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Trying to get a gorgeous glowing complexion can be a rtough call for some people.Not only do you need a multi step process, get enough sleep and of course drink lots of water aa day to get yourself there its not easy or affordable. With life the way it currently is at the moment people are needing a product rather than a whole load that gives instant brightness. We are all looking for that glow to make us look healthy and the best way to achieve is a brightening serum which can mean instant luminosity. Plus throw in a gorgeous liquid highlighter and you will look lit from within.

Brightening serums can really revive dull looking skin, even skin tone and leave your complexion glowing. I also use them because they can also help against dark spots, exfoliate and also protect against UV damage with all the active antioxidants. Serums are a must in your skincare routine as they penetrate the skin deeper than other products. Vitamin C is one of the key ingredients when it come to brightening the skin. Its definitely one of my favourite ingredients. The Vitaamin C acts as an antioxidant by reducing free radical formation and preventing future sun damage.

In this post I chat about 3 serums from Clarins, Lamelle and Diego della Palma:

For those of you who didn’t catch my Clarins post  I went into great detail on the  Bright Plus Adanced Brightening Dark Spot-Targeting Serum. Its known to be a “double shot of oxygen” to the skin due to its two oxygenating ingredients rose-myrtle and acerola seeds extracts. Both boost cellular respiration to revive a dull complexion, revealing brighter, radiant skin and a healthy glow from within.

The serum comes in a cream form, is super light and absorbs really quickly into the skin. Leaving it feeling really hydrated, glowing and revived. The Clarins Bright Plus Advanced Brightening Dark Spot-Targeting Serum helps fight against pollution, UV damage and spots. Infused with superfruit extracts Rose-myrtle and Acerola Cherry seed, best known for its high potency in vitamin C, visibly brightens, boosts radiance, and helps reveal a more even skin tone.

The Lamelle Correctives Brighter Serum contains a unique combination of melanin-inhibiting ingredients as well as potent antioxidants to help prevent the formation of darks and reduce skin inflammation. Lamelle is a local South African brand that is super effective its the second time using and I really love it. The serum is oil based so not only is it working hard on the skin it also leaves skin glowing. You can apply on the key areas of the face which for me is cheeks aand chin where I have pigmentation. Its super hydrating and I apply this one in the morning as part of my skincare routine.

  • Key ingredients include:
  • Decabutin which prevents melanin production with no risk of cell damage, skin irritation or sun sensitivity.
  • Ferulic Acid which is a potent antioxidant that has been proven to fight free-radical damage.
  • Turmeric plant extract helps to prevent pigmentation production.
  • Oxy-resveratrol is a potent antioxidant with pigment inhibition effects.
  • Licochalcone A is a liquorice derivative that has anti-inflammatory and soothing effects.
  • A Resocinol derivative that helps inhibit melanin productionas well as also stimulating the production of glutathione reductase (a potent enzymatic antioxidant).

The Diego dalla Palma Light Booster got launched in SA  just before lock down so have been busy testing this one out. This serum is perfect for sensitive skin and helps to reduce redness ,smooth and brighten the skin. The Light Booster serum was developed for people suffering with dull looking skin that’s lost its brighteness. Great for poorly oxygenated skin due to tress, laclk of sleep and jet lag. Its another oil based serum so as well as working on improving the skin it also adds a gorgeous glow.

Active Ingredients:

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS:

  • Ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate (3%) highly stabilised  vitamin C that combats redness, darks spots and wrinkles.
  • Tocopherol (1.5%) nourishes and protects the skin from external aggressors.
  • Chromanol (0.07%) protects the skin from the harmful effects of free radicals and pollutants and regulates melanin production, while visibly reducing the appearance of dark spots.
  • Rosehip oil (10%) hydrates, moisturises brightens the skin.

My pigmentation is still an issue for me but its not gotten worse which is a plus. My skin texture is really great at the moment with a really lovely glow. Definitely all worth checking out.

Shahnaz x

The eyes on a face can really tell you where the skin is at for anyone. If I haven’t slept enough its the one place I can look the most tired and dehydrated. So with that in mind I am chatting about the latest Filorga Optim-Eyes Refresh Express Revitalising Eye Contour Stick. Puffy eyes and dark circles say goodbye. Had a bit of a late one and it shows? The triple action formula eye stick from Filorga will sort you out.

The skin under the eyes its actually really thin and different to the rest of the face. Definitely more prone to dehydration as we get older. The quality of the skin deteriorates, it loses its softness, its elasticity and its tone. Its an area on my face that I never miss out on, so fine lines you can just jog on. Its really important to get the right eye cream that will hydrate, illuminate and help reduce dark circles and puffy eyes. You can definitely combine the Filorga Optim-Eyes Refresh stick with the the Optium Eyes Express anti-fatigue patch. Together you can get some serious love and hydration. Love them both.

The Filorga Optim-Eyes Refresh Express Revitalising Eye Contour Stick (R430) was created to hep reduce the signs of fatigue around the eyes. With Fresh minute technology infused with a marine extract (carrageenan gel) , which has a decongestant action thanks to its ice-like texture, as well as a plumping action thanks to hyaluronic acid. Melaton eyes Technology which has a refreshing action reinforced with revitalizing peptides which energizes the cells to prevent the appearance of signs of fatigue. As well as invisible micro powders to enhance the radiance under the eye area.

I love that it can be used any time of the day its perfect for travel, I like to apply first thing in the morning. If throughout the day the under eye area needs a boost of hydration you can apply over makeup. Perfect for that instant refresh, radiance and gives the eyes a more awake look . The stick can also be placed in the refrigerator for a reinforced cryo-smoothing effect. I absolutely love it.

Available online at selected Edgars, Red Square ands Clicks Stores its defiinitely worth checking out. x

Shahnaz x

Introducing the new beautiful Clarins Bright Plus Serum. Described as the “new generation of intensive brightening treatments” I was super excited to try.  For those that know me I struggle with pigmentation and dark spots. Living and working in a hot climate has done my skin no favours. So I am always on the look out for serums that will help brighten and reduce the dark spots. This latest innovation from Clarins is an advanced brightening dark spot targeting serum infused with a whole load of amazing active ingredients. Yes please.

So whats the Clarins Bright Plus Serum all about ?

Its known to be a “double shot of oxygen” to the skin due to its two oxygenating ingredients rose-myrtle and acerola seeds extracts. Both boost cellular respiration to revive a dull complexion, revealing brighter, radiant skin and a healthy glow from within.

The serum comes in a cream form, is super light and absorbs really quickly into the skin. Leaving it feeling really hydrated, glowing and revived. The Clarins Bright Plus Advanced Brightening Dark Spot-Targeting Serum helps fight against pollution, UV damage and spots. Infused with superfruit extracts Rose-myrtle and Acerola Cherry seed, best known for its high potency in vitamin C, visibly brightens, boosts radiance, and helps reveal a more even skin tone.

I love that it comes with a pipette making it easier to get the right amount without wasting. As I mentioned its super light with the feeling of putting on a moisturiser. My complexion feels so silky smooth after applying each morning. The Hyaluronic Acid really leaves skin feeling so hydrated leaving a natural glow that I really love.

I have been applying the Clarins Bright Plus Serum every morning for the past 6 weeks. I can’t say yet if its reduced my pigmentation as mine is pretty bad. What I can say is I have no new pigmentation and its not gotten darker even though I have been in the sun. My skin is feeling really healthy, hydrated and has that glow so by the time I apply my base my skin is looking great.

Available in selected Woolworths, Edgars and Foschini and online at clarins.co.za definitely a great investment.

Shahnaz x

The latest Dermlogica Phyto-Nature Firming Serum promises us younger looking skin. We are all going to be getting old at some point, me mybe sooner than others with 44 approaching at the end of this month. But the great thing is about good skincare is that we can control the intensity of the ageing process. Using preventative skincare with potent active ingredients like the Dermalogica serum will definitely help slow things down.

So what is the Dermlogica Phyto-Nature Firming Serum?

Its a dual phased serum that has two separate chambers with potent serums in both. So its basically a 2-in-1 that helps lift and firm. The firming side uses sapphire-bound peptides to protect your skin from over-exposure to elements that break down the skin’s youthfulness over time. It’s essentially a shield reinforcing the skin’s defenses. The lifting side uses plant-based active ingredients, like moroccan rockrose extract, camu camu, and madagascar green coffee bean, to increase collagen production and give you a “filler effect.”

Our skin is massivley effected by the environment and our lifestyles (like stress, diet, lack of sleep, UV exposure and pollution) which basically which accounts to 50% of the ageing process. There are lots of times I struggle from sleep, plus I live in a hot limate so I am exposed to the sun a lot. Also with the times we are currently experiencing we go though so much stress about work and finances. All these things have a massive effect on our skin. So basically we need skincare that has immediate effects, with active ingredients and that’s also anti ageing.

The Benefits of serum:

Minimises the appearnce of fine lines, reduces wrinkles aand revitalises the skin by adding some serious luminosity.

I apply the Dermlogica Phyto-Nature Firming Serum every morning and have been doing do for the last couple of months. I love the texture and how quickly it absorbs into my skin. My complexion is definitely glowing after each application. Make sure to apply over the neck as this can be an area that is forgotten. The brand promises luminosity after the first use, this I can definitely agree with. My skin luckily hasn’t gotten to the wrinkles and fine line stage. I really take care of my skin by using amazing products. My skin feels super smooth, hydrated and just in great condition.

Available at Deramlogica stores and online this serum is very much on the pricey side of R2599 so its definitely an investment. If you are 35+ I would definitely recommend starting with a serum like this to really help slow those signs of ageing. My advice is go for a facial or even try one of their Face Fit treatment. Its an express 10 minute treatment to show you how to achieve that glow and boost your skin. This would be great way to test out the Dermlogica Phyto-Nature Firming Serum before you buy.

Shahnaz x

I am absolutely obsessed with a glowing complexion. Its my go to on shoots and its why I get booked on jobs. Of course skincare is the major factor in getting that glow.  If you don’t take care of your skin your makeup will NOT look great. As well as a good routine I love to use illuminators mixed in with foundation to really go that extra mile. They really do add the extra GLOW. Beautiful skin just brings all the makeup  together. What I love about an illuminator is that not only do they add extra glow they have skincare benefits as well. So its really a win win situation.

I have lots of illuminators in my makeup stash because I am a bit of a glow junklie. Today I am chatting about some firm favs of mine. So here is my list and why I love them so much:

Ole Henrikson Banana Bright Face Primer: This primer is just absolutely stunning as not only is it a primer that will keep your foundation on longer. It also has a stunning gold undertone that really makes the complexion glow so beautifully. I actually discovered the primer by chance from another makeup artist @namvo on instagraam who is known for her glow. Its a Vitamin C powered illuminating primer that delivers instant radiance. Infused with the must have Banana Powder and brightening pigments that makes you look oh so glow.

Becca First Light Priming Filter: Instantly brightening makeup primer that refreshes dull complexions using Cool Light Technology. Infused with vitamin E and hyaluronic acid, this lavender primer applies sheer on most skin tones to smooth and prep for makeup application. It gives a subtle glow to the skin that I absolutely love making the foundation look amazing.

Mac Strobe Cream: The origional Mac strobe cream has been around a long time. When Mac bought out the different undertone creams I was so happy. I love the Goldlite and Peachlite they really add that extra glow and dimension to the complexion. The creams are the ultimate quick fix for skin. Super-powered with potent botanicals, they boost the look of dull, flat or tired-looking skin with nutritious vitamins and a mega-dose of green tea. Brightens and clarifies with iridescent particles and antioxidants. Adds the softest glow to skin in sunlight to spotlight.

Mac Fix + Pinklite: This face mist can be spritzed before or after makeup to get that amazing glow and hydration to the skin. The new formula is now infused with pearlescent pearls for that ultimate glow, but still carries all the hydrating, soothing and refreshing benefits of the original version. Skin looks so radiant and healthy. They are also great to mist thought out the day if makeup needs a refresh and you just want to add to that glow.

Bobbi Brown Illuminating Balm: This balm is a real go to for me in my pro makeup kit. As well as seriously hydrating it adds such a stunning glow to the complexion. Its not only super hydrating but this illumintor leaves the most beaautiful golden glow to the complexion as you can see below on my model. You an use the moisture balm as a moisturiser, mix in with foundation or use as a cream highlighter and apply on the key points of your face.

With these two models I wanted to show you how gorgeous skin can look with combined skincare and an illuminator. Skin looks healthy and radiant and has that lit from within feel. On shoots I like to use mac face and body foundation because its more sheer. However its too sheer for me to personally because of my pigmentation. However an illuminator mixed into your foundation will give you the same glowing finish.

Shahnaz x

Last year we saw the launch of the new Bioderma range that focuses on pigmentation for a day and night time skin routine. Earlier this year they introduced the Bioderma Pigmentbio C-Concentrate making the range even more exciting. The concentrate is a night time corrective brightening serum that targets discolouration and pigmentation.  I suffer from bad pigmentation so anything that can help me I am willing to try. I actually noticed that in the last 6 years living in South Africa my pigmentation has actually gotten worse. Vitamin C is the key to helping fight against pigmentation and its one ingredient I can’t live without.

For those of you who haven’t tried the Bioderma Pigmentbio range check check out my post here. The range has got an amazing Micellar Water for brightening and the Night Renew is amazing. Combine these two products with the Bioderma Pigmentbio C-Concentrate (R400) for your night skin routine and you will wake up with soft radiant skin in the morning.

So what’s the Bioderma Pigmentbio C-Concentrate all about?

The concentrate is an intensive dark spot treatment with powerful AHA, BHA and Fresh Vitamin C. Pigmentbio C-Concentrate offers a skin-peel effect to brighten and correct dark spots, while remaining gentle on skin. The serum actually has a unique Vitamin C dispenser contained in the lid. Only when you click the button does it release and then mixes in with ther rest of the ingredients. Dermastore have a video showing us how its done:

The concentrate is super light and absorbs quickly into the skin. My skin feels super soft the next day I literally can’t stop touching it.

Key Ingredients:

  • Glycolic Acid which helps to resurface skin texture and improve skin luminosity and dullness.
  • 2% Vitamin C that’s in the form of Ascorbyl Glucoside (which makes it a slow release agent) is an antioxidant and skin brightner.
  • Salicylic Acid (BHA) exfoliates, refines pores and helps to reduce the formation of acne.
  • Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) improves skin elasticity, pigmentation and enhances skin barrier function.
  • Azelaic Acid has mildly exfoliating and potent anti-inflammatory properties, promoting a clear and even complexion.
  • Licorice Root Extract is a skin brightner and helps stop the forming of new pigmentation.
  • Vitamin E and Kelp Extract are potent antioxidants that help the skin against free radicals and outside stressors, as well as reduce moisture loss to the skin.

Bioderma advise to use the one month treatment for up to 3 months. I definitely need to invest to carry on a full treatment as for me one month just isn’t enough. Apply 5 drops each night and use every three months for best results.

As I mentioned earlier  the sun has damaged my skin. When the lock down finishes I am booked in to have a two part intense pigment peel. Plus with the Bioderma Pigmentbio C-Concentrate I am hoping for amazing looking skin. What I can say so far is that my skin texture is amazing and I am really happy with my skin radiance. The fight against pigmentation has been hard for me. Although I haven’t got any new pigmentation either so thats’s good news. Its definitely a product worth checking out. Remember Vitamin C is key for your skincare routine.

Available in selected Clicks, Dischem and available on the amazing online skin store Dermastore.

Shahnaz x

 

 

SKOON really is a brand that I really love and with anything I have every tried I have never been let down. I love that is all natural with non toxic ingredients and I just love the quality. My SKOON glow duo that really makes my skin look amazing is the SKOON WOW-WOW WONDER Serum and the GLOW DROPS. Together I just can’t go wrong. The drops have been a fav of mine since the brand launched but when I added in the serum I could really see the radiance and glow.

For those of you who don’t know the brand its proudly South African. The brand was created because the founder Stella said “We do not accept that good, effective skincare needs to contain parabens or any toxic ingredients procured at great expense to the environment, and at the expense of women’s health and well-being.”

Whats’s SKOON all about?

All SKOON products contain a variety of pure plant oils, rich nut butters, exquisite floral essences and botanical extracts sourced from all over the world.

SKOON. Means clean in Afrikaans. The essence of the brand is honest and pure. The brand believes in kind, clean and ethical procurement and production of all the products in our natural skin care range.With recycling encouraged in a big way.

The SKOON WOW-WOW WONDER Serum (R489)  is new to my skincare stash. I actually chose it because of the Vitamin C which is vital in my routine. I love testing out products wih this key ingredient and immediately fell in love. The serum has a triple blend of Hyaluronic Acid which know is key for hydration to the skin. Plus the Vitamin C to boost moisture and brighten the skin. As well as Phytic Acid which is actually  the gentlest AHA and also full of antioxidants. Phytic Acid can help neutralize free radicals, and that’s why its incorporated into skincare products designed to brighten pigmentation.

The SKOON GLOW drops (R199) help revive tired looking skin giving you a dewy complexion. Face oils are a fav of mine to add that shot of hydration to the skin. I love to add the drops in with a moisturiser so if you are not a makwup gal you will have gorgeous looking skin. You can even add a drop into fountation if you want that beautiful glossy looking skin.

The key ingredients in the drops is Squalene which is a highly effctive emollient and natural antioxidant, helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles, assists with UV damage and helps lighten pigmentation. The Vitamin E a key antioxidant in the drops helps with moisture, naturally works to neutralise environmental stressors that destroy collagegen and increase ageing. Love.

Massage into your skin with either fingers of a face roller to really get the blood flow to the skin. Love my SKOON glow duo and definitely recommend to add your skincare stash. Next on my list is the SKOON Rosehip C+ Concentrate. If you have never used the brand before go check out their site www.skoon.co.za.

Shahnaz x

I love playing with eye colours when it comes to makeup as it really makes the eyes pop. This week’s look is a Pretty Purple Eye with Huda Beauty Mecury Retrograde palette. I really love it because you can create so many gorgeous looks. As always her pallettes have a beautiful mix of matte and  foil shades that have such a beautiful colour pay off.  All of the matte shades can be worn on or mixed in wth the foil shades.

For this look I applied the oh so pretty Lilac shade Libra and worked into the crease, inner corner of the eyes as well as the bottom lash line.

Its a shade that really compliments the blue in my dress and looks amazing on its own. You could just finish off mascara or apply a liquid liner if you wanted to amp it up.

For the pop on the eyes I used my fingers as the foil shades work better with the fingers. Here I applied Ultraviolet which actually looks purple in the palete but has a slight blue undertone.

I kept the look simple as that’s my style and I want to make it easy for my readers. Makeup doesn’t need to be complicated or stressful. Here I applied the RVB Lab False Lash Mascara it gives gorgeous looking lashes.

For the glow I used one of my favs the Nars Orgasm Liquid Highlighter its a rose gold illuminator once blended it makes the skin look AMAZING. It blends so beautifully and gives that really natural glow to the skin.

For the cheeks I used the Nars Orgasm Blush this is the limited edition palette but its their cult shade. The blush has a gold undertone so it really adds a beautiful glow and shimmer the skin.

For the lips I kept it nude using the Pat Magrath Labs Fetish 1 Lipstick I kept it nude so as not to take away from the pretty eyes. You can use any nude lipstick that matches your complexion.

I then applied the nude Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Liquid Lip Colour in Tulle just add a touch of shine over the matte lippie.

If you love the pretty purple eye and can’t get your hands on the Huda Beauty Mecury Retrograde Palette.  Try the Rimmel Magnif’Eyes Electric Violet Edition and you can create something similar.

Shahnaz x

 

A while back I was sent to test out the South African skincare brand IQ Ultra Rich Skincare Range. I am always a bit sceptical of the cheaper skincare brands unless its French. Will it really do what it says? There are a whole range of skin products from IQ. Mine of course is for anti ageing and dry skin because the reality is I am now in my 40’s. I need products that will keep me skin youthful and glowing. IQ skincare provides vital SPF and antioxidant protection that promises to keep skin hydrated for up to 24 hours. All this definitely had me intrigued.

Why was IQ created?

Developed by Dr Len Nel a dermatologist, who after treating so many clients with so many skin concerns  decided to develp his own range. IQ is super affordable that focuses on anti ageing and sun related skin damage. Living in South Africa we have to protect ourselves from the free radicals way more than Europe or even America. Certain areas in SA are really dry and we experience more UV levels. With this in mind Dr Nel created a skincare brand that focused on SPF and antioxidants (with their own special Immune Protection Factor) plus making sure the products were highly emollient and moisturising.

The key ingredient across all ranges is White Tea:

– Polyphenol-rich White Tea
– Protects the Langerhans cells
– Scavenges Free Radicals

Immuno Protection Factor:

Is a combo of the white  tea and other selected antioxidants that create the unique IPF. This helps prevent the critical Langerhans cells from being depleted. Basically this allows skin to support the synthesis of collagen & elastin.

At night, IQ’s IPF  continues to scavenge Free Radicals & builds up Anti-oxidant levels, so your skin is armed to face the day ahead. The IPF helps prevent the critical Langerhans cells from being depleted. This allows skin to support the synthesis of collagen & elastin.

The IQ Ultra Rich skincare range focuses on older skin as well as dry dehydrated skin. Even though I don’t fall in the mature range, as you get older skin gets more dehydrated.  I am religious about skincare and I drink lots of water but I still find my skin can get dehydrated at times. Plus I also live in a dry hot climate and get exposed to a lot of sun which means dehydrated skin.

This range focuses on improving hydration, smoothness, wrinkles, firmness and elasticity. I have used the day cream on younger models while on a shoot. Its a real shot of hydration and adds such a gorgeous glow. I found from my 30’s I could use richer skincare products. Mid to late 30’s this Rich range could definitely be one you may want try out if you struggle with dry and dehydrated skin.

The range:

The IQ Ultra Rich Cleansing Wash (R104.95) is a silky soft pearlescent face wash that really cleanses leaving skin soft. I love they way it felt on my skin.

Dr Len’s tip “”I’ve designed this mild, soap-free cleanser specifically for photo-damaged South African skin. It helps remove dead skin cells, make-up & impurities to leave skin feeling clean & conditioned without dryness or tightness”. It really does leave your skin feeling soft.

The IQ Ultra Rich Advanced Anti-Ageing Renewal Serum (R245.95) is a  super restorative, concentrated yet lightweight serum. It helps to replenish & renew skin, giving skin a boost of glowing radiance & vitality. The Hyaluronic acid helps to restore essential moisture & helps to maintain optimal hydration by improving the skin’s protective barrier. Now as I am only in my 40’s I don’t have wrinkles but I can say that the serum does add that glow I love and leaves my skin feeling really smooth.

I really love the IQ Ultra Rich day and night creams they are seriously hydrating. The SPF15 Day Cream Anti-Ageing Day Cream (R244.95) helps boost hydration for up to 24 hours. Boosted with hyaluronic acid to help plump and hydrate skin for improved tone and appearance. Skin elasticity is enhanced, fine lines & wrinkle depth are proven to be reduced over time for restored youthfulness. Skin is seriously glowing after using this cream making makeup application so much easier.

The IQ Ultra Rich Advanced Anti-Ageing Night Cream (R224.95) is an intensive cream boosted with H30 volumisers of nature’s own hyaluronic acid. Helps plump skin, improving tone & appearance. Soy & wild yam phyto-oestrogens help synthesise collagen & elastin, while  the IPF anti-oxidants, Multi-Vitae complex, shea & cocoa butter help condition & nourish skin. Feels gorgeous on the skin and you wake up with plump glowing skin.

The IQ Ultra Rich Anti-Ageing Eye & Lip Contour Serum (R169.95) that is super gentle ands feels like a cream on application. Boosted with Hyaluronic acid to help smooth wrinkles & fine lines, improving skin’s elasticity while dark circles & redness are reduced for more luminous & radiantly conditioned skin. Personally this eye ands lip cream is not as hydrating as I like but that’s my personal opinion. I also don’t normally choose a product that’s both for lips and eyes.

Last up the IQ Ultra Riche Prooptic Skin Perfector (R264.95) is a skin blurring serum that once absorbed leaves skin super smooth. Contains wrinkle filling actives, Hyaluronic Acid and IPF Anti-oxidants to leave skin feeling weightless with a matte and flawless finish. Its not a product I would use for myself as I am not a fan skin perfectors but my skin deos feel really soft after application.

IQ has 6 different ranges that also focus on acne prone, dehydrated, dark spots and suncare. Definitely worth checking out. Clicks currently are having a 3 fo 2 on the range so you will be able to get more for your money.

Shahnaz x

 

For those of you who know and follow me I do love an eyeshadow palette. In the recent months I have really updated my stash to include two of the three Huda Beauty Nude Obsessions Palettes. I love that they are compact with a mix of matte and shimmer shades. You can go subtle or full on smoke and take it day to night.For the look I used the Light palette as I am obsessing over the pretty colours and it has a more summer feel. The look is super pretty and really easy to create at home. Makeup should be no fuss its really all about enhancing your features.

To create the definition in the crease I took the light matte shade and really defined my eyes. Then took the pretty rust shimmer shade and patted into my eye lid to create the pop.

For more intensity I applied the dark chocolate shade and went back into the outer and inner corners of my eyes. I used fellow makeup artist Tash Pops makeup brushes to create the eye look.

For the shimmer on my brow bone I used my fingers and applied the light pink shade to add that extra pop. Placing the shadow here really defines the brow bone.

I am loving my RVB LAB False Lash Mascara it really coats and adds volume to my very sad lashes. Rich in volumising ingredients, it makes the lashes thicker and more elastic, lengthening and increasing their volume. Enriched with Ceramide 2 to help strengthen lashes and prevent breakage. For a full lash effect apply 2-3 coats.

To complete the look I kept my face fresh and finished off with a nude lip using one of the Rimmel Nude shades.

If you are going for a pretty smokey eye you can keep lips nude or add an orange or red if you are feeling bold. All the Huda Beauty Nude Obsession palette’s are available in SA on Takealot. There is a palette for all skin tones and of course always amazing quality. Huda beauty really have the shimmer and foil shades down absolute perfection.

Shahnaz x