Kay Kwok LC:M AW2014 – Make-up and Post by Maria Comparetto

I was thrilled to work with a designer who had a very holistic approach and was very hands on! Kay knows exactly what he likes and gave great creative direction. When I arrived I had a rough idea about the flavour of the collection so I came prepared with my bag of tricks. The Kay Kwok man is extra ordinary, sleek and out of this world this season. He’s a super cool sci-fi guy.

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The look for the makeup was very futuristic, beautifully glossy skin, brushed brows and a nude

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eyeliner inside the lash line with curled lashes. I used Holographic glitter particles t

o embellish the collarbone, neck, cheekbone and temples. It was a very organic look and so ev
ery model was different. The same look was also created using black and emerald glitter, This mimicked the surface of an unknown planet and gave an illusion of a Mask at the same time. Glitter was brush flicked and poured all over the very patient and accommodating models.

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We created a Glitter area to minimise the glitter “fall out” and to make sure we didn’t contaminate the two different colours Kay wanted. The impact was great on the runway and I’m pleased to say everyone was excited about the way the hair and makeup complemented the clothes.

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Inca Productions were amazing and so organised in helping me get a couple of cleansing stations all lined up for the big clean up after the show, and providing us with the most delicious lunch too!

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Maria with Kay

Kay Kwok is a real gentleman and a creative genius and definitely a man that is inspired by colour and the magic of makeup. I loved working with him.

Thank you to my amazing team: Sital, Rebecca and Laura who did a great job.

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