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Maticevski’s design signature fuses futuristic-sportswear fabrications with a feminine couture twist, and that aesthetic filtered seamlessly through to the beauty at his Resort 2017 show last night.
‘Hyper real’ and ‘futuristic’ were the beauty buzzwords backstage, starting with the skin, where Maria Avis from Clarisonic treated models to mini facials using their new four-speed Smart Profile face brush.
“Toni actually came to us because he was a fan of Clarisonic having bought one on a trip to the US,” says Avis. “Maticevski has the saying ‘get dressed in beautiful skin,’ which suits Clarisonic perfectly so it was a perfect match.”
After getting off to a glowing start the models moved onto the Maybelline New York chairs where Nigel Stanislaus said skin was the focus for the day.
“We’re using the Dream Velvet Foundation today, which is super light and fresh, it looks like real skin, which is what we wanted and then we’re using the Baby Lips balm on the cheekbones and the high points of the face to catch the light on the runway.” As with Maticevski’s collection however, Stanislaus couldn’t let the girls go out without an element of surprise, delivered via some chunky, dramatic lashes.
“We’re using the amazing new Blushed Nudes Eye Shadow Palette on the lids, and also the Falsies Push Up mascara but instead of holding the brush horizontally, we’re running it back and forth over the lashes vertically to get that dramatic and obscure separation.”
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The Prom-Queen-meets-Blade-Runner reached peak in the Wella Professionals chair, where mane master Renya Xydis had an arsenal of products on hand to create the structured styles. Part French-twist, part-feathered faux fringe, Xydis’ creation was inspired by the collection itself.
“It’s a juxtaposition of tough and soft and we’re layering on the products to really reflect the layering of Maticevski’s clothing so there’s the but it still has that effortless look,” she says “We’re using the Ocean Spritz, the Sugar Lift, the Perfect Me, the Hairspray – but it still has an effortless feel.”
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