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Five Tips for Melt-Proof Makeup

My face will use any excuse to turn my T-zone into an oil slick, although admittedly it’s much better than it used to be (see notes on dehydration below). The hot weather only makes it worse but as it’s a problem I’ve struggled with for most of my life, I’ve learned a few tips and tricks along the way that definitely help to stop your makeup sliding off your face. Using the right products at every step of the process can make a huge difference to the longevity of your face makeup, and I’ve found that the most effective strategy…

UK & Europe Beauty Haul // July 2018

Here are the products I mentioned in Saturday’s Instagram live: The Body Shop British Rose Petal-Soft Gel Toner Pixi Hydrating Milky Mist The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA 2% The Ordinary 100% L-Ascorbic Acid Powder Muji Cotton Pads Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser Glossier Cloud Paint (Beam) Glossier Generation G Lipstick (Cake) Lanolips 101 Ointment Jillian Dempsey Lid Tint (Glimmer) Garnier Micellar Water Sensitive Caolin Pore Triple Action Cleansing Stick The Ordinary Serum Foundation (2.0N Light Medium Neutral) The Ordinary Coverage Foundation (2.0N Light Medium Neutral) IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC…

Makeup Basics: Where to Apply Bronzer, Blush, Contour & Highlight

Products & brushes used: Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer (available at selected Dischem stores) NARS Blush in Orgasm Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Mood Exposure Nyx HD Blush in Taupe Wet n Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder in Precious Petals Real Techniques Blush Brush Real Techniques Contour Brush (part of the Flawless Base Set) Zoeva 127 Luxe Sheer Cheek Zoeva 134 Luxe Powder Fusion OTHER RECOMMENDATIONS: Bronzer: Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder Elizabeth Arden 4Ever Bronze Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Colour Blush: Max Factor Creme Puff Blush Nyx HD Blush L’Oréal Paris True Match Blush Contour: Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Stick Trio…

What to buy from Max Factor

What to buy from Max Factor

I was doing a mini makeup masterclass with some friends the other day and found myself recommending products from Max Factor in nearly every makeup product category, so it got me thinking about what a beautiful and well made range the brand sells. The quality is outstanding and entirely competitive with much more expensive high-end brands, which is amazing when you consider that most of their products cost less than R200. The other thing I love is that they don’t just churn out cheap, trendy collections; everything is fairly neutral, very wearable and highly versatile – perfect for real women…