Archive | January 2012

Ever wonder what the best powders are for you?

Well, we always wonder.. Does it really matter which powder i use, i mean after all it’s powder
aren’t they all the same? Well, the answer is no.. I mean especially if your on a budget.. So here Are Some
powders that might be best for you, and your skin type, as well as your pocket book!!

Whether you are fed up of blending liquid, or you’re in a rush, there’s a lot to be said for powder foundations! I’ve been searching for the best ones, and here are my top !

1. Bare Escentuals bareMinerals SPF15


Price: $28 at sephora.com
This powder foundation provides a flawless base for make up, and even protects skin against the sun! The matte finish is divine, and it goes on easily and smoothly to provide you with a very smooth, poreless face. And, its completely free of harsh chemicals and preservatives, so if you have sensitive skin this is the perfect powder for you!

2. Make Up For Ever Duo Mat


Price: $32 at sephora.com
This is a real rival for liquid foundation! It lasts all day, and is oil free, so it won’t make your skin greasy. It goes on thick enough to cover blemishes and give an even skintone, but doesn’t suffocate the skin. Dreamy!

3. Philosophy The Supernatural Airbrushed Canvas SPF15


Price: $35 at sephora.com
I love this foundation! Not only is the powder brilliant, the applicator makes it quick and easy to apply, and leaves you looking flawless, and poreless! Its free from everything that can upset skin, and comes in eight colours, so whatever your skinproblem, this can cure it while keeping you looking great. Once you’ve tried this, nothing else will be good enough!

4. “Hello Flawless!” Benefit Cosmetics SPF15


Price: $34 at sephora.com
This is more of a cover up then a foundation, as the brush makes it quite hard to apply it to your whole face, but it blends beautifully. Use a sponge to apply it for a sheer, natural cover up, or stick with the brush to cover blemishes or spots. There is a colour for everyone, too, and the darker colours make brilliant blushers too!

5. NARS powder foundation


Price: $45 at sephora.com
This powder foundation comes in a very handbag friendly compact, and is very versatile. It applies easily to give good coverage, and leaves a very polished, healthy looking face! This only protects up to SPF12, but also has UVA and UVB rays, which protects your skin from premature ageing. Keep this one in your handbag for emergencies

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This entry was posted on January 7, 2012. 7 Comments

Hello world! Charlize Theron make up!

 

Find out how to apply makeup like Charlize Theron

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There is no denying that Charlize Theron is a natural beauty. The South African actress has delicate facial features coveted by women all over the world. Find out how you can achieve Charlize’s minimal, yet glam, makeup look.

Hydration is the key to getting a great makeup application. Begin by applying a serum or moisturizer to the entire face, and pat a bit of eye cream underneath the eyes. This will help makeup stay on longer and blend smoother.

Charlize takes good care of her skin, and it shows! Luckily, there are ways to fake her flawless complexion. Sweep some mineral foundation onto your face with a fluffy foundation brush. Blend it out evenly, remembering to cover the jaw line and neck as well. It’s best to be very light-handed when applying mineral foundation, to avoid having a caked-on look; you can always add more as you go along. Apply some concealer underneath the eyes, and use it to cover any redness or imperfections.

For Charlize’s natural eye makeup, simply apply a bronze or gold shimmer shadow onto your eyelids. Use the same shade to gently smudge the shadow onto your lower lash line. Curl your lashes before applying a couple coats of black mascara to the upper lashes, and a small amount to the lower lashes.

Blush and bright lips complete this look. Sweep a light rose powder blush on the apples of your cheeks, being careful not to overdo it. To add a dash of drama to an otherwise minimal makeup application, choose a brick-red lipstick that works with your skin-tone, and apply it using a very thin lip brush. A few tips and tricks for a perfect pout: dab a little bit of concealer or foundation on your lips first, to ensure the lipstick stays true-to-color on your lips. For longer-lasting lip color, blot the lips and apply a second coat of lipstick.

Take a cue from Charlize, and try a minimal makeup look to show off your natural beauty.

I will also put some video tutorial of her here! Enjoy!

This entry was posted on January 1, 2012. 4 Comments