Beauty Editor Ruby Feneley talks to pro-MUA Katie Moore for tips on how to try the hottest makeup trends and make these looks work off-runway.
From velvet textures at Alice + Olivia to rock n’ roll khol at Isabel Marant, Dior and Chanel it’s safe to say – black is back! MUA tip: Seek out a soft and blendable kohl to achieve this lived in look. Work the liner into the upper lash line whilst holding the pencil horizontally for a streamlined application and follow with a short dense blending brush to create your shape. Once satisfied, follow with a black shadow to ensure longevity.
Hot tip: Clean up any fall out under the eyes with eye Q-tip dipped in eye primer then sweep some foundation under the eye are to avoid panda eyes!
Try these products: Gorgeous Cosmetics Eye Pencil in Black Jack, Gorgeous Cosmetics Colour Pro eye shadow in DMC Black, Gorgeous Cosmetics, 03 8585 3702, Ardell, Faux Mink Wispies, Ardell 800-621-9585
Last days of disco
Models positively glistened on the runway at Savage x Fenty, Zero + Maria Cornejo, Lutz Huelle and LBV. Glossy, translucent skin and lips and lids doused in plenty of sparkle were the order of the day – a dazzling compliment to a well-cared for complexion.
MUA tip: With a structured and colourful look like this a fresh complexion will keep things modern – never skimp on skin prep! Use a gentle chemical exfoliant, then tone and massage an emollient moisturiser or oil into the client’s skin to circulate natural blood flow.
Don’t be afraid to use your fingers when applying a lightweight, luminous foundation – the heat from your hands will melt the product into the skin. Only apply concealer to areas required, then switch your powder brush for a smaller eye shadow brush applying a mattifying powder only where needed around the nose, centre of chin and brows.
Try these products: Jane Iredale Liquid Minerals foundation, Jane Iredale Circle Delete Concealer, Margifox Distributors, 1300850008, Curtis Collection Invisible Blotting Powder, Curtis Collection Flat Blending Eye Brush, Curtis Collection, 03 9421 5577
Coco Chanel popularised the year-round tan in the 1920s and Jeremy Scott turned up the heat at Moschino, taking his models on safari. Inspired by 1939 film “The Women” the brief was retro, with flushed skin that read “inadvertently” bronzed and diffused terracotta tones.
MUA tip: Lipsticks are perfect for this tawny, lived in look as they can be applied to lips and cheeks. Dab product on the centre of the lips, then blur out for a soft and worn in effect. What’s left on your fingers will be the perfect amount to work into the cheeks. Depending on your client’s face shape, blend colour along the contour line or softly tap colour across the cheeks and nose for a fresh, sun-kissed look.
Try these products: Ere Perez Olive Oil Lipstick in Festival, Ere Perez Bronzer in Tulum, Ere Perez, (612) 9130 3582
At Moschino nail technician Yoko Sakakura used OPI to create fire engine red, stiletto tips, tying together the 1930s glamour that saturated the collection. To achieve this look a glossy top coat is essential – Sakakura opted for OPI “Emmy have you seen Oscar?” with OPI Top Coat for a brilliant finish.
TRY THESE PRODUCTS: OPI Natural Base Coat, OPI “Emmy, have you seen Oscar?” OPI Top Coat, OPI Professional Australia (1800) 358 999
This article originally appeared in the May-June issue of Professional Beauty magazine.
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