All posts tagged: Maybelline

Friday Face

Hint, there’s not a lot going on! After last Summer’s make up funk (Want to know what funk? Read here), I still have not ventured back into a three colour eye look or a full face of make up. A crisp, perfect base, mascara and a lipstick to match my mood, and I am a happy camper. A flick of black liner when I feel fancy, but that is about it. My eyeshadow singles, duo’s and palettes have not moved an inch since last June, heavily neglected. These last few weeks, I keep reaching for the same combination, let’s call it my ‘Basic’s Deluxe’ look. First up, two pea sized drops of the Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer prove to be the perfect base coat, smoothing out what needs to be smoothed out without being too slippery or oily. I then buff in the Sisley Anti-Ageing Foundation with the Beautyblender for a natural look with a good dose of medium coverage. The Sisley foundation is rather new to my collection, but it was an instant …

Drugstore delights

Drugstores are like a treasure trove for make up and beauty addicts, so much to see, so much to try, so much too buy. I’ve lost count of the amount of times these (often impulse) purchases turned out to be big time busts, but sometimes, every once in a blue moon, some of the products really rock. Christmas is over, time to watch the pennies now, so forget Armani, Chanel, NARS and  Charlotte Tilbury, here are my latest drugstore delights. Bourjois is offering some serious lip power these days, and the Rouge Edition Velvet in Personne Ne Rouge and Peach Club have been gracing my lips most days. Velvet-y matte,  deliciously pigmented and glides on like a gloss but longlasting as only a lipstick can be (thoroughly tested on cocktail night with the ladies!). Framboise, Ole Flamingo and Nude-Ist, I’m coming for you! On those days that a softer slick of shine with not too much colour is wat I’m looking for, the Bourjois Shine Edition Lipstick in Grenade-in is just perfect! A deeper, darker …

Beautiful breathtaking burnished bronze for Christmas.

After yesterday’s soft look, time to kick it up a notch! A bronze eyeshadow is my go-to option for any kind of look really, with it’s endless variety from a golden patina over a gorgeous copper to a deep, burnished, almost blackened olive offering a myriad of possibilities. If yesterday’s look was a bit too soft, run of the mill, everyday option for you, but you’re still too scared to go anywhere near that Chanel Mirifique (no worries, that makes two of us), thiseasy to achieve look might just be the ticket for you. Key here is to use creamy textures to ensure longevity, and somehow, a bronze colour somehow works better in a non powdery version. First off, the Laura Mercier Foundation Primer in Radiance Bronze is the perfect start for this look, it lightens and freshens up my look by adding that much needed touch of colour. More of  “a week in Saint Tropez” glow than “tanning bed addict”, this primer might look scarily brown in the tube, but has a beautiful, almost halo-like glow …