bold brows


If you follow the hair and make up trends on the catwalk and magazines you will notice that 60’s make up and hair is back but with a modern twist.

You don’t necessarily have to go with traditional 60’s make up and use a black liner. I am loving the use of colour and the more graphic take on 60’s make up. The looks vary from a softer look to very bold brows with strong lines. So whether you are feeling bold you can go for the look as seen on Cara Delevigne to an eyeliner and a hint of peach.
The common feature in all these looks is flawless velvet skin with a bit of highlight and a slight hint of contouring. Getting the skin right is key for this look. Try a sheer foundation or a tinted moisturiser and apply a sheer powder to create the velvet finish.  Some of the looks are more complicated but with practice you can easily achieve your own twist on modern 60’s looks. If you don’t have full brows but don’t want them too bold brush your brows upwards and fill in to create the shape with a pencil like Fling from Mac and then set with a clear gel. If you alraedy have bold brows then just brush through with a clear gel.
Invest in a gel liner for the bolder looks and remember you don’t always have to go for black. To really make the look bold apply false lashes or individual lashes. Invest in decent brushes so you can create the perfect crease line.  Either go for a really nude lip if its a more graphic look or you can opt for an orange lip and lots of indiviual lashes.
For hair we saw modern beehives and side partings with bow accessories.
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Bright Lips and Bold Brows

If you have been following my blog you would have seen an overview of trends from the fashion weeks for SS13 and AW13. Of course around the world spring is here so its all about bright lips and bold groomed brows. If you are in South Africa where I currently live then we are only now hitting the AW12 trends in hair and make up. But even though itts Autumn now in Cape Town the sun is shining so bring on the bright lips.

The look is all about fresh beautiful skin, a touch of mascara, beautiful dark thick brows and a bold lip whether it be red or bright orange. Remember to keep skin looking flawless you need to be consistent with your beauty routine. Cleanse, tone and exfoliate and keep your skin hydrated and of course drink lots of water.

Create the look by using a sheer foundation like Mac face and body if you have really amazing skin try Estee lauder BB cream. To make the skin appear brighter mix a touch of  Stila Stay All Day 10-in-1 Illuminating Beauty balm with your foundation.

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A touch of peach blush on the apples of your cheek. Add a highlighter by the tear duct of your eyes to make the eyes pop. Brush brows upwards and fill them in either using pencil or powder. Try Gosh or Bobbi Brown brow kit. To set the brows and ensure the pencil or shadow lasts apply a clear brow gel from Mac. If you already have full brows just brush through and set with the clear gel.

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For a bold lip try Morange or Ruby Woo lipsticks from Mac Cosmetics. But remember try the lipstick on first these colours will not suit all skin tones. Or alternatively if you are on a budget try one of the Topshop lispticks. Remember to keep lips hydrated and exfoliated. Use Carmex or Elizabeth Arden 8 hour lip balm.

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