Clarins creates a bright, bold lip for Bondi Born at AAFW 2021, our first makeup look breakdown of the week

AAFW started yesterday at Sydney’s Carriageworks with satellite shows and events happening around town. What’s been the trend with makeup looks so far? Our first of the AAFW makeup look breakdowns is all about bare, 90s-style skin with bright pops of bold red and fushcia on lips created by Clarins for fashion brand Bondi Born. With the Opera House and Circular Quay as the backdrop to the brand’s runway show, bold monochromatic garments cut with simple, clean lines and draping were complemented by seriously bold lips, bare cheeks and just a flick of mascara… on the eyebrows only. Think Laetitia Casta or Carolyn Bessette in colour circa the mid-90s for inspiration.

Anna Salem, Head of Makeup Artistry at Clarins says the “Inspiration behind the looks came from the bright colours Bondi Born used… and the backdrop being the fabrics, which were quite matte, but had an amazing sheen of light. Any inspiration is always a collaboration with the creative director behind the brand.”

The look they were going for was “bold lips and fresh face,” says Salem. “Skin was prepped with SOS Primer for hydrated & glowy skin. The finish was a matte glow. The SOS Primer helps to catch the light. Everlasting Youth Fluid was used to enhance each of the girls beautiful skin, keeping the look bare faced.”

Achieve the bold, bright matte lip look she created by applying “Joli Rogue Velvet to the lip, taking the colour to the edge of the line. Slowly press the lip line to blur the edge to create the soft look,” says Salem. “Double Fix Mascara was used on the brows only – to help volumize the them.” The aim is to have a softer edge on the lip so Salem says “forget about the lipliner, and sweep on straight from the bullet. The idea is not to have a perfect hard edged line.”

Salem says the bold-lip is a timeless and certainly translates to streetwear. “This look complements whether you’re wearing dark colours or bright colours a focal bold lip is always fashionable”

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