About Me

Michelle is a makeup designer based in London, working worldwide, she has a passion for life's beauty and art and wants to help create stunning imagery and legendary films.

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Baartmans & Siegel S/S '14

1st Show of day 3 and again it was an early start today was the day that I had 4 shows so it meant a lot of running around and a lot of london taxi's argh!!!! 

The theme for the show was South Pacific Aviation, with make up references taken from The Talented Mr Ripley. The faces were kept clean, fresh and healthy looking. The skin was slightly bronzed, with well moisturised lips which we added a hint of pink lipstick to, groomed brows and lashes, and nude liner in the waterline with highlight in the inner corner of the eye to open up the eyes. 

The presentation took place amongst potted plants, while the models wore raw silk, summer shorts and knits - it looked great was a fab start to our day!
The makeup for the show was clean and fresh skin using the BBU pallet with a tiny bit of bronzer on the cheeks to give a bronzed feel we curled the lashes and added a little clear mascara and to finish the look we added little white shadow in the inner corner of the eye. 


Up Bright an early and on to the 2nd day of Mens Collections today I was back at the old sorting office heading the team for the YMC show..... 

The makeup for this show was clean and fresh, We were using OCC skin tint backstage very lightweight foundation perfect for this minimal look. 

This Spring Summer, the YMC collection utilises the brand’s signature blend of relaxed tailoring with an unmistakably playful edge. A minimal silhouette is offset by electrifying prints; combining the classic with the utterly modern – redefining the use of colour, print and texture as a tenet of the modern, masculine aesthetic.

Spencer Hart SS14

Off to another show we go and this time it was Spencer Hart. 

The show was at the old sorting office BFC Showspace, a big warehouse-type building which is a very cool venue for shows!

The make up for the show was kept minimal but matte and flawless and shine free..... 

I made sure that the team was armed with mattifier and powder puffs to keep down the shine... 

Spencer Hart said that his whole inspiration comes from music, particularly James Brown - which is what the models walked to, it was very fun and crazy and funky cool backstage The audience loved it - and Alice  the team manager spotted Dermot O'Leary and Reggie Yates on the he front row ;p 

John Smedley Mens Collections SS14

Mens Collections has crept up on us again and boy what a crazy 3 days I had, its seems like my shows were never ending but I'm not complaining ;p

I started off the LC: M bright an early for John Smedley it was my 2nd season heading the makeup for this collection and this year it was clean fresh and bronzed skin using a combination of NARS creamy counselors to touch up any redness and blemishes a little tinted moisturizer and NARS bronzers to warm up the skin.

The look was athletic leaving a little dew on the skin I really loved this show it was a nice way to start off a manic few days....

big love to the AOFM pro team for all there hard work.

Graduate Fashion Week 2013 (with Rimmel & AOFM pro)

Earier on this month I was lucky enough to be asked by AOFM pro & Rimmel to Design the looks backstage and head the teams for this years graduate fashion week 2013.

It was a mammoth task to take on we created over 30 looks for 600 plus graduate collections that featured in 24 amazing catwalk shows.

Set over 4 days our strong team of 26 created and executed beautiful catwalk looks
it was all about a dewy glow keeping the models skin fresh and youthful , the looks ranged from gold smokey eyes, crazy dolly lips to technicolor liners and shadows. 

Another firm favorite backstage was the rimmel apocalips highly pigmented liquid lip colors perfect to give pop to any look ... we saw bold Bright Orange, Fuchsia pink, classic red and deep cherry lips gracing the catwalks.

It was intense with 7 shows a day and 100s of models in and out of makeup but as always the tight nit teamwork payed off, we all had a fantastic time and were blown away from by the amazing graduate collections.

The makeup we created for the winner of the gold award at Graduate fashion week "Lauren Smith"  was a bold block color liner in 3 shades Pink, Green and Blue we thought it was fun and funky and complemented her collection very well.

I just want to say a huge thank you to AOFM PRO & Rimmel I had a amazing 4 days backstage it was so much fun :) 

Also big love and props to my 1st assistants, backstage manager and the amazing AOFM PRO team. 

CeeCee Nulty (key Artist Stage B) 
Kash Ali (Key Artist Stage A) 
Alice Moles (Backstage manager stage A & B)

I think my fav show  of the week was Istituto Marangoni they had snow and smoke (AZMING) ;p haha 

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

STOP FOUR: Fyodor Golan Moscow Fashion Week AW13

Wow something I never expected to do was go to Russia let alone go there to do makeup for mercedes benz fashion week Moscow. 

The amazing design Duo Fyodor Golan was invited to close Moscow fashion week and the lovely AOFM pro team and I were lucky enough to get to go backstage and do the makeup. 

This was my 5th show with Fyodor Golan each season and each show just keeps get better so I was obv very excited. 

We decided to keep the classic look I designed from the AW13 collection but add a couple of surprises for this special and amazing show. 

Our 1st (some would say extreme) look was 

The Golden Girl
I'm not sure how long you have been following my work but if you go back to AW12 the 1st ever show I done with Fyodor and Golan you will see we painted a girl in green glitter  link -
GREEN GLITTER GODDESS This season we body painted the model gold head to toe :)  We primed the skin with a golden water-based body paint. 

Then a finer gold glitter was placed on top with a mixing medium. 
To finish off the look we placed large particles of glitter over the top and then set it with a fixing spray.

Body Tattoo Print Girl

Next was a look that the team and I had a blast creating :) 

The body Tattooed Girl 

I had tattoo transfers made in the same print as some of Fyodor Golan’s 
garments. The transfers were then placed on to the skin and overlapped to
cover the entire body. Once we had finished placing the transfers, we then
body painted in some of the other finer details including flowers and petals it really was time consuming but as always my wonderful team pulled it together and what a creation it was. BIG THANKS TO INKWEAR.COM for helping me create the wonderful base prints :) 

I can honestly say I shall never forget going to moscow for fashion week what a wonderful time the team and I had and what an honour to be able to work with such talented designers that I not only admire for there work but also for there talent and warm hearts. 
I am truly blessed  :) 

Thought I should also share some photos from backstage and from the trip in Moscow :) enjoy xxx