Fashion week isn’t just a time for trend spotting…oh no, backstage, behind the scenes, amazing new beauty products are being put through their paces to see how they scale. Can they stay sweat-proof under the lights? Are they speedy enough to apply flawlessly? Will they give a high-definition finish? Well, we found out and put together out most highly rated hot-list, just for you. Meet the all-new wonder buys available to buy now…
Total Blush Reboot
At Topshop Unique make-up artist Hannah Murray blended Topshop’s Brand new Cheek Jelly in Musuem, £7 over the cheeks. Her top tip for getting it streak-free was to use a primer as your base, and minimal foundation underneath.
Easy Sculpting Sticks
Want to get skin that looks model-esque? At Orla Kiely they used a combo of Clinique’s new Chubby Sticks. The Curvy Contour, £19 (right), was used under the cheekbone, along the hair line and across the jaw to add shadow. While the Hefty Highlight, £19 (left), was used on the high points of the face to add light. They’re your answer to perfect cheekbones.
The Tri-Colour Brow Pencil
Lord & Berry Magic Brow Pencil, £10 is a genius tri-colour brow pencil we spotted at Kristian Aadnevi. With three shades swirled into the tip, make-up artists were able to shade the darkest colour at the head of the brow, then twist the pencil to the lightest towards the tail. It’s practically three pencils in one!
The Matte Perfection Foundation
At Julien Macdonald the make-up look was flawless matte skin, paired with super glossy highlights on the lips and eyes. The foundation getting models skin perfect was L’Oreal Paris Infallible Matte Foundation, £6.99. Make-up artist Val Garland swears by it!
Nail Foundation Base Coat
Not only does this base coat from Deborah Lippmann have the most genius name, All About That Base, £18, it’s actually pretty darn good too. It was used backstage in New York and London to create a smooth base for nails, so the polishes used over the top didn’t have bumps or ridges (even without pre-buffing).
The Ferrari-Fast Hairdryer
An early call time at 7am requires a speedy hair look, so at Emilia Wickstead hairstylists put a mass order in for this new Babyliss ItaliaBRAVA Hairdryer, £100, which comes with a speedy Ferrari engine! Yes, it’s that fast.
For more amazing wonder buys spotted at LFW pick up this weeks issue of LOOK Magazine and get the launch dates in your diary pronto!
By Samantha Freedman