After testing out Avon’s foundations I was super keen to try out their mascara. I love when I find a drugstore mascara that I can recommend to my followers without breaking the bank. I got to test out the Avon Mark Big and Extreme Mascara that promises longer and fuller lashes. Did it live up to the hype?
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.
For those of you who suck at applying liner this post will show you the liquid liner beauty hack. Its super easy all you need is a liner, some tape and a makeup mirror so you can see exactly what you are doing. I purchsed the NYX Epic Ink Liner to test out the hack and it worked a treat. Now when it comes to doing liner on models I have no problem doing it free hand. When it comes to myself and with my sinking eyes (happens in your 40’s) I do the worst job of it.
Now if you looking for some makeup this season that is really gorgeous and gives that glow you really want then you need to keep reading. I actually discovered The Body Shop Lip and Cheek Tints from watching my fav Nikki Makeup on insta. Literally whatever she has been recommending I have been buying. The tints leave a beautiful dewy seamless finish on your cheeks and look so natural. Super affordable and so easy to use.
Finally one of my favourite skincare brands has launched their first foundation. Introducing the Filorga Flash Fluid Foundation or known as the Pro Perfection tinted fluid. This foundation promises that flawless bare skin effect which as you can see gives just that. I have been waiting to test the fluid on a model as its way too light for me. Model and instagram queen Jessica Yang was the pertect candidate to test the makeup on. Sadly the Filorga Flash Fluid doesn’t come in darker shades so for now its for the fairer skin gals.
I have been waiting for Glossier to finally hit SA and ladies you can now get your hands on the Glossier Cloud Paint!!! I spend time each day researching on Instagram and came across an account called The Beauty Co. I am happy to announce that they are not too pricey at R250 each and trust me a little goes a long way. I made the initial mistake of squeezing a little too much out. I purchased 2 of the shades and the delivery was super efficient and quick. If you love a cream blush then these are definetly worth checking out.
If you haven’t gotten your hands on one of the The Stila Glitter and Glow Liquid Eyeshadows you are missing out. I am truly impressed by how Stila have upped their game with the makeup they have introduced and these well they are just simply gorgeous. They can be worn three ways either apply as a liner, up the crease of the eye or winged out. I also like to use them over a powder eyeshadow using my fingers to add a little sparkle to an eye.
This is the first time I have actually bought or used anything from the brand Colourpop. I actually saw a beauty shot on instagram crediting the brand and the palette so of course I had to buy it. Introducing the Colourpop Yes Please Palette its bold and beautiful. Its perfect for warming up the complexion with its red and orange undertone shades. Plus some gold and yellow thrown in too. To really smoke it up work in French Kiss a brown shade that adds a gorgeous definition to the outer corners of the eyes. Really affordable at R490 for 12 beautiful shades am very happy with my latest purchase.
When it comes to highlighters Mac has it down to a T. In this post I am chatting about how to get that glow with Mac Cosmetics using 2 products. By combining both you can get that lit from within glow that makes you just look super healthy and gorgeous. I have kept makeup super minimal here as I just want to emphasise the skin. Plus just keep it really simple. So which 2 products am I chatting about? The Hyper Real Foundation and the Iridescent Loose Powder. Luckily there are a few shades to choose from if you are light to medium/dark skin tone then keep reading.