This week is New Zealand Fashion Week, and I was lucky enough to be invited to attend one of the shows. It was the Wella Professionals Presents runway show featuring the Autumn/Winter 2016 looks from New Zealand designers Julian Danger and ITZME. The clothes were beautiful, and I also loved the look of one of the Julian Danger bags. Being a beauty blogger, I was paying particular attention to the makeup on the models. MAC Cosmetics did the makeup, and I have face charts and images of the models to share with you.
The inspiration behind the makeup for ITZME was ‘feminine with a daring edge’ and that was executed well. Key Makeup Artist Samantha Holley created a soft and natural look with the adding of bold black eyeliner in an unusual shape – it was very striking.
Face: M.A.C Strobe Cream and Studio Face and Body Foundation buffed in to skin with a #168 Large Angled Contour Brush. M.A.C Pearl Cream Colour Base as a highlight.
Eyes: M.A.C Pro Longwear Paint Pot buffed in to skin with a #217 Blending Brush. M.A.C Blacktrack Fluidline applied with a #210 New Fine Eye Liner Brush. M.A.C Clear Brow Set.
Lips: M.A.C Candy Yum Yum Lipstick and Pink Nouveau Lipstick pressed into the middle of lips and buffed out with a #239 Eye Shading Brush.
New Zealand is a small world – I attended primary school with Katie Braadvelt, the model on the left.
For Julian Danger, Key Makeup Artist Sarika Patel had an inspiration of beautiful, metallic, worn in eyes. The eye makeup was very captivating, even from a few rows back it really stood out to me.
Face: M.A.C Studio Face and Body Foundation applied with a #190 Foundation Brush. M.A.C Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder for a matte finish.
Eyes: M.A.C Scene Eye Shadow to define the eyes. M.A.C PRO Pigment in Silver, Rose Gold and Platinum with Prep + Prime Fix + to create a metal effect over the lid. M.A.C Upward Lash Mascara for full, dramatic lashes.
Lips: M.A.C Myth Lipstick pressed on to lips for a creamy, nude finish.
It was a great experience attending NZ Fashion Week today, a bit out of the ordinary and a taste of glamour. To see what I wore and how I did my makeup, visit me on Instagram.
Thanks to M.A.C. Cosmetics for these great images, and to Impact PR for inviting me. I’m back to work tomorrow, but I will be attending NZ Fashion Weekend on Sunday which I’m looking forward to.