Last weekend we attended the Auckland meetup for the facebook page Makeup Obsessives, which was started by the lovely Kirsty. It's basically a whole lot of girls who like makeup sitting in one room, hanging out and chatting about makeup (plus great goody bags and prizes!). For the event we decided to go all out makeup wise and even put on some false lashes! Today we thought we'd share the looks and what went into them.
ELLEN// eyebrow kit in 'Medium' - Elf / 'High lights' highlighter in 'Gold' c/o Australis // 'AC/ME' eyeshadow in 'Jay-Zed' c/o Australis // 'Fresh and Flawless' powder in 'Natural' c/o Australis // 'Colour Tattoo' eye shadow in 'Bad to the Bronze' - Maybelline // Gimme Brow in 'Light' - Benefit // blush in '36' Art Deco // 'Sculpting Powder' contour - Kevin Aucoin // individual lashes - Tanya Burr // 'Chocolate' bronzer - Bourjois // 'They're Real' mascara - Benefit // liquid eyeliner - Eyeko // lipliner in 'Tawny' - Jordana // Super + BB Triple Function - Skin79
TOP OF THE LOT: Kevin Aucoin Sculpting Powder // I love contouring, but it can be a scary thing when you're still a bit of a beginner at makeup like me. After hearing so many of my favourite bloggers rave about the Kevin Aucoin Sculpting Powder, I decided to be a little extravagant and pick one up during beautybay.com's black friday sale. This product completely lives up to the hype! It's incredibly easy to work with and creates the most beautiful natural contour to your face.
TARA// 'Stay Matte' powder in 'Translucent' - Rimmel // 'The Falsies' mascara - Maybelline // eyebrow pencil in '05' - Art Deco // 'baked blush' (highlighter) in 'Pinktastic' - Elf // eyeshadow duo in 'Kalahari' - NARS // eyelash glue - Duo // half lashes - QVS // 'knot-free double flare' individual lashes - ardell // 'fit me' concealer - Maybelline // liquid eyeliner - elf // 'mineral baked' blush in 'Luminous' - Milani // BB cream in 'Medium' - Maybelline // 'Megalast' lipstick in 'Cherry Bomb' - Wet'n'Wild // 'Hoola' Bronzer - Benefit
TOP OF THE LOT: Wet'n'Wild Megalast lipstick in 'Cherry Bomb' // I got this lipstick from Ellen this Christmas in my DIY beauty advent calendar. Even though it may seem like quite a dark colour for summer, I have worn it so much. I haven't found the formula drying like some people have asked, and I just clean up the edges with a lip brush after applying. I also heard it is a dupe for MAC's 'Diva', so if you aren't sure about darker lipsticks this could be a great bargain to try out!