Beauty wrap-up: day two
Beauty director Alexis and beauty assistant Lisa on the beauty trends from backstage at MBFWA 2012
May 02, 2012
The hair at Talulah was the perfect blend of beachy and boho, all relaxed waves and lots of shine. Tresemmé’s Joh Bailey kept it simple, wrapping small sections of hair around a hot tong. Once the curls were set, he brushed them out for a natural finish and scrunched in a little TRESTwo Extra Hold Hairspray, $7.99, 1800 061 027.
Backstage at Michael Lo Sordo, models rocked modern half-moon manis painted in a sophisticated duo of safari tones – Essie Case Study and Sew Psyched, $18.95 each, (02) 9477 6900. To DIY, start with a protective base coat. Essie senior nail technician Ali Veras loves the Protein Basecoat, $18.95, (02) 9477 6900. “It strengthens nails as well as preventing staining,” she says. Paint on two thin coats of creamy beige then, when dry, paint a half-moon shape over the top in khaki.
Under the sea
The make-up theme of Magdalena Veleveska’s show was based on a futuristic mermaid. Think Ariel-meets-2012, with ultra-dewy skin and a zincy-yellow lip. Napoleon Perdis make-up artist, Kate Squires, says to make the colour more wearable using a gold lip gloss or mixing a yellow eyeshadow with a clear gloss as a sheer version of the trend. Try: Napoleon Perdis Luminous Lip Veil in Gold and The Beautiful, $27, napoleonperdis.com.
Renya Xydis whipped up super-slick wet-look styles using Wella Professionals SP Hydro Finish, $32, 1800 028 280. She worked product into damp hair, rolling up sections and pinning. If that’s too complicated for everyday, Xydis suggests trying the wet-look at night: just add a little product to the crown of dry hair, then brush it back off your face and leave it hanging loose down your back.
Now, that’s glamour
Johanna Johnson went real old-school with ’40s-inspired gowns literally dripping in delicious beads, sequins and glitz. Maybelline’s make-up director, Nigel Stanislaus, created a soft, smoky eye and pink lip to complement the gowns – but best of all, there was a sparkly brow. Surprisingly subtle, he used Maybelline NY Baby Lips ($3.95, 1300 369 327) on the brow, then dusted them with gold shadow for a hint of sparkle that made the models’ faces look like they were glistening all over.
Alexis Elia, beauty director and Lisa Patulny, beauty assistant