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Natural glamour at Fashion Week


Ladies, forget the caked-on make-up and poker straight hair - one of NZ Fashion Week's make-over workers say it's all about volume and a natural glow.

Sarah Breslin, the director of Mink photography, is offering free make-overs all week for those lucky enough to wander through Auckland's waterfront venue, and she says the shift in hair and make-up is becoming obvious.

"At Fashion Week only a year or two ago you would have noticed a lot of really dark make-up and dead-straight hair gracing these tents, but not so much anymore," said Breslin.

"We're getting a lot of women coming through and asking for a natural look, something that will make them glow - really earthy tones that compliment their natural skin colour, no more of that caked on foundation that hides how they look."

And with the zjusing (jooshing?) comes a lot of poofing - of the hair, at least.

"Lots and lots of volume, a bit of curl, some waves - we're getting asked for that by the women stopping in more and more. Side-swept fringes too, that curl back off the face," said Martin.

It's a different story for the models on the runway, who are used to getting primed and prodded in the build up towards the shows, but take a look around Fashion Week's Halsey St venue and Breslin's right - the ladies (and gentlemen) are looking more natural and carefree than previous years.

Bring on the easy glam!

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