Fashion weeks around the world have been a little disjointed this year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t tap the brains of experts behind the scenes. Priceline Hair and Makeup Director Sarah Laidlaw is one such talent. As the creative behind all the beauty looks at the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF), Laidlaw knows her way around a good product recommendation, and even though the fashion festival was cut short this year, she was still kind enough to let us in on her top four backstage picks. See and shop the edit below.


Bioderma Sensibio H20 Micelle Solution: This is my go-to makeup remover that I use constantly on models on set and in my chair. I love it because it’s so gentle – I can do a bunch of makeup changes on a beauty shoot without the skin reacting at all. It removes all traces of makeup and leaves the skin feeling fresh, clean and soft.

Bioderma Sensibio H20 Micelle Solution, $30. SHOP NOW

Egyptian Magic: I love the high shine skin finish I get with this all-natural moisturiser. You can use it on the cheekbones and eyelids to highlight, lips for shine and moisture and even on the body for gloss. It’s made with olive oil, bees wax, honey, bee pollen and royal jelly. It’s the best.

Egyptian Magic All Purpose Skin Cream, $24. SHOP NOW

Nyx Professional Makeup Micro Brow Pencil: I love a fine brow product to add small strokes that look like extra hairs. This range includes six colours (including auburn for the redheads). The mechanical pencil means no sharpening necessary, and it has a built in spoolie to keep brows brushed up and groomed. Choose a tone that matches your eyebrow hair colour and fill in any gaps with light, feathery strokes.

Nyx Professional Makeup Micro Brow Pencil, $17. SHOP NOW

Lanolips 101 Ointment: This is my all-time winner in the constant search for the best lip balm on the market. I won’t use anything else. It’s pure lanolin and leaves the lips super hydrated and plump.

Lanolips 101 Ointment, $19. SHOP NOW