The Best Of Backstage Beauty At NZ Fashion Week 2019

Ash Cometti is backstage at NZ Fashion Week bringing you the beauty looks you don't want to miss


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A photograph of Kate Sylvester's mother on her wedding day inspired the beauty look at her show on Monday night, which was created by M.A.C national artist Kiekie Stanners and her team.

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Sean Mahoney and the team from Auckland-based salon Colleen used Cloud9 hot styling tools and Evo hair product to create the sleek hair look at Kate Sylvester.

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Voila! The finished product was a romantic soft knot secured with a leather hairband to echo the material featured throughout Kate's collection.

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Dewy, luminous skin was the order of the day at Maggie Marilyn, with Abby Black heading up the beauty team from Mecca.

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To align with Maggie's own sustainability ethos, conscious beauty products from RMS, Elias Faas, Ilia and Hourglass were used to create this look.

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Now for something completely different... an exaggerated winged eye look for Hailwood, created by Lancome director of artistry Lochie Stonehouse.

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International model Ashleigh Good schooling us all in how to smize backstage at Hailwood.

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To replicate designer Paris Mitchell Temple's own fluffy face framers, makeup manager for Bobbi Brown Blair Gamblin was sure to brush up models' brows at Paris Georgia.

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Lauren Gunn from Colleen used Cloud9 hot styling tools and Evo hair products to create not one but two hair looks at Paris Georgia - including this 1970s Italy-inspired glo-mesh cap.

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Lauren says the aim with the second hair look at Paris Georgia was to keep hair slick with no volume, save for an oval shape of soft texture around the ends.

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Josie Wignall from M.A.C created this soft millennial pink eye look on model's at Juliette Hogan - a vision from the designer herself.

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M.A.C Strobe Cream in the shade Pinklite was used in place of primer to create a glowy base for makeup application.

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Award-winning hairstylist Danny Pato and the d&m team took hair to new lengths at Kathryn Wilson. The stylist dyed 10 wigs by hand at home ahead of the show, each one taking a day to complete. The styling of each wig was inspired by the queen of wavy hair herself - Carrie Bradshaw.

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Wellington-based hairstylist Warren Dion Smith flew to Auckland to lead a team of students from Servilles Academy in creating this voluminous look for the Miromoda show. Photo / Supplied

Hair was crimped and teased before being pulled into a series of elaborate up dos, each one tailored to model's hair length and texture. Photo / Supplied

Servilles makeup tutor Jordan Jensen led a group of Level 4 students through crafting the Miromoda beauty look, which featured perfected skin and heavy contouring. Photo / Supplied

Students at the Servilles Academy exclusively use M.A.C products. Photo / Supplied

Backstage at Zambesi, a model poses for a quick snap after a M.A.C senior makeup artist Kiekie Stanners created this 'fem bot' meets 1960s mod-inspired look, which included a custom lavender shade to echo colours highlighted in the collection. Photo / Supplied

Michael Beel at L'Oreal Professionel came up with this 'bookish' hair look, appropriate considering Zambesi's show was held at Auckland City Library. The alien-esque beehives were indented for an edgy twist. Photo / Supplied


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