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NAIL POLISH THE NEW LIPSTICK!


One of my biggest obsessions when it comes to shopping for cosmetics is buying nail polishes! Whether I’m out buying hair or makeup products I always seem to come home with a nail polish or two, to add to my ever growing collection! In the last couple of years we have seen a huge surge in nail polish trends. Have they become the ‘New Lipstick’?

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CRUSH WITH EYELINER

You know there’s far less steps and products needed to create a ‘Cat Eye’, compared to a ‘Smokey Eye’? It’s also a look that suits far more eye-shapes, and also works for so many occasions too!

Here’s some inspiration to get you in the mood to try out the many different ‘Cat Eye’ styles that have featured over time (and some of my personal favourites!)

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PRODUCT OF THE WEEK: VOLUME MAKER by SHU UEMURA


Never has volumising and adding texture been as easy as powdering your nose. Volume Maker by Shu Uemura Art Of Hair is my pick when it comes to choosing one of these hybrid products.

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Louis Vuitton x Candice Lake x Maxmade

I recently had the pleasure of being asked by Candice Lake to contribute on a project she was woking on with Louis Vuitton. The project was to celebrate and capture Vuitton’s Noe bag, which was originally designed in the 1930’s to carry 5 bottles of champagne (I was sold right there!).

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NEW FACE; TEDDY


Introducing Teddy from Work Models. This cool, calm and collected fresh-face from the Northern Beaches was literally brand spanking new when I shot her, but that didn’t stop her from showing us what she is made of. I love her raw, understated, nearly androgynous look and style. It’s so effortless and refreshing. Check out what Teddy has to say in her Maxmade Questionnaire!

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MAXMADE ESSENTIALS BAG

I was recently invited to attend the Samsung White Glove event, a fabulous dinner put on by the team at Samsung to celebrate and share the VIP service and products that make-up this prestigious brand…

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HAIR TUTORIAL BY JENNY KIM: 70’s DISCO HAIR & BRAIDS

Maxmade Contributing Hair-Editor, Jenny Kim, shows us how to create volume and movement in long straight hair. What can be normally a difficult length to create any sort of volume whilst keeping it straight, is made easy with this simple and effective method.

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NEW FACE; VALENTINA RUBY SKYES


Skye’s the limit for this new face! Valentina Rose is her name and definitely a favourite here at Maxmade (and not just because she smells like coconuts)! A short time in the business, Skyes flew to Paris to walk for Galliano and later  featured in a main fashion editorial for Harper’s Bazaar Australia. With a growing number of advertising campaigns under her belt, I think it’s safe to say this model is a one to watch!

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THE IMPORTANCE OF BROWS


In many ways, eyebrows are one of the most important features on your face when it comes to doing makeup. It’s what shapes, defines and moulds our faces. If you think back over the decades, brow shapes is what defines each of these periods and not to mention some of the most beautiful women of the world.

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CREATING EFFORTLESS BEACH TEXTURE


Welcome to the first instalment of a ‘Step by Step’ hair tutorial by celebrity hair stylist Jenny Kim. Here Jenny shows us how to create that cool, effortless, beach-like texture without having to go to the salon or dip our heads in the ocean and hope for the best.

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NEW FACE, ELLA VERBERNE


There’s just something really captivating about this young New Zealand born beauty Ella Verberne.  Perfect alabaster skin and those beautiful rolling rose bud lips. There’s no denying we can expect to see this face gracing some serious beauty campaigns in the near future.

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THE ESSENTIALS PT. 10; IN YOUR DREAMS

In the last installment of the Essentials series we talk about our favourite pampering product: masks. If you’ve got a great routine going and you’re happy with your skin then masks can seem completely unnecessary, but here at MaxMade we think differently.

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SHOOTING STAR, GEORGIA MAY JAGGAR IN CAMILLA MBFWA13 COLLECTION


There’s no denying Camilla Franks knows how to put on a show! Set in a giant Teepee in Centennial Park 47 models – Thats right 47 models- get ready for one of the most anticipated shows of the week!

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BEAUTY AT MANNING CARTELL MBFWA13

‘A Tale Of Romance’ is the inspiration behind the latest Manning Cartell ’13-’14 collection, so only naturally the direction of this beauty look needs to be about a ‘pashed lip!’ Come back stage and check out the beauty vibe my MAC team and I created on one of my favourite Sydney labels.

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NEW FACE; ASTRID!


Meet Australia’s newest and youngest rising star Astrid! Taking to the runway for her first year ever this IMG Model is going to be a favourite of many by the end of the week!

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THE ESSENTIALS #9; THE STANDOUT SERUM

There are serums, and then there are serums. The former only really preserve the skin’s current condition and prevent it from ageing, while the latter work to undo the damage by immediately lifting the complexion and preventing skin from worsening. Lancôme’s Visionnaire is the latter.

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