Month: August 2016

3 Quick Beauty Fixes for Eyes

 

For busy women who cant commit to spending time in front of the mirror, beauty fixes that offer a speedy solution are the perfect answer. One area that tends to need a little TLC are the eyes. If you’re like me and suffer from tired looking eyes and dark circles, applying a little makeup is just whats needed to look human.

Despite having limited time for makeup application, I alway spend the longest on my brows. Your brows define your whole face, so a lil grooming can make a huge difference. Once I’ve filled in my brows with a dark powder or Anastasia’s Dip Brow Pomade, I use a coat of the RMK Eyebrow Gel*, a clear brow mascara that keeps the hairs in shape throughout the day.

RMK brow gel

This wand is ideal for taming the smallest hairs, especially in the arch of the brow.

For adding brightness to the eye area, I like to use the NYX Hydra-Touch Brightener in radiance. This pink toned pencil helps to make your eyes look wide awake and refreshed. This creamy pencil can be used under the waterline and in the inner corners of the eyes. Blend out with a small blending or buffing brush and you’ll have a subtle soft glow, creating an illuminated look.

For those with dark circles or small eyes, using a black liner on your bottom lash line appears harsh. Instead, I opt for a brown or beige liner like the Maybelline Master Drama The Nudes Liner in pearly taupe. This super soft, creamy eyeliner is long lasting and can also be used on the lids as a cream shadow pencil. Pearly taupe is a beautiful metallic taupe hue that looks especially flattering on brown eyes. There are only three shades in the Maybelline Master Drama range but all are highly wearable.

Have you tried any of these beauty wonders?

What are your favourite quick fix products?

Flattering Pink Makeup Hues

While daring shades can inspire creativity, there’s something strangely comforting about wearing complimentary makeup hues. Pink makeup hues, in particular, are always my go to option whenever I’m searching for flattering shades that create a fresh and soft look against my porcelain skin.

The options I’ve selected above are suitable for a wide variety of skin tones. The MAC lipstick, especially, is a great choice for dark skin tones requiring a wearable pink tone.

MAC Lovelorn Lipstick

Lovelorn is a blue-toned medium pink in a lustre finish, which is glossy and feels lightweight on the lips. This stunning shade of pink doesn’t feel as drying as other shades due to its hydrating finish. The sheer texture is highly wearable, making it a great choice for the office or drinks with the girls.

YSL Babydoll Kiss & Blush

Versatile and high performing, the YSL Babydoll Kiss & Blush in pink hedoniste is a pretty cool toned, light to medium pink with an air whipped texture. The lightweight cream transforms into a powder once applied to the skin and it provides a subtle flush to the cheeks and lips. The doe foot applicator is highly effective in application. Simply dot to the cheeks or lips and blend with a brush or your finger. The formulation, shade and packaging are pure perfection!

Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector

Formulated with shea butter for intense nourishment, the Clarins Instant Light Lip Perfectors are ideal for those with dry lips. These shea lip balm/gloss hybrids feel lightweight and hydrating without highlighting any dry, chapped areas. I have the shade rose shimmer which is a beautiful soft medium pink. Highly wearable and easy to transport, these are a good investment for your beauty collection.
Benefit Hervana Blush
An underrated beauty buy, Benefit Hervana is the pretty pink summer hue that gives you a magical, radiant flush. Fusing tones of peach, pink and berry, this satin finish powder blusher is ideal for pale girls who are searching for a soft, wearable pink. Described as a peachy pink when the four shades are swirled together, the texture is soft, smooth and highly blendable. For a natural look, opt for this shade over Benefits other offerings – it’s extremely flattering.
YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Lipstick
Winning the award for the most luxurious packaging in the beauty sphere, no one does lipsticks quite like YSL.  This YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Lipstick is in the shade pink in confidence – a stunning light rose shade. These lipsticks feel lightweight, hydrating and comfortable with a stunning glossy finish. Anyone searching for a luxe pink lipstick will relish wearing this beauty as it’s truly spectacular.
Do you have any favourite pink shades?