AAFW backstage report: Sunday Riley and O&M X Aje

Sunday Riley and O&M X Aje backstage report - Wednesday May 11, 2022

Known for creating the ultimate runway ready skin on the international fashion circuit including New York, London and Milan Fashion Weeks, Sunday Riley is delighted to have arrived at Afterpay Australian Fashion Week as the exclusive skincare partner of Aje Resort 22/23, entitled ‘Sculptura’ shown at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, on May 11, 2022.

In an ode to the eternal dance between human, landscape and art, Aje’s ‘Sculptura’ collection encapsulates a place where art, the body and nature entwine. Aje beauty director, Isabella Schimid shares, "This look is all about the skin. We wanted to create a healthy, naturally radiant complexion that compliments the raw beauty, effortlessly cool approach that Aje does so well."

The skin

"Using Sunday Riley, we were able to create that unmistakeable glow with just a few products. Good Genes really exfoliates, plumps and brightens the skin leaving an even, naturally luminous base where little to no foundation is required," said Schimid.

The hair

In a desire to create a sense of structure contrasted with a touch of vulnerability, Aje partnered with sustainable, kind and clean hair care line, O&M, which creates products formulated with native Australian ingredients.

Led by hair director John Pulitano of Headcase Hair and finessed using ghd tools, tresses for Resort 23 were styled to mimic the effect of salt water on the strands, with a sleek, wet look commencing at the crown before descending to slightly drier ends – echoing the aesthetic of having just emerged from the sea.

Get the look – Skin:

Step 1 - 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.

Step 2 - Followed by a power-drink for your skin, Pink Drink Firming and Resurfacing Essence a peptide infused treatment resurfaces, balances, and firms the look of the skin while supporting the natural microbiome.

Step 3 - A couple of drops of the C.E.O Glow Vitamin C + Turmeric Face Oil recharges the radiance of the skin for an instant vibrance and antioxidant defence – leaving the complexion brighter and nurtured.

Step 4 - Then apply Sunday Riley’s hero - an all-in-one AHA infused brightening treatment mask using Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment. 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 make-up ready and is bound to steal the show.  

Step 5 - Followed by the ICE Ceramide Moisturising Cream for that hit of hydration and highlight in 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. 

Step 6 - Finally, an application of Auto Correct Brightening and Depuffing Eye Contour Cream - the runway bestseller that banishes tired-looking eyes and instantly illuminates the eye area. Auto Correct delivers a lifted and depuffed look to the eye area while rapidly reducing the appearance of dark circles and fine lines.

You can find the Sunday Riley range and download hi-res product images, HERE.

Image credit: Supplied.