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23 Sep, 2010 Beauty Blog

There is nothing quite like being part of the team at a World fashion show where colour is rampant & creativity reigns supreme!

As a makeup artist I have been involved with NZ Fashion Week for the past ten years & my highlights have always been working for World. I have done some of my most weird & wonderful makeup for their shows, with one of the most extraordinary looks being a models face covered entirely with Swarovski crystals. World makeup is always breathtaking & extraordinary  (a little like their clothes!) so this year at Fashion Week it was time to push the boundaries & think of another unique makeup look to wow the audience.

The look that I created for my two models is a combination of several inspirations. The show was sponsored by Shiseido which brought to mind the beautiful images of Serge Lutens – clean lines with a strong Japanese feel- so I decided take that inspiration & combine it with an 80′s punk look. I love the makeup of the 1940′s so I drew the eyes with sharp & precise liquid liner extending way beyond the eye & combined it with an arched brow.

When it came to colour I wanted it to be as bright as possible, as once the models come on stage under the intense lights, makeup tends to wash out. I built up colour on the eyes with a base of water soluble face paint (that I took up into the hair) & then I layered on several shades of pink, red, purple & aqua eye shadow blended with white shimmer powder for extra luminosity. Long, spiky eyelashes added that extra intensity along with lashings of black mascara. The cheeks were then sculpted with bright pink blush & the lips were as red & as glossy as I could get them (Shiseido lipstick in Rouge Parfait).

When I saw the complete look up on the catwalk under the lights I was absolutely thrilled, as apart from looking fashionably edgey, the girls also looked really beautiful…. the perfect combination.

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1 Comment

  1. Fantastic makeup- great to see something different & original. I loved the show- absolutely stunning!

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