Myer launched its A/W16 collection with an intimate dinner and runway show at The Cutaway within Sydney’s new Barangaroo Reserve. With a stunning backdrop of cutaway stone wall and a long runway, the show featured a beautiful array of fashion and showcased what is hot this new season. Featuring pieces from some of Australia’s best designers including Maticevski, White Suede and Yeojin Bae as well as International designers such as Self Portrait and Balmain, the runway show was a plethora of colours and styles.
Creating the beauty looks behind the show were KEVIN.MURPHY and Makeup genius Napoleon Perdis. We chatted with the brands behind the beauty look to get the low down on how the look was created for Myer’s A/W16 launch.
HAIR BY KEVIN.MURPHY
The hair look is inspired by American actress and fashion designer Chloe Sevigny and her signature wet look with a dry ponytail pulled back at the nape. KEVIN.MURPHY collaborated with Headlines Australia and their hair extensions, Wefts On The Run, to deliver ponytails that are uniform in thickness and length and to play with the hair colour trend of contrasting hair colours.
“Headpieces, headwear and jewellery embellishments have been incorporated into the launch so the hair needs to be chic and simple to ensure balance. It’s important that the hair doesn’t look too complicated or intrusive on the fashion,” said Murphy.
To create the look, KEVIN.MURPHY Session.Master James Nicholson was at the helm accompanied by a team of Session.Stylists at the launch. Using a few easy steps, the look can be created at home.
Prime the hair using KEVIN.MURPHY ANGEL.WASH (rrp $34.95) and ANGEL.RINSE (rrp $35.95) and/or ANGEL.MASQUE (RRP $49.95). Apply KEVIN.MURPHY ANTI.GRAVITY.SPRAY (rrp $35.95) and KEVIN.MURPHY STAYING.ALIVE (rrp $35.95) and using a large bristle KEVIN.MURPHY ROLL.BRUSH (rrp $79.00) smooth out the hair. When hair is dry, apply KEVIN.MURPHY HAIR.RESORT.LOTION (rrp $34.95) in two inch sections to the roots and mid-lengths keeping it flat to the scalp. Comb through with a fine tooth comb and create a ponytail that sits at the nape. Secure with a hair tie. To finish use KEVIN.MURPHY SESSION.SPRAY (rrp $32.95) for added control and shine.
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MAKEUP BY NAPOLEON PERDIS
Two makeup looks were created for the show, both looks inspired by a beautiful stormy winter. The first look was represents the calm before the storm, with a lighter, warmer look with a soft matter colour on the eyes.
The heart of both looks was creating the perfect base using Napoleon Perdis’ Auto Pilot Hydrating Milk Cleanser, Auto Pilot Moisture Mist, Auto Pilot Napoleon Complexion Skin Renewal Serum, Auto Pilot Radiance- Boosting Primer, The One Concealer and Stroke Of Genius Liquid Cashmere Foundation.
Wand-er Brow was used to create the perfect brow and fill in the gaps. Peep Show Madame Fantasia Mascara was then used to open the eyes. Nude U – Eyes, Cheeks and Brows Palette was used to build colour on the eyelids and Loose Eye Dust Star Light applied to the inner corner of the eyes to give a subtle shine. On the cheeks, Light Switch Luminizer Palette used for subtle highlights and Mosaic Powder Flushing for colour. The look was finished with DéVine Goddess Lipstick in Niki.
The second look was represents the storm after it hits. The focus is on stormy eyes with the first look built up and cool grey tones used on the upper lids and built up to the brow an intense finish using Color Disc Midnight Express.
Images by Lucas Dawson