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Here’s how you can apply concealer without the fear of creasing

I have to admit that concealer is not only one of the most important products in my makeup bag, it’s also the trickiest one to apply as it has the tendency to crease and cake all over the place. Read on for a concealer application tutorial that will have you concealing like a pro without the added creasing nightmare.   Here’s what you’ll need:   Foundation – I recommend Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation   A foundation brush – my current favourite is the Sigma F88 Flat Angled Kabuki Brush   Concealer – I’m all over Bobby Brown at the moment   A Beauty Blender sponge   A translucent powder – I love  Laura Mercier    Here’s how it’s done:   The most important thing to point out is that you […]

How to find the right blusher for your skin tone

I would have to say that blusher is one of the most important cosmetic products in my makeup bag because it really brings my face to life! Using the right type of blusher makes all the difference to brightening up my complexion, which is why I thought it would be a good idea to post this tutorial on how to find the right blusher for your skin tone. First of all, you’ll want to identify your skin colour and undertone, which can be a combination of: pale, olive, tanned, or dark with a cool or warm undertone. You can generally check whether your skin is cool or warm by doing a colour test, do you look your best in blues and cold colours? Then your skin’s undertone is most likely […]

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 […]

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 […]