Beauty Highlights from London Fashion Week Day 2: Clements Ribeiro, Aquascutum & Moschino Cheap and Chic

19 February 2012 by

It’s day two of LFW and the fashion week flu is coming along nicely, thank you very much! Thank goodness for the veritable host of awesome beauty looks on show today to keep us going in our hour of need…

1. Electric Folk Beauties at Clements Ribeiro

We couldn’t get enough of this piece of backstage beauty genius.  Over at the Topshop Venue in EC2 session stylist supreme Sam McKnight masterminded organic, whipped buns restrained with chic black hairbands.  After blow-drying Pantene Extra Volume Mousse into locks Sam twisted and folded the hair intoshape before pinning it in place.  “I don’t mind if the clips are showing,” explained Sam, “These girls are bohemian and perfectly casual in their glamour.”  In makeup meanwhile, Cassie Lomas’ saturated pink lips created with Bourjois’ Colourissimo Lipstick Palette in Roses Muses (out in June just FYI) and flawless glowy skin were the perfect foil to the “electric folk” themed collection.

2.   Military Precision at Aquascutum

In the busy backstage area at Aquascutum a beauty team of make up maestro Lucia Pieroni and hair hero Anthony Turner produced a 20-strong team of sexy, strong army girls.  Makeup was uber-luxe and super refined.  Geometric, square edged black liner made for a look that was cool, modern and ever so slightly Japanese, while the MAC Fall Trend Lip Palette caused a genuine kafuffle among the beauty editors  - The fresh Nougat and Classic Nude were patted onto model’s lips in a chic, casual style.  Hair stylist Anthony Turner worked to produce luxurious, youthful hair that had just enough volume to the roots and sleek, flat sides (try Toni and Guy’s Spray Gel), in thoughtful a play on masculine/feminine themes. Quick march!

3. Glitter Kiss at Moschino Cheap and Chic

The vibe at Moschino Chic and Cheap was fun, eclectic and somewhat of a makeup mashup inspired by super cool London school girls.  Session stylist Sam McKnight added dusty-rose twisted hair-bands to 60’s beehives inspiring us to introduce more hair accessories to wardrobe sharpish. Meanwhile makeup maestro Val Garland produced pretty, polished, perfect beauties. And don’t even get us started on that lip! After applying the dusty rose MAC Vivid Pink Paintstick to mouths, a forefinger was used to pat copious quantities of MAC Pink Glitter onto mouths for a fabulous, 3D look that would not have looked amiss in Studio 54.  “I’m bored of iridescent, perlescent products.  Instead I’m in love with full on glitter, matte skin and anything and everything in dusty rose.,” said Val.


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