I’m a little bit in love with Maybelline New York Australia’s makeup artist, Nigel Stanislaus. I know we are going to be firm friends before my week at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia is out.
Well, in MY mind, we will be firm friends … but in his mind he may be all … enough with the questions already.
I’m always in awe of makeup artists in general but when it comes to watching them at work for a fashion show, I go a little ga-ga.
I want to know all their tips and tricks so I can play at home.
Nigel’s big tip from the Lisa Maree show: your eye makeup brush should be super clean – and if you have big eyelids then work with a big brush. Conversely if your eyelids are small, use a smaller brush. Seems simple, doesn’t it? … but something I know this would really make a difference to my eye colour application.
The beauty brief for the Lisa Maree show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia was soft, flowy, pastel and very dream like. Nothing harsh.
Nigel took this brief and brought us a neutral/pastel look based around the colour lilac … who knew that this was a universal colour we all could embrace. I didn’t until Nigel told me so and I saw it on Maybelline NY ambassador Ruby Rose’s face.
The hero lilac products are Maybelline New York EyeStudio Color Tattoo in Painted Purple and Too Cool. I’m a little bit obsessed already about the EyeStudio Color Tattoo range. These pots of eye colour act almost like a second skin so you get really, good pigmentation and long-lasting colour. You’ll be able to buy them in July for $11.95 each. We like that.
Here’s what Nigel had to say about his inspiration for this catwalk look:
The Lisa Maree show painted a soft, flowy pastelly summer ahead … with an accent on ’70s-inspired crocheted swimwear and resort wear. Let’s just say my lumps and bumps are not made for it. They are, however, made for this kaftan … it’s gone straight to the wishlist!
PS. Loved seeing this show with my blogging buddies … who claimed not to be “fashiony” but I think they held their own.
What are your thoughts on pastel makeup? Could you give lilac a go?
Thanks to Maybelline NY Australia, I’m blogging at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia all week. Come back each day for my take on what we’ll be wearing – on our face and ourselves – next spring-summer.