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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beauty CRIME

USING DIRTY BRUSHES…Eh, why bother, you think. Here’s why: Skip washing your brushes and you could wind up with muddied colours, clogged pores, and bacterial infections. Once every three weeks, lather brushes with a gentle shampoo, rinse well, and let them dry overnight. Another option: Clinique Antibacterial Brush collection—they’re treated with a microbial solution that […]

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less is MORE

TO AVOID LOOKING ‘TOO MADE UP’… try this make-up balancing trick: After applying your make-up, turn away from the mirror and then turn back… remove {or soften} the first thing that stands out and catches your eye – like heavy eyeliner or over-powering lipstick – basically anything that makes your face look off balance at […]

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drawing the LINE

FOR THE PERFECT EYELINER LINE THAT LASTS ALL DAY follow these five steps… 1. Prep eyes. Brush a small amount of translucent powder across your lids to absorb any oil. 2. Position lashes. Place your middle finger at the outer corner of your eye and gently lift the skin up and out slightly. 3. Line […]

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