Following the anticipated showing of Merit Award winner James Kelly's AW15 collection, we caught up with Fashion-Scout's chief make-up artist Lan Nguyen Grealis backstage to get the lowdown on the looks she created to accompany the collection.
What inspired your look for the James Kelly show?
The inspiration was 'lived-in', we were thinking about a girl that's been out all night. She's a bit worn out but she still looks amazing, so quite sweaty, dewy skin with a smudged, dark berry lip that's still natural-a kind of girl next door with a bit of a dark side.
What products did you use to bring the concept to life?
To get the dewy look we used the Aloe Skin Soother and lightly misted with the Vitamin E Face Mist Spray. For the glossy lids we used wet make-up brushes and lightly packed on Colour Crush shadow in Chocolate Linger, followed by a slick of clear mint gloss, and smudged the lips with Crazy Sexy Crimson.
How do you get yourself ready for Fashion Week?
Being the chief make-up artist for Fashion Scout I have to work ahead and anticipate the trends. So looking at what's happening at couture shows and what people are wearing. It's hectic coming into Fashion Week because sometimes designers are so busy creating the collection that they don't have time to come up with looks so I have to anticipate their needs.
What are some of the staple products you'll be using throughout the week?
I'm definitely loving the Aloe Vera Skin soother to revive tired skin and the dark browny-red lipstick Crazy Sexy Crimson.