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I absolutely love my new Urban Decay born To Run Palette¬†its one of the best palette’s I have had yet to date. The brand have given us lots of amazing shades to work all year round to create gorgeous eye looks. In this post I created a smokey eye look that I recreated from the New Years Day Party I went to. Its super easy to create with a mix of just 4 shades. I took the concealer from my Huda Beauty New Nude Palette but didn’t actually use any of the shades in this look.

Elizabeth Arden is a brand that continued to impress me time and time again in 2018 with both their makeup and their skincare. The Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Liquid Lip Laquers came out at the end of last year and I did chat about them on social media. But I saved the post to start out the new year. The lipsticks have a different finish to the previous ones we have seen. The finish is intense and there are 5 gorgeous shades to choose from. There is a shade here for most skin tones but sadly missing a red lets hope they get one in the range soon.

There are now 3 new finishes the Lacquer (intense and non sticky), Cream (rich and satiny) and Gloss (soft shine finish). I got to play with the new lacquers and really love them. Here I am testing out the shade Seductress its a pretty pink raspberry shade that really suits my complexion. But I also love the Coral Infusion shade I am all about the bold colours especially when I am rocking a tan.

The Liquid lip lacquers are really hydrating that apply so easily onto your lips. The colour pay off is really great so you don’t have to apply a million layers to get the full effect. Each lippie comes in a really unique applicator where you have to click to release the lipstick. The applicator is a sponge that is shaped perfectly so you can apply easily all over your lips.

Already in stores the Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Liquid Lip Laquers retail at R299. They are on the slightly pricier side but definitely worth checking out.

Shahnaz x

There is nothing quite like applying a liptick to enhance my complexion than a bold lipstick. Some of my favourite makeup looks are super simple with a glowing complexion, groomed brows, loads of mascara and a gorgeous lip. Makeup DOESN’T have to be complicated and that’s what I always tell my friends and people I work with. Plus you DON’T have to break the bank with makeup either. So with that in mind I would like to introduce the Revlon Super Matte Lipsticks that really give my complexion a boost and seriously add to making me look fresh and glowing.

Makeup doesn’t need to be difficult or complicated and I find most women stress about how to apply makeup. You don’t need to have 5 shades in your smokey eye if you don’t want to. It can be as easy as using one product and a couple of makeup brushes and you are good to go. In this post I chat about a super easy smokey eye using Stila Cosmetics. If you haven’t had a chance to check out the Stila Shimmer and Glow or Glitter and Glow liquid eyeshadows you are missing out.

It’s that time of the year where the festive season is almost here and you most likley stuck in the office with piles of work trying to get everything done. Everyone I have been chatting to is over stressed and over worked. So I decided to write a quick post on a great glowing makeup combo I like to use to add a glow to my complexion especially when I am in need of a lift. We often get tired and our skin starts to look a little dull and makeup is a great way to give it a lift. Of course remember good skincare too!!!

Christmas is almost here and as always The Body Shop have an array of amazing goodies to treat your loved ones this year. I got to attend the launch and loved what I saw. A key focus this year is The Body Shop Christmas Makeup Collection which I am sharing with you in this post. Its a mix of liquid eyeshadows, gorgeous lipsticks and a glitter spray for your hair and body to add that extra glow. Of course my daughter is all over the Pink Sparkley hair glitter she is 9 after all so think this will be going in her stocking.

A real wearable trend for SS18 is the bold red lip. Its one that we see time and time again with different twists. Yay for me I have the perfect lipstick for this look that looks so amazing on. This post is all about the bold red lip using the Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint in Uncensored. It applies beautifully and is just a WOW lipstick. After lusting after the lip paint on instagram I decided to invest in one. Definitely worth it.

I got my hands on some of the makeup from the Clarins Sun Kissed Collection and I am loving them. Now you all know I love a good bronzer and this one not only is so pretty but really gorgeous on. I din’t get the whole collection but super happy with what I got to play with. I love the tinted primers perfect for summer especially if you are not big on wearing base. As well as the lip oils that seriously hydrate and add a touch of colour to your lips. I have also included in this post the new Clarins Pore Control serum. Purely because it goes hand in hand with summer and prepping skin before you add on any makeup.

I like to keep my makeup super simple with absolutely no fuss and normally a bright lip. In this post I chat about my every day summer makeup essentials that are key to me looking fresh and my complexion bright. For me the most important element is my skin as long as that looks fresh and dewy everything sort of falls into place. Of course you need a bright lip thrown in there too because that also ensures bright looking skin.