Stacey Banfield

Christchurch Based Makeup Artist & Blogger

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Tom Ford Beauty – Why im obsessed !!

The beauty of my job is having an excuse to always try new products, and let me tell you i will literally find any excuse to make a purchase.. the most used one is “I need it for my kit”. I found myself doing this when my love for Tom Ford Beauty began, this was well over 4 years ago whilst on a trip in Hawaii. Although Tom Ford is a

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VBxEsteeLauder Collection

Victoria Beckham was first apart of my life, when Spice Girls were all I listened to. I was totally that girl who had the bob haircut and the tight flared ankle black pants form HBK, with the crop turtle neck top prancing around the living room pretending I was posh spice. These days I admire her strength and determination as a business women and mother, not to mention her collaborations

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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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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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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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Elizabeth Arden – Sunset Bronze Limited Edition Colour Collection 2016

Adding a little bit of warmth to our lives this Winter is a stunning Limited Edition Collection by Elizabeth Arden. Inspired by the breath taking Summer Sunset, this collection is all about multi- coloured warm hues. You can now outlast the sunset, with an alluring golden hour glow at any time of the day. This collection features a stunning bronzer and highlighter to illuminate the skin, multi-dimensional glosses for the

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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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Benefit Says Bye-Bye To Pores!

Benefit Cosmetics are back at it again fighting Pores & Shine with two NEW Secret weapons. Released on counters in NZ end of May, I was lucky enough to be sent these bad boys to trial over a few weeks. When it comes to pores & shine I am a great candidate. Shine is something I cannot deal with at all,  and lucky for me I just happen to be blessed with slightly

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A Makeup Artist’s Guide To Blemish Free Skin

Having worked as a makeup artist for nearly the last seven years, I have definitely come across all kinds of skin types and conditions along my way. Generally when I have a booking it’s for a special event such as a school ball or wedding, and of course the person sitting in the chair in front of me wants me to make them look their absolute best. What a lot

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Keeping it Mellow!

Some would say I own far to many lip products for someone with one pair of lips. Part of me would tend to agree,but then I am a self confessed beauty hoarder after all so it comes with the territory. I was recently sent a selection of lip products from Mellow Cosmetics , having not used the brand before I didn’t really know what to expect, especially with such a

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