Backstage at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia we spotted more than a few beauty trends, but we also kept a tally of the most-used products. Session stylists and makeup artists work hard and fast behind the scenes, and it's the "heroes" that become their multi-tasking, fix-all, use everywhere and on everything products. If you're wondering what your next beauty purchase might be, step this way.
When it came to describing the makeup look for Zambesi's Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia show, Mac Cosmetics' Amber Dreadon said that if Japanese Manga and Madonna met in the middle, it would be this look. The lips have a crazy big '90s influence with dark liner around the outside and a lighter stone shade in the middle, while the hair by Redken's Darren Borthwick creates a neat profile and a faux fringe. Girl, you know what to do.
Staple the Label's debut fashion week show included down-facing spotlights and perspex pannelling, allowing for robotic, chrome coloured hair and makeup. Gorgeous Cosmetics called upon makeup artist Kellie Stratton to create an almost futuristic look, while Redken's Darren Borthwick spray painted chrome-coloured wigs inspired by an art student he spotted while having coffee. We love those little details... keep reading (clicking).
We've been following model-of-the-moment, Ruby Jean Wilson, all week here at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia. The Scottish-born, Terrigal raised beauty has opened for the likes of Saint Laurent, and her pixie-like qualities make for an enchanting picture and runway performance. Ruby brought her signature, feline walk to the Shakuhachi runway last night, and we've got all the backstage action! Hair by Redken's Jon Pulitano and very ethereal makeup by Mac Cosmetics (especially love the single diamante under each eye), we think you'll like this one very much.
Redken's Richard Kavanagh spoke of giving each girl their own quirky hair moment for tonight's Michael Lo Sordo show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia. The low-slung ponytail took on a geometric silhouette, with a slight tug at the crown and bobby pins at the front. The makeup look, by Maybelline's Nigel Stanislaus, referred to a runway convent girl with Brooke Shields brows. Blue triangles on each temple brought in the designer's feature colour. Keep reading.
We got to snoop inside Liberty Watson's makeup bag last week, and now it's time for the big reveal. Watson X Watson sent modern surfer girls down the runway today at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, fit with a salty hair tuck by Redken's Philip Barwick, and the perfect pink lip and lip gloss eyes from Maybelline NY's Nigel Stanislaus. This could quite possibly be one of our favourite beauty looks so far at MBFWA, click through to learn more about it. Mahalo.
The eyes may have been gorgeous and dramatic at By Johnny's show last night, but the hair really stole the show. We were mighty impressed with how sleek and smooth the models' strands were — and the powerful statement the look made. With a bold '90s-inspired middle part, the stick-straight (but not stiff) locks moved with the models and looked super healthy. Redken hair director Richard Kavanagh said of the look, "Because shine was so important, I wanted every model’s hair to be prepped with Redken Diamond Oil before styling, to give that ultra-chic feel.” Mission accomplished, we reckon. Click through to see!
The Ginger & Smart woman is all about effortless nonchalance, and the hair and makeup for their collection showing this morning at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia speaks to it perfectly. Napoleon Perdis has gone for angular lines and graphic shapes to tie-in with the design duos' signature aesthetic, while Redken's Richard Kavanagh kept the hair undone and cool using a unique tonging trick. Ready for the backstage breakdown?
It was a sea of longs legs and bouncy curls backstage at today's White Sands Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia show. Hair director, Redken's Paloma Rose Garcia, took inspiration from the '50s and '60s when it came to styling the hair for the swimwear runway. The makeup look included dark, heavy eyes, and a whole lot of body bronzer. Click through.
If Redken Creative Consultant Guido Palau is in the building, you know you aren't getting standard-issue hair, and the British stylist did not disappoint at Jean Paul Gaultier Autumn Winter 2013. He chopped inexpensive wigs into mismatched bowl cuts layered over the models' hair for what he referred to as a "kind of boyish, punk" feeling. The makeup matched with bold brows that helped to balance the heavier hairstyles. Click through to see more looks from the show.