Beauty buffs and street style mavens all over Sydney are gearing up for what is sure to be an awe inspiring fashion week. Much loved Australian label AJE was the first cab off the rank, showcasing their resort collection within the last week. We headed backstage to catch a glimpse of the magic that is hair and makeup, and left with two particularly useful nuggets of beauty intelligence that are too good not to share with you.
IMAGE COURTESY OF MOROCCANOIL AND AJE
The makeup look was pared back and very minimal, so it didn’t compete with the lively, voluminous collection. Makeup director Ania Milczarczyk (you may have seen her amazing work on Instagram) divulged that the models’ dewy, luminous sheen was the products of rosehip oil. Ania mixed Laura Mercier’s Infusion de Rose Nourishing Oil with Laura Mercier Radiance Foundation Primer for a stunning, healthy glow. Not only is it great for your skin, but is the perfect holiday hack for cutting down the size of your beauty bag.
The hair prescription was a similar natural look, with models wearing a loose ‘cool girl’ textured wave with plenty of movement. To mimic natural waves, hair director Michele McQuillan sprayed locks with Morrocanoil Dry Texture Spray, before braiding the under section of the hair. The trick was to then run over the braids with a straightening iron. The top half was loosely tonged, and once the braids had cooled they were undone and the whole hair was misted with Morrocanoil Glimmer Shine Spray. The result was a lived-in crimp that peeked through as the models worked the length of the runway.
Story by Emily Algar.