Stacey Banfield

Christchurch Based Makeup Artist & Blogger

About me


Hey Everyone,

I’m Stacey a 24 year old Adventure Loving Makeup Artist from Christchurch New Zealand. I created my blog Originally called Painted Lips in December 2013, after feeling there was a gap in the market for honest feedback online,when it came to the Beauty & Fashion Industries. After 4 or so years of hard work, I now have an Organic International audience of over 30k followers across my social media platforms.

I was brought up surrounded by Fashion & Beauty, hence this is what led me to take on the career as a Makeup Artist over 7.5 years ago. I absolutely love being a Makeup Artist and getting to work with so many incredible people. During my career I have worked for brands such as Chanel, Smashbox Cosmetics and MAC Cosmetics. I am now self employed as a Blogger and running my own business as a Freelance Makeup Artist with 3 assisting staff. Although I am based in Christchurch I am often requested out of town for Bridal Season and Photo Shoots.

My brand has grown a lot over the years, and after numerous requests I have also since branched into featuring Lifestyle and Travel on my platforms hence the recent rebrand to I use to just post images onto my social media to show my audience what I get up to on my days off, or when I’m away on holidays as I LOVE photography and exploring new places. It turns out that is also super appealing to a lot of my followers, so with that my Lifestyle section of the site was born.

I hope that my love and passion for life in general and of course the creative industry I work within, comes of some help to you as you browse through my posts. If you would like to collaborate, make a booking or have your product featured in any way please be in touch via email

Happy Browsing

Stacey xx