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WHAT’S TRENDING – Winter Makeup

Heat things up this winter when it comes to your look with the latest winter trends for this season!

Metallic based shadow

Integrate a metallic finish to your eyeshadow, in terms of colour anything goes – experiment!  I always love to use colour theory as my basis for choosing shadows so as a general rule:

Blue eyes – Opt for neutral shades such as bonze, copper and other warm brown hues to really make the eye pop.  I always love experimenting with red and orange eyeshadows when I have a night out, especially if you blend these colours into say a dark brown, grey or black smoky eye.

Green eyes – Gorgeous tones of purple and violet will really set off your green eyes, shades of bronze and brown will also work really well as will deep and light shades of charcoal and grey.

Brown eyes – Lucky little devils can get away with all colours.  I really love blue, pink or green tones to an eyeshadow to assist in popping brown eyes.  

We saw a few examples of adding a little manic metallic to the eyes in the Donna Karan and Rodarte Fall/Winter 2014 shows.

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My fave products for creating metallic shadows – MAC Pressed Pigments, Rimmel London Scandaleyes Shadow Sticks

Colour me BAAAAAD

Eye colour popping is massive!  Whether it be with just a liner or splashing over the whole eyelid.  Blue’s and pinks were really popular in the Kenzo, Diane Von Furstenberg and BCBG Fall/Winter 2014 Shows. 

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As you can see the use of colour doesn’t have to be so dramatic, you can use lighter shades and blending to create a really soft look, on the flip slide it is easy to create drama with colour using a heavy pigmented pencil, pen or shadow.  You can try the Yves Saint Laurent Baby Doll Eyeliner – Light Amethyst or the Maybelline Colour Show Crayon Kohl Eyeliner in Magenta.

Lashings of Lashes

All types of emphasis on the lashes are still on trend – thick, baby doll 60’s inspired and even more of a clumped feel all work!

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Fake lashes are the easiest way to achieve a full on lash my favourites are Model Rock, Ardell and Lash Me.  But there are also some pretty crazy Mascara’s out there that work just as well such as the Rimmel London Scandaleyes Retro Glam, Lancome Hypnose Star Mascara and Jordana Best Lash Extreme Volumizing Mascara.

On Trend – The latest season trends

On Trend – The latest season trends

We have been seeing luxurious mettalic shads trending, whether it be a gorgeouss metallic eyeshadow or a metallic nail polish.

If you are looking for a more subtle look, then we are also seeing a gorgeous sheer base with an emphasis on lashes and liner paired with a fresh lip.  Lips can be lighter in tone or darker for more wow, so try a few different colours while the weather is warm.

Next Season, lets keep our eye out but I have seen some pretty amazing deep purple lipstick shades in Winter runway collections in NYC, go for a gloss or team your lipstick with a gloss to freshen up this moody dramatic lip.


The Great Gatsby – Lights Camera ACTION!

[superquote]This October really started off with a BANG @ Fox Studios on set for the The Great Gatsby.[/superquote]


Uh huh, that is right, on set with Leonardo Dicaprio!  What an amazing experience behind the scenes in the hair and makeup residence, even just walking past the styling areas, amazing brands lined up for miles you could have an absolute field day in there!

Walking on set is just another experience altogether, one the scenes being shot was out of this world, the props were larger than life and you really felt as though you had stepped back in time to the roaring 20’s into a high society party.  Hair, makeup, clothes and accesories were to die for, LOVE, LOVE LOVED IT.

Then right in front of you Leonardo Dicaprio absolutely beaming, looking bronzed and extremely dapper, laghing and joking around with the cast in between takes.  Once camera rolls and action he slips into his role, charasmatic, smooth and captivating.

So how tall is Leo I hear you ask….  Well he happens to be 5’11 however looks much much taller, he just has this amazing presence!

Get out and about ladies, Leo is in town and he is single!