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Based in London, Mariesa has a background as a hair colourist and makeup artist, giving her a unique perspective into the world of fashion. A self confessed makeup obsessive, she's on a mission to investigate the best in hair, makeup and fashion in order to make the world a more beautiful place. You can follow more of her findings on makeupmarple.blogspot.com.

Beauty how to: a futuristic flash of aqua

David Koma's spring 2012 collection was based on the idea of a futuristic tribe. With fresh luminous skin and a flash of bright colour on the lower eye, it's a look that can take you from winter to spring with ease. Mel Arter and the MAC Pro Team created the fabulous look at David Koma. Backstage, she talked us through exactly what you need to achieve it. Find out how to create your own flash of futuristic makeup after the break.

Hair how to: Felicity Brown’s disheveled Victoriana

Felicity Brown’s beautiful collection for spring 2012 took inspiration from Victorian lady adventurers in Africa, such as Kathryn Hepburn in ‘African Queen’. Her focus was on combining the influences from both cultures, bringing together the similarities in traditional African neck adornments with elaborate Victorian tailoring. This made for a stunning and vibrant collection whilst still incorporating Felicity’s signature style. Her presentation was held in the…

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