Here’s how you can apply blusher like a pro

The most frequent question I’m asked by my clients is how to apply blusher correctly and effectively. It just seems that when it comes to applying the powdery pink stuff, no one really knows where exactly it should sit on the cheeks.   The main thing to remember is that blusher generally sits somewhere between your contour and highlighting shades, with your contour shade being applied just below the cheekbone where your skin sinks in, and your highlighter begin applied directly above it on the higher plain of your face.   Sounds a little too complicated? Take a look in the mirror and smile. Do you see the apples of your cheeks? Gently dab a small amount of blush to this area and blend in well with swirling motions using […]

Simple Makeup Tutorial: Everyday Glam

Looking glamorous all day long isn’t easy, but it is achievable! Here’s a subtle glam makeup look that you can wear during the daytime for everyday occasions, as well as to an evening event. Enjoy!   Start with the basics:   Begin with a clean base and moisturise your skin with the Liz Earle Moisturiser, as this will act as your skin primer. Apply your foundation.   Focus on the eyes:   Prep your eyes for a bit of glamour by applying the Maybelline Colour Tattoo 24 in Creamy Beige. This will be your eyeshadow primer, a base which you’ll build your colour up from. Blend your primer in well with a Beauty Blender and set it with a powder to avoid clumping.   Start building up your eyeshadow with […]

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 […]

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 […]