Ahead of Xiao Li's SS15 catwalk showcase this afternoon, Fashion Scout went backstage to get the low down on the hair and make up looks that are set to take to the runway alongside her collection.

Head of Hair, Effie Davis, explains that Xiao Li's collection features voluminous shapes giving it a soft and feminine feel throughout although its overall aesthetic remains structured. For the Xiao Li hair look, Davis and her team have gone for a sharp and slick aesthetic with a hint of geometry complementing Li's curved silhouettes. A structured square look is created using label m. volume mousse to style the hair and label m. hair spray to make it super slick and shiny.

Head of Make Up, Lan Nguyen-Grealis, describes Li's aesthetic as being very minimal with bold shapes and girly, oversized features. Nguyen-Grealis comments that Li wanted to focus her collection's make up look around a statement lip. The make-up team explored pink colour tones and opted for a girly pink that really popped. The look was created using pink colour crush lip stain by The Body Shop in colour 205, they then used The Body Shop eye shadow in Berry Cheeky to matte down the colour.

Skin is kept natural using just a touch of bb cream to enhance models features, a semi-matte finish concentrates on highlighting the cheekbones to achieve a structured finish and paling out underneath the eye area exaggerates the look. Groomed brows and lightly gelled lashes keep the overall make up aesthetic neutral so that all of the focus remains on the soft lip.

By Charlotte Muscat, (@CharlotteLM9).
Photographs by Elizabeth Hodson.