Hair & Makeup Looks To Love From MBFWA

by | Bride, Hair and Beauty


I took a keen eye to the makeup and hairstyles coming out of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia (MBFWA) last week. Apart from the gorgeous gowns – which are a post in themselves, the hair and makeup looks are something I have come to find fascinating, especially when they are so easily translated into bridal looks. Today I’m rounding up some of my favourites!

Modern Braided Updos & Mustard Smokey Eyes At Steven Khalil

I loved the modern take on braids at the Steven Khalil show. From the front, the style looks like a simple, sleek up-do, but from the back? An elegant brain adorns the style. It’s a fresh take on the braided look and turns it into something glam and chic for a wedding.

For makeup, skin was clean and understated. Nude lips with the focus on the eyes which were played up with matte mustard tones and rosy cheeks. A Parisian paired down look, inspired by one of the mustard skirts of the collection.

Hair: Sharon Blain For Goldwell Professional

Makeup : Alphie Sadsad for Bobbi Brown

Photos by Anthony Gattari

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Sporty knots & berry lips at Michael Lo Sordo

Skin prep was a highlight at the Michael Lo Sordo show thanks to sponsor Skin Inc who prepped each model’s skin with a selection of products to ensure it was hydrated for the natural skin look. Makeup was polished and kept eyes natural with plenty of lash definition. Skin was sculpted to highlight the wearer’s cheekbone. The finishing touch, and my favourite element was matte berry lips.

The relaxed, yet polished knotted hair aimed to show off the model’s facial cheekbones while creating a strong, textured look to contrast Michael’s whimsical gowns.

Hair: Richard Kavanagh for Redken

Skin Preparation: Skin Inc

Makeup: Nigel Stanislaus for Maybelline New York

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Loose waves and glowing skin At Galanni

I loved the unstructured, glam wave hairstyles on show at Galanni. The curls float down the wearer’s shoulders with a sleek old Hollywood-esq look around the crown. The glam, relaxed style created a beautiful addition to the glittering gowns.

For makeup, it was natural but glam. The look kept fresh and glowing with a golden brown smokey eye, plenty of mascara and nude lips. The glowing, shimmering skin playing up the night time chic feel of the runway.

Hair – Ida Tirimacco for Goldwell Professional

Makeup  – Maria Gabriel for Makeup Store Australia

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Faux bobs and sultry thirties makeup with bold lips at Johanna Johnson

Could we expect anything less from the queen of Hollywood glamour Johanna Johnson than a sultry 1930s look?

Hair was swept into sleek centre parted faux bobs and accentuated with bobby pins for a harder rock-glam edge. Models were accessorised with vintage style felt hats, head scarves and birdcage veils.

Makeup was all out vintage glamour. Cherry red lips were paired with smokey eyes in hues of black and silver and cheeks emphasized with a sheer taupe blush. The finishing touch – the models nails were painted with a dark crimson red under a black triangle from their cuticles. For toes, a rich dark purple burgundy tone complimented the dramatic styling.

Hair: Richard Kavanagh for Redken

Makeup: Carol Mackie for M.A.C

Nails: Faby

Photos (1, 2 & 3) by Ben Vella @ for Redken

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