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Get the Look: Christian Dior AW16

  The beauty look from Dior Fall 2016 goes quite effortlessly from the runway to a night out. The deep dark lip works on all skin tones for a dramatic pout, especially against perfectly flawless skin and  well groomed brows. Pile




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Makeup Tip of the Day: Cream Highlighter

Use a cream highlighter to create a natural sheen on all the high planes of the face. Buff it on with a brush or tap with your ring finger for the perfect strobe lit look. Image from vogue.com




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Get the Look: Marc Jacobs Resort 2017

The Marc Jacobs resort show was a flashback to the 1980’s complete with crimped hair and lace gloves. The rock and roll eyes definitely had me pulling out my black kohl pencil to create a slightly more toned down version




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Makeup Tip of the Day: Smokey Liner & Glitter

Apply glitter to the outer corner of the eyes and let it fall imprecisely to add some interest to a smokey eyeliner look. Burberry fall 2016 makeup design Wendy Rowe. Image from vogue.com




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Get the Look: Giles SS16

The makeup look from Giles SS16 show is simple, bold and easy to recreate, taking the runway to the street. There are basically four essential elements: glowy complexion, black liner, thick mascara, and a bold matte lip. 1. Smashbox Primer




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Makeup Tip of the Day: Pop of Colour

Brighten up your eye makeup this weekend with a shot of bright colour in the inner corner, à la Marc Jacobs. Image from vogue.com




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My Top 6 Highlighting Products

I’m all about a good highlight to enhance bone structure or for creating an all over glow. Prepping skin with Shu Uemura Instant Glow immediately brightens dull skin. Of course there are degrees of shine, and for super wet looking




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Makeup Tip of the Day: Soft Brush for Lipstick

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. Image from vogue.co.uk




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Tip of the Day: Sponge Tip Applicator

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




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4 Tips for Fabulous Summer Skin

1. Exfoliation is not just for the face. Scrubbing off dry dull skin is the first step to smooth soft limbs. 2. For naturally hydrated skin use a body cream or lotion on arms and legs that are still slightly




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