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For Bec + Bridge’s Resort 2023 show, the vibe was decidedly grunge – but not in the traditional sense. The brand showcased its collection at Afterpay Australian Fashion Week with a slew of looks that fused the 90s style with Y2K silhouettes, with hair and makeup looks following a similarly nostalgic concept.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – MAY 09: Make-up and hair products are seen backstage ahead of the BEC + BRIDGE show during Afterpay Australian Fashion Week 2022 Resort ’23 Collections at Carriageworks on May 09, 2022 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

Redken Hair Director for the show, Diane Gorgievski, sought inspiration from the ever-popular HBO hit Euphoria to create a lived-in hair look that could easily have been worn interchangeably by the teenage characters.

“I’m honoured to be part of the Bec and Bridge 21st anniversary show, bringing light to the runway after the last two years and showcasing an elevated 45 model presentation,” Gorgievski revealed in a statement.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – MAY 09: Make-up and hair products are seen backstage ahead of the BEC + BRIDGE show during Afterpay Australian Fashion Week 2022 Resort ’23 Collections at Carriageworks on May 09, 2022 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

True to Euphoria‘s uncontrived aesthetic, the brief for the locks was sexy-yet-sweaty, with the team using Redken’s Big Blowout Gel ($33.95) to simultaneously smooth the hair while also adding volume – because a subtle sheen of sweat doesn’t have to equal lank and lifeless.

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The grunge elements were then added in with Redken’s Oil For All, which helped to give clean hair a bit of grit. To counterbalance the lived-in roots, Redken’s Shine Flash ($38.95) was applied to the ends to lend a lighter, glossy finish.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – MAY 09: A model prepares backstage ahead of the BEC + BRIDGE show during Afterpay Australian Fashion Week 2022 Resort ’23 Collections at Carriageworks on May 09, 2022 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Saverio Marfia/WireImage)

Makeup found synergy with the theme, via bold eye makeup with effortlessly flawless skin. Makeup teams used Lancôme products to create a matte base, including the brand’s iconic Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation ($65) to create a smooth, velvety finish.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – MAY 09: Make-up and hair products are seen backstage ahead of the BEC + BRIDGE show during Afterpay Australian Fashion Week 2022 Resort ’23 Collections at Carriageworks on May 09, 2022 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

Natural skin provided the perfect canvas to audacious eye looks. Models wore smudged out eye makeup, characterised by swooping winged edges and loud colour that was softly buffed out over the crease of the eye. The colours were mostly muted with shades of charcoal and grey, alongside bright pops of blue.

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Your weekend party look is officially sorted – you’re welcome.

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