Category: Edit

Deborah Milano Nail Colour in 54 Amaranth

Lakme 9to5 Nail Lacquer in Berry Business

Nuance Nail Polish in Azalea

Spoiled Nail Polish in Bite Me

One of my favourite beauty phenomenon to discover are one coat required berry nail polishes. Formulas that with a single stroke can transform a bed from bare to chic in five minutes flat. They are a bit of a rarity to find but I’ve got enough in my collection to see me through ‘damn I have to leave the house in a matter of minutes and am not sporting a mani #disaster’ days. I kid. Though if you’re lacking an uno-application rouge in your stash, here are a few of my favourites for ya:

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Olivia Instant Waterproof Make-Up Stick Foundation

Lakme 9to5 Primer+Matte Powder Foundation

Innisfree Long Wear Cover Cushion Foundation

Colorbar Full Cover Makeup Stick Foundation

Maybelline Dream Satin Skin Air-Whipped Liquid Foundation

To run alongside my ‘Which Compact Foundation?’ post, it’s only fair that I give all foundations the same treatment. It’s an often-asked question – ‘What foundation would you recommend for *insert skin type/budget/friend’s name here*’ – so today I’m running through the top five that have survived the test of time in my stash and between them have every eventuality covered. Spanning the coverage spectrum, all price brackets and complexion concerns I think I’ve got just the ticket for you if you want a foundation pick…

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It seems as the cooler months draw in that matte is back. From polishes to pouts the gloss is gone people. I repeat, the gloss is gone. Now I’m not a huge proponent of the matte trend, I like a bit of glow in my life but gone are the days of cake face. The textures that are around now are new and improved – no moisture zappers to be seen – it’s all about the satin-y, shine-free formulas. So here’s the best of the bunch:

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So even though I’m becoming an (almost) everyday eye shadow wearer, that doesn’t mean that I’ve managed to master the lid/crease/highlighter multi-step eye look thang on a regular basis. Ain’t nobody got time for that. On the odd occasion I whip out an arsenal of brushes, colours and textures and get to work, but in the mornings it’s much more likely that I grab one colour, smudge it out, blend over the lids and lash lines, brush on mascara and call it a day. I dub this makeup phenomenon a ‘one wash wonder’ and there are a few shadows in my stash which work particularly well in this task. Case in point…

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I thought it was time for another desk side beauty check-in. It has been a while since my last installment and now I’ve got a more permanent set-up and a desk (!?!! – exciting stuff, though it’s squashed in next to the kitchen bin which makes for an interesting aroma throughout the day), there’s a MUJI box brimming with some of my most utilised beauty bits…

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myglamm chisel it

Maybelline fit me deep coral

Essence silky touch blush autumn peach

makeup revolution iconic palette flush

rosy cheeks fotd

During the warmer months I like to keep things quite bronzed and glowy on the cheeks. Yes I buy into that golden goddess thing every damn year. But when the cooler months roll around I settle into a more pinched cheek affair; embracing my rouged apples and even adding a little pink blush to make them last even more. The upcoming months are just a handful of which when my ruddy flush is encouraged. So here’s my rosy cheek edit: all kinds of textures, all kinds of tones – it’s time to ramp up the rose…

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For the past week I’ve been battling through an attack of the stuffy sniffles. One minute I’m struggling to breathe through my nasal passages, the next I’m fighting to find my pack of tissues at the bottom of my bag as there’s been a nose explosion that’s making its way down my chin. That latter scenario happened in public. In front of a wave of pointing and staring school children. Nice. My mucus levels may not be able to make up their mind but two things have stayed constant – an incessant red nose and a Post Malone-esque tone. But you know me and of course there have been some beauty bits that have come to the forefront to cover my ruddy nozzle, make things a little more breathable and polish me off for public consumption. Enter the ‘I’ve Got a Cold Edit’…

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