The One Look This Makeup Maestro Wants You to Master
This week Melbourne turns into a hub for all things new season fashion and beauty for Virgin Australia's Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF). This year the hair and makeup sponsor, Priceline, enlisted the help of two of the most renowned experts in the land – mega makeup artist Rae Morris and hair guru Kenneth Stoddart. Both have countless years of experience under their belts, attending fashion weeks all over the world, they've worked with some of the biggest celebrity names out there (Kate Moss, Miranda Kerr and Barbara Palvin to name a few), and represented some of the beauty industry's biggest brands.
We were lucky enough to go backstage at VAMFF (spot the gorgeous Samantha Harris) and pick Rae's brain about the biggest makeup trend for this season. Rae Morris is well-known for her incredible makeup looks – she's even written five books full of them – but there this one she's putting above all others.
"My all-time favourite look has to be all matte lip with a contoured eye," says Rae. "I just love this look, especially with a really soft, defined, full, matte brown eyebrow. Having this effect on the eyebrow puts emphasis on the shape of the eye, without putting a lot of colour into it." Putting emphasis on the modern edge of a bold matte colour over a gloss which she says, "can cheapen a look."
Read on to get the look, it's surprisingly easy to do and extremely budget friendly.