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 finally got to test the Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Cushion Foundation today and I am literally obsessed. I finally did a shoot where the model matched the shades. There is nothing better than seeing how the makeup actually looks on. I knew the foundation would be amazing as just be feeling the product. Firstly I totally love the packaging and I love the cushion as there is literally no wastage. The foundation does come with a sponge but I do love a foundation brush to when it comes to applying makeup.
Face masks are a must when it comes to your beauty regime. Its something you really need to consider if you aren't doing this already and it needs to happen 2/3 times a week. Of course there are a whole load on the market for all different skin concens and at different price points. The right face mask can help with pores, hydration, deep cleanisng and basically ensure that your other beauty products work efficiently as products are absorbed quicker and deeper. When it comes to my skin I am mostly looking for a mask to hydrate, give that extra glow to my skin and anything that helps with anti-ageing. So these are some of my favourite hydrating and anti-ageing face masks that do just that:
The biggest mistake I find most women makeup when applying their eye make is no primer. Its a key part of the whole process as you makeup will just not last the distance at work, on a shoot or when you out on the town. The eye lid is the oilest part of your whole face and unless you have a heavy duty long wearing gel liner covering that lid you need to work in a primer. I love the Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primers as they come in different shades for different skin tones and they work a treat.
Looking for a gorgeous palette that won't break the bank that has colours for day and night. Love the latest Maybelline Blushed Nude Palette that has some really pretty colours especially the bronze and pinks. Its a palette that you can work all year round with its petty colours and perfect for a smokey eye with the intense dark shades. Its a palette that will definitely work for most skin tones. LOVE.
I feel like its Christmas every time I get goodies sent to especially when its makeup. This post is all about new makeup from Clarins including the amazing contour palette that I already posted a while back. If you didn't get a chance to read it then click here to check it out. The makeup is a lot of metallics when it comes to the eyes with the focus on greys and a pop of pink thrown in.
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.
Yes its that time of year when we all need to be spoiling our mum's. Sadly mine is so far away from me so I will just be spoiling my mum in law this year with this gorgeous L'Oreal Age Perfect hamper. But wait one of my lucky readers will be able to win this and treat their lovely mum to some beautiful skincare. I know most mum's love anything to do with beauty and as they are getting older probably feeling not so great. Skincare is one of those things that will just brighten up their day and make you no 1 in their books.
As soon as I was asked to take part in the Ruby Box review for the new Avene Hydrance Optimale. I jumped at the chance. I absolutely love the French skincare brand so I knew this would be a goodie. For those of you who aren't a massive fan of makeup this is definitely one for you. It goes hand in hand with the amazing Avene Eau Thermale Spring Water Spray leaving your complexion hydrated and glowing. Just how I like it. Its super light on application and literally feels like you have nothing on. LOVE.