Best in Beauty: London Fashion Week Day Two

Highlights from backstage

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By Joely Walker

Today's shows started as barely there make-up and hair and journeyed to full-blown colourful eyes and wet-look locks, with everything in-between.

Joseph:

Backstage at Joseph, Charlotte Tilbury used her own make-up range to give the girls a handsome, athletic look. A mix of Amber Haze Eye Pencil and Bardot Beige Lipgloss on the eyelids gave a pretty sheen. We love.

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J.W.Anderson:

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'This look is super clean and almost anti-cosmetic', make-up artist Aaron de Mey told us. Skin was just touched-up with concealer for a matte, velvety complexion. Aaron's top tip - spray your brows with hairspray to keep them looking groomed.

House of Holland:

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Lucia Pica for Mac referenced 'late 80's, early 90's rebellious rich girls with attitute'. This translated to a strong, elongated eye look using Mac Mystery Pencil smudged in all around the eye and a layer of Cream Shadow in Stormcloud for a halo of colour, finished off with clumpy mascara.

Adam Reed and Paul Percival, coined this look 'The Monkey Wind', as the steep side parting was tucked behind the models ears letting them stick out. The key products used were Babyliss Pro Waving Wand and Percy and Reed Finishing Polish.

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Julien MacDonald:

James Pecis for L'Oreal Paris wanted to create a tough, sexiness with the hair look. The result? High-shine, high-impact hair. James' finishing touch was to paint the models hair with extra strength gel to give it 'that extra kick'.

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Over on make-up, Val Garland for L'Oreal Paris referenced Guinevere from 'The Face' and the ornate stained glass windows of the cathedral (the location of the show) as her inspiration. Channeling the 'new romantic' Val created two colourwaves - one, a wash of electric blues merging into burgundy and two, a pink flush with copper. Gloss was added over the top of the shadow at the very last minutes to give mirror-like shine.

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