Two images from Sunday’s STYLE magazine and two images from the same story which were unpublished, featuring Maybelline NY’s new vivid Color Sensational lipsticks. I’ve seen lots of ladies sporting bright lips lately, which has really cut through the gloom. Today the sun’s out so there’s even more reason for brightening up our faces. Photographs by the talented and classy Billie Scheepers, makeup by myself, hair by Paul Donovan and nails by Shreen Gayle at Premier, with special thanks to Cassandra at CLM.
I was going through my old phone and came across some ‘behind the scenes’ photos from this story with Ellen von Unwerth. It was a few years ago and we were shooting around the West End and Shoreditch, in the rain most of the time. I think it’s clear which pictures were taken by Ellen below (mine are the least glamorous).
My last show of London Fashion Week was extremely enjoyable and the most intimate. Our models were characterful and we enhanced their beautiful tiredness with Maybelline NY’s FitMe concealors in a shade too deep and finished their transparent skin and lips with a dusting of FitMe Powder in a shade too pale. A smudge of Color Tattoo in Permanent Taupe and a tickle of Eternal Silver was all that adorned eyes. The collection was fit for a space farmer secretary who works on a building site! Photos by me and Sophie Oliver, to whom I send special thanks.
The inspiration at Richard Nicoll was ‘sporty Blondie’ which translated into healthy, fresh skin and a see through steely smokey eye, sliced clean with a cotton bud – soft but sharp! We used Master Smokey Eye Pencil in Grey and Master Drama Kohl Pencil in Charcoal. Thanks to my amazing professional team, the watchful eyes of my agents at CLM and the support of Maybelline NY. And thanks again to Kristina Theodoris for her fine work and the photos.
Todd was inspired by a gang who steals clothes and makes them their own. We envisaged a character who was always running about and never had time to remove her mascara… She just layered it up. Maybelline NY’s The Rocket and Illegal Lengths Mascaras were our weapons of choice, and a brass nose ring added to the street allure. Skin was hydrated and fresh looking with BB cream for a youthful complexion. She’s tough, not rough! Thanks to my brilliant team who keep their cool and to Kristina Theodoris for these photos.
I was delighted to receive this ‘most recognised make-up artist’ award from Instyle at their Best Beauty Buys party on Monday evening. It was a complete surprise and only thanks to Liz Martins that I made it to the stage… I thought she was joking when she told me to collect my award! I always love the BBB event as it’s a great opportunity to catch up with fellow artists and the people who provide the products we work with. This year was even more special with many thanks to the team at Instyle.
Photos by Karen Hatch.
My talented niece Harriette has just started a foundation diploma course at Ravensbourne University and has created this makeup inspired print. I asked to see her moodboard (above) and she modestly said she was just playing around with silhouettes. I want curtains and cushions made out of this fabric!