if you’ve been reading our blog for a while, you’ll know that sarah has been completely enamoured with smashbox cosmetics for some time now. and since the brand landed on our shores, i’ve been converted too.
since our session learning make-up tips at smashbox hq last year, we’ve been creating flawless bases with the brand’s hero product, the photo finish foundation primer (i’m obsessed), doing our best cara power brow with the brow tech pencil, and getting smudgy, smokey eyes with the shadow liner. i may just stop here and assure you that this is not a sponsored post… we are just total smashbox fangirls here at pb.
so obviously we were delighted when the team invited us down last week to have some new headshots taken, professional make-up and hair thrown in – yes please! the lovely janine who took care of us last time was there, along with fellow make-up extraordinaire emma white turle. a team from bumble and bumble came along to tend our tresses.
we tried out some of the new smashbox products which come out in april, halo long wear blush and megatint long wear lip colour. the new blush is a mineral formula that appears dewy on the skin – perfect for summer. i’m also digging the lip tint – you can layer it on from a light stain to a high impact colour. sarah and i were lip twinsies with the hot pink ‘punch’ shade. you know we love a high-impact lip.
sarah had her long mane blow dried into a tousled, bed-head look, while mine was curled and scrunched into beachy waves (using one of my all-time fave products, the bumble and bumble surf spray – hello summer.)
then it was time for the photos. i’m awkward as hell in front of a professional camera, but we managed to get a handful of decent shots in which i wasn’t grimacing, fake-smiling manically, or my eyes weren’t half closed.
i was more at ease when sarah and i sat for a few team pb shots together; my partner in crime never ceases to make me giggle. and sarah’s solo pictures – well, she’s just a natural. sigh. gorgeousness.
it really is fun being a girl sometimes. thanks to smashbox and bumble and bumble for a lovely afternoon! sarah’s hotty hot bodycon dress is from ax paris – and it’s a steal! my breton stripe infatuation continues with this petit bateau top, with a pop of colour from topshop.