A standout at New Zealand Fashion Week, this electric pink lip is perfect for the party season. “Recreate this look using MAC Retro Matte Lipstick in Dangerous,” says Amber Dreadon, MAC Cosmetics Senior Makeup Artist, who created this beauty look backstage. “Pair it with a fresh luminous base.”
While this vibrant pink pout is a focus, so too is the dewy skin. “Give skin a moisturise boost with a serum first. Next, use MAC Prep & Prime BB Beauty Balm Compact SPF 30 to even out the complexion with a light coverage,” says Dreadon. “Then, slick on a bright lip colour of your choice.”
Eyeliner is the look for the party season. This time, there’s a twist with white liner making it modern. “It’s fresh and so on trend,” says Dreadon. “Try MAC Eye Kohl in Fascinating along the top lash line only,” she says. “Then, set the eyes with MAC Eye Shadow in Crystal Avalanche for extra intensity.”
With makeup directed by Charlotte Tilbury, Prabal Gurung sent models with “slightly off shades of ‘50s lipstick” and “flawless spa-like skin” down the runway. “Like Prabal Gurung, choose a lip colour to contrast with your party outfit for maximum impact,” says Dreadon. Pro tip: “The lips are the statement so keep the rest of your makeup minimal and brows groomed.”
Dreadon, who worked on Chloé with makeup director Diane Kendal, says this look is “relaxed and minimal”. Creamy skin is paired with an understated eye — a look ideal for a summer get together or sunset drinks with friends. “Start by lining the eyes with MAC Powerpoint Eye Pencil in Duck — making sure to get between the lashes,” she says. Next, apply a small amount of moisturiser onto your eye shadow brush and apply to the lids, washing out the pencil. “This will make the eyes look they’re subtly stained with colour,” explains Dreadon.