My Backstage Must-Haves

London Fashion Week SS16 begins on Friday, picking up where an exciting NYFW left off this week. I'm busy prepping for the Burberry women's show, happening this Monday.

I’ve been directing makeup for the Burberry shows for more than a decade, and by now it’s a well-oiled machine, with everything perfectly planned in advance. My team knows how I like the makeup to look – it has to feel effortless and wearable – but whether the look is simple or involved, my kit needs to be ready for anything. Models can turn up straight off an international flight, or their skin might be a bit sensitive after doing back-to-back shows, so I have to respond accordingly, ensuring I have the full spectrum of base shades too. My most trusted tools and products are with me at every show, as well as the must-haves I need to get myself ready for when the photographers and beauty editors arrive. Nothing beats the energy backstage before a big show – after months of planning and all the work on the day – the show itself is always such a great reward at the end of it all.

Roll on LFW!