Beauty Highlights at London Fashion Week Day 5: Sexy, Sweaty at Holly Fulton PLUS Drag Artist Divas at Meadham Kirchoff

22 February 2012 by

It’s all over until next time.  After an exhausting few days it’s finally time to sleep.   In the meantime here are our picks of the best backstage beauty treatlets from the final day of London Fashion Week....

1. Sexy, Sweaty Girls at Holly Fulton

We always look forward to hearing the cute references to the beauty look backstage at Holly Fulton.  Yesterday Grazia fave and makeup artist Adam Gallimore told us that these girls were Lady Chatterley inspired women with come-to-bed eyes and erm a post-romp flush and sweatiness.  The recipe?  A unique blush-blend of MAC sculpting creams in Accentuate and Pure Culture Flush and Blush Cream in Something Special and MAC Reflects Pearl. Plus, these girls had been ‘strolling in a summer greenhouse when one of Holly’s sparkling rhinestone butterfly hairclips landed on her head.’ We love. We need. Etc.

2. Sleek Greyhound Girls at David Koma

“These girls are dangerous, daring and ready to charge like greyhounds,” Stila Creative Director Sarah Lucero told us in a hectic backstage area at David Koma.  After being out all night, wine stained cakey lips were the order of the day and Sarah mixed Stila Stain in Pomegranate, Lip colour in Daring and a Midnight Blue Eyeliner to get the perfect finish. Meanwhile session stylist and GHD Creative Director Kenna used the graphic eyelets from the collection to contain sleek, sexy ponytails.  And don’t even get us started on the greyhound embellished nail created by Marion Newman which mirrored the doggy theme running through the collection.  Woof!

3. Drag Artist Divas at Meadham Kirchoff

It’s official.  This was the best backstage area of the A/W2012 season so far, as an enormous team of stylists, makeup artists and models worked to conjure up the ultimate visual extravaganza.  Designers Ed and Ben had drawn up individual annotated illustrations of their vision for each and every model in an unheard of gesture of attention to detail.  These girls had been inspired by drag artists Trojan and Divine but also by late 90’s Steven Meisel photographs of Linda Evangelista. The dream team behind the magnificent creations? James Pecis for Bumble and Bumble, Florrie White for MAC and nail pro Zoe Pocock.  Think pink glittery ears, green faces, towering yellow hair and cartoon nails in what was quite possibly the perfect visual feat. 

5. Boyish at Marios Schwab

We loved the boyish look backstage at Marios Schwab, with the glitter gel on the eye. Check out the look in our video above...


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