I started this year taking a break from writing on my blog but some exciting things happened in 2020. I was so excited to host my first ever skincare and makeup masterclass with fellow artist Raine Tauber. Its definitely been an exciting year so far plus I was also featured as a beauty judge in Woman and Home Magazine. Its been a dream of mine to share my tips and tricks especially when it comes to my signature glow. We focused on how to prep the skin to get the glow we all love. Plus I shared a pretty summer makeup look and Raine thatm quick 5 min smokey eye.
As you all know for those who follow me I am obsessed with skincare and a beautiful glowing complexion. I love to layer my products on myself and on models on shoots once you get the skin and base right everything really falls into place. I have favourite skincare brands that vary from Body Shop to Chanel. For the workshop I focused on vegan skincare as well as affordable French Skincare. Avene and Bioderma are real favs of mine and for those lucky attendees they got their hands on a jumbo Bioderma Micellar Water.
I love face mists and the Avene Eau Thermal Spray is a must for everyone for hydration and to soothe sensitve skin. In the skincare part of the masterclass I featured both the Avene Thermal spray and the Hydrance Serum they are an amazing combo. A fav of mine the Eco Diva Liquid Vitamin Hydra Mist was also featured plus the Skoon Glow Drops these are amazing to add into your moisturiser. For prepping lips I use a variety of products but here I used on Esmerelda the Bioderma Restorative Lip Repair. Its really hydrating and adds glow to the lips.
I love to add either use a strobe cream or illuminating balm with foundation. In the masterclass I blended the Bobbi Brown Ilumination Balm in Golden Glow with Mac Face and Body to really give an amazing all over glow. For highlighter I have so many but here I went with the Dior Backstage Glow Palette.
I really love to use soft brushes for the base as they blend the foundation beautifully with no streaks. My Kit Co are some of my favourite brushes sadly they are not available in South Africa yet. Invest in good brushes Morphe, Mac and Sigma have some amazing brushes for that smooth application.
Concealer is my best friend go for a more sheer to medium coverage foundation if you can then use concealer for the rest. Concealer is a great way to take away the redness, dark spots and darkness under the eyes. I love to use either a blending brush or the Mac 287 duo fibre brush for a seamless finish. Am currently loving the Mac Studio Fix 24 Hour Smoorth Wear Concealer its seamless, creamy and has good longevity.
I love grooming brows with either a clear brow gel or my Soap Brows as they both also add a beautiful shine to the brows as well as groom them beautifully. Invest in good pencil to fill in brows naturally Mac Spiked and Lingering a real goodies.
I always love to keep makeup simple and easy to recreate. On the day of the masterclass we had some makeup artists but the rest were every day women wanting to learn tips and tricks. How to achieve the glow and create a makeup look that adds to the glowing complexion. I love pops of colour on the eyes so here I used Colourpop Baby Got Peach (R390). The palettes are so affordable plus the colours are gorgeous. The palette has a mix of matte’s, shimmers and a glitter to make the centre of the lids pop.
I am a massive fan of using creams especially when it comes to blush. if you are looking to achieve the glow cream blushes work a treat. For the workshop I used my Nars Liquid Orgasm Blush but Mac have amazing cream blushes for all skin tones that are amazing.
For the complete glow look glosses work a treat. Here I worked a lipstick by patting in with my fingers and then applying a gloss over.
Super pretty, glowing and fresh here is my gorgeous model Esmeralda with her finished look. The makeup tutorial should be coming your way soon.
The next workshop will be on the 2nd May tickets will go live later this month. We were so lucky to have amazing goody bags sponsored by Bioderma, Filorga, Mac, RVB Lab, Swiitch Beauty and Buttercup Beauty.We strive to give each person amazing things to take home and play with and also share our knowledge.
Will keep you posted on the next one.