Transforming day make-up into glamorous evening make-up

Transforming day make-up into glamorous evening make-up

For general daily make-up, we all like to keep it pretty simple. I am personally known for a very subtle ...

SB Maternity Beauty

SB Maternity Beauty

Bringing a child into this world is an amazing, awe-inspiring experience and a great privilege. Still, you will agree with ...

Turn your eyes from Drab to va-va-voom Fab!

Turn your eyes from Drab to va-va-voom Fab!

In our last article about the eyes we touched on the importance of well-groomed brows and a flawless canvas for ...

The secret to a lasting, radiant glow

The secret to a lasting, radiant glow

Suppose I told you there was an effortless way to achieve a healthy, youthful glow no matter how tired you ...

Why bother with make-up brushes?

Why bother with make-up brushes?

When I decided to create my make-up collection for the African woman, I thought long and hard about what products ...

EssentialOils

Mother Nature is the best place to get products for your skin. Pure essential oils, for example, have the healing and soothing effect that works to bring balance in your mind, body and soul. However, before using these essential oils it’s important to know your skin type so that you can choose the right product(s) for it. Oily skins easily [...]

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If you have a dark olive, bronze, rich beige or black complexions then you have dark skin tone. Colors such as red violet/fuchsia, deep black, burgundy and lavender with red undertones are most suitable for dark skin tones. When I was training with MAC Cosmetics back in the USA, there was a sister (as African-Americans affectionately call each other) who [...]

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Oh the heat!!! It has been shinning (cue to splash on your sunscreen generously before stepping out) harder than ever. During this weather, makeup somehow find its way down your face by midday.  Doing makeup in this weather demands one to have a bagful of tricks like Houdini. Well, just the as the weather is playing Houdini on us – [...]

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With the stresses of life, I always try to get some form of relaxation. Exercise, meditation, a trip to the spa and an hour of massage does some wonder to my tired body. The deep tissue massage always kneads the tiredness away, and almost always gets me to sleep; the masseuse always has to tap me ‘violently’ to get me [...]

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As you grow older your skin becomes more sensitive.  But some people have naturally sensitive skin. For this, it’s most likely that when it comes to makeup application there is the worry and discomfort of having to deal with skin problems and irritation. If you know you have this kind of skin then it’s important to know the type of [...]

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I remember when I was younger (am still young), my mum always told me how drinking water is life. Her motto was pure water – not sodas, juices or smoothies. Well, I must admit (hope mum is not reading), I always chose those sweetened liquids over water. When puberty knocked, I developed acne and pimples that bejeweled my face. With [...]

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Am I the only one feeling the heat? Temperatures are rising and there are no signs that it will get cold anytime soon. Let’s face it, with this kind of weather you need make up that wont slide off your face. Hence, the great cosmetics scientists developed waterproof makeup which enhances natural skin tone and ensures it stays PUT on [...]

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It is January – the month after a spending season and majority of us are feeling the pinch in our pockets. Despite this, we all want to look beautiful. However, with the January woes in toe, you may not all be able to pass by the high-end cosmetics counter at the mall and pick your favourite name brand of cosmetics. [...]

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Jennifer Lopez is the infamous ambassador of glowing skin. Every time she steps out, her skin shimmers at the slightest hint of light. As such, every lady aspires to have glowing skin. Achieving this is easy and cost effective through the use of homemade polish treatments which you can easily prepare from your kitchen. These treatments help remove dead skin [...]

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Multi-use make up is all about using a make-up product to serve different purposes. Multi-use make-up comes in handy especially during the broke seasons like the beginning of the year or when you are travelling and you want to travel light. Here are a few of those make up products. Shadow: You can use a neutral shadow to bring that [...]

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