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Posted on February 1, 2017

10 commandments for perfecting your lip game

lips/ Makeup

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Is it just me or does anyone else think that having a strong red lipstick game is a prerequisite for a successful February? Well if it is just me, then let me try and convert you…..

I honestly think there’s nothing worse than seeing someone desperately fail at trying to pull off Monroe’s infamous red lip. Dried out and cracked up lips don’t look pretty under any lip shade, never mind red – that one colour that is particularly unforgiving to such beauty sins.

Because this is a judgment free zone and a place where we can share all our beauty secrets, here are 10 golden rules that will help you a achieve a perfect pout: read them, recite them, cherish them and then pass them on to your fellow mates so that they can do the same 🙂

1. Be sure to exfoliate your lips before applying your lip product. This will help get rid of any dead skin lying on the surface of your lips.

2. Before lipstick comes lip balm. Not only does it make your lipstick apply more smoothly (especially with matte textures) it will also keep your lips soft and moisturised.

3. Remember to line your lips and then fill them in. This will help the colour stay on longer.

4. Lining your lips gives them more definition. Be sure to sharpen your lip pencil to get the most out of this rule.

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5. Apply your lippy with a lip brush to let the colour really get into your lips. Again, this is another way to prolong the lip colour.

6. For a non-surgical lip augmentation- because not all of us can have Kylie’s lips – simply apply a bit of highlighter to your cupids bow.

7. To avoid getting lipstick on your teeth, poke a (clean) finger into your mouth. I know, it sounds rather disgusting, but it works all the time.

8. Use a cotton bud to clean up around the edges of your lips and then follow up with some concealer. This will give your overall look a clean finish.

9. Finish up with translucent powder to prevent the lipstick from bleeding and to help the colour stay put.

10. Remember, a strong lip game speaks volumes! 🙂

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Posted on March 26, 2014

8 essential makeup brushes

Eyes/ product review

brushes essentials

When it comes to achieving a flawless makeup look, the quality of your makeup brushes is just as important as the quality of the products you use. Too often, people underestimate the power of a good makeup brush. They think any old makeup brush could do the trick when in reality, the most expensive makeup products won’t look as nice as they could if you don’t have the right brushes.

That’s not to say that we should all spend an arm and a leg on makeup brushes, you can still find good quality ones at a reasonable price. Once you have the essentials, you can take your time to build up your makeup brush collection.

Here are the brushes I think every woman needs to start off with.

Foundation brush
Whether it’s a flat sided foundation brush or a stippling brush, a quality foundation brush will ensure you don’t end up with a streaky finish or that dreaded painted look.

Concealer brush
A good concealer brush hides even the most sinful beauty problems. One of these could make you forget you ever had dark circles!

Angled eye brush
If it weren’t for this brush I would probably have bad eyebrows! This multi-purpose brush can be used to fill in your brows and give it the definition that it deserves and it can also be used on your lash line for eye liner.

Eye shadow brush
You may be tempted to use your fingers to apply eye shadow, but a flat eye shadow brush nicely gets the eye shadow onto your lid.

Eye shadow blending brush
Anyone who loves a good smokey eye, needs a good blending brush. Without one, you will be left with streaks and lines and that kind of defeats the purpose of ‘smokey’

Blusher brush
Angled blusher brushworks really well because you can also use it for contouring.

Powder brush
I like to set my makeup with a face powder brush so that everything stays intact. Primer is good, but when it’s used with setting powder your makeup lasts even longer.

Lip brush
A good lip brush helps your lip color penetrate deeply into your lips so that your lipstick lasts a lot longer.

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