After nearly a month of show after show, the fashion and beauty crowd have reached Paris. The end is nigh, soon we'll be able to look back over the past four weeks (and as many cities) to see which trends will be taking over our wardrobes and makeup bags come autumn. But we're getting ahead of ourselves, the shows are still happening across the channel! We loved having a MAC makeup artist covering Milan so much that we asked another MAC senior artist, this time Rebecca Butterworth, to report back from the front line—or rather the backstage—to capture just what it's like to work behind the scenes. Keep scrolling to go backstage with Rebecca at Paris Fashion Week, starting with her most recent snaps.
Val Garland's inspirations included Charlotte Rampling, Helmut Newton and 70's night clubs for Ungaro.
One of the finished make ups. I will never not love the combo of pink and orange together!
Alex Box working her makeup magic in the middle of photographer chaos. Watching her work is one of the highlights of the shows for me!
Issey Miyake always writes beautiful messages to his models. His backstage is always so calm yet upbeat.
After the storm…
Delicate bands of gold wrapped around lips at Vionnet.
At the end of every show, silence descends as we all check our social media.
Even in the rain Paris is beautiful. It's my favourite city to work in.
Run-through on the amazing, futuristic, set for Yang Li. The light had a magical, strobelike quality when the girls were walking.
Sometimes it takes two people to get the job done quickly!
But there's still time for a bit of posing!
(Ed note: And photobombing!)
Creating bruised lips and monotone skin at Yang Li by using MAC A/W 16 Forecast Lip Palette and a new lipstick launching later this year.
That oval brush is the MAC Oval 6 Brush (£35) designed for applying foundation, powder and blusher.
Val's inspiration board for Yang Li.
Sullen teen rebels with black patent lips designed by me for AALTO.
(Ed Note: Re-create the look with Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss, £20, in Repulse Pure Black. You can also use a black gloss to deepen and darken brighter red and pink lipglosses and lipsticks you already own. Or for making a smoky glossy!)
The hair reference board for AALTO.
A makeup artist has to eat! Best nachos at a tiny, secret Mexican cantina in Le Marais.
Check back tomorrow for more backstage pictures!