MBFWA: 7 Fresh Beauty Tips

Industry experts share their best tips & upcoming trends

Because fashion is about so much more than clothes, these are the freshest beauty tips and trends from fashion week that we can’t wait to try out.

1. Put hemorrhoid cream under your eyes

“For instant de-puffing,” Nicola Burford, senior make-up artist at the Jennifer Kate show told us. It sounds gross, but with fresh faces, awake eyes and dewy skin reigning supreme in the runway shows, it obviously works.

2. Paint your lids

Eyes were awash with bright Pantone hues of orange, burgundy and blue at Romance Was Born, Alice McCall and Jennifer Kate. Tone it down with a big, loose brush for a more real-life appropriate take on the look.

Above: Pastel lids and refreshed eyes backstage at Jennifer Kate Photo: Lucas Dawson


3. Reverse your French manicure

Nail tips are so 2014. Romance Was Born and Gary Bigeni added contrasting colour at the base of the nails, rather than the tip, and we can’t wait to try it in the office.


4. Put false lashes underneath your natural lashes

“You don’t have to curl them or use mascara, it just creates and instant, natural lift,” said Helen Dowsley, founder of Helen Dowsley Lashes, backstage at Jennifer Kate.


5. Make your hair an accessory

From the Perspex flower crowns at Tony Bianco and patches of clay at Romance was Born, to the glued-on strips of fake hair at Haryono Setiadi, hair was used in innovative ways this fashion week. It translated off the runway with hats, ribbons and wet-look gel dominating the street style galleries.


Above: Hair as an accessory in its own right at Romance Was Born Photo: Lucas Dawson


6. Burgundy lips make everyone look polished

Blonde, brunette? Doesn’t matter. As we saw at Michael Lo Sordo and Jayson Brunsdon, burgundy lips take any look to the next level (plus you can drink as much red wine as you like without anyone notice the dreaded red-wine lips).


7. Never leave the house without running your fingers through your hair

No one wants to see in-tact curls or overly styled buns, as head stylist Philip Barwick from Redken told us backstage at Watson x Watson. The key to natural waves? Don’t be too pedantic with curling every inch of your hair.


Above & below: Tousled, lived-in hair at Aje (above) and Watson x Watson (below) Photos: Lucas Dawson


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