A Light In the Dark - Published in Magnolia Rouge Magazine

Sooooo exicted to see my makeup work featured in Magnolia Rouge Magazine. It was so much fun collaborating with such talented and easy-going creatives. LOVED working with Nick and the team and the results were amazing. Take a peek at our work below. 

Did I mention that Nick - Fifteen Photography will be shooting my wedding too? :)  

Makeup Margaret Albia -  margaret@createcosmetics.com.au

Hair: Alyssa Barraga - Honeycombed

Photography: Nicholas Wong - Fifteen Photography

Gowns: Philippa Galasso

Stylist: Maie Dionisio 

Cake: Thu McKay - Cakes 2 Cupcakes 

Set Stylist: Linda Nguyen - Styled By Linda

Props & Furniture: Vintage Patina

Stationery: Annie - Letterpress Parlour 

Models:   Aleja Navarro & Anna Chmielewski 

ANNA+BEL SWIMWEAR LOOK BOOK & CAMPAIGN

Recently I had the pleasure of doing the makeup for new swimwear label, ANNA+BEL by stylist, Annabel Gorman Deane. Annabel and I have worked on many shoots together and I am so happy that she asked me to be part of the launch shoot for her amazing new venture. The shoot took place around the rocks at Tamarama.

ANNA+BEL swimwear is unique, playful and a little retro. Think 80's, European style - high waisted bottoms and showing a little cheek. I personally love the collection and I will definitely be getting a one piece when she launches.

The makeup was natural, dewy and a slightly sexy and her hair was given the "wet look" treatment. We also used a hell of a lot of baby oil for her body!

Here are just some behind the scenes shots I took. I cannot wait to share the final images :) 

Designer - Annabel Gorman Deane

Model - Valerie

Makeup - Margaret Albia

Hair - Nick Plummer 

Photographer - Luke Dubbulde

Valerie in hair and makeup. 

Valerie in hair and makeup. 

Annabel in action.

Annabel in action.

Hair Stylist - Nick Plummer

Hair Stylist - Nick Plummer

the team at work

the team at work

Enter our Create Cosmetics Awesome Autumn March Competition!

Inspired by this year's Autumn beauty trends, we would like you to enjoy the season of change and to warm up your look. 

Our Autumn pack includes:

  • Long-lasting colours to make those eyes pop (especially blue eyes!)
  • Highly-pigmented 'Cleopatra' eyeshadow and creamy eye pencil in 'Mousse' 
  • Nutrient-enriched lipstick in 'Angel' to keep those lips hydrated; essential for the months ahead

For your chance to win one of our Autumn packs, check out our website, Facebook or Instagram for details to our Share & Win competition!

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1. The promoter of this promotion is Create Cosmetics (60 Sophia Street, Surry Hills, New South Wales, Australia)

2. Entry is free and open to persons Australia wide. 

3. This competition commences on 2:50pm AEST on 5 March 2014 and ends at 10.00am AEST on 1 April 2014 (“Competition Period”). Entrants may enter as many times as they like, max. 1 entry each day. Late, incomplete, incorrectly submitted, delayed, illegible, corrupted or misdirected responses will be deemed invalid.

4. To enter this competition contestants must:

Step 1. Follow @createcosmetics on Instagram

Step 2. During the Competition Period, repost the 'REPOST & WIN' image from Create Cosmetics' Instagram page

Step 3. Tag the repost-ed image with @createcosmetics and #WINCREATECOSMETICS

5. Each Submission will be considered and the winner will be chosen at random.

6. The winner will be drawn on the 1st of April 2014. The winner's username will be tagged in an image by Create Cosmetics and will be asked to send their contact details via email.

The winner will receive:

• Cleopatra Eyeshadow, Angel Lipstick, XOXO Blush and Mousse Eye Liner Pencil.

The winner’s total prize pool is valued at $93.00 AUD

The weekly prize winners will be contacted on Instagram on the 1st of April, 2014.

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7. By entering this competition entrants agree to allow the Promoter to repost their Submission on the Promoter’s Facebook, Twitter or Instagram accounts, the Promoter’s website (http://www.margaretalbia.com/createcosmetics/) and within the Promoter’s electronic direct mail communication pieces.

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14. The Promoter and its associated agencies and companies will not be liable for any loss (including, without limitation, indirect, special or consequential loss or loss of profits), expense, damage, personal injury or death which is suffered or sustained (whether or not arising from any person’s negligence) in connection with this competition or accepting or using any prize, except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law (in which case that liability is limited to the maximum extent permitted by law).

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My kind of rainbow...

Khristie and I are in the studio today currently preparing for a group lesson we have on tomorrow and just wanted to share a pic of the beautiful mess we created. 

Definitely my kind of rainbow ;) 

First ever makeup tutorial up on Youtube!!

So......I've just uploaded my first ever video makeup tutorial on youtube featuring the beautiful Alia of Coco Dove

It's an easy-to-achieve alternative summer look using white eyeliner and featuring contoured, glowing skin that can be teamed with a nude or orangey-red lip! Great for day or night for something a little bit different or especially when you have run out of outfit options and you want your makeup to do the talking ;)

I was kind of inspired by the Moschino Spring Summer makeup look worn on the runway although I've made my version more wearable. 

The thought of starting a youtube channel is kind of scary for me. I really hope it's ok. I'm terrible in front of the camera so I just included subtitles for this one. I promise though, that I'll work on my on-camera presence so that I can do tutorials where I can actually talk through the video.

This first one is a little blurry as we had some technical difficulties on the day. Lol. However, I think it came together okay and we learnt how to improve things for our next video!

A big thank you to Khristie Siachico, Monica Albia and Marissa Albia for all the help with the video!! xx

Check it out...hope you like it :) 

 Cara Delavigne for Moschino Spring Summer '13  Image source: http://www.martasfashiondiary.com/2012/10/fashion-weeks-beauty.html 

 Cara Delavigne for Moschino Spring Summer '13 

Image source: http://www.martasfashiondiary.com/2012/10/fashion-weeks-beauty.html 

New makeup work published on Spain's Fucking Young!

About a month ago I worked on an awesome shoot with an awesome team and just found out amazing news that the editorial, directed and styled by the awesome Gabriel Virata, was released as an exclusive feature on Spain's Fucking Young! Woohoo!

Check it out at http://fuckingyoung.es/golden-decadence/

The makeup was natural and dewy and I am so happy with how the photos turned out :)

Makeup - Margaret Albia

Photography - Jason Schembri

Styling / Direction - Gabriel Virata

Fashion - Evelyn Wong

Models - Sam and Ryley from Priscillas

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Source: http://fuckingyoung.es/golden-decadence/