The Casper beauty team has been jumping from backstage to backstage, looking for the best tips and tricks to get that runway-ready look. As you can imagine, there are a lot of no-makeup looks, and we’re here for it. In the realm of hair, one hairstyle that has been present during the entire week was a wet look – think out of the box; we are talking about a wet look with millions of interpretations. Creativity is just a glance away, and Fashion Week is undoubtedly the best place to tag along and enjoy the ride.
These are some of our favourite looks from the AAFW Resort 23; if you are as obsessed as we are, don’t worry – we have the best ‘how-to’s so you can recreate them at home. If you try one of the following looks, feel free to tag or DM us on socials @caspermagazine – we’d love to see it!
Original Mineral led the way to effortless looks, where on one side, we had lots of creamy textures, and on the other, curls were being embraced at their finest. It's the end of the night, and these girls have just had the time of their lives; they don't care what their hair or makeup looks like. Hair Director: Mary Alamine, Royal Hair.
Matteau showcased a mix of relaxed and refined looks according to their aesthetic.
Working with the quintessential Matteau woman, who is eternally effortless, we worked to enhance each model's natural hair texture rather than alter or change it. We created soft natural bends through their hair, with centred and robust parts. Hair is gently tucked behind the ears, sitting behind the shoulders to ensure the finished look is a fresh and achievable daytime aesthetic.
Pure and subtle contrasts best define the Resort 23 collection, rooted in the agenda-setting minimalism of the '90s. St. Agni's clean lines take on a new, freeing sensuality that ended up with the ultimate raked back hairstyle.
The key looks we see on the runway and especially for the St Agni show are healthy, luxe, and polished natural hair. I have seen the consumer's desire to spend less time on their hair yet still achieve a salon-quality result at home. Enhancing natural texture is all about a great haircut and excellent home haircare. One of my favourite looks from the show is a raked back wet look. This is a great style to do yourself at home to accentuate your face shape and give your style a little more edge.
The new Indigenous Fashion Projects collection was one of the most awaited this season, where we could see a mashup of wet looks and strong centre parts, natural curls, and sleek mid-rise ponytails. In contrast, the model's manes were pushed back off the face for the Freshwater and Saltwater kids to give the impression they were walking out of the water.
I love that there's such diversity in the show; these looks are fresh and easy to recreate at home using Redken's products.
For the wet, shiny look?
Sammy Robinson, Founder and Creative Director, wanted a beautiful, natural, glassy skin finish for her Fashion Week debut, which was easy to create using Sunday Riley. The Skin team achieved that hydrated, healthy glow as the ultimate makeup base with just a few products.
The Bondi Born show featured luminous skin and a makeup colour palette with sorbet flavours and sharp contrasts. Clarins's beauty look (skin+makeup) was paired beautifully with the iridescent blue eyeshadow and peachy cheeks and lips.
I am so excited for Clarins to be working in collaboration with BONDI BORN for a second year, a true testament to our shared passion around the art of living beautifully. This year, we will be showcasing both skincare and makeup with a focus on Clarins' iconic and universal formulations designed for women who value a holistic approach to beauty.
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