May 23, 2016
Strobing makeup Technique

Highlighting – Strobing Technique

Back to Basics: Highlighting and Strobing for Beginners Both strobing and highlighting are two “old timer” techniques used by makeup artists the world over, but as with most hidden treasures, both have been leaked and popularised by beauty bloggers and are currently riding the makeup popularity wave. Here’s a bit of advice on how to incorporate both of these revolutionary techniques into your makeup routine.   What’s the big deal with highlighting and strobing?: Both techniques “highlight” prominent facial features, including cheekbones, the bridge of the nose, brow bones and the chin,facial features, which quite honestly, we all wish we were naturally born with.   Highlighting: In general, you want to highlight your raised facial features post-contouring. It’s simply a way of creating a balance between the areas of your […]
May 15, 2016

What’s in my makeup bag? My favourite cosmetic products for May

Ever wondered what’s inside a professional makeup artist’s makeup bag? Wonder no more as I share with you my current favourite cosmetic products for May.   Moisturising is the key I always carry a small bottle of moisturiser with me, because you never know when you’ll need a top up! I’m currently raving about Liz Earle products and keep a bottle of Liz Earle Superskin Moisturiser with me at all times. The Superskin Moisturiser by Liz Earle is an ultra-rich daytime moisturiser, which is specifically designed for dry and sensitive skin types. I love its fragrance-free formula, which is gentle on my skin while providing intense moisture. Keep it concealed Concealer would have to come second in my most frequently used cosmetic products and I keep a small tube of […]
May 12, 2016

Five beauty hacks for when you are in a morning rush

  Woke up late with little time to get ready for work this morning? Kiss goodbye to morning prep stress by following these simple morning makeup routine hacks. A quick slick of petroleum jelly is the one Slick on a bit of Vaseline to your eyelids, cheeks and lips, for a dewy morning look.   Lips in rouge   Just let your lips do the talking! Red lipstick can brighten up even the most tired looking faces without the need to focus on other elements of your usual makeup routine.   BB cream = your morning makeup friend BB creams are the way to go if you don’t have time to apply a separate moisturiser, SPF and foundation as they contain all of these relevant components in one tube. It’s […]
May 10, 2016

Product of the week: Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes Mascara

A decent lengthening mascara is so hard to find, so either you opt for the falsies, or embark on an almost life-long quest for a mascara that’ll give you just enough length without the clumping. Well, not quite. There is a mascara that does the trick without all the drama and that mascara happens to be the Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes Mascara. Here’s my review of my current favourite cosmetic product. Enjoy!   The Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes Mascara is a recent addition to the Charlotte Tilbury range, which has taken makeup artists and beauty bloggers by storm. It claims to give lashes thirteen times their natural volume without the need for falsies, as well as curling, separating and giving plenty of length. What more could a girl […]