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Fashion month is pandemonium – but in the midst of new, exciting and occasionally terrifying trends, some things weather the storm of change. Make up maestro Gucci Westman is rarely seen without Dr. Hauschka’s exquisite {Rose Day Cream} – rich in emollient shea butter and avocado to rehabilitate stressed-out model skin (all that flying/war paint/raving takes its toll). Reparative and conditioning, dry complexions quickly drink it up – while the inclusion of marshmallow and St. John’s wort works to soothe irritation, calm inflammation and help to re-establish equilibrium.

And of course, no backstage would be complete without Embryolisse {Lait-Crème Concentré}; used behind-the-scenes at Jason Wu by Diane Kendal, to smudge brown liner and create a slightly glossy, smoky-eyed effect. And at Proenza Schouler – adored for their boundary-pushing – Diane elected to dispense with make up altogether (terror)! She scrapped foundation and concealer in favour of a generous dollop of this brightening and beautifying potion, massaged into models’ skin to grant an über-dewy, fresh-faced finish.

And if you fancy looking as lit-from-within as the flawless Jing Wen (pictured above, snapped backstage during NYFW), but aren’t brave enough to completely forgo some complexion perfecting enhancement – find out how to lighten up and ‘youthify’ your base with South Korea’s latest foundation fixation {right here}.

Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…