Spotlighting-A Subtle   Highlighting Technique 

A description of the spotlighting technique of applying highlighter. A tutorial with photos and a video  Spotlighting is a new highlighting technique. It’s great for daytime wear and is very easy to execute. I first saw spotlighting done on a promo video for some brand and for the life of me I can’t remember which one!…

Review- MUA Matte Eyeliner-  All Hail!

My review of MUAs Matte Liquid Eyeliner with photos and comparisons.  I think I’ve found it. The eyeliner. I have a love/hate relationship with liquid liner. It looks great, my eyes look more open and awake. It lasts much better than other eye makeup products. The right liquid liner will not end up all smudged…

30 Second Brows- an Easy Guide to Brow Makeup 

How to define your eyebrows, a quick eyebrow makeup technique, for brow amateurs who are strapped for time. This is the collection of products I’ve used to do my brows. A bit much eh? Just goes to show that I don’t really know what I’m doing. Or at least I didn’t. Initially whenever I tried…

Bobbi Brown Brow Pencil

My Review of Brow Pencil by Bobbi Brown and Bobbi Brown customer service. The blurb- Taking its cue from Bobbi’s long-time technique of using pressed powder on brows for the most natural look, this formula gives you the blendability of eyebrow powder with the precision—and convenience—of a pencil. Award Winner! The Brow Kit: Highly Commended,…

Kiko Artist Foundation Brush 

My Review of Kiko’s Artist Foundation Brush with photos   The blurb- The ideal brush for applying liquid foundations. Its dense bristles allow the foundation to be blended easily and quickly without wasting any product. The synthetic fiber of the bristles provides flexibility, durability and high application performance. The bristles are soft and silky on the…

Bobbi Brown Long Wear Brow Gel

My Review of Bobbi Brown Long Wear Eyebrow gel in Saddle with photos and Swatches   We all know brows are everything, but until recently I left my brows alone. I don’t think I realised how much it can improve your appearance to have symmetrical groomed eyebrows. My brows are dark, pretty full but asymmetrical….

Holy Grail Products 🏆

A Holy Grail is a product that works perfectly. One that does exactly what it sets out to do. The minute you look like you might be running low, you’ve restocked. You couldn’t be without it for a second. I’ve written about all these products before. I’ve even put a new category on my website…

8 Steps to Achieving All Day Matte Perfection 

I’ve been asked about Mattifying products by friends. Which ones work? Do any of them work? How can I get my makeup to stay put all day?  Through my own experience, I don’t think all day doll-face can be  achieved just by using one product, unfortunately. If you need to look flawless all day, perhaps…

Monochrome Makeup 

Matchy Matchy is in! Matching your lips to your nails or matching lips to cheeks or even matching lips to cheeks to eyes. My experiment today was to try a one colour face to see if I could make monochrome work, just for a bit of fun. I’ve seen it done with orange, brown, lilac,…

Clown Contouring

A Tutorial on the Clown Contouring Technique with pictures. Red nose not included.  What the beep is clown contouring? I hear you ask.  I mentioned this in my recent Contouring For Dummies post, I thought I’d give it a try myself. It’s a technique that makes you look jolly silly, but only for a few minutes.  The…

My Relationship with My Face

(This post contains content that might be sensitive to some) I’ve been staring at pictures of my face so much recently for makeup blog purposes, and taking selfies. Before this year there weren’t any photos of myself on my phone. Why would I want to look at pictures me. I struggled to find a snap…

Summer Makeup Trend 2016- Matte Red Lips

 As you can see from the lovely young ladies above, bold red lips look for now. I already spoke about the trend for Blue eye makeup for the summer 2016. Models were also seen coming down the catwalk sporting perfect skin, pared down eyes and bright Apple red lips. It’s minimalist but pretty, striking yet easy…