Talia Sparrow is a Fashion Week veteran, working with the likes of Marchesa, Jenny Packham, and more to dictate the beauty trends we all fall in love with and follow into the next season. Plus, we can't forget the exquisite editorials she's had featured in the pages of Interview, V Magazine, and Marie Claire. Glam checked in with the makeup maestro as she prepped the cool, downtown version of the Jenny Packham girl for the designer's Fall 2015 show before making sure she puts her son to bed:
This is my normal wake up time, unless I have an early call time. Waking up this early allows me to prepare and get things situated before my son wakes up – and thankfully, I also time to meditate. I love starting the day with a moment to express gratitude and to clear out anything that's been bugging me. I also tend to catch up on emails during this time.
My son wakes up and it's all systems go getting him ready.
I take a quick look at my makeup kit, to make sure that everything is in there that may be needed for the Jenny Packham makeup test today.
I arrive at the Jenny Packham showroom and am completely wowed by the collection, yet again! Then the thinking cap goes on and ideas are thrown across between Jenny, the stylist, and myself. Jenny has previously shared the written inspiration of the collection, which gave me a nice starting point of what she was thinking for the makeup.
I prep the test model’s skin. Since it’s so cold in New York City, the skin needs to be moisturized and brought back to life.
My assistant Seevon has set up my kit and it is time for me to start on the look.
Skin is prepped and primed – and we decided to only using base where needed, rather than applying a full face. The collection is cool, fresh and young with a dash of rock and roll. So in keeping with this theme, we use base where needed and add mascara and black eyeliner in the water line. Finally, we mix Laura Mercier Eye Glacé in Blazing Sun with Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Cocoa and apply to the lower lash line.
There is a lot of back and forth until the look is finalized.
It’s time to pack up and go. My assistant Seevon and I grab lunch to discuss the breakdown of the look.
I run to Rite Aid to grab extra supplies – including cotton swabs and pads – for the show. My kit goes with Seevon, so she can make sure it’s in tip top shape for the next day.
I go through my emails and answer all that have come through.
I put my son to bed.
For dinner, I make something healthy and light, as it’s already pretty late.
I’m in bed, since I like to start the day early and end it early.