make-up CHECK

WHEN YOU WEAR YOUR HAIR UP more of your face is on show so you need to pay particular care when applying your make up… You don’t have to apply more foundation, just make sure it’s well blended – especially around your hairline. Also accentuate your best feature -eyes, lips or cheeks – only one, […]

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diy FALSE LASHES

FALSE LASHES WORK WITH EVERY LOOK – even a natural one – to open up your eyes and instantly dress you up… If you find the idea of applying them yourself is a little intimidating, here’s the inside info you need: First look for individual lash clusters, which are small bulbs of three to five […]

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make-up MISTAKE #3

OVERDOING YOUR CONCEALER IS A BIGGIE… Applying concealer with a heavy hand can end up looking almost as bad as letting your dark circles show. The secret: Tap a very small brush into a liquid concealer and pat it under your eyes, focusing most of the color at the inner corners, where discolouration is usually […]

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instant GLOW

TO BRIGHTEN YOUR WHOLE FACE… {perfect for this time of the year} dot and blend a rosy bronze cream blush on your chin, forehead and the apples of your cheeks. Applying the blush where the sun would naturally ‘kiss’ makes you glow and helps keep your make-up looking natural.

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make-up MISTAKE #2

SKIPPING THE EYELINER…Even if your Saturday nights no longer end on Sunday mornings, you don’t need to start ditching eye makeup. As we age, our eyes start to droop at the outer corners—and liner and mascara can do wonders. Fake a lifted look by lining your upper lashes with black pencil, making the line a […]

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beauty insider: eyeliner TRICK

I FOUND THIS GREAT MAKE-UP TIP WHILE I WAS RESEARCHING ONE OF MY STORIES… {Pure genius from Jeanine @Stila!} As eye pencils contain beeswax, your body heat can melt them causing them to slide and smudge. To prevent an eyeliner meltdown, Jeanine Lobell, creator of Stila Cosmetics, suggests using eyeshadow with a wet brush to […]

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bye bye DARK CIRCLES

DISGUISE DARK CIRCLES LIKE A PRO using a creamy concealer—one that comes in a squeeze tube or pot. Pick a yellow-based shade if your dark circles have a blue or purple cast; go with a peachy colour if you have brown circles. {Source: Allure}

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liner LOVE

LOVING THIS WINGED LINER LOOK… Flicking liner just past the corners of your eyes creates a flirty, sex-siren effect. For the least theatrical take on the look, extend the line just a smidge past the corners and give it a soft curve upward. Gorgeous!

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