So, These Are the Beauty Looks From Fashion Week That You'd Actually Wear IRL

Updated 05/02/19

Fashion Week Australia is off and running, and we're here to bring you all of the best hair and makeup looks as they roll out this week. In true fashion week style, you can expect a healthy mix of bared-back minimalism, eclectic color, and grungy texture, so be sure to check back regularly to see the best looks and all of the products you need to recreate them at home. 

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Camilla and Marc

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Lancôme makeup director Lara Srokowski used Advanced Genefique ($210) to prep the model's skin before buffing in the Teint Idole Foundation ($60). For glow, the Custom Glow Drops ($50) were paired with more Advanced Genefique ($210) on top of cheek bones. On lips, 397 Berry Noir ($54) was the shade of choice. The alternating look was a glossy eye using the L'Absolu Glossy Rosy Plump ($52) pressed directly onto the lid. 

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Emily Algar for Byrdie Australia

The swim show consisted of four different makeup looks, including both this subtle bronze eye, and the neon liner above. Skin was prepped with the Napoleon Perdis Multi-Hydration Gel Cream ($59) before makeup for a dewy finish. For added gloss, makeup director Kate Squires used the Napoleon Perdis Light Switch Luminzer Palette ($70) on the high points. 

Hair was the genius work of Toni & Guy Hair Director Jo Smith. Try the Tony & Guy Sea Salt Spray ($8) for a similar, gritty texture. 

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Bianca Spender

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For the Bianca Spender show, Mac artist Carol Mackie focused on skin and brows. The Mac Clear Brow Set ($33) was used to keep them fluffy, while skin was a mix of Mac Face and Body ($54), and Studio Fix foundation ($54). Eyes were washed with a subtle mix of Deep Nude, and Medium Nude Lip Mixes ($19). 

Hair was a nod to Bianca Jagger, featuring high volume and texture, individualised to suit the model. To build height, work Goldwell DualSenses Ultra Volume Blow Dry & Finish Bodying Spray into damp hair before styling. 

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Albus Lumen

Lancome makeup director Lara Srokowski used a mix of Teint Idole Foundation ($60) and Advanced Genefique serum ($210) for raw, natural skin. Brows and lashes were left untouched, lips were bare with the exception of clear gloss, and a terracotta shade was dusted over cheeks, and the bridge of the nose. The actual shade is from a palette launching next year, but try the Belle de Teint bronzer in Apricot ($90) for a similar vibe.

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Lee Matthews

Courtesy of De Lorenzo

The makeup look at Lee Matthews was all about nude skin and a summer glow, thanks to the genius use of one lipstick across lips, cheeks, and the bridge of the nose. Guerlain's Rouge G Lipstick Refill in 555 ($49) might look dark, but buffs into skin flawlessly for a healthy, berry-tinted flush. The matching case ($26) is a super luxe flip design with an enclosed mirror, so you're able to touch up as you go about your day. 

Hair was the handiwork of Alan White for De Lorenzo. For a similar, low-slung pony tail, try smoothing De Lorenzo Elements Barrel Wave through damp hair before loosely tonging, and securing with a piece of black elastic. 

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Thomas Puttick

Emily Algar for Byrdie Australia

Aside from serving serious Bella Hadid vibes, this stunning work from Thomas Puttick has us inspired to mix up our regular low bun. Try Sebastian Dark Oil ($50) for a similar sleek finish, and don't forget to pull a piece free to frame your face. 

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Alice McCall

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Mac senior artist Pinkie brought the eyeliner game to fashion week, and we're here for it. To replicate, draw a straight line across your lids using Mac Fluidline in Blacktrack ($35), before sealing with a coat of Liquid Liner in Boot Black ($38). As for the hair, plastic combs are definitely back. 

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Have you ever seen a glow so ethereal? The hair at Macgraw was airy perfection, thanks to the work of the Edwards and Co. team using Kevin Murphy. For a similar prairie-girl feel, work Kevin Murphy Hair Resort ($39) into tonged curls. 

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Pereira Fitzgerald

The hair at Pereira Fitzgerald was the loose, undone texture we've always dreamt of, but never quite figured out. According to hair director Michele McQuillan, the secret is in the product. To give flat hair a little omph, spray Tigi Superstar Queen For A Day ($39) before blasting with a hair drier.

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We Are Kindred

It might be winter, but Richard Kavanagh's work for the We Are Kindred show has us dreaming of summer. Hair was pulled into a low braid, but the real stand out was this beautiful head scarf. To emulate the summer texture (even when it's 15 degrees), mist Redken Beach Envy Wave Aid ($33) through damp lengths. 

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C/Meo Collective

The hair at C/Meo Collective was all about embracing natural texture—proof that finally, you can work with your movement, and not against it. Cloud Nine hair director Lauren McCowan used a range of tools to enhance natural texture for a look that's lived-in, effortless, and voluminous. 

Luke Latty

Romance Was Born

While it may not completely translate to real life, this stunning work from Peter Beard and Alphie Sadsad for Sephora Collection at Romance Was Born has us inspired to forgo our makeup comfort zone in favour of something sparklier. Start with a glowing base by working Sephora Collection Glow Perfection Foundation ($26) into skin with a sponge. 

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Hansen and Gretel

If you needed one last push to pull the blue eyeshadow back out of the vault, let this stunning work by Clinique for Hansen and Gretel be it. Use the Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow Tint for Eyes in Big Blue ($38) all over to copy. 

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Nude skin was the look at Acler, with Lancome makeup director Lara Srokowski using the Teint Idole Foundation ($60) where needed, before buffing in a coral-toned lipstick into cheeks (for a dewier finish). 

The hair was equally as incredible, with Redken hair director Phillip Barwick putting together three looks, including the cropped wig above. Amazing, right?   

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Christopher Esber

Mecca lead makeup artist Janelle Jerusalem focused on skin at the Christopher Esber show, and the result was glowy and perfect. The In Good Light Tinted Moisturiser  ($40) was buffed into skin for natural coverage, before spot concealing with Nars Soft Matte Concealer ($44). The Enlightened Lit From Within Balm ($32) was dabbed on the high-points of the face, including cheekbones, brow bone, cupids bow and chin, as well as the eye lid for a moist, dewy effect. 

Sonny Vandevelde


True to the labels push for individuality, the I. AM. GIA beauty look was all about unique beauty with added cool factor. There was bleached brows, red eyeliner, or our favourite, raw skin (seen above). For a subtle highlight on natural skin that isn't glittery, lightly pat Model Co Rosehip Luxury Facial Oil ($20) onto brow bones, cheek bones, and across the top of the lips.  

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One of the stand out beauty looks, this warrior-inspired glitter seen at Camilla is actually from the craft aisle at the $2 shop (true story). It was the work of Linda Jefferyes for Shiseido, who used both the Ultimune Concentrate ($90), and Essential Energy Moisturizing Gel Cream ($78) to prep the model's skin before makeup. 

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