This year’s Marr Factory kicked off at Auckland’s Golden Dawn last night, with a showing of Karen Walker’s spring/summer 2014 collection. MiNDFOOD went backstage to get the lowdown on the hair and make-up created.
“The Karen Walker girl is really natural and not to done,” says Jason Chong Li, part of the Stephen Marr team who created the hair for the show led by Tommy Stayton. “We’ve done a low ponytail that almost looks like the girls have done it themselves, but we folded half of it under. For those with naturally wavy texture, we put the hair straight into the ponytail, but for the girls with straight hair we sprayed some of O&Mâ€™s Surf Bomb in first and blow dried it before putting it up.â€ť
Key product: Original&Mineral Surf Bomb
â€śWe referenced the make-up for Karenâ€™s New York show, and created a streamlined graphic liner to look almost triangular,â€ť says Kiekie Stanners, national artist for M.A.C Cosmetics New Zealand. â€śThe skin was kept relaxed with a nice matte canvas and soft peachy cheeks, and we pressed the lipstick in to look like a tint.â€ť
Key M.A.C products: Black Track liner, So Chaud lipstick, Extended Play Lash mascara
All photography by Olivia Hemus