March 8, 2017

How to get a natural looking glow in ten minutes tops!

  When it comes to cosmetics, the one thing a lot of women struggle with is applying just enough makeup to achieve a natural looking glow without it looking overdone. Read on for a tutorial I give to all my clients on getting that natural summer glow in no time at all!   Here’s what you’ll need:   Foundation – I suggest Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation Concealer – I love Tarte Shape Tape Concealer Setting powder – Try RCMA No colour Powder. Bronzer – I’m all over Benefit’s Hoola Bronzer Highlighter – My current fave is  Becca Smimmering perfector in Champagne Pop Mascara – Benefit’s Roller Lash is a favourite Pink lip gloss – any gloss will do   Here’s how it’s done:   As with all of my tutorials, […]
February 5, 2017

The how-to of concealers – colour matching made easy

Concealer has fast become one of the most vital products in every woman’s makeup bag for its incredible ability to cover and smooth patchy and uneven skin tones. However, matching your concealer to your natural skin tone is not the easiest of tasks. That’s why I’ve put together this simple blog post, to give you a bit of advice on selecting a concealer that will work wonders for you. There are a few things we should consider when colour testing and applying concealers against the skin: Complimentary colour       Let’s start with a bit of colour theory. I’ll try to make it as clear and straightforward for you, I promise. Okay, think back to GCSE art class and all that talk about primary and complimentary colours,  Yes, it is finally coming […]
November 7, 2016

Secrets of the Trade: a clever makeup trick that will make your lips appear fuller using makeup

You’re probably wondering how makeup artists and beauty bloggers are making their lips look pouty and lush. It’s pretty simple actually, with a bit of makeup and the below tutorial, you too can have fuller kissable lips in no time. Just follow my tutorial to be in the know!   Here’s what you’ll need:   A highlighter (preferably with shimmer) – I use Mac’s Soft and Gentle   Lip liner – of your choice   Lipstick – of your choice   Here’s how to do it:   Take your highlighter and apply it to your top lip, as well as the small space just above it, lining your lip with highlighter just above your natural lip line. This might sound unconventional, but it will accentuate the line that sits just […]
October 20, 2016

Heavenly Luxe French Boutique Blush Brush

This week I’m reviewing another makeup brush, this time one that’s designed specifically for blusher. Readers, meet the Heavenly Luxe French Boutique Blush Brush!   This nifty blusher brush, designed and produced by IT Cosmetics, is an absolute treat! First, I’ll like to point out its unique design, with a soft grip handle that makes blusher application an absolute breeze.   Its ultra plush bristles allows me to achieve a super smooth, airbrushed finish, with bristles so soft they feel like feathers stroking my face. The slightly angled bristle cluster allow for an accurate application with the perfect amount of blush, which is important because we all know how easy it is to overdo it!   I judge all my brushes by how well they blend in my makeup and […]