marie claire Beauty Director Shares Her VAMFF Beauty Buys

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A week at VAMFF demands two requirements of your makeup: polish and longevity. Sure, you can go all-out with a fabulous statement lip but if you have several shows to go to in one day (plus interviews backstage as I usually do as a Beauty Director), in my book, makeup that’s both chic and low maintenance is the best way to get through a fashion week with style.

Here, I share my go-to makeup products this 2019 Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival. The best news is they are all available at Priceline Pharmacy so if you need something on the run, you’ll be able to stock up.


LUMA Liquid Light Illuminating Primer 40mL, $29.95

Running around from show to show makes VAMFF a busy week. To keep my skin from looking lacklustre and tired I love a dose of illuminator. This LUMA primer, keeps foundation pristine all day and adds plenty of radiance. It’s a fashion week must.


BOURJOIS Healthy Mix Foundation in Beige 30mL, $29

A pristine and radiant complexion tops all our want-lists. This vitamin C and B5-spiked formula from Bourjois is a Beauty Editor favourite because it banishes any signs of fatigue and gives skin a healthy dose of glow.  


LUMA Just A Touch Lip And Cheek Tint in Muse 6g, $29.95

I love a product that can multi-task and this lip and cheek tint is perfect for adding a pretty pop of colour to your face. It’s also handbag-friendly so I can touch-up between shows.


MODELS PREFER Retractable Eyebrow Pencil in Medium 0.3g, $10.99

Defined, shapely brows are a constant on the runway – and no wonder, they really give your makeup a super polished look. I love the Model’s Prefer Retractable Eyebrow Pencil for its natural finish and retractable functionality, which means there is always a nice sharp edge to boost brow thickness. 


BOURJOIS Volume Reveal Mascara in Radiant Black 7.5mL, $23

Who doesn’t want beautiful thick lashes? This ultra-black mascara really defines and thickens lashes. What I really love is the built-in magnifying mirror which allows you to get all those small lashes. It’s also perfect for an on-the-go backstage touch-up.  

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