AAFW backstage report: MECCA MAX X Romance Was Born

MECCA MAX X Romance Was Born backstage report - Monday May 9, 2022 

MECCA MAX is proud to be the official beauty partner of Romance Was Born’s AAFW22 runway show, a collaboration with iconic artist Ken Done. 

An eclectic and exciting combination of colour and technique, the show included a total of 18 couture beauty looks inspired by their intricate couture outfits. 

The makeup:

Makeup director for MECCA MAX, Nicole Thompson said "inspiration has been taken from Ken Done’s Art, tropical fish, birds and the underwater magic of a coral reef."

Describing the looks as 'unexpected beauty', "we wanted to play with interesting clashes of colour. Anything goes, bold is better!"

Get the look:

To channel the gradient of colour in tropical fish, anchored by metallic shades used on the lips and eyes (in truly iconic '90s style), Nicole Thompson led the MECCA artistry team heroing the below MECCA MAX products for bold beauty looks to compliment the collection. 

- MECCA MAX Pout Pop Lipstick (on the cheeks, lips and eyes) 
- MECCA MAX Zoom Liners (to colour and define the eyes)
- MECCA MAX Zoom Shadow Sticks (to add colour to the eyes)
- MECCA MAX Single Shadow (to intensify the colour)
- MECCA MAX Mini Mix Eyeshadow Palette (soft metallics on the eyes and lips)

When asked what beauty trends Nicole thought would come out of AAFW 22, she simply said, "I think we are really going to see the celebration and joy of this week and everyone being together will bring out some fun looks in the beauty space. Metallics, big lashes, bold lips... I think people have waited long enough, let’s dress up our faces again!"

Image credit: Myles Kalus.