19 February 2013 by

Beauty Highlights From London Fashion Week: Addams Family Inspiration PLUS Burberry's Oxblood Nail Polish

Another busy day for Grazia Team Beauty who were darting across London getting the full backstage gossip from every London Fashion Week show. Read on to get our essential beauty updates...

1. Model Numbers

At what was probably the biggest backstage area we have ever seen at Christopher Kane, we were particularly excited to catch up with session stylist supreme Guido Palau.  “There are a massive 56 models that we are working on this morning and luckily for us the beauty look is quite simple – We’re just enhancing their natural look and celebrating individual personalities.” For Guido this meant gently drying hair with a Babyliss dryer to maintain its natural texture and gently “kissing” hair with a Babyliss tong to create movement and shape.  Cute!

2. Wish it Were Wednesday…

The prize for most original backstage beauty reference ever went jointly to Erdem and Giles who both referenced Wednesday Adams from The Adams Family today.  Think pale glowy skin and iridescent eyes a-plenty.

3. The Power of Red

We fell head over heels for Gucci Westman’s hot red lip backstage at Berardi.  The ingredients? Revlon Super Lustrous Lipsticks in True Red and Coral, topped with a metallic powder and Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Shine City.  We need it now!

4. Tea Time

It was only 11am when we hit the backstage beauty area at Louise Gray, but tanner supreme James Read, was ready and waiting for us with beautiful cupcakes to celebrate the launch of the brand new Topcoat Tan.  Out in early 2014 (what a tease you are making us wait that long James), it boasts anti-aging skincare, brings out your natural glow, quenches thirsty skin add lends a subtle sheen to limbs.  Talk about hard working!

5. New Product Alerts

Um just how fabulous were the gorgeous dove coloured eyes at Erdem?  Arriving courtesy of the equally lovely Hannah Murray and NARS Single Eyeshadow in Namibia (new for fall 2013) we want and need it now. Equally desirable were the amazing ruby red nails at Burberry, painted with the brand new Burberry Oxblood Nail Polish. Talk about dream tips!  

Last of all ladies, check out what happened when we went backstage at Christopher Kane's AW13 show (quite possibly our fave of the season!)...


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