May 18, 2022

Beauty Wrap-Up from Afterpay Australian Fashion Week (AAFW)

Beauty Wrap-Up from Afterpay Australian Fashion Week (AAFW)
AAFW is not just about fashion; the backstage life is what nourishes us, the adrenaline.

The Casper beauty team has been jumping from backstage to backstage, looking for the best tips and tricks to get that runway-ready look. As you can imagine, there are a lot of no-makeup looks, and we’re here for it. In the realm of hair, one hairstyle that has been present during the entire week was a wet look – think out of the box; we are talking about a wet look with millions of interpretations. Creativity is just a glance away, and Fashion Week is undoubtedly the best place to tag along and enjoy the ride.

These are some of our favourite looks from the AAFW Resort 23; if you are as obsessed as we are, don’t worry – we have the best ‘how-to’s so you can recreate them at home. If you try one of the following looks, feel free to tag or DM us on socials @caspermagazine – we’d love to see it!


Original Mineral led the way to effortless looks, where on one side, we had lots of creamy textures, and on the other, curls were being embraced at their finest. It's the end of the night, and these girls have just had the time of their lives; they don't care what their hair or makeup looks like. Hair Director: Mary Alamine, Royal Hair.

How to get the BEARE PARK look 

  • On damp hair, layer O&M Atonic from roots to ends and blast dry. 
  • Part hair in the middle and apply Surf Bomb for added texture.
  • Blow-dry the hair flat with a medium round brush, and don't overstretch the hair. 
  • Use a medium curling tong and wind the hair vertically, continuously gliding the curling tong up and down the hair shaft to create a soft wave while keeping the tips straight. 
  • Pull the tip of each section to create a softer curl. 
  • Repeat this step through the hair, but alternate directions create an undone texture. 
  • Mix equal parts of Style Guru and Project Sukori in a bowl and apply with a tint brush to roots, taking 1-inch sections. 
  • Comb each section with a wide-tooth comb. 
  • Spray Original Queenie to each section and set.
  • Repeat all through the hair. 
  • Add barbering tape around the nape area and secure with pin clips on each side. 


Matteau showcased a mix of relaxed and refined looks according to their aesthetic. 

Working with the quintessential Matteau woman, who is eternally effortless, we worked to enhance each model's natural hair texture rather than alter or change it. We created soft natural bends through their hair, with centred and robust parts. Hair is gently tucked behind the ears, sitting behind the shoulders to ensure the finished look is a fresh and achievable daytime aesthetic.

How to get the MATTEAU look 

St Agni x R+CO Bleu

Pure and subtle contrasts best define the Resort 23 collection, rooted in the agenda-setting minimalism of the '90s. St. Agni's clean lines take on a new, freeing sensuality that ended up with the ultimate raked back hairstyle. 

The key looks we see on the runway and especially for the St Agni show are healthy, luxe, and polished natural hair. I have seen the consumer's desire to spend less time on their hair yet still achieve a salon-quality result at home. Enhancing natural texture is all about a great haircut and excellent home haircare. One of my favourite looks from the show is a raked back wet look. This is a great style to do yourself at home to accentuate your face shape and give your style a little more edge.

How to get the St Agni look 

Redken x Indigenous Fashion Projects

The new Indigenous Fashion Projects collection was one of the most awaited this season, where we could see a mashup of wet looks and strong centre parts, natural curls, and sleek mid-rise ponytails. In contrast, the model's manes were pushed back off the face for the Freshwater and Saltwater kids to give the impression they were walking out of the water. 

I love that there's such diversity in the show; these looks are fresh and easy to recreate at home using Redken's products. 

How to get the Indigenous Fashion Projects look 

  • Start with Redken Blow Out Gel to create the sleek ponytail.
  • Spray this onto dry hair and give a directional blow dry. 
  • Redken Hot Sets can also be used for those who require a little extra hold.
  • Follow this with a bristle brush to smooth the hair at the ends, and then run through with a flat bristle brush to pull back and create the mid-rise ponytail. 
  • From here, select a small piece of hair and wrap it around the elastic and spray with Redken Triple Take 32 hairspray and blow-dry to set in place. 
  • Lastly, roots are finished with Redken Shine Flash Spray to add a sleek, glossy feel.

For the wet, shiny look?

  • Create a centre part with a comb. 
  • In 2cm increments, start at the nape and work upwards whilst spraying the roots at the ends with Redken Guts 10 Volume Spray Foam, working through with your hands. 
  • Follow this with a quick brush and apply Redken Oil For All.
  • To apply tension, take a comb, clip the sides back, and dry with a diffuser to take the hair off the face. 
  • Take the clips out and shake your head to finish the look.

Sunday Riley x One Mile

Sammy Robinson, Founder and Creative Director, wanted a beautiful, natural, glassy skin finish for her Fashion Week debut, which was easy to create using Sunday Riley. The Skin team achieved that hydrated, healthy glow as the ultimate makeup base with just a few products.

Runway ready skin with SUNDAY RILEY: 

  • The perfect cleanse, prep, and prime to get your skin runway ready. Start with a deeply purifying and nourishing cleanse with Ceramic Slip Cleanser, which pulls dirt and impurities up and out of the skin while pulling in critical hydration. 
  • Follow that with a power drink for your skin, Pink Drink Firming and Resurfacing Essence, a peptide infused treatment that resurfaces, balances, and firms the look of the skin while supporting the natural microbiome. 
  • Then apply Sunday Riley's hero – an all-in-one AHA-infused brightening treatment mask using Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment. This mask is designed to remove dull-looking, pore-clogging dead skin while plumping the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Good Genes gives your skin a natural-looking radiance that's makeup ready and is bound to steal the show. 
  • This is followed by a touch of ICE Ceramide Moisturising Cream for that hydration hit, highlighting the areas that need it. ICE is rich but lightweight, strengthening the natural moisture barrier for smooth, balanced, and ageless-looking skin throughout the day. 
  • Finally, an Auto Correct Brightening and Depuffing Eye Contour Cream application – the runaway bestseller that banishes tired-looking eyes and instantly illuminates the eye area. AutoCorrect delivers a lifted and depuffed look to the eye area while rapidly reducing the appearance of dark circles and fine lines. 

Clarins x Bondi Born

The Bondi Born show featured luminous skin and a makeup colour palette with sorbet flavours and sharp contrasts. Clarins's beauty look (skin+makeup) was paired beautifully with the iridescent blue eyeshadow and peachy cheeks and lips. 

I am so excited for Clarins to be working in collaboration with BONDI BORN for a second year, a true testament to our shared passion around the art of living beautifully. This year, we will be showcasing both skincare and makeup with a focus on Clarins' iconic and universal formulations designed for women who value a holistic approach to beauty.

Runway ready skin with CLARINS: 

Skin prep:


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Beauty Wrap-Up from Afterpay Australian Fashion Week (AAFW)