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Posted on February 3, 2016

Win!!!! Up to €100 worth of YSL makeup!!!


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And the winner is David (@DaveHollywood1)

Congratulations! And thanks to all of those who entered! Keep an eye out on the blog for more competitions! 

You guessed it, it’s competition!

And for this giveaway I’ve decided to be extra generous! I have up to €100 worth of Yves Saint Laurent products for one lucky reader! If you’re feeling lucky, then read on to find out how you can win! But first, what’s up for grabs!?

YSL Blush Volupté #4, €43

ysl blush

The matte and shimmer combination of this blusher adds a little extra radiance to the cheek bones! It is buildable, blendable and applies on very smoothly. The small brush and compact mirror will keep you blushing all season!

YSL Full Metal Shadow #4, €29

ysl full metal shadow

This 16-hour wear eyeshadow leaves a metallic sheen that brightens up the eyes. The flat and round shape of the applicator makes it super easy to apply around the eyelid and ensure that you don’t miss a spot!

YSL Gloss Volupté #209, €25

ysl volupte gloss

Don’t let the black put you off! This finishing gloss adds a bit of darkness to lipstick to revive the colour and give it a sensual look. When used on its own, it enhances the lips making them appear plump and full!

If you want to be in with a chance of winning these YSL products, then you must do the following:

  1. Follow @FilomenaKaguako on Snapchat & Twitter
  2. Follow @enhance_whats_yours on Instagram
  3. Like the Enhance What’s Yours Facebook page

You can retweet, repost and comment as many times as you’d like, there are no limits ladies! May the best woman win 😉

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Terms & Conditions:

You must be a resident of Ireland. If you are under 18, you must consent from your parents to enter the giveaway as the winner will be required to give me their address in order to have their prize sent out to them. There will be one winner. This person will have 24 hours to claim their prize, otherwise another winner will be chosen in their place. Giveaway ends on 15th February at 10pm.

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Posted on March 7, 2015

The ins and outs of using blusher


the ins and outs of blusher

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When it comes to putting on blusher, some people get it right but a whole lot of people get it wrong. It’s almost like the ones who get it wrong put very little thought into the colour and formula of their blusher and then simply dab the product onto their face in hopes that things will miraculously work out well for them –even though it rarely ever does.

Being smart about applying blush can save you some money but most importantly, it can save you a lot of time. Finding a skin-type appropriate formula and a colour that will make you look the most natural will help make the whole blusher application process much easier.

So which formulas do I get to choose from?

Power – this is probably one of the easiest formulas out there to use, especially since it works well on all skin tones.

Cream – this type goes on very smoothly and leaves a dewy finish. They work best for dry-skin types.

Cream/Powder – this goes on like cream but then dries to a long-lasting powder finish. It is best suited for normal skin-types.

Gel – this gives a sheer colour, but since blending gel blushers can be a bit trickier, they work the best when you have smooth skin.

Cheek Tints – these can be a bit like gel blush. They give a stained look, but can be very difficult to blend. Cheek tints work best with smooth skin.

Chubby Pencils – these are pretty easy to blend and work well with normal to dry skin types.

Pot Rouge – these are usually packaged in little pots and provide a sheer stain on the cheeks. They are suited for normal to dry skin types.

As you can see, blushers come in different shapes or forms and there is usually something out there for everyone. Once you have the right formula, choosing the right colour should be your next step.

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The pinch test

This is probably one of the best ways to find a blusher that will make you look the most natural. All you have to do is pinch one of your cheeks and then find a shade that is closest to the colour of your cheek when you pinch (it works all the time). Hold up a few different shades near your face until you find the right colour.

Applying blusher

Once you have both your formula and colour sorted, you can think about the whole application process. When applying blusher, it is always a good idea to use as little as possible at first and then build it up gradually. If using powder blush, start closer in the apples of the cheeks and brush outward toward the hairline and then down to soften the edges. Your face should look balanced and natural. If you need to soften any heavy application then you can use a powder puff!

A tip from the professionals:

Using two shades of blush, apply your natural colour and then add a pop of a brighter colour on top. The natural shade looks great at first, but often fades easily. The brighter shade alone is often great for the evening, but too much of a contrast for everyday. This layering technique offers natural brightness.

– Bobbi Brown

Hope you found this useful, let me know if you think I’m missing anything! 🙂

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Posted on August 5, 2013

Makeup Tips: 5 Quick Beauty Fixes


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We’ve all been in a situation where we think we’re nearly finished with our makeup, then all of a sudden one of our cheeky lashes manages to make it’s way into our eyes…… not the best feeling in the world is it?

As much as it irritates me, I’ve managed to find a good trick to get rid of the little bugger without completely ruining my look! So I’m going to let you in on my little secret while sharing 5 quick beauty fixes with you so I hope these makeup tips will make your life that much easier!

1. When your mascara smudges before you go through the front door, consider yourself lucky because that could have gone unnoticed! For a quick beauty fix, just dip one end of your cotton bud into your moisturizer and gently remove the smudge from your face! Then use the other side of the cotton bud to get rid of any excess moisturizer.

2. If you’ve gone a bit heavy with the blusher, mix a bit of your moisturizer with your foundation (on the back of your hand) then lightly blend it onto your cheeks if you’ve used a cream blush, if not, lightly go over your cheeks with fixing powder (or translucent powder)

3. To prevent creamy eye shadow from creasing, lightly brush some translucent powder on your eyes after you’ve applied the cream shadow (this translucent powder really is a saving grace!)

4. If you want to prevent your eyeliner from smudging, apply the same-color eye shadow over the liner. Applying eye shadow on top on your liquid or gel liner will seal your eyeliner so that it will last longer without smudging, this is my favorite makeup tip!

and now for the one we’ve been waiting for…….

5. If your eye lash gets into your eye after you’ve applied your eye makeup, DO NOT panic!! Follow these simple guidelines:

-Wash and dry your hands so you can be sure that their clean.

-Open your eyes wide until you’ve spotted the lash.

-Once spotted, move the lash to the inner corner of your eye lid.

-Let the corner of a clean square of tissue slowly touch the lash and  if you do it right, you will witness some sort of magnet affect with the two!

This has always worked for me and because the tissue is thin so it isn’t too uncomfortable! just make sure you don’t use too much tissue, because if you do, that might get stuck in your eye and you will be left with two problems rather than one!

What are your quick beauty fixes and favorite makeup tips? Would love to get some feedback on what you find works/ doesn’t work for you so feel free to comment below! Thanks for reading 🙂

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