Gigi Hadid for Harper’s Bazaar Malaysia

Gigi Hadid is definitely one of my fave new models. Here she is wearing a ton of makeup on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar Malaysia.

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Valentino Couture New York


Valentino showed their Couture collection in New York last week. (Valentino will still show during couture fashion week in Paris in the new year) The show was 60’s chic, all white, and lots of capes. Pat McGrath designed a sophisticated makeup to go along with beautiful designs that was very clean. Natural brows and lips, slightly flushed cheeks with a dewy complexion.  The super sleek centre parted ponytails were courtesy of Guido Palau. The exact ponytail I aspire to recreate on myself often, but never quite manage!

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3 Party Looks Straight From the Runway


These 3 party worthy runway looks will get you through the weekend in style.

1. Everyone’s favourite smoky eye with grey and black shadow, finished with a classic nude lip. Start at the lash line and blend up the eye ensuring the darkest part is closest to the lashes. Pile on the mascara to open up the eyes. Dab on a nude matte lip rather than swipe, for a neutral that looks less lipstick like, and more like your own lip colour.

2. The red lip or any version of a strong lip and neutral eye is my go-to night out look. Mostly because it makes the biggest statement in the least amount of time. Apply a beige eye pencil in the water line to brighten up your eyes and a set of whisky eye lashes always looks pretty.

3. Skip the usual winged eyeliner in favour of this unique shape from the Narisco Rodriguez runway show. Use a very rich black eye pencil outline the outer corners of the eyes both top and bottom. Then take the pencil through the outer crease of the eye lid for a semi 60’s feel.

1. Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara 2. Illamasqua Glamoure Lipstick in Naked 3. Burberry Complete Eye Palette in Smoky Grey 4. NARS Larger Than Life Pencil in Rue Bonaparte 5. Ardell Whispies Lashes 6. Shu Uemura LightBulb Foundation 7. MAC Russian Red Lipstick 8. Urban Decay 24/7 Black Velvet Pencil 9. Giorgio Armani Maestro Fusion Compact Foundation 10. YSL Sheer Candy in No.13

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5 of the Best Beauty Gift Sets


Now is the time to shop for limited and exclusive beauty products. I’m currently coveting the Nars kabuki brush set to add to my makeup brush collection. I can never have enough neutral eyeshadows so the Dior palette is a must-have. Even though I have literally no space for any more nail polish, I do love the colour combo of the Jin Soon set. Even as a makeup artist its rare that I would finish an entire bottle of pigment. The mini versions from MAC are really the perfect size. Tom Ford lipsticks are amazing although you aren’t really getting a special price with this set, more like a free box! My advise is to get them while you can. Special edition colours and lower prices mean they will sell out fast.

Nars Kabuki Brush Set/ Dior Eye Shadow Palette/ Jin Soon Holiday Toute Ensemble Nail Polish/ MAC Mini Pigments & Glitters / Tom Ford Bold Colours Lip Set 


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Chanel Reincarnation

A few of my favourite moments are Cara singing at around 5:07, the dance at 6:07, and of course the end which is how Gabrielle Chanel was inspired to create the iconic Chanel jacket.

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Chanel Métiers d’Art Pre-Fall 2015

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Salzburg Austria made a picture perfect backdrop for the Chanel Pre-fall collection. Tom Pecheux created a black and gold structured eyes and full eyebrows. Soft pink cheeks and lips along with skin so fresh, that it made the girls look like they just ran through the hills like Maria in the Sound of Music!

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2014 British Fashion Awards


The British Fashion Awards had a fabulous turn out last night in London. From Victoria Beckham to Cara Delevingne, Britain’s best celebrated the fashion industry in true style. A popular makeup look for the evening was the warm brown smokey eye. The Delevingne sisters, Victoria Beckham, and Naomi Campbell all infused a sienna tone to the traditional black for a modern take on the look. Olivia Palermo opted for the classic smokey look with nude lips. Scarlet lips were seen on Joan Smalls, Emma Watson and Kendall Jenner. Rihanna has been having a throwback to the 90’s lately, and continued the trend last night with a pretty taupe and caramel makeup palette.

My favourite outfits were Emma Watson’s ivory and black ensemble so it is quite appropriate that she won the  “British Style” award. As well unsurprisingly “Model of the Year” went to Cara who was also at the top of my best dressed list for the evening.

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Tom Ford Lips & Boys

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The Tom Ford limited edition clutch size lipstick collection called Lips and Boys, has 5o different shades named after male characters Ford admires. Since the Lipsticks are mini versions of the standard size sold they have a smaller price point of $32. The collection is available now on Tom Ford Beauty until December 1st, so hurry up if you want to catch them before it’s too late!

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Winter Brights


Pops of colour and bright attire gives life to an otherwise wet and grey fall season. Opt for neutral makeup like chocolate brown eye liners, peach lip colours, and light enhancing cheeks to effortlessly pull this look together.

1. Shiseido Face Colour Enhancer 2. Obsessive Compulsive Nail Polish in Covet 3. Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Coral Bite 4. YSL Lumieres Majorelle Colour Palette 5. Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss in Exotique  6. Laura Mercier Creme Liner in Espresso 7. Shu Uemura Warm Eye Shadow Palette 8. Jouer Illuminating Eye Definer Pencil

Kenzo Bi-Colour Jaquard Dress/ Teal Spade Felt Fedora /Nike Air Max 90 GS Hyper Pink/ Kate Spade Small Square Stud Earrings /Joe Fresh Red Stripe Shaker Knit Sweater/ Alexander Wang Runway Survival Kit in Citrine/Blue Unreal Fur Jacket /Maiyet Pleated Wide Leg Trousers


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2014 American Music Awards


The red carpet at the American Music Awards on Sunday followed standard celebrity makeup procedure: glowy skin; tons of lashes; nude lips, with the exception of Selena Gomez; and carefully groomed eye brows. The best beauty look was Gigi Hadid who looked neutral and radiant. I’m quite obsessed with her look in general, so even though her trouser suit was not all to my liking she still wins based on that stunning face.

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