Melbourne Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Blog

Melbourne makeup artist and hair stylist Kristy Bassett shares her tips, inspiration and latest work

1960s Brigitte Bardot Makeup and Hair

I love creating Vintage Hair and Makeup looks with a modern feel.
Here is my Brigitte Bardot inspired 1960s Makeup and Hair with Georgia and courtesy of Tammy

Brigitte Bardot inspired hairstyle

Amazing dress thanks to Jill Murray

Modern eye makeup with a 1960s feel

Kisses K,

Melbourne Hair and Makeup Artist

Milan Meets Paris, Project Italy Day 30

Today my 30 Day Challenge comes to an end and I'm celebrating with Milan Meets Paris, A Fashion Week Tribute.


Hair and makeup inspired by 80s Vintage Ungaro for Milan Meets Paris Fashion Week.

Brushed out curls!


Here's how I wore my fringe in the 80s - I couldn't resist. Makeup is bold horizontal eye makeup, blush and a bright lip.

The colour palette for this look is taken from my vintage Ungaro Jacket. I picked up this baby from the Navigli Antique Market in Milan.

Designed by Emanuel Ungaro in France and made in Italy.

Hair and Makeup by yours truly.

Quello che un giro! Grazie a tutti!

Kisses K,

Melbourne Hair and Makeup Artist

MFW Day 6 Highlights, Project Italy Day 28

It's a wrap folks! Milan Fashion Week is done and dusted and I've made my escape to Roma.

Hair and makeup by Missoni for Milan Fashion Week.

Mottled painted blue eyes, pale pink lip and contoured cheeks.

Hair and makeup by Giorgio Armani for Milan Fashion Week.

Sweeping fringe with soft curl in the ends. Neutral makeup, strong brow with a peach lip.

A photo posted by @backstagebombshell on

There are some great looks that I still want to cover so stay tuned for my Fashion Week faves.

Ciao belli, se beccamo!

Kisses K,

Melbourne Hair and Makeup Artist


MFW Day 5 Highlights, Project Italy Day 27

Milan Fashion Week highlights Day 5. Wahoooo! We have side parts!


Hair and makeup by Cividini for Milan Fashion Week.

Side parting with sleek ponytail. Natural base highlighted, strong pink eye.

A photo posted by CIVIDINI (@itscividini) on

Hair and makeup by Dolce & Gabbanna for Milan Fashion Week.

Ballerina bun. Natural base with strong winged shadow on upper lid.

Hair and makeup by Marni for Milan Fashion Week.

Random lashes, natural highlighted base and soft lip.

After party highlights


Kisses K,

Melbourne Hair and Makeup Artist

MFW Day 4 Highlights, Project Italy Day 26

Milan Fashion Week Day 4 highlights. You guessed it - more centre partings.

Hair and makeup by Tods for Milan Fashion Week.

Quiff at front of hairstyle with loose knot in top section and free ends. Back section twisted bun at nape with loose ends.

Makeup blue black eyeliner with neutral lip.

A photo posted by Liv Holst (@livsaga) on

Really? Another centre parting?!


Hair and makeup by Antonio Marras for Milan Fashion Week.

External upside-down braid through the centre and two braids either side around the hairline, randomly secured at the back. Pink lids with silver centre with dotted detail underneath. Lip Sin by Mac with slight gloss and dark shadow in centre.

A photo posted by Gamma-Rapho (@gammarapho) on

Trecce amore!

Kisses K,

Melbourne Hair and Makeup Artist

MFW Day 3 Highlights, Project Italy Day 25

Hair and makeup highlights from Day 3 of Milan Fashion Week. We hit the streets for centre partings galore and a surprise ending.

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Taking our designer doggy for a walk.


Borsalino for #mfw and Ben's #happyday

Hair and makeup by La Koriador for Milan Fashion Week.

Side swept fringe with sleek sides.

Medieval woven upstyle hair.

A photo posted by Alessia Lo Re (@lorealessia) on

Hair and makeup by Maurizio Pecoraro for Milan Fashion Week.

Pearl shimmer eye, high pink cheekbone with matte red lip.


Centre parting. All the rage in Europe.

Hair and makeup by Moschino for Milan Fashion Week.

Forward set hair paired with a nude lip.

A photo posted by Moschino (@moschino) on

Chop, chop!

Kisses K,

Melbourne Hair and Makeup Artist

MFW Day 2 Highlights, Project Italy Day 24

The sun came out for the second day of #mfw. Here are some of the hair and makeup highlights...

Hair and makeup for Maxa Mara at Milan Fashion Week 

Quiff and a stronger eye here than the catwalk. Creative license ;)

Hair and makeup for Fendi at Milan Fashion Week

Strong black dropped brow. Hoodie fabricated from Peppi's pram shade.

Hair and makeup for Prada at Milan Fashion Week

Gold lips and short, blunt fringe.

A photo posted by SHOW DIVISION (@show_division) on

Hair and makeup for I'M Isola Marras at Milan Fashion Week

Yellow pop eye shadow with accentuated orange inner. Hair clip with original artwork by Peppi Rae.

Snacks backstage at #mfw

La dolce vita!

Kisses K,

Melbourne Hair and Makeup Artist

MFW Day 1 Highlights, Project Italy Day 23

Welcome to Milan Fashion Week everyone! The weather didn't play nicely today but that didn't stop some amazing hair and makeup from strutting down the catwalks of Milan. Here are some of my favourite looks...

Hair and makeup for Simonetta Ravizza at Milan Fashion Week

Tussled hair with side sweeping fringe.

Hair and makeup for Genny at Milan Fashion Week

Backstage selfie @Genny

Centre sleek parting with gold brows.


Hair and makeup for Stella Jean at Milan Fashion Week

Visor with original artwork by Peppi Rae! <3

A photo posted by Miss B. Merri (@missbmerri) on

Hair for Gucci at Milan Fashion Week

Pageboy hairstyle.

A photo posted by @fashionworld_fashionweek on

Forza #mfw !

Kisses K,

Melbourne Hair and Makeup Artist

Blue Eyes, Project Italy Day 22

Back to the streets of Milano and a little moment of magic.

An old Italian man with kind blue eyes smiles as he sees us, leans over to greet my little girl and says "Hello blue eyes, you and I are the same" pointing to his eyes then hers.


Occhi azzurri

Kisses K,

Melbourne Hair and Makeup Artist