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 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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Holiday Lips!

Hey y’all!

I found the perfect product for bright holiday lips! If you (like me) are bad at keeping lipstick neat and tidy Lipstains are perfect for you. I love having bright lips, but when I am working, eating or socialising lipstick staying in place is the LAST thing I want to worry about.

The other day while I was taking my frequent (and quite frankly therapeutic) stroll down the makeup isle of Priceline I found these Lipstains by Savvy..they are only $8.99 and come in amazingly bright colours and they actually stay on for ages then fade away nicely and I love them! That’s pretty much it..here is a picture of me wearing the shade watermelon 🙂 xxx

Happy Holidays!

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3 Easy Steps to the Perfect Winged Liner!

Hey Guys!

I know i did this video a few months back but the poor quality of it was REALLY bugging me, so i have reshot it with better lighting.

Winged Liner was something that was extremely hard for me to perfect..granted i started trying at 12 but still! it took way to long and considering its very “In” i thought i would try and simplify it so you guys don’t have to struggle like i did!

So please enjoy and let me know if this was helpful at all!

xoxoxo

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5 Product 5 Minute Make-up!

Hey Everyone!

We all have those days when we have no time to get ready..you race out the door because you’re late and then every single time you are faced with a mirror/reflection you cringe (unless you don’t in which case good for you!) and wish you had at least chucked on some mascara.

Here is a quick 5 minute make-up with 5 products video to solve this problem. This make-up is good if you don’t have a lot of time or if you are going on a holiday and don’t have much room for make-up you can take these 5 products and you will be set!

Product 1. Foundation – Make Up For Ever HD Foundation

Product 2. Highlighting and Eye shadow – Physicians Formula Natural Nudes Palette

Product 3. Brow and Eye definition – Browzings by Benefit Cosmetics

Product 4. Mascara – I Love Extreme Mascara By Essence Cosmetics

Product 5. Cheek and Lips – Velourlips By Australis

Enjoy! lots of love!

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xxx 🙂

Wake up looking awesome! (Well better at the very least).

Hey guys!

So I know we all want to wake up like Beyoncé (flawless) but some people (a.k.a me) wake up looking like there has been a small tornado in their room, this is not helpful when I need to get ready quickly or want to look pretty waking up at a friends house etc.

So I decided to give some actual thought into if there was anything I could do to change the outcome of “tornado” mornings here is what I did and I found it made a massive difference 🙂

– Ensure all makeup is removed from face so skin can breathe, you may think you will look better keeping makeup on at a significant others place but the reality is dry skin and panda eyes! Not to mention the break outs from clogging your pores for the whole night :/

– Brush hair, spray dry shampoo in the roots and put an oil such as Moroccan oil through your ends then put your hair in pigtail plaits, by doing this your roots will stay fresh you ends moisturised and hair knot free (not to mention the effortless wave you get when you take the plaits out 😉 )

-Sleep on your back??? Yes this is a strange one but apparently sleeping on your back prevents sleep lines, puffiness and pimples caused by keeping your face pressed against a pillow all night.

– Just before you go to sleep put a thick layer of Lanolips 101 ointment on your lips, this will act as a lip treatment so you don’t wake up with chapped dry lips.

– Groom eyebrows the night before, if your eye brows are in great shape they can add a lot of definition to the eyes without having to wear makeup

– Brush and floss teeth really well (don’t forget to scrape your tongue!) and follow up with whitening treatment or if you wear plates make sure you wear them to ensure your teeth are nice and straight, keep water by your bedside and sip through the night to avoid bad breath

– Avoid nicotine, alcohol and caffeine four hours before bedtime..well preferably avoid these things all the time but I’m trying to be realistic here.

– Last but certainly not least get an early night! Beauty sleep Is REAL..lack of sleep can cause skin to sag and lose it’s lustre as well as blood vessels dilating which causes dark circles, so get eight hours sleep if you can!

Let me know if this makes a difference to y’all! I also want to hear your tricks to waking up fresh 🙂

Have a great day xxx

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Find your perfect foundation colour with this easy test!

 
Hey Guys!
 
If you have seen my last few post we found determined your skin type, then what foundations best suit that skin type and now we are finally up to choosing your foundation colour.
 
Choosing a colour is never easy so as always i try to make it as simple as possible for y’all. In this quick video i teach you a simple test to try on shades that you are either unsure of or that you have mixed for yourself.
 
I would recommend having two foundations, one in a slightly lighter shade and one in a slightly darker shade then mix to find YOUR perfect colour. Its also a good idea to test your mixing seasonally as you may get darker in summer (you’re lucky! i just go red 😦 )
 
Its also very important to stick to yellow undertones in your foundations rather than red, there are a few exceptions to this rule like very dark nigerian skin may have blue undertones and might need warm oranges, red and coppers to warm it up. Other than this exception i would steer clear of red undertones, i show you how to identify red undertones in this video as well.
 
Please let me know what you think and if you could like, subscribe and comment on my youtube channel i would realllllly appreciate it.
 
Thanks for reading/watching stay tuned as my next blog will be “Perfect Foundation Application”
 
Bye Guys! xxx 
 

Been crying? Tips to hide the evidence here.

Ok so something bad has happened that has caused you to cry. I’m going to give you tips for two scenarios, and hopefully this should cover you for crying emergencies 🙂

Scenario one: You are at home and have been crying all night but need to look fresh for the day 😦 these tips below are designed so that if you cry again during the day the impact on your make-up should be minimal.

– Wash your face with a gentle face wash, no exfoliating of any kind and only using tepid water. Not hot or cold as both can cause irritation and more redness.

– Soak green tea bags in cold water for 5 minutes, squeeze out excess water and hold on your eyes for 10 minutes (the antioxidants in the green tea is thought to ease puffiness) If you don’t have green tea bags get a wash cloth and dampen it with cool water (not freezing) hold it around your eye area for about 5 to 10 mins (if possible lie down and take deep breaths whilst you are doing this).

– Put a few drops of Clear Eyes eye drops in, I do no usually encourage the use of clear eyes but if you do need it try to only use it for one day. This will greatly prevent the redness of eyes temporarily.

– Have a big glass of cold water.

– Gently dry your face and apply a primer, I like the revlon photoready primer.

– Apply a light application of a sheer foundation such as make-up for ever HD foundation, then conceal any redness with a green under toned concealer ( see my concealer post if you’re wondering which ones are green under toned ).

– Then on the cheeks I would recommend the Face Of Australia face and body illuminator in the shade ‘angel blush’ this adds a tiny bit of colour as well as a glow.

– Curl lashes then apply waterproof mascara, again I wouldn’t recommend waterproof for every day use as this is bad for your lashes if worn everyday, but if you feel you will cry again i say go for it, wearing mascara will really open your eyes open and give definition without having to wear liner or shadow.

– On lips go for a nourishing lip treatment with a bit of colour such as lanolips lip ointment with colour.

Lastly put some fragrance free Huggies baby wipes, clear eyes, waterproof mascara, concealer and tissues in your bag in case you cry again through the day, if you forget these these things and are caught off guard in a public place read below!

Scenario Two: caught off guard in public ekk!

– Firstly find a bathroom!

– Take a few deep breaths, drink some water.

– Most people suggest splashing your face with water, but if you are anything like me who wears make-up every day this will make you look even worse! Instead slightly dampen (don’t drench) some toilet paper and dab to try to remove excess black make-up and cool the face.

– Once you have removed all the make-up possible and cooled your face, pat your face dry with clean dry toilet paper.

– If you have your bag and you have a cream concealer cover any redness. If you only have a powder, unless it’s super amazing coverage then I would not use it to cover redness. You end up still looking red but as though you have tried covering it up, it’s better to just try and calm down till the redness fades than packing on the make-up.

– Apply any kind of lip balm that you may have in your bag to take the attention away from your eyes.

If you are reading this and sad, I really hope this helped a little bit! Feel better xxxx

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Valentine’s Day Make-up.

I think this type of makeup should be natural and boy friendly..glowing and kissable 😉 using tints and powders rather than gloss and creams so that the make-up is long lasting.

-Do your base as usual but set with a translucent powder then highlight with a warm nude powder highlighter..I actually like the too faced ‘silk teddy’ eye shadow from the palette i mention below.

– Pop a bit of pink or red stain on lips and cheeks for long lasting colour, I like Benetint and Posietint by Benefit.

– Apply Smiths Rosebud Strawberry lip balm to your lips, this balm is great because it’s not glossy or sticking and it tastes like strawberries..yum! If you can’t find this one, a good ol’ yummy lipsmacker is a good option too.

– For boy friendly eyes I like warm neutral colours, the too faced “natural eye” neutral eye shadow collection is great! It comes with handy instructions too!

– Curl your lashes with a Shu uemura eye lash curler and apply a few coats of mascara, my fav is ‘i love extreme’ by essence cosmetics.

– Lastly I would recommend sweet breath drops! You have one drop and your breath is super fresh..available from pharmacies xxxx

Obviously you don’t need to use these brands but just stick to the basic colours I mentioned, a touch of pink or red on the lips and cheeks followed by a sweetly flavoured balm that isn’t sticky or glossy, warm tones on the eyes and lots of lashes accompanied by fresh breath.

❤ ❤ ❤

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