Age Defying

Fine lines, dark circles, age spots, dry skin and thinning hair are just a few of the unavoidable aspects of getting older that keep us up at night. There are some clever tricks of the trade that make it possible to bring back that youthful glow.       Vitamin C Beauty bloggers and dermatologists […]

Winter Warmers: Beauty Sense

On point winter looks from Youngblood Mineral Makeup.     From the perfect pout to the radiance of a dewy complexion, there’s something for everyone in the Youngblood Mineral Makeup collection. We’ve checked out some of our favourites. HOTSHOT + POPPY Get up close and personal with comfortable matte perfection. Intimatte Mineral Lipsticks glide on […]

Kristen Stewart School of Makeup

Makeup Magic: Kristen Stewart School of Makeup

While it’s known as Makeup Artistry, the creative process of applying colour to face and body can also be big business and Kristen Stewart School of Makeup (KSSM) here in Christchurch is the go-to school to bring your talent to the market.     With 23 years in makeup artistry behind her and 10 years […]

Bridal Makeup Magic

Bridal Makeup Magic

Cameras, kisses, champagne, sunshine and tears of happiness – bridal makeup must last through it all.     A bride’s beautiful face is by far the most unforgettable image of the big day. Weddings might have become a more casual affair for many, but makeup really needs to be perfectly faultless. With a pre-wedding ritual […]

Its only natural

Its’s only natural: Minimal makeup

At face value, natural make up should be easy, right? After all, minimal makeup should mean minimal effort. We’ve got some top tips to ensure it really is that easy. Firstly, opt for a light base foundation. Try a BB cream, a low coverage foundation or mix in a smudge of facial moisturiser with a […]

Natural cosmetics

The good stuff: seeking out cosmetics that are good for the body and soul

Natural, preservative-free and organic are the buzz words of the culinary world, as we increasingly seek foods which are equally as good for our bodies as they are for our planet. Yet it’s not just our food which is getting the natural makeover, as we seek safer and simpler products to fill up our bathrooms. […]


The bold and the beautiful: Kristen Stewart’s tale of two crafts

Kristen Stewart’s two businesses couldn’t be more different – there’s the bold and there’s the beautiful. And now they’ve come together under the one roof. First there’s Kristen Stewart School of Makeup (KSSM) – an innovative training school, which provides a professionally focused Diploma of Make-up Artistry for those passionate about make-up art in the […]