Celebrating all that's good about Australian Beauty with the Kiana Beauty team
We had a chat to some members of our Kiana Beauty Melbourne team to find out their thoughts on Australian beauty.
We asked everyone three questions:
How would you describe the concept of Australian beauty?
Who is your favourite Aussie beauty and why?
What is your favourite Aussie beauty product and why?
Our Napoleon Perdis Expert
Australian beauty starts with skin. Healthy glowing skin. We want light to medium coverage because we want our skin to showcase our beauty.
We naturally have a slight blush on our cheeks. We naturally have a shadow on our eyes. Enhance what we have. Don't cover it and start new.
She encapsulates the Australian look.
My favourite Australian product would have to be the Napoleon Perdis Personal Trainer Serum Foundation as it's beautiful and light.
Our Jojoba Company Beauty Expert
My concept of Australian beauty would be fresh, natural and healthy! I love that we are a multi-cultural country and this gives us an amazing diversity of looks.
I’d love to say that my favourite Aussie beauty was my mum. She passed away some years ago but at 90, she was still beautiful. Her beauty was from within and was reflected to the outside.
As a young girl, she was a natural beauty, and I never saw her wear any makeup whatsoever!! She didn’t need it.
In saying that, I did meet Jennifer Hawkins some years ago, just after she’d won Miss Universe.
She wore no makeup, had flawless skin and looked amazingly fresh, natural and healthy.
My favourite Aussie beauty product would be the Jojoba Company 100% Natural Australian Jojoba, organically grown and made in Australia. In our range, we offer a Jojoba Company Travel Essentials Pack, at an affordable price of $24.95.
It's the perfect holiday essential for us Aussies who love our holidays and weekends away. It includes five travel-size skincare products, including the 100% Natural Australian Jojoba, in a clear makeup purse. Love it!
Our Jurlique Beauty Expert
My idea of Australian beauty is getting back to basics. Clean, clear, healthy skin that lets your natural beauty shine through, with minimal makeup.
Just some light foundation, mascara, a slick of lipgloss and out the door you go!
My favourite Aussie beauties are Elle Macpherson, Naomi Watts and Margot Robbie.
Natural beauties who haven't succumbed to the Hollywood myth, and have stayed true to their Australian belief that natural and fresh looks best.
My favourite Aussie beauty product is the Jurlique Sun Lotion SPF 30+. Love, love, love this product.
It goes on as a lotion, gives protection from the sun's UVA and UVB rays, yet doesn't leave any build up on the skin.
Co-Founder of Kiana Beauty
To me, Australian beauty is radiant, fresh and understated.
It shines through from within and is a reflection of our relaxed and healthy lifestyles as well as from our love of good quality food and beauty products.
My favourite Aussie beauties are Cate Blanchett as she is understated in her elegance and has an X factor about her.
Also Miranda Kerr as she radiates health and is a great role model for living a healthy lifestyle. Oh, and she's absolutely gorgeous too.
My favourite Aussie beauty product is INIKA Certified Organic Pure Primer with Hyaluronic Acid.
I wear this as a base on the days I'm wearing foundation. It creates an even canvas by filling in the lines and smoothing the pores and prevents makeup from settling into creases as the day progresses. This keeps my foundation looking fresh all day long.
It is also hydrating which is great for my skin, and the lavender and lemon myrtle organic essential oils smell divine when I'm applying it.
Co-Founder of Kiana Beauty
I think in the past, many people associated Australian beauty with blue eyes and long, blonde hair, but times have changed.
To me, it's about diversity. I love that Australia is made up of people from every corner of the world and this is contributing to such an exciting beauty landscape.
My favourite Aussie beauty product is the Grown Alchemist Intensive Hand Cream.
It absorbs straight into the skin, without any greasiness, and just feels so luxurious and lovely, especially on days where you feel like you've spent all day washing your hands.
The scent of Persian Rose and Argan Extract is DIVINE!
Australia is a diverse nation of many looks. For me it is not about the physical but the attitude.
All Australian women are beautiful but my concept of a truly beautiful woman that she is strong, confident, at ease with who she is and makes the most of what she has.
Above all she is compassionate and caring.
I don't have much time for celebrities and those that don't live in the real world. The Australian woman that I admire and respect is Turia Pitt as she epitomises my concept of an Australian Beauty.
She is courageous, confident. strong, inspirational and is compassionate and caring. She makes no excuses, casts no blame, this is who she is and she just gets on with life with enthusiasm and gusto.
Turia really is a very beautiful woman and I wish all woman could be more like her, less hard on themselves, focus on what they do have and make the best of every day.
A great all rounder and full of goodness, INIKA Certified Organic Pure Rosehip Oil is a must in my skincare regime morning and night.
I use it sparingly around the eye area and a bit more generously on face, neck and decollatage. It's great for fine lines and evens out my skin tone.
I also love INIKA Certified Organic Creme Eyeshadow in Champagne and it is fantastic for my very sensitive eyes.
It's easy to apply evenly and can be used on its own to take out some of the redness on the lids or as a base for a heavier/smokey look.
It's a great highlighter for older skin as it is not overly luminous or sparkly. It doesn't crease and my eyes don't react, which is always a plus.