Friday, 27 July 2012

Kourtney Kardashian Inspired Makeup

The requested look from Olivia, was screen shot from a Channel E episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashian's. Despite the critics, you cant deny how clever they are to create a brand empire and take every opportunity to further the families name.......although many questionable!

Kourtney Kardashian is the eldest of the Kardashian children and has her own look and style. Her makeup, like all the Kardashian ladies is immaculate thanks to her gorgeous makeup artist Joyce Bonelli.

Anyway, for this look I used beautiful earthy copper tones suitable for most eye shades. These colours particularly look good on green and blue eyes - watch them pop! I tried to limit the amount of products for you but still created the desired look.

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Victoria Secret's Candice Swanepoel inspired makeup.

South African born Candice Swanepole is the epitome of a Victoria Secret model. Her healthy bouncy locks, clear blue eyes and features of a goddess are enough to make any living female that bit envious!

The look created in this video was captured from the Angel Fragrance launch. The look is very fresh and will suit most skin tones and eye colours - she's blonde with blue eyes.......I'm brown eyed and brunette!!!

The angel at the Angel Fragrance launch.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Amazing Skin Care!

I'm sure we have all experienced this, winter is truly upon us (well in Australia anyway!!) and our skin is suffering for it - dry, cracked, dehydrated and looking a little worse for wear. This is the time we particularly need to ensure its exfoliated and well moisturised.

Ive been on the look out for products that not only feeds my skin but ensures its protected against the harsh climate. Below are my favourite skin care products to get me through:

CLEANSER - REN ClearCalm 3 Clay Cleanser

REN's ClearCalm 3 system combats the 3 key causes of breakouts and blemishes: excess sebum; build up of dead skin cells; blemish-causing bacteria.......without harshness

MASK - REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask
A potent bio active peel mask designed to renew the complexion, reduce the appearance of fine lines and dramatically improve skin tone.

Embryolisse Laite-Creme Concentre
Its iconic for a reason. This is an unbelievable all rounder moisturiser. Although it works amazingly on dry skin it also suits oily skin. My skin is generally oily but I find I can still use it without any breakouts. Working backstage overseas this was a staple in every makeup artist kit!

Creme De La Mer Moisturising Creme
The value of Crème de la Mer reflects the highest quality ingredients, the unique craftsmanship and the transformational benefits enjoyed by its many devotees. Its luxurious and you need to savour every bit of it.

EYE CREAM - Darphine Stimulskin Plus Eye Contour Cream
This rich emollient for the delicate eye area helps smooth lines and wrinkles, nourish and uplift the look of the eye contour. It is the ONLY eye cream I have actually seen a difference. I'm not delusional and I'm aware there are no remedies for wrinkles but this cream gives me a little hope!

Sunday, 1 July 2012

How to apply bronzer!

Bronzer is the one beauty product when applied incorrectly can looked absolutely ifs or buts! But when applied correctly will give you that Jennifer Lopez goddess glow.

To simply avoid the horror follow these 3 simple rules:

1. When trying to achieve the tanned/bronzed look go for a matte bronzer preferably 2 shades darker then your natural skin tone.
2. Add a seperate highlighter to the areas you want to basically highlight.
3. Apply the bronzer to the areas the sun would naturally hit and blend away.