MBFWA 2016: The Good, The Rad and The Amazing!

Marisa Robinson Makeup Artist MBFWA 2016

Fashion Week has wrapped up for another year and I don't know about you but my eyes were glued to Snapchat and social media all week catching glimpses of behind the scenes action and the amazing makeup and fashion looks gracing the runway.

Below are my fave looks of the week: The Good, The Rad and The Amazing!
 

THE GOOD

+ Bondi Bather +

Photo: juliagronowski/BEAUTYDIRECTORY

Photo: juliagronowski/BEAUTYDIRECTORY

Venue: The Box, Carriageworks
Makeup Direction: Janeen Brown for Harlotte Cosmetics

Photo: juliagronowski/BEAUTYDIRECTORY

Photo: juliagronowski/BEAUTYDIRECTORY

“Today is the most beautiful luminous skin, so we want that transient luminosity coming through. We’ve got a very bronzed up eye and a thick lash on top of that to complement the girl’s look. There is a bronzed cheek with loose powder over that. We have a white centre part on the cupid’s bow of the lip and then a glossy lip to follow through.”
— Janeen Brown for Harlotte Cosmetics

 

+ Karla Spetic +

Photo: juliagronowski/BEAUTYDIRECTORY

Photo: juliagronowski/BEAUTYDIRECTORY

Venue: The Runway, Carriageworks
Makeup Direction: Mikele Simone for The Body Shop

Photo: juliagronowski/BEAUTYDIRECTORY

Photo: juliagronowski/BEAUTYDIRECTORY

“We kept it really simple for Karla Spetic. We wanted to focus on skin. We’ve used the Drops Of Youth Concentrate that instantly rejuvenates the skin. We then popped on the Fresh Nude Foundation which is infused with rose water - so smooths out the skin. Then on the body, we put the British Rose Body Lotion - which is a beautiful, light, shimmery hydrating lotion. Make-up is very minimal and youthful - basically the girls look like they have had 48 hours of sleep and woke up fresh. Glowing skin is the feature, but we’ve popped a little bit of tint on the cheeks to give a slightly flushed look - I didn’t want it to be too over-powering. Brows are brushed up.”
— Mikele Simone for The Body Shop

 

+ Steven Khalil +

Photo: Esteban La Tessa for Artémes Lashes

Photo: Esteban La Tessa for Artémes Lashes

Venue: The Theatre, Carriageworks
Makeup Direction: Alphie Sadsad for Bobbi Brown

Photo: Esteban La Tessa for Artémes Lashes

Photo: Esteban La Tessa for Artémes Lashes

“The inspiration is about the sparkling lights of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. What we wanted to do was create this crushed sparkle in the corner of the eye and enhance it with a beautiful wispy lash. The skin is flawless but still very natural - with a flush to complement the face. The glitter is our Sparkle Eye Shadow in Silver Lilac, Sunlight and Silver Moon and I crushed it all up to make a concoction. I’m then using my finger to apply it on to give a haziness. Lips will be nude and brows brushed up.”
— Alphie Sadsad for Bobbi Brown

 

THE RAD

+ Di$count Universe +

Photo: juliagronowski/BEAUTYDIRECTORY

Photo: juliagronowski/BEAUTYDIRECTORY

Venue: The Theatre, Carriageworks
Makeup Direction: Nicole Thompson for M.A.C

Photo: juliagronowski/BEAUTYDIRECTORY

Photo: juliagronowski/BEAUTYDIRECTORY

“The Di$count Universe show is all about gloss, gloss, gloss, colour, colour, colour. There’s a lot of shiny things in the collection - so gloss was the main thread that goes through all of the bonkers looks. The base of the looks is a beautiful raw skin because we wanted to make sure it had a cool factor, so you’re not seeing too much foundation. There’s a bright royal blue going through the collection - so we’re doing eyes oozing blue tears, kind of like a cartoon if anything. We’re using acrylic paints, mixing two colours - High Definition Cyan and Marine Ultra - together and then applying with a tiny brush and a wobbly hand. We’ve got blood mouths, which is the hero of the looks as most of the girls have the blood mouth. It’s basically an oozing blow-up doll blood lip. We’re overdrawing the lips and we’re using Cherry Lip Pencil, Crimson Lip Mix and Clear Lip Glass. Then we have a bunch of half faces and different multicoloured looks - we’ve got black eyes with Feline Pencil and Carbon Eyeshadow finished in Lip Glass. It’s just about these sharp, bold looks with blurred edges.”
— Nicole Thompson for M.A.C

 

+ Camilla +

Photo: juliagronowski/BEAUTYDIRECTORY

Photo: juliagronowski/BEAUTYDIRECTORY

Venue: Seadeck, Sydney Harbour
Makeup Direction: Victoria Baron for M.A.C

Photo: juliagronowski/BEAUTYDIRECTORY

Photo: juliagronowski/BEAUTYDIRECTORY

“The beauty has been inspired by organic shapes and paintwork of the tribe by which the whole Camilla collection has been based. There are four different looks today - each incorporating different bold colours in stripes and brushstrokes around the face.”
— Victoria Baron for M.A.C

 

+ Zhivago +

Photo: juliagronowski/BEAUTYDIRECTORY

Photo: juliagronowski/BEAUTYDIRECTORY

Venue: The Runway, Carriageworks
Makeup Direction: Nigel Stanislaus for Maybelline New York

Photo: juliagronowski/BEAUTYDIRECTORY

Photo: juliagronowski/BEAUTYDIRECTORY

“The make-up look is inspired by Death Becomes Her, so we wanted to create characters - we’ve got Lady Gaga cross American Horror Story. We’re giving the models two different eyes, two different highlights, two different everything so we have a beautiful Frankenstein. We’re giving them a velvet base with Maybelline New York Dream Velvet Foundation, a dark berry lip and then glitter to highlight points on the face. We also have maximum eyelashes and a maximum smokey eye. After that, we’re going to use a nylon thread around the face to give a Frankenstein appearance. Brows are very important in this and we’re giving them a full almost ombre brow with stones added for drama. Lips have a vampy finish.”
— Nigel Stanislaus for Maybelline New York

 

THE AMAZING

+ We are Kindred +

Photo: juliagronowski/BEAUTYDIRECTORY

Photo: juliagronowski/BEAUTYDIRECTORY

Venue: The Box, Carriageworks
Makeup Direction: Ania Milczarczyk for Laura Mercier

Photo: juliagronowski/BEAUTYDIRECTORY

Photo: juliagronowski/BEAUTYDIRECTORY

“I wanted to play up the girl’s natural features. Nothing too crazy - just a cutesy twist on their natural look. Brows are kept as is, with a soft natural wash over the eyes. A little peach flush to the cheeks, with some freckles given to some of the girls.”
— Ania Milczarczyk for Laura Mercier

 

+ Romance Was Born +

Photo: juliagronowski/BEAUTYDIRECTORY

Photo: juliagronowski/BEAUTYDIRECTORY

Venue: Cathona, Darling Point
Makeup Direction: Linda Jefferyes for Sephora Collection

Photo: Chloe Paul

Photo: Chloe Paul

“We’ve been very inspired by Liberace. The look has a 20s/30s influence and is very ethereal Liberace little angels. We’ve done a small bow lip and a socket eye. Some models have glitter on the eye socket.”
— Linda Jefferyes for Sephora Collection

 

+ Misha Collection +

Photo: juliagronowski/BEAUTYDIRECTORY

Photo: juliagronowski/BEAUTYDIRECTORY

Venue: The Runway, Carriageworks
Makeup Direction: Nigel Stainslaus for Maybelline New York

Photo: Marie Claire
“It’s all about the neo-glamazon. It started off with the inspiration being the 90s supermodel. There’s full coverage in the face, with the foundation blended to perfection. Using primers for the eyes, we’ve tapped shadow all over the lids for a rockstar effect. But the real magic is the kohl pencil, which traces round the eye - it’s a little messy and we’ve thrown in some silver as well. Then there’s the mascara, which is applied for a spider-like effect. That’s going to be a massive trend this year! Then finally with a bit of melted Baby Lips dab a little on the lid. So as soon as they hit the runway, their eyes just flash like a bolt of light.”
— Nigel Stainslaus for Maybelline New York

 

 

Backstage copy and quotes courtesy of BEAUTYDIRECTORY.