London Fashion Week SS17

Val Garland The Hole LFW SS17

London fashion week is a wrap and if like me you struggle to keep up, here are a few looks you definitely shouldn't miss!

Dark Lips caught everyone's attention this season starting with the 'Hole' created by Val garland.

I am a huge fan of Val's, in my eyes the queen of British makeup, so she is always my first go to to see what's hot on the catwalk. My favourite look from Val this show season was of course Gareth Pugh.

Val's look for the Preen show was also a definite standout and it shows that bare makeup does not need to be boring! Delicately placing pressed flowers on the the faces and bodies of the models created a look that completely innovated the spring flowers theme in an incredibly dreamy and whimsical way. Fresh dewy skin was again the base for this look using the colourful flowers as an embellishment. 

Val Garland for Preen LFW SS17

I am also a massive fan of Andrew Gallimore and you can always rely on him for edgy and eye catching looks that never fail to inspire.

I love the amazing dark lip look he created for Fyodor Golan. 

The metallic Cupid's bow sets this apart from the norm and shows Why Andrew is a creative genius. So simple yet so effective.

Andrew Gallimore Dark Lips LFW SS17

A lot of the shows this season focuses on bare skin, sheen and gloss. I've always been a fan of sheen, I just think it lifts everyone's complexion.

No Makeup Makeup LFW SS17

Make sure you invest in the MAC Prep & Prime+ to ensure you get that dewy fresh finish with a lasting glow.

My favourite show for creativity was hands down the Sophia Webster show. Val Garland used graphic black liner to create distinct lines on the eyes in various shapes which ties in with the overall 60s theme of the collection.

Sophie Webster Dolly Birds of Paradise
Sophie Webster Dolly Birds of Paradise
Sophie Webster Dolly Birds of Paradise

“I love Dreamgirls” Webster told Refinery29. “I’ve watched it quite a few times. Then I was watching [Alfred Hithcock’s] The Birds randomly, and I thought that would be quite cool to merge that. And I was thinking of Birds of Paradise anyway, for colour and the plants. And then I got more into the' 60s and I thought it would be cool to do... Dolly Birds of Paradise!” 

An integral part of my makeup courses at CLMA is to teach students how to research the history of makeup. This shows how you can take inspiration from decades and really have fun taking it into 2017!

This throwback look for the Ryan Lo show by makeup artist Isamaya Ffrench is a perfect example of bringing era makeup into current fashion trends. She created a seamless merge between a China Doll and the Venetian Circus that brought together the overarching themes drawn from different cultural stylings. 

Ryan Lo LFW SS17
Ryan Lo LFW SS17

Here are some of my LFW kit essentials that will always see you through from start to finish

Embryolisse- all the models are pulled from pillar to post so need a lot of skin TLC. This moisturiser is the staple prouduct backstage for hydrating and priming without overloading the skin.

Your job doesn't stop at makeup; you're expected to help out in every stage so make sure you have your protector hood at the ready because the last thing any designer wants is a foundation stained neck line.

(Now Available to buy at the CLMA shop)

A Light coating of mascara is key for fashion week looks so get your fan brushes at the ready and paint away.

Spike brush is available at

MAC prep and prime
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Protector Hood
Spike Cassie Lomas Makeup Brushes


That's my LFW Wrap Up! Comment with your favourite looks of this season.