Afterpay Australian Fashion Week 2022 has been filled with breathtaking moments both on and off the runway. From label's making their big debut to beloved brands returning for the fifth or sixth time, every last detail has been carefully plotted and executed to ensure perfection across the board.
While the hero of fashion week is undoubtedly, well, the fashion, it would be remiss not to comment on the hair and makeup looks which have worked in tandem with the clothes. Some designers have opted for bold beauty looks to tie the looks together, while others have taken an understated approach.
Whether they've decided to let natural skin reign supreme or create an incredibly bold eye look, there's no denying that this year is turning up the heat. Below, the biggest beauty trends dominating Afterpay Australian Fashion Week 2022.
The Museum Of Contemporary Art was lit up with florals and pinks, but one look at the models and you couldn't help but notice their radiant skin. The brand's skin director, Isabella Schimid, worked exclusively with Sunday Riley products, treating each of them to a facial prior at 4am to hitting the runway.
Speaking to ELLE Australia after the show, Schimid outlined each product she used to achieve the
The models started their beauty preparation with a purifying, nourishing cleanse using the Ceramic Slip Cleanser. Next up was a big drink of hydration, courtesy of the Pink Drink Firming and Resurfacing Essence. A couple of drops of the C.E.O Glow Vitamin C + Turmeric Face Oil recharged the radiance of the skin for instant vibrance, followed by an all-in-one AHA infused brightening treatment mask — Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment, designed to remove dull-looking, pore clogging dead skin while plumping the look of fine lines and wrinkles. The ICE Ceramide Moisturising Cream offered yet another hit of hydration, while smoothing out the complexion. Finally, an application of the Auto Correct Brightening and Depuffing Eye Contour Cream worked to illuminate and lift the eyes.
Bold glittery eyes
90's grunge was the brief for Bec + Bridge, with a dark and moody colour palette seeping into every aspect of the show. Bold, glittery eyes were deigned to be the beauty standout, paying homage to the models of the time who made this decade iconic. Metallic hues were roughly blended out all the way up to the brow bone, keeping in tune with the dramatic, messy makeup looks we associate with the party girl era.
Similarly, sass & bide opted to lean into the grunge aesthetic, with swipes of dark, metallic eyeshadow added to the lids of several models. Smoked out at the edges, the effect was overly dramatic and understandably eye-catching, paired with graphic prints and keeping in tune with the moody overtone of the show.
Slicked hair has been popular for several months now, with fashion week heavily leaning into the tresses trend. Michael Lo Sordo kept hair tight to the scalp, stuck down with gel and combed backwards to create a dramatic, wet-look.
As each model walked the Asta Resort runway, all eyes were on, well, their eyes. Sitting over the inner crease of the eyelid, bold and bright colours were painted on to work harmoniously with the garment they were wearing. From cobalt blues to ostentatious oranges to fashionable fuchsia, each dose of colour sat alongside slicked hair with Y2K-inspired, face-framing plaits.