Priceline make-up director Rae Morris and hair director Kenneth Stoddart were busy backstage at VAMFF creating a graphic burgundy liner, teamed with a wispy, romantic up do for the InStyle runway. Here, they tell us how to create the look.
MAKE-UP: For this liner, it’s all about a warm, rich palette—Morris turned to an autumnal tone of burgundy, perfect for this trans-seasonal look. First, Morris prepped the eye with a light sweep of foundation—you can also use concealer—then set it with a translucent powder. Starting at the lash-line, she recommends using an eye pencil to softly etch the basic shape of your line—this step is perfect for beginners and guarantees a more professional, polished finish. “Remember, a more uplifted shape makes eyes appear youthful,” says Morris.
Once you are happy with your shape, Morris says to take an eyeliner brush and dip into the eyeshadow—we love Revlon ColorStay 16 Hour Eye Shadow in Decadent ($24.95; priceline.com.au), then says to dab the colour on top of your eyeliner. “If you want to create a more standout look, use the eyeshadow all over the eye and blend at the edges,” says Morris. To finish, add a few coats of black mascara to frame your peepers. Team it with an understated lip and fresh, luminous skin to keep your make-up modern.
HAIR: Referencing this season’s popular undone hairstyles, Stoddart created an effortless knot, with subtle flyaway strands. To start, mist the hair all over with a dry texturising spray, like Toni&Guy Casual Rouge Texturiser ($16; at priceline.com.au), which will give the hair a full, yet still piecey effect. Then he says to roughly part the hair down the centre and randomly wind sections of hair around a large barrel tong. “Don’t tong your hair from roots to ends as this will look too pretty,” says Stoddart. "Keep it a little bit haphazard to achieve a more natural result.”
Tie the hair into a low, loose ponytail, leaving some tendrils to frame the face and around the ears before raking a small amount of serum through the tendrils to add definition. Or, for a more formal look, tie the ends of the ponytail into two or three knots and pin to the nape of the neck with some bobby pins. Dial up the drama with a pair of chandelier earrings.