Friday, 17 February 2012

UB Book of Shadows IV- blues/browns

Warm Blues
Primer            Laura Mercier oil free primer
Foundation     Nars Sheer Mat in Fiji
Cheek             MAC powder blush in Dame
Concealer       Nars Duo in custard/ginger

Primer             Urban Decay Primer Potion original
Base                Urban Decay Book of Shadows IV
                        - missionary
Outer Corner   Urban Decay Book of Shadows IV
                        - blue bus
Crease             MAC Submarine
Outer Corner   Urban Decay Book of Shadows IV
                         - Lost
Lip Colour       Nars Lipcolour in Bilboa
                         OR MAC Hug Me

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Valentine's Look

Pretty 'n Smokey
Primer             Nars Multi protect primer
Foundation      Nars Sheer Glow in Fiji
Concealer        Clinique airbrush concealer #04
Cheek             Chanel Blush Horizon De Chanel
Illuminator       Jemma Kidd Dewy Glow All Over
                       Radiance Creme in Iced Gold

Base                 Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer
Lid                    MAC eyeshadow in Peek-At-You
Outer Corner     Nars Duo in Paris- Dark Grey
Crease              Nars Duo in Paris-Dark Grey
Eye Liner          MAC Technakohl Liner in
Lashes               Mac Half Lashes in 20
Mascara             Borjois Volumnizer

Lip Colour         Chanel  Rouge Coco shine#54

Apply Dewy glow to top of cheeks, just below brow bone
and on cupid's bow (portion just below nose where lip curve's)

This Look is about a soft focus romantic look that emphasizes the eyes.  The Jemma Kidd Dewy Glow adds a soft luminosity to the skin, elongates our cheekbones, arches our brows and makes our lips appear fuller and definitely kissable. Half Lashes add a hint of drama, so we can demurely look through them while gazing into our beau's eyes. Boy from Chanel is a petal pink which contrast's  well with the strong charcoal of the eye. When applying the charcoal to the outer corner, work your bush inwards in the crease. Remember to blend well. Liner both the upper and lower lash line and smudge with a suitable brush. I have a picture below of suitable dupes for the Nars Eyeshadow

L-R MAC Print, NARS Paris, BOBBI BROWN Black Topaz

Monday, 13 February 2012

Mellow Monday

Barely There
Primer          Veld's Fatal Beauty
Foundation   Makeup Forever Face And Body #34
Concealer     Makeup Forever Lift Concealer #2
Cheek          Daniel Sandler WaterColour Blush in Cherub

Base             Nars Smudgeproof eyeshadow base
Lid                MAC Brule
Crease          MAC Naked Lunch
Mascara        Bourjois Voluminizer

Liner             MAC Subculture
Lip Colour     Sweet Sunrise

I mixed Veld's and Foundation as #34 is slightly dark and the Veld's lightens it up. The Veld's also adds some luminescence. Add loads of mascara to top and bottom lashes to frame the eyes.


The Quest for the Perfect Nude

I have selected for my first review on my quest for the perfect nude, a lipstick from the new collection from MAC - M.A.C, Naturally, a lovely shade aptly name Sweet Sunrise. This lipstick is from their lustre range which is my favourite finish in the MAC lineup. The texture is lightweight, semi-opaque and non-drying. It is a peach toned nude which is lighter than a natural lip colour. I recommend that you prep your lips well beforehand, as dry winter lips will show up with this lip colour. I have a light to medium tone skin, so it is definitely lighter than my skin tone . It is great paired with Subculture lipliner from MAC. This is a great nude as it can take any gloss and it will change it substantially . A smokey eye is a great contrast to this lip colour.

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Hello Big World- can't wait to meet you

Hi Everyone,
If you are reading this you must , as I am, be a fan of all things makeup, beauty and creativity. I love the textures, design, techniques and cutting-edge formulations that the cosmetic and make-up brands are offering today. I am a big believer that we all can be the best versions of ourselves and we should be, by reinventing ourselves on a daily basis. The only limit is your own imagination. Boring is out. Beautiful is the new "black".