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The Grand Ibiza New Years Day Party is one of my favourite events of the year in Cape Town. Its in a beautiful location by the sea nd everyone always looks fabulous and tanned as its the hight of summer here. So I went back for a bright lip and bronzed shimmery skin and a shimmer on the eyes. So here is what I used:

NY Day Look

The Prep:  I wanted to have a luminous glow on my skin so it was so important to get the skincare element right. I absolutely love this cream and I included it in my best beauty finds for 2013 the Nars Luminous Moisture Cream. It feels amazing on the skin and its not rich so skin is left looking luminous rather than too shiney and then I applied the Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow for that extra glow on the skin.

The Skin: To continue with the luminosity I went with the Nars Sheer Glow foundation I went in a darker shade than I would normally use but I have been tanning a lot and my skin is always darker than my face and I was going for the bronzed look. For the contour I used the new Stila Sweet Treat Bronzing Powder launching here in SA for Valentine’s. I applied the bronzer in all the areas the sun would normally hit and contoured under my cheek bones, for the highlight I used one of my favourites the Mac Mineralise Skinfinish in Lightscapade. For my cheeks I wanted a shimmer to go with the bronze skin so I went with the Nars blush in Luster its a beautiful peach shimmer and to finish off the skin I applied Soap and Glory One Heck of a Blot on my T-Zone as it wa so hot yesterday and I didn’t want all my make up coming off.

The Eyes: I kept it really simple and applied with a flat my brush my fav Maybeline Colour Tattoo 24HR in Bad to The Bronze and for my lashes I applied another fav the Elizabeth Arden Lash Enhancing Mascara.

The Lips: I discovered Kiko watching Ruth from A Model Recomends so I got my mum to buy me some bits and pieces. The lipstick I am wearing is a Kiko Luscious Cream lipstick in Passionate Fire Red which is a great budget buy sadly not available in SA yet.

So all the festivities for now are over until next week when I am going to the Queens Plate for the first time and will do a Get Ready with me video.

Thanks Shahnaz. x

 

Maybelline 14 Hour Superstay Lipstick

I received the Maybelline Infinitely Fushia lipstick in a big box wrapped  and the lipstick was wrapped around a pink scarf. This lipstick is a long wearing lipstick that is supposed to be a light weight lipstick with superstay colour promises not to drag or dry.

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I love this colour there is nothing like a bright lipstick to brighten up your complexion and of course is very on trend right now. The colour is very pigmented as you can see on my lips.

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(Excuse the terrible pic)

The lipstick did feel a bit dry for me I normally go for more hydrating lipsticks that have a sheen. However to combat this dab carmex before you apply and a little over the lipstick it keeps your lips feeling hydrated and gives it a little sheen and more pop. After 6 hours and drinking 2 cups of tea, eating lunch and having another drink with lunch the majority of the colour is still there but it has definitely faded on the inside of my lips so you will probably have to apply another coat after lunch. However that is pretty good staying power as most lipsticks I have tried fade pretty quickly and this definitely makes it much more cost effective. Another thing I liked about the lipstick is that when I  pressed my lips onto the back of my hand it barely any came off!

Definitely one to try and see if it works for you and combining it with Carmex definitely takes away any dry feeling on the lips and there is a great selection of colours!

Hope you enjoy the post. x