Ever wanted to go backstage at London Fashion Week? We’ve teamed up with Benefit Cosmetics and Paul Costelloe to give you all the goss on this year’s show…

Who: Amy-Louise, Benefit Cosmetics HQ
What: Paul Costelloe x Benefit Cosmetics SS19 presentation
Where: London Fashion Council, home of London Fashion Week
When: 09:30, Monday 17th September

It’s all go backstage at the Paul Costello presentation at the BFC show space. Show time is at 9:30 and we have many models to makeup. So, with a Costa Coffee in hand we excitingly watch as Lisa Potter-Dixon – AKA ‘LPD’ –  Head Trend and Make-Up Artist at Benefit Cosmetics, creates one of the two looks for today’s show.

Paul Costelloe and LPD share with us their inspiration behind the Showcase and the exclusive looks:

JOY’, was Paul Costelloe’s inspiration behind the SS19 collection of rainbow brights and optimistic silhouettes. Powerful enough to stop the traffic from Piccadilly Circus, to Madison Avenue on a sunny spring morning” – Paul Costelloe, Designer.

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I wanted to create a look that emulated Paul’s inspiration of ‘Joy’. Fresh clean skin and full brushed up brows were the perfect base for a vibrant pop of colour. Using a flash of blue was a modern take on the classic flick, whilst the peachy hues brought a flirty and playful side to the look” – Head Make-Up Artist & Brow Expert, Lisa Potter-Dixon.

The presentation is full of vibrancy and Joy! With classic silhouettes and bold prints, the music is fun and uplifting giving spotlight to music from the OST of ‘Mamma Mia: Here we go again’. Watching how the makeup, hair and fashion come together brings me so much JOY! LFW shows are always full throttle, brow-arching, cheek blushing fun – can’t wait for next year!

Love, lashes and London Fashion Week,
Amy-Louise xoxo

Get the look at home:

Want to know is how to create these looks at home? Start with the base! This is the same for both looks. Blend Hello Happy foundation and High Beam to create a glossy, glass skin effect to the skin. To create the inner flush, lightly sweep Rockateur across the apples of the cheeks and blend with a clean brush. Lips should have a stained, worn feel to them with a slight ombre effect. The trick is not to make them too neat! This is a huge trend in K-Beauty. Now for the eyes…

Let the blue do the talking

Brows are dressed with Gimmie Brow+ and Precisely My Brow pencil – a double act is famed for creating a full-volume, feathered brow. What we gain in brow we lose in shadow, so keep them bare in this case. This look is all about the electric blue socket line. Created by using They’re Real! Push-Up Gel Liner in Beyond Blue. All emphasis is on the socket line with no mascara on the lashes. Each line is slightly different as we adapt to suit each models eyelid.

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Brows are styled in a ‘barely there look’ using 24-HR Brow Setter to give brows hold and keep them tidy. GALifornia blush is applied on the eyelid and buffed to create a sunset hue, followed by They’re Real! Lengthening Mascara in Beyond Blue applied in a manner that says ‘I’m running super late’ way to half of the top and bottom lashes.

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