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Makeup Tip of the Day: Pop of Colour

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Brighten up your eye makeup this weekend with a shot of bright colour in the inner corner, à la Marc Jacobs.

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My Top 6 Highlighting Products

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I’m all about a good highlight to enhance bone structure or for creating an all over glow. Prepping skin with Shu Uemura Instant Glow immediately brightens dull skin. Of course there are degrees of shine, and for super wet looking skin I reach for MAC Gloss. Less sticky than Lip Glass this Gloss texture delivers tons of reflection perfect for editorial type looks.

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Makeup Tip of the Day: Soft Brush for Lipstick

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For a diffused looking lip with soft edges a typical lip brush will not work. Instead use a soft haired brush for a delicate application of product.

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Tip of the Day: Sponge Tip Applicator

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As the old saying goes: there is a time and a place for everything, and so it seems this would apply even to the sponge tip applicator. For high intensity shadow the sponge tip will deliver a strong opaque finish that rivals even the best flat stiff brush.

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4 Tips for Fabulous Summer Skin

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1. Exfoliation is not just for the face. Scrubbing off dry dull skin is the first step to smooth soft limbs.

2. For naturally hydrated skin use a body cream or lotion on arms and legs that are still slightly damp from the shower. When the skin is not completely dry moisturizer absorbs much better.

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Tip of the Day: Large Angle Brush for Brows

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Use a large size angle brush rather than a small one, to define full brows and achieve a soft natural look.

 

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Makeup Tip of the Day: Ultra Thin Cotton Swabs

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The best thing for a quick clean up on a precision makeup is an ultra thin cotton bud. These are a main stay in my makeup kit, I just stocked up on the Muji ones when I was in London last month. You can find something similar online at Alcone Company. 

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How To: Ultra Matte Lips

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To get the most matte lips ever, start by using a lip scrub to remove any flaky skin and smooth the lip texture. Next apply a lip liner that isn’t overly creamy, over the entire lip surface. To intensify the lip colour and remove any sheen use a medium size firm brush,

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Makeup Tip of the Day: Glitter

For maximum glitter adhesion use a thin layer of eyelash glue or vaseline on bare lids and apply the glitter with a small stiff brush.

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My Top 3 False Lash Picks

When it comes to false lashes I’ve used many different brands and styles over the years, but these 3 are my main stays. Generally I opt for lashes that don’t wing out too much on the outer corner as I prefer a wide eyed look on myself.

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