The second day of SS15 beauty looks did not disappoint. It was an early doors start at Julien MacDonald with a collection that was all lace, glitz and underwater-inspired glamour.


Of course hair, make-up and tan all followed stylish suit. The standout part of the backstage beauty look was the glow done by Team St. Tropez headed up by the super cool, super lovely and super talented Nichola Joss. The Mermaid Gleam was created by working the brand spanking new – so new it’s not even out until March beauty fans – St. Tropez Self Tan Face Oil across the face. Then, buffed all over with a tanning mitt was St. Tropez Instant Tan Lotion in Medium/Dark, for an even, caramel-like tone. And finally once the instant tan was set, the luxe shimmer that is St. Tropez Luxe Dry Oil was slicked down the arms and legs as well as across the collar bone. So slick and so sexy, cannot wait to get in on the mermaid action next season.


This high gloss, high sheen tan was complimented by wet look L’Oreal Paris Professional and James Pecis, hair, swept back to the nape of the neck and then left to flow out. And Val Garland added gold eyes, which were built up using L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Gold Mania Eyeshadow. Talk about underwater love.


Over at Orla Kiely, the Flower Power make-up was done by Attracta Courtney for Bourjois. A modern take on the 60s floral vibe it featured the most beautiful doll like eyes, with a whole lotta lashes. And how did she do it? Using the new Bourjois Volume Glamour Push Up Mascara in Black. The lower lashes got an extra layer of mascara for a full on Twiggy finish.


And finally over to House of Holland. Hair was all ‘Run Waves’, done by Adam Reed using the GHD Curve – a hot new range of waving tongs and wands from the iconic brand FYI. It was all out sexy, confident, slutty and generally with the groupie vibe, ‘On the list? She wrote the list.’ Love. Make-up was all 70s backstage girl using a whole lot of silver Mac glitter and thick but slick black eyeliner. Full-on fabulous-ness. And of course the tan was pretty special aka a dusty, powdered, semi-matte glow again done by Nichola Joss and her St. Tropez tan team. Henry wanted his model’s tan to look like she was an old school hippie who’d been hitchhiking to Woodstock, naked. And that’s what he got thanks to skin prep with two layers of St. Tropez Instant Tan Lotion in Medium/Dark, then the brand’s Instant Tan buffed over the top using a mitt. And finally a large blusher brush was used to sweep St. Tropez Powder Bronzer Matte over the shoulders and the tops of the arms. Glow to go.


-Carly Hobbs (Instagram – Twitter)