Behind the Scenes with Makeup Artists During Fashion Week


Wouldn’t it be lovely to be just an observer behind the scenes during fashion week. Watching the before and afters, observing the makeup artists do their magic (hopefully picking up a few tips here and there), and of course, watching the models being transformed.

Allure has gone backstage at Paris fashion week for decades. We were the first to show the world what the moments leading up to a runway show are like, giving readers a glimpse at the hairstylists and makeup artists working tirelessly behind the scenes. This season, we asked makeup artist Vincent Oquendo to show us what it’s like working beyond the catwalk, getting his A-list clients ready to sit front row, pose for street-style photographers, and let loose at the week’s never ending dinners, parties, and after parties.

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