September 15, 2016

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 […]
September 12, 2016
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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 […]
August 12, 2016

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 […]
August 10, 2016

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 […]