A Makeup Artist's Backstage Diary at MFW

Milan Fashion Week is go! And for the backstage makeup artists of this world that means days of back-to-back shows, multiple different looks to perfect and a myriad of models to makeover for each catwalk show. Under the hot lights, with the hairdryers blasting and dozens upon dozens of people milling around in often the tiniest of spaces the most artistic and detailed beauty looks can blossom. We briefed MAC Senior Artist Rachel O'Donnell with the task of capturing the essence of Milan's backstages for Byrdie in a visual diary. Keep scrolling to go backstage with Rachel and see inside the makings of a catwalk beauty look (note: involves pizza).