Off-duty ballerina was the inspiration behind the beauty look for our Tonight, Tonight NZ Fashion Week show.

The incredibly talented team from M.A.C Cosmetics, directed by Samantha Holley, created a beautiful feminine, fresh face look that resembled a dancer post-practice; she has wiped off her makeup to reveal her dewy, glowing skin and applied her favourite lippy before heading out with friends.

For the hair, ghd guest artists Sara Allsop and Michael Beel worked their magic to create a 70's inspired look, like our RUBY girl has just let out her bun, and tousled her hair back to its natural state.

With a slight wave in the hair and a full fringe, it really was the perfect off-duty ballerina look.







Create our beauty look at home:



  1. Ensure your skin is well hydrated and apply M.A.C Prep + Prime Essential Oils and Strobe Cream. This will create an illuminating base.
  2. Lightly apply M.A.C. Mineralize Moisture SPF 15 Foundation and Studio Finish Concealer under your eyes.
  3. Bronze your face using M.A.C Golden Prep + Prime BB Beauty Balm to give a golden glow.
  4. Finally, for the perfect finish, highlight cheeks using Bamboo Cream Colour Base applied with Pearl Cream Colour Base.


  1. Blend Vintage Selection Pro Longwear Paint Pot buffed golden cream onto your eyelids and then apply the slightly darker Bamboo Cream Colour Base into the crease and outer corners of your eye.
  2. Using All that Glitters Eye Shadow, lightly press it on to your lids to finish.


  1. Condition lips before applying M.A.C. Up the Amp Lipstick mixed with White Lipmix creating a feminine pastel lavender.


  1. Apply your ghd root lift spray to towel dried hair and ghd heat protect spray through mid-lengths and ends.
  2. Create a centre in your parting using a ghd tail comb and, if applicable, pull your bangs forward.
  3. Blow dry your hair using ghd air professional hairdryer and a ghd natural bristle radial brush.
  4. Once your hair is completely dry, spritz mid-lengths and ends with your ghd curl hold spray.
  5. Divide your hair into 6 small sections and braid each section.
  6. Using your ghd platinum, slowly apply heat all over each braid from top to bottom.
  7. Once your hair has cooled, undo your braids, shaking them out to reveal your loosely tousled hair.
  8. Finally loosen your curls with a ghd oval dressing brush.
  9. Finish with a spray of ghd final fix hairspray.

Thanks for your beautiful work M.A.C & ghd. You're the best! x

M.A.C Cosmetics: Kiekie Stanners

We have a soft spot for anything M.A.C Cosmetics-related here at RUBY! Kiekie Stanners, M.A.C's New Zealand National Artist, is someone who we love working with on our shoots and runway shows. We caught up Kiekie to hear the amazing things she has been up to lately in the world of makeup....

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What do you love most about your role at M.A.C Cosmetics?

I love that I get to be creative everyday with makeup. Not only do I get to make people feel beautiful, but I love makeup as an art form, as a way to create art on the face. Everyday is so different, from working on a fashion campaign to creating makeup for the Royal NZ Ballet - this diversity is so inspiring! And I get to work with such a wide range of talented people, such as designers, photographers, stylists, hairdressers and creative directors.

What's your favourite makeup job to date?

Working with the M.A.C team backstage at Milan Fashion Week this year was an amazing experience. It was such an honour to work alongside my makeup heroes, and the clothes were pretty good too! I am also very proud that the makeup I did for Lorde was used for the M.A.C x Lorde collection visual. It's pretty exciting to see your makeup, full scale, in M.A.C stores all around the world!


Best makeup tip you’ve been taught...

The importance of creating beautiful glowing skin - if the base looks great, you can add a lot of colour product but the makeup still looks beautiful, rather than heavy. My must-have skin products are M.A.C Prep and Prime Natural Radiance, M.A.C Face and Body Foundation and M.A.C Pearl Cream Colour Base.

RUBY girls are known for their love of a bright M.A.C lipstick. What’s your favourite go-to colour?

I will always be a red-lipstick-girl. My all time favourite is M.A.C Ruby Woo, a vibrant matte red. I always wear it with M.A.C Kiss Me Quick Pro Longwear lip pencil, so I can keep it perfectly in place all day. It's my go-to colour to instantly feel like you can be Wonder Woman for the day!

Favourite nailpolish colour?

I love a matching classic red nail.

What exciting things are you working on next?

I'm getting very excited about working backstage with the M.A.C team at New Zealand Fashion Week. It's always busy and manic, but I love the fast frantic pace of working backstage at shows. It sounds ridiculous, but I miss the craziness when it's all over. I'm also excited about our new store opening in Ponsonby in October!

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Describe your personal style in three words…

Black, Leather & Rock n Roll.


What are your top five RUBY & Liam picks?

Obviously I wear a lot of black, so I love the Jeanne-Claude Dress, Pont Neuf Gown and Biscayne Pantsuit all in black, from the beautiful Liam collection. Come the summer holidays, I celebrate by dressing as differently as I can. The RUBY Angels Bikini and Love Letter Blouse would be my perfect summer 70's groupie look.

Thanks Kiekie! x