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February has come and gone and this week I got to play with some new products, discovered budget beauty products and came across some cool video’s. I love when I get to play with new products on set and see how they work and how they look in front of the camera with all the lights.

So here is my week’s beauty products highlights:

Beauty Products for all skins types1) I came across the latest Lisa Eldridge video on face masks, what the different ones are for and why Lisa loves them. I love Lisa’s video’s as she shares about products extensively and for me there is nothing better than getting a recommendation. Skincare is a big thing for me and discovering new beauty products and ways I can use them for myself and on model’s is always a big plus. Also if its good enough for Lisa its good enough for me.

 

2) I finally properly tested the Smashbox Eyes BB cream on my beauty shoot with the gorgeous Hilda who is one of the faces of Lancome worldwide and I love it. I did post about it last week as a new discovery and I have yet to review it promise will be next week but it glides on beautifully under the eyes and doesn’t crease and brightens up the under eye area.

3) I have been working my way through budget foundations so that I can post about the best ones and I came across the Rimmel Perfect Match Foundation. I love that it has a pump so there is no wastage and I love the texture. It leaves a natural dewy finish and one pump pretty much covers your whole face.

4) Its not beauty related but I got to be in the fashion jury for Grazia SA which is pretty cool. I got in the the make up industry as I am a lover of fashion and wanted to be part of it in some way and doing make up was a perfect fit. So being featured in the magazine and giving my opinion on celebrities fashion was fun.

And that concludes my week’s take on new and exciting beauty products.

Hope you all had a great week.

Shahnaz x

So today I did a shoot for fellow beauty bloggers. One of the bloggers write’s for beauty magazines so she had a lot of knowledge on all things beauty. When you buy your moisturier and its in a jar or a pot sadly for the moisturier to work then you need to take it out and put the cream into a pump so that the moisturiser doesn’t get exposed to the oxygen in the air as aftter a week of purchasing your beautiful cream the reason you bought it so (anti ageing for example) would have lost its main properties! Sadly we are all victim to this and purchase creams in beautiful packaging. So next time you buy moisturiser decanter it and put in a pump.

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In my recent Elle main fashion editorial I created this look. The brief was fresh dewy skin with a pop of colour on the lip. Here is how I created the look:

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Face: Moisturised the skin with Dr Haushka Rose Cream and then I buffed Benefit Oxygen Wow Flawless Foundation with my Real Techniques buffing brush. I concealed under the eyes using Clinique Airbrush Concealer.

Eyes: Applied Mac Paint Pot in Bare Study on the lid up to the crease, contoured the crease using Bobbi Brown eyeshadow in Sable, then I went back over the paint pot with Inglot pigment in no 14 ,I filled in the brows using Mac eye pencils in Fling and Lingering and then applied Maybelline The One by One Volum’ Express in Black.

Contour and Highlight: I contoured under the cheek bone and jaw bone using the Smashbox Contour kit and highlighted above the cheek bone and into the temple with Mac Magically Cool Liquid Powder.

Cheeks: I applied Mac blush in Peaches.

Lips: I applied a Mac lipstick in Fusion Pink and then to create a matt effect I dabbed Mac pigment in Magneta Madness (neon pink) to the centre of the lips

Finish: By lightly duting Mac Prep & Prime translucent finishing powder on the forehead, nose and under the eyes.

Nails: Used Ciate nail polish in 3am Girl and then sprinkled multicoloured micropearls onto the wet nail and applied a top coat.

Hope you enjoyed the post.