This year’s New Zealand Fashion Week kicked off for me with the Miss Crabb show on Tuesday night. An off-schedule show filled with pieces that just made my heart go BOOM, it all happened on Auckland’s Karangahape Road after models alighted from a Link Bus and strutted their stuff along a 25m red carpet. Perfection.
Kristine Crabb, the glorious woman behind the brand, said she originally planned to throw a small party, but they wanted to celebrate Fashion Week in a unique way. Unique it was, and beautiful to boot.
Kiekie Stanners, Senior Artist M.A.C Cosmetics, New Zealand was tasked with creating a totally Miss Crabb makeup look to complement the clothes, with the inspiration being: “PJ Harvey beauties with a pop of Andy Warhol”. Colourful and unique whilst also being incredibly wearable (that lip!), it can be recreated using the following M.A.C Cosmetics marvels:
Face: Studio Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation was applied and then Cream Colour Base in Pearl used to highlight skin. Cream Colour Base in Vintage Rose was then applied to cheeks for a natural flush.
Eyes: Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Clearwater was buffed out over the eyelid before a combination of PRO Acrylic Paints in Hi Def Cyan, Pure White and Landscape Green were pressed on top. Fluidline in Blacktrack completed the look.
Lips: Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour in Fashion Legacy.
Nails: Studio Nail Lacquer in Erogenous.
Photos: Olivia Hemus for M.A.C Cosmetics