Comments 20 FEBRUARY 2013

Backstage beauty: It's playtime at London Fashion Week

Full of glitter, colour and a British sense of humour, the makeup kits behind this season's London Fashion Week showed the world that we don't need to take ourselves too seriously.

Vivienne Westwood of course lead the way with a playful geisha-like look. Stepping down a notch from the emerald green and cobalt blue faces of her last season, the British designer kept her models chalk-white with bold artistic strokes outlining facial features for an oriental feel to her Red Label collection.

If Vivienne's leading ladies looked untouchably made-up then London-based designer, Apu-Jan, offered up doll-like makeup which is more suitable for everyday wear. With creamy blush blended over both the cheeks and brow bones of each model's impeccably dewy skin, the rag-doll style was perfected with a chic top knot woven with wool.

Aside from the week's theme of chaotic colour was a beacon of ladylike elegance and flawless skin that shone from the runways of Alice Temperley and Julien Macdonald as they took groomed brows and taupe colours to another level.

HELLO! Online goes backstage to bring you the very best of beauty at LFW's Autumn/Winter 2013...


Vivienne Westwood keeps up the light hearted atmosphere backstage as she poses with her playfully made-up models 

Working the geisha-look from the top to the tips, the models backstage of Vivienne Westwood's Red Label collection had fun being styled with ringlets to go with their eccentric makeup 

The motto backstage at John Rocha makes hair extensions an absolute essential this season 

With layers of extensions along the bottom lashes, elongated lip liner and a pale finish to the skin, it was the radiance boosting base that was at the heart of Louise Gray's Autumn/Winter 2013 looks 

Taiwan-born designer, Apu-Jan created a playful woollen rag-doll look with baby-blue eyeshadow and a fucshia blush stippled over both the cheeks and brow bones 

Alice Temperley's hairstylists take their time to form flawless chignons for each of the designer's models 

With groomed brows, glowing skin and precision-lined eyes the models are ready and waiting to head onto the runway at Alice Temperley 

When paring down to the pale this Autumn/Winter 2013, bring warmth to the face with a dusting of bold copper over the eyelids. Keep skin simple and dewy for a fresh daytime look 

The models backstage at Fashion East got their girly side out as they were dusted down with a glittering finish for the show 

There was not a nail out of place backstage at the Michael van der Ham show as nail art experts CND were there to provide modern manicures for all 

The models at Michael van der Ham loved the CND manicures that finished off their looks which featured a heavy smokey eye, nude lips and false fringes 

Looking effortlessly preened with magenta tinted lips, a model waits to be dressed behind the scenes at Paul Smith 

An English rose complexion topped off with a taupe-toned smokey eye and impeccably styled hair was key to Julian Macdonald's show this season 

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