The Best Of…

By Hannah Paul

So today is my last offical day at Dowsett Land as Sharon’s first assistant. The past two and half years have flown by and I’m very sad to be saying goodbye. I’m looking forward to moving onto the next stage of my career but I’m sure I’ll still be part of Team Dowsett and visiting this make-up haven in the future.

Here in my view is the best of being an assistant…

Make-up

As an assistant part of the job is being the make-up model! Different designs and ideas get tested on you before the real work begins. Plus in the studio we get to try and review lots of new products, making notes, comparing and choosing what we like. It’s heaven for us make-up artists!

Makeup MNY

Makeup Chanel lipsticks

Makeup

London Fashion Week

The most intense but fun time of year! I love London Fashion Week and all the mayhem that comes with it. We get to watch Sharon be creative at tests, work with our team on shows and most of all have fun with make-up. Plus we have such great support from Sharon’s agent Cassandra and her team Sorcha and Maisie May at CLM. No matter the call time, they keep everything in order and help in any way they can. It’s a real buzz making sure everything goes right in such a short time and all the models look perfect before they head down the catwalk.

LFW Backstage

LFW Ashish AW15

LFW Sophia Webster show

LFW David Koma show

LFW Ashish SS15

Friends

While assisting Sharon I have been really lucky to meet lots of different people. From celebrities and photographers to designers and beauty journalists, I couldn’t keep track of everyone I have been introduced to and had the chance to work with! However, most importantly I have met other make-up artists, who I have got to know, laughed a lot with and learnt from and can now call my friends!

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Friends with Lucy

Friends Team pic

Maybelline NY

Sharon is the Make-up Director of Maybelline NY and so we are sponsored by them at London Fashion Week. Throughout the rest of the year we also get to work on two trends days, product launches and special events. They have a great team who support us and we always have fun. I love discussing anything to do with make-up and skincare, I could go on all day, so it’s great for me to meet Beauty Journalists who are just the same.

MNY Trends

Maybelline events  MNY MegaPlush event

MNY Lip launch MNY Lip event

Travelling

I love to travel, whether it’s to relax, sightsee or visit family! During my time with Sharon I have had the opportunity to work away from home and I have loved it. While we do work hard we also get to see amazing places and hopefully spend time in a warmer climate.

TRavelling Italy

Travelling Edinburgh

Travelling Knebworth House

Sharon

I met Sharon by luck on a GQ Germany shoot the day after her previous assistant had left. They say everything happens for a reason and I’m sure that it’s true! It’s been such a great opportunity for me to assist and work alongside her. I have brilliant memories and most importantly knowledge and skill that can only be learnt from such a great make-up artist!

Sharon Shoot Rankin  Sharon Backstage Lucas

Sharon Vogue event

Thank you Sharon x

 

 

 

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My London Fashion Week AW15 with Maybelline NY

I usually post my London Fashion Week round-up after Paris Fashion Week, but as I’m working on location tomorrow (very early) there’s no time like the present. The AW15 show season was possibly my favourite ever! I was fully supported by my agency CLM, Team Dowsett and Maybelline NY, who sponsored all the shows and provided the products. Huge thanks to everyone, including the hairdressers, nail technicians, production and casting (credits listed below). I’m posting my mood boards to explain the looks, along with a few of my team’s images, plus some from the Internet, with links to articles and interviews. Check out #maybellinelfw and #teamdowsett on Instagram for more images and look out for the next issue of Marie Claire Runway.

REBEL BOUQUET

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Before the shows started, I had the pleasure of sharing a platform (literally!) with beautiful Jourdan Dunn, supermodel and spokesmodel for Maybelline NY. I last worked with her when she was sweet sixteen, on a photoshoot with legendary stylist Judy Blame. Years later, she is still a joy to work with and we had fun introducing the new Rebel Bouquet collection of lipsticks and nail polishes to the beauty press.

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FYODOR GOLAN

Fyodor Golan moodboard

Fyodor Golan Eye

My first show and the first time I’d worked with this duo. Together with Anders the stylist, we created a futuristic, sharp shaped eyeliner based on the pale pink and fluoro green boots, photos from The Hunger http://www.hungertv.com/feature/lfw-fyodor-golan-3/

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Wonderland magazine have interviewed the gentlemen who say that we can go to Tesco in a big gown if we want! http://www.wonderlandmagazine.com/2015/02/lfw-fyodor-golan-aw15/

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STYLIST: ANDERS THOMSEN
HAIR: ALI PIRZADEH C/O CLM FOR BUMBLE AND BUMBLE
NAILS: MICHELLE HUMPHREY C/O LMC WORLDWIDE FOR MAYBELLINE NY
CASTING: SHELLEY DURKAN
PRODUCTION:​ NP&CO

LUCAS NASCIMENTO

Lucas Nacimento moodboard

Lucas wanted ‘beautiful skin’ so we created a ‘cashmere’ complexion to complement his knitwear. Sometimes the ‘no makeup makeup’ look takes more know-how and products to achieve than a flamboyant creation. Here’s our pick of Maybelline NY products for this show including their new The Nudes Palette and Dream Flawless Nude Foundation:

Lucas Nascimento products

Kaltblut magazine have posted some great photos by Karl Slater featuring Elaine Lynskey and Rhea le Riche, working to ensure models’ skin looks perfect. We traced a line of pearl (using a pale, shimmering eye shadow) from the nosebridge to the decollete http://www.kaltblut-magazine.com/lucas-nascimento-aw1516-backstage/

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STYLIST: DANIEL UEDA
HAIR: ALI PIRZADEH C/O CLM FOR BUMBLE AND BUMBLE
NAILS: MICHELLE HUMPHREY C/O LMC WORLDWIDE FOR MAYBELLINE NY
CASTING: NIC BURNS
PRODUCTION:​ BACCHUS

SOPHIA WEBSTER

Sophia Webster moodboard

Theatrical greasepaint was applied in a halo to create white bases and we added White Kajal to Petal Pink lipstick (from the Rebel Bouquet range) so that lips looked luminous. The set designer Shona Heath did a fantastic job of interpreting and making the costumes, inspired by the Triadic Ballet. The makeup followed the balletic theme.

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Check out the AW15 diary of our backstage guest, the immaculate Victoria @inthefrow http://www.inthefrow.com/2015/02/autumnwinter-2015-beauty-trends-and.html

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http://www.hungertv.com/feature/lfw-sophia-webster-2/

The models had to stand in their outfits for two hours during this presentation. It was cold and uncomfortable but they were brave and professional. And looked stunning! We were thrilled to discover that Sophia Webster’s presentation made the front page.

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STYLIST:​ VICTORIA YOUNG
​HAIR: MARK HAMPTON C/O JULIAN WATSON FOR TONI & GUY
NAILS: MICHELLE HUMPHREY C/O LMC WORLDWIDE FOR MAYBELLINE NY
​PRODUCTION: ​PIERS HARRISON @ Six

OSMAN

Osman moodboard

Osman wanted fresh faces so we used Baby Lips mixed with White Kajal to create eggshell white highlights and then injected some glamorous grunge with a simple line of Black Kohl – no mascara kept the look ‘fresh’ and the black kohl kept it ‘edgy’.

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Dazed Digital have posted some gorgeous photos by Chloe le Drezen http://www.dazeddigital.com/fashion/article/23774/1/osman-aw15 … #LFW

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Hair was beautifully tended to and every part of exposed skin was perfected. The models were lined up in colour groups of white, red and black – you can see how striking this looked on the catwalk in this photo by Kensington Leverne for the BFC:

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STYLIST:​ JOANNA SCHLENZKA
HAIR: SASHA MASCOLO-TARBUCK FOR TONI & GUY/ LABEL M
NAILS: MICHELLE HUMPHREY C/O LMC WORLDWIDE FOR MAYBELLINE NY
CASTING: SHELLEY DURKAN
PRODUCTION:​ FAMILY

ASHISH

Ashish moodboard

Red also featured at Ashish, most notably in the shoes and boots, which inspired the red lips along with the direction ‘trashy luxury’. Lashes and lips were the make-up focus and I encouraged the models to do it themselves. I love it when looks are characterful!http://www.company.co.uk/fashion/fashion-week/fashionweek-ashish-aw15-show-report

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I was very pleased that I invited Jamie Baker backstage, who took these beautiful photos below, capturing the models’ individuality. You can see more images on his blog: http://www.jamiebakerphotography.com/lfw-aw15-ashish/1784/

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STYLIST:​ ANNA TREVELYAN
HAIR: ALI PIRZADEH C/O CLM FOR LOREAL PROFESSIONAL
NAILS: MICHELLE HUMPHREY C/O LMC WORLDWIDE FOR MAYBELLINE NY
​CASTING: PAUL HUNT @ JN CASTING
PRODUCTION:​ FAMILY

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Team Dowsett are: Hannah Paul, Lucy Pearson, Rhea le Riche, Sian Lidgate, Lucie Norris, Elaine Lynskey,Emmanuelle Monblanc and Caroline Young from the Artistry Network http://www.theartistrynetwork.com/ Hannah Dinmore and Athena Paginton (not pictured above but there in team spirit!) Thanks to Rachael Peck for the photo.

 

 

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