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Photography by Dima Hohlov

How FKA twigs became a warrior for her Roundhouse shows

The avant-pop star shares how Galliano inspired her graphic make-up

FKA twigs performed her biggest shows to date last week at London's Roundhouse, but just like anything twigs does, the scale of the show couldn't diminish her minute attention to detail. Among cages of red light and acrobatic dance routines, the singer was styled to her fingertips in a continuation of her intricate look from this year's Brit nominations, sporting temporary face tattoos and glimmers of gold and taupe all over. According to M.A.C make-up artist Naoko Scintu, who spent an hour pre-show painting designs onto twigs free-hand, the look was inspired by 80/90s gothic and “punk-chic” style. Get an exclusive peek at the up-close details via our gallery above – shot by Dima Hohlov – and read twigs' own thoughts on her warpaint:

FKA twigs: “Creating music and visuals for my album was so exhilarating but sometimes I found myself struggling to portray on the outside how you felt on the inside. When I went on stage I felt like I craved warpaint so I could stomp through my shows. I was really inspired by a picture from a Galliano show, it was so tribal and strong. I take elements of the linear face strokes and even apply it for when I go out casually, a line down my chin, dots and stripes on my face. I feel like a warrior on the inside so I want to reflect my mood visually.”