Stacey Banfield

Christchurch Based Makeup Artist & Blogger

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How to be a bronzed babe all year round!

Benefit Cosmetics Hoola bronzer is a fave within many makeup bags all over the world. But for some of us, we aren’t all lucky enough to hold our Summer colour all year round.  Benefit have answered the calls of their pale sisters and introduced the babe of all bronzers “Hoola Lite” to the ball game. My clients have been absolutely loving Hoola lite.It’s more subtle and not as warm as

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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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M·A·C x Caitlyn Jenner

Out of all the M·A·C Collections I have purchased and received, I feel like this has to be right up there with the best. Not only because the products are so wearable for anyone on a day to day basis, but because I just feel like it is so well suited to M·A·C  as a brand. Most of us would have followed Bruce Jenner’s transition into Caitlyn Jenner, and for me

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A Sneak Peak Into MECCA MAXIMA before opening day!!

Today was such an amazing day as I was lucky enough to be invited to the Media Event for the new MECCA Maxima store opening here in Christchurch TOMORROW!!!! (17.11.16). The store is situated within the ANZ precinct opposite Ballantynes/ the Re-Start Mall, and is absolutely stunning. When we walked in we were greeted by the friendly faces of the amazing staff, Ellie the store manager and her team of

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3 Ways To Better Your Skin Thanks To Environ!

Anti aging skincare isn’t just for the over 40 age bracket. In fact, most skin damage occurs in your early twenties. And as they say, prevention is better than cure – so the sooner you start taking care of your skin, the better you’ll look when you’re older. You’ve probably heard the standard advice that suggests you eat a balanced diet, drink enough water and apply sunscreen daily. While this

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Hoola your way into Spring!!

As we are finally heading out of Winter and the sun starts to show it’s face a little more, it’s important we step into Spring the right way…with a healthy glow! Benefit recently launched  3 NEW products to their Hoola range, and I’m about to tell you how amazing they are. Let’s get you up to speed with the original Hoola, this bad boy is a cool toned bronzer that

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M·A·C Good Luck Trolls Collection

“Hair we go! The wild-haired dolls of your youth bring their rainbow tufts, bejewelled bellies and lucky charms to M·A·C Good Luck Trolls – a crazy-hued collection as silly as the creatures themselves. From Lipglass in Bubble Butt to Eye Shadow in Suns Out, Buns Out and Beauty Powder in Glo Rida…being a troll has never been so glamorous!”   Beauty Powder $55 Glow Rida soft beige sheen with extra

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Guerlain’s Latest Skin Secrets!

Honey Nectar Lotion is the first Guerlain active lotion to be born from the exceptional repairing power of bee products. Like a true honey nectar, it infuses the skin with essential nutrients. The skin is instantly soothed and hydrated, and optimal skin condition is restored. I have been using this at night time for 3 weeks now, and have noticed a huge change in the smoothness, and overall appearance of

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WOWBrows! Benefit Cosmetics Launch their new Brow Collection!

Last Friday I was honored to attend another Benefit Cosmetics event at the Sky City Casino in Auckland. Now Benefit never do things in halves, so I knew this event was going to be pretty epic, especially because they were launching a brand new collection of Brow products. Let me just say I am super impressed, from the packaging to the product Benefit have gone above and beyond to improve

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Tried & Tested – Cushion Foundations.. are they as good as they sound?

Cushion Foundations seem to be coming into trend hot and heavy, since the end of 2015. They take a modern approach into a more handbag friendly, liquid foundation option but are they any good? I’ve recently tried out 4 which are available on the market from some of my favourite brands. Overall the textures are pretty similar, although I found the Estee Lauder “Double Wear Makeup To Go” formula to be slightly heavier,

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