Beauty expert and make-up artist Emily Griffin knows a thing or two about what it’s like to survive a week long fashion event.
So we asked for her help and like a beauty superhero lovely Emily has come to our rescue with her top beauty tips on surviving Bath in Fashion
As any dedicated follower of Bath in Fashion will know; during the week-long celebration of style, fashion and culture, we’re treated to umpteen talks, exclusive events, interactive workshops and inspiring catwalk. It’s a week full of insight, wonder, excitement – and often very little sleep!
Each year, my pen comes out and that much anticipated week in my Spring calendar is boldly blocked out. With such a colourful mix of fashion characters, boozy brunches, early mornings and late night after parties, it’s a busy week that needs some preparing for – and notably flat shoes.
You’ll likely see me running between venues, and chasing the minutes between talks, in a frantic attempted to absorb it all. It’s a time when I rely heavily on caffeine fixes (thank you coffee shops of Bath) and heavy-duty concealer to take me through to the bitter sweet end.
With so much to see and not a moment to lose, here’s every beauty trick you need to survive Bath in Fashion and finish the week fresh as a daisy (or at least somewhat resembling what you were like before). It’s tried and tested – and you can thank me after.
The Facial Spritz
Caudalie Beauty Elixir 30ml £11.50 SPACENK
This little savour is the perfect mid-afternoon pick-me-up for on-duty maintenance – offering to refresh your mind as well as your make-up with its delicious ingredient list of grapes, orange blossom and organic balm mint. And what’s best is this Caudalie cult beauty mist comes in a handbag-ready size of 30ml.
The Multitasking Lippie
Lancome Shine Lover £21.00 Debenhams
Whilst you still want to look fabulous you don’t want the kitchen sink weighing you down. Instead, pick a few essential multitasking products to help you avoid over-packed handbags and aching shoulders. Lancome’s Shine Lover lipstick has a rich moisturising formula that gives you the care of a balm with a pop of gorgeous colour. It comes in an array of shades – from berries to nudes and pinks to plumbs – making it a great little accessory for your Bath in Fashion wardrobe.
The Cover Up
NARS Radient Creamy Concealer £22.00 House of Fraser
Late nights and long days take their toll – especially around your eye area. A cover-up is the answer to your make-up prayers during a busy week of any sorts. When you don’t have time to apply a fresh face, a concealer will give your eyes an instant boost and blur away any pimples that have rudely shown up uninvited.
NARS’s creamy concealer will help you hide a multitude of sins, late nights, and one to many G&Ts. Its hydrating lightweight formula means it’s perfect for covering up pretty much anything. Blemishes, under eye circles, you name it, it’ll cover it.
Bobbi Brown Sheer Finished Pressed Powder in Pale Yellow £26.00 Jollys
There’s a very big difference between dewy skin and oily shine – and the latter is something to avoid at all costs. To ensure your skin looks just the right level of matte, (and not that your attempt at strobing went horribly wrong), make sure you take a shimmer free touch-up powder along for the fashion ride.
This gorgeous pale yellow powder from Bobbi Brown will help to take the shine away as well as reduce any redness. It’s pressed and compact meaning there’s no chance of powder spillage; it’s neat, tidy, and slips discreetly into your bag.
So there you have it, my top beauty staples to help carry you through Bath in Fashion, keep you fresh, radiant and looking groomed to perfection.
But don’t forget your bottle of water, mints, oh and blister plasters, and itinerary, oh and of course your emergency iPhone charger…
Emily is creator of thelittlebeautyguide.com