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Step 1- Always prep skin with a hydrating moisturizer and then apply the Laura Mercier Radiance Primer over top, just use your fingers to work it into the skin.

Step 2 - Using the Sigma Flat Kabuki brush, buff on the foundation. I have used it sparingly because Bella's skin is pretty even in colour already but you can adjust the coverage to suit your skin. Take the foundation right up under the eyes and over the lid.

Step 3 - I have applied a small amount of Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder to the areas I want to apply highlight and contour. I prefer to use powders for my highlighting and contour so if you apply it straight to foundation it can stick and go patchy. Also lightly powder under the eyes and over the eyelid.

Step 4 - Taking a wee bit of the NARS Laguna Bronzer on the Zoeva Cheek Finish Brush, slowly build up a soft contour under the cheek bones. Make sure this is super blended and even take a photo of your side profile if your not sure, the last thing you want is brown stripes on your face.

Step 5 - Highlight the cheek bones. I use my blush brush to do this with the Blac Cosmetics Golden Glow Illuminator. Then using the same brush sweep your blush colour just over the apples. The easiest way to see where to put your blush is to smile in the mirror, your apples should pop out when you do this.

Step 6 - On the XO Beauty Concealer brush apply a layer of the Mac Paint Pot over the mobile lid, with the excess on your brush blend out the edges. Using the edge of the concealer brush, dip it into the Paint Pot and blend a line under the bottom lashes too.

Step 7 - With the Mac 217 brush get a decent amount of Frappe on there and blend it all over your lid and out to the edges of the Paint Pot, also sweep this under the eye. You kind of want this to look quite diffused so you can't see where the edge finishes.

Step 8 - Using the Bobbi Brown Touch up Brush pat Fudge all over the mobile lid up to the crease, then take your 217 brush again and blend out the edge. You can also take a small amount of this under the eye too.

Step 9 - Groom brows and add Mascara to the lashes.

Step 10 - Apply the Mecca Cosmetica Lip Balm to your lips and your done. Alternatively you can use a dark lipstick to be even more on trend for Winter.



Images from Viva NZ

Model - Bella Smith Clyne Models

Styling - Dan Ahwa assisted by Danielle Clausen

Photographer - Guy Coombes

Hair - Josh Angell