Fashion Week is in full swing and we’ve been caught up in a whirlwind of dewy skin, brushed out brows, and watercolor nails. The first Fashion Week happened way back in 1943, which means some pretty jaw-dropping things have happened since then—lucky for you, we’re here to spill it all. Keep flipping for nine surprising facts about Fashion Week beauty you didn’t know!
Bobby pins may be tiny little tools, but if weighed all of the ones used during Fashion Week at once, it would add up to 130 pounds.
Source: Engineering in Style
Ever wonder how much help the pros really need during Fashion Week? Makeup artist Pat McGrath says she had 50 assistants and 75 bags for New York, Milan, and Paris’ shows for F/W 14 shows.
Nail guru and chanteuse Deborah Lippmann used 2,000 bottles of nail polish for the nine shows she worked on during the S/S ’12 season.
According to MAC makeup artists, they miss a whopping 4,000 phone calls during London Fashion Week—apologies to your family!
Source: In Style UK
Think only models’ faces get the all star treatment? Think again. Behind the scenes at the Christian Dior’s F/W ‘12 show, models had concealer brushed onto to their hands to make them look even more pristine.
Over 30,000 espressos were served at London Fashion Week last season.
Source: London Fashion Week
MAC has 3,810 wands of mascara and 800 sets of lashes on standby each year.
Over 200,000 gift bags were given out to fashion show guests and press during New York Fashion Week in 2012.
Source: The Grindstone
Considering the fact we’ve just been jostled around backstage for the past few days invading models’ personal spaces, we have to end this roundup with this startling fact: the models are—wait for it—even prettier in person. We know it’s hard to believe, but it’s 100% a fact. So that’s that.
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