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Cover Me in MUD

Well, well, well, don’t mind me while I cover myself in mud!

To my complete surprise, we now have available in South Africa -which means – NO additional shipping fees, NO added VAT and no added hassle of ordering cosmetics online – Make-up Designory aka MUD.

MUD MAKEUP DESIGNORY

Since coming back from the IMATS London 2013 show, where I was introduced to the brand, I have been the busiest in a while with makeup work. I only really discovered the launch of MUD SA by accident two weeks ago and its so exiting…. Especially since I spent a lot of time talking to the artists at the MUD counter in London, I even bought some goodies from them!

MUD-AT-IMATS

Discovering new products that are high in quality and reasonable in price is really any makeup artists dream come true. Using a ton of product for a certain effect is a pain in the backside but fortunately due to the blend-ability (I know that is not word) and wearability (also not a word…)all of that is simply not necessary with MUD.

A little bit of a background, Make-up Designory is a well known makeup academy in the USA and graduates have been placed in artistry roles in television, Hollywood, film and fashion. You can read more about MUD here. Basically what I learnt about them in London is all about using makeup smartly. You don’t need 100 items when you can use 5, or 10, or whatever your personal preference is.

When a lot of South African makeup artists are presented with new products, I’ve found a lot of them compare them to MAC in quality, wear, blend, durability, pigment, colour, texture and price. As a huge MAC supporter over the years, probably having funded the entire rent of the V&A Waterfronts store on more than one occasion, I can say loudly that it rivals MAC on these levels. MUD is certainly on par, with quality, wear, blend, durability, and it beats MAC hands down on texture and price, however their colour range is not quite as loud and proud as MAC, it certainly is not a negative because how often do you wear those vibrant shadows that just sit in your kit…?

When testing the products at IMATS, I bought the following eye shadows and an added bonus is that they fit into my MAC pallets – which in branding is sacrilege but from a space and transport point of view it works well, so don’t judge… 😛

MUD Spanish Gold

MUD Spanish Gold

I bought the SPANISH GOLD shadow, which is the secret to pulling off bronze-gold satin eyes. It appears slightly warmer than in this picture and is like silk on the skin. It looks fantastic on EVERY skin tone and its a shade I can personally wear almost daily.

MUD Onyx Eyeshadow

MUD Onyx Eyeshadow

I also purchased ONYX shadow, which appears almost as dark as in this picture. It is a statement dark shadow but can be blended easily into a crease to create a super dramatic smoked out effect.

Best of all? They are 100% cruelty free. Happiness is…

cruelty free

I look forward to stocking up on more goodies from MUD. I really am ecstatic that they are in South Africa.

Be sure to check out their website here

Like them on Facebook here

And visit their Pretoria flagship showroom  at 1287 De Villabouis Mareuil Street, Moreleta Park

or Johannesburg Eastrand showroom at Aston Manor Centre, Kempton Park

or Johannesburg North showroom at The Business Centre Rivonia, Sandton.

x flea143

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Vivienne Westwood and Cartoon Faces

Legendary punk designer Vivienne Westwood has a flair for the colourful, the dramatic, the outlandish, the shocking, the absurd… but certainly not the tame. Nor the shy, for that matter everything Vivienne touches, from her flaming orange hair to her punk-infused collections, is intended to MAKE A STATEMENT. It seems to be her mission objective.

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For her latest venture, the Autum 2013 show for her eponymous Red Label, at London Fashion Week, the British visionary sent models down the runway in what would be best described as… cartoon or comic makeup. Saturated primary colours, exaggerated outlines done in start black or white, and blanked out faces with airbrushed nails which resulted in a look that was very unique. This is a Look with a capital “L” that should not be attemped off the catwalk, but as for on it? It was a hit – and it provided the perfect foil for Vivienne’s soft metallics and loose, lovely grunge-girl knits.

x missfitz

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Inspiration : Gold Digger

Hiya Poutlings!

I LOVE Volt Cafe’s beauty editorials.

This is a particulary great take on the ever-so popular gold theme everyone-and-their-mother is doing nowadays.

This was shot for Volt Cafe

Photographed by Jenny Brough and assisted by Jonny Lee

featuring Michaela Janosova @ Profile Model Management

styled by Jo Shippen @ OBrepresents.com

makeup by  Maria Asadi @ Era Management using Mac Cosmetics and Diego Dalla Palma

hair by Jonathan Soons @ Era Management using Headmasters Products and WAM

Kim Treacy @ Naked Artists using Essie

retouched by  Monica Chamorro

**missfitzz

 

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Daphne Guinness & MAC Team Up

MAC asked Daphne Guinness to create a cosmetic collection for the upcoming holidays.

The amazing fashion icon and beer heiress who told Elle in early September 2011 that she plans on launching a film production company this year around October/November that she will be designing 21 new products for MAC. The new line of makeup is said to include “rich, sensational hues” and is due to be launched on 26 December.

Daphne Guinnes sporting an Alexander McQueen Dress

Daphne Guinness (in case you do not know who she is….) is best known for her love of couture items and eccentric styling habits which may be why her beauty habits get less attention than they would otherwise. She’s a fan of liquid liner, tonnes of glitter and a matte lip – which makes her someone we at Pout Perfection luuuuuurve! Although even her craziest looks pale in comparassion to her outfits… So – what I’m really trying to say here is that I’m really looking forward to the packaging of these products and I hope that they are not as cheesy as MAC’s Wonder Woman collection, the packaging really made me cringe.

Are you excited? I am!

missfitzzz  

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