SISJ BEAUTY – HAIR & BEAUTY CANDICE SWANEPOEL-ESQUE HOW-TO >
I ABSOLUTELY AND MOST CERTAINLY DID NOT WAKE UP LIKE THIS – but that’s what hair stylists and MUA’s are for, right?! RIGHT!! Today on the blog I’ve teamed-up with some gorgeous gals > Mhairi McQueen from Koh in Elwood – Kevin Murphy Platinum Key Educator & Session Stylist, and Kathryn Marrone – MUA and owner of K2 Beauty in Melbourne. I have worked closely with Mhairi for some time now and recently connected with Kathryn at one of my Mummies Who Lunch events. My make-up #inspo was Candice Swanepoel – of course. I really wanted to focus on a bold eye flick with minimal eyeshadow, strong brows and a gorgeous bright pink lip. Below are some pics and list of products the girls used to achieve this look. Enjoy!
FACE TIME (PRODUCT BREAKDOWN OF WHAT KATHRYN USED) >
Primer: Laura Mercier – Hydrating Primer (David Jones) / Foundation: MAC Cosmetics – Studio Fix Fluid in NC37 (MAC Store) / Concealer: MAC Cosmetics – Pro Longer Concealer in NC25 (MAC Store) / Setting/Baking Powder: Laura Mercier – Loose Setting Powder in Translucent (David Jones) / Bronzer: Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Bronzer (Sephora or Myer) / Contour, Highlight & Blush: Poni Cosmetics – Contour Kit (Available on www.k2beauty.com.au) / Eyes: Too Faced – Chocolate Bar Palette (Mecca MAXIMA) / Winged Liner: MAC Fluidline Gel Liner in Blacktrack / Mascara – used S’J’s (Maybelline – the purple one!) / Lips: Shanghai Suzy – Miss Rebecca Winter Rose + MAC Lipglass in Clear (K2 Beauty Salon, Heathmont)
HAIRY FACTS (PRODUCT BREAKDOWN OF WHAT MHAIRI USED) >
I am personally a big fan of prepping a styled look with dirty hair, as you get more hold and it tends to be easier. However, for this look we did a wash and treatment first for extra shine and smoothness. Mhairi prepped my hair with Kevin Murphy Anti Gravity Spray and then used a medium tongue (hot) to curl the hair about 1.5 inches from the roots. We decided this look suited a side part for that added bit of glam. Remember to always tong away from your face (much harder alone I know!). As she worked through my hair she lets the curls cool down and finished by using a Kevin Murphy Texture Comb to brush them out. We finished some Kevin Murphy Shimmer Shine and then I added my fave hairspray, Sebastian Zero Gravity at home. For extra height or to hide any crowns (I have two!), backcomb gently to disguise using a mirror. As you can see in the right-hand side image on the banner, I wore this with a middle-part on day two. Changing your part from centre to side can completely change your look and highlight different features. I generally prefer a middle-part for a wave or something a little more beachy, but side parts for a tighter, more glam wave/curl.
For extra grit or hold (24 hours!) sprinkle the Powder Puff by Kevin Murphy on your roots and blend in with your fingers. I absolutely LOVE this stuff, but you can’t get more than 24 hours without wanting to hose yourself down! You hair will feel horrible, but look amazing. Ideal for weddings or special occasions only.
ABOUT KATHRYN & K2 BEAUTY:
K2 BEAUTY is a Melbourne owned and operated beauty business, by Kathryn Marrone. Kathryn has also set-up an online beauty store and recently launched her very own range of K2 BEAUTY Tanning Applicator Mitt and 2 in 1 Exfoliating Mitt. K2 BEAUTY is also a fully functional beauty salon, located in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne (Heathmont). Kathryn has a Diploma in Beauty Therapy and has trained at the Napoleon Perdis Make-Up Academy as a Professional Make-Up Artist. She is currently working as a freelance MUA as well and is ahhhh-mazing! She has over 9 years of experience in the beauty industry and has worked with many well known names – inc. Pinky McKay, Brooke Hanson and many more.
To book Kathryn or have a chat, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.