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UNDER HYPED: Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Cream Blushes
These creamy, beautiful blushes don’t get anywhere near as much hype as they deserve, they blend beautifully into the skin almost creating a “second skin” look that appears dewy and youthful. The colour pay off is ideal , not too pigmented, but not too sheer which means you get the perfect blush application every time. Since I first tried it, Nectar has become a staple in my makeup bag, it’s the perfect shade for my fair skin and can be worn with natural makeup or heavy smoky eyes.

UNDER HYPED: Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Cream Blushes

These creamy, beautiful blushes don’t get anywhere near as much hype as they deserve, they blend beautifully into the skin almost creating a “second skin” look that appears dewy and youthful. The colour pay off is ideal , not too pigmented, but not too sheer which means you get the perfect blush application every time. Since I first tried it, Nectar has become a staple in my makeup bag, it’s the perfect shade for my fair skin and can be worn with natural makeup or heavy smoky eyes.


Can you make your own gel eye liner?

Many beauty DIY tips circulate the web, from pimple cures to lip plumpers and now gel eyeliner.

Gel eyeliner is one of my favourite products and for good reason, it is smooth, creamy and can double up as not only an eyeliner, but an eyeshadow base too. However it’s best to give the the DIY option a miss.

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Instead of sucking in your cheeks and making a fish face to see the hollows of your cheeks when contouring (which can result in your contour being applied too close to your nose and looking muddy) try making a soft pout.


2infinintyandbeyond said: What drug store brands are good for brow gel

Brow gels may seem like a waste of time when it comes to makeup, but they help make all the difference. Whether you want seriously full WOW brows or are rushing out the door your brows frame your face so it’s important to groom them.

You can either use a brow gel on its own for a quick fix or over brow pencil, powder or wax.  To use a brow gel wiggle the brush through the brows, brush them upwards and then taper off the tail.

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This week has been an exciting one at Makeup Tips HQ! If you haven’t already heard, last night Makeup Tips was announced as one of the top 40 beauty/lifestyle bloggers in the Voices of 2014 Awards! I’m thrilled to be part of such a great competition that recognizes bloggers in Australia! If you want to keep up with more stuff relating to Makeup Tips Blog then follow on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Newsletter, and youtube.

Back to the basics: Foundation

Mahogany Lipstick

How to create Dewy Skin

Illamasqua Glamore Lipstick Swatches

Voices of 2014


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I’m super excited to announce that I’m one of the top 100 bloggers in this year’s Kidspot Voices of 2014 awards! The awards celebrate blogging in Australia and I quote the top 100 are “the creme de la creme of the 100s of bloggers nominated this year”

There are thousands of blogs out there so I couldn’t be more honoured to be one of the top 40 Beauty & Lifestyle Bloggers in the competition. It came as a huge surprise and I don’t have a clue who nominated me (the suspense is killing me!) but to whoever did I’m sending major thanks and red lipstick kisses your way!

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Illamasqua Glamore Lipstick Swatches

Illamasqua Glamore Lipstick

Illamasqua Glamore Collection Lipsticks Soaked, Glissdale, Luster

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How to create Dewy Skin

Gone are the days of heavily matte skin instead gorgeous, glowy skin is the ultimate focus and thanks to this trend (which is definitely here to stay) there are hundreds of products on the market that can give you gorgeous Victoria Secret skin in a heartbeat. Those with oily skin, don’t have to fret just yet, trust me, you can still rock the luminous look.

How to create dewy skin

The Skincare: If your skin is super lackluster try a whole skincare line dedicated to giving you a healthy glow, otherwise a serum, which is designed to brighten your skin will suffice.

The Prep: Don’t use a moisturiser, instead just use a small amount of facial serum to prep your skin. Not only will makeup last longer, but your skin will also look fresher. Follow with an illuminating primer that will reflect light to set the perfect base for your makeup.

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For the perfect maroon shade mix a small amount of brown eyeliner with red lipstick on the back of your hand and apply with a lip brush for optimal precision.


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