It's not just us writers that have to report on the International Collections, buyers also head to the four cities in four weeks to decide which catwalk creations they want for their stores next season. Erin Mullaney, Buying Director at Browns, does just that and confesses that she finds packing for nearly five weeks a 'daunting task'. But we're not interested in what clothes she packs, we want to know what her beauty tricks are. Especially what keeps her looking awake through the numerous shows and after-show parties, even when she doesn't feel it.
"There are a few secret beauty weapons that I always take with me to hide my tiredness and keep me looking fresh.
Radiance Plus Self Tanning Cream-Gel, £25.50 by Clarins gives my skin a healthy glow.
Issima Midnight Secret Recovery Treatment, £49.05, by Guerlain at Debenhams, makes you look like you've had eight hours sleep when you haven't!
For make-up, I use Laura Mercier Camouflage Concealer, £25, Laura Mercier Shimmer Bloc in peach mosaic, £30, Armani 'Eyes to Kill' Mascara in black, £21 and Givenchy Rouge Interdit Lipstick in rouge cancan, £14."
Even if you're not jetting off to multiple cities, who in the real world gets a whole eight hours sleep every night? Every little helps. I'm heading to my nearest beauty hall - pronto...