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MOST AWESOME MASCARAS TO USE FOR THAT SEXY LOOK FOR VALENTINES NIGHT!

Okay so we all know that bigger and fuller is better when it comes to lashes, especially when you are going all out for that special someone on Valentines day, and want that dramatic look to suit your favourite new dress!

Well my favourite’s DEFINITELY are (and its so hard to choose between these two, so I have to choose both..) MAX FACTOR’S FALSE LASH EFFECT WATERPROOF MASCARA, AND THE MAYBELLINE NEW YORK COLOSSAL VOLUM’ EXPRESS WATERPROOF MASCARA!!

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They are absolutely my favourites, because I never have to worry about standing for ages infront of my mirror to get that desired look, I know that with these two mascaras I will only have to give my lashes a maximum of 2 strokes with the magical wand, and off I go..

These two products will never let you down, they are cry proof, smudge proof, weather proof and swim proof, what more do you need!

Here’s a look that matches the dramatic full lash, so that you can feel confident on that hot date this Valentines day

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Natalie Portman’s DIOR Mascara Advert Banned In The UK

Hiya Poutlings

Photoshop doesn’t really bother me that much. I am a photographer, I know what photoshop I like and what I don’t. In advertising of beauty products, it is annoying but undeniably rampant practice for sure, but at this point, I always think “nobody looks like that” and “the proof is the pudding, just buy it and test it out” – which can be an expensive practice as a makeup artist too. It’s got to the point where the general public without a knowledge of photoshop know what is real or not and I’m apathetic to that, apart from beauty advertisements! Are we seriously supposed to look at these pictures and say “wow, this foundation looks great” when the model has been subjected to hours of professional hair and makeup but has also been Photoshopped to the point of no recognizable human features?

For reference to my above statement, open any fashion magazine to any page selling a cosmetic brand or product, bonus points if its a well known celeb. Does she look like a woman wearing makeup or does she look like a woman-alien hybrid who is wearing makeup also eigh hours worth of post-production photo enhancement and might also slurp out your soul to steal your youth?

What is the purpose of photographic advertising if it has virtually nothing to do with the product being advertisted?

So, heres the deal, in the States (and generally the rest of the world follow them like sheep, BAA), they turn a blind eye to this type of consumer manipulation. In the UK, they answer it with Advertising standards Authority, which is exactly as it sounds. The Authority addresses everything from over-sexualization, such as Dakota Fanning’s underage advert for Marc Jacobs and extreme thinness to the very sort of dishonest, aspirational punting that occurs in said beauty adverts. They’ve cracked down on adverts featuring Julia Roberts and Christy Turlington in the past, and their next target is Dior Diorshow mascara starring Natalie Portman.

OH LOLA, Dakota Fanning for Marc Jacobs was deemed too sexual

Model, Christy Turlington & Julia Roberts – both women in their 40s. not the dewy, fresh-faced nymphs these ads for Maybelline and Lancome would have you believe.

The latest banned advert, Natalie Portman for DIOR.

The advert which is now banned is egregious in its use of capitalized emphasis, FALSE EYELASHES to advertise MASCARA. Taken at face value, it’s a beautiful image that I don’t mind looking at, but really, don’t you think it’s an insult to our collective intelligence as human beings that brands actually pull this kind of bullshit? Ever more disturbing… the general public fall for it.

Think about it.

That’s all I’m saying.

*missfitz

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MAC’s Heavenly Creatures Makeup Collection

Hey Pouters!

I’m sure you’ll join in on my excitement that MAC is releasing another collection of products to try soon. Packed with mineralize eyshadows, blush and skin finish collection was inspired by outer space and universe as beautifully illustrated campaign shots show and product names prompt. Full of beautiful colours, hues MAC Heavenly Creatures Collection will hit the stores in July.

MAC Mineralize eyeshadow comes in nine beautiful colours streaked with complementing hues. Aurora, Neo Nebula, Sky, Water, Universe Appeal, Bright Moon, Invincible, Magnetic Attraction and Earthl offer shimmery browns, purples, blues and greens with occasional pops of silver and gold. Also for eyes the collection offers a False Lashes mascara and three makeup brushes.

Created to give cheeks the glow, MAC Mineralize blush offers gold, pink, bronze and amethyst hues streaked with different shades of gold.

MAC Skinfinish offers a range of sparkly compact powders in shades of brown, bronze, gold and pink named Star Wonder, Earthshine, Center of the Universe and Light Year.

The range of lipsticks are featured in pink, red and beige hues in glae and lustre finish in Cut a Caper, Cusp of Dawn, Pleasureseeker, Venus and Fire Sign.

Cremesheen glass comes in brighter hues including pinks and corals and reds in Celestial Kiss, Glaxy Rose, Meteoric, Astral and Strictly Plutonic.

The collection also includes a makeup remover – Mineralize Charged Water Cleanser, a scrub – Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator, an eye cream – Mineralize Charged Water Moisture, and gel – Charged Water Moisture Gel.

The names alone, never mind how amazing the colours are, just makes me want to buy THE WHOLE SET of these products! My kit will need a revamp to take on all the new Cape Town faces I will be ‘making up’ in the months to come.

**missfitzz

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Items I can’t live without: Revlon MaXfactor False lash effect mascara

Hello poutlings!

Hope you are all winding down to the weekend.

I just wanna pop in quickly, and tell you all about a little lovely addition I have in my makeup kit.

Meet the wonderful Revlon Maxfactor False lash effect mascara.

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Now, it’s not new on the market, in fact it was launched in 2008. But I do keep going back to buy some for myself.

Now, the tube is oddly shaped, or ergo dynamic, the brush is not the normal tiny bristled one, it’s purple and thick and rubberey short bristles, but why do i love this product? Since I’ve started using it in 2008, I’ve never had a tube clump up on me, it goes on smoothly, so when you apply more than 1 layer you don’t have to worry about spiders legs lashes.

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Or maybe I’m just lucky, but I really won’t go anywhere without this, and yes, waterproof on both black and brown is always a winner. As Fi said, those brides cry a lot, so a waterproof mascara is a good thing to have around.

Have a pouty perfect weekend readers!

NFNT

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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.

missfitzstudio smokey eye makeup - BEFORE & AFTER excuse the shit webcam pics!

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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