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Makeup Tip of the Day: Cream Highlighter

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Use a cream highlighter to create a natural sheen on all the high planes of the face. Buff it on with a brush or tap with your ring finger for the perfect strobe lit look.

Image from vogue.com

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Spring Frills

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Feminine frills hit the runway for spring 2016. Pair yours with nudes and shimmers set against a flawless complexion.

1.MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Otherearthly 2. Burberry First Kiss in Soft Peach 3. Rimmel Lasting Nude by Kate  4.

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Best of New York Fashion Week AW16

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It’s been about month since the fall collections kicked off in New York, and today in Paris the last shows of the season concluded. Looking back at the New York runways natural skin, and minimal lip colours reigned supreme. Proenza Schouler, Rodarte and Marc Jacobs broke the trend with strong stand-out matte lip colours.

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Kiss InstaWave Automatic Curler

 

As someone who is not that adept at hair styling the Kiss InstaWave has been a welcome addition to my styling tools. I admit at first I was slightly intimidated but the curl dial that catches the hair, but I quickly found that this feature is what makes it so fast to curl your whole head.

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Suva Beauty Eyeshadow Palette

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My latest obsession is the Suva Beauty eyeshadow palette by Vancouver makeup artist and friend Shaina Azad. There’s a lot to like about this super-sized, 30 shade eye shadow paint box. 15 mattes and 15 shimmers which are in two separate removable palettes, of highly pigmented colour (including Shaina’s Pantone 2015 colour prediction Marsala) give you endless options for creating looks that go way beyond eye makeup.

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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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3 Party Looks Straight From the Runway

 

These 3 party worthy runway looks will get you through the weekend in style.

1. Everyone’s favourite smoky eye with grey and black shadow, finished with a classic nude lip. Start at the lash line and blend up the eye ensuring the darkest part is closest to the lashes.

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Get the Look Chloe FW14

The makeup look from the Chloe show is both simple and pretty. The eyes are the main focus; I love the cool and warm combo of the colours. To recreate the look use lavender on the eyelids and a warm brown through the crease. Make sure to blend the brown shadow out towards the temple,

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How to Make Small Lips Look Fuller

Here are 4 tips to plump your lips without injections:

1. Overdraw the lip edge. If your top lip is smaller then your bottom lip or vice versa, then balance them out. If both lips need a boost then overdraw the entire mouth.

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