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Love Love Love the new L’Oreal Colour Riche Matte lipsticks that landed on my desk to play with. I love a matte lippie and I love lipstick in general. Its just one of those things that totally changes up your look and freshens everything up. My lipstick collection is starting to get on the crazy side because I never know what shade I will need when I go to a shoot. Often I get a brief and then it totally changes so I need every shade there is for every skin tone. A matte looks cool plus it stays on so you don’t have to be applying every time you sip a drink and for me thats really important.

Yesterday I was asked by another makeup artist/hairstylist and good beauty hacks I could share with her to pass on to a friend. it got me thinking maybe I should share a few on my blog. Its hard for me when I get back late from a shoot and I need to spend time with my kids and need to get a post up. So I thought why not sharte some beauty hacks its quick and easy and will basically make your life so much easier when it comes to makeup application.

Now known as NYX Professional Makeup its a brand that has impressed me from the very start. The products like the pro lip palettes definitely give the likes of Mac a run for their money because its good quality and good prices. For me walking into the drugstore makeup section NYX Professional Makeup has always stood out as that brand that makeup artists would go for. So when the new NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Palettes landed on my desk I knew I was in for a treat. I already put the warm neutrals to the test on Saturday and definitely a hands up from me.

Its definitely not anything I have used before when it comes to cleaning brushes. The latest Mii Cleanse and Condition Brush Balm is a new way to clean bushes effectively and still keep all their softness. I was asked by Mii to be one of their BFF’s with the launch of the new product. As I really have become a fan of the brand I jumped at the chance straight away. The balm comes in this cute packaging that looks like a soap and will literally be your brushes new best friend. Yes please.

I am always on the look out for good affordable foundations for me. Spluring on an expensive foundation for every day just doesn’t make sense. Thanks to Poise Brands I got my hands on the Mii Cosmetics flawless face base and I have to say its become by go to base. Its a great brand that hasn’t been in SA long so most of you probably haven’t heard of it. Every product I have tried as really blown me away with the quality and how it really looks on me.

I got this foundation brush from Urban Decay at the end of last year and have totally fallen in love with it. Its the Urban Decay Optical Blurring Brush which I have been using it on myself and on models to apply foundation. Its one of those brushes you can use for a multiple of things. But so far my fav has been creating a flawless complexion.My favourite brush always changes and at the moment this is the fav. I was defintely a slap it on with fingers kind of girl until recently. Purely because having kids you have about 2 minutes to get your face on. This brush has changed my ways and I really think its for the best because my face looks flawless. Well so I think any way.

I absolutely love that winter makeup has lots of colour on the eyes. We usually see the dark lips and lots of smokey eyes. Here we see lots of bright colours and some new cool graphic eyes.Grunge is definitely here to stay with the kohl eyeliner ringed around the eyes giving that cool effortless makeup look. Check out my favourite beauty trends from SW17 NYFW:

I was so excited to test out the new Lancome L’Absolu Rouge lipsticks. As they have been reinvented by one of my favourite makeup artists the lovely Lisa Eldridge who is the Creative Director for the brand. Lisa is one of those artists that if its good enough for her then it will be good enough for me. The new lipsticks come in beautiful packaging that you just click and voila the lippie pops out. With literally each shade represented to suit every skin tone. Plus two different textures cream and matte so that there is something here for everyone.