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How to Apply Mineral Powder Foundation

How to Apply Mineral Powder Foundation

Mineral Foundations can be tricky sometimes, especially if you have dry skin or large open pores but when applied correctly mineral foundation powders have amazing coverage, will feel beautiful and light on the skin and most importantly will let your skin breathe and will not block your pores. The most important step is the first one, and that is to hydrate the skin underneath really well especially if you have dry skin.  If you have large open pores I definitely recommend using a good primer to smooth the skin first.  Let your skin dry completely before applying the foundation. Second...


Making The Switch to Natural Cosmetics

Making The Switch to Natural Cosmetics

It can be so overwhelming when you start looking at the ingredients in your current cosmetics.... you may be thinking 'where do I start ?' or 'what should I look for ?' Well, for me I started with my foundation and lipsticks.  My skin can get so oily in the summer and I found most foundations made my skin feel blocked or felt heavy and slimy on my skin. I noticed when I just used mineral powders alone my skin slowed down with the oil production and felt so much cleaner through out the day, the only problem was finding the...


How to Highlight and Contour the easy way.

How to Highlight and Contour the easy way.

Highlighting and Contouring is one of those make up applications that can be as complicated or as simple as you want.  I personally do not have the time to spend an hour or more on my make up in the morning, so I always go for a simple, quick powder highlight and contour.  Why bother to highlight and contour?  well....... if you want to give your face some dimension, make your cheek bones pop and slim your face you will love it !! ( I am slightly addicted ) There's no need to use too many products to give your...


Do Natural Cosmetics really work?

Do Natural Cosmetics really work?

Well the answer is....... not all of them! We all know that minimising harmful chemicals and toxins on our face is good for us but finding natural cosmetics that perform as well as mainstream cosmetics can sometimes be a costly exercise.   Being a professional makeup artist and retailing cosmetics, skincare and perfumes for a living, I can be a hard critic on natural brands.  There is no point buying a product just because its natural if it is doesn't perform as it should.   But.... I'm here to tell you that there are natural brands that are AMAZING !!...


What Colour Makeup Should I Choose? How To Identify a Warm or a Cool Skin Tone.

What Colour Makeup Should I Choose? How To Identify a Warm or a Cool Skin Tone.

When you are choosing cosmetics, whether it is foundation, eyeshadows or lipstick colours, knowing which skin tone you have makes this process so much easier.  There are a few ways to do this, firstly ask yourself which colour suits me better, gold or silver? Do you burn easily in the sun? When you look at the veins on the inside of your wrist are they more of a blue colour or a green colour.   A cool skin tone generally is someone who will burn easily, looks better in silver jewellery and will have a blue tinge to the veins...