Beauty Highlights Spring Summer 2013: Vivienne Westwood's Debbie Harry Army & Our Chanel Taxi!

17 September 2012 by

It’s the end of day three at London Fashion Week and after masses of big-name shows, there is plenty to talk about on the beauty front. Here is our round-up of the biggest and best beauty scoops plus our snaps from backstage in the gallery above...

1. Sunday Riley Arrives At Preen

Backstage at Preen, everyone was talking about the imminent arrival of cult beauty brand Sunday Riley at SpaceNK. Val Garland kept up this season's overarching '90s beauty trend using the brand’s Good Genes Serum as a delicious skin treat for the models. This was followed by a slick of their Effortless Tinted Primer and the Light Liquid Foundation after that. The result? Glowy, real skin which didn't look like it was wearing any makeup at all. Genius!

2. Chanel pimped our ride

Check out the gallery above to see the general amazing-ness of the Chanel taxi which we swooshed around LFW in. Jealous much? Of course you are! Talking of glamorous rides, makeup-maestro Val Garland was in charge of a massive FIVE of today’s beauty looks today so had to be whisked between venues by a man on a motorbike. “I tried to put my arms round his waist,” she told us, “but he told me to keep my hands to the handles instead!” Val, we love you.

3. Vivienne Westwood's '60s Inspired Beauty

Backstage at the Foreign Office, we bore witness to a truly jaw-dropping beauty look for the Vivienne Westwood Red Label Show. “Royalty was the reference that we were given, so I decided that I wanted the girls to look like cartoon-esque Andy Warhol prints of The Queen, Marilyn Monroe and Debbie Harry,” explained Val Garland. Who'd have thunk it?

4. When Only Dual Blusher Will Do

Topshop Unique models were “the girl that other girls want to be.” And we can verifty they really were.  The amazing Hannah Murray applied two different Topshop blushers in Prime Time and Flush across the eyelid for a super-cool grungy 90s beauty look that offered a pop of bright colour against the whites and yellows of the collection.

5. Sushi To Go!

Models, makeup artists, stylists and journalists alike were sent into a frenzy at the sight of a pop up Itsu restaurant backstage at Temperley.  We can’t tell you exactly how much sashimi was consumed but it was enough to feed a large (model) army.   

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