nascimento show at the Topshop Showspace at the Tate Modern where I was working as part of the AOFM Pro Team. It was a case of make up on the train, cab from the train station, coffee where possible! 

The Tanks at Tate Modern is an absolutely amazing venue, what a fab location for a designer such as Lucas Nascimento.

The key make up artist was Janeen Witherspoon, who I worked with a couple of seasons ago, she’s so lovely and it was a pleasure to work with her again.

My model

For this look we cleansed the skin then gave them an oil massage for a couple of minutes to start their circulation going and wake up the skin, then followed with a little bit of Embryolisse so they weren’t too shiny and lip balm to get to work on softening the lip ready for us to work on it later.

We applied Face & Body by MAC, with our hands, to take down any redness in the cheeks, chin and nose, using it in thin layers as the base wasn’t to look too visible – it needed to look fresh.
This was to create definition on the eye we used MAC Black Cream eyeliner to get in between the upper lashes making sure it didn’t go on the lids.  
We used concealer directly on any blemishes or redness then fanned it out using a fluffy brush, and also colour corrected under the eyes. 
MAC Groundwork was softly worked through the contour of the eye crease and blending out the edges to create definition without hard lines, then curled the lashes.
We filled in any holes in eyebrow hairs softly, just along the hair line so they still looked natural, then set the brows up using brow gel.
We contoured using MAC Sculpt and used a soft perfect cheek colour for blush.
We used MAC Pearl Cream Colour Base as a highlight on the temple, cheekbones, chin, nose and a little pat on the lid to create nice luminous skin, then applied Ben Nye Shimmer Powder over the top of that, patting it on with the brush so as to be sure it didn’t go on too strongly.
The lip was a blue toned blushed burgundy which was a Kryolan Super Colour Greasepaint. It wanted to look like the had been in water and were a bit chilly. We started by concealing on the edges of the lips, then pushed the lipstick on tho the inner lip with a brush then pushed it in and along with the fingers, again, building it up in layers.

Photo from Vogue
We ended up leaving the Tate about 9.30am – me and 3 others of the Pro Team were on the Haizhen Wang show together, which meant we needed to be back at Somerset House for 3.45pm… we had the day to kill, but when you are tired and all lugging kit around, the last thing you want to do is go on an adventure, so we kept it pretty local.
We ended up on the Southbank for a while, admiring the view and people watching, when we bumped into a group of paparazzi outside the TV studio. They told us they were waiting for the Jackson 5, who were appearing on Loose Women. One of the girls with us is a mad Jacksons fan, so we sat and waited for them, then once she’d papped them and had her hand signed, we made our way to Somerset House where I popped into the Toni & Guy Blowout Bar for my bi-annual London Fashion Week cut and blow dry!

Although I love my ombre, my bleached ends have been really dry so I had a couple of inches taken off but think I want to grow out my layers so left them long. It was so lovely to be pampered in amongst the hecticness of London Fashion Week – although the hair dryer nearly sent me off to sleep! Thank you Ellie (who’s usually based in the Teddington branch) for a lovely job!
We made a refueling stop at Cafe Rouge, then back to Somerset House for the London Fashion Week closing show, Haizhen Wang!
Yin Lee was the key make up artist, who had created a stunning look which complimented the tribal hair and the collection perfectly. 
It was a clean base, Groundwork on the lid, nude pencil in the waterline, mascara and then…. a blue line down the nose, and the stencil. It got so hectic that I didn’t take any more photos backstage, so upset I didn’t get a stencil in there! Jai’me from Boy Meets Fashion was backstage, so keep checking his blog to see the photos!

Photo courtesy of London MUA Connect

The photo above shows Jade, Yin’s assistant, working on the stencil. Yin had cut out lots of the stencils which were stuck onto the models faces then held by another make up artist while we painted over it in blue. This was the finished effect.

Photo from theupcoming.co.uk

Photo courtesy of London MUA Connect
Photo from Vogue
It was such a buzz, I love working in faced paced environments like that show – it was an absolute pleasure to work on all five LFW shows I did this season and can’t wait until the next!


  1. February 24, 2013 / 8:48 am

    Wow your hair looks gorgeous in those big curls.
    That stripe makeup is crazy, but kind of cool. All looks such a rush! xx

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