Bridal Beauty at NZFW

I spent this morning in absolute bliss watching professional make-up artists and Smashbox lead pro artist Sam Hart make-over Bachelor season 2 girls Shari, Gab and Ceri.  It wasn’t the first time I’d seen total babe and Bachelor-fav Ceri on the runway this week, as she was looking equally beautiful in the Carena West show. I’m craving this swimsuit (and those legs).

As we can’t all sit #frow, I thought I’d bring you the best of in beauty hot off the New Zealand Fashion Week catwalk.

Day 1
One of my favourite parts of Fashion Week is heading backstage with Kiekie Stanners and the MAC team, and this week did not disappoint.  On the first day, not only did I see the opening act for Fashion Week, the beautiful Harman Grubisa collection and equally beautiful make-up by Kiekie, but the girls themselves were backstage prepping, so I had a quick pre-show chat (and photo of Jessica, while Madeleine finished her make-up).

This Fashion Week I took over Miss Clawdy’s instagram, so there’s a mix of snaps from mine and theirs.

The makeup for Harman Grubisa would translate beautifully to bridal.  Kiekie created a super creamy skin, accents of gold highlights on the cheekbones and centre of the face, soft gold wash over the eyelids (pictured here is Mary Maguet) and a liquid gold liquid liner looking like a metal fleck over the eyes.  Burgundy lips for the bold bride too – MAC lipstick in SIN, clear lipgloss over the top.

Day 2

While Keikie’s gothic look at Salasai won’t be showing up at many a Mudbrick wedding this season, Stephen Marr’s soft waves are the perfect bridal hairstyle, and these Eugenie lips by Kiekie (also in SIN, as above) are divine.


Day 3
While the Stolen Girlfriend’s Club is best known for the after party, the make-up this year was just as Cremeblend Blush in Ladyblush applied on the lower apples of the cheek. Pigment in Naked and Vanilla applied to high points of the face with Cream Colour Base in Pearl and Gloss Texture.  Photos Olivia Hemus for MAC Cosmetics.

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Day 4
Day 4 was Smashbox’s time to shine, where Sam Hart and a talented team (including Heather Vette) created glamour and dramatic eyes for Carena West Swim’s show, and later the fresh and natural beauty in Resene Designer Series, starring Matilda Rice representing jockey.

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Getting @matootles all pretty for her trip down the runway #nzfw using #smashboxnz | look designed by @samhartsam | 📸 @parker

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Day 6:

Last day last flatlay – head over to @missclawdynz for my final coverage of #nzfw at #smashbox seminar 💋 #smashboxnz

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Back to ‘The Tent’ on Saturday for Smashbox Sessions, the audience had the opportunity to watch Smashbox in action AND ask questions.  I asked how to stop lipstick running into the creases around the lips.  The answer: apply primer first, followed by a lip pencil (clear is fine) and the lipstick won’t move! (Thanks Grayson Coutts)

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Day 7
If you don’t have plans tomorrow, you can head along to Fashion Weekend’s Bridal Beauty workshop.  The skincare experts from Linden Leaves will be sharing their immense knowledge, and amazing goodie-bags to boot too!

While I’m at it, and talking bridal beauty, what better time to tell you that Linden Leaves and Little White Book are going to be collaborating in time for Christmas! LL is from my native Christchurch and embodies just the kind of everyday luxury I’m all about.  I’ll tell you more when I can…

Head to the wedding planning page for an index of our content and if you haven’t already, check out the little white book wedding organiser and diary.

#nzfw it’s been real ✌🏻️#surfacesketches

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