When cramped backstage, photogs make no qualms about elbowing you or running you over with their three lighting assistants whilst shooting Karlie Kloss having her faux bangs glued on. It’s taken me a while but through the years I've learned to fight for my shot. After years spent snapping Pat McGrath and Val Garland apply next season’s gel eyeliner at the perfect angle, I’ve gathered a few tips you'll want to know about, now.
Tip #2: Eyeliner is the new lipstick. For a '90s grunge throwback, makeup artists applied chocolate-hued liners on the models’ pouts for some seriously “My So-Called Life” throwback. Try introducing a non-glossy balm before you fill in your lips to help keep them hydrated.
Tip #3: Wake up your face with a glossy eye. Thanks to Alexandre Herchovitch, the glossy eye has become one of my favorite beauty looks. It illuminates your eyes, making you look awake. Start by applying foundation to your eyes as a base. Then layer on a non-sticky colored lip balm. I love using MAC Tendertones, but another great option is Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream. You can apply the glosses over your shadow to add dimension to your look.
The way I spend Fashion Week may be slightly less glamorous than The Devil Wears Prada, but it's well worth the end results: great photos and enough inspiration to fill a million blog posts — or, at least, to keep me going until it all begins again come February.
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