Artist Shout-Out: Miranda Joyce

For this week’s instalment of my artist shout-out series, I wanted to highlight the work of the talented Miranda Joyce. Setting the beauty agenda backstage at a handful of this season’s shows, her looks at Margaret Howell, Matty Bovan, Roksanda and Ryan Lo presented a few key trends for SS19…

Image Credit @ Miranda Joyce Instagram // Ryan Lo SS19

Self-taught and with three decades of fashion industry experience under her belt, Miranda Joyce has worked with the likes of Kate Moss, Corinne Day, David Sims and Naomi Campbell to name but a few. Her work has featured in titles including Italian Vogue, Dazed & Confused and Elle, and her campaigns include the likes of Miu Miu and YSL. Not only is Miranda a great artist to watch for inspiration, her show looks from the SS19 fashion weeks were some of the most exciting of the season.

What we learnt from Miranda Joyce’s SS19 looks…

Gothic beauty for spring?

Drawing on Grimms’ Fairytales for heroine inspiration, Miranda created a Sleepy Hollow-esque look at Ryan Lo SS19. With smudgy kohl-rimmed eyes and a blood-red matte lip, she proved that gothic makeup can work for spring / summer.

Bushy brows are here to stay

Creating looks backstage at both Margaret Howell, Giada and Roksanda, Miranda made sure bushy brows were still front and centre of the beauty agenda for another season. Think brushed-up, natural looking brows, the fuller the better.

Peach cheeks without a new blusher

Blusher is back for SS19, and Miranda Joyce was one of the MUAs setting the trend at fashion week. There’s no need to invest in a new blush if you don’t want to thought. Miranda’s Roksanda girl wore Mac’s Amplified Lipstick in ‘Half ‘N Half’ to create a sheer, balmy hint of cheek colour.

There are no rules

I always love seeing a real statement look at fashion week, because not all art has to be wearable in the real world. Miranda’s look backstage at Matty Bovan SS19 was inspired by the Nintendo 64, and created with Mac’s highlight pigmented Chromacake colours.

See more of Miranda’s work on her Instagram

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