Win tix to the Smashbox Sessions Seminar at NZFW

Today Megan visited Smashbox HQ to check out their latest collection. We got girly and talked makeup, fashion and New Zealand Fashion Week with Sam Hart, head makeup artist and Megan got gawjuss thanks to Jessica.

Check out the full makeover below plus our Q&A with head makeup artist, Sam.

Megan's before and after:

Megan before and after Smashbox makeover 

What is Smashbox’s involvement with New Zealand Fashion Week this year?
Smashbox cosmetics are all over Fashion Week this year! We have a total of 16 shows with our favourite designers.

What sort of makeup ‘look’ do you think will dominate the catwalk this year?
It’s all about bare and minimal looks, focusing on the skin. Contouring and highlighting is massive at the moment and is going to showcase heavily in our shows.

With the Santigold collection, the colours of GORGEOUS but very bold, what are your tips for girls that love colour but are afraid they’ll end up looking like a clown?
I agree sometimes playing with bright colours is scary but I promise you it’s not! You want to start with neutral colours on your eyes and then incorporate the bright colours slowly. Try using the likes of a bright blue as eyeliner and apply a thin line of it on your top and bottom lash line but just in the outer corners. Remember its only makeup! If you don't like it you can always remove it and try again!

What is your one piece of advice for surviving Fashion Week?
HAVE FUN! Whether you are backstage or watching the show, embrace everything and have fun.

What is your #1 makeup tip?
PRIME!!! They say "not to prime is a crime" and I totally agree. Everything lasts longer looks smoother and applies easier with primer.