Ponsonby News asked Smashbox lead pro artist Sam Hart to tell all about Smashbox...
If running late, what is your 15-minute makeup routine?
This is what I call a 'bing' day! We have a beautiful bright red lipstick in our Be Legendary range called Bing and I throw it on when I don’t have long to do my makeup. For my complexion, I always prime, as the primer is what holds everything on throughout the day. With my fingers, I apply some BB Water foundation to even my skin tone and then finish off with some Halo Hydrating powder, which is mineral and bumps up the coverage a bit too. Next for fool-proof, super-quick brows, I use Brow Tech 2 Go. Brows are so important, I would never leave the house without doing my brows. Finally, I use bronzer on my cheeks and swept across my eyelids too, throw on my bright lippy and I’m away!
What makeup trends can we expect to see for spring/summer?
Lips are always big in summer and this year it’s all about coral and pinks. You will also see a lot of ombre lips, which is where two tones fade into each other. It’s easy to do and gives the lips great dimension! Apply your favourite lip colour all over the lips and then pat a lighter and brighter colour into the centre of the lips and blend the edges.
Tell us about the Smashbox Backstage Pass service.
Backstage Pass is an awesome way for you to learn more about makeup from an experienced makeup artist. With these targeted one-on-one lessons you will gain confidence in doing your own makeup! From contouring to finding the perfect eye look, we guide you through what to do. There are four different services to choose from and the best part is they are totally free. Come and have a play with us!
What is your must-have Smashbox Beauty Product?
Primer. Not to prime is a crime! If there is one thing to change about your makeup its primer. Primer is so important in creating a softer, smoother skin instantly so your makeup glides on and lasts longer. Face Primer is key and so is eye shadow primer. Even if you are currently using primer, go in and see a Smashbox artist to see you are using the right one for you. We have 10 different primers all targeted to different skin concerns, so it’s important you are using the right one to get the best out of your makeup.
Smashbox Backstage Pass:
Flawless in a Flash: Learn the top tips on how to freshen up your makeup in seconds! (5 minutes).
Illuminate & Contour: Highlight, contour and give your face dimension with key products that work instantly (15 minutes).
Cover Shot Eyes: Master our signature smokey eye tailored to you, using just a few key products! (15 minutes).
Perfect Canvas: Learn our studio-tested tricks to achieving a perfect canvas that lasts all day! (20 minutes).
Available at Smashbox Concept Store, 342 Ponsonby Road, T: 09 376 0055