Mac teams saturate backstage, sponsoring a load of the shows and placing their Pro teams amongst the other freelance make-up assistants. Other brands include L'Oreal, Revlon, Rimmel and MaxFactor. Mostly, it's big high street brands with big budgets. Luxury brands such as Chanel, Dior, Armani etc.. don't really have as much of a presence apart from on their own shows. However, there is always a YSL touche eclat, or a Chanel mascara floating around, out of site from photographers and press.
This season my shows were sponsored by L'Oreal, Rimmel, Topshop and Mac. I know Mac and Topshop make-up well, but previously L'Oreal and Rimmel didn't feature too heavily in my kit....... Make-up artists can be a bit snobby about products, having cases filled with all the most expensive and exclusive collections. However I found some really good affordable make-up this week, which rivals a lot of the over priced rubbish out there.
This season I also got to head up my own team, for designer Jayne Piersons presentation. I used a great lipstick pencil called Hedonist by Topshop mixed with a Mac pencil called Summertime and finished the look with loads of mascara. I love the L'Oreal volume million lashes in extra black http://www.boots.com/en/LOreal-Paris-Volume-Million-Lashes-mascara_1048297/?cm_re=c1030_image1-_-loreal_cosmetics-_-million_lashes&cm_sp=brand_treatment-_-c1030-_-c1030_image1