Keeping busy backstage is no east feat. Photo by Jenna Maslechko Stunning spots backstage at Macgraw
… backstage at Macgraw, Make Up Director Alfie Sadsad flicked a mixture of Bobbi Brown taupe shadow and clear balm across the face for instant (fake) freckles. It’s about time the cute pigment was praised.
With hours in hair and makeup required, you can bet models have crafted some interesting entertainment. Eating (we spotted nuts, popcorn and rice paper rolls), music, FaceTiming mum, selfies, touching up blogs or a good read seemed top picks. Spotted on the laps of models were How To Be Parisian and a Contracts Law Textbook – gorgeous and smart!
Blogger/model/student- all in a day’s work Clear balm reigned supreme
From glossing eyelids, the top of cheekbones, to tame brows, on lips (duh), clear lip balm was a perennial go-to at every show. Make up director Nicole Thompson even using MAC Clear Lipglass to mimic sweat at Manning Cartel.
So many shows skip foundation in favour of concealing (because, model skin) or just buffing in tinted moisturisers. Fashion directors were even requesting clean skin themselves. Backstage at Maticevski, the Clairsonic was used to buff model skin to squeaky clean perfection. While we love a pared-back approach, we might stick with a little bit of base.
Flawless skin, sans makeup Perfect braided buns sewn into place at C/MEO
Hair Director Lauren McCowan for EVO used clear sewing thread to quite literally sew the models hair so hair bands were neatly hidden (very editorial). Novel.
Being the creative geniuses they are, hair and makeup directors love using products unconventionally. Nigel Stanislaus used nude Maybelline eyeshadow to contour and lip balm as glitter adhesive. Ania for Laura Mercier used her bronzer on lids and an eyebrow pencil for a cute smattering of freckles.
Backstage at Emma Mulholland was a blur or sequins and kylie-esque wigs
Story By Emily Algar & Steph Russo. Images by Jenna Maslechko.