Product review of the week: Milani Amore Mattalics Lip Crème

I’ve already written a review on Milani’s Baked Blush in Luminoso, today I continue my love for the brand with a quick note their newest lipstick range, the Milani Amore Mattalics Lip Crème.   Milani have released a limited edition range of metallic matte liquid lipsticks to die for. These lush limited edition lipsticks, which come in 8 shades, give a smooth and matte finish without drying out your lips, which tends to be the general problem with matte lipsticks. Problem solved.   Application is pretty straight forward, simply apply your chosen shade using the soft plush applicator and glide the liquid lipstick across your lips. I would suggest outlining your top and bottom lips first, filling them in after. The Amore Mattalics Lip Crème is also incredibly long-lasting, giving […]

Soft cut crease eye makeup tutorial

The wonderful thing about eye makeup is the sheer number of variations, styles and colours that are out there for you to play around with. Personally, I’m a huge fan of a sultry soft cut crease look, especially to sport at sophisticated events. Here’s a quick and easy, step by step tutorial that will have you nailing the soft cut crease eye makeup look every time.   Here’s what you’ll need:   Mac Paint Pot in Soft Ochre   Too Faced Natural Mattes eyeshadow palette   An angled blending brush – Sigma E70   A pencil brush – Sigma E44   Liquid eyeliner   Mascara   Mac Prep+Prime  Fix +   Here’s how to do it:   Start off by creating a base with Mac Paint Pot in Soft Ochre, […]

Time crunch: a quick and easy makeup look for when you’re in a rush

Whether it’s an early morning rush, or a last minute after work social, there are those days when you just don’t have time to go through your usual makeup routine. Read on to learn how to create this quick and easy makeup look in under ten minutes. Yes, it really is that simple!   Here’s what you’ll need:   Charlotte Tilbury Bronze and Glow Rodial Instaglam Contouring Powder Mascara of your choice Blusher of your choice Clear lip gloss of your choice   Here’s how to do it:   Start off by contouring your cheekbones, paying attention to the hollow of your cheek (where they sink in below the raised part). Rodial’s Contouring Powder is a more natural option here, as it’s not too orange and will create a nice […]

Four highlighters you simply cannot live without!

  SS16 makeup trends have focused around showing off a radiant natural glow, with illuminators and highlighters playing a major role in trending looks and makeup techniques. Read on for a little insight into three of my favourite highlighters and how I’ve incorporated them into my personal makeup routine this summer. Shimmer and glow how-to I’ve always been a huge fan of all that glitters. I’m a sucker for a bold glowing look and have to admit that my makeup bag currently consists of around 90% shimmer products, from illuminators to full on diamond powders. When it comes to accentuating my look, I find that highlighters are the best products for enhancing and showing off my natural features, especially my cheekbones and brow arches. The added benefit of using highlighters […]