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Baby Take a Brow with the latest Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Colour Brow Perfector. The latest addition to the beautiful colour range I really like these new brow pens. Even though I don’t often fill my own brows (its a personal choice) I always make sure my models brow is looking its best. I am more of a natural brow kind of girl I can’t stand the over done brow that just is too contoured and filled in within in an inch of its life. This SS19 trend is virgin brows so for those of you who already have perfect brows then thats great. However, there are others who need some help and these brow pens are perfect for that.

The Perfect Red Lip needs 2 key elements the liner and of course the lipstick. There are some extra tricks to really make the lip look amazing which I will be chatting about in this post. Here I have used one of my fav liners from Mac the Ruby Woo. You could actually use this liner on its own if you wanted. However, I have mixed it up with the gorgeous Chanel Rouge Allure Ink Fusion to make that perfect red lip.

Its a new season and that means new makeup and times to change things up. Being a 90’s girl myself I love that the 90’s makeup trend is back and its so easy. The key to the look is the lip and the eyes. I kept my take on the look really simple with the focus on the lips using the Mac Paramount Satin Lipstick. I kept eyes simple with a wash of colour and tanned up my skin and added the glow I love.

Intoducing one of my new favs the Chanel Ultra Le Teint Velvet Blurring Smooth Effect Foundation SPF 15. Its the latest in their foundation offering and its gorgeous of course. The origional foundation was the Perfection Lumiere Velvet but its made a comback with a new name and finish. Am waiting to get my hands on my shade so sadly I can’t show you what it looks like on me. I did get to test it out on one of my friends and its truly beautiful on. As it says on the bottle it blurs and smooths the complexion leaving skin looking flawless and radiant. Love it.

The gorgeous Chanel Rouge Allure Ink Lipsticks landed on my desk last week and boy are they pretty. I am definitely  a Chanel girl though and though and when it comes to the lippies I can’t get enough. I got to test out the 3 new beautiful shades of which one is the Rouge Allure Ink Fusion the pink/red shade and the gold and berry shade are the Allure Ink. All gorgeous quality that look so pretty on and are so easy to apply. I love the lipstick packaging with the frosted glass case that just feels really luxurious.

I like to keep my makeup pretty simple during the week. For me its all about glowing skin with lots of highlighter. In this post I chat about some of my go to products for my every day makeup look. Its pretty much on the luxury side of makeup at the moment for me but I always change it up. I am just loving all these products I am currently using. Usually I have little time to get ready so I like to keep it simple. I do change up my lips depending on my mood but I kept it pretty simple here.

I am really loving my Chanel Aqua Vitalumiere foundation. I only got it a couple months ago and I love the finish that it gives my skin. Here I am using the Swiitch beauty blender to apply it in as it really gives a seamless finish. I really do love a liquid foundation as it really adds to the glow on my skin.

For the eyes I keepo it as simple as possible in the day and usually amp it up at night or if I have somewhere special to be. The Fenty Beauty Match Stix Shimmer in Rum Gilded Bronze can be used either as a highlighter for darkler skin tones but I like to use it on my eyes. It really compliments my eye colour and just adds something to my overall look. I really do love a bronze eye. Just sweep some on and blend out the edges.

I have a few mascara’s as its the one thing I can’t live without. One of my favs is the Pat Mcgrath Fetish Lashes it just gives the volume my lashes need. For me mascara totally transfoms my eyes from looking a bit dead to totally wide awake eyes.

I can’t live without bronzer whether its cream or powder depends what look I want. Here I am using my cream Soleil de Tan Chanel bronzing base as it adds to that overall glowng sunkissed skin. Apply with a contour brush on all ther areas where the sun would naturally hit your face. You can really build up the tan with this product and add some warmth if you feeling on the pastey side.

Blush adds that extra pop to the complexion I am pretty partial to a pink or a peach. I love this Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush as it has a shimmer so just more glow. Apply onto the bottom of your cheeks and swipe all the way up to the cheek bone.

Highlighter, highlighter and more highlighter is what I love. I have quite a few in my personal stash as its just the one thing that makes everything look amazing. Becca Cosmetics have it down when it comes to highlighter. I know I have been banging on about this one but I just love it. Its the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop. You can only by the liquid form here in SA on Muse Beauty.

Look how pretty that glow is. Apply the highlighter on the top of the cheek bones, bridge of your nose, cupids bow and you can pop some on your brow bone.

I love this Clarins Lip Perfector in no 19. I chatted about this new shade last week if you didn’t see check it out here. The lipstick gives that wet gloss look so it definitey compliments the glowing skin.

Et Voila the finished look. Its super simple with no fuss at all. Healthy glowing skin with a pop on the eyes and cheeks.

Shahnaz x

The Oh So Pretty Clarins Joli Blush And Lip Perfector landed on my desk last week and I love love love. I have used the Instant Natural Lip Perfector in the past but this one is just known as the Instant Lip Perfector. I am assuming its been renamed as the texture feels the same and gives a real wet gloss effect.  I am all about a natural every day makeup look for myself and a blush and gloss really help pull that look all together. I love the packaging of the blush and how it looks on everything is just really pretty.

When it comes to framing a face and pulling it all together brows need to be on point. I am not talking about the crazy brow trend that we see on instagram. I love natural looking brows that are groomed and filled. They must be done in such a way it looks like they always look that way. With that in mind I would like to introduce you to getting beautiful brows with Julienne. There are 4 products in the brow range. Need to try the brow tinting on someone else as am nervous about permanently making my brows look too dark. My brows are the one thing I would rather fill if I need to rather than have them tinted.

As mentioned there are 4 products in this super affordable brow range. I didn’t show the Pomade and Brow tint in action in this post. If you follow me on insta I did chat about all the products and showed how the pomade looked.

The Brow Pomade (R119.50) is a cream brow product that comes in a pot. You take your angle brush and apply flicks of the pomade onto your brow. Personally I like to take a bit of the product and smudge out on the back of my hand and then apply. I want it to look natural so make sure you don’t have too much on your brush before you apply you can always build up. A great artist to follow is Nikki Makeup on instagram who uses pomades quite a bit and the trend is natural looking brows.

Introducing the latest new Chanel eye collection that launches in SA this month. I got to play with one of the Les 4 Ombre’s eye quads in blurry mauve, the waterproof stylo in Black Wood and Le Revolution Volume de Chanel mascara in Burgundy. The whole collection has 4 beautiful quads to choose from and then you choose the liner and mascara to match. The collection was created by Luca Pica and its all about second skin smokey using just 3 products. Its all about self expression and playing with colour. I love the colour mascara’s as it really creates an alternative to the usual black.

Over the years I have tested out loads of different foundations of course when you are a makeup artist you are always trying new things. Being a beauty blogger means I also get sent products so I have been really lucky. In this post I wanted to chat about some of my some of my current fav foundations. The majority here are on the luxury side and I promise I will chat about my drugstore fav’s really soon. But I do believe if you are going to invest in makeup then invest in a good foundation.