Winter is almost here and one of Australian’s favourite fashion labels KOOKAÏ launched their A/W17 collection at Melbourne’s historic George Ballroom with an intimate, invite-only runway event.

KOOKAÏ’s Melbourne-based design team created the AW17 collection with an air of romance; channelling enchanted evenings, weekend getaways and strolls through secret gardens. The season’s colour palette is rich with deep hues of green, red, navy and blush, and features demure silks, laces and floral prints. The key looks of the collection take on a softer silhouette this season, with slip dresses, playsuits and loose, textured knits featured throughout.

Napoleon Perdis created the beauty look of the night which was inspired by Chrissy Teigan -“She is a bronzed bombshell and has a very cheeky attitude. With makeup on point and glistening skin she is one of the most beautiful women in the world”


You can create the look this winter with these easy steps:

Re-texturise the skin and begin to boost radiance with a thorough nourishing cleanse. Massage Balm Voyage Moisture Complex Cleanser and Makeup Remover all over the face, leave like a mask for 2-3 minutes, then spritz the face with Auto Pilot Moisture Mist and tissue off the excess residue.


Drench the skin with a serum that plumps the skin without leaving a physical texture on the surface; Smooth Auto Pilot Napoleon Complex Skin Renewal Serum over the face. Not to prime is a crime, so apply Auto Pilot Bronzing Primer for a fresh luminous foundation finish will last all day.


Before any colour or coverage goes onto the face, start with your brows and a rich coat of mascara. These essential steps map out the rest of your look for you, telling you when to stop. With your brows done and your eyes defined with mascara, you may find you need less foundation, concealer and colour in your face, resulting in a more natural look. Define the brows with Eyebrow Pencil Pale Rider or Chocoholic and begin to build Total Bae Own It! Mascara Jet onto the top lashes.


Counteract discolouration around the eye area with Mighty Concealer Pen and spot-conceal blemishes and pigmentation if needed. For an easily-applied and fused foundation finish, Auto Pilot BBB Cream over the feature focus area of the face – the centre triangle of features including the eyes, nose and chin – and build coverage as desired. Set and forget using Camera Finish Powder Foundation.


Out with the chocolate bars and in with reflection. To achieve this luminous look, blend Total Bae Tone It! Gold Seeker over the high-points of the face, the tops of the cheekbones, bridge of the nose, Cupid’s bow and brow bone. Layer for a boost of shimmer with Loose Eye Dust


Sculpt and define the eyes with Total Bae Mark It! Expression . Blend the rust shade over the mobile lid, through the socket and along the lower lash line. Then create a modern fused finish with Mosaic Powder Bronzing to fuse the edges. Use a large fluffy brush like Sculpting Brush 10r to sweep the shadow through the socket of the eyes and along the lower lash line. Brighten the eyes with Loose Eye Dust Copper Element blending over the centre of the mobile lid. Pat and press Color Disc All That Shiraz onto the socket of the eye and outer corner of the eye and lower lash line. Make the eyes pop using Loose Eye Dust Contrary Canary on the inner corner of the eye. Smoke out the eyes a little by smudging China Doll Gel Eyeliner Tao along the upper and lower lash lines, then finish the eyes with lashings of Total Bae Own It! Mascara Jet and Lashes Zinnia.

Like a kiss from the sun, sweep Total Bae Blush It! Risky Business over the apple of the cheeks and onto the cheekbones.

For a peachy pout, paint the lips with DeVine Goddess Lipstick SMP and finish with a slick of Luminous Lip Veil In the Flesh for a sexy, glossy finish.


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Visit Kookai at for the A/W17 collection

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:

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