The hair was purposely matted down, greasy and grungy. The space was stuffy, warehouse urban. And the tension backstage was palpable.
I’m guessing that my blush-coloured jacket kind of had me pitched as a non-ksubi wearer. Not enough black in my outfit to blend in backstage. Which lead to a few questions as to why I was actually there … mmm.
ksubi makes no apologies for its “nonchalant non-conformity” and it never has. It’s a cult Australian label that fuses surf, skate and urban casual themes for a look quintessentially all of its own.
Maybelline New York makeup artist Nigel Stanislaus met his brief for the show head-on and I’d best describe it as a slightly grungy smokey-eye … and I do mean that in the nicest possible way
Nigel’s hot tip for re-recreating this at home: it’s all about adding layers and layers of mascara (too much is never enough) but being a bit wild, or “agressive” about its application by not combing through as you apply it. You massage into the lashes instead (check the video out if you haven’t … Nigel shows you how).
The key products used on the face (cheeks and eyes) were the yet-to-be-released Maybelline New York Eye Studio Color Tattoos. They were used in a more subtle way at the Lisa Maree show but here they were given the opportunity to shine for maximim impact.
Now, as for pieces from the collection I might be able to see myself wearing … I think you already know that it’s not just my style … and that I didn’t need to be wearing a brightly coloured jacket to understand that
But … as I’m a sucker for a bit of metallic and an over-sized top … I’d make room for this. Maybe.
Do you like a smokey eye? Could you get more aggressive with your lash application?
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.