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.
Introducing RVB LAB makeup brand by Diego Della Parma which not only has a makeup range but also a skin lab as well. The brand is Italian if you hadn’t heard of it which I actually hadn’t before testing, My first impressions I was super impressed. I thought the easiest way to show case was to create a look and see it in action. Sadly the foundation was too dark to test on myself but on feeling and blending its creamy and dewy. I absolutely love the Urban Jungle Palette and I love the quality and colour pay off.
When it comes to choosing a base I love one that gives a glowing complexion, doesn’t look heavy and skin still looks like skin. If that’s your preference too then you definitely need to check out the Clarins Skin Illusion Foundation. Its been on the market for a while I just hadn’t had a chance to test it out until now. I have been using Mac Face and Body on my models but after using this I am def going to add some into my pro kit I love it that much.
Introducing the new gorgeous Chanel Ultra Teint All Day Comfort Flawless Finish Foundation that landed on my desk. It couldn’t have come at a better time because I was actually looking for a new foundation for myself. When you have a Chanel foundation on your face well you just feel amazing really. In this post I chat about the new foundation plus I have put together a look with some Chanel products. The finished look is super simple but really pretty with gorgeous glowing skin.
Elizabeth Arden collaborate with the Sparrow Society once again an amazing initiative for women in South Africa. It was such a great success the last 2 years its back again for 2019. The initiative already started back in Jan and I got the latest goodie bag from Elizabeth Arden. So of course I am spreading the word and some girl power. The Elizabeth Arden bags are basically manufatcured by the Society which helps sustain local manufacturing. The initiative also helps revive lost jobs and helps empower seamstresses to start their own local businesses. So ladies get busy shopping at Elizabeth Arden so while you are looking pretty you are really helping others at the same time.
For every Elizabeth Arden purchase you get this handmade bag thats filled with seven samples. In order to get this goodie bag you need to buy 2 products of which one needs to be a moisturiser, serum or a foundation. The bag contains mostly skincare and a mini Standing Ovation mascara. So not only do you walk away with a makeup bag you get some great samples too.
So what’s in the bag?
Of course you get the cult beauty product loved by so many the Elizabeth Arden 8HR Cream Skin Protectant. Its got so many uses fro protecting your lips, glossing your cheek bones and eyes, protecting split ends its a pretty long list.
The mini Cermamide Lift and Firm Day cream SPF 30 is an anti ageing super moisturiser that lifts and plumps the skin. Yes please. Plus you get a few of the Ceramide Advanced Daily Youth Capsules these are a fav of mine. They are serum capsules that have triple anti ageing powerthat infuses skin with youth-restoring ceramides and potent botanicals for a visibly smoother, firmer and youthful appearance. I have tested these out and they are truly gorgeous.
The bag also contains two products from the Superstart range which I also love. The Probiotic Cleanser Whipped to Clay is actually the biggest sample in the bag so you are winning here. Its a whipped mousse mineral rich cleanser that minimises pores and removes makeup and impurities. Plus there is super a mini version of the Superstart Skin Renewal Booster which I also love. helps restore the healthy look of skin’s surface layer, fortifying its natural ability to repair and renew. Used before a serum or moisturizer, it boosts the results of your skincare products.
Last up one of my fav mascara’s the mini version of the Standing Ovation. Its soft formula nourishes the lashes and also gives great volume to lashes.
So when does the offer start on this goodie bag?
From 14th April – 5th May 2019 at selected Edgars stores
From 19th April – 6th May at elected Woolworths stores
Its a great initiative helping others and its a great way to test out some of Elizabeth Arden products.
I spend so much time doing makeup on shoots thats super clean with a glowing complexion. Its got me a little obsessed with colour. So in this post I chat about a few of my fav products and show a little touch of colour makeup look. Whether its a wash of eyeshadow on your eye lid, a colour liner or a mascara its so easy to add a little something to your makeup look. Brands like NYX, Mac and Stila have it down when it comes to colours to play with.
I do love a good foundation especially one that has great skincare benefits. Last month Environ were offereing the foundation for free if you spent over a certain amount of money so I got to test this one out. The Environ Even More Hydra+ Foundation sadly only comes in 4 shades but for those fairer girls its a goodie. The shade I am testing out here is no 4 which is the darkest. Its still too light for me during summer but you get see what it looks like on. Its a really lovely foundation that totally evens out my skin giving me a glowing complexion.