Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Baby Got Brows

First and foremost, who isn't jealous of Cara Delevinge's beautiful eyebrows. These perfectly plucked bad boys would make any girl cringe with envy. I happen to believe that brows are the most important feature of any makeup regime. Whether simply combing them or getting down and dirty and filling them in, keeping your brows in a check is a must!


Now by this point you may be asking yourself, but what products does this trick recommend and all I have to say is 3 beautiful words: Anastasia Beverly Hills. When I first discovered Anastasia's sensational brow products I could not have been more impressed (cue moonwalk, jumping for joy and feeling like a bad betch when my brows were finally on point). I have sparse brows and you best believe they need some filler. My top choice is Anastasia's 'DIPBROW Pomade' in Dark Brown. This stuff is like magic. Using a small angled brush for brows you can create a perfect arch and full beautiful brows.

Brow Powder Duo

The 'DIPBROW' retails for $23 CAN and is available along with all of Anastasia's brow products and some of her latest goodies like her contour kit at Sephora (a.k.a my heaven on earth). If this product seems too intense or you are a beginner in your brow game, I suggest testing out Anastasia's 'Brow Powder Duo.' This product is a powder pod equipped with two complimentary pigmented colors that allow you to build natural looking brows with ease and retails for $30. Another alternative and great for mimicking the look of individual hairs for those of you with fuller brows or looking for more definition in over-plucked areas is the 'Brow Wiz' for $27. This two-sided pencil comes with a nifty eyebrow brush and is ideal for combing those unruly hairs into place.

Brow Wiz

Anastasia Soare isn't called the 'Queen of Brows' for nothing. I simply find her products to be the best for brows and with shades ranging from Ash Blonde to Ebony, there is a little something for everyone!

Monday, 29 September 2014

Christian Louboutin Discovers Beauty

Christian Louboutin nail polish is the next triumph under the French footwear designer's belt. Louboutin has a knack for envisioning beautiful objects and bringing them to life. Every girl feigns for his red-soled stilettos (originally painted red by actual polish) and now, they can add his line of nail polishes to their list of coveted beauty products.

Louboutin's introduction to the beauty realm begins with a slew of long lasting lacquers. Two coats of each colour is equivalent to 20 layers of a normal polish (I can personally attest to its richness in pigment and non-chip quality).The foray in Beauté is an ode to Louboutin's beginnings and his exquisite shoe designs. Whereas the brush, bottle shape and packaging are a nod to calligraphy, architecture and Louboutin's 2007 'Ballerina Ultima' (his highest shoe ever). 

Louboutin offers a full range of colors from the classic red 'Rouge Louboutin' (my personal favourite) to a bevy of 'Nudes', 'Noirs' and 'Pops.' Be on the lookout for perfect Autumn/Winter 2014 nail colors such as 'Sevillana,' 'Zoulou' and 'Khol.' 


Christian Louboutin nail polish collections are here to stay and selling out quick. Each lacquer retails for $58 CAN and can be purchased at Holt Renfrew or in the US. Be sure to treat yourself to a bottle. I promise it is worth it.


References: Christian Louboutin

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This site will uncover the latest cosmetic releases, beauty tips, product reviews, personal anecdotes and a little touch of everything in between. Makeup is meant to be fun and after extensive experience in researching the beauty/cosmetic industry, interviewing the top leaders in the biz, conquering a makeup artistry program and tangible experience in the field, my passion for beauty is reinvigorated and evolving. The essence of makeup artistry is about enhancing natural beauty and making women and men feel fabulous. I want to use this forum as an opportunity to educate, share and give back to the world of beauty that has so generously uplifted me!! In the words of Edith Piaf, "Comme un oiseau sans ailes. J'vole vers le ciel mais j'sais qu'la vie est belle."

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