I just love dewy makeup. Whether it’s dinner with friends, a special event, or a party, I almost always go for this look. It never get’s old! Fresh youthful skin, bronzy eyes, and a nude lip. Here’s how I achieved it using my favourite products from Mecca Cosmetica.
I apply a deep brown in the crease using a small fluffy brush. I apply the same colour under the eyes and smoke it out with the same brush for a seamless finish. On the lid, I use my finger to apply a gold shadow all over and in the tear duct. I can’t get enough of these shades! I finish the eyes with a black shadow to create a smokey line. I find the best way to apply this is with a small angled brush, making sure to stay close to the lashes. All of the shades I used to create this were from my forever favourite Urban Decay Naked Eyeshadow Palette.
Fill in any obvious gaps using light, quick strokes. I use the Hourglass Brow Sculpting Pencilfor this. I then brush them upwards (The Hourglass pencil is double sided with a brush, win win!) to soften the product and voila.
Lips are kept super simple with a little tinted balm. I used the Mecca Cosmetica Lip Pot, and apply with my fingers.
Five months ago I flew to Sydney to shoot the most beautiful campaign with MINKPINK and DISNEY. It was an amazing experience working with such a stellar team, and I have been so excited to show you these images since October. Finally it is out and I’m so over the moon with how they turned out!
If you didn’t already know, Minkpink collaborated with Disney to create a gorgeous new collection celebrating the release of the new Beauty and The Beast film. I fell in love with the pieces, and can’t wait to get my hands on them, so I hope you love it as much as I do.
Just like any girl, accessories are my best friend; and Dylan Kains’ beautiful collection is no exception to the rule.
Dylan Kain scream all things cool girl. They combine everything to love about New York-chic, with youthful style. Accessories are something to invest in, and if you are on a budget there’s nothing worse then spending money on something that is a one hit wonder. My rule when it comes to accessories is to go for the item that you can wear from season to season without it losing it’s appeal. Dylan Kain hit’s the nail on the head.
I am so excited to finally tell you about my design collaboration with ALEXANDER AND FOX.I teamed up with this beautiful brand to create a scarf that I love to death and that I’m unbelievably proud of! There is a limited amount of these beauties and they are available for pre-order now. (Just in time for the holiday season…) Let me know what you think in the comments below, I’d love to hear you’re thoughts!
Head to the website to read more about the scarf and to order your own.
A red lip is something I have recently latched on to as a staple beauty bag must have. My fairly new obsession with this look has left me using any excuse to wear it!
A clean and clear base is so helpful when applying makeup. You guys often ask what I do for my skin, and I keep things very simple. Cleanse + moisturize. Done. But, before getting ready for a night out, I love to prep my skin with a mask. My new favourite are by Melbourne based brand Skintox. They have an amazing range that I have tried all myself, and the are truly such a treat for the skin. Working to replenish the moisture that is so often sacrificed in the colder season. #musthave
Apply a layer of your favourite foundation to cover any redness or imperfections. For the rest of the skin, I love cream products, as it allows for such a dewy finish. I use a contour stick to apply some product under my cheekbones and blend out with a sponge.
My go to eye for the evening is forever a bronzed look. I achieve this by applying a deep chocolate brown in the crease of my lid, and also under the lower lash line. I blend it out with a fluffy brush so the edges are smooth. I then pat a slightly shimmery shadow in the centre of my lid for depth. And finish off by tight lining my eyes with a black liner. (I love how this gives the affect of thicker lashes.)
My favourite element of this makeup look is the red lip! Start by making sure they are well moisturised to avoid any dry patches. I line them (shaky hands not welcome) to make sure the lip lasts all night. After applying your lipstick of choice, (I have gone for Stilla Liquid Lipstick in the shade Bae.) Clean up any mistakes with concealer and a brush.
I love this shoot that I worked on a few weeks back with Viva. The concept being, you are what you wear. Do you dress to match your mood? Or does how you dress, effect your mood? How we dress each day is a reflection of our personality. We are able to express what we are feeling on the inside, through our clothing and style. What do your clothes say about you?
*CONCEPT AND PRODUCTION BY VIVA MAGAZINE*
Photographer: Guy Coombes. Fashion editor: Dan Ahwa. Model: Maia Cotton from 62 Models. Hair: Lauren Gunn at Colleen using Kevin Murphy. Make-up: Kiekie Stanners for M.A.C Cosmetics. Assistant: Danielle Clausen.
Making noodles out of veges are a super popular method of mine at the moment, and a great way to get your vegetables in that’s also super delicious. If you wanted to ditch the carbs all together for a low calorie option, lose the pasta and stick to the zoodles!
Ingredients (serves 2)
2 Large ripe Avocado
3 garlic cloves
50g Basil pesto
Handful of fresh basil leaves
1/2 of a lemon, juiced
Whole grain pasta (optional)
Boil the pasta while you prepare everything else.
if you have a spiralizer use that to make the noodles. Or if you are poor like me, and don’t have fancy, fun cooking equipment just use a peeler to make them.
Heat a frying pan with an Tbsp of olive oil and cook the zucchini.
Mash the avocado in a bowl, add basil leaves and basil pesto.
Mince the garlic and cook on a small frying pan. Then add to the avocado along with the lemon juice and mix till combined and smooth.
Add zoodles into the avocado mix, then place onto your bowl of spaghetti, and serve!
Place the chocolate ingredients into a food processor (or blender) until combined. Make sure you scrape down the sides a few times to ensure all of the ingredients are mixed thoroughly.
Clean blender and do the same for the caramel ingredients.
Mix the peanuts into the caramel.
You can coat them however you want in whatever mould you want to use. I put the caramel into a muffin tin, then covered the top in chocolate. I then put into the freezer to set the chocolate. Once the chocolate was set I then popped them out and covered the other side in chocolate and left them to set in the fridge.