Foundation-My Guide-Part 2-Shade Matching 

Part 2 of my indepth guide to foundation is Shade Selection.  So in my last post I talked about Skin Prep. In the same way you wouldn’t start painting over a dirty old door and then say “This emulsion is rubbish” when the door looked crap, the same goes for your face. Like a painter…

Foundation-My Guide-Part 1- It’s a MineField!

I’ve been thinking about foundation a lot recently, trying to compose my thoughts on the matter. I’ve been asked by friends which foundation I recommend, I sort of go “Umm, go to a counter and ask a lady to match you”, which isn’t the advice they were after. I don’t think there is a great…

Pink Smoky Eye Makeup Tutorial 

A smokey eye makeup tutorial and pictures with pink and black eyeshadow for a romantic look. Today I wanted to create a soft smoky, sort of romantic eye look. There are a couple of pretty pink shades in my new Freedom Dreamcatcher Palette that I wanted to try. Pink isn’t a colour I use often for eye makeup for…

Brow Tutorial for Long Lasting Brows

My Review of Freedom’s Bulletproof  Brow Pomade and my current brow routine with photos and swatches.I reviewed Bobbi Brown’s Brow Gel a while back and found it lacking in pigment and staying power. I’ve since been harbouring brow disappointment. I’m growing my brows back after the 2 decades of fashion foolishness that was “the commas as eyebrows…

Summer Heat Beauty Survival Tricks 

Aka how to avoid a summer spot fest if you have oily skin. Aka A few handy products and tips to keep us looking fine in the makeup melting summer heat. It’s summer and when you’re rushing about in the heat your makeup is gone before you can say “you’re glowing!”.  I quite often find…

How to Choose a Highlighter.

I’m going to take you on a journey through all the highlight products I own, from the silly expensive to the most bargain drugstore in a bid to help you chose the best highlighter product for you.Highlighter is very helpful for brightening the face, particularly if you have had a long night. My baby woke me…

How to Prevent your Under Eye Makeup from Creasing

How to disguise under eye discolouration in a way that doesn’t emphasise under eye wrinkles. I’ve been playing around with my under eye makeup for a while, trying to get it to look right. Colour correction and concealer work great for disguising discolouration but because the under eye skin is thin, dry and mobile, makeup…

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!…

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…

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,…