Ong-Oaj Pairam’s collection for SS15 saw BodyShop’s key make-up artist Lan Ngyuyen-Grealis create a look inspired by the geisha traditions of the Far East infused with the 1950s to create a fresh and healthy look to incorporate the designers original stimuli.
Due to the pastel colours of Pairam’s garments, delicate pinks, greens and blues were amalgamated into the faces but intensified with vibrant, neon tones. The overall finished look complimented the fantastic runway show and every model was immaculate.
Sitting front row and very near to the opening of the catwalk, the heat from the lights were horrendously intense and even sitting down awaiting the show to start, I could feel my top start to stick to me. Powdering my nose thereafter, I couldn’t help but notice later that the models were very poised with invisible pores and not a shiny nose in sight. BodyShop’s skin primer, ‘Matte It’, priced at just £12, was used on every model before BB Creams and foundations. Of course it was set with a powder on top but the primer really held the make up together well and upon speaking to one of the models, they said it wasn’t heavy or greasy nor did they feel clogged up with make-up.
In terms of eyes for this look, the Metallic Eye Definer was a key element and the 11 Vibrant Emerald Green, priced at £8, was used to accentuate the models eye area. This bold colour was definitely different from the heavy, smoky eyes many make-up artists get carried away with doing and it completely spoke the words ‘fresh’ and ‘new’ to the audience.
I always have and probably always will be a fan of using a good concealer as a lip base for ombre or even just to help mattify a lipstick and for this look in particular, the Concealer All In One, £6.50, was lightly brushed onto the lips and was then coated on the inner lip, with a Colour Crush in 14 Magenta Be Rouge, £10 for a pop of colour. This fluid use of colour throughout the show reminds me of candy and sweet treats whilst the fashion hints otherwise. Awfully good metallic and detailed prints give a nudge at the ‘good girl gone bad’ story and I don’t think the make-up could help make that anymore clearer.
Written by: Savannah LiuRead More