Inspired by the colour tones within the Zambesi collection and the hand-painted red boot, M.A.C Cosmetics pulled off a stunning airbrushed caramel eye and electric tomato stained lip on the runway at New Zealand Fashion Week. The makeup team, including key makeup artist Kiekie Stanners, created a gorgeously sculpted look.

Studio moisture cream was massaged into the skin and face and body foundation applied. Studio Fix 24-hour concealer was used to correct any imperfections. Prep and Prime translucent loose powder set the makeup look. Sculpting Powder in Sculpt and Highlight was used to contour and emphasise.
Scrubtious lip scrub smoothed out the lips before Redd lip pencil was applied to shape and shade in the lips. A coat of Retromatte Liquid Lipcolour in Dangerous was used over top and was blended out to soften and blur the edges of the lips. A mixture of Pro Performance HD airbrush makeup was feed into the airbrush and applied to the lids and temples.

Redken’s hair inspiration for the Zambesi runway drew on the aesthetic across multiple eras – the 90s, 60s and 50s. Twisted into a messy knot with a sweeping fringe, the texture in this look was uniquely stunning.

Starting with Pillowproof Two Day Extender, Redken hair products Fashion Waves, Rootful and Guts were layered onto the hair one-by-one. Blow-dried until almost gritty in texture, height was added at the crown and the front brushed forward. A ponytail was shaped and folded into a messy chignon and pinned into place – finished with Triple Take 32.