Spring is here and so is the wonderful annual Melbourne Spring Fashion Week. We went behind the scenes at Runway 2 to capture all the beauty looks and to find out what’s hot this Spring.

Spring is here and so is the wonderful annual Melbourne Spring Fashion Week. We went behind the scenes at Runway 2 to capture all the beauty looks and to find out what’s hot this Spring.

Makeup by Mecca Cosmetica

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Lead Makeup Artist Bec Shannon said that the look for the show was inspired by the typical Melbourne girl – minimalist and relaxed but well groomed. Skin looks fresh and glowing, and clear without the trapping a heavy base.

Skin looked like it was wet, like it had been “caught in an afternoon spring rain shower” creating a fresh and glowing look. Much of the base used Chantecaille Liquid Lumiere Anti-Ageing Face Illuminator with a bit of Ellis Faas Skin Veil Foundation and Stila High Definition Beauty balm. Malin + Geotz lip balm was added to the high points on the face to give a bit of glistened shine. Nars Matte Multi was used to create cheek lift and warmth under the apples of the cheek. For the eyes, Mecca Cosmetics Beauty Sleep Artistry Eye Brightener was use on the inner rim.

The look was given a modern twist with a solid brick red lipstick, a colour that Bec says is suitable for any skin tone and works well with black and nude colour palettes. The NARS lipstick in Fire Down Below is a rich colour that might be thought of as a Winter colour, but Bec said that this colour was an all round year colour that suited all skin types. The lipstick is a satin matte and hydrating for the lips, a definite colour to have in the makeup kit.

Brows have changed a lot over the last year and is key to anchor a neutral eye. A linear and thicker brow was created using a lighter coloured pencil to fill in the brow and lengthening it.

Hair by Kevin Murphy

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Kevin’s inspiration for the look he created for Runway 2 was the shape and movement of hair as it comes out of the water.

The slick back hair showed a gentle simplicity at the front, but the waves and curls at the back showed something different. Hair was pulled back and twisted and curled to body and texture, then the mass of hair had string gently weaved through it to give strength to the hair.

To create the look, Kevin used SHIMMER.SHINE through the hair to treat and repair hair and give it a bit of shimmer. Then he used ANTI.GRAVITY to prepare the hair and a large curling iron to create the big waves. SUPER.GOO, a no flake, water soluble setting and molding gel was then used to smooth the hair and give a slicked back look.

For more information on the products used in Runway 2 visit www.meccacosmetica.com.au and www.kevinmurphy.com.au.

About The Author

Katherine Ng

Katherine is not your typical Beauty Editor. Finance consultant by day and beauty and fashion addict at all other times, Katherine spends her hard-earned money helping the Australian and international economy with her never ending pursuit of everything pretty. She has a particular penchant for items with bows, designer accessories and innovative beauty products. A keen traveller, Katherine still holds dear her Melbourne roots with an overflowing wardrobe filled with black clothes, shoes and handbags. Katherine also has a deep love of food and wine, and occasionally blogs through her personal website The Greedy Kat. Email: [email protected] Twitter: @kath_couturing Instagram: @katherinecouturing Blog: www.thegreedykat.blogspot.com

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