Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival kicked off its first Premium Runway Show last night presented by Miss Vogue in the historic Royal Exhibition Building Proudly partnering for the second year, Priceline Australia brought along Makeup Director Rae Morris and Hair Director Kenneth Stoddart to lead a team of professionals backstage. Couturing captured all the action and best beauty moments before the show.

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Rae Morris with her team of professionals created AU NATURAL, the inspiration for Premium Runway 1 presented by Miss Vogue. Brushed brows, glossy lips and clean hair took over the runway with radiant dewy skin propelling under the catwalk light.

“Makeup for me has to be beautiful no matter the circumstance… to the natural eye, in front of a camera, or down the catwalk, it must always looks stunning,” said Morris.

“We are tweaking every girl, some have slight contouring, some have no mascara and others are classically beautiful. It’s about polishing the skin, applying a slight foundation and only top mascara.”

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Perfect the ‘no-makeup’ makeup look at home by following our steps:

Step 1: Prep the skin with L’Oreal Paris Lumi Magique Pure Light Primer and apply a light coverage of Light Infusing Foundation to even out skin tone. Use concealer where needed.

Step 2: Slightly contour the cheeks with Australis AC ON TOUR Cream Contouring and Highlighting Kit.

Step 3: Powder eyelids and apply a wash of colour (one shade darker than your skin colour) all over the lid and under the lash line. Highlight with a lighter colours in the inner corners of the eyes.

Step 4: Apply one coat of brown or black mascara to the top lashes.

Step 5: Brush and fill brows using L’Oreal Paris Brow Artist Genius Kit, using only the powder for a soft full shape.

Step 5: Finish off the look with L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Made For Me Naturals Lipstick in 235 Nude or a natural rose colour lipstick.



Complimenting the natural makeup look, Hair Director Kenneth Stoddart and his team of professionals created a wavy, natural texture hairdo. Stoddart applied Schwarzkopf Extra Care Push Up Volume Mousse to damp hair for extra texture, while using Schwarzkopf Daily Oil Elixir for a shine down the runway.

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“Vogue is all about real simplicity but quality, and this is exactly what I wanted to maintain. The hair looks polished, natural, wavy and fell into place on its own,” said Stoddart.

Recreate the look at home by blow-drying your hair in sections using large round boar bristle brush. Work your way up to the top/front. Once done, brush through your hair with a flat boar bristle brush and then run some hair serum sparingly through your hair to add shine and delicate texture. Allow the hair to break apart and fall where it wants to fall.

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