Although London Fashion Week might seem like an endless parade of glamorous parties, paparazzi and celebs, it’s a whole different story for the hair and make-up teams behind the scenes, trust us! Team Grazia beauty has spent the whole of LFW backstage chatting to hair and make-up artists and there’s nothing we love more than hearing some awesome expert tips and seeing all the gorgeous SS14 looks in the making. So, you can imagine our absolute glee when we managed to take 5 with wonderful MAC Senior Artist Debbie Finnegan who shared with us the products she just can’t live without. This year, Debbie was working her beauty magic backstage at Mary Katrantzou, House of Holland and Thomas Tait to name a few, so we reckon this lovely lady knows a thing or two about looking good! Read on and learn girls…
Inside Debbie's Make-up Bag
Jean Paul Gaultier Classique, £56.50: I've been wearing this since I was 16 it's my signature scent.
Embryolisse Cleanser, £17.99: I picked up this all over cleanser on a recent trip to Paris. It's very gentle and it often found in a makeup artists kit.
StriVectin-SD Eye Cream, £49: I love this eye cream as it helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and also dark circles..I love anything that will make me look or feel more youthful. A firm favorite in my makeup bag for a few years now.
MAC Haute and Naughty Mascara, £18: Totally one of my favorite mascaras from M?A?C as I love the versatility from it. The dual opening allows either a natural of a dramatic look. Personally I use the natural brush to lengthen and separate, then the dramatic to add lots of product to the roots of the lashes. Instant easy full lashes in a bottle!
MAC Brow Pencil in Fling, £13: I don't go anywhere without an eyebrow pencil- usually I carry a few just in case one runs out unexpectedly. I am that dedicated to brows! This one is perfect for blonde hair and helps me fill out my over plucked brows to bring me closer to the dream "Cara brow".
Smashbox Lip Stain, £18: Let’s face it strong lips have been around for a while now but no one likes to touch up too often. I love theses lip markers to create a stain and a base for my favourite MAC vibrant lipstick shades. When the colour wears down you're left with an effortless "worn in" lip that still looks great.
MAC Studio Finish Concealer, £15: The best concealer for concealing my hyper pigmentation and my dark circles. I really cannot live without this- it makes me look and feel human even after a long day. For special occasions or extra long shifts at work, I usually brush a wash of MAC Studio Fix Powder, £21.50 on top to keep away shine and to perfect further.
Tom Ford Highlighting Pen in Liquid Bronze, £40: I love simple skin that looks real but perfected and that has a healthy glow. A touch of this on the bridge of nose, cheek bones inner eye etc will add a warm molten summery feel to my skin.