EXCLUSIVE: Exactly how 5 of Australia's favourite WAGs got ready for the 2019 Brownlow.

On Monday night, some of Australia’s most high profile businesswomen and influencers descended onto Melbourne’s Crown Casino to walk the 2019 Brownlow Medal red carpet.

Oh, their AFL player partners and husbands were there too.

It’s the sport’s night of nights where the best player of the year is awarded the league’s highest honour, the Brownlow Medal. But the night is just as much about the women behind these athletes, who we only get to see for a few minutes walking down the red carpet.

But how much work and hairspray goes into getting one ready for the Brownlow? How many hours are spent behind the scenes?

To find out, we spoke to three of Australia’s best makeup artists who created the stunning beauty looks for their Brownlow clients: Chantelle Baker, Monica Gingold and Jade Kisnorbo.

Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at how five of Australia’s favourite WAGs – Nadia Bartel, Emma Hawkins, Brooke Cotchin, Jessie Murphy and Brit Davis – got ready for the 2019 Brownlow red carpet.

Nadia Bartel.


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Nadia Bartel is a media personality, TV host and influencer. This year, Nadia wore a custom J’Aton couture gown to host the official red carpet coverage. Previously, Nadia has attended as a guest alongside former partner and AFL player Jimmy Bartel.

Celebrity makeup artist Chantelle Baker created a bronzed beauty look to go with Nadia’s strapless, pale blue dress.

“For Nadia’s look tonight, we went for the ultimate 90’s vibe,” Chantelle told Mamamia.

“To create this modern interpretation, we made sure the eyes were a much cooler shade of brown – I used a combination of a MAC cream eyeshadow, a Dior eyeshadow palette and false lashes. We kept the lips slightly overdrawn with a quintessential brown lip pencil, and lots of NARS lip pigment over the top.”

Here’s a list of the products used on Nadia Bartel:

Foundation: Kat Von Lock-It Liquid Foundation, $52.

Contour: Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow Palette, $97.

Eyeshadow: MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot, $38, DIOR BACKSTAGE Eye Palette, $88, and KISS Blowout Lashes Pageboy, $24.99.

Lipliner: MAC Lipliner in ‘Spice’, $30.

Lipstick: Nars Powermatte Lip Pigment in ‘Get It On’, $40.

Emma Hawkins.

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Here's Emma's finished look, stunning! Image: Supplied.


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Emma Hawkins is the founder of children's clothing brand Homegrown and an influencer. She is also married to Geelong player Tom Hawkins - the couple have two children together.

Emma wore a navy long sleeve Oglialoro Couture gown, styled by Elliot Garnaut. Fun fact - the Melbourne Bridal Couture label also made the dress Abbie Chatfield wore for The Bachelor 2019 finale.

To keep the focus on Emma's tuxedo-style dress, Chantelle create a classic, glowy beauty look.

"For Emma’s look tonight, we wanted to create ‘glow with a touch of sparkle’," she said.

"We kept the overall look fresh but the focus was on Emma's eyes. I kept the lips neutral with MAC lip liner and Fenty's Gloss Bomb, and added some beautiful metallic shadow onto the inner corners of Emma's eyes to make the blue of her eye absolutely POP!"

Here's a list of the products used on Emma Hawkins:

Foundation: Urban Decy ‘Stay Naked’ Liquid Foundation, $60.

Concealer:  Marc Jacobs Accomplice Concealer & Touch-up Stick, $44.


Eyeshadow: Charlotte Tilbury Starry Eyes To Hypnotise Eyeshadow Palette, $120, and Charlotte Tilbury The Icon Palette, $105.

Lipliner: MAC Lipliner in  ‘Stripdown’, $30.

Lipstick: Fenty Gloss ‘Bomb’, $30.

Brooke Cotchin.

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Here's her finished look! Image: Supplied.


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Brooke Cotchin is Richmond Football Club's 'first lady'; she's married to Tigers captain Trent Cotchin. The couple have three young children together, with their youngest daughter just two months old.

Brooke walked the red carpet wearing Melbourne designer Jason Grech. Her black, long sleeve gown featured side cut outs, a low V neckline and a dramatic tulle skirt.

Keeping in mind Brooke's dress was the centrepiece of her look, Chantelle kept her makeup skin focused with lots of highlighter.

"Brooke’s look tonight was the ultimate glowing skin with a slightly edgy eye to compliment her dress," she said.

"For skin, celebrity favourite Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation provided the perfect base, and we made use of highlighter to make the skin glow and cheekbones pop. Alongside that, I went for a nude lip to keep the focus on the smudged-out, subtle smokey eye look to tie into Brooke's gown."

Here's a list of the products used on Brooke Cotchin:

Foundation: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, $99.

Highlighter: Hourglass Ambient® Lighting Powder, $73.

Eyes: Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner in Brownout, $36, Dior Diorshow Onstage Liner, $56, and Zoeva Eyeshadow Palette, $46.

Lipliner: MAC Lipliner in ‘Oak’, $30.

Lipstick: MAC Lipstick in ‘Fleshpot’, $36.

Jessie Murphy.

Jessie's beauty look is glowy and gorgeous. Image: Supplied.
Here's Monica Gingold hard at work creating Jessie's look. Image: Supplied.


Jessie Murphy is an Instagram influencer with a casual 250K plus followers, brand ambassador and mum to toddler Max with husband and Carlton football player Marc Murphy.

Jessie also wore Oglialoro Couture. She chose a custom-designed white gown with sheer off the shoulder sleeves with button detailing.

For makeup artist, hair stylist and co-owner of Tonic Agency Monica Gingold, Jessie was one of six women she worked with for the Brownlow red carpet - while pregnant. Monica created a soft, feminine makeup look to compliment Jessie's sheer white dress.

Oh, and did we mention Jessie decided to get her hair cut into a blunt long bob hours before walking the red carpet?

"Because Jessie's dress was sheer white, we wanted a makeup look that made her gown pop, but was still soft and elegant," Monica told Mamamia.

"It was all about bronze, dewy, glow skin. We didn't want to go dark on the eye, so we used warm, bronze tones and lots of fluffy lashes. Her brows were brushed up and filled in for a fashion 'cool girl' look. I also warmed up her face by adding a nude, peachy glossy lip."

Here's a list of products used on Jessie Murphy:

Skin Prep: Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré Moisturiser, $38, and Danessa Myricks Prism FX Hydrating Lotion.

Foundation: Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation, $55.

Concealer: MAC Pro Longwear Concealer, $44.

Powder: By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra Powder, $89.

Brows: MAC Shape and Shade Brow Tint, $38.

Eyes: NARS Skin Deep Eye Palette and "white eyeliner pencil inside the eye".

Lashes: COVERGIRL LashBlast Volume Mascara, $18.95, "plus lots of extra lashes added on".

Bronzer: Hourglass Ambient® Lighting Bronzer, $80.


Blush: Stila Convertible Color Dual Lip & Cheek Cream, $38.

Highlight: MECCA MAX Liquid Light in Rose Gold, $25, and Mecca Cosmetica Enlightened Lit From Within Powder, $48.

Lips: MAC Lipliner in Whirl, $30, and Danessa Myricks Nude Lip Palette, $65.

Brit Davis.

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Jade working on Brit before the red carpet. Image: Supplied.


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Brit Davis is a special needs teacher and influencer who also happens to be engaged to Geelong captain Joel Selwood.

Brit wore a light blue gown with sheer mesh and beaded detailing from South Australian designer Paolo Sebastian gown. The delicate design of the gown was something hair and makeup stylist Jade Kisnorbo factored in when creating Brit's beauty look.

"For Brit's makeup, I worked back to front. Normally, I'd start with the eyes, but today we started with the skin," Jade told Mamamia.

"The dress is very beautiful, feminine and floral, and the hair was all off her face, so we did bronzed, flawless skin and then went onto create a feathered eyebrow. Britt has thin brows so we worked through them and built them up gradually. Then I applied a peachy glow over the cheeks for a feminine flush.

"That's when we went back to the eyes. We decided to do a liquid eyeliner to create something really classic that complimented her beautiful dress. We didn't want to take anything away from the amazing dress, it was more about complimenting it with the makeup."

Here's a list of products used on Brit Davis:

Skin prep: Foreo Luna 2, $279, Dr Spiller Moisturiser, and Urban Decay De-Slick Complexion Primer, $57.

Foundation: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, $99.

Concealer: Nars Creamy Concealer, $46.

Powder: IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Pressed, $44, and Bare Minerals Original SPF 15 Foundation, $47.

Contour: Fenty Beauty Match Sticks Shade Truffle, $37.

Blush: Two Faced Love Flush Blush in 'Love Hangover', $40

Highlighter: RMS Living Luminizer, $58.

Eyes: Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner, $34, Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Collection, $75, and By Terry Ombré Blackstar Cream in Bronzed Moon, $61.

Lashes: Ardell Individual Lashes, $10.99.

Did you have a favourite 2019 Brownlows look? Tell us in the comments!