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Backstage Beauty Tricks and Tips

Backstage Beauty Tricks and Tips
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Behind the scenes at London Fashion Week, the makeup artists and hair stylists are busy creating thousands of unique looks for the catwalks. They all have their own secret tricks for getting their incredible results and we've asked them to share them with us.

Find out how to get that professional finish with the favourite products and insider tips from the experts.

5 Backstage Beauty Tips to Try

  • 1.Fake Flawless Skin

    Fake Flawless Skin
    5 Stars 1 Reviews
    "Prep the skin with plenty of moisturizer and work with a high coverage concealer on the centre of the face" - Ana Albiol, NARS We love starting with Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré for intense hydration. Let it sink in for 5  minutes and then start blending NARS Stick Concealer with a damp cosmetic sponge, from the centre of the face.
  • 2.Texturised, Natural Hair Essentials

    Texturised, Natural Hair Essentials
    5 Stars 2 Reviews
    "Hair spray is an absolute backstage must for all the shows  and I love KMS California’s HAIRPLAY Playable Texture – it’s an easy way of creating texture in the hair without stickiness." James Pecis, KMS California Move away from ultra-sleek hair and add natural movement and definition with texturising products in your everyday hair styling routine. For subtle results, spritz into wet hair and let dry, for boosted results, blow dry.
  • 3.The Perfect Eyeliner Trick

    The Perfect Eyeliner Trick
    5 Stars 6 Reviews
    "When you’re creating a strong black eye line, first take a soft brown eyeshadow and sketch the shape and style that you want, it's so much easier to correct than eyeliner. Then, once you’re happy,  go over it with your black liner. This enables you to get the right shape first and correct any mistakes easily."  Sasha Jackson, Stila To try the trick for yourself, the Eyes Are the Window Shadow Palette in Soul has an amazing selection of soft browns and the Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner is our favourite for sharp lines.
  • 4.Multi-Dimensional Lip Colour

    Multi-Dimensional Lip Colour
    3.9 Stars 10 Reviews
    "Deep bold lips are my favourite trend for this AW16. The key is layering, building up different dark colours and textures to create bespoke shades." Anna Priadka, NARS We've tried layering up the Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Train Bleu, a rich deep purple, with dabs of the ultra glossy Lip Gloss in Sixties Fan in the centre of the lips. It gives amazing depth and dimension.
  • 5.Model-Worthy Dewy Skin

    Model-Worthy Dewy Skin
    4.83 Stars 41 Reviews
    "Mixing a liquid highlighter with your foundation will give you a gorgeous glow that will fake dewy, healthy looking skin. If you want to refresh your base, spritz your face with a water based spray. This will lift the look of your complexion without removing your make up." Lisa Potter Dixon, Benefit We love to add a  few drops of High Beam into our foundation for that radiant finish that Lisa loves. Finish it all off with a spritz of the Pixi Hydrating Milky Mist and you're done.
Writer and expert
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Major fan of scented candles, Make Up brushes and Highlighter. I’m always on the hunt for those Holy Grail products and my dressing table is covered in more beauty products than I like to admit. As an adopted Northerner originally from Brighton, I spend most my days wondering what all this rain is about. My hair isn’t grateful for the move. Currently loving: NIOD Photography Fluid