We’ve all been there, we’ve all forgotten about what to go as for Halloween and for us ladies, we have the burden of what kinda makeup we’re gonna pull out the bag too. Scary or sexy? Maybe I should just give up and be a cat AGAIN? I created this makeup look for everyone who is having these panicky kind of thoughts! This is a super easy makeup look, I didn’t need to go out and buy anything, I just used what I already had in my makeup bag. This makeup look could be paired with a LBD and a pointy hat and voila you’re a witch, or change the lip to red with a bit of fake blood and become a vampire! It’s easy to adapt. I’ll take you through how I did it step by step. BASE I used my usual Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Foundation and then… View Post

I love autumn, and I especially love all the makeup trends that come with the season. A berry lip is back on trend, it can look great as a statement with lashings of mascara like I did in this post a while ago. However, I wanted to really vamp it up a bit so I paired it with a gorgeous gold smokey eye. But first, the lips. I used two lipsticks layered on top of one another to get a really intense purple colour. I used NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Damned all over my lips first, which is a beautiful colour in itself. However, the magic really happened when I layered NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Copenhagen over the top, it makes the colour so much deeper. I applied it with a lip brush as the wand is a little inaccurate, but it’s worth the extra effort as this lip… View Post

I’ve been curious about the use of paintbrushes as makeup brushes ever since I saw one of Lisa Eldridge’s Youtube videos, where she was pinpoint concealing with a tiny paintbrush. Logical, right, because artists must need tiny paintbrushes for detailed works of art. But then, really what’s the difference between painting a canvas or a face? I decided to test how far I could push the use of paintbrushes as makeup brushes, by doing half a face of makeup with each different set of brushes, and seeing if I (or you guys) could tell the difference. First, I visited a local art supplies shop in Leicester, Gadsby’s Arts, to choose a few brushes. I was amazed to see how much cheaper they were than makeup brushes. They had a promotion running, where you could pick any five paintbrushes by the brand Royal and Langnickel for £13. I was blown away, some of my… View Post

“Kezia, I’m in Sephora and I’ve got five minutes, tell me what you want NOW”… …are the words that greeted me at 9 in the morning when my boyfriend rang me from Dubai (lucky bastard). Safe to say I panicked and cursed him for not giving me prior notice, but the first thing that I managed to think of was Kat Von D’s Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks. I managed to pick two colours from the Sephora website, Berlin and Double Dare. Choosing lipstick colours online is always tricky, that little square of colour never looks the same in real life! I was so happy when I tried them and they both suited me! This is my first encounter with liquid lipsticks and I have to say, I’m fairly impressed. APPLICATION Berlin and Double Dare apply pretty evenly, although the little wand comes out with a little too much product on it so… View Post

Matte lipsticks are having a bit of a moment recently. MAC have recently brought out their Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour lipsticks and Kylie’s Matte Lip Kits are sold out everywhere. However, for those of you who don’t want to spend crazy amounts on shipping or aren’t totally sold on the whole liquid lipstick thing, I’ve found the perfect alternative. I adore pinky/brown colours (see my recent blog post on my favourite pinks) and this MAC lipstick in Twig is the most gorgeous brown pinky matte. Although it says that it has a satin finish, in reality it dries with a beautiful matte finish. I paired this lip colour with an easy deep golden smokey eye, I’ve been wearing this look non-stop this month! Base To get a really flawless base I used Charlotte Tilbury’s Light Wonder Foundation all over my face and buffed it in well. As per I then… View Post