The Look

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The Look – Roaring 20s Featuring Rimmel

I recently went to a show at The Adelaide Cabaret Festival which called for some vintage style. I decided to go for a 1920s look with dark eyes and deep red lips and as I’ve recently had my hair cut into a much shorter, chin length bob, and I was keen to see how it would respond to hot rollers and whether I could pull the whole look together.  Read more…

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The Look – Rimmel London Look Competition

I’m such a sucker for makeup contests! When I saw the London Look AU competition, hosted by Rimmel, at first I was skeptical, but when I saw that it was judged by a panel instead of public vote, I thought it was worth entering. The requirement of creating my own London Look inspired me, so I bit the bullet and dived right in. Here is my entry, and what happened next!  Read more…

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Contouring Made Easy – Clever Technique

I was having lunch with some Adelaide based beauty lovers last week when one of our group members, showed me a contouring technique that is life changing! I’ve always struggled with contouring, especially cheeks, which is strange because I am very familiar with the idea of how it is supposed to work. Now that I have learned this trick, I am the contouring queen! Read more…

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Bésame Cosmetics Part 3 – Old Hollywood Glamour

And so here we are at part three of my Bésame Cosmetics series. It’s time to see these babies in action. Bésame Cosmetics is no doubt a retro/vintage inspired range that covers a number of decades, but overall I really feel the 1930/1940s vibe. We haven’t yet hit the cutesy 1950s, and high glamour is the order of the day. Join me as I create an Old Hollywood Glamour look. Read more…

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L’Oréal Brush Contest – A Tale of Heartbreak

I can still remember the way I felt when I saw the YouTube video announcing the launch of L’Oréal’s ‘The Brush Contest.’ Eva Longoria starred in the quirky clip which invited budding makeup artists to create a three minute video tutorial for a ‘bold and daring’ look which was based around the theme of colour clash. This was going to be it, my big break. My video would be epic! Read more…

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The Look – Ballet Performance

I was given the important task of beautifying Isabel for her recent ballet dress rehearsal. It was beyond exciting; the brief even included mention of red lipstick! Was it going to be the fun mother/daughter bonding time I had always dreamed of, or would it all end in tears? Read more…