Time to clean out your makeup Bag!
Jan05

Time to clean out your makeup Bag!

If your foundation has separated, if your mascara smells, your compact is hard and shiny around the edges…it has to go! Are your eyes itchy? Is you skin breaking out? Time to spring clean your Makeup bag! Every day we introduce dead skin cells, loose eyelashes and bacteria into the cosmetic products we use, through mascara wands and dirty makeup brushes. That is when your makeup becomes prone to bacterial and fungal growth. This is...

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The Best Makeup Products for the Flawless Bride
Dec28

The Best Makeup Products for the Flawless Bride

If you are doing your own makeup for your wedding day…this one is for you! Treat yourself and invest in good quality makeup products for your special day. Every makeup artist knows that the quality of your makeup products make a huge difference in the quality of your end result. I have compiled a list of all my favorites, together with some tips so that you are already half way there. For Flawless Skin 1. Guerlain Meteorites...

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Faux Freckles: My Fav Runway Beauty Trend! How to do them!
Sep28

Faux Freckles: My Fav Runway Beauty Trend! How to do them!

It’s time to embrace those gorgeous freckles! My favourite SS2015 makeup trend is the dewy freckled skin! If you are’nt fortunate enough to have freckles, you can try them out this Summer. This is the best natural freckle tutorial I’ve seen! Thank you, SilliconDrop! Enjoy! XB Image source: Harpers Bazaar ( Backstage beauty from Preen...

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A Sexy, Summer Look for the 35+ Woman & how to get it with Benjamin Bechar!
Sep11

A Sexy, Summer Look for the 35+ Woman & how to get it with Benjamin Bechar!

Let me introduce you to fabulous makeup artist and hairstylist, Benjamin Becher! Benjamin gave me a serious overhaul for German magazine, ‘My Way’. The brief was a sexy Summer look for the 35+ woman! I got Benji to give us the scoop on some favourite products in his kit! (PS. Benjamin is based in Europe, so unfortunately not all the products he loves are available to us South Africans.) After prepping my face with moisturiser… 1. Skin...

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How to Contour and still look natural.
Aug23

How to Contour and still look natural.

  Lately, I have had a lot of requests on how to do contouring. I wanted to show you a simple way to softly sculpt your face. Thank you to the lovely Kwasi, for being my model! xx Before you begin contouring, it is important to prep your skin with a good moisturiser. You cannot blend if you have a dry skin to start with! (I like Dr Hauschka’s Rose Day cream light and Dermalogica’s skin smoothing cream.) Smooth on your...

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B’s top 11 Neutral Eye Pencils!
Aug08

B’s top 11 Neutral Eye Pencils!

Eye pencils…so many options, how do I choose? Lets make it simple! These are my top 11, they are in my makeup kit, I use them myself, I love them! 1. MAC Pro Longwear Eyeliner in Black Ice A soft black pencil liner. Use for all day wear, without smudging. Needs to be sharpened. Remove with waterproof makeup remover ( I love REN Rosa Centifolia Express Make-up Remover from Woolworths) TIP: I like to line underneath the top lashes...

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Makeup Tips from my beauty shoot with Fair Lady!
Jul21

Makeup Tips from my beauty shoot with Fair Lady!

I recently did a beauty shoot for Fair Lady & I got to work with my friend and fellow makeup artist, Melissa van Zyl. So fun! As a makeup artist, it is sometimes difficult for me not to comment about my makeup when I’m the model. Not this time! Melissa is a model herself and her makeup made me feel beautiful! Thank you, Melissa! I asked her to give us the lowdown on some of her favourite products. To freshen up my skin...

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What to pack for a Weekend away: Destination St. Tropez!
May13

What to pack for a Weekend away: Destination St. Tropez!

Any seasoned traveller knows that one of the best bags to travel with, is Longchamp’s ‘Le Pliage’ travel tote, in medium or large. I recommend investing in one, whether it’s the canvas version or from the new leather range, Le Pliage® Cuir. You can fit an incredible amount into this bag. It’s hardy, great-looking, waterproof and folds up into purse size. Most models I know travel with them.   My favourite products to treat...

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How to: The Soft Smokey Eye
May01

How to: The Soft Smokey Eye

My favourite products to create the chocolate ‘Smokey eye’. Kanebo Sensai 38 ° Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick in Tuxedo Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick in Bark Bobbi Brown Eye Brow Brush MAC 219 Pencil Brush MAC 217 Blending Brush MAC Deeply dashing Pressed pigment Get the look… 1 & 2. Mariana’s brows are dark so I used and eyebrow brush with the Bobbi Brown Bark Shadow stick to define her brows. If your brows...

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Chloé Fall 2014 RTW Lilac eye: Get the Look!
Apr03

Chloé Fall 2014 RTW Lilac eye: Get the Look!

Violet, lilac and dusty pink are back! The threads connecting the Fall 2014 Ready-To-Wear collections, are my favourite childhood colours. We had just moved into our new apartment. I was 10. I remember my Mom’s sewing machine chug-a-chugging till late at night, while she made my dream curtains. Ballerinas in pink tutus, on a sheer fabric covering a lilac backdrop, just beautiful. Browsing Style.com and the Fall 2014 RTW Chloé...

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