Your backstage pass to the must-haves of the hair and makeup artists creating magic backstage at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week…
"The Goldwell Magic Finish is really good,” says Dale Delaporte, who created the sleek, chic ponies at Karla Spetic for Goldwell. “It’s nice and light and not super wet, which is great because that’s exactly what you want. When it’s too wet, it tends to look dirty, so this gives it a nice sheen without being crunchy or hard."
Heidi Scarlett-King who created the makeup for Steven Khalil using Revlon, admits moisturiser is her ultimate backstage must-have. “You would be absolutely screwed without face and body moisturiser!”
Sass & Bide
Lancôme’s Lara Srokowski swears by the brand’s Advanced Génifique and Éclat Miracle Intense Highlighter backstage at Sass & Bide, “because even if [the models] don’t need foundation, that’s what can pick up that luminosity on the skin and dress up the skin without foundation,” she says.
Bec & Bridge
Renya Xydis – who created Bec & Bridge’s cool-girl locks using Wella Professionals- reveals her must-haves are the Perfect Me and Glam Mist. Renya describes perfect me- as "a bit like a hand cream, but it’s a hair cream" and "skips" it into the hair by putting product into one hand and then skipping the hair through it so that it picks up just enough product.
Lianna Perdis, who was modeling for Christopher Esber, while her father created the makeup look, says the brand’s Personal Trainer Serum Foundation that gives you glowy model skin, Lip Service and the Multi-hydration gel cream are her must-haves. “It’s all about moisturiser and glow.” Napoleon adds the Total Bae Hide It! Concealer to the list, as “you can use it as foundation, a lipstick and you can highlight the brow. It has a really amazing texture- it’s blendable and buildable.” Also, the Anti- Pollution Spray which he describes as, “almost like a cheat- you can use it to sheen up the body, the face and the hair. You can do anything with it.”