London Fashion Week: Backstage at Kiev Fashion Days
The atmosphere backstage was palpable; all the Ukranian designers were waiting to showcase their efforts to a judging, yet receptive, audience. Models were buzzing around the small space with only three minutes spare to apply their makeup. The wonderful Lan Nguyen-Grealis created a look for the vast amount of models, fresh and vibrant for Spring/Summer 2014. A hint of BB cream was used for an even base, clear gel applied heavily for clumped lashes, barely there colour with balm on the lips and a radiant highlighter to create an instant 'face-lift' effect. A final spritz of Vitamin E spray at the runway door and a subtle sheen was added under the intense studio lighting. For the hair, Bill Watson and the Toni & Guy Artistic Team used masses of Label.M mousse to bring a sleek sophistication to the catwalk. Poker straight tresses were the order of the day, centre parted and smooth as silk. The astounding thing about the look is the versatility, working for all skin types in the most minimal, yet striking, way. The ability to recreate this style at home with the bare minimum of products is wonderful transition from catwalk to vanity dresser.