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MUA Penny Antuar Breaks Down Her Show-Stopping Fenty Beauty Makeup Look From Australian Fashion Week

We'll definitely be recreating this.

Afterpay Australian Fashion Week was an endless parade of the best and brightest in the fashion scene, but the beauty looks? They deserve some serious recognition too.
One of the biggest highlights was the Future of Fashion show, which saw iconic makeup artist Penny Antuar partner with Fenty Beauty. Known for nailing the iconic, glossy skin we're all obsessed with alongside graphic, neon liner and metallic eyeshadows — she's showing us how to nail the Euphoria vibe in real life (and we're here for it).
Naturally, given that Penny was Artistic Beauty Director for the show, it was all about sparkle and shimmer with a dewy finish. Below, we chat to her about the inspiration behind the look, a step-by-step breakdown and a few beauty tips to keep in your back pocket.

What was the inspiration behind the look?

The clothes are from a variety of designers so we wanted the makeup looks to compliment the differing styles and stories of every designer involved which is why we have gone with a natural base, with nude lips + naturally groomed brows, with one look having a glossy eye and the other featuring a silver accent on the inner corner of the eyes - which I drew the inspiration from the title of the show - The Future of Fashion. Silver is making a comeback this season in beauty, so I wanted something on trend and wearable whilst also having a slightly futuristic feel. We trialled a couple of different placements on the eye for the reflective silver which was the most time-consuming aspect of the makeup design.

Glossy Eye Look

  1. Create a perfected complexion, that still looks like skin, using Fenty Beauty Eaze Drop Blurring Skin Tint
  2. Create dimension and warmth to the skin by applying the Fenty Beauty Sun Stalk'r Face + Eye Bronzer & Highlighter Palette (launching in Aus in June) to the perimeter of the face and into the hollows of the cheeks.
  3. Tap on Fenty Beauty Match Stix Glow Skinstick in Purrrl to the high points of the cheeks for a glassy glow.
  4. Brush up and set the brows in place using Fenty Beauty Brow MVP Sculpting Wax Pencil & Styler.
  5. Apply Fenty Beauty Beauty Diamond Bomb All-Over Diamond Veil in How Many Carats?! all over the lid. Beautiful, easy and chic!
  6. Apply one coat of Fenty Beauty Full Frontal Volume, Lift & Curl Mascara to the lashes.
  7. Press in Fenty Beauty Fenty Icon Semi-Matte Refillable Lipstick to the lips for an effortless, lived-in look.

What's so special about Fenty?

Fenty Beauty is sponsoring the Future of Fashion show and is such an inclusive brand, which is why I have loved working with them over the years! The way they listen to their customers and act on the feedback is really impressive and shows that Rihanna really does want to have a brand that speaks to everyone! Not only that, but the products are also incredible! As a pro artist I am super fussy when it comes to quality and Fenty is what I am constantly reaching for in my kit!

Top tips for getting makeup to last all day and night

Starting with a primed base will help with the longevity of your makeup - choose your Pro Filt'r Instant Retouch Primer depending on your skin type. All of the Fenty Beauty base products are long wearing so whether you choose Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation, Pro Filt'r Hydrating Longwear Foundation or Eaze Drop Blurring Skin Tint, you are guaranteed to have a base that will last all day and into the night!

How to nail the dewy skin look we're all obsessed with right now

I would recommend strategically using your more matte products through the centre of the face and keeping your glow products to the perimeter and high points of the face, this will ensure you look dewy all day and not oily.