Last night, the totally frocktacular L'Oréal Melbourne Fashion Festival kicked off with a bang! This week-long event (March 8th to 15th) is a true feast for the fashion senses; from world-class runway shows featuring Australia’s best established and emerging designers through to beauty workshops and industry information. So go full speed ahead with bellabox for more info on LMFF, with three fashion-perfect looks for the shows - complete with bb products for that runway result!
Image courtesy of lmff.com.au
LMFF has an awe-inspiring purpose: to inspire and connect the designers, consumers and retailers who keep Australian fashion alive - and it arms Aussie fashionistas with the most frock-forward insights for exploring Melbourne's magical retail hotspots.
This year's LMFF 'Friends of the Festival' Campaign was a lovely breath of fresh air. Instead of having a sole celebrity ambassador, the campaign took on an all-embracing quality, by highlighting a range of Australian talent including international models Myf Shepherd, Nicole Trunfio and Alexandra Agoston.
Images courtesy of lmff.com.au
The opening runway show took place last night at Central Pier - presented by David Jones and supported by Broadsheet and Nova 100. It featured stunning collections from Australia's most talented designers including Alex Perry, camilla and marc, Collete Dinnigan, Alannah Hill and Lisa Ho.
Our favourite runway looks from the night? Alex Perry and camilla and marc. Alex P's glam autumn/winter collection featured beautiful dresses in Fall-down gorgeous hues and to-die-for LBDs. The always amazing camilla and marc show shone with quirky floral frocks and fitted suits, all in the clean-cut style we love.
LMFF is also an opportunity for everyday trend-setters to showcase their own unique look - often the styling of the show-goers is as exciting as the fashion on the runway! We here at bb know that an amazing outfit is never truly complete without great makeup - so below we give you three different looks that are fashionable and easy to achieve.
The Bold and the Beautiful
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Effortlessly glam and timeless - a perfect red pout never fails to make a great style statement.
To make the most of your mouth, skin should look flawless and smooth. To achieve it? Create a silky base for foundation with a quality primer such as MeMeMe Seventh Heaven facebase.
The key to pulling off this look is to keep the eye makeup at a minimum – well-defined lashes are all that is needed. Napoleon Perdis Mesmer-Eyes Mascara will give you exceptional volume, superb length and gravity-defying lift.
Finally, whip out your favourite red lippie and apply with a lip brush for precision. Savoir Faire Lipstick in 'Risqué' is luxuriously creamy and long-lasting - not to mention the packaging is as glam as the look itself!
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Make your peepers the star of the show with this season's colour collections. Try a stormy and smokey eye or put a fashionable twist on it by using contrasting shades.
For super pigmented and vibrant eyeshadow, try the B by Bloom Col.lecta Eyeshadow Duo which comes in a variety of complementary shades.
Savoir Faire Limited Edition Kit (Summer) contains six of the very best up-to-the-minute shades ranging from natural to intense. The kit also comes with a shimmering face bronzer, eyeliner, mascara and a stunning lipgloss - all inspired by the hottest modern fashion palettes.
In contrast to bold lips, this look is all about the eyes and therefore lips should be understated and nude. For an intense but featherweight layer of colour that will last all night, you can't go past OCC Lip Tar in ‘Interlace’.
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For those who prefer to let their outfit do the talking, go for the 'makeup-less makeup look'.
Radiant and clear skin is the key here - so instead of a heavy base, try a triple threat bb cream (combining moisturiser, sun protection and foundation) like Erborian BB Créme au Ginseng. It provides the perfect coverage while keeping the skin looking soft and natural.
Make eyes appear bigger and brighter by applying a shimmery highlight to the inner corners of the eyes and just under the brow-bone. Napoleon Perdis Créme de la Créme Eyeshadow in 'Quicksilver' is perfect for your peepers.
For dewy pink lips and perfect rosy cheeks, opt for a cheek and lip tint. MeMeMe Cheek and Lip Tint in Poppy Tint is a playful, glossy light pink – simply swipe on lips and cheeks and blend with fingers for a sheer wash of colour.
Some of our bella beauties may see me at LMFF - bellabox is attending in order to give you the inside scoop on all the fun and fashion - how exciting! I hope to see some of our fabulous fashionistas there! - Lucy