Melbourne Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Blog

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

Before and After, Project Italy Day 12

Today I'm going to demonstrate how a little bit of hair and makeup magic can make a big difference. This is all about working with your natural features to pull off a striking change.

Before: hair, makeup and me

Curl hair with H2D small conical wand.

Apply Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk foundation with brush.

Highlight the face with white foundation and blend.

Add concealer under eyes and on any blemishes then blend.


The highlighted face.

Contour with Ben Nye Character Shadow and blend.

Set with Mac Mineralize Natural Skin Finish in light and medium dark through the contours.  Highlighting and shading defines the face and emphasises your features.

Highlight on the cupids bow using Makeup Forever Aqua Shadow in 28E; lipstick is Mac in Peachstock.

Apply blush - Mac Pinch O' Peach.

Fill in the eyebrows using a firm angle brush and eyeshadow.  Apply eyeshadow above the crease line and slightly on to the brow bone both using Viseart cool matte palette.

Deepen eyes in the crease line with a darker shade of eyeshadow using Viseart cool matte palette.

Using a wide tooth comb, comb the hair. What the?! Comb curly hair? Never fear, this will break up the ringlets and give a natural curl finish. Tame the frizz by adding a 10 cent piece size of Aveda Be Curly Curl Enhancing Cream to the palms and work through the hair.

The finished look.

Prima e dopo.

Kisses K,

Melbourne Hair and Makeup Artist.