Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2016 kicked off with a stunning showing at Emporium Melbourne featuring a wonderful range of styles that will be roaming the streets once the sun comes out! We got the lowdown on the beauty looks created by the talented team at Mecca.


New Romantic 1


Unveiling dark angels with cool romantic hues. This look is all about luminous, fresh looking skin, brushed up brows and a deep matte plum lip.




Step 1

Use an illuminator such as Chantecaille Liquid Lumiere in Brilliance and mix with a super, dewy and glowing foundation. TryEllis Faas Skin Veil Foundation and mix 50/50 with the Chantecaille illuminator before buffing onto the skin with circular motions, creating an airbrushed complexion.


Step 2

To cut those cheek bones out, use NARS Contour Blush in Paloma to give your skin a nice contour. Starting at the top of the ear, go down in a diagonal direction and stop at the end of the brow to ensure precision every time. Add Hourglass Luminous Light Ambient Powder to the tops of the cheek bones for that soft focus glow.


Step 3

The first step to every statement lip is exfoliation! Use Mecca Cosmetica Kissable Lips to create the perfect base for every bold colour. The perfect vampy lip colour is NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Train Bleu. Then to ensure a crisp lip line, useNARS EyeLiner in Mambo on the outer edges to make your pout perfect.



The Emerging Runway show on Sunday 28th showcased the best in up and coming designers. To match, Mecca created a fun and bright look for the show.

Emerging 2

This look is statement all the way using intense eyes and statement lips. Not for the light-hearted! The inspiration behind this look was ornamentation of the face, playing with multiple textures from creamy golds to metallic foil.



Step 1

To achieve a runway look at home, instead of gold leaf, try Ellis Faas Eyelights in E303. A beautiful goldy-bronze colour to wash over your eyelids for a metallic finish.


Step 2

To create a bold brow, brush brows up using the Hourglass Arch Brow Pencil and fill in any gaps. To create fullness and set the brow, use NARS Brow Gel in Oural.


Step 3

To create that avant-garde lip use Two-Faced Melted Matte Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Who’s Zoomin*. Apply by lining the outer edges of the lips first and follow by filling in the lip to create that coverage of intense pigment and colour.


*Note: not all shades of the Too Faced Melted Matte are available online at this time, however customers can check their local Mecca Maxima store

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. 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 you can find those adventures on instagram at @thegreedykat Email: Twitter: @kath_couturing Instagram: @kath_ng

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