London Fashion Week may be over for another season, but we’re still obsessed with the work of one our favourite make-up artists, Maria Papadopoulou, who used Dr.Lipp on the models at Edeline Lee and Steven Tai. We just had to catch up with her and find out how she uses our award-winning multipurpose balm backstage.

What ways do you use Dr.Lipp at fashion week?

I always use Dr.Lipp to moisturise the models’ lips. Their lips need all the moisture they can get, especially during LFW. I also use it as a highlighter on the high planes of the face (cheekbones, cupid’s bow, arch of brows, bridge of nose, jaw line).

What are the benefits to carrying a multi-purpose balm in your kit?

It offers a lot of unexpected solutions; from softening a spot to treating a small burn (if one should accidentally touch the hot make up mirror lights) to mixing it with a pigment a creating a unique glossy eye shadow.

Is there a way that you use Dr.Lipp that our customers might not have thought of?

I will let you in a little secret of mine…Using a bit of Dr.Lipp on a mascara wand and brushing it through the brows sets them in place whilst offering a nice sheen.

What are the most essential items in your kit?

Skincare! I always cleanse, tone and moisturise the models’ skin and eyes with SUQQU and RMK products. I use Dr.Lipp for the lips.

Also, the Make Up For Ever Flash 12 Flash Color Palette No.900 and No.902 this creamy colours can be mixed to create any custom shade.

What is the best ‘hack’ you have learned backstage?

Interestingly, staying calm and collected is the greatest hack. Everything else comes naturally!

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Image Credit: Elisa Rocchi backstage at Steven Tai London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2018