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As a twenty-something navigating life during a notoriously difficult decade, Bon is sharing her thoughts on beauty, art, fashion and life in general.



I've been thinking for a while about how I could include beauty reviews in this blog but still make it "me". A late bloomer when it comes to makeup (still swear by the blue eyeshadow of my teens) you're more likely to find me dashing for coffee with just a bit of mascara or no makeup on at all. That being said I brush my eyebrows more than my hair, I'm a sucker for beautiful palettes and I am no stranger to the power of a bold lipstick as armour. 

This series was inspired by a late night sketching session where I accidentally used a nearby lipstick instead of my pastels to add some colour (I blame a lack of caffeine for this happy mistake). 

There was no company better than Antipodes to kickstart this series. Created right here in little ole' New Zealand Antipodes is one of the few certified organic skincare producers in the world. Thats a pretty big deal. It also means they're a company you can trust on your skin and the planet. Good news all round! 

Lately I've been channelling my inner Linda Rodin and stepping out with nothing but a bold lipstick on. So for the first Beauty as Art post I looked at Antipodes range of Healthy lipsticks deemed "so healthy you could almost eat me". Apparently women ingest 7 pounds of lipstick in their lifetime (thank you Buzzfeed for this pearl of wisdom) so at least these lipsticks might be good for you!


What I immediately noticed about these lipsticks is that the shape of bullet is really unique. I did think the mix of the rounded bullet and my clumsy hand would mean makeup all over my face - but I was pleasantly surprised (the bullet shape also lends itself to easy colouring if you're thinking of venturing into the makeup art realm too). 

In my sketches I used Queenstown Hot Chocolate, Piha Beach Tangerine, Dragon Fruit and of course a bit of photoshop, pens and ink. Also can we talk about how great all the lipstick names are?? Growing up in Queenstown I knew I had to get the Queenstown Hot Chocolate and the brown nude did not disappoint. 

You can shop the Antipodes healthy lipstick range here 

If you liked this blogpost or have any ideas on what brand I should blog about for my next Beauty as Art post let me know in the comments. 

This post is not sponsored.