August 8, 2016

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, […]
August 5, 2016

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 […]
August 4, 2016

Matching lipstick and eyeshadow makeup tutorial

   Of all the makeup techniques and styles that I’ve learnt over the years, I’d have to say my favourite way to wear makeup is to match my lipstick to my eyeshadow. The great thing about matching your eyes to your lips, is the sheer number of variations you can play around with. Read on for a simple, yet useful tutorial on how to match your lipstick to your eyeshadow.   Here’s what you’ll need:   Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturiser Liz Earle Skin Concentrate Oil (optional) Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation (or) Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation Rae Morris Radiance Brush Beauty Blender Mac  Select Moisture Cover Concealer Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz NYX Nude Matte Shadown – Skinny Dip ABH Liquid lipstick – Sad Girl       Here’s how […]
July 31, 2016

Product review of the week: Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector

I do love  a bit of highlighter. It’s definitely my favourite cosmetics product in my makeup bag and if I could, I would only ever wear highlighter on my skin. I just love the healthy glow it gives when applied properly.     As I’ve explained in my previous post on perfecting the strobing technique, highlighter should be applied to the raised parts of your face, including your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose, the arches of your brows and the centre of your cupid’s bow, for maximum highlighting effect. Lately, I’ve been sampling the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Powder series and I must say, the entire range makes for effective highlighting.   Each of the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed powders are highly pigmented, finely milled illuminating powders […]