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How to Apply Mineral Powder Foundation

How to Apply Mineral Powder Foundation

Mineral Foundations can be tricky sometimes, especially if you have dry skin or large open pores but when applied correctly mineral foundation powders have amazing coverage, will feel beautiful and light on the skin and most importantly will let your skin breathe and will not block your pores. The most important step is the first one, and that is to hydrate the skin underneath really well especially if you have dry skin.  If you have large open pores I definitely recommend using a good primer to smooth the skin first.  Let your skin dry completely before applying the foundation. Second...


Do Natural Cosmetics really work?

Do Natural Cosmetics really work?

Well the answer is....... not all of them! We all know that minimising harmful chemicals and toxins on our face is good for us but finding natural cosmetics that perform as well as mainstream cosmetics can sometimes be a costly exercise.   Being a professional makeup artist and retailing cosmetics, skincare and perfumes for a living, I can be a hard critic on natural brands.  There is no point buying a product just because its natural if it is doesn't perform as it should.   But.... I'm here to tell you that there are natural brands that are AMAZING !!...


How to give your Foundation a Flawless Finish.

How to give your Foundation a Flawless Finish.

I often get asked.......... How do I get flawless looking foundation? Lets face it most of us are wearing foundation because we are trying to hide some sort of skin concern, such as large pores (yep this one is me), acne, pigmentation, wrinkles or fine lines.   Being a make up artist and applying foundation to so many different faces, there is one little trick that seems to work for everyone.  I apply a liquid foundation in dots over the face, then take a short bristle contouring brush and blend out the foundation in quick small circular motions.  Make sure...


What Colour Makeup Should I Choose? How To Identify a Warm or a Cool Skin Tone.

What Colour Makeup Should I Choose? How To Identify a Warm or a Cool Skin Tone.

When you are choosing cosmetics, whether it is foundation, eyeshadows or lipstick colours, knowing which skin tone you have makes this process so much easier.  There are a few ways to do this, firstly ask yourself which colour suits me better, gold or silver? Do you burn easily in the sun? When you look at the veins on the inside of your wrist are they more of a blue colour or a green colour.   A cool skin tone generally is someone who will burn easily, looks better in silver jewellery and will have a blue tinge to the veins...