SPONSOR| Exclusive Backstage Interview with The Body Shop Head Make-Up Stylist Lan Nguyen-Grealis

The Body Shop are world renown for their incredible range of beautiful make up, fantastic ethos and impeccable sense ethics, and Vauxhall Fashion Scout are incredibly proud to have them as a sponsor for S/S13. As the official backstage make-up sponsor, The Body Shop are on hand for all the Vauxhall Fashion Scout shows, collaborating with designers to produce a catwalk look to amaze and impress the front row Fashion Elite. 

At Vauxhall Fashion Scout, we pride ourselves on nurturing the future of British Talent, and none more so than our Merit Award winners, which this season was awarded to Heohwan Simulation. Leading The Body Shop backstage team was Head Make-Up Artist Lan Nguyen-Grealis, who we spoke to ahead of the show on exactly what her plans were for this thrilling new season. 

You've been Senior Artist for The Body Shop for a multitude of seasons now and have worked with Vauxhall Fashion Scout for years. What has been your highlight of your time at VFS so far?
My highlights from VFS has been seeing the growth of designers develop their shows. Also seeing the collaboration between The BodyShop and Vauxhall has been a great venture.

Our Merit Award Winner this season is Heohwan Simulation - known for his clean lines and sharp aesthetic. How are you looking to compliment the make-up with his trademark look?
With Merit Award Winner we are planning to reflect the collection in the makeup by creating clean and bold solid colours. Keeping the look simple.

What key Body Shop products will you be using to create this look?
I will be using the new colour crush eyeshadows and gloss with oil free foundation with pressed powders.

We've been preparing for weeks for London Fashion Week- that key trends can you see coming through for S/S13?
The key trends emerging for SS13 are smokey coloured eyes such as blue and purple. Strong eyeliner and the new nude bronze and matte. 

Fashion is always one step ahead- whilst we're looking at S/S13 trends this Fashion Week, what current Body Shop products and trends do you recommend for this Autumn/Winter?
This Autumn/Winter trends such as the strong brow look using the brow kit is essential. Creating strong red lips by using the lip pencil such as Rosy Red to line and fill in lips. Also skin was fresh and dewey so using the Vitamin E spray mist and Radiant highlighter. The lip and cheek tint is important for cheeks and lip stain which created the natural flush and effortless lips.

For more about The Body Shop, and their ideas, products and styles for S/S13, head to The Body Shop website, here! Stay tuned for more exclusive imagery from behind the scenes with Vauxhall Fashion Scout and The Body Shop.