LIL Collective at The Global Gift Gala. Getting ready Part 1!

LIL Collective were thrilled to be invited along to illustrate guests at the star-studded Global Gift Gala at the Corinthia Hotel in London last weekend. It was a fantastic opportunity for the three of us to work together side by side.

And we were extremely lucky to be sent a bag full of products from Clinique beforehand, to ensure that we would look as glamorous as possible on the night. You'd think that as we all love painting ladies faces that we'd be just as addicted to painting our own....but our make-up bags were a bit of a sorry state before these beauties arrived! 

Emma Block likes to keep her make up as natural as possible, so opted for a Rhobust Rhubarb Chubby Stick on her cheeks and Chunky Cherry Chubby Stick on her lips. And her lovely barely-there base was Superbalanced foundation in silk ivory.

Niki Groom (Miss Magpie) went for a stronger look, with a black eyeliner and a super bright lip. After much testing of colours on a Clinique counter she went for Cherry Pop Lipstick and to keep it super glossy she added Superbalm Moisurising Gloss in Raspberry over the top. The Pretty Easy Liquid Eyelining Pen was exactly that, and so she managed perfect little flicks at the corner of her eyes!

Niki Groom wearing Cherry Pop lipstick by Clinique

Niki Groom wearing Cherry Pop lipstick by Clinique


Willa prefers to accentuate her eyes and leave her lips nude. She's the Queen of shading so worked some magic with the Clinique's All About Shadow in Jammin' shade and High Impact Mascara in Black. Then a touch of Chubby Stick Lip Balm in Curviest Caramel and she was ready!

So, a big thank you to the team at Clinique for helping us to feel like total super stars for the night. We are used to putting paintbrush to paper not our faces.....and so it was lots of fun being able to add colour to our own blank canvases for once!

There's lots more to come about the Global Gift Gala. What we wore, who we drew, what materials we painted with.  To keep regularly updated please follow us onInstagram and sign up for our newsletter.


Willa, Niki and Emma at the Global Gift Gala  Flashmat  Booth!

Willa, Niki and Emma at the Global Gift Gala Flashmat Booth!