Tuesday, 26 July 2011

As promised!

Ok, following my previous post I tried, tested and loved Chanel Illusion D'Ombre - Epatent 84!! 

Lasted all day with no creasing and kept its amazing colour.

There's only one problem…..what colour next?

Friday, 22 July 2011

Cream Eyeshadows……what an improvement!

I. Just. Got. My. Hands. On. The. New. Chanel Illusion D'Ombre Long Wear Eyeshadow.

Feeling quite puffed up like a rooster having been given the opportunity to try this amazing product. It has yet to be released in Australia and of course being a lady I will not reveal my supply source ;P Give it a couple of weeks and you too can try it.

Generally I'm a huge fan of cream eyeshadows. They have come a long long way from the greasy creasey type we all remember and what's even better they have sensational staying power. They blend so well and can help create depth to powder eyeshadows when worn together. 

So, when I twisted the lid off the Chanel Illusion D'Ombre - Epatent 84 my smile grew wider to find an intensely shimmery khaki cream. It glides on beautifully as an eyeshadow but can also be used as an eyeliner with the specially designed shadow - liner brush (yep you get this cite shadow liner brush too). I'm in LOVE! 

There are 6 intense shades to choose from:

Fantasme: A whitish silvery colour
Emervielle: A peachy goldy colour
Epatent: A khaki colour
Illusoire: A cool shimmer brown/eggplant
Ebloui: A warm bronze colour
Mirifique: Black glittery colour

They retail at $48 each, which, too be honest is not THAT much considering one pot will last you a while AND you get that cute brush.

I'm off to experiment some more……. stay tuned for the pics!

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

One base - 3 lips!

Lip colour can make a world of difference to any ones makeup. Whether you select a lipstick, gloss, tint, pigment or even glitter it can totally change the outcome of the overall look.

Don't believe me? Below are some examples of how three different colours and even shapes (for fun!!) can look completely different. Remember I haven't changed anything else but the lip product. 

Before you go slapping your lipstick on PLEASE remember flaky dry lips are sooooo not attractive. For a quick do it yourself gentle lip exfoliate mix a little baking soda with some water and gently rub it over your lips.  Then smother on lip balm and let it do its job!!

MAC Cremesheen Gloss in Boy Bait

NARS Bloodwork lipgloss & MAC red glitter

Chanel Noir  Obscurs - Hysteria
MAC studio fix to block lips out.

Have fun with lipstick - there is a shade out there for everyone….if not 10!

Saturday, 9 July 2011


Ok, so Im getting older..…I am…….but to be honest Im actually ok with it (I know who would have thought!).

But with age comes the awareness of the importance of looking after your health and skin. We all know sunscreen is a must, ALL THE TIME, unless you like your skin to look like leather?!?! What I want to speak about today isn't anything you put on your face but instead inside your body.

Over the last month I did a little experiment eating foods good for your skin, I didn't obsess over it but increased certain foods that are meant to be good for your skin and guess what - it worked! 
First, I increased my omega 3 dramatically. Im not talking about a tin of tuna but instead I ate mackerel a very oily fish a few times a week. Salmon can be used as a substitute.
Secondly, I increased the amount of fruit and vegetables I consumed in particularly anything green.
Thirdly, I added nuts such as walnuts, almonds and pumpkin seeds to my foods.
And last but most importantly I drank A LOT of water. Please if there is anything you take from this drink plenty of water.

I have never in so many years had this many comments about the look of my skin. Im the first to admit I still get the odd blemish but the tone and suppleness of my skin has improved dramatically. 

Makeup can only do so much but you have to do the rest!! Would love to hear your results if you try it.

Sunday, 3 July 2011

The Ultimate Glam Rock Wedding - Kate Moss & Jamie Hince!

I dont care what anybody says - Kate Moss is the ultimate glam rock chick and her wedding was no exception. Despite the hefty $1.4m price tag the images projected an effortless and laid back day.

She looked radiant standing next to Jaime with all their little fairies around them. Her makeup was natural but definitely accentuated her features. With her skin tone she chose neutral browns and soft pinks - perfect choice. 



Friday, 1 July 2011

(Brilliant) Makeup on a budget!

Now, lets get one thing straight…….. makeup. does. not. need. to. be. expensive! 

For the everyday person there are definitely things I wouldn't recommend you skimp on: foundation, concealers and most cases eyeshadows, bronzers and powders! Everything else you can look for cheaper alternatives and can often can find amazing products. Today I did.

I am the first to admit I am a sucker for buying expensive products knowing they are of great quality and being a makeup artist I cant go without. Today I took a stroll into Priceline (people in the UK thats the equivalent to Boots or Superdrug) and want to share my great finds that anyone can afford with many products having multiple uses. 

From Bourjois Paris www.bourjois.com.au I purchased sensational liquid eyeliners in purple and blue, 2 blushers and 2 creamy highly pigmented coloured pencils. I am not too surprised how good of quality they are as they come out of the CHANEL factory!! And if that isn't enticing enough….they don't test on animals.

Savvy a very non expensive brand with some great baked mineral eyeshadows.

Rimmel and Maybeline have some awesome mascaras and lipgloss.

So now you have an excuse to do some major shopping……..

This is the amazing long lasting blue liner.