MBFWA Day 3 stepped it up a notch with amazing beauty looks on the runway equally matching the stunning collections of the designers showing today.


Image by Christian Blanchard

Image by Christian Blanchard

Makeup by Maybelline

Nigel Stanislaus, Makeup director for Maybelline said he was so honoured to put together the look for Maticevski’s show. The look created for the Maticevski girl was befitting for the beautiful couture collection, “a couture look for beautiful couture” Nigel said.

To start, Nigel used Maybelline’s latest foundation, Dream Wonder, to perfect the face. He explained “Dream Wonder has the coverage of concealer and the texture of milk….when you put it on your face so light you don’t know it’s there”. Colour was added to the face with some blush. Nigel opted for a peachy hue for the cheeks and used his favourite, Colour Sensation Lip Colour in Honey Beige 728, to add some colour by warming up the product on the back of the hand to melt it, and patting it to the apples of the cheek with fingers, almost like painting it on down the cheeks. Nigel explained he was inspired by Victorian paintings and portraits of Kings and Queens where the subjects in the paintings are very fair but have that subtle colour on the cheeks. He used the same Honey Beige colour on the lips but patted it on to get a caramelised finish on the lips.

Although the same product was used on the cheeks and lips, two different tones shined through because of the different application on the face. To finish off the look Nigel used Full N’ Soft Mascara on the lashes and curled it. Whilst the product has been around for years, Nigel said he really wanted to give a shout out to this product because the mascara was one of the first to have pro vitamin B5 in the formula meaning that lashes are getting nourishment and keeps your lashes healthy – just a brush on the top lashes.

Just before the runway, and if needed, Master Highlight was dusted on so that the model’s looked like walking paintings. So perfectly described  as “wonderous beautiful Princesses walking against the stark white backdrop of the runway.”

Hair by ghd

Jayne Wild from ghd created a look that complemented the structured lines of Maticevski’s collection “I didn’t want to overpower the hair look given Maticevski’s collection is quite structured, so it’s a polished look”. Jayne created a clean bun with a bit of texture at the top. The bun was then layered with latex in two different shades, giving a bit of edge to the look. “The latex adds an edge to the look…this is the Maticevski girl who loves to wear beautiful clothes, she’s quite finished and polished, but the latest is her bit of rebelling”.

ghd Volume Foam mixed with ghd Shine Serum were mixed together and painted on the hairline. Hair was dried with the ghd Aura and the round bristle brush was used more at the hairline to give a clean look and added shine. The shine of the latex and hairline helped to capture the light on the white runway.

Nails by OPI

Nails were kept natural and immaculate care of Melisa Giraldo from OPI. Different textures and contrasting shades were used with five different looks starting off with pinks and pretty colours, building to glitter shades and dramatic colours to accompany the darker dramatic pieces in the finale.  The shades used for the first look were Make Light of the Situation and Chiffon My Mind, look two used Petal Soft and Care to Danse?, look three incorporated Alpine Show and Pirouette My Whistle, whilst look four took a darker turn with Cement the Deal and Dark Side of the Mood, and Black Onyx and My Voice is a Little Norse finished off the dark set in look five.




Makeup by M.A.C

M.A.C makeup director, Gordon Espinet, kept the makeup look pure and simple for Haryono Setiadi’s show. “The clothes are very strong and there is a lot going on, so we decided the face is quite pure and innocent. The key is to have beautiful skin, it looks best without a lot of makeup”.  Gordon is a proponent of following nature and not fighting nature so kept skin looking extremely natural prepping with M.A.C Fix+, M.A.C Prep + Prime Moisture Infusion Serum and M.A.C Mineralize Time Check Lotion, with the application of concealer used sparingly.

Brows were groomed to created a naive and innocent brow look. On the inner corner of the eye,  M.A.C pigment in Frozen white was applied as it goes on slightly lavender on the M.A.C Cream Colour Base in Luna to brighten up the eye. A dash of mascara to give a girly appearance, and on the lips M.A.C Prep +Prime balm was applied. A dash of pink blush was added to the cheeks just to give a flushed appearance. Powder was only used to remove shine.

Hair by Wella

Origami hair was what Wella Hair director Renya Xydis called the look she created for the show. The structured look was pulled back into a pony tail using Wella Sculpt Force for a slick finish. Matching hair extensions were tapered onto the cheekbones to make them stand out. The hair was set using Wella Perfect Setting with a diffuser.


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Makeup by M.A.C
Inspired by the desert and desert flowers, in particular spider orchids, Victoria Baron from M.A.C created a fresh and clean look with a dash of desert on the cheeks and forehead. Skin was beautiful and clean with M.A.C Studio Fix Foundation, M.A.C. Cream Color Base Tint with concealer applied where necessary.  The focus of the look was on the eyes with layers upon layers of mascara like spider legs. Brows were strong and dark using M.A.C Clear Brow set and a addition of purple taupe on the eyes gave them a pop of colour.
Hair by Wella
Renya Xydis from Wella created a modern and cool look – loose and down – so that the walk down the runway looked like air was going through the hair. Dry Shampoo and Ocean Spritz Sea Salt spray was used throughout the hair, finishing with Luxe Oil. The products were layered through the hair to add texture.
Nails by essie
Keeping with the desert theme, essie nail creative director Ali Magliveras used a soft rose gold shade called Tea & Crumpets. The colour also matched the hardware in the show. One coat was applied to give a luminous shade on the nails.



Makeup by M.A.C

Victoria Baron from M.A.C was inspired by the Alice McCall ‘It’ girl, “the girl who is feminine but tough, beautiful but takes risks, one that is strong but has a softness to her”. Inspired also by the metallics in the clothes, three different eye colours were used – purple, copper and charcoal metallic. A shape was created around the eye “that’s graphic in an egg shape that is still soft on the edges” said Victoria. Tough grunge shape but covered in metallic, pigments and reflects that make it bright and girly. A bit of mascara was added. Each eye had four different products to create the eye look.

Skin was kept clean and raw with limited use of M.A.C Face and Body Foundation.

Hair by KMS California

KMS California Hair director, Jenny Kim, toughened up the Alice McCall look by giving hair a bit of a cool, tough and rock’n’roll makeover. To give hair a gritty edge, Add Volume Root and Body Lift, were added to give the hair swell and volume. Essential for the swell to the hair and the product added a nice amount of traction to the hair. “I wanted the models to look like they’ve been rolling around, playing or dancing, just having fun. The look is loose and beautifully undone.” A one and a half inch tong was used to create waves but not curls “we’ve been careful not do to full rotations with the tongs, it’s not about curls but more about organic textures” says Jenny Kim.

The final touches to the look were a combination of Hair Play Gel Wax and a drop of Tame Frizz Polishing added to the hair and ruffled up.


Tan was kept really natural and really light – creating just a hint of colour. Kim Oliver from LDN: SKINS said of the product “one of the great things about LDN: SKINS is being able to take a product and reduce it down to a nice level”.


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: kath@couturing.com Twitter: @kath_couturing Instagram: @kath_ng

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