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Shahnaz Loves Beauty

I seriously can’t believe Feb is almost over but its been another great month of beauty discoveries and rediscovering products I have in my kit. This post is kind of like what’s in my bag as its products I just can’t get enough about and have stood out from the crowd and products I just seem to reach for:

1) Mac Lightful Softening Lotion is my latest obsession. I bought mine overseas as it hadn’t come out yet in SA but I am pleased to say its here and also available online. Prepping skin before I apply make up on a shoot is vital as its the difference between OK looking skin and wow skin that just looks unbelievable. I can’t stress enough how important a beauty routine is. With this bad boy I find when models come on set being outside makes skin dirty and this lotention takes away any excess dirt, helps restrict pores and leaves skin feeling fresh. Apply onto a cotton wool pad and then apply to your whole face as if you taking make up off.

2) Revlon Colourburst Matt Balm in Audacious is a new favourite of mine. They launched this month in SA available at Clicks and I have to say I am a fan. I was sent a bright pink matt balm which I blogged about last week and then I bought this beautiful orange shade for myself and I am loving it. Even though its matt it doesn’t dry out your lips and I am a fan of orange lips. With a dewy finish on the skin and lots of mascara its definitely one of my favourite looks.

3)Bourjois CC Cream is one I can’t get enough off its one I have replaced foundation with on a daily basis as it has such great coverage and leaves my skin feeling soft and glowing which is what I love. Most CC creams I have tried are just too sheer for me or don’t come in my shade but this one ticks both boxes. A definite winner.

4) Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Perfectly Nude Foundation this one is my new foundation obsession. I went to the launch at the beginning of this month and really was so impressed by it. I will do a full post this week as it launches early March in SA. The coverage is sheer to medium but you can build it up, it glides onto the skin so beautifully and leaves a gorgeous finish. I have also used it on set and it reads beautifully in front of the camera so you know if you wearing it you will be camera ready.

5) Smashbox BB Cream Eyes just landed on my desk last week and I tried it on my tired eyes and again love at first sight with this product. It comes with a brush applicator so you can apply straight under the eye and then pat in with your ring finger. It has a natural finish but also gives a beautiful glow under the eyes banishing those terrible dark circles. Again will do a full review but needed to share ASAP. Will be available in March.

This month for me has been about perfecting skin and finding all the ways to have a beautiful glow for myself and for the models I do make up for. Its about enhancing natural beauty and making you feel beautiful.

Hope you enjoyed my post. x