A Quick Trick To Create Fuller Looking Lips With Lipstick!

A Quick Trick To Create Fuller Looking Lips With Lipstick!

Since the holiday season is upon us when everyone wants to look their best at parties, for pictures, etc., I thought this quick little trick that instantly makes your lips look fuller and more plump when applying lipstick could help with that! Smile

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How to Get a Little Extra ‘Oomph’ Out of Your Mascara

How to Get a Little Extra ‘Oomph’ Out of Your Mascara

I’ve been using this little trick whenever I want to get a quick boost of volume, length and curl out of my mascara for years now … And since all the parties during the holiday season welcome a little extra drama in the eyelash department, I thought I would share the trick with you guys. 🙂 I also use this trick when my mascara starts running out and isn’t working to it’s full potential, or when I’ve purchased a mascara that doesn’t really give me as much volume, curl, and/or length as I want. (This keeps those mediocre mascaras from going to waste!)Continue reading

My Quick and Easy Everyday Contouring Method

My Quick and Easy Everyday Contouring Method

I love how contouring can instantly lift your cheek bones, transform your jawline, highlight your eyes and give you a radiant glow! … When you contour correctly it can instantly transform your face without being obvious that you are wearing makeup to do so.  However, I’ve seen a lot of contouring tutorials and ‘how to’s’ out there that are great for a night out but can be a little long and complicated, and thus not ideal for everyday when you only have a few minutes to rush out the door.  Since, I’ve never been a fan of complicated makeup application … I like to keep things as simple as possible, I thought I would show you guys how I quickly and easily do my everyday contouring. On a daily basis I usually just use this trick which literally takes less than a minute to do, and with some mascara and lip gloss I’m good to go … looking fresh and radiant!

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Aqua Eyes … Loving this Easy To Do Eye Makeup Trend for Summer!

Aqua Eyes … Loving this Easy To Do Eye Makeup Trend for Summer!

Aqua blue and turquoise eye make up has been seen all over the runways and red carpets lately and being reminiscent of the ocean and clear blue skies it is such a perfect colour to wear during the Summer here in South Africa! Not to mention it works perfectly with this season’s pastel and floral trends! It’s also a perfect weekend ‘out on the town’ look being soft enough to pull off during the day and intense enough to wear at night!  Since I am currently in-love with this colour, I thought I would show you guys how I wear it … keeping it simple of course! SmileContinue reading

Runway to ‘Real Way’: My Eye Makeup Look Inspired by the Mark Jacobs NYFW Show.

Runway to ‘Real Way’: My Eye Makeup Look Inspired by the Mark Jacobs NYFW Show.

In my previous post I listed a bunch of cool eye makeup looks from the New York Fashion Week Spring 2013 shows and among those looks there was this look from the Marc Jacobs show that I thought was really cool inspiration for a weekend evening look! So I decided to use it for just that!

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6 Useful Ways To Use White Eyeliner in Your Beauty Routines

6 Useful Ways To Use White Eyeliner in Your Beauty Routines

I was using my white eyeliner for one of the below mentioned tricks when I realised how many different ways white eyeliner can be used and how handy this little tool really is in my life!  So I thought I would share them with you below.SmileContinue reading

Found a Super Easy To Use Liquid Eyeliner at the Drugstore!

Found a Super Easy To Use Liquid Eyeliner at the Drugstore!

I have to admit I tend to favour higher end beauty products, and I often bypass drugstore products even though I know there can be a lot of great potential in them.  I’m also the type of person that when I find a product that I like I tend to stick to it, and for my eyeliner that product is (or possibly ‘was’) Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner.  I also tend to prefer gel eyeliner over liquid eyeliner for doing intense eyeliner looks because they are easier to control than liquid eyeliners.  However, when I was at Dis-Chem yesterday the Essence Eye Liner Pen caught my eye and for only R34.95, I thought there would be no harm in giving it a try.Continue reading

Tips to Perfecting This Season’s Bold Coloured Pout :)

Tips to Perfecting This Season’s Bold Coloured Pout :)

I absolutely love bold red lipstick and I love the new bold lip colour trends that are in this season … like the rich burgundies, and deep reds!  (See ‘Fall/Winter 2012 Makeup Trends to try in South Africa Now!’ for more about the lipstick trends of the seasonSmile). Bold lip colours are so alluring and can take a simple day time make up look to a glamorous evening look!  However,when wearing a bold lip colour there are so many glitches that can occur; ie. cracked, bleeding colour, colour not staying, and the worst – wearing a colour that doesn’t flatter your skin tone!  Not what you want when you are wearing a bold lipstick and you can be sure that all eyes are on your lips! So to make sure that you don’t end up with any type of embarrassing ‘malfunctions’, here are some tips to making sure you’re lipstick application is perfect!

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One of the Hottest Makeup Trends of 2012 : Winged Eyeliner!

One of the Hottest Makeup Trends of 2012 : Winged Eyeliner!

The hottest and most seen make up trend for Fall/Winter 2012 has got to be the winged eyeliner look.  It’s been seen across the runways and is being worn everywhere in so many different ways.  It can be worn as thin line that just extends past the eye or super thick as shown below.  The winged eyeliner which gives a ‘cat eye’ look seems to have replaced the smoky eye and is here to stay! So to make sure your beauty routine is up to date, here are a few tips on how to get it right and stay on trend 🙂Continue reading