This post is a pretty makeup look using Mii Cosmetics plus a little giveaway for one of my readers. Its a brand that really is for the every day woman that likes simple pretty makeup that is super easy to apply. The products are great quality and I love that nothing is complicated. So many women struggle with what to do with their eyes with palettes that have so many shades. Mii keeps it simple and thats what I love.
The gorgeous French brand has introduced the new SVR Densitium Anti-Age range for more mature skin. SVR’s motto promises “beautiful skin” and thats exactly what it does. Now I like to think that I am still really young even though I am now 42 and don’t really want to accept I am actually getting older!!! I have been testing out the serum, eye cream and moisturiser and my skin is feeling fab. I get a beautiful glow from the serum and moisturiser. Plus my under eye area doesn’t have as many fine lines and is a lot smoother.
Looking to create that perfect red lip? Red lips are always going to be on trend its just a fact. Its a timeless classic look that just brings the whole face to life. There are of course lots of different shades to choose from depending on your skin tone. But pretty much most people can pull it off. Not only are there different shades but textures too which also determine how the lip will turn out. Sheer or bold? Blurred or just perfect? In this shoot I went with a perfect red lip that’s perfect for a party night out paired with gold eyes.
Now to create the perfect red lip you need your lip brush, liner and a good red lippie. Remember to make sure lips are hydrated before you apply your lipstick. I used of course a Chanel lipstick for this look the Rouge Allure Velvet no2. I am definitely a more matt type nof girl plus it looks more modern and lasts so you don’t have to reapply as much.
Line lips with a liner this will stop it from bleeding and creates the definition of the lips. Apply the liner onto the edges of the lips not just to the lip itself this will create the illusion of fuller lips. Then take your lip brush if you are doing someone elses makeup and apply all over. You can go back with the liner once you have applied the lipstick to define again. To really get that lippie to last blot the lips with tissue paper and apply the lipstick again. You can do this 2/3 times this ensures longevity.
A good lip brush is definitely required here. There are different shapes to choose from but one that has flat edges or slightly angled that fits to the shape of the lip will really work here. Alternatively apply the lipstick straight onto the lips and then use the brush to fill in the edges.
Here are some of the red lip trends for SS18 from perfect to imperfect:
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.
A while back I received some goodies from Clicks from their Christmas in July launch. It showcased all the goodies available at Clicks great for Christmas stocking fillers and christmas gifts. So here is a small selaction for you to win this week, the third instalment of my Christmas Giveaways this month.
Its the second week of December and each week I am doing a Christmas giveaway. Gosh Cosmetics kindly sent me some makeup goodies for the party season for a giveaway competition. One lucky winner will get 2 gift boxes from Gosh which includes 2 mascara’s, lip gloss, party nail polish and a black eyeliner to create a smokey eye.
Its that time of the year again when I giveaway a few Christmas presses. So starting this week the first instalment is the Victoria Secret Bombshell Gift Box valued at R999 which includes the eau de parfum, body cream and perfume roller ball.
COMPETITION CLOSED: WINNER IS SANDRA
Red Square invited myself and 3 other bloggers to take part in their Red Square Red Hot Party Look Campaign to inspire my readers and Red Square clients on how to work the key Spring Summer 14 makeup trends. My brief was the aquatic eyes trend and to use one of the Gosh products I got sent plus shop with a R1400 voucher to get the items I would need to create the look.
COMPETITION CLOSED. Winner is Fae
So its that time again to do a little giveaway. Sorry ladies I didn’t get a chance to take an actual pic of the perfume. Elizabeth Arden are celebrating 25 years and with that they have launched this super size red door perfume to celebrate.