By Jessica Frost

There’s no second guessing the ability for Fashion Week shows to set trends for the rest of the season and the same goes for beauty looks. We took a look at the best beauty behind-the-scenes to bring you what’s in for Resort 18 and the must-have products to survive the busiest week of the year.


You’d be crazy to expect your makeup to stay in place all day long without using primer to prep your skin. It’ll create you a smooth surface to apply foundation and help prevent oil, sweat and bad weather from disrupting it throughout the day. Lara Srokowski, the National Makeup Director for Lancôme was in charge of the look at Macgraw and advised that rather than using a load of foundation, primer was the key to luminous skin.

“To prime, I wanted it to be super hydrating and keep everything looking really healthy. We’ve mixed some of the glow drops into the primer, which gave the skin even more luminosity, and that’s been applied to the high points of the face.” beauty essentials


When you’re creating a graphic winged eye a-la-Alice McCall, you need an eyeliner that sticks and won’t smudge under the bright lights of the runway.  The trick is to start with a pencil and finish with a liquid liner for extra hold and a really intense, matte black finish. MAC Senior Artist, Nicole Thompson, who directed the beauty look at Alice McCall shared, We’ve layered pretty much every eyeliner that MAC have on top of each other to create this intense, matte black look.”beauty essentials


It’s a tried and true favourite of girls all over the globe and the smokey eye has found its way to the Roopa Resort show runway. You can easily customise the shades you use to suit your eye colour and skin tone and the look is easily carried from daytime through to the night. Lara Srokowski of Lancôme said of the look, “Fashion week is always about that “no makeup makeup” look. We have seen a lot of that on the runway, so I think it’s really nice to see a look on the runway that’s a bit more fun and edgy.”beauty essentials


Countless shows and #frow goers embraced their hairs natural texture and ditched heat styling tools for effortless looks. Forget spending half an hour straightening your hair every morning, your natural kinks and curls are in, frizz and all. Alan White Creatively Directed the De Lorenzo team at the Lee Matthews show and shared, “It’s as close to nature as we can possibly get- that’s what De Lorenzo has always been about. We want to bring out the best in each model’s own hair using the best possible products for them.”

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