IN PHOTOS: Anne Curtis and friends visit Sydney for blk cosmetics

Koalas, Sydney Harbor, and IG-worthy snaps, anyone?

Published: 1:30 AM September 7, 2018

Updated: 3:1 AM September 6, 2018

SYDNEY TRIP. Anne Curtis along with the staff of blk cosmetics takes a trip with other celebrities in Sydney for the blk cosmetics travel collection celebration. All photos by Magic Liwanag/blk cosmetics

MANILA, Philippines – To celebrate the blk cosmetics travel collection, Anne Curtis took some of her friends along with her to a trip to Sydney, Australia from August 31 to September 3.

Anne was joined by Raymond Gutierrez, Coleen Garcia, photographer BJ Pascual, as well as blk cosmetics co-owners Jacque Gutierrez and Stephanie Yap-Abellada and other showbiz and social media personalities.

The group cruised along the Sydney Harbor, got up and close with animals such as the koala, wallaby, and kangaroo, and had a photo shoot at Bondi beach.

Of course, the guests got a chance to test the limited travel collection, featuring 6 lipstick shades representing countries close to Anne's heart. These are Philippines, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, Dubai, and Hong Kong. 

The blk travel collection was inspired by the brand's fans. The hashtag #blktravels saw users post photos of the lipsticks and cosmetics set against iconic sights both here and abroad. This paved the way for team behind blk cosmetics to come up with the collection.

Philippines and Australia pays homage to Anne's two homes. New Zealand and South Africa are the mini-versions of Anne's wedding lipsticks. New Zealand is where she married Erwan Heussaff, while South Africa was where they spent their honeymoon.

Hong Kong and Dubai, meanwhile, are shades that were inspired by the hardworking Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs).

Proceeds from the travel collection will go to the World Wild Fund Philippines.

ANYWHERE. The 6 mini-lipsticks can be taken anywhere including Bondi Beach
INTERNATIONAL QUEEN. Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa
TRIP TO THE ZOO. Anne Curtis and friends on their way to Taronga Zoo.
ZOO TOUR. Coleen Garcia
MODEL. Laureen Uy
KOALA TIME. Nicole Andersson, Chinie Filomeno, and Coleen Garcia
LIFE AFTER THE CROWN. Miss Universe Philippines 2017 Rachel Peters
CUDDLY. A koala bear at Taronga Zoo
SIBLING TIME. Anne and brother Thomas James Curtis-Smith poses with the koala.
SIMPLICITY. TV host Mari Jasmine
THE ORGANIZER. Raymond Gutierrez
TRAVELS. All 6 lipsticks come in a big box you can bring with you.

View this post on Instagram Love these 2 very much! My co-founders of @blkcosmeticsph @jygutierrez @stephabellada Thanks for putting up with my crazy ideas (then turning them into a reality) and not to mention my crazy schedule. So happy, proud and grateful to be sharing such an amazing experience and memories to keep forever with you!  Countdown to celebrating A YEAR of blk begins! Can’t wait to share our ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION with all of you! . It’s going to be  #blktravels #blkuncomplicatedbeauty #blkcosmetics A post shared by Anne Curtis (@annecurtissmith) on Sep 5, 2018 at 2:04am PDT