Backstage at Basharatyan V, the busy hair and make-up team work with quiet confidence. The atmosphere is calm and relaxed yet productive- the make-up team led by Jo Sugar and the hair team led by Dave Noble. Fashion Scout caught up with them both and here’s what they had to say about the looks they had created.

The inspiration behind the look is Frida Kahlo- a Mexican surrealist painter best known for self-portraits, influenced by indigenous Mexican culture which is apparent in her use of bright colours, dramatic symbolism and primitive style.

Head Make-up Artist Jo Sugar comments: ‘The makeup is inspired by Frida herself, notably the strong brow.’ Brows are dark and thick- the mantra seemed to be the heavier, the better. To achieve the look, brow gel was used first then filled in with carbon brown eye definer and brow kits.

Skin looked flawless and fresh- the Vitamin E range was used to hydrate and soften skin and Radiant Highlighter was smoothed on for a luminous glow. Eyes were kept natural- nude eyeliner was worn on the inside rims and sandy/pearly white shadows were blended together for a pretty, neutral finish.

Lips co-ordinated with the rest of the look and kept natural-looking. The lipstick of choice was Colour Crush in the Dare to Bare shade which gave a stunning pop of nude rose colour.

Meanwhile, Dave Noble explains that the hair trend was a ‘hybrid of a 1960’s cut with a 1920’s style.’ Hair was pinned into intricate curls all over the head and secured with a needle and thread. When asked what products Dave had used to keep this elaborate hairstyle in place, he replied: ‘a secret ingredient.’

With all the effort put in backstage, the efforts are sure to pay off on the catwalk…

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By Georgia Hathaway, @GeorgiaHathaway
Photography by Jamike Latif @JamikeLatif

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