With tousled high pony-tails and heavily lined dark lips, it was clear to see that Lulu Liu had something exciting in store for AW14. Fashion Scout caught up with the head of make-up, Lan, to find more about what was inspiring the make up for Liu’s collection. “The muse is a Chinese empress”, Lan explains. “She’s an urban princess who knows what she wants, not completely flawless, but still regal and from an imaginary world”.
The Body Shop were working hard to evoke regal urban princesses come to life. Make up artists were granted creative freedom, “I’m happy to move away from red lips” says Lan lead make up artist at The Body Shop, “We have put more of a dark twist on the make up to modernise it”. Emphasis was placed on dewy and highlighted skin to create the perfect youthful base. Messy brown and gold eyes juxtaposed against flawless skin to channel an urban, everyday girl. Make up artists put a new spin on a dark Autumn lip by working with textures. ‘Colour Crush’ and ‘Bake To Last’ eyeshadows were used to build up a plum lip working outwards in with concealer used to highlight and contrast.
Texture also made its way into the hair looks. Toni & Guy used a range products to achieve a textured and undone look set to storm catwalks this season. TONI&GUY Head Hairstylist, Chie, explained that stylists were working the hair from “dry to wet to achieve a simple, do-it-yourself look”. Models’ hair was turned into volumised ponytails set with a shine spray to ensure perfection. Face-to-Lace were working alongside the stylists to apply press on fringes to compliment the graphic aspect of the collection. Evoking the rebellious spirit of the 80s with daring, punk fringes, FashionScout anticipates the birth of Lulu Liu’s collection in her collection later this afternoon.