It seems the girls at Bec & Bridge were searching for a pot of gold. Like a beautiful rainbow, models walked out with sherbet eyes shaded in neon green, lilac and orange for the opening show of Day Two of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia.
Against clean, glossy skin, M.A.C Cosmetics Makeup extraordinaire Nicole Thompson buffed shimmering neon hues in the inner corner of model eyes only, keeping the colour streamlined but standout. Like a puff of pastel colour, it’s further proof neon eyes and wild colour are the makeup trends du jour, with swoops of colour playing out on red carpets and fashion weeks the world over. The look was completed with a set of groomed, gelled brows and a subtle contour, which was deftly carved into model cheekbones by Thompson.
While at the back, it was also a party. A crimping party. For Redken, Richard Kavanagh plaited model hair into nine sections, spritzed with Redken Fashion Waves Sea Salt Spray, then heated it with a hot iron to set it, then took it out and raked his fingers through it to reveal youthful hair that looked like it had been crimped through the mid-lengths. “We wanted this to feel a little bit Puberty Blues” Kavanagh said in the maelstrom of backstage. “We wanted to feel like the girl had had her hair braided, it was a bit oily, she’d been wearing a cap to try and keep in flat and then she’d just taken it out and tucked it behind her ear.” A little insouciant, a little childlike; it was the post-braid hair we dream of.