Five Minutes with Benefit's Head Make-up Artist Lisa Potter-Dixon

Yoga, Starbucks and plenty of blusher get Lisa through LFW


By Amy Lawrenson


Do you do any exercise to energise or mentally prepare? I do yoga 4 times a week, I'm pretty much addicted. I use the breathing techniques throughout stressful situations to keep me calm!

What music do you listen to when you’re travelling/backstage? I'm a big Hip Hop & Rnb fan, anything by Jay Z keeps my energy levels pumped, anything by Craig David keeps me chilled!

What are you wash bag / make-up bag essentials? I can't go anywhere without blusher, Benefit Bella Bamba is my fave and Vaseline is a must, i use it on my lips, brows and on any dry patches. I also always carry Benefit's hydrating facial mist with me, this cools you down in an instant. I'm always spritzing my team and the models to keep them cool and hydrated.


What are you most looking forward to this fashion week? Working with Matthew Williamson! I'm MEGA excited about this! I also LOVE the buzz of backstage and the glamour of the after parties, there really is nothing like it!

What food/drinks get you through fashion week? Iced caramel macchiatos with extra drizzle (!) from Starbucks, and tons of sushi!

How do you unwind once it’s all over? Well I tend to chill on the sofa with my boy for a few days watching Disney films! (Much to his dismay)

What is your favourite fashion week memory? My favourite memory happens from season to season, it's when I see mine and my teams hard work strutting down the catwalk. There's nothing better than seeing your beauty creation come to life!

What are your SS13 trend predictions...? It's going to be all about simplicity and minimalism. Flawless skin and fresh cheeks and lips. The stained lip will stay around, but the colour way will move from plums to corals, perfect for spring/summer!

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