Napoleon Perdis makeup artists caused the Myer AW16 runway to smoulder last week with two striking, storm-inspired looks.
The look for the Myer AW16 fashion show last Thursday was inspired by “a beautiful stormy winter,” says Kate Squires, Global Makeup Artist for Napoleon Perdis makeup. “There are two looks; we start with a look that is the calm before the storm and, as the show progresses, we move into the stormy look.”
Dewy, beautiful skin was key in both looks. “To create the look, I cleansed the skin with Auto Pilot Hydrating Milk Cleanser,” says Squires. “But instead of washing it off, I spritzed with Auto Pilot Moisture Mist then use a cotton pad to remove the excess. That little bit of residue works to hold that beautiful dewiness to the skin.”
Cool toned luminiser (Light Switch Luminizer Palette in Pink Ice or Silver) was added to the top of the cheekbones to add a “pop of colour to the top of the cheekbones and all the way into the temple to give that fresh, out-of-the-shower, polished feeling,” says Kate.
Strong brows anchored the two looks together, says Squires. “The first look is a bit simpler,” she says. “Adding brows to a look is a good way to add drama without going too heavy on the eyes, or having to do too much contouring.”
Washes of matte, nude shades were added to the eyes to create that contrast between wet and dry. “The metallic pop in the inner corner of the eyes adds to that feeling of wet and dry,” says Squires who used Napoleon Perdis Loose Eye Dust in Star Light to create the effect. “Lots of mascara” finished the look.
Contouring was kept to a minumem for this look and more “to keep the angles for the shows” says Squires, while lips were kept “natural with a hint of peach”.
The second look was essentially the same with the addition of a bold, grey shadow that started above the socket of the eye and went all the way up into the brows. “It’s quite a strong statement,” says Squires who used Colour Disc Midnight Express to create the colour blocking effect.
To work with the makeup, hair stylist Kevin Murphy created wet-look ponytails. “The hair is inspired by the American actress and fashion designer Chloe Sevigny and her signature wet look with a dry ponytail pulled back at the nape,” says Kevin Murphy.
Enlisting Wefts on the Run by Headlines Australia, Murphy’s team delivered ponytails that were “uniform in thickness and length.”
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