With my new braiding skills that I have recently aquired its really important to have great styling products.Its all about having good grip and real control of the hair. This post is all about my two new fav hair products for styling hair that make my life a whole easier when it comes to making some hair magic. During my braiding training course my amazing teacher showed by how best to prep the hair to be able to control and grip. Trust me when you not used to braiding its hard to keep a handle on all the pieces and can get frustrating. These two bad boys the Evo Haze Styling Powder and Wella Eimi Cream Grip make my life so much easier.
Today I embark on a 9 day Aloe Vera juice detox after a super long holiday where I basically over indulged on food and drink. Its the first time I have tried any kind of detox in my life and I was a little scepitical at first to try but I am doing it any way. Firstly I knew Aloe Vera was good for your skin but I really never thought about drinking it. I actually never realised how amazing it actually is until my friend who is helping me with the C9 detox explained all the benefits. Basically it will change your life health wise and I am super excited about how I am going to be feeling over this detox and how my skin is going to improve too.
Its been a while since I chatted about makeup trends but with the latest Couture Beauty AW trends being so beautiful I just had to share. Of course the makeup legends that run the shows always come with somethings so beautiful it inspires the rest of us too. What I love about makeup is that you can keep it simple or push the limits and go a bit crazy. Of course Pat Macgrath has blown me away with the red lip that just looks amazing on I want to try it too.
Being away really helps you to take a step back and look at life what you are doing and where you want to be. This year has been lots of change. I have lots of new exciting things I have planned that is totally out of my current industry. There comes certain points in your life where you need change or need to do more with your life. I changed my career to a makeup artist in my early 30's and now I just want to do more. Its definitely a bit of world domination or just a finger in a few pies. To inspire myself I decided to write to about my July Goals and maybe just inspire a few to make a change or make life a bit better.
After chatting about how to your foundation like a pro I wanted to share my new foundation purchase. I love a liquid foundation as it gives me that dewy luminous glow which the Too Faced Born This Way Foundation totally gives me. I like my skin to look like skin. Make needs to look natural and seamless and basically like you were born this way!! With Too Faced claiming "Coverage so undetectable, you can’t see the makeup or the imperfections—just a natural-looking, luminous, flawless complexion." I knew I needed to try this one out. Being on holiday meant I needed a darker foundation so this one was coming home with me.
If you loved the previous Lancome Juicy shakers then you will definitely love the new Lancome Matte Shakers. There are 7 gorgeous shades to choose from and because they are matte they just last that much better. I always love to chat about anything matte because its a texture I really love. I luckily got to play around with the shakers at the Lancome launch and take away the hot pink shade
I think the key to applying foundation is to make your skin look like skin. You don't want to look like its caked on (which I promise so many do and its not pretty). The best is when someone tells you how amazing your skin looks and what do you use to get it looking so good. You want people to actually think its your natural skin and thats how you look all the time. So this post is about how to apply foundation like pro and make it look like you know exactly what you are doing. I get hired a lot for shoots for the no makeup makeup look so skin looks even and flawless but still looks really natural. So here are my tips on getting your foundation right:
Being a makeup artist can mean you spend so much cash on getting your kit right. Plus making sure you have every texture and colour under the sun. Having creamy textures that you can literally paint the face with is a must when it comes to a pro kit. The Makeup Forever Beauty Flash Colour Case is a cult amongst makeup artists but its not cheap at $99. I bought one a while back because it was something I really thought I needed to have because you know all the big makeup artists have it. However along has come a Makeup Forever Flash Colour Case dupe available in SA that is a fraction of the price!! Plus its pretty much the same.
In this video I play around with some of the new Chanel makeup to create a really easy every day makeup look. This video is the Chanel Cruise Collection Makeup Tutorial where skin looks sunkissed with this pretty shimmery eye. The collection includes my favourite healthy Glow Les Beiges powder (R900) that is perfect to create that bronzed look all year round. Its a beautiful collection that you can take your makeup look from day to night.