to celebrate the launch of San Francisco, batch 12, my dear & inspiring friend Meredith (who’s love for San Francisco lipstick started from batch 1) kindly agreed to model the shade & share her feel-good insights with us. an outstanding corporate gal by day, her spare time outside of work is always put to good use. whether she’s getting out in nature, playing (or coaching!) netball, travelling across the world, hosting dinners with family & friends, or heading to Sydney for a Justin Timberlake concert (“oh yeah I just booked it, thought it would be fun” – no wonder we are friends), Meredith is always up for an adventure.
our shoot day started in New Farm, Brisbane for makeup, then we made our way to the new Howard Smith Wharves where a passionate someone has been giving me the inside scoop for months on everything from wine bars to war bunkers; the location seemed only fitting.
makeup-wise, we kept the look simple starting with no. 1 foundation (originally custom-made for Meredith’s skin tone) then layered no. 4 on her cheeks & eyelids. I added a little mascara, brow definition, & a pat of face oil on her cheekbones for highlight. we finished with San Francsico, naturally, on lips with a dab blended onto the apples of her cheeks.
it was a wonderful morning, the sunshine to cloud ratio worked in our favour & there were plenty of laughs as per usual. we had a lovely break at the new ARC café for hot choc & coffee, delish, & of course the barista was from New York, ‘murica. a huge thank you to Meredith, here she is.
dunkle authentic is all about feel-good moments; tell us what you do to feel good.
"my work week is usually a fairly busy one, so I love to spend my weekends doing the things I love, whether that be a walk out in nature, a day trip to the beaches on the Gold Coast or an hour or two spent with a book, a crossword & a hot chocolate."
describe your personal aesthetic & how you style San Francisco lipstick.
"I am often on the go. I keep my makeup fresh & simple, & favour a classic & relaxed style of dress. luckily, San Francisco lipstick is such a natural shade that it is perfect for all occasions from day to night!"
from manufacturing to farming, tell us about an ethical cause you admire.
"for me, I admire any initiative that focuses on the little things that everyone can do, everyday, to reduce our footprint on the earth - education about recyclable materials, setting up a compost bin to reduce food waste in your own home or sourcing secondhand goods instead of buying new."
travel is always a source of inspiration; tell us about your upcoming plans.
"this year, my focus is on staying local. with limited holiday leave (no complaints, this is due to extensive overseas travels over the past few years!), I plan to make the most of my weekends (& a few sneaky extra-long weekends) by spending more time exploring the amazing natural environments & attractions in my own part of our beautiful country."
what a gal.