Fashion For Relief Haiti A/W 2010: Backstage At London Fashion Week

25/08/2010 11:28 | Updated 22 May 2015

Alexandra BurkeAlexandra Burke backstage at the show. MyDaily staff

MAKEUP: Terry Barber for MAC

HAIR: Johnnie Sapong for L'Oréal Professionel

SNAPSHOT: Sunny glamour

THE SCOOP: Naomi Campbell's charity fashion show for The White Ribbon Alliance for Haiti was about much more than just the clothes on the runway, and the 30 celebrity models, including The Saturdays, Geri Halliwell, Amanda Holden and many others. It was about getting the crowd involved and, more importantly, giving. Since the models were real people and not all trained catwalkers, the hair and makeup concepts were about celebrating individual beauty. As Barber explained, "With a show like this you just do beauty, you can't do concept on people who aren't models. I wanted to get something that was quite fresh, not very shadowy or smoky. It was about pared-down sexy."

Sapong echoed the sentiment for hair, stating, "The whole idea behind the hair is an essence of individuality. It's not about something uniform. A lot of the hair was soft, sexy and inspired by Brigitte Bardot."

GET THE LOOK - MAKEUP: Barber used MAC Silver Dusk Iridescent Powder on lids for a pale, creamy effect, and then Swiss Chocolate Eye Shadow to shade through the socket. "I love how the shadow goes a bit rouge-y around the eye," Barber told us backstage. He also used Cream Colour Base in Pearl all over to create a fresh, dewy skin tone and muted down Morange bright orange lipstick for a peachy coral hue. His top tip for rocking a coral pout? "I didn't want to use any gloss - sometimes even a bit of gloss can cheapen it."

GET THE LOOK - HAIR: Girls with long locks were given a soft wave that was sexy, had movement and felt fresh and chic, while shorter-haired girls were styled with messy updos à la Bardot and Sophia Loren. Sapong used TecniArt Pli Thermo Fixing Spray and Infinium Hairspray from L'Oréal to hold locks in place when he curled hair. There were two choices of curl on offer; for barrel curls, Sapong used curling tongs, while pin curls were set using a Cloud 9 iron - "It's about creating the wave rather than the curl," he told us.


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