Back to basics: how to contour like a pro

Everyone’s at it at the moment, but contouring looks more like a pain than a pleasure. Here’s my broken-down basics of contouring to get you from beginner to pro in a jiffy.   For those of you who haven’t a clue what’s going on, but want to learn, contouring is a makeup technique that combines cosmetics and expertise in creating highlights and shadows to give shape to and enhance natural facial features, especially cheekbones and lips. And how exactly does one go about creating all these shadows and highlights? It may sound and look intimidating, but it’s actually very simple once you have the right products and know-how.   Here’s what you’ll need:   Makeup: These days you can actually buy an entire contouring makeup kit, such as the Anastasia […]
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Beauty “must have” of the week – Anastasia Beverly Hills’ Glow Kit

Highlighting facial features is crucial when contouring the face and one of the products I swear by when applying makeup on my clients  is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit. Time and again this little firecracker of a product has proven to impress the public, makeup artists and beauty bloggers alike. 

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 […]

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 […]