MiNDFOOD STYLE Contributor On To Big Things

New Zealand makeup artist Rebekah Banks – a MiNDFOOD STYLE contributor – has been selected as one of five Australasian artists competing for the world’s first-ever international makeup designer contest.

The Brush Contest was launched this year by L’Oreal Paris, and required entrants to upload a three minute makeup tutorial video to The Brush Contest website, which were then voted on by the public. Banks created a pixellated eye make-up look, which can still be viewed here.

The winner for this region will be announced on 10th April, with the winner travelling to Cannes to compete against 13 other finalists from around the world in a grand final hosted by Eva Longoria.

The overall winner receives a one-year contract with L’Oreal Paris valued at 100,000 Euros, and will join the behind-the-scenes team at the Cannes International Film Festival.

MiNDFOOD STYLE loved working with Banks on shoots for the first issue of MiNDFOOD STYLE, and wish her much luck for the rest of the contest.


Rebekah Banks' video entry for The Brush Contest

Rebekah Banks’ video entry for The Brush Contest

Rebekah Banks' make-up for MiNDFOOD STYLE

Rebekah Banks’ make-up for MiNDFOOD STYLE

How to create the makeup looks from the MiNDFOOD STYLE Britomart Session        

M.A.C Events Artist Danielle Xi created the stunning make-up for the recent MiNDFOOD STYLE Britomart Session. The look she created, says Xi, was all about easy attitude.

“This girl looks effortless and cool for her night out. A pop of colour is applied as a delicate, floating eye liner and the dark plum lip is both feminine and edgy,” she says.

Xi has given the details for how she created the looks for the show below.

The MAC face chart used for the MiNDFOOD STYLE Britamart series.

The MAC face chart used for the MiNDFOOD STYLE Britamart series.

In her tool kit?

M.A.C Studio Face & Body Foundation ($60)

M.A.C Pro Chromaline in Marine Ultra ($40)

M.A.C Eye Shadow in Freshwater ($38)

M.A.C Eye Pencil in Coffee RRP ($34)

M.A.C Lip Pencil in Vino RRP ($36)


Strobe Cream and Prep + Prime Natural Radiance applied to create beautiful, radiant skin.

Studio Face and Body Foundation and Pro Longwear Concealer applied over the skin as needed to perfect.

Root Cream Colour Base applied with a #168 Large Angled Contour Brush to softly contour cheeks.


Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly pressed on the eye lids as a natural base. Copperplate Eye Shadow buffed into the eye crease with a #217 Blending Brush for a soft contour.

Waveline Fluidline applied with a #210 Eye Liner above the crease as a thin, floating eye liner. Freshwater Eye Shadow pressed over the top to make the colour pop out.

Softly blend Coffee Eye Pencil along the bottom lash line and finish by layering Extended Play Lash to create chunky lashes.


Vino Lip Pencil applied as a base all over the lip with Sin Lipstick pressed on top.

Smudge the edge of the lips with a #239 Eye Shader brush to make the lips look fuller.


Studio Nail Lacquer in Midnight Sky.

Watch the show in full below.