Posts Tagged‘makeup’

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…

Favourite Five: Bold Summer Lip Colours

Best summer lip colours

Dior Addict Extreme in 536 Lucky Hands down, my favourite bright lipstick of all time in my favourite formula of all time. Dior just nail it with lipstick and although frighteningly expensive, they bring me so much joy that I don’t even mind eating baked beans for a few weeks after buying one. The beauty of this is that it’s extremely buildable, so you can wear it as a sheer wash of berry-coral or build it up for a full whack of glossy, glorious colour. The colour is extremely flattering (and I think would suit a lot of skin tones),…

Photos & Swatches: Urban Decay Afterdark Palette

Urban Decay Afterdark Eyeshadow Palette

I vividly remember the first time I saw this eyeshadow palette. I was in Miami on holiday and had let myself loose in Sephora for one last hurrah before flying back to SA. They had a large display of new products just inside the entrance to the store, and, like a moth to the flame, I had been browsing this particular section for a few minutes. My eyes landed on the iridescent purple packaging of the Urban Decay Afterdark palette which had just been unpacked and lit up immediately. Inside were ten shimmering jewel tones in the signature UD formula…

Beauty Hoarder: Eyeshadow Palettes

Morphe eyeshadow palettes

Guys. I have a problem. I have 14 eyeshadow palettes in my collection, and that’s after doing a massive clearout the other day. That’s over 200 different colours, which is ridiculous for someone who wears MAC Groundwork 90% of the time. I am an unstoppable force.

Favourite Five: Drugstore Foundations (SA Only!)

Best Budget Foundations | All Dolled Up

If you’re a local around these parts, none of these will come as much of a surprise. For the most part, they are old favourites I’ve been using for months or even years, and are all no-brainer options when I just need something that works. Most of them are extremely affordable and available at either Clicks, Dischem or both. In no particular order, here are my favourite drugstore foundations: Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream Finish: Natural, skin-like Coverage: Medium Sun protection: SPF 15 Best for: All skin types* Price: R210 This is probably the foundation that I recommend most often…

My Everyday Make-up Kit

My Everyday Make-up Kit

In case you missed it, last week professional make-up artist, all-round cool girl and fellow beauty blogger, Shahnaz Loves Beauty, featured us on her site. Shahnaz won the Fairlady Beauty Blogger of the Year in 2013 so she sure knows her stuff, plus she also has a fab YouTube channel where she does great tutorials – we highly recommend that you check it out. I shared my everyday make-up kit so the products that I use when I’m not doing a full-on eyeshadow look or lots of contouring. Read more »

April Favourites: Jules

April Favourites | All Dolled Up

Smashbox Liquid Halo Foundation* We were given a bottle of this foundation at a Smashbox event last year but the colour has been a little bit light for me until now. It is absolutely brilliant – the oil-free formula creates a very light, natural, skin-like finish and is radiant without being too glowy. It made its way into Camilla’s Favourites back in January and I’m very happy to have joined the club. If you’re looking for something luminous, with medium coverage that is weightless on the skin, then look no further. Available at selected Woolworths stores and online for R370. Kérastase…

2D or not 2D: Optical Illusions

2D or not 2D by Alexander Khokhlov and Valeriya Kutsan

Russian photographer Alexander Khokhlov and make-up artist Valeriya Kutsan have teamed up to create an amazing series of portraits that transforms the faces of models into 2-dimensional paintings. The series is cleverly called “2D or Not 2D” and is designed to make the faces look like 2D images when viewed in real life. Using various techniques, like pixelation, collage, cartoon outlines, and colorful shading, the only tell tale sign left that these pictures are even photographs are the models’ eyes peering from the painting. How beautiful?