We are a nation of nude lovers when it comes to makeup. So the wearable look centred around the colour taupe got the fashion pack excited at the off-site Stolen Girlfriends Club show during NZ Fashion Week. A 90's inspired look created by Kiekie Stanners, senior artist for MAC Cosmetics, was a seamless work of art. Lids were buffed with a soft grey and sepia brown eye colour blend, teamed with a hint of neutral blush, topped off by a beige gloss. The result: wearable colour, even the most challenged makeup enthusiast could master. Stanners inspiration: “Next day beauty, with slept in eyes and sweaty skin. The Stolen girl has put on her glossy lip for the morning after." Now who can't channel that look, and then pull it off.
Key products used: Face: Strobe Cream to prep the skin. M·A·C Studio Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation and Studio Finish Concealer. Cremeblend Blush in Ladyblush applied on the lower apples of the cheek. Pigment in Naked and Vanilla applied to high points of the face with Cream Colour Base in Pearl and Gloss Texture. Eyes: Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Groundwork buffed over eyelid and diffused into crease. Cream Colour Base in Midtone Sepia pushed into the lash line. Haute & Naughty in Too Black Lash. Eye Shadow in Omega to define brows. Pro Longwear Waterproof Brow Set in Quiet Brunette to add texture. Lips: Lip Pencil in Stripdown to outline lips. Lipstick in Myth and Lipglass in Clear. Nails: Studio Nail Lacquer in Skin.
Photography: Olivia Hemus