Beauty Highlights From London Fashion Week: Holly Fulton Goes Rock 'n' Roll PLUS Blue Eyes At Topshop Unique

18 February 2013 by

Weariness has set in but fear not, we're still winging our way between all the best shows. Allow us to introduce today's biggest and best beauty picks.

 1. Gap Years

 We can always rely on make up maestro Andrew Gallimore to give us a beauty look worth talking about. In a busy backstage area at Holly Fulton models were uber cool rock n' roll girls inspired by French actress Beatrice Dalle. "These girls are not effortless, they are no effort at all," added Andrew.  Glossy black eyes drawn in with MAC Pro Eye Gloss in Black Sea and MAC Feline Kohl Pencil were paired with oversized hot red lips. Want in? MAC Lip Pencil in Vino and Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in High Energy will seal the deal. Our favorite touch however, came from the drawn-in black gap between the models front teeth demonstrating that "These are young girls, trying to be grown-ups."


2. Hot Wheels

With shows at each and every corner of our capital we have to give a huge shoutout to our gorgeous Birchbox taxi which has been whisking us around from show to show. Props to Phil the driver for meeting and greeting us at every backstage entrance. Check it out at


3. A Whole Blue You

Blue is big news for spring/summer 2013 and from backstage it looks like the trend is set to continue into next season. At Topshop Unique the inspiration was 90s Brit Pop which translated into pretty girls with a cool urban edge. We fell for the elongated, almost panda-shaped eye created with the New Topshop Eyeshadow in Solstice (set to land in May). You heard it here first girls.

4.  Make Mine A Fringe

It's always a treat to catch up with session stylist supreme Eugene Souleiman. This time, at Mary Katrantzou he was busy chopping Joan of Arc-esque fringes into model hair. "I saw the collection and just thought fringes were right. Luckily Mary agreed."

5. Makeup A Motor Bike

We're not only obsessed by Val Garland's marvellous makeup artistry (she popped up at no less than 5 shows on Sunday alone), but also by her very fabulous means of fashion week transportation: namely an extemely large BMW motorbike with a rather dashing driver.  We spotted her rocking up at the Saachi Gallery on the King's Road for Vivienne Westwood Red Label and went positively weak (at our very tired) knees.


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