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Win a HUGE Wet n Wild Makeup Collection

Hey Beauties!

Wet n Wild have decided to spoil our readers and have given us a big box of goodies to give away! How exciting! wet n wild big boxSo pictures are deceiving, what is actually in the box?

  • 9 Mega Rocks Glitter Nail Colours
  • 6 Mega Slicks Balm Stain
  • 7 Colour Icon Glitter Single Eye shadow
  • 5 Colour Icon Eye Shadow Palette (five shades in one package)
  • 1 Colour Icon Eye Shadow Palette (eight perfectly colour co-ordinated shades in one package)
  • 3 Colour Icon Bronzer
  • 2 x Wild Shine Nail Colours

In total that is 33 items! 33 items that could be yours! 33 items that is well worth your time. 33 items (excluding the box) that in total are worth: R1,948.30.

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So… do you want to win?!

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XO Flea143

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Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream

Disclaimer : This is not a sponsored review, nor am I affiliated with the following brand/company in anyway.

Hiya Poutlings

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PRODUCT REVIEW/ HOW I WORE IT

I finally gave into the hype at the beginning of the year and I bought my very own BB Cream! I have not really shut up about it since, and I feel as though I am a bit of BB cream product expert, one would think I am getting commission by the way I have been “selling” this product to people that ask me about it. My mother, aunt, cousin and best friend have all recently bought their own (not all the same brand) BB creams and they have also loved them. I have also been able to try them, so I will eventually review those for you too.

Sandylashxx wrote a post on WHAT IS BB CREAM… Check it out.

Because, I am a list person, I have broken down my Smashbox BB Cream experience to the following pros and cons:

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PROS

  • A natural finish
  • Fair selection of shades, actually pale enough for ghosts like me
  • Easy to blend
  • Portable
  • High SPF

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CONS

  • Price/ R390
  • No moisturising ingredients/ properties – NOT  moisturiser like other BB cream brands
  • Difficult to get all the product out the tube
  • Only 5 shades available – this is a huge drawback for potential customers but hopefully in time this is fixed….

This BB Cream is a good option for someone who has an even complexion, like myself, with barely any skin imperfections (I have a few, but I choose to ignore them). There is hardly any coverage to this BB cream. You would have to use a lot of product to get a sheer-medium coverage and using a lot of this expensive product in my opinion is a waste, however if you apply medium coverage foundation over it, you will acheive a sheer-medium coverage. The smoothing aspect of it, as it is a primer or pollyfiller as I like to explain to my clients that always ask what PRIMER is for, is definitely its best feature. The SPF for me, is also a huge deal. I am as pale as a ghost and needless to say, I am terrified of sun damage, automatically the higer the SPF for me, the better the product.

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The application of the Smashbox BB Cream is MUCH easier if done with your fingers, it just blends easier. When attempting with a foundation brush, beauty blender, stipple brush or foundation sponge I feel that the product itself gets wasted (again, it’s not cheap and wasting is a deadly beauty sin especially at R390 a go…) and the cream doesn’t blend as easily as it does with the added heat of your fingers. I almost died when the Smashbox consultant used her fingers on my face, but I understand now that it just works better after trying many different applications myself.

I enjoy having the look of dewy skin,  because I suffer from an oily skin, I’m used to having loads of powder on my face and having a matte finish, this BB cream helps me have dewy skin for longer. You can happily add some powder initially (if you wish) or throughout the day as you normally would with a foundation.

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My go-to makeup look for the last few weeks of summer of late has been as simple as cleanse, tone, moisturise, apply BB cream, dust a bit of bronzer on my face, Smashbox Jet Set Gel Liner to my upper eyelid, a bit of my Inglot brow gel and plenty of mascara for a fun, fresh, “no makeup” makeup look. Quick, effective, and it lasts for the whole day, even in the intense Southern hemisphere heat.

OVERALL RATING

8/10

WOULD I RECOMMEND IT?

Definitely! Try it TODAY!

Please bear in mind, this product may not be the same experience for you but chances are you will enjoy it all the same. Smashbox is available at selected Woolworths stores countrywide, so be sure to go and try it out and see for yourself.

Smashbox is also cruelty free so absolutely no fluffies are harmed in having your perfect flawless looking skin.

x missfitz

RELATED POST: Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream – Flutter and Pout

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Makeup Trend : Think Pink

Hi Poutlings!

Do you follow any trends that appear on the catwalk? Have you noticed any trends in the models on the Louis Vutton, Nina Ricci, Ellie Saab and Chanel runways of late?

They’ve ditched the bronzer and gone back to the classic pink blusher or have really gone back to basics with dewy skin with a natural flush of blush.

DEWY SKIN TIPS

This begins with your moisturizer, ensure you have a good skin care routine which will result in you putting moisturizer on your skin daily, if not twice daily.

It will result in youth boosting, and help achieve plump glowing skin for your foundation to sit on to give the skin a real smooth, radiant glow.

I recommend Catrice Photo Finish 18 Hour Foundation, a little bit goes a long way and it’s not badly priced either – available at Dischem.

DOLLY FACED

Nina Ricci catwalk stood out that there was a common inspiration for all the models… DOLLS. Max Factor makeup artista Pat McGrath created radiant skin with pink sculpted cheeks.

At the Stella McCartney show, Pat McGrath, gave the “athletic” theme of the show a twist by making the models to appear modern, sporty with a super healthy appearance by using a sweep of pink.

I recommend Benefit Watt’s Up Soft Focus Highlighter for Face available at Woolworths to recreate the looks – it is a little bit pricer than your standard Clicks or Dischem Revolon and Maybelline brands, but for a little bit of extra money it is sure to last the whole day, instead of constantly having to touch up your face.

Blush up for some makeup that isn’t shy Pouters, and send us some pictures to poutperfection [at] gmail [dot] com

***missfitzzz

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SMOKEY EYES by Fi a request

WHY HELLO THERE POUTLINGS

Today I’m going to tell you how I do  “smokey eye” makeup.

This one is for you Hesmarie Hellfire and loyal Hesmarie fans and friends.

Please note there are hundreds of ways to approach this and Sandylashxx has agreed to also give us another post on her perspective.

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STEP ONE

Choose the colors to be used; charcoal and grays are the most popular hence “smokey” however brown, violet, or even greens may also be used to create a smokey eye. Pros generally recommend avoiding any shades of blue, because they can make it look like one has a black eye but I’m not here to lecture you on colour choice, I had a maths teacher that rawked blue eye shadow, every day of her life, I think… apart from the day she only wore her eye shadow on the one eye and forgot to do the other eye.. haha… so funny!

Really, step one, is prep your face for doing your eyes… Conceal, cover, paint, lay your foundation and powder and make your skin look flawless and matte and apply your choice of blush/bronzer lightly on your cheek bones. Once you’ve done that – FILL IN YOUR EYEBROWS BEFORE YOU PROCEED.

STEP TWO

Apply a base over the entire eyelid. This may be a primer or even a cream concealer. The idea is to give the eyeshadow a smooth, even base onto which it can be applied, and to prevent it from smudging or blending into the crease throughout the night – I say night because well, don’t wear this as day time makeup…. Gives the wrong impression and all.

STEP THREE

EYELINER… IS THE KEY. Eyeliner should generally be applied to the upper and lower lash line. Those who have larger eyes may go from nearly the inner corner of the eyes to the outer corner with the eyeliner, while those with smaller eyes will most likely want to only line the eyes from the middle of the lash line to the outer corner to prevent making the eyes appear small. Once the eyeliner has been applied, gently smudge it with an eyeliner brush or cotton swab; there should not be a severe line.

STEP FOUR

Apply a darker color of eyeshadow to the crease of the eyelid, I like to draw the shape of where i want to end lightly with an angled eyeliner brush and then blend the shadow in that area to the crease and onto the eye… The color should appear darkest around the lash line and the crease, and gradually lighten as it goes up toward the brow bone and lighten towards the inner corner of the eye; once again, it is important to blend. Apply a lighter or sheer color on the brow bone to make it pop and blend downwards towards the darker shade of eye shadow – so that the line where you have drawn shape of your smokey eyes isnt sharp but soft and fluffy but still defined. Does that make sense? A “smudged,” imperfect look is one of the keys to smokey eye makeup.

STEP FIVE

Mascara is the final step. Curl the eyelashes with an eyelash curler, and apply one or two or ten coats of dark mascara for a dramatic look. One important tip when wearing smokey eye makeup is to make the eyes the focal point of the face, and wear a neutral lipstick and or lip gloss to avoid looking way over done.

ET VOILA!

YOU HAVE SMOKEY EYES.

I used one of my black MAC eyeshadows – cant remember the name and my MAC “Shroom” eyeshadow to create this look on myself.

As well as MAC Studio Fix Fluid NW20; MAC Mineral Powder; Woolies Blush; Benefit Bad Gal Mascara; Benefit Lipgloss – cant remember the name.

Enjoy the smokey look. Try it out and send us some pictures to pouperfection[at]gmail[dot]com

*missfitzz

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MarindaLiza’s First Product Review: Avon Bronzing Pearls

Hello there Pouting Pretties;

It’s not very often that little miss MarindaLiza brings you a product review, so when she does, you know it’s bound to be incredible, delectable and absolutely life-changing!This, my beautiful poutlings, is exactly what I thought of the awesome Avon Bronzing Pearls. They have changed the way I use my makeup and I’ve even started to do the whole “golden girl” look with them, deciding that the emo/scene / pale look has become a little young for me as I approach the beginning of 22 years of my life, which means I’m slowly doing a bit of a makeover on myself.

These pearls were designed for you to apply after you’ve applied your makeup to give you a bit of a Caribbean glow. Have you tried it? Do you love it? I know I do! Tell me what you think…

See what a huge difference a little bronzing can do?

Happy Thursday Pouters and know that the weekend’s around the corner… SO SMILE!

Peace and Love xoxox

MarindaLiza♥

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