SPONSOR| The Body Shop Backstage at Fashion Scout Merit Award; Exclusive Interview

Ahead of the prestigious AW13 Merit Award Show, which has been won by Central Saint Martin graduate Yifang Wan this year; Fashion Scout head backstage to speak to The Body Shop team about their make-up aesthetic. Here’s what make-up artist Clare Degraft told us:

Tell us about the concept you and your team has created:
“The clothes in the Ying Fan Wang collection this season are high impact and dark, so we have gone for a natural aesthetic, to be sure not to detract from the main point of focus – the designs. Skin is high shine and dewy as opposed to matt, eyebrows are natural but defined and lips are nude. We created this look using the Body Shop Radiant Highlighter, the Moist It Skin Primer and the Extra Virgin Mineral powder on the face, the Brow and Lash Gel on the eyebrows and the Vitamin E Balm on the lips’.

How does it feel to be working on the most prestigious show?
“It’s amazing saying I have been part of something so big and extreme, the interest it creates for both the brand and The Body Shop is huge. It has provided me with a fantastic opportunity”.

What are you anticipating most this season?
“It’s only day two so I am looking forward to else Fashion Scout has in store for us, but I am particularly excited about working with Zeynep Tosun this afternoon where the make up will be darker and more theatrical, giving me an opportunity to unleash my creativity”.

Images by Dani Farrow @danifarrow & Kris Elliott @kriselliott
Interview Conducted by Brooke McCord @BrookeMcCord