Nude nails and two-tone lips ruled the catwalks at fashion week
Lisa Haynes went behind the beauty scenes at London Fashion Week to discover the looks for next spring ...
Just before his show, Jasper Conran tweeted: "26 models, 15 hair stylists, 14 dressers, 13 cans of hair spray, 12 make-up artists, 3 manicurists ... backstage."
It can take up to three hours of preening and pampering to prepare a model for a ten-minute catwalk show.
The hair, the make-up, the nails, the skin – no beautifying detail is left undone.
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Here are next season's catwalk looks to follow for a spring/summer 2013 glow.
Bye bye traditional black. Make-up artists offered a true blue take on smoky eyes this year.
At Antoni & Alison, sockets were loaded with bright blue and eyes were aqua bright at both Moschino Cheap & Chic and Clements Ribeiro.
For Mary Katrantzou, MAC's Val Garland mixed blue and red Lipmix to create a bespoke midnight inky blue finish on eyelids.
When one colour just isn't enough, try next season's two-tone pout.
MAC's Andrew Gallimore was the king of this technique, first creating an orange and fuchsia eye-popping summery lip at Holly Fulton.
Dubbing them "sunblock-neon" lips he used neon pink in the outer corners of the lip, orange Lipmix towards the middle, and then softly blurred the two hues together with a blending brush.
One thing to note about nails for next season: nude, nude and more nude.
Marian Newman for MAC describes it as the strongest talon trend she's seen in 15 years.
Jenni Longworth for Revlon also used versions of modern nudes at Daks and Christopher Raeburn.
Forget facelifts, a scattering of freckles is the S/S13 way to get a youthful look. Make-up artists went dotty over the facial feature of the season. Varying tones of brow pencil were stippled across cheeks and noses to enhance or replicate models' own freckles at Moschino Cheap & Chic, and a smattering of freckles were applied to sculpted cheekbones at Sass & Bide.
Long, loose hair is getting a holiday next spring for tied-up tresses.
The message is simple – when hair is off the face and pulled back, clothes can do all the talking.
Hair was given a swishy twist at Antonio Berardi with a sporty rope braid – a literal twist on the plait. At Mulberry, Sam McKnight created low, dishevelled chignons bound with small plaits dubbed the "braided bunch".