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NZ Fashion Week backstage: Kate Sylvester

NZ Fashion Week backstage: Kate Sylvester

This week Professional Salon presents an insider’s look at some of our favourite hair and makeup looks created for NZFW 2019 shows. First up is the always anticipated Kate Sylvester show, with makeup led by MAC Cosmetic’s Kiekie Stanners, and hair by Colleen salon’s Sean Mahoney using Evo and Cloud Nine.

Makeup inspiration: 1950s minimalistic, elevated beauty inspired by Kate Sylvester’s mum on her wedding day.

Key Products
Goldlite Strobe Cream to illuminate and highlight skin
Studio Waterweight foundation to veil the skin in lightweight luminous coverage
Pro full coverage palette to perfect the skin and give a flawless finish
Pro face palette – mixing Starry Opal and Matted Milk to highlight skin

Groundwork paint pot on a #217 blending brushed wrapped around the eye to create definition
Shape & Shade Brow Tint to define the brows and build a strong structured shape

Look 1: Lip Scrubtious to exfoliate the lip surface followed by lip conditioner to lock in moisture
Look 2: Red lip pencil as a base all over the tip
Powder Kiss lipstick in the shade Mandarin O layered on top and pressed in to create a soft velvet finish
Retro Matte lip bullet in the shade Dangerous applied on top in the centre of the lip, blending into Mandarin O to create the perfect Tomato Red shade

The makeup inspiration was ‘1950s minimalistic, elevated beauty inspired by Kate Sylvester’s mum on her wedding day’. Photo by Karen Ishiguro


Romantic Knot

Step 1 – Evenly spray Evo Day of Grace to hydrate hair from roots to ends. Using a Cloud Nine Airshot Dryer apply heat to smooth out the ends.

Step 2 – Section hair into two from ear to ear, keeping the front section out. Straighten in small sections using a Cloud Nine Original Iron.

Step 3 – Take a fine section at the nape of the neck and tie into a low ponytail. Spray with Evo Builders Paradise Working Spray to build texture. Smooth into place using a Cloud Nine Airshot Dryer.

Step 4 – Generously spray Evo Shebang-A-Bang over the top section to ensure a natural hold and shine. Pull all sections of hair back to tie into a ponytail, brushing it out with an Evo Bradford brush.

Step 5 – Loop ponytail around to make a knot and tie tightly with elastic. Spray the knot generously with Evo Helmut for a firm hold and spray Evo Miss Malleable on the ends for flexibility.

Hair stylist Sean Mahoney and his team created ‘romantic knots’ for the Kate Sylvester runway. Photo by Luke Foley-Martin


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