I was recently chosen to be the lead makeup artist for the Regents University fashion show. Seriously flattered to even be asked, I was thrilled to head up the team of graduates from The Session School.
It very quickly became apparent that his was unlike any 'student' fashion show I have ever been involved in! The first step was to meet with John Watford, the show's producer, and the design students from the university to work out the look. Working in collaboration with one of the hair stylists from Electric in Marylebone, for hair they decided on a dishevelled 'wet-look' style.
The makeup look we settled on was ultra-dewy skin, a softly contoured eye with a hint of shimmer and a nude lip. I achieved this by using MAC Strobe Cream under very light layers of foundation. On some models I only used concealer and just let their amazing skin shine through.
On the day, I demonstrated the look to the team on the first model to arrive. The vibe backstage was quite relaxed and enjoyable - a massive change from some other shows I have worked on I must say. We got through all the models in good time and even managed to have fun while we worked. Everything was so professionally organised and the models were of such a high standard, it was truly a pleasure to be involved.
You can even watch the full fashion show below should you wish to see more! There are even some lovely male models .....
I'm so pleased with how it all turned out - my team were amazing and an absolute pleasure to work with. A special thanks to Catherine from The Session School who gave a much needed helping hand on the day as well as taking some amazing pictures.