On my trip to Europe last month I treated myself on some makeup goodies for the first time in ages. I either get makeup to review or I buy makeup for my kit. The Nars Skin Deep Pallette plus the Natasha Denona and Fenty Beauty goodies are all for me. I am definitely not sharing those with the models I work with. The Nars palette is so pretty with warm neutral matt shades and then some gorgeous shimmer shades. I love the rust shade so I went with that for this makeup look.
More and more people are turning to natural products including me. I try and be as concious as I can and opting for oragnic products for meself and my pro kit. So when I was invited to the iconic brand Burts Bees launch I was super excited. For those of you who don't know it at all its famous for its lip balms made with beeswax a natural hydrating ingredient. For now there is a limited amount available in SA so lets hope that will change.
Coming our way on the 24th June the Clarins Open Your Eyes Wide Makeup Collection. My favourite item is the 4D Mascara I literally reach for this one every day as its just so amazing for my lashes. The collection consists of the mascara, ombre's and eyeshadows in different textures, waterproof liners and brow pencil. I didn't get my hands on the brow pencil but I did get a sparkle shadow instead. I am also obsessing over the liner, I got the Blue Orchid shade which is a fav colour of mine and makes my eyes really pop.
Swiitch Beauty have launched some new stuff and I got to play around with all the goodies. I have been busy testing on myself and on a recent shoot and I have to say I am pretty impressed. The new Swiitch squiish makeup sponge is definitely one of my favourites as it applied foundation, concealer and blush beautifully. What I love about Swiitch Beauty is that they make everything so affordable for all those makeup junkies out there.
If you haven't checked out the latest palette from Urban Decay you are seriously missing out. Its by far my favourite of all the Naked palettes with such pretty shades. Introducing the Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Palette (R695) perfect for most skin tones. If you are a dark skin tone then the Naked Heat Palette will work best. The Naked Reloaded has warm tones you can use all year round and perfect for day to night. Its my current go to palette for myself with all the shades perfect for my brown eyes.
For all you Chanel lovers out there here some new lippies to check out. Thanks to the lovely Sarah from Prestige Cosmetics I got to test out 3 of the Chanel Coco Rouge Flash shades. If you want to see them in action head over to my instagram Shahnaz Loves Beauty I have created an insta stories Chanel Lips folder with me showing swatches and applying my fav shade Ardent. The lipsticks are super hydrating and glossy on the lips and just feel and look amazing.
We all know how I feel French skincare I absolutely love it no doubt about that. I have become more obsessed with skincare as I have gotten older. Plus being a makeup artist I always want the models to have their skin looking the absolute best. I have added in some favs from Nuxe Skincare into my kit and have also been testing out on me too of course. If you don't know anything about the brand its all about awakening your senses. Nuxe is well known for its iconic Dry Oil and some amazing skincare too.
Now if you have been following me a while you will know I am a fan of Dove. Its a brand I have used for a long time for myself and my family. In conjunction with Rubybox I have been busy testing out the new scents from Purely Pampering Dove Body Wash range. If you haven't tried anything from purely pampering you are missing out. I love the quality and I love how my skin feel after washing. I struggle with dry skin and its worse during winter so these couldn't have come at a better time.