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Workshop backstage @ Marr Factory 2014

By Liz Hancock

Workshop backstage @ Marr Factory 2014
Backstage at the Workshop spring-summer '14 show for Marr Factory 2014.

Workshop’s show for Marr Factory 2014 walked a sexily laid-back line, with artfully rebellious suiting and casuals.

For hair, Matt Benns – new creative director at Stephen Marr – said they were going for something a little more sexy than has been shown so far, with braiding pulled back to expose the face. “It has a little bit of a punkish edge because the styling for the clothing is very rock and roll,” says Benns.

To create the look, Benns and his team prepped the hair with OriginalMinearal Sea Salt Spray, and blow-dried it in. They created a tight panel of braiding down one side of the head, then left the other side loose with an un-done texture. The top was blow-dried to create a smooth finish, and given a swipe of shine with OriginalMineral Frizzy Logic Shine Serum.




For makeup, M.A.C’s Caitlin Lomas pared back the makeup and focused on hyper hydrated skin. Key products used to achieve this were M.A.C Strobe Cream and Cream Colour Base highlighters.

Brows were left full and scruffy, allowing the attention to be “all about the lashes.” Lomas and her team applied M.A.C 33 Lash, natural falsies with a slight peak in the middle section. “I chose these lashes because I don’t want them to look obviously fake, so they emphasise the lash without it being too much.”

To add an extra layer, the team finished with new M.A.C Studio Sculpt Lash. “It’s great because it has a one-sided brush so you can be more targeted with where you put the product. It’s really lengthening with no clumps.”

Nails were taken back with two coats of M.A.C Quiet Time – a gorgeously cold nude shade that’s neutral without being namby-pamby.



All photography by Olivia Hemus


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