Roland Mouret Pre Fall 15 Collection

Our working day began this morning while it was still dark! Luckily we had plenty of lights set up backstage at Roland Mouret’s Pre Fall 15 show so we could start making up our models at 7am. With a great M.A.C team on board and reliable products at our fingertips, all models had their ‘individually defined beauty with a punk edge and Mayfair polish’ applied in time for the 8.30am rehearsal! Nails were painted deep navy by Ama Quashie using Morgan Taylor. Hair was teased and tousled by Lyndell Mansfield and her team who created a fun atmosphere with their music and energy.

Demo

Margarita

Sharon workingLyndell

In fact, Lyndell’s make-up provided some of the inspiration for the show, along with a pinch of Gwyneth Paltrow in the Royal Tenenbaums and Sissy Spacek in Badlands. Also Sophia Neophitou’s eyeliner, who art directed the looks and styled the show. Each model had their own singular statements to suit, ranging from an intense black liner around the eyes with layers of cloggy mascara; heavy, spidery lashes with black kohl in the waterline or a matte red lip with blurred edges. Skin was kept fresh and with minimal amount of concealor applied. Models looked boyish rather than pretty – tough but chic. By 9.30am it was time to get organised for the model line up. M.A.C artist Dominic came prepared with his clip on lights to check for any imperfections…

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Margarita and Sharonlipstick application

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Showtime was just after 10am and by 11am we’d left the building and the Instagrams were in full swing, capturing the mornings events! I can’t imagine a better way to end the year – I’ve worked with Roland since the 90s so it’s wonderful to watch his evolution. I’d like to give thanks to M.A.C for their support; the brilliant Jude Paternoster for her fine organisation and humour; Inca Events for their elegant production; Sorcha Adamson at CLM for being there and my two fabulous, loyal assistants, Hannah Paul and Lucy Pearson.

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SS15 Maybelline NY Trends Presentation at Dowsettland

By Hannah Paul

Last week we welcomed the UK’s top beauty press to Dowsettland! We were very excited to have guests and it seemed appropriate that our first event was for Maybelline NY’s SS15 trends presentation…

Dowsettland

With warm welcomes out of the way and everyone seated Sharon took us through a demo with various looks that weaved in lots of inspiration from our latest trends. Our journey started with the most important essentials for every woman, that could take her confidently to the gym, off to work or shopping. We were then treated to a crafted eye look that included shades of champagne and an elegant eyeliner for that important working lunch or afternoon off. We finished with a Friday night out look and the option to create the perfect lip with various layers to determine staying power or an updated smokey eye with a flash of vibrant turquoise suitable for a weekend festival or late night gig! Our model for the day, Georgie Hobday carried off each look beautifully..

demo 6  Georgie Hobday model

demo 2  Georgie Hobday

During the demo Sharon laid out the make-up she used on the beauty bar for the journalists to play with. As you can see from the picture below she found it hard to choose her favourite products and instead ended up using 34 Maybelline NY items to create the end result.

demo 4 Journalists

We also had the brilliant nail technician Michelle Humphrey with us to take us through nail trends for SS15 and a chance to see the latest capsule collection Maybelline NY have brought out for Christmas. It doesn’t matter what we meet for, discussions always stray to another season!

Trend images  Trends booklet

The studio took on a real transformation with the Maybelline NY team making their mark. Our beauty bar had the trend book laid out for referencing during the demo and our bookcase featured the season’s key looks, while cleverly displaying the perfect products to achieve them. Our guests had the opportunity to have a closer look after the demo and it was great to also see them peeking at Sharon’s work, books and masses of make-up she has built up through such a successful career!

trends book

In the afternoon we enjoyed some delicious treats and squeezed in some time to celebrate Georgie’s birthday, with a surprise visit from make-up master Andrew Gallimore – a perfect finish to a great day!

Afternoon treats  Georgies birthday

Group shot  Frontdoor

It was sad to see everyone leave Dowsettland but we loved that they enjoyed the day and filled Instagram with some great pictures. Even our lovely model, Georgie said it was the ‘Best day at work ever!’

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Stephanie Instagram  Now instagram  Marie Claire Instagram

Michelle Humphrey  MNY instagram  Andrew Gallimore

Images by Hannah Paul, Lucy Pearson (Sharon’s assistants) and Sharon Dowsett.

 

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Gold Rush

Harrods magazine has just published this beauty story, All That Glistens, photographed by David Ferrua, featuring model Valerija Sestic and written by Jan Masters.

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I’ve been discussing the use of gold in makeup with my assistants, Hannah and Lucy, who say that it’s brilliant for ‘saving’ a look, eg if the eye makeup is too heavy or loses control. With the party season upon us, it’s also ideal for adding glamour and glitz.

For this beauty story, I mainly used CHANEL products, particularly the Christmas collection and my favourite foundation, Perfection Lumiere Velvet, with illumination provided by CHANEL Soleil Tan De Chanel. Other products I enjoyed using:
Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Or Multi-Usage Dry Oil Golden Shimmer, By Terry Ombre Black Star in Beyond Gold, Gold Leaf by Julia Townend jt-makeup.blogspot.co.uk
and MAC Glitter in 3D Gold and Maybelline NY Color Tattoo in Eternal Gold.

Make-up by Sharon Dowsett using CHANEL

Hair by Federico Ghezzi at CLM Hair and Make-up using Kiehl’s

Nails by Ama Quashie using CHANEL at CLM Hair and Make-up

Fashion Editor Victoria Gaiger

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