Five beauty trends from NZ Fashion Week 2018

Kathryn Wilson NZFW 2018

Beauty look created by Liz Hyun from MAC Cosmetics for Kathryn Wilson’s New Zealand Fashion Week 2018 show. Image by Karen Ishiguro.

New Zealand Fashion Week this year was everything you would expect and more, with designers wowing audiences with their stunning collections, but no runway look would be complete without hair and makeup. The beauty teams backstage worked tirelessly to primp and preen the models to perfection and as always, there were some stand out beauty trends for the week. So, here are the top five beauty trends for NZFW 2018.

Natural “no makeup” Makeup
Natural “no makeup” looking makeup has been one of the biggest makeup trends of 2018, so it’s no surprise that this trend found itself on the runways of NZFW this year. The “no makeup” makeup look is very easy to achieve, with natural, earthy and nude tones, natural brushed up brows and glossy lips. Designers such as Not For You, Jockey, Miromoda, the Swim & Activewear showcase designers and the Graduate Show showcase designers opted for this look.

NZFW beauty trends

Beauty look created by Senior Artist Kiekie Stanners from MAC Cosmetics for Stolen Girlfriends Club (left).  Beauty look created by Liz Hyun from MAC Cosmetics for Trelise Cooper (right). Images by Karen Ishiguro.

Statement Eye
The statement eye was another big trend on this year’s NZFW runway, designers such as Ryan Turner opted for an avant-garde look with whited out makeup, heavy contouring and asymmetrical lines around the eye. Wynn Hamlyn went for pops of colour under the eyes, Jarrad Godman went for a greenish-yellow metallic statement eye, Trelise Cooper had strong, white lines around the eye, filled in blocks with a silver line above the lash line, with Kiri Nathan and Stolen Girlfriends Club choosing a strong, smoky eye for their models.

Slicked Back Hair
High shine, slicked back hair was a popular hair trend with designers like Not For You opting for a sleek top knot bun that sat high on the head with a high gloss shine. The New Gen Emerging Couture Show had two looks with a tight, sleek low bun with a centre parting with high shine and the second look was hair down, super sleeked back and off the face. The New Gen showcase opted for an oriental style, slicked back bun with a flick at the end and Jarrad Godman went for a modern-day mullet with a wet look, sleek look on top, with random pins scattered around the back of the head and little top knots for a hip and modern feel.

NZFW beauty looks

Beauty looks created by Senior Artist Kiekie Stanners from MAC Cosmetics for Hailwood (left) and Huffer (right). Images by Karen Ishiguro.

Bold Lips
This is a trend that will never go out of style. A bold, coloured lip is always a favourite choice and saw designers like Kathryn Wilson opting for a red matte lip and Superette went for a candy pink lip. Huffer did a red lip with an orange paint splatter across, Hailwood opted for a glossy, red lip and the Swim & Activewear showcase designers went for a pink lip.

Peachy makeup
Peachy makeup was popular for a more natural beauty look with designers in the New Gen Showcase going for bronzed skin, natural earthy tones around the eyes and a peach lip. The Graduate Show designers opted for bronze eyes, nude lips and peachy, rosy cheeks. Jockey had natural, fresh, peachy coloured eyes, flushed cheeks, with white in the corner of the eyes, while Miromoda chose peachy-pink tones on the eyes, cheeks and lips.

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