Wednesday 2 July 2014

Graduate Fashion Week With Bourjois: Makeup Rundown

I was jumping for joy when Bourjois told me they wanted to take me to Graduate Fashion Week to learn everything about their makeup and how it is used for a fashion show and with the head makeup artist Lan Nguyen there to give us all of the tips and tricks of the trade... Well, I just couldn't wait. 

Firstly I want to say that the team behind Bourjois is honestly so lovely! It's so nice to see such a well known brand have such a lovely and down to earth team behind it. When I got there, I met the two other bloggers Jade and Em, the super lovely girls that I had the pleasure of spending the day with and we were then taken backstage to where the magic (makeup, of course...) happens! We sat down and chatted with uber talented head makeup artist Lan Nguyen and got to quiz her on all things beauty and Bourjois! So many tips, but the main one I picked up was don't worry about what the products are meant to be used for, use them for whatever you want! I'm talking eyeshadows as a highlighter or blush and blush as lipstick! Through doing this you'll get more use out of your products so they won't go to waste and of course it'll save you money in the long run and it looked amazing!

We got the chance to watch the University of East London Graduate Fashion Week show and I was super excited. I have had the opportunity to go to Fashion Week in the past but unfortunately things got in the way and in the end I couldn't so actually, this was my first proper fashion show! And boy, it definitely didn't disappoint. I love fashion and of course beauty and with the chance to see what goes on beauty wise backstage it made me think about the look as a whole a lot differently! For the UEL GFW show it was nude makeup all round and it looked amazing. Some of the collections we're quite jazzy and some we're very neutral and so it worked really well to compliment the looks so there wasn't too much going on and complimented all of the different pieces which I thought was really interesting to see. I was surprised to see so many pieces that I would actually wear myself and of course the show made me want to get my nude makeup down... 

After the amazing show with some super proud parents in the audience (I was sat next to some and they were going crazy, it was super nice to see and also kept me very amused during the show! I definitely heard Bella and Beautiful shouted rather a lot!) we headed backstage again to see more of what was going down makeup-wise for the shows coming up later. Smokey eyes we're a massive one and was really interesting to see how it was applied with the matte black and with eyeshadows as a highlight! 

Green equally played a big part with the focus being under the eye... I need to try this out! Plus, how gorgeous are these models?! If I could steal their faces and change them for my own then I definitely would, but for now, the makeup will just have to do.... 

On to the subtle gold and this MAC pigment was swept across the lids for subtle, yet beautiful yellow gold look. Super simple, yet super effective! 

I honestly had the best day and I am so so thankful to Bourjois for letting me come along with them! They gave me an amazing goody bag to take home of which I have been testing out so will update you with a haul and first impressions some time soon! 

What was your favourite look? 

Lorna x


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  1. Great post! The makeup looks are stunning!
    Ellie |

  2. Looks like a great day and sounds really interesting. I love that last look, the sweep of yellow gold!

    Sophie x


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