My favourite makeup brushes

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We all know, to achieve a flawless makeup look, you need good quality makeup brushes.  However, this doesn’t mean you need to go out and buy the most expensive brushes out there, or the most well known, as they aren’t always necessarily the best.  Good quality brushes can have more than one use, whether it be used for foundation application, to powder application.   It’s all about experimenting and figuring out what works for you and the look you are trying to achieve.  There is no right or wrong, it’s all about having fun and trying new and different ways to apply your makeup to see what works for you.

FOUNDATION BRUSHES 

Beauty Blender
Ok, this isn’t a brush but it has revolutionised the way I apply foundation, so much so, I hardly ever use anything else to apply my foundation.  You will not get a more flawless look than with the beauty blender.

Real Techniques Expert Face Brush
So this is a brush and is my number one brush to apply foundation.  It will never leave a streaky finish which I find a lot of foundation brushes do which become’s really annoying.  I find you have to go back in and try and smooth out the streaks with either your fingers or another brush.  Way too much hassle for me.  You will not get this problem with the Expert Fact Brush, the quality is amazing and…it’s not expensive at all.

Over the years, I have collected and used a number of foundation brushes but these are the only two I ever use now.

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Party Ready Makeup

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It’s my favourite time of year, the festivities of the Christmas season make me feel all warm and cozy inside. The nights are getting darker, the Christmas movies are on and most of all, the tree is up.  It’s definitely time to get this party season in gear and my party ready makeup will certainly ensure that.

With all the Christmas parties around the corner, I love getting all dolled up and sparkling up my makeup. You can easily take your look from day to night with these tips and little beauties.  They will certainly be making an appearance or two on my nights out.

Whether you want to take your look from a bold lip to smokey eyes or a golden goddess to a strong winged eyeliner look, let’s take your office look from cute to festive with a few of my favourites.

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How to grow out your eyebrows

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Yes, it is possible! We can all get carried away with grooming our eyebrows, whether it be to keep up with the latest trends, to just generally going all cray cray with the tweezers when we have too much free time on our hands, resulting in caterpillars that just want to jump off your face.

But it’s OK, we can fix this but it takes some time and definitely some patience and discipline. It’s time to wean yourself off the tweezers and admit tweezer addiction.  Let’s go…

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Mario Badescu Whitening Mask – Product Review

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I purchased Mario Badescu Whitening Mask about 6 months ago, having stumbled across the brand on the internet.  I was really excited to come across Mario Badescu and his products and can say, this mask is one of the best masks I have ever purchased.

One product and it’s reviews that stood was the Mario Badescu Whitening Mask.  Now, as the name suggests, you may think this is a skin bleaching mask….it is definitely not that. This product has been specially formulated for those that have uneven skin tones, dullness and discolouration from the sun or old acne scars.  As some of you may know, I had a bad bout of acne last year, which is now under control, but I had been left with some awful scars that really got me down.  I was constantly looking for new remedies and products but at the same time, I was being very careful with what I was putting on my skin, with the fear of another breakout.

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My updated daily makeup routine

 

 

Set of professional make-up brushes and cosmetic

My makeup routine changes throughout the year depending on the season, the condition of my skin and current trends, although with my daily routine,  I don’t tend to follow trends as I like to keep my makeup quite neutral and light during the day.

What I usually end up switching up is my foundation.  Some of you may know, I used to be a MAC foundation girl for years until about two years ago.  I am not sure if my skin just changed, but I found that the foundation just  wasn’t sitting right on my skin and almost sliding off before the end of the day.   Since changing my foundation brand, I now also like to change up my other products throughout the year.  So, let’s get straight into it, that’s what you are here for right?

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