Whether you think fashion is all glitter and glamor, or you are more focused on the dirt behind the glitter, it would be hard to deny that there is something oh-so special about going behind the scenes at one of the most expected events.
And that is what a famous makeup artist lets her followers and fans do by documenting her experience during her very first London Fashion Week – capturing everything from celebrity spots to the core of cosmetic work.
Sofia Tilbury, 26, who is the cousin of makeup legend Charlotte Tilbury, took a camera to document every aspect of her London Fashion Week debut – where she worked on four of the most prominent shows of the season, shaping the faces of various high-profile fashion stars, as well as many more and upcoming models.
A star in the making: celebrity makeup artist Sofia Tilbury, niece of beauty profile Charlotte Tilbury, gave her fans a glimpse into life behind the scenes during London Fashion Week
Expert: it was the 26-year-old London Fashion Week ever, but that didn't stop her from working on a whole series of shows, including Agent Provocateur's catwalk event
Practice makes perfect: Sofia revealed that she had worked for years at her aunt's company after she started working at a beauty salon in the store
After exchanging sweet text messages with her aunt, in which Charlotte Sofia wished for success in her LFW debut, the make-up pro went to her first show, traveling in style on a scooter – a sure way of controlling the manic traffic of to beat the city.
First on her agenda was Agent Provocateur, who certainly gave her season a sizzling start thanks to the provocative lingerie shown on the catwalk – which was complemented by what Sofia described as a & # 39; timeless classic look with a modern edge & # 39 ;.
& # 39; We have a polished eyebrow, a blushing cheek, a preformed lip – that is a red lip that we have brightened with a lighter red in the middle – Charlotte & # 39; s classic feline film and mascara, & # 39; Sofia explained.
But it wasn't just the faces of the models that needed attention during this show – on the contrary.
At one point, Sofia is squatting into powder from a model's derriere that was completely visible in a lace black thong, with the beauty expert making sure every inch of the fashion star looked in top shape before she made her off the catwalk off.
& # 39; Agent Provocateur is all about glamor, pleasure and the art of seduction and self-confidence, so for the AW19 show I wanted to create a timeless beauty look that gives you this confident, seductive and hypnotizing feeling when you get their beautiful ready-wear wears real canals- clothing collection, & Sofia said.
& # 39; A natural complexion with a beautiful Hollywood glow, cheeks with a soft blush of Sex on Fire and a highlight in the highlights of the face.
Go the extra mile! The models in the lingerie show had more skin to see than most, which means that Sofia had to apply makeup in a number of rather unexpected places
Continue with the show: Sofia & # 39; s video diary shows her squatting and applying powder to the derriere of a model before she walked the catwalk
Fresh off the press: To perfect the complexion of the models, Sofia used the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Vanish! Color correctors, as well as the Magic Away Concealer
& # 39; For the eyes, my trademark elongated, glossy black feline film and all finished with a lush, seductive high-gloss, ruby red lip for striking glamor on the catwalk! & # 39;
On Sofia's second day, she competed with the Temperley London show, with the beauty pro who shares that the look for this catwalk event felt like second nature to her for a number of reasons – not least because she and Charlotte with designer Alice Temperley have worked a number of times in the past.
The makeup chosen for the show was also one of Charlotte & # 39; s signatures – & # 39; the Pillow Talk look & # 39; – of which Sofia notes that & # 39; her most famous & # 39; is.
& # 39; To bring Alice & # 39; s vision of Italian summer flights and al fresco sunset nights to life, I have created a dreamy, ethereal look for Temperley London SS20, which is about the naturally beautiful, complexion-enhancing power of Pillow Talk! & # 39; she said.
& # 39; I made a super fresh, peach-pink glowing complexion with a jeweled doll of sparkle on the eyes, so they sparkled like diamonds!
& # 39; The beautiful, pearly pink and peachy bronze hues really open the eyes, making them instantly look bigger and brighter and perfectly complement the soft color palette of the summer collection.
& # 39; To complete this beautiful look and for the dreamiest, most natural looking, nude pink pout, I used the iconic Pillow Talk Lip Cheat and Matte Revolution Lipstick. & # 39;
On the road! To maximize her working time, Sofia used a scooter to quickly glide between shows, allowing her to avoid traffic
Busy bee: the video from the makeup artist offered a small glimpse of the madness behind the scenes
Superstar: during the Fashion For Relief show, Sofia helped her aunt and did the makeup to Victoria & # 39; s Secret star Stella Maxwell
High praise: she also worked on drag queen Miss Fame, who talks about Sofia & # 39; s & # 39; talent & # 39; and impressive & # 39; makeup artistry & # 39; spoke
Fun and games: during the Olivia Rubin show, Sofia created a look that was all about color
One of the highlights for Sofia, however, was the catwalk extravaganza from Fashion For Relief.
The charity was founded in 2005 by Naomi Campbell and helps raise money for various humanitarian and ecological goals through fashion-oriented events, such as this season's catwalk show.
In addition to encountering Naomi backstage, Sofia also had the opportunity to work on fashion superstar Stella Maxwell, a Victoria & # 39; s Secret model whose career has skyrocketed in recent years.
& # 39; At the Fashion For Relief show I helped Charlotte, and I did a beautiful model named Stella Maxwell, & # 39; Sofia shared, showing pictures of the gigantic backstage setup.
& # 39; What they wanted was a graphic eye, but not your typical graphic eye where you do a large lining and a feline film. I think they wanted something else. Then they also wanted a really spotty, smoky eye. & # 39;
In addition to Stella, Sofia also worked on drag queen Miss Fame, who was full of praise for the upcoming makeup star.
& # 39; Stunning, intelligent and talented, & # 39; said Mrs. Fame when she was asked to describe Sofia before she added: & # 39; Her makeup skills are over. & # 39;
Excited: although Sofia has been working for her aunt for a number of years, this season marked her first ever London Fashion Week
Star spotting: Fashion For Relief was founded in 2005 by Naomi Campbell and she joined the show this year
Ready, set, go: the video captured every aspect of a fashion show, from rehearsals behind the scenes (left) to the real catwalk event (right)
Chaos: There were a lot of makeup artists, hairstylists and models backstage at the Fashion For Relief show
& # 39; It was great to see Naomi Campbell and see everyone working towards a very special goal, & # 39; Sofia reminded himself of the event.
But although Fashion For Relief was certainly an unforgettable moment in the Sofia Fashion Week program, it was certainly not the last. On her fourth day of the season, the makeup artist was back in action at the Olivia Rubin show, where she created a look that was all about & # 39; having fun & # 39 ;.
& # 39; I was so excited to work with the great Olivia Rubin for her SS20 collection, & # 39; Sofia shared.
& # 39; The presentation was based on the idea of Olivia & # 39; s ice cream parkour, with incredible candy colors and pastel-colored rainbows, so I wanted to create a makeup look that really came to the collection.
& # 39; This look is all about experimenting with color and having fun! It is naturally fresh, shiny and beautiful with a bit of a rebellious side! The skin is dewy with a glow, a fresh but polished complexion and blush in the style of the 80s for youthful looking, pinkish pink cheeks.
& # 39; For the pastel-colored paint I was inspired by the beautiful, beautiful colors in the collection – it's all about creating shapes on the eyes, using color blocks, softly faded and mixed, undefined. The lips were natural and soft with a soft pink spot. & # 39;
Speaking of Sofia's work, designer Olivia Rubin could not stop gushing about the makeup look she had made for the show and described it as & # 39; original, innovative and feminine & # 39 ;.
Necessities! Sofia has a whole range of Charlotte Tilbury supplies with her when she works at shows and events
Bond: The beauty professional seems to be following in her aunt's footsteps
But while Sofia & # 39; s London Fashion Week diary was all about documenting her success, the makeup artist also opened up how she worked her way up through the industry to reach such a milestone in her career. to achieve.
& # 39; I always knew I wanted to do something creative, I just didn't know what it was & # 39 ;, Sofia shared. & # 39; I've always drawn since I picked up a brush (the first time).
& # 39; When I started working at Charlotte, my first position was applying makeup and then I was one of the second assistants, & # 39; she remembered.
& # 39; I would pack kits and organize brush straps, in the meantime also help and do makeup. & # 39;
Since then, however, Sofia has gone from strength to strength and has worked with all sorts of stars at all sorts of high-profile events, including this year's Met Gala where she worked on the stunning look of Julia Garner for the night.
Earlier this year, she also played in a campaign for Charlotte's newest launch – the Airbrush Flawless Foundation – that appeared alongside her aunt, a whole host of models and screen legend Joan Collins.
The beauty professional has also collected an impressive following on Instagram and astonished her 132,000 followers with snaps behind the scenes, candid images and makeup tutorials.
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