Fashion week outfit beauty note: Maybelline New York smokey eye and pink lip

The Fashion Week outfits: Day 5

Nikki ParkinsonBeauty, Everyday Style, Fashion 20 Comments

Just when you get to the part of fashion week* when you should be slipping on your soft pants and kicking off your heels, they go and throw a big launch party at you for a new magazine, don’t they?

Yes, Elle Magazine Australia re-launched last night as part of the final show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia*. And what a show it was.

More on that here … suffice to say it was the kind of party you hope to get a golden ticket to attend at the end of an exciting week when too much fashion was never enough.

I brought back the leather front ponte pants for the last of my fashion week outfits and am very glad I did. Love these pants.

Worked them back with a leather-collared silk shirt and a statement necklace for a splash of neon and felt like I could blend into the beautiful people crowd. Blend being the operative word.

The shoes and clutch are from my wardrobe vault. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve worn both of these but they are very hardworking members of my stepping out-robe.

Fashion Week outfit Day 5: Luxe Deluxe leather front ponte pants; Luxe Deluxe leather collared silk shirt; Red Phoenix Emporium necklace; Mogil clutch; Robert Robert heels

** Luxe Deluxe leather collared silk shirt @ Zambezee Boutique | Luxe Deluxe leather-front ponte pants @ Zambezee Boutique | Red Phoenix Emporium necklace | Mogil clutch | Robert Robert heels

Beauty note

To get myself in party mode, I availed myself of the wonderful services of the Redken Retreat for some curling wand action. Emma (whose day job is at Orb salon in New Farm, Brisbane, and had spent the week either styling at the Retreat or working up a storm backstage) created some messy curls that dropped to the perfect waves in time for the evening event.

For my makeup, a smokey eye was in order and I put Hannah at the Maybelline NY hub to the task. She did not disappoint. This eye makeup was applied at 12.30pm and was still going strong at 11.30pm that night.

Here’s what she used:

Maybelline NY smokey eye essentials

Clockwise from top left: EyeStudio Hyper Glossy Liquid Liner; Line Express Eyeliner; EyeStudio Hyper Diamonds palette in Charcoal Diamonds; EyeStudio Color Tattoo in Audacious AsphaltGreat Lash mascara

The Color Tattoo provides the perfect binding base for adding and blending the eye shadow from the Hyper Diamonds palette. Then I finished the look off with a pop of pale pink. I opted for Color Sensational Vivids in Pink Pop – it still gives me a bit of colour but doesn’t take away from the smokey eye.

Fashion week outfit beauty note: Maybelline New York smokey eye and pink lip


Ready to party.

Thanks so much for following along with my outfits this week. It’s been fun dressing up each day but I’m SO looking forward to a week of getting my daggy on at home!

Which has been your favourite outfit?


**These items have been loaned or gifted to me for editorial consideration in accordance with my disclosure policy.

* Maybelline NY has engaged me as its official blogger for MBFWA 2013.

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Comments 20

  1. Nikki you look amazing!! I love your whole look. Very sharp! I’m going to step out and get some of that Maybelline make-up. Your eyes and lips look perfect. Hopefully they suit my dark hair though!

  2. Every single day you looked super!
    Day 2 I loved..but Day 5 – winner & keeper! You should treat yourself to this blouse {I know you’re keeping the pants anyway} it looked so fabulous x Loved your hair & make-up too 🙂
    Thanks for taking me on the journey with you – I enjoyed every second. Now relax!

  3. Nikki – I liked your Day 2 outfit best I think although all were gorgeous. If I were to wear one of those amazing shirts, i would probably choose one of the b/w shirts – gorgeous. However, I’m in sunny, steamy Port Douglas for a couple of weeks and it has been sweaty city up here and right now I’m struggling to think of wearing anything with sleeves…..

    1. I’ve just looked back through your week and I really love (and would totally wear) your look on day 3. were the shoes comfy? what are they made from? Glad you’ve had such an amazing week. Loved your pics.

  4. I have loved all the outfits too. ATM I’m a breast feeding mum to a newborn and you have inspired me with your outfits. Such easy throw it on style but it pays to wear quality. I’ve invested in some shirts and skinny jeans to creat similar looks on a small budget because 1. I won’t be this size forever and 2. I Don’t want to get expensive items spewed on or pooped on! Thanks for the make up tips too,

  5. Sorry couldn’t pick just one day. I loved your shirt from day 1- the colour looked great on you and the pants from day 2 gotta love a ponte pant especially when there’s leather involved.:)

  6. I think my favourite outfits where day 3 and 4 though it is very hard to choose as I loved them all ,and I love this day 5 outfit too,you must buy those leather panelled pants in whichever where your favourite style ,they look so good on and can be dressed up easily.I love the pop of neon in this one though,you must be so tired and I am glad you can have a bit of a restful week and wear your normal clothes and I’m sure they are not daggy in the least just home office comfy,thanks for all the tips and tricks you gave us and letting us see glimpses of what you saw,I know I would not have the stamina for a whole week but it is nice to look at through your eyes,you are a real sharer Nikki 🙂

  7. Day 2 outfit won for me, classy, chic and edgy all at the same time. Love the cream top with your complexion, and those boots are to die for! Thanks for another great week at Fashion week. Read the posts from last year, and you’ve gone for a very different look this year, which is great – I think it shows the versatility fashion can offer. Enjoy your rest! xx

    1. Thanks Diana – yes, that’s my favourite shirt too. Will be buying that and the leather front pants. Last year’s Fashion Week was a month later and a lot cooler in weather so was fun to play around with something else this year!

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