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Valentine’s Day Make Up

Valentine’s Day is only a couple days away and if you are going out on a hot date then make sure you think about your make up look. I was just playing around with the classic look and changed the lipstick shade from the usual bright red to a dark red and added a touch a glitter to the eyes.

The key make up for this look:

For the eyes I used the Clarins 3 Dot Liner that comes out next month is SA love it and then added a touch of glitter in the inner corner of the eyes on the liner with Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liner in Midnight Cowboy. For the brows I kept it pretty natural and just applied a touch of Anastasia Beverley Hills Tintel Brow Gel.

For my skin the key elements was the Bourjois Healthy Mix Gel Serum and the Clarins Instant Concealer which also launches next month to give the fresh looking skin and for contouring and highlighting I used the Stila Sweet Treats Bronzing Powder and Mac Mineralise Skin Finish in Porcelain Pink (this link takes you to what is available in SA online).

The Lips I went for my trusty mac lip pencil and lipstick using the Mac Burgundy Lip Pencil to create the definition and Mac Dubbonet lipstick.

Remember you don’t have to use these products I just wanted to give a little of Valentine’s make inspiration.

Shahnaz x


Glam Dark Lips By Michael Kors

I blogged a while back about the Michael Kors beauty range that hit SA but I didn’t get my hands on the Glam range until this week. I am very into the dark berry lip because firstly it looks pretty hot if your skin looks amazing and you have lots of mascara and the key thing its a massive make up trend.

I recently posted a video on how to wear the dark lip 3 ways so in continuation from that I wanted to share the Michael Kors Glam Dame Lipstick and Glam Icon Lip Lustre. Firstly they feel great on the lips and really hydrating but what I like about these 2 goodies is that you can wear the trend without it being too much.

Here is me wearing the gloss you can still rock the berry trend without your lips looking way too dark, its pretty shade and looks great with a minimum make up or you can wear with a smokey eye without taking away from the eye:

MK Glam 2The second pic is me wearing the lipstick again the colour isn’t too dark so its really wearable day or night. When applying to get ore intensity you need to apply a few layers:

MK Lip 1The lippes are available at Stuttafords in Cape Town and Joburg but sadly you can’t buy online yet.

Shahnaz x

I have been filming some make up video’s in studio and this is the first of them its all about how to do the perfecr red lip. The channel is called Mumspiration on Youtube and its about inspiring young mum’s. I am featuing video’s every Friday at 11 am so hope you enjoy.

The red lip is a massive trend and I show you how to do the perfect lip and to create a whole look to go with it:

Hope you enjoy the tutorial.

Shahnaz x

So this video was supposed to be edited by my husband before Christmas but due to a hectic schedule its only up now. Its a party inspired look with a gloss effect on the eye to give that extra pop.

So here are the products I used to create the look:

Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Primer

Charlotte Tilbury Vintage Vamp Eyeshadow Palette

Mac Brow Pencil in Lingering

Maybelline The Falsies Mascara

Elizabeth Arden Limited Edition 8 HR Cream

Lancome Teint Visonnaire Duo Make Up in no 4

Chanel Healthy Glow Powder no 60

Mac Mineralise Skinfinish in Lightscapade

Mac Blush in Coppertone


Mac Modern Browns Palette

Daniel Sandler Blotting Powder

Hope you enjoy the video. Shahnaz x

The holidays are upon us and its constant parties and Christmas and New Year. In this video I wanted to show how easy it is to create a chocolate shimmery eye. This look is great with a nude lip or for a more dramatic look go for a bold red lip.

So here are the produucts I used:

  • Nars Luminous Moisture Cream
  • Smashbox Liquid Halo Foundation
  • Mac Pro Conceal/Correct Palette in Medium
  • Mac Paint Pot Contructivist
  • Mac Pressed Pigment in Beaming
  • Clarins Kohl Eye Pencil in Taupe no 8
  • Suqqu Brow Pens
  • Shu Umera Lash Curler
  • Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Colour Lash Enhancing Mascara
  • Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow
  • Micheal Kors Sexy Flush
  • Carmex
  • Revlon Matt Lipstick in Smoked Peach
  • Daniel Sandler Blotting Powder

Enjoy the holidays. Hope you enjoyed my post. x

I Love Chanel Spring 14 Collection

At the recent Chanel launch for the new Spring 14 make up collection we got to have a look at all the beautiful colours and textures and got to take 4 products away with us. I took the pink’s because its a current trend now but was also a trend in SS14 shows. The collection itself is beautiful with pinks, reds and plum shades so perfect for all skin tones and where looks can be taken from day to night.

I got my hands on the Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick in Diva a bright pink shade, the lip pencil in Sonic Pink, the bright blush Chamade which is a pink/red shade and the Illusion D’Ombre in Impulsion which is a pretty light pink shimmery eye shadow.

So here is a pretty look which encompasses all things Spring and Summer:

I Love Chanel Spring 14 Collection

For the lips I applied the lip liner and lipstick, I applied the blush with my fingers onto the apples of my cheeks you only need a tiny amount and for the eyes I applied the Illusion D’Ombre in the inner corner of my eyes just to give a little pop and not take away from the pink lips. As you can see I kept the rest of my face really clean and contoured and lots of mascara.

As you all know I love all things Chanel. I love the packaging especially the lipsticks and I absoloutely love the quality. Yes it is expensive but its Chanel right? With me I know I am not going to be let down by the quality and I will get the finish I need. The products are also amazing to use on a shoot and look beutiful in front of the camera. There is something really special when you pull out your Chanel products and I know the models are always happy to see me using it on them too.

The rest of the collection consists a 4 eyeshadow palette which is R645 and a duo palette at R485, 6 beautiful lipsticks in different textures priced at R395, lip glosses are R335, an Illusion D’Ombre eye shadows in a deep purple they are R380, 3 nail polish colours at R290, 2 cream blushes at R440, and a finishing powder to illuminate the skin at R510.

Chanel Spring 14 Collection


Out 27th January 14 in selected Edgars stores so if you love Chanel then you need to get your hands on the collection.

Hope you enjoyed my post.x










The collection launches 27th January 14 so if you love Chanel as much as I do then you will want to get your hands on some of the beautiful collection.

Get The Look: Modern Smokey

I think most people think a smokey eye should be a black or chocolate brown but the amazing thing with make up is that it evolves and there are so many ways to do a smokey and it doesn’t have to be a dark shade. In the Jon Galliano show SS13 we saw pops of white mixed with the smokey eye to make the eyes really pop. In this shoot we were shooting Topshop, Forever New and Jo Borkett clothing for Edgars VIP and with the neutral shades we went for a look that would work well with the clothing and also make Emma’s eyes really pop.



So how did I create the look?

Skin: I applied a rich moisturiser so that Emma’s skin was already glowing before I applied the make up, prepping the skin is so key to getting that glowing flawless finish. I used my fabulous Nars Luminous Moisture Cream. The foundation I used was the Georgio Armani Luminous Silk in no 4 and buffed in using my Real Techniques Expert Face Brush to really work the product into the skin. I concealed under ther eyes using the Mac Pro Conceal and Correct Palette.

Eyes: I prepped the eyes first by applying foundation first to make sure the eyeshadow stays. I blended Mac  eyeshadow in Paradisco and Free to Be  into the socket and winged out and then in the waterline and down to the inner corners of the eye I used my Mac Pro Chromaline in Pure White but you can opt for an eyeliner or a white gel liner. I applied the product on the waterline with a thin eyeliner brush and then with a Mac 263 angle brush I applied the chromaline down in the inner corner of the eye to give a cat effect. For the brows I pplied my trusty Mac brow pencils in Fling and Lingering and then applied Benefit They’re Real Mascara.

Contouring and Highlighting: This was really key in creating this look because it is all about structure which the clothes really had. I contoured using my Chanel Healthy Glow Powders and for the highlighting I used Mac Mineralise Skin Finish in Lightscapade.

Lips: I kept the lip nude so as not to take away from the eyes first I made sure they were hydrated with Carmes lip balm and then I applied Mac Satin lipstick in Siss.

Remember you can play with make up and try anything out. Practice practice practice.

Hope you enjoyed my post. x

How To Create a Vintage Vamp Lip

I recently attended a Mac Techniques workshop for AW13 trends and Michelle Lee showed us a look that included the lip pencil Night Moth (love it) and a dark berry lip I used Hang Up its a Creamsheen so it glides on beautifully and hydrates the lips. So here are some pictures and a step by step guide to creating the Vintage Vamp Berry Lip:

1) Hydrate your lips first this is so important as you don’t want your lips to dry out. I am using my trusty carmex its the best for me.

How to lip2) Line your lips with the lip pencil this ensures that you create the perfect lip and shape and also stops the lipstick from bleeding. I am using Mac lip pencil Nightmoth.How to dark lip 23) Next apply the lipstick its easy to apply as you have already traced the shape of your lips with the pencil. Using the lipstick straight onto the lips gives a real natural look rather than applying with a lip brush.How to dark lip 3

4) Here is the finished look:

Berry LipOn the rest of my face I massaged in Bourjois healthy Mix all over my face to get that dewy look, I concealed using Mac Select Moisture Cover in NC30 under my eyes and around my nose and any blemishes. For contouring I used my favourite Hoola By Benefit and on my cheeks I applied the new Michael Kors Sexy Flush (launches mid Dec) and for my lashes I applied my new favourite mascara from Clarins Be Long Mascara in no 1 Intense Black (launches 24th March 14).

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Hope you enjoyed my post. x


Recently I did a shoot up the West Coast and I got to do a modern graphic eye and instead of using black I went with a purple/blue gel liner for the lids which makes it much cooler. To create the eye you need a long wearing gel liner and an angle brush to create your shape. So here is how I created the look and the products I used:

  • For the face I prepped the skin with Nars Luminous Moisture Cream to make sure the skin was glowing even before I applied any make up.
  • I buffed in Bobbi Brown Stick Foundation using my Real Techniques Expert Face Brush. I love using this foundation as it gives great coverage and lasts much longer on the skin. It was a hot day so I wanted the make up to last.
  • On the eyes I used Mac Fluidline in Waveline and with the Mac 263 small angle brush I traced the product from the inner corner of the eye along the crease line then I pulled out and upwards, then from the corner of the outer part of the eye I joined the lines creating a triangle shape. Then I took a flat brush and filled in by patting the product on to the eye. Remember if you make a mistake take a cotton bud and some moisturiser and clean up along the lines to make it neat.
  • For the brows I used the Mac Brow Pencil in Lingering and then for the lashes I used the Lancome Hypnose Doll Eyes.
  • I contoured under the cheek bone, along the jaw line and along the top of the forehead with Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate a cheaper alternative is to use a cream foundation 2 shades darker. I highlighted on top of the cheek bones abd along the bridge of the nose and on the cupids bow using Topshop Highlighter Gleam.
  • On the cheeks I lightly dusted Mac Blush in Melba.
  • Lastly for the lips I kep it nude using Mac Lustre Lipstick in Archetype. Remember to hydrate your lips first before applying your lipstick I am a big fan of Carmex.

Key Items:

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I hope you enjoyed my post. x

Chanel Christmas 2013 Makeup Collection

As you know I am a big fan of anything Chanel and when I received  some items from the Christmas Collection you can imagine I was pretty happy. Thanks so much Sarah from The Prestige Cosmetics Group.

The Collection Nuit Infinie De Chanel is all about seduction and sensuality. The passionate red shades for the lipstick and nail polish tinges the entire collection with boldness and seduction. Eyes are sculpted with sensual shadows with shades of chocolates and twinkle with glints of Illusion D’Ombre and glamour extends to the tips with the Cils Scintillants (mascara). On the lips the Rouge Allure unfurls in radiant colours in a velvet or satin version and then the Poudre Universelle Libre Moon Light is the unique beauty secret which illuminates the face and neck in a pearl shimmer.

I got my hands on a beautiful red velvet lipstick the Rouge Allure Velvet in no 317 La Precieuse, a bronze liquid liner in no 117, a cream shadow Illusion D’Ombre in no 827 Initation and a bronze mascara Bronze Platine to add a little glitter to the lashes.

I absolutely love the lipstick it glides on and even though is matt it doesn’t dry the lips at all and is highly pigmented. If you are a lover of red lipstick then this is a great one to have.

The Illusion D’Ombre cream eyeshados are a favourite of mine and I already have a few in my pro kit. They can be worn on their own straight onto the lid or added on top of a powder eyeshadow to make the eye really pop or used in in the inner corner of the eyes. When applying onto the lid take a flat brush and push the product up to crease then blend the crease with a blending brush and in this image below I added a taupe shade into the crease to create definition. LOVE LOVE LOVE.

The liquid liner is a beautiful shimmery bronze liner and glides on beautifully. Again this product can be worn on its own or with the eyeshadow like you see in the picture below and the bronze mascara adds a beautiful shimmer to the lashes. You can either wear on its own or add a black mascara and then go over with this mascara to make the lashes really shimmer.

Here is the look:

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The new collection also includes a beautiful eyeshadow palette with colours from beige to plum so gorgeous evening smokey rich colours. Chanel have also included another Illusion D’Ombre shadow called Fatal which is a violet plum shade.

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For the lips in the Rouge Allure Velvet there is another shade in the collection La Desiree which is an intense burgundy and then in the satin lipstick Radieuse is a blush pink shade which is meant to be very feminine.

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The collection also includes a highlighting powder and a blush. The highlighting powder Poure Universelle Libre called Moon Light shimmers with bronze and golden pearlizers adds the final touch to the look. I will definitely be going to buy me one of these as I am a massive fan of a highlighter. The blush Joues Contraste is a universal rosy beige shadow with small pink and golden pearlizers that subtly revive the skin tone.

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Lastly the nail polish is a beautiful red called Rouge Rubis which is a scarlet polish that matches the rich beautiful shades of the rest of the collection. There is nothing more feminine than a red lip matched with a red nail.

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So if you are a fan of anything like Chanel you need to check out this collection it launches today in SA.

Hope you enjoyed the post. x