Backstage beauty at LFW: Margaret Howell SS13
Sometimes, all that gets me through an early call time is the promise of exciting beauty to be seen ahead, and the gorgeous look that lay in wait at Margaret Howell SS13 made getting up at 7am on a Sunday a lot more bearable.
We went backstage with fashion week regulars Bumble and bumble to see what they were cooking up to go with the masculine, white shirt inspired collection. Actually, said Neil Moodie, it was more about getting rid of the hair then actually making it a focal point. Firstly, it was giving a 'tumbly' texture with Bumble and bumble prep spray, ran through with the Bumble and bumble styling creme and then diffused and brushed through to give it that rough texture. Then hair was loosely braided into a French plait and then wrapped round and pinned into a flat chignon.
As for makeup, it was probably one of my favourite looks of the season so far, and it was very simple. This look was mostly about the blusher, which was actually a peach and a plum lip pencil, which make up artists were scribbling on the back of their hands, mixing together and then pressing in over the cheeks and cheekbones, in sort of a flush movement.
The rest of the look was far less feminine: lashes were uncurled and sans mascara and the only definition on the eyes came from a thin line of eyeliner, carefully and neatly applied. Lips were given a slight colour with more lip pencil, patted on like with the cheeks.
Beautiful! Check out the fasion from the show here at Catwalk Queen.