19 December 2013, 7pm – 8.30pm
There can’t be that many exhibitions where one of the focal areas of the gallery shop is a cosmetics stand heaving with glossy, rich lip colour. But at the Isabella Blow retrospective at Somerset House, the Nars make-up counter seems perfectly at home, along with a display of the intoxicating tuberose scent, Fracas, that was another Blow signature. While many of us also have a love of dazzling, deeply glamorous red lips, actually finding the right colour and then being able to apply it perfectly is a different matter entirely. For anyone lacking the supreme confidence of the legendary stylist and muse – and let’s face it that is most of us – Jane Richardson, lead stylist at Nars, is giving a workshop on how to find your perfect lip colour amongst the myriad reds out there, from coquettish pink reds to the rich Tamara de Lempicka reds that were amongst Blow’s favourites. She will explore the dos and don’ts of wearing red lipsticks and will be dishing out tips on how to apply it to the best effect. So you can channel your inner siren just in time for party season.