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Did you know that you can host your next ‘Do’ at Blush Bar?

Whether it’s a handful of your BFF’s or a girlie new product launch, let Blush Bar host your event that will be on everyones lips!

You can start your night with us, or make it the main event. We’ll provide the drinks, blush-me-ups and blow-me-outs, and leave it to our party planner to do the rest.

One thing’s for sure, your next birthday party, hens night or girl’s night out will be the ‘best looking’ do you’ve ever hosted!

Group bookings & private events are oh-so-welcome! We look forward to blushing-you-ALL-up!

*hot & cold finger food options are also available – all details in our BlushBar Party Pack!

Contact our concierge for a Party Pack now!



-Meet Kim-

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Hi there!

My name is Kimberley and I am one of the make up artists here at Blush Bar!

After finishing my diploma of makeup with Emma as one of my teachers I started freelancing for Blush Makeup Artistry and have been working for her for the last 5 years (how time flies when you’re having fun!)

I absolutely love being a makeup artist – it is so rewarding having people come in and loving my work. I love to make people feel gorgeous for their special event!

Blush Bar is the best place to be – our girls are amazing to be with and I love coming to work! 🙂

Come and let me blush-you-up for your next special event!


– Meet Shannon –

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-Makeup Extraordinaire & Blush Bar Senior Artist-

Hi I’m Shannon!

I have been makeuping for over 5 years now and have a diploma in Makeup.

I also have my cert 4 in training and assessment as I also teach part of The Makeup Professionals 6 week course here at Blush Bar.
The first moment I realised I wanted to get into makeup was when I had it done for my Deb and couldn’t believe how amazing it was.
I love teaching Makeup and doing bridal freelance as well as blushing up clients at Blush Bar.
My favorite part about working at Blush Bar would be the girls I get to work with, it makes going to ‘work’ all the more fun, especially when its one of our birthdays we always put on a ‘lil celebration – we never forget the cake!!!
I have always had a passion for makeup, I love teaching women how to enhance their own beautiful features and to feel more confident – and love the looks on their faces after makeup has transformed them for the evening!

Come in and see me for a comprehensive tuition, a natural makeover or a glammed up party event – I rock a smokey eye design on anyone!


-Your makeup brushes will LOVE you forever!-

Ever wondered why your makeup wasn’t going on smoothly or the colours seemed a bit ‘off’ compared to what they did a little while ago? Are your brushes getting pricklier on application compared to their once smooth application?


Heaven forbid you now have a huge pimple where none had dared to tread or spread for years?

A likely reason behind these beauty woes is the question we all hate (and are embarrassed) to answer –

When was the last time you washed your makeup brushes???

Weeks? Months? Never? Argh!!!!!

We all underestimate the amount of bacteria that can accumulate on our brushes. After so many uses they become caked with product, residue, oil and dead skin cells! (yuck)! that we then put back onto our faces (yuck!!!)

We suggest on average that brushes should be washed at least every fortnight (after every day of use for the makeup artists out there)

So what’s the quickest, best, most amazing way to wash your brushes i hear you say?

You can use unscented bar soap, shampoo and conditioner or dish detergent and lukewarm water (makeup artists can also add an anti-bacterial cleaning solution)

Avoid wetting the brush handle and bristle barrel as this can cause the bristles to loosen and fall out

The Sigma brush cleaning gloves and mats are a quicker way to get right down into the core of the bristles for those of us that are time poor but still want to love our brushes

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Sigma cleaning matSpa Mat Sink

Sigma 2 x cleaning brush

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Be gentle as you don’t want to change the shape of your brushes –

Rinse thoroughly to ensure all product residue has been removed and either lie flat on a towel overnight to dry or invest in the Sigma dry n shape which guarantees to dry even the most dense brushes in 4-6 hours tops

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Viola! Clean brushes! Your brushes will love you, your skin will love you and your brushes will last a whole lot longer with the love that you are now giving them!

Happy cleaning blush babes!



(the sigma cleaning range is available at Blush Bar now)

Express glove RRP $36

2 x Cleaning glove RRP $56

Cleaning mat RRP $46

Dry n Shape RRP $46


-Blush Bride feature in Melbourne Bride Magazine-

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– Real Bride –

Gorgeous Blush Bride Alana’s beautiful wedding from 22nd March 2014 has been featured in the current winter edition of Melbourne bride Magazine –

As you can see from the spread everything looked absolutely stunning!

Hair by Ally H

Makeup by Emma




The Buzz on BB Cream

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-the low down on BB-

BB cream is short for beauty balm. PART skincare and PART makeup.

It is a comparatively new product to the beauty industry, and completely taking it by storm.

This versatile skin care/makeup hybrid promises to do the job of five or six other jars and tubes: moisturizer, primer, sunscreen, skin treatment, concealer, and foundation.

BB cream tends to generally be a little thicker than a tinted moisturiser due to its fuller list of ingredients.

That said, it also gives generally a slightly stronger coverage than a tinted moisturiser but a lesser coverage than your foundation

Blush Bar’s range of BB cream is

  • hydrating, protecting with sheer, radiant coverage
  • provides superior skin protection that may prevent premature skin aging and darkening
  • produces a very natural,  makeup look
  • comes in 4 colour correcting shades: fair, light, light/medium, medium
  • contains SPF
  • contains antioxidants
  • paraben free
  • non-comedogenic
  • not tested on animals

So why not try it out for yourself.

It’s a great little everyday base when you want to look ‘fresh’ but not too made up. AND if it saves time in the mornings, how is that not a miracle in itself!


Say ‘cheese’! ….and YES i will marry you!

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IMG_2621We celebrate lots of special occasions at Blush Bar but maybe not one as exciting as this! Our gorgeous client Jess was in last week getting blushed up and blown out by the ever-so-talented Mel & Gez for a couples photoshoot with the also ever-so-talented Sara Taylor Photography. What Jess didn’t know was that photos were there to capture her mans proposal! ahhhh, how exciting!

We received this gorgeous thank you message from Jess:

‘I came in last week for my hair and make up to get photos taken with my partner! The photos were actually for him to propose to me and i didnt know!  I would like to say a big thank you to both of you that did my hair and make up (: I absolutely loved my hair and make up and will be back again soon (:

We say a big blush love filled ‘CONGRATULATIONS’ !!
Woo Hoo, we love happy endings at Blush Bar!




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It all started in 2010 whilst providing freelance makeup and hair services (Blush Makeup Artistry) specifically to brides and bridal parties – the concept of Blush Bar was born. We wanted to introduce an exciting new concept in express makeup & hair services by our oh-so-talented Blush Bar studio team!

For a special event or simply a night out with the girls, we wanted to tailor a look specifically for you. Our signature blush-me-up makeup’s and blow-me-out blowdry’s have been ever so popular on the Blush Bar menu or indulge in a Blush Bar favourite all served with a glass of bubbly!

Stay in the loop by checking in on BlushBar to keep up with our blush-me-up DIY tutorials, commentaries, and tips and tricks just for you! You will also find the latest information about new products and lines we stock that currently include Napoleon Perdis, Skindinavia, Eleven, Lash Republic, Bioderma & Sigma brushes.

The Blush Bar team will also be contributing so stay tuned for a private introduction over the next few weeks of all our Blush Bar Beauties!

We have loads of new exciting stuff coming to Blush Bar that we are bursting to share!

So if you haven’t already, checkout the menu on the website or come see us!