Stacey Banfield

Christchurch Based Makeup Artist & Blogger

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Fresh on the block with theBalm NZ & a GIVEAWAY!!

The Balm is back at it again with these quirky and fun products, which are sure to brighten your Autumn. The first time I used The Balm was about 3 years ago and my gosh,this brand has just grown from strength to strength. Now stocked at Life Pharmacies and Unichems around New Zealand, it’s hard not to notice their super retro stands as soon as you walk into their stores. I

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YSL Release Game changing Bronzing Collection!

“Imagine the sun captured on a warm stone, imparting a solar radiance to your face. Imagine saying goodbye to conventional bronzers. Imagine a new definition of natural makeup, a magical bronzing glow.Imparting a year round, healthy complexion, without shine, that feels truly weightless on the skin introducing YSL Les Sahariennes…”   YSL are known for their luxe high end products for a number of reasons, the main one being the

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All about that face – Becca Cosmetics

Becca Cosmetics is a brand that has been taking the beauty world by a storm as of late. It’s collaborations with beauty icons such as Youtuber Jaclyn Hill, that saw her product “Champagne Pop” flying off shelves left, right and centre but don’t be fooled this isn’t their only hidden gem. Thanks to Ry.com.au I have been fortunate to expand my Becca Cosmetics collection, and try some more of their range.

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Guerlain Bloom Of Rose – First Impressions

Based on the theme of the Rose , this Autumn Collection from Guerlain is simply stunning. With dashes of colour in all the right places, this collection is even perfect for our upcoming Spring. Guerlain never do things in halves, they live up to their well known luxe name which breathes through each and every product, the quality, the packaging everything is to the point of perfection. Made up of

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L’Oreal Infalliable 24Hr Matte Foundation Review!

This post has been a long time coming, but as you know I really like to ensure I have given any new products a fair trial run. I started using this foundation daily for work, about a month ago now. Can I just say Wow, this stuff is the shizz! This is the first L’Oreal foundation that I have tried and ended up really loving. The coverage is buildable but

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Strobing – The New Beauty Trend That’s Going Viral

Move over Kylie Jenner there’s a new trend in town, and no it’s not how to achieve a full pout using a shot glass – PHEW! So this is how it goes down now in the makeup world,  “strobing” has hit and it is a trend that I am totally all for. So how does it work? Strobing is virtually contouring, but in a more natural way. It’s all about accentuating the

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Bobbi Brown Cosmetics – Base Edition

I have recently become OBSESSED with an incredible duo from Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, and it is 2 products that can literally change your routine no lie, hand on heart these two are the shizz! Let’s start with the Face Mist $50, this is such a beautiful product. Perfect for prepping the skin before makeup application, hydrating during and of course being the final finishing touch to seal your look- you

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Ready, Set – Your already Gorgeous! x

Covergirl have really hit the nail on the head with their latest range “Ready, Set, Gorgeous”, with having seen a lot of hype about the foundation in particular over various social media channels, it was easy to see why I jumped at the chance to try the products. When the rad team at Covergirl NZ reached out, I was super excited as base products by far are my favourite to

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How to filter your face without an app!

Instagram is an app that is a happy place for many, myself included but I do have to say as a Makeup Artist it is becoming really sad to see how far some are going when it comes to filtering, editing and smoothing their images, basically until they look like another person. I am happy to put my hand up and say that yup sometimes I will use a filter

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#Iwokeuplikethis – The key to flawless skin

Too often I find our skin is over looked when it comes to purchasing any new complexion products. We always have such high expectations on how we want the end result to look, normally the expectation is that once applied, one would appear to have a flawless complexion like something fresh out of the latest issue of Vogue. Although it’s all very well having these expectations, reality sadly is a

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