LA Girl BB Cream – Somebody Loves You Baby!

As a makeup artist, who has problem skin, you can believe me when I tell you ive tried almost all products available to me, to help combat my yukky breakouts. From cleansing products, to foundations that promise you the moon and stars, damn the whole universe, if it makes their product sell! So I stumbled,...
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SIMPLIFYING YOUR MAKEUP BAG

We all have our faithful makeup bag at the bottom of our handbags, stuffed to capacity with product that we don’t need, or hardly use. Keeping it neat and tidy is the order of the day. Only have product that you use everyday. Below is a list of basic products you should have in your...
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HOW TO CLEAN YOUR MAKEUP BRUSHES

Keeping makeup brushes clean is really a no brainer. It’s important for two reasons, amongst many others: Keeping germs at bay Prolonging the life of your brushes As a makeup artist we have to ensure that our brushes are extremely clean to avoid spreading germs or possible skin infections from one client to another But...
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Bronze Goddess

Winter is that season where you either look pale or ashy. Your skin, like the seasons, changes. And like the ever-changing seasons, your makeup should change too. But you don’t have to worry about throwing away your summer goods, all you need to do is add one simple product – Bronzer! The good people at...
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The trend of highlighting and contouring

The new (well not really, but whatever) trend of having regular chikitas wear a full contoured face for everyday activities, became popular, I knew there would be lots of casualties. The simple fact is that a full contoured makeup face is best left for fashion shoots, red carpet events, TV ads and the circus. Also...
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Finish It Off

Lots of girls wear makeup and complain that it doesn’t last long enough, even if the bottle promises 12hr lasting foundation. Its just not plausible in sunny South Africa! So what’s the solution you ask? Finishing spray, that’s what! What is a finishing a spray? A finishing spray is a makeup setting spray. It basically...
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Skin Care Basics

Taking care of your skin is super important. In order for your makeup to look good on you, you need to have a solid skin care regime. And you don’t have to spend a small fortune to have good skin or on so-called essential skin care products. Listed below are a few steps you should...
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Purple Reign

My new obsession is purple lipstick. Different shades of purple will do-as long as its purple. When I saw Joan Small rock a classic tanned face, with a bold purple lip at the Met Gala, it was love at first sight! This colour is definitely for the bold and wild at heart. How do I...
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No More Struggle Eyebrows: Stencils

I’m a huge fan of well groomed eyebrows.  If there’s one particular thing I pay extra attention to, it’s my eyebrows. Your brows are the frame to beautiful eyes, and must be well groomed. Whether you groom them yourself or have a professional do them, always try and maintain. Something not so new to the...
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