I love gel nail polish but I dread taking it off. I just discovered this popular Korean cosmetic brand 3 Concept Eyes, and it seems like these soak off clips are going to be the solution to my gel polish issues. The clips go over nail polish remover soaked cotton pads, which is easier and far more sophisticated than kitchen foil.
Last night on the VMA red carpet we saw a major focus on eyes. Dramatic eyeliner, smokey eyes, and loads of lashes were the look of the evening. Chrissy Teigen and Gigi Hadid’s skin was beautifully highlighted their complexion just glowed. Ciara took a break from her long tresses and went with a super slick bob which looked gorgeous. There were a sea of black dresses with the exception of a few like Nicki in gold and Gigi in orange, but then again Miley Cyrus took care of the rainbow bright costumes all by herself.
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Tagged with: bronzer
, chrissy teigen
, Gigi Hadid
, glowing skin
, Lily Aldridge
, Nicki Minaj
, nude lips
, red carpet
, Rita Ora
, smokey eyes
, winged liner
For a diffused looking lip with soft edges a typical lip brush will not work. Instead use a soft haired brush for a delicate application of product.
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Makeup brushes are my life. I will spend more on a brush than almost anything else in my makeup kit. Years ago when I started my brush collection I had only a few synthetic options, and they were mostly for foundation and concealer. Fast forward many years later the synthetic brush game has changed. With advancements in technology brushes made from synthetic fibres such as Taklon are extremely soft, and can function on par with natural hair brushes.
The MAC Flat Contour brush sits right under the cheekbone for perfectly chiseled bone structure. When it comes to eye makeup I live for a tapered blending brush. The Sigma E40 picks up colour and holds on to it for minimal fall out, and buffs out really well. When it comes to super thin liner brushes nothing compares to my Shu Uemura 2R. However this week I was using Makeup Forever’s Extra Fine Eyeliner brush and it gives fabulous lines. The Cozette Oval Concealer brush is the type of brush you need plenty of. I use it for concealer, foundation, and eye shadow. I always throw a kabuki brush in my personal makeup bag and the fact that the Hour Glass version has a cover is an added bonus keeping my brush free of dust and debris.
1.MAC #163 Flat Contour Brush 2. Sigma E40 Brush 3. Makeup Forever Extra Fine Eyeliner Brush 4. Cozette P345 Oval Concealer Brush 5. HourGlass Retractable Kabuki Brush
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Tagged with: cosmetics
, Cozette P345 Oval Concealer Brush
, HourGlass Retractable Kabuki Brush
, MAC #163 Flat Contour Brush
, makeup brushes
, Makeup Forever Extra Fine Eyeliner Brush
, Makeup tips
, natural brushes
, Sigma E40 Brush
, sytnthetic brushes
Judging by at least 3 of autumn’s major fashion campaigns, graphic eye makeup is going to be a big deal.
Posted in FASHION INDUSTRY
Tagged with: black liner
, eye liner
, fall 2015
, Graphic Eye makeup
, Makeup tips
, Makeup trends
, saint laurent
Obviously this is the best September issue cover for the year! Beautiful Bey was shot by Mario Testino with make up by Francesca Tolot. Absolutely stunning.
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Tagged with: Alexander McQueen Over Sized Tank Top
, Alexander Wang
, Anya Hindmarch Smiley Rafia Tote
, Bamboo Beach Summer Ocean Waves Textured Spray
, Castaner Leather Sandals
, Charlotte Tilbury Lip Lustre in Seduction
, Christian Louboutin Houghton Patent Leather & Suede Platform Sandals
, Eugenia Kim Woven Straw
, Gentle Monster Didi Sunglasses
, giorgio armani eyes to kill waterproof mascara
, Givenchy Ombre Cream Shadow in Noir Sequin
, Laura Mercier Baked Blush Bronze
, Makeup tips
, Marc Jacobs Lipstick in Brownish Nude
, Moto Vintage Rosa Shorts
, Smashbox Double Exposure Mini Palette
, Summer makeup
, Tom Ford Neroli Portofino Body Cream
, Topshop Plunge Mesh Swimsuit
, Topshop Structured Body Con Lace Dress
, Urban Decay Naked Skin Bronzing Beauty Balm
Super talented makeup artist Pep Gay‘s work in this editorial for Sunday Times Style mag is fabulous. The choice of colour and texture, huge attention to detail and, phenomenal blending is thoroughly inspiring.
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Tagged with: aline weber
, christian anwander
, makeup artist
, pep gay
, sunday times style magazine
These are a few of my favourite things when it comes to summer beauty products. I usually keep my eyes in all neutral shades of bronze, copper, and warm browns. The YSL Couture palette is all I really need aside from my obligatory black eye kohl. Bright lips are essential and can be worn sheer with a lip balm for day and full on for night. As the temperatures continue to rise this summer I beat the shine with MAC Blot Powder. A quick touch up throughout the day will absorb oil without making my face look cakey. Bright white nails look fresh and modern and of course go with everything.
Hydrating mists are a staple in both my personal and professional kit for added moisture and cooling off. My summer scent of choice is Tom Ford Neroli Portofino. I use the body oil to banish dry limbs, add a glow, and fabulous smell all in one. Poolside or beach front I use Biotherm SPF 15. The milky texture quickly absorbs into skin for UVA/B protection and hydration. My most recent summer must-have is Body Shop’s Eye Cube. I roll it under my eyes in the morning. The cooling sensation is literally like an ice cube hence the name, and helps wake me up.
1. YSL Couture Mauresques Palette 2. YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick in No. 13 Le Orange 3. MAC Blot Powder 4. CND Vinylux in Cream Puff 5. MAC Charged Water 6. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino Body Oil 8. Body Shop Vitamin E Eyes Cube
As the old saying goes: there is a time and a place for everything, and so it seems this would apply even to the sponge tip applicator. For high intensity shadow the sponge tip will deliver a strong opaque finish that rivals even the best flat stiff brush. Don’t expect to blend with this tool, but if a clean sharp line is required I will reach for my sponge tip every time.
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