Having worked the fashion week circuit for more seasons than I care to divulge, you still forget quite what a solitary existence it can be – especially when your flight is delayed by three hours so all your beauty buds are two shows ahead of you.
So, it was lovely to spy Bobbi Brown’s UK Pro artist George Pelosi backstage at Tibi who had been hand-selected by her make-up majesty to join the Bobbi Brown NYFW team. Having bemoaned my bedraggled state to all and sundry, putting it down to an eight hour flight and zero hours sleep, I realised that the fresh-faced goddess in front of me had been on the very same flight. And this could only mean some serious beauty grilling (after I’d found out the inspiration behind the look at Tibi, which was incidentally ‘urban cool girl’ courtesy of lead artist Kimberly Soane for Bobbi Brown).
Turns out her ability to defy sleep and eight hours of air conditioning is a combination of make-up (she recommends defined brows to lift the face, Bobbi Brown’s Extra Repair Moisturising Balm followed by Bobbi Brown’s BB Cream) and let’s face it, good ‘ol fashioned genes. Easy to say if you’re a make-up artist, right?
Well, not necessarily according to Peloski who started out doing an evening make-up course when working as a buyer for a medical company. Apparently it’s all about having the right products and mastering how to use them. That’s as may be, but right now I’d rather install the delightfully sunny Brit abroad in my bathroom every morning.