Stacey Banfield

Christchurch Based Makeup Artist & Blogger

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MAC Charlotte Olympia Overview

“Inspired by Pin-ups, silver screen sirens and the by gone era of old Hollywood glamour. The British the British luxury shoe and accessory designer is known for a vintage aesthetic that ebodies elegance and femininity with a hefty dollop of charm. Now the nostalegic allure of Charlotte Olympia is captured in a MAC Collection of retro-glam colour”   MAC kindly sent me 4 items from this collection and they are stunning, especially as

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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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Damn KJ Back at it again!

So today I was just chilling as you do, watching Desi on Snappy. If you don’t follow Desi Perkins then you clearly are not living. Any ways next thing she is just casually hanging out at Kris Jenners house, with a bunch of other Youtubers and the one and only Kylie Jenner herself. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a room filled with so many perfectly contoured faces before, it

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Skincare Switch Up To Witch!

Switching up my skincare routine is often a scary thought for me- in previous experiences I have always had a break out or two as my skin adapts to the change. Recently after feeling quite run down, my skin had a bit of a hissy fit, so I figured if I was to try out any new products the best time would be now. I normally use all Dermalogica products

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TRESemmé Perfectly (un)Done – Creating gorgeous beach hair look all year round

Let’s talk hair, we are now coming into Winter and to be honest this is slightly depressing. Gone are the days of hitting the beach and letting my hair go it’s natural wavy way – that’s what I thought at least. I was super stoked when this range from TRESemmé hit the shelves because I am all about that beach hair life. The Perfectly (un)Done range has been created in thought

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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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Inverse Hair Conditioning System – First Impressions

When it comes to my hair, I am pretty fussy. Shampoo’s, treatments, colour I like to make sure I’m using the best products to get the best results. Using heat a lot my hair can get quite damaged, and over the years I have to admit I have been pretty slack with making treatments a regular thing. Knowing that your hair is more likely to grow etc when it is kept hydrated

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The Lowdown! – Benefit’s NEW! They’re Real Tinted Primer

If there’s one thing Benefit nail it’s eye products, especially when it comes to the “They’re Real”family, but holy moly, I really am loving the new edition. Perfect for wearing on those just rolled out of bed days, or for Summer’s days spent at the beach the New!! they’re Real Tinted Eyelash Primer $45 has been designed to define and prime your lashes, like no other. Not only can you wear this

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Garnier Micellar Water – The new holygrail of makeup removal

Ahh Garnier Micellar Water, so we finally get to meet. After flying off the shelves worldwide it is now New Zealand’s turn to see what all the fuss is about, and you know what? This product is pretty darn intriguing to say the least. I have to admit when this first arrived on my door step I was a little sceptical.With normally using cream or gel cleansers, I found it

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