It’s out there. Sizzling news about Canberra’s biggest and most stylish annual fashion event. FASHFEST…
Big brows. Big lashes. In current beauty trends, bold is beautiful.
Just as FASHFEST showcases unique and fresh Canberra talent across all forms of fashion, music, art, photography and video, it also showcases the latest trends in beauty.
Following rave reviews last year, Australian make-up house Harlotte Cosmetics will once again partner with FASHFEST to provide innovative make up design for all FASHFEST 2016 models.
Harlotte’s products are known for their high pigmentation and intensity – perfect for the catwalk, although we may be slightly biased. After having their make up done backstage at last year’s FASHFEST, three out of six HerCanberra team members now use Harlotte’s AfterGlow Foundation and two of those team members admit to having something of a Harlotte addiction.
For their second year at FASHFEST, Harlotte wanted to bring extra drama to their backstage kit, with a set of bespoke ‘FASHFEST Double Lashes’.
“We set out to create a beautiful dramatic curved double lash that make the eyes pop,” explains Creative Director of Harlotte Cosmetics, Michelle Crofts.
“We went back and forth several times with our lash manufacturer and now believe we have perfected this gorgeous lash. They suit every eye shape and can be trimmed to cater for everyone.”
Luckily for us, this indulgence won’t be limited to models.
At FASHFEST this year, guests will have the opportunity to purchase a set of lashes for $15 and even opt to have the lashes applied professionally before the start of the show by a Harlotte Cosmetic artist. The lashes themselves will come in their own box with glue and are reusable up to 10 times.
“The amount of layers, the texture and the curve combined make an incredible lash that gives us the ability to take an eye design to the next level,” says Diana Cheetham, FASHFEST Makeup Director. “They add drama and elegance and will look stunning on the runway.”
Aside from the lashes, Harlotte will also be showcasing some of their newest cosmetic collections on the runway, including their new line of eight Liquid Lips and eight Colour Glosses, launched in April (some of which the HerCanberra team may or may not already own).
“These have probably been the most popular launch we have had yet,” says Michelle. “In fact they sold out so quick, we had our lab run another 1,000 of each colour within the first two months. They’re available with a velvety matte finish or radiant shine with must-have decadent shots of colour.”
If you miss out on lashes at FASHFEST, however, don’t worry – you’ll be able to order all Harlotte products, as well as sets of lashes, online via their website.
FASHFEST 2016 will be held from 29 September to 1 October at the National Convention Centre.