August 27, 2014 0 Comments Hair, Makeup

MBFF Brisbane – Myer S/S 15: Wayne Cooper and Sass & Bide’s Mermaid Beauty Look


Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane is back again showcasing many stunning looks for us to get excited about for the upcoming warmer months. This summer Myer have come out and stated that “It’s all about prints, florals, pleats, pointed heels and denim!”


This year Wayne Cooper and Sass & Bide grabbed the attention of many fashionistas – and not just for their on-trend clothing, they were captivated by the mermaid inspired hair and makeup.

Here at Sarah What we’re lucky to have hair director behind the show, Simon Crawford, share his tips on how to get the look thanks to Schwarzkopf Professional.



1. Mist hair with Schwarzkopf Professional Osis+ Session Label Salt Spray, then blast hair dry for a chalky texture.

2. Set hair with a medium curling tong in a drop set technique to leave the hair flat on top. Do this by holding the tong horizontal with even sections – wrapping the hair without twisting will give you even curls. Apply Schwarzkopf Professional Osis+ Dust It liberally to the curly sections and shake through.

3. Apply a handful of Schwarzkopf Professional Osis+ Gelastic to
the top and side sections to give hair a wet look. (This is when your tresses will begin to look very mermaid-like).


4. Brush the hair with a cushion brush to blend the slick hair into the dry wavy hair.

5. Secure the sides with a card and clip, as the gel is setting, this will keep it in place.

6. Finish the look with a brush through and a spray of Schwarzkopf Professional Osis+ Session Label Flexible Hold Spray.


I’ve decided to include an easy breezy makeup step-by-step to complete the look. A mermaid isn’t really a lady of the sea without shiny scales after all!

1. Start by creating a gorgeous base. I love NARS Sheer Glow Foundation ($59). This formula is light weight and reflects natural light beautifully.

hexagon glitter

2. Next, take Charlotte Tilbury’s Beach Stick in Ibiza ($55). I recently bought one of these in London and I’ve been addicted to it ever since. The creamy formulation glides on and quickly turns to a powdery finish. For this look, you want to concentrate the colour on your outer temples, brow bone and just under your eye socket. Now blend, blend, blend!

charlotte tilbury beach stick ibiza

3. Take a makeup sponge (a cheap sea sponge from your local chemist will work well) and dampen it with water. Dab it anywhere you want to adhere glitter flakes to.

4. Time to get glittery! You can pick up large hexagonal glitter at most craft shops for a good price. Alternatively, you could buy it from a professional make up store, but be prepared to pay a heftier price for a teeny tiny tub!

If you don’t want an extreme look like the one above, simply wear a few glimmering glitter pieces on the outer corner of your eyes. The water you’ve pressed onto your skin will help the glitter to stay for the time being.

5.  Take Make Up For Ever Mist & Fix ($39). This setting spray will now seal the deal and help your glitter to stay in place for hours. Hooray!

6. Lastly, lacquer on a swipe of Revlon’s ColorBurst Lipgloss in Peony ($21.95).

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