I was so excited today as my friend Danielle and I got really good seats to the stunning collection by the Saint Martin’s graduate Ekaterina Kukhareva at London Fashion week.
This was the first fashion show I have ever been too and I found it really fun. The pieces for SS13 were a 60's inspired mix of fluorescent prints and shapes with inspiration from Bridget Bardot.
Each model donned bright matching wedges and sunglasses and I especially loved the orange and blue colourway which went really well with the orange, blue and pink eyeshadows that were used from The Body Shops' new range which will also be coming to the shops in SS13.
I was lucky enough be invited to go backstage after the show and head make up artist Lan Nguyen was kind enough to take time out of her very busy day to give some insight into the look for the show and for S/S 2013 for us non models too.
The show look
A natural fresh base was created by using a Body Shop primer depending on the skin type and then using the Body Shop moisture foundation. Radiant Highlighter was used as were the Extra Virgin Minerals.
Eyes were kept nude apart from a bright pop of liner which was then intensified by pressing the same colour eyeshadow over the top from the new range of shadows The Body Shop will be bringing out in February 2013.
The eyeliner colours were pink, teal and orange and clear mascara was used which I was quite surprised about but meant that the focus would be the liner.
The looks for the shows and 2012 were a lot of bright and fun colours paired with a nude so bright lips and nude eyes or colour pop liner and nude lips, the orange and pink eyeshadows were also used on cheeks and lips to make the look quite matchy matchy for some shows and bring the look together.
2013 Body Shop Colour Crush Eyeshadows
For general recommendations
Lan suggested the radiant highlighter to mix with your foundation for a radiant look and the Matte it primer underneath and/or on top of your makeup to stop shininess and that horrible 'makeup being eaten by your face' look which is so annoying - I get this on my chin all the time so want to try this out asap! She said this product was great for Asian skin which is often shiny.
Another suggestion was using a line of the coconut shimmer body butter on your collarbones, along the bony parts of your arms and legs to highlight your skin without having to wear body makeup on a night out so you don't get it on your clothes and ruin them. You can also team this with bronzer along the sides of you arms and legs to make them look thinner.
Overall I had such a fantastic time and hopefully get to go to another show again next season.