Wrapping up the last show of the night, Couturing headed backstage to capture all the action right before the runway. Read on and follow the journey of Rae Morris and Kenneth Stoddart in creating the looks for Premium Runway 4 Presented by SHOP Til You Drop on day two of VAMFF.


The models stepped out with glowing complexions, red matte lips and defined eye shadow across their lids, which extended back towards their temples. Working the base with Revlon Photoready Insta-Fix Makeup and Revlon Photoready Prime + Anti Shine Balm for light coverage, makeup director Rae Morris wanted the girls to look youthful and feminine.


“This is a classic feminine look, with the emphasis on the mouth with strong matte red lips, and lots of glow on the skin but keeping the T-zone slightly powdered and soft contour on the eyes just to add definition,” said Morris.

A light dust of Revlon Glow Powder in Sun Glow across both sides of the face and a brush of blush to the apples of the cheeks brought warmth to the entire look. Morris used a mixture of Revlon ColorStay 16 Hour Eye Shadow in Addictive and Revlon ColorStay Shadowlinks in Bone to define the eyes. Finishing off the look with hints of Revlon Bold Lacquer Length and Volume Mascara on the lashes and a striking bold lip using Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Certainly Red.

REVLON by Ghadeer El-Khub


Couturing caught up with VAMFF Hair Director Kenneth Stoddart backstage for Premium Runway 4 to discuss all things hair.

Taking inspiration from the natural tresses seen around urban Melbourne, Kenneth worked with the ELLE look initially to capture the perfect runway style for SHOP Til You Drop’s presentation. Keeping with the solid slicked down side part and hair pulled behind the ear on one side, Kenneth and his team of professional hair stylists worked with the natural kinks in the models hair and emphasised the wave in the mid lengths.


“This was a progression of the ELLE look so we kept the solid slicked down side part and minimal to flat hair look tucked behind the ear to one side,” said Stoddart.

“We wanted to put a wave through the mid-length of the hair and keep the ends softer and straighter with a more natural look.”

Want to try this trend at home? Follow our tips and tricks straight from the professionals to change up your weekend look.

SCHWARZKOPF by Ghadeer El-Khub

Step 1 – Start by applying Silhouette Mousse Flexible Hold all over

Step 2 – Put in a low side part and blow dry

Step 3 – Section the hair around the head from the temples and starting at the front, take 2-inch sections, wrap hair around a 1-inch tong winding the hair towards you 2.5 times from the roots

Step 4 – Work up the head to the part until cool, then brush out

Step 5 – Spray a light misting of OSIS Session Label Salt Spray over the hair

Step 6 – Blow dry top sections down behind ears and secure with padded clip whilst still warm

Step 7 – Release clips and spray hair with OSIS Volume Up Spray to loosen and separate the texture

Make sure to tweet us @Couturing and #couturing on Instagram if you recreate the look.

Source: AMPR

Source: AMPR

Images by Ghadeer El-Khub

About The Author

Ghadeer El-Khub

Breaking the latest trends in beauty and entertainment, Ghadeer hopes to take the digital world one tweet at a time. Her passion for print and broadcast journalism has led her to interview some of Australia's leading beauty directors, cover backstage fashion week looks, executive produce for Ch31 and more recently, review gigs for NovaFM. Coupled with a tertiary qualification in Journalism, Ghadeer is always looking for new opportunities and can be contacted via email ghadeer.khub@gmail.com.

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