Max Factor Makeover

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I was heading out for coffee with friends and wanted a natural fresh faced look. I was feeling really tired and needed a real lift and I managed to achieve that using just four Max Factor products.

I began with the Max Factor Skin Illuminizer foundation, I put a little product under the eyes, along the forehead and down the nose and blended it outwards with a stippler brush so it was pretty natural but concentrated to the areas that really lift your face. Then I took the blusher and just blended it outwards from the apples towards the ear. I finished with 2 coats of mascara – one just wasn’t enough with my sleepy eyes. I finished with the rosy lipstick, I didn’t realise how much of a difference four products can make until I saw the pictures side by side!

MAC Red Red Red Collection

MAC’s Red Red Red collection couldn’t have launched at a more perfect time for me. Last night I was watching a documentary on Geisha’s and watching them do their make-up made me want to transform somebody’s face into a Geisha (Any Volunteers?). I learned that they painted their faces white because in the olden days when their was no light their faces would glow in the candle light and show all their best features.

They have a gorgeous set of red shades in this collection and the peachy blushes are the perfect accompaniment!

Ruth’s Summery Look

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Ruth explained that she normally uses a darker palette on her eyes, I could understand why as that would really bring out her gorgeous green eyes. Darker shades are great for evenings but I wanted to do something different, since we were going to a pool party/BBQ I thought it would be nice to do a bronzed look and then add some colour to her usual eye palette. I used a Sleek Palette and blended copper with turquoise on her eyelid and then took a brown eye-shadow up to her brow bone. When you have smaller eye-lids you can wear your eye-shadow really high, it gives you the illusion of bigger eyes. I have bigger eye-lids so if I did that I would end up looking like a drag queen. I only ever wear high eye-shadow for costume parties or if I need an OTT look. Its really important to recognize your features and work to enhance them, I’ve seen people try to copy a beautiful make-up look and it just looks terrible because they didn’t consider how to adapt things to suit there features.

I highlighted under Ruth’s brow and used an eyebrow pencil to add more definition, then I finished with a metallic turquoise liner under the eyes and two coats of Benefit Bad Gal mascara. I added a MAC bronzer and a little Inglot coral blush and highlighted on her cheek-bones and nose. I finished with a Lancome coral lip-gloss, I thought it was perfect for the summery look I was going for and it really suited her.

Inglot Store Now Open at MOE!

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Zizzle attended the opening of the Inglot store in Mall Of The Emirates, Dubai, yesterday and we felt like kids in a candy shop! At a glance the store looks like a colour explosion, turquoises, corals, greens, reds …pretty much every colour in the spectrum all entice you to come and explore the products. The first thing we headed for was the colourplay lipstick stand. We love innovative products and what with colour being such a key part of spring, we loved the idea of wearing colours out of the ordinary on your lips. We limit ourselves to the norm because that is what’s available to us but Inglot have given us the freedom to play with all kinds of colour on your lips!

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We also loved the idea of the unique Freedom System of creating your own palettes. Since makeup bag explosions are a frequent occurence for us, we liked the idea of choosing your favourite blushes, lipsticks and eyeshadows and putting them in one flat palette so everything is more compact and tailored to your needs!

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Last but not least we loved the 02m nailvarnishes which are Inglots best selling product. Have you ever had nail varnish on for a prolonged amount of time and then noticed when you remove it your nails are discoloured? This is due to your nails being suffocated by coats of that beautiful shiny laquer that we ladies can’t resist… but now you don’t need to! 02m is the world’s first ever Breathable Nail Enamel ensuring better health care for nails whilst enhancing their beauty and the shades were gorgeous!

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