What happens when some of the country’s biggest names in beauty come together for a frank and inspiring panel chat? Lucky Melbournites will find out at the Architects of Beauty: From All Angles events at Highpoint Shopping Centre on Mother’s Day weekend during a series of hands-on workshops and masterclasses hosted by yours truly.


I’m set to host two sessions at Highpoint Shopping Centre – Beauty Unfiltered on Saturday the 12th of May at midday with Instagram superstar Elle Ferguson, A Conscious Collection founder Brooke Meredith and Matcha Maiden’s Sarah Holloway.

The second event will be an indulgent Mother’s Day Beauty Brunch on Sunday the 13th of May at 11am, which I’ll be co-hosting with style blogger Nadia Bartel in association with Dior.

In both sessions I’ll be plying these fabulous ladies for their best insights and learnings from the industry alongside their ultimate beauty and style secrets.

Elle and Nadia have both featured on Beauticate previously, opening their homes and sharing their best beauty intel with us on the site.

Elle – who founded popular blog They All Hate Us, and has recently launched an all over body glow range called ELLE EFFECT– is a beauty aficionado and has always had a penchant for being bronzed, revealing her diehard dedication to preening when we shot her.

“A week hasn’t gone by in the past three years that I haven’t had a spray tan. Tan Temple Bondi Beach are the best! I also get shellac mani and pedis and eyebrow shaping.”

Her best makeup tip? Naturally, there are three.

“Always fill your eyebrows in with a pencil or cream as they really frame the face. I also never leave the house without some white eyeliner on as it makes me look awake, and to instantly glow put some illuminiser on the bridge of your nose, the bow of your lips and the chin.”



Bartel, who dishes out style and life advice via her blog Chronicles of Nadia, is similarly devoted to beauty – and has very exacting specifications.

“I’m really fussy with my makeup.  For my base, I prep with Smashbox primer and depending on my mood, I wear one of three foundations – Hourglass VeilBy Terry Cover Expert or Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk FoundationGiorgio Armani’s Maestro is my go-to concealer as it gives great coverage. I love the Cellularose Blush Glacé from ByTerry; it looks fluorescent pink in the jar but once it’s on and I’m bronzed it looks quite natural.

Being photographed all the time you learn what works for you and what doesn’t. When I was younger I used to just slap my bronzer on anywhere, but I now know where light hits the face and how to use bronzer for contouring.  I’m a fan of the M.A.C. Cosmetics Mineralize Bronzing Powder because it’s not too shimmery.  I take it with me everywhere.”

Sigourney x

Story by Sigourney Cantelo

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