“Art of the In Between” exhibit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, May 1, 2017. Getty images. WHY THESE LOOKS WORK I scrolled through 106 images twice and picked out the pics of all the outfits that really spoke to me on multiple levels.… Continue reading What Makes or Breaks an Outfit?
GLOSSY EYESHADOW The runway trend here is fairly simple in concept: the look of messy perfection. You can use any colour as the eyeshadow base or even go bare and just go straight for the gloss, but black or charcoal shadow seem to be most popular at the moment. Obviously, not a look for a… Continue reading How to Wear Runway Make-up Trends – Part 3
VIBRANT POPS OF COLOUR ON A MINIMALIST BACKGROUND The one trend that seems to be emerging this Spring/Summer 2017, is a sporty minimalism and simplicity. Even on the runway, where the outrageous and sometimes outlandish is the norm, the make-up looks have moments of individuality and uniqueness, but they’re not overloaded with a lot of peripheral… Continue reading How to Wear Runway Make-up Trends – Part 2
GLITTER LIPS/WINGED LINER/FULL DARK BROWS Take one feature you like and make that your focus. In the pic above, the glitter lips, the extended inner and outer corner sharply winged black eyeliner, the strong, full, dark eyebrows–look striking on the runway. In real life though, unless you really have the personality to pull this off, you’ll… Continue reading How to Wear Runway Make-up Trends in Real Life
I had heard so many claims, spent thousands of dollars on high-quality make-up brushes over the years, for both work and personal use, when one day I had an epiphany: what about artist brushes? You see, as a side hobby, I took up painting. I noticed similar claims being made about artist brushes, whether they… Continue reading High-Quality Brushes at a Fraction of the Cost
I’m going to disappoint you right now and tell you a secret: there’s no such thing as a non-prescription skincare cream that will reverse the premature signs of ageing (such as fine lines, wrinkles, “age” spots). The cosmetics industry can make claims such as “reduce the appearance of” the signs of ageing–because it’s a very vague… Continue reading The “Best” Anti-Ageing Skincare
As a former trained make-up artist and cosmetician, avid make-up and skincare junkie and lover of the written word, I’m writing this blog out of sheer interest and frustration. Over the years, I’ve seen make-up and skincare trends come and go, and come back again, but one thing in particular has me disturbed: the overtly… Continue reading What is this Blog About?