Beauty at Rosemount Australian Fashion Week by Kimmi
I am trying not to play favourites, but the Spring Summer 2011-12 collection from Rachel Gilbert was fantastic. Everything from the hair to the shoes were fabulous and so far this overall look is standing out in my mind as the one I most want to copy. I won’t give it all away, but to say ‘bronzed beauty’ would be a severe understatement. Below is the how and why.
Makeup at Rachel Gilbert S/S 2011-12 by Napoleon Perdis
Skin: Napoleon’s holy grail ‘prepper’, Complex Skin Renewal Serum was applied to the entire face, followed by Auto Pilot Minimiser & Matiffier to the T-Zone only. To create a super flawless complexion, Pro Pallette Concealer and China Doll Foundation were set with Translucent Loose Powder. The face became beautifully matte with not an imperfection in sight.
Brows: A clear trend for this season, brows were again kept very natural with just a light fill-in with Eyebrow Pencil.
Eyes: Even though the eyes looked barely touched from afar, Napoleon made sure that every girl went on to that runway with eyes that sparkled from within. Starting with Cremé De La Cremé Eyeshadow in Quick Silver over the lids and lined with China Doll Gel Eyeliner in Alabaster gave the sparkle, but the Lash Patrol Faux Lashes covered in Peep Show Madame Mascara really made the eyes pop.Cheeks: I personally don’t think this look would have been as amazing if it wasn’t for Napoleon’s talent with a bronzer. Bronze Patrol was used to contour the face, and then combined with Color Disc in Tequila Sunrise as a blusher. Light Patrol in Silver and Gold used as a highlighter made the girls glow.
Lips: The lips were kept nude but lightly coated with Eye Will Survive Eye Primer to give them a matte but nourished look.
Body: The girls were coated head-to-toe in Summer Sun Self Tanning Spray for the full body bronzing effect.
Nails at Rachel Gilbert S/S 2011-12 by Blixz
To compliment Rachel’s dazzling designs, the Blixz team were brought in to cover the models fingertips in a reflective silver foil, aptly named Sexy Silver.
I loved how this mirror nail effect actually kept the clothing in the spotlight but was still a great accessory for clothing that rarely needs accessorizing.
Hair at Rachel Gilbert S/S 2011-12 by Christopher Hanna for Goldwell
The adorably artistic Ivan Chircop from Christopher Hanna was the man behind the hair for this show. Armed with a select few Goldwell products, some hair weaves and a weird plastic thing-a-ma-jig, Ivan created a soft, flowy, utterly stunning look that looked effortlessly chic.
To re-create this look yourself, just follow these 4 easy steps:
Step 1: Middle part front of the hair, then back comb the hair and add some volume StyleSign Jelly Boost Spray Gel and hold with StyleFix Hair Lacquer medium hold hairspray to the sides of the hair.
Step 2: Back section from ear to ear in a pony tail adding StyleSign Structure Me to create body and movement to the hair, topsy tailed the pony tail inwards.
Step 3: Brushed the sides and gathered into another ponytail on top of the first one at the back. Sides covering the ears length of a bob. Topsy Tail‘ed the second pony tail into the first pony tail, tied in together into a long ponytail.
Step 4: Using Style Fix medium hold hairspray to hold front part of the hairstyle and StyleSign Flat Marvel straightening balm for the back pony tail to create a finish to the style.
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.