What are Paraben’s?!

Hey guys!

I always have clients asking me what are Paraben’s? so i thought i would share with you what i know..

Paraben’s are a controversial preservative used in cosmetics, they prevent the growth of bacteria and are easily absorbed into the skin.

Paraben’s are controversial because they are suspected of being “Endocrine Disruptors” these are chemicals that can have harmful effects on the body’s endocrine (hormone) system.

Paraben’s can mimic Estrogen and studies have found the presence of paraben’s in tumours both cancerous and non cancerous. This doesn’t mean they caused the tumours and there isn’t a link to prove that they do, but there also isn’t any proof they didn’t.

I think big brands usually try to cash in on women’s fear so “Paraben Free” is something you will see quite often, making paraben’s more sinister than they have actually proved to be.

Doctors do worry about paraben’s having a cumulative effect so if you want to avoid them here is a list of brands that are paraben free:

Aveda (shop online or find a salon)

Bare Minerals* (http://www.bareminerals.co.uk)

Burt’s Bees (Burt’s Bees Natural Skin Care Products & Natural Personal Care Products)

Dr. Hauschka (Dr. Hauschka Skin Care)

John Masters Organics (Natural hair, skin and body care products)

Josie Maran Cosmetics (Argan Oil and Natural, Eco-Friendly Skincare)

Tarte (http://tartecosmetics.com/welcome-letter.php)

Korres (KORRES Modern Greek Apothecary – products formulated with nature’s most powerful ingredients. – Clone – Clone)

Origins (Homepage)

Pangea Organics (Home)

If you ever wondered what Paraben’s were i hope this helped 🙂

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  • Bare mineral’s used to contain some paraben’s but have discontinued those products, so only buy new stock 😉

 

Yeezy Season..A look at fresh make-up.

Hey Guys!

As you all have probably heard, #kanyewest Launched his Yeezy Season 3 clothing line and new album #thelifeofpablo on the same day..at madison square garden. Major.

I adore his clothing but today i thought it would be nice to have a look at the make-up and hair (or lack there of) at his past three shows.

The make-up is extremely minimal, to the untrained eye i’m sure a lot of people assume there is zero make-up, and THAT is exactly why its so perfect. No doubt there is make-up but it is the type of no make-up look that suits the clothing perfectly.

The make-up is glowing, neutral, fresh and effortless the hair is either out and very natural or in some shows concealed completely. Its the ultimate “i woke up like this” look.

If you want to achieve this look, here are a few tips..

  1. Don’t use a full coverage foundation (if any) and leave imperfections such as freckles and beauty marks.
  2. Use a rich moisturiser before make-up application.
  3. Only use neutral matte shades on the face, no bright coloured brushes
  4. Opt for a light oil dabbed on the cheeks instead of a highlighter with pigment, the shimmer is an obvious make-up whereas oil will give you a natural glow.

 

If you want to see this look broken down further i’ve made a tutorial you can check out here:

 

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Kylie Jenner Look Reloaded!

Hey guys!

I decided to do a Kylie Jenner reloaded video because i have been doing lots more research on what products and techniques she uses! (including this fool proof liner trick!)

I’m guessing if you are watching you love Kylie too..so i hope this helps y’all achieve her look!

Love Katy xx

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Kylie Jenner Inspired Winter Look..perfect for pale skin tones too!

Hey y’all!!

I’m obsessed with #kyliejenner at the moment..her transformation has been legendary! there are thousands of tutorials for her look but this is my take on it, she is inspiring me so much at the moment how could i not!

I have adapted it slightly so pale skin tones can wear her look too! there are two lips options..one nude and one winter burgundy..let me know what you guys think of the look/kylie’s transformation is she inspiring to you guys as she is to me?

Chat soon!

Love Kt xxx

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4 Mistakes drying out your lips!!..with easy solutions!!

Hey guys!

SO its winter and your lips are dry, sore and red! but you have been using a ton of lip balm?! what more can you do??!

Here are the 4 mistakes i’ve seen most of my clients make..followed by SUPER easy solutions..Just in time for winter!

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My new favourite super cheap brand! Massive E.L.F review!

Hey Guys!

Although E.L.F has been in Australia for a little while, its relatively new here..I finally checked it out and i’m hooked! Products start from $3! So cheap that i bought a TON of them..now i’ve reviewed them so you guys know which ones are worth trying..Let me know what you think by commenting on my youtube account 🙂

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How I Became A Make-up Artist..

Hey lovely people!

I realised i never actually introduced myself formally when i first started blogging and making videos, so i wanted to share my story of how i became a make-up artist and the kind of work that i do.

I am thinking of doing a video on “how to become a make-up artist” with tips on how to make a successful career out of make-up artistry, if this is something you guys would be interested then be sure to let me know and i can make it for you.

I would love it if you guys supported my youtube channel by liking, subscribing and sharing my videos it would mean the world to me 🙂

Love Katy xxx

Pretty Day eyes to Sexy Smouldering eyes with just one product!!

Hey Guys,

I’ve never been a massive smokey eyes girl but one of the main questions i get asked is “How to do smokey eyes” , as well as how to “take day make-up to night make-up”.

So i have combined the two and better yet the smokey eye only needs one product, so you can take it to work with you and be sexy for those after work drinks 😉

Products Used:

Paint Pot in shades Perky, Soft Ochre By MAC

Colour Tattoo in shade Tough As Taupe By Mabelline

I Love Extreme Crazy Volume Mascara By Essence Cosmetics

Cray about Colour pencil in Drawn To Diamonds By Australis

Enjoy!

xxx

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How to deal with a MASSIVE break out!!

Gahh its one of those weeks! i’ve been stressing, and of course the first place it shows is my face. I was about to get ready for work and thought i should film how i deal with my break outs.

I love the look of clean fresh skin, i do not like layers and layers of make-up..if i could get away with wearing no foundation that would be amazing but this is my way of achieving fresh looking skin MID break out 🙂

Products Used –

– Sebium Global Intensive Purifying Care by Bioderma

– HD foundation by Make Up For Ever

– Secret Camouflage by Laura Mercier

– Smooth Operator powder by Tarte

–  Paint pot (in shade Perky) by M.A.C

– Lip and cheek cremé (in shade petal) by Becca

If this video was helpful please subscribe to my youtube channel and comment if you have requests on videos you would like to see!

Love Katy xxx

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Perfect Cheeks..To Contour? Or not to Contour?

Hey Guys!

Today i am doing a tutorial on Perfect Cheeks, as well as addressing what has to be the most asked question to make-up artists of 2014 “Should i be contouring?” this video answers that question as well as shows you three quick steps for gorgeous cheeks 🙂

Products used:

– Sun Shimmer Bronzing Powder (shade light matte) By Rimmel

– Little Round Pot Blush (shade Rose 16) By Bourjois

– Natural Nude Palette By Physicians Formula

Hope you guys have the best holidays ever!

Let me know in the comments if you like this video 🙂 xxx

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