AAFW backstage report: MECCA X Oroton

MECCA X Oroton backstage report - Tuesday May 10, 2022

MECCA is proud to be the official beauty partner of Oroton’s Resort AAFW22 runway show. 

For this collection, Oroton takes inspirations from nostalgia, whether it be staying close and going back to the garden or dreaming of a vintage-inspired trip abroad.

Expanding on the house’s legacy, the resort 23 collection combines time-honoured detailing such as embroidery, hand stitching an charming motifs with architectural silhouettes and structured accessories.  

The makeup:

To compliment the collection, the looks revolved around a youthful, dewy and healthy complexion with a touch of peachiness for a sun-kissed, faux-flush.

Janelle Jerusalem, MECCA’s lead artist for the Oroton runway show described her beauty direction as being, "inspired by the feeling of escapism, there is an ode to the timeless, elegant and fresh-faced youthfulness of the skin – the way the cheeks naturally flush and the dewy warmth it evokes after some time in the sun."

Get the look:

Using Mecca Cosmetica as their beauty staples, the MECCA artistry team used following products to create the looks for the runway:  

- Mecca Cosmetica Weekend Skin Glow Serum (massaged into the skin to create a glowy base)
- Mecca Cosmetica Tinted Lip De-Luscious in Shell (dabbed off so there is no sheen on the lips, just a flush of peach)
- Mecca Cosmetica Brush Collection, including Wonder Complexion Brush (used to apply the Mecca Cosmetica Weekend Glow Serum on the body and décolletage to create that glistening healthy glow) and the Mini Buffing Brush (to apply the cream colour)
- Mecca Max Off Duty Blush Stick (in the shade Juicy or Sorbet depending of the model’s skin tone)
- NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser (applied with fingers on center plains or where the skin needs slight coverage to even out complexion, for a natural finish)
- Kosas Revealer Concealer (apply under the eyes to brighten)
- ILIA Balmy Tint Hydrating Lip Balm (pat the shade Hold Me gently on the lips, dab off shine for a soft and pouty effect)
- Smashbox Always On Cream Eye Shadow (warm cream eyeshadow, in the shade Sepia, on to the socket of the lid to enhance the eye’s natural depth)
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Freeze (brush brows up naturally)
- Mecca Max Off Duty Glass Stick (pat highlight stick on high points of the face- temples, upper cheek bones, a touch on the bridge of the nose- for an enhanced, dewy, sun-kissed healthy glow)

When asked what beauty trends Janelle saw coming out of AAFW into 22, she said; "there will be a continuation of celebrating the skin’s natural luminosity through products that double as a hybrid skincare-meets-makeup duo (skin tints)."

"Beauty looks will remain fresh, glowy and almost undone, but with a surprising element of colour – whether it be on the cheeks like a peach-toned warm flush, or a just-kissed, bitten hint of a soft rosy plum on the lips."

Image credit: Sonny Vandevelde