The skin I dream in,

So watching the MBFW 2016 making mental notes for myself on this seasons styling tips from catwalk to catwalk. The one predominant feature coming off all the shows is a healthy glowing skin. A natural radiance in all the catwalks.. this is my lasting impression. Skin shimmering under the lights, a dazzling display of beauty from within the statement outfits from model to model.  2016-05-18__DSF3122

The look promotes a natural beauty and does away with over accenting. I went backstage to feel out, listen and learn from the make up professionals on how to achieve this look. So here is what I found out :)

The first point to note is how much all the models LOVE this look. The girls I spoke to all felt confident and yet still real. And they looked amazing!! In the excited blur I learned the make up artists were all using the M.A.C studio waterlight foundation. This is a new foundation from the M.A.C range. You don’t need a lot for good coverage but what it gives you is a natural looking finish. Thankfully it has a serum formula so it is light and easily applied. I was never one for powder like some 18th century courtier. A silky smooth base is much more comfortable for me.  Apparently the ingredients are antioxidant so, like a good cleansing routine, the serum will assist the skins own reparative and healthy chemistry. For me personally I dont like to mix too many scents, I want my perfume of choice to be the one note not a chorus from hair to moisturiser to foundation to perfume. It gets confusing.  So I like that this foundation is fragrance free.

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For MBFW this year personally I love that, with this technique paired with resort wear, we are being shown that we can achieve the healthy glow of summer even in days when we don’t get sun kissed. It enhances a natural beauty and our skin can look flawless with just the lightest of applications.    One last thing… as trends come and go I have to say I love that this season we are moving away from a painted on aesthetic and image of beauty. Instead we are allowing for the natural and diverse to come through.  2016-05-18__DSF3294

Credits:

M.A.C Cosmetics

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www.MACmixmash.com

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MBFW at KITX

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Write up: By me Lindy

 

Eastland

 

 

 

 

20160505_SDP_0121 So I am going on a rant. It’s one of the things I do now. In fact I am getting quite good at them. It’s on my favourite subject “shopping.” HAHA.. And yes it is my specialist subject. But here goes…So listen up mums of Australia we are finally moving out the dark ages and deciding to actually enjoy our lives. Our choice used to be to lose a day of the week to an eternity spent trawling around for nappies and gluten free anti cellulite bio yoghurt in your local mart. With lighting from hells own nightclub and a DJ who cut the tinned instrumental to shout out clean ups on isle 3… the experience was never fun.20160505_SDP_0275

 

Well now and finally we have been offered an experience that is much less painful in fact I would even say even enjoyable!!! The new Eastland actually didn’t make me want to eat my own soul. You know what I actually liked doing the weekly shop. Soon after I arrived, the restaurants, bars and boutique shops actually tricked me into enjoying what used to be dreaded. There was space and room to move without stress and park up a pram with picking up a parking ticket.

 

 

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I ran into a girlfriend so we chatted our way through a coffee while her kids enjoyed the awesome playground area. Next time when I go, I will arrive past the 5 o’clock Lindy watershed so I can try out one of those bars! So well done mums of Australia, I am putting the credit for this one on us. Well it certainly feels like that anyway. Like it was made for us, designed with us in mind.. hell I wouldn’t be surprised if we built it ourselves while we doing other things. 20160505_SDP_0200

Oh one last thing if you did fancy spending a bit of money on yourself there is some amazing fashion retailers there. So many to choose from, with high fashion to affordable fashion all to tempt myself with. Lindy

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Credits:

I am wearing Camilla & Marc, Dolce Firme shoes

All pics Sam D’agnostino (@sdp_media)