Playing hair and beauty with Caroline is my idea of a perfect activity. She does my hair (she’s a super talented hairdresser). Then I wave my makeup brushes around getting creative. All of this while drinking great coffee, listening to good beats, with great conversation to boot. On this particular day, following Caroline hiding the silver in my hair, it was my turn to play makeup. We thought we’d go for a slightly different look – I was keen to try out any look that would take Caroline out of her reported comfort zone of neutral colours. Caroline kindly gave me free reign to do whatever look I liked! So, I went for a smokey eye using pinky/plummy and burgundy tones. We were both rapt with the look. Here’s the products used: (more…)
I was mortified when I dropped my MAC eyeshadow on the floor (it was the colour ‘Brun’, in case you are interested). At NZ$38 a pop, it was an amateur mistake. Unfortunately it was an eyeshadow I used every day (not on my eyes, by the way, on my brows, it’s my favourite brow powder).
But I’d heard that broken eyeshadows/blushers can be fixed and I was up for that! So, after a five minute investment of time on You Tube to witness this first hand, I bolted to the chemist to buy some rubbing alcohol ($6) and presto – my eyeshadow is (almost) as good as new. To be honest, the colour now it’s fixed is slightly lighter, but it works just fine. I’m rapt.
I’m often asked which products I can’t live without. That’s actually quite easy! To pick just one of these though – now that would be
tough impossible! Here’s my favourite five makeup essentials, products I’d never want to be without! … (more…)
Meet one of my oldest and dearest friends, Angela. The poor love was at the tail end of a rough cold, so a makeover was just the thing to make her feel human again, especially ahead of a cozy dinner with friends! Here’s before and after photos and a list of products used. (more…)
She’s a gorgeous girl anyway (on the inside too!), so it was an easy task to turn this natural beauty into a serious head turner!
Introducing Makeup Geek eyeshadows! I’ll cut to the chase – I’m wowed.
Finally the much talked about Maybelline Eye Studio Colour Tattoos hit New Zealand shores. Yippee. These are cream eyeshadows, are widely available and serve as a super affordable alternative to
Mac Paint Pots more expensive options. I gave one of these to my buddy Kitrina for her birthday. She wasn’t into makeup that much until that point… She now says ‘I created a monster’. Opps.
In the eyeshadow primer stakes, I reckon if Urban Decay is the big MacDaddy of eyeshadow primers, this would come in at second place as the McMummy version. This silicone-based product has all the same features and benefits as Urban Decay’s, however a downside for me with my super oily lids is that I find my eyeshadow starts to fade after 8 hours (which is probably fine for normal people!). (more…)