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LMFF: Best of Beauty wrap

It’s fitting that my last major post as a L’Oreal Paris ‘Insider‘ for the 2012 L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival takes a look at the best hair and make-up trends and looks to try direct from the runways. The overall theme I noticed was more-is-more. Impact and adornment are keywords to keep in mind when it comes to beauty; whether you oft for a strong lip colour, a dramatically lined eye or adding an extra little something special.

I’ll never tire of a winged eye. Rae Morris took the look to hardcore realms for Alex Perry.

So obviously this is a nod to a certain era past and a more modern style icon, rather than a trend but sometimes it’s nice to match the lips and nails as vintage ladies did. The immaculate forward hair rolls were also spot on at the Dita Von Teese show.

Silver leaf, rather than foil, will provide locks with this uber-modern heavy metal look. Here seen on Kate Peck during the National Graduate runway, the look was best deployed on the ponytails of longer haired models (as you can spy in the background).

So I won’t be walking around with a butterfly in my mouth anytime soon, but I was enchanted by the glitter of the Red Carpet Toni Maticevski runway. I’m wondering how a grown woman can wear it; perhaps swap the full-on glitter for shimmery silver highlighter?

One of the most natural looks of the week was showcased at Runway 3. Braids were sexily, messed up and make-up was pretty and girlie. The lip colour, Infallible Le Rouge in Blazing Sangria, was applied with a soft touch.

Another luxurious look for hair at Runway 7. I think of this one as mermaid chic. Pearls are scattered in a wet look up-do. The pout; a coral of course (Colour Riche Made for Me Intense in ‘Magnetic coral’ to be exact).

On a personal note, I’ve been testing L’Oreal’s ‘Nude Magique’ BB Cream from the LMFF goodie bags and have been instantly converted. Application is foolproof and somehow it matches and evens out my pale, freckled skin tone while looking natural. It’s similar to using the smudge effect in Photoshop for your real-life skin. Either that, or it’s witchcraft (it’s totally witchcraft).

If you still haven’t had your fill of the fashionable festivities, visit the special ‘Insiders’ tab on L’Oreal Paris Australia’s facebook page for all the action from StyleMelbourne and my fellow official bloggers Drop Dead Gorgeous Daily, Daily Addict, Breakfast with Audrey and Stylehunter.

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