Fashion Week Beauty Essentials


That time of the year has finally arrived. The bi-annual occurrence all fashion and beauty lovers just can’t get enough of, Fashion Week. This week will see our favourite designers and models take to the catwalks to show us what they have in store for Spring Summer 2016, and we cannot wait. We know how busy (and sometimes stressful, if you aren’t so good at navigating your way around the Underground) a day of shows can be, so we’ve put together a list of our beauty essentials to make sure you’re perfectly preened and looking on point while you’re dashing from show to show or sitting in the frow, along with some of our favourite beauty that we will be recreating! Be sure to stay tuned until the end of the post too, where we’ll be giving you the chance to win some of our London Fashion Week Beauty Essentials!

London Fashion Week Beauty Essentials

London isn’t exactly known for it’s predictable weather, and travelling from show to show can mean getting rather windswept and rained on. We’re keeping our hair tangle free using the Tangle Teezer Compact, perfect for on the go preening. Any finishing touches are made using the Glamoriser Freestyler. This cordless rechargeable straightener is ideal for taming any frizz caused by our English showers, and means you can restyle your hair between shows or before heading off for some well deserved dinner! We’re keeping our make-up super low maintenance, and Bourjois’ Rouge Edition Velvet  Lipstick is our go to as it is not only long-wearing, but we’re loving the matte finish! The Bourjous Smoky Stories Quad eye shadow palette is perfect for creating a beautiful but subtle smoky eye in nude tones. To top off the look, we’re adding some ‘English Rose’ vibes using Bourjous’ Round Pot Blush and some flirty lashes using Bourjois’ 1 Second Mascara.

Beauty Looks We’re Recreating

Beauty Essentials Metalic Hair

Metallic hair has the HQhair office swooning, and this season we’re recreating using Redken’s Metal Fix. This liquid pomade can be used as a small accent like the image above, or throughout the hair once styled… we’re thinking braided updo’s for party season!

Dark Lip Beauty Essentials

Berry tones are nothing new for Autumn/Winter, but we’re loving this combination of deep dark plum and warm toned browns. We’re creating this dramatic look using the NARS Cosmetics Fall Colour Collection Audacious Lipstick in Liv. Apply a light layer to the lips and smudge out the sharp edges using your finger. These orange-brown lids are a statement of their own, and we’re using the Bellapierre Cosmetics 5 Eyeshadows Palette in Mirabela to add a smoky warmth to our lids!

Beauty Essentials Graphic Eye

For the braver among us, why not try out this bold graphic eye to really turn heads! We’re using the Bourjois Khol & Contour Eyeliner to create graphic shapes, then the Japonesque HD Dual Sided Brush to blend out the line. Be sure to keep the upperside of the line sharp though to add emphasis!

What are your favourite Beauty Essentials? Which looks will you be recreating this season? Be sure to check out MyBag’s blog post on what to wear to Fashion Week too!

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I'm a sucker for anything quirky or in fancy packaging. I love trying new beauty products on the market - the more obscure the better! Whether it's the latest innovation in skincare, or a shampoo in a shiny bottle, I want it and I'll always try and be the first to blog about it! My cocktail of choice is a bottle of gin. That counts, right?

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