RAFW: Beauty at Marnie Skillings Spring/Summer 2011-12

RAFW: Marnie Skillings - Beauty

Beauty at Rosemount Australian Fashion Week by Kimmi

The spring/summer 2011-12 collection from Marnie Skillings this season was a visual feast of colours, prints and patterns. While a fashion novice like me felt a little lost on where to look, there was always the comfort of a great hair do and perfect make-up to keep me focused.

The inspiration this season was all about adventurous, worldly girls. Feminine and soft, but still sexy and strong. Michelle Jank was one half of the styling team (the other being David Bonney) and it was amazing to see the detail and dedication she puts into a show. No model went on to the catwalk without every bit of make-up and hair getting Michelle’s tick of approval, it was amazing to see the woman in action.

Makeup at Marnie Skillings S/S 2011-12 by Napoleon Perdis

Skin: For the face it was all about subtilty and well sculpted features. A perfect complexion is a must for this look so Napoleon prepped skin with Complex Skin Renewal Serum and Auto Pilot Pre-Foundation Primer. Any small blemishes or redness was covered with Pro Pallette Concealer and then covered with Camera Finish powder to set.

RAFW: Marnie Skillings - Beauty

Brows: Left very natural with just a light brushing to look neat. No products were used.

Eyes: Lids were lightly covered in Color Disc Skinny Dip using a Sculpting Brush. This gave the eyes a fairly nude shimmer effect.

Cheeks: Amazingly all the contouring was created by using the Mighty Concealer Pen in two different colours. Coffee Cream was used as a blush and Mellow Yellow was used to highlight.

Lips: A thin application of Auto Pilot Lip Service in Original gave a natural, bare pout.

Body/Hands: To tie-in with the well travelled, eclectic style of the show, Napoleon Perdis was also recruited to create intricate henna-style hand art on every model. Plain decals were used as a base on which makeup artists used liquid liners to create the designs and then adorned them with jewels and studs. As you can see from the images, the work were intricate and stunning.

RAFW: Marnie Skillings - Henna art

Nails at Marnie Skillings S/S 2011-12 by Blixz

Well manicured nails were a must for this show, seeing as though a lot of focus would be drawn to the unusual hand art. Blixz made sure the girls nails were up to scratch (HA, get it!) by applying a nude/taupe coloured foil to the fingers. The choice of colour was perfect as the focus remained on the hand art, but also matched the make-up and clothing.

Hair at Marnie Skillings  S/S 2011-12 by Shane Hedding for Goldwell

Goldwell Ambassador, Shane Hedding created a beautiful hair style that worked perfectly by itself or under some of Marnie’s large-brimmed animal print hats. An off-centre part was created, then all hair from the side sections and back were slicked into a french roll. The top section was curled with a curling wand and placed in hot rollers. Once cooled, the curls were brushed out to create fluffy soft waves.

RAFW: Marnie Skillings - Hair

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This Beauty at Rosemount Australian Fashion Week report and images was provided by Sydney-based beauty blogger, Kimmi. You can view her daily ramblings at The Plastic Diaries.

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