“We arrived nice and early to the Portico Rooms at Somerset House. When we got into the hair and make up room, it was already a hub of activity with the hair team and models already milling about. This was a good start to the day as everyone was ready to go even before call time. Georgina Graham designed the look for today’s Antipodium presentation. The casting of the show included male and female models and ranged from a 16 year old school girl with braces, to an elderly 83 year old lady who has the most beautiful long silver hair. The look was cross generational with an element of androgeny, which suited both male and female, young and old.
We applied minimum base using MAC face and body foundation, a little concealer where needed and well placed MAC prep and prime pressed power near the nostrils to keep the skin glowing but to prevent it looking oily. Brows were brushed upwards and made to look more ‘boyish’ using MAC brow pencils. The brows were finished using a mascara like brush dipped in MAC Pro Mixing Medium Shine. This gave the brows a healthy and glossy look. It also complimented the hair, which was held in place using a shiny wax.
The looks were finished off with a healthy glow using MAC Cream Colour Base in Bamboo on both the cheeks and the lips.
Colour was added using fingertips to the lips so that the effect was not like lipstick, but more melted and pushed into the skin.
The blush was quite horizontal on the cheeks and applied also with fingertips, which made it look like it had an affinity with the skin. The make up was finished without too much stress and models were dressed and lined up backstage, ready for the runway.
It was just down to us to check the bodies for bruises and cover them up with concealer, check for shiny noses. The look was minimal but the use of a light covering of base, teamed with the glossy brow and the peachy cream colour base in Bamboo, gave an elegant, yet sporty look.”