Archive for the ‘beauty’ Category

Women are obsessed with diagnosing their skin type, and these days there are so many products out there that use this as a marketing strategy for beauty products. But there is some truth to it, especially for everyday use and wear when it comes to foundation. In this weeks installment of the Foundation Files, I’ll […]


As a makeup artist I often get asked about foundation and all that it entails. It scared me for years, and it seems to scare people in very much the same way. I think it’s partly because if you get it wrong, it can be so disastrous. Flashback to the dodgy foundation formulas of years […]


If you love makeup like I do and you love learning about the history of women and cosmetics then you’ll love this series of videos by guru Lisa Eldridge. She spends some time visiting Madeleine Marsh the author of The History of Compacts and Cosmetics: Women with Style discovering her remarkable collection of makeup and […]


I’ve long been a fan of Illamasqua, and if you held a gun to my head I’d probably choose them for their wonderfully pigmented products and innovative items. They only release core collections around twice a year and boy are they magnificent! Case in point the latest Toxic Nature collection, which has me salivating. I […]


Morange? What kind of name is that? That’s what my brother said when I requested this bad boy for my birthday. It was a colour I was keen on, but wasn’t sure that I wanted to spend MY hard earned cash on. Rather let someone else buy it for me. And it’s a beauty… in […]


Congratulations… IngeVI. You’ve won the Sleek Storm Palette and surprise gift. Please email me your mailing address at alexawil@tiscali.co.za and I will send your prize as soon as I can! The winner was randomly chosen through the advanced method of picking a name out of a hat with eyes closed! For those who didn’t win, […]


Hello everybody Thanks so much for all the wonderful feedback I have received over the last few days! I know I’m not the most dedicated blogger, but I solemnly swear to blog more often and bring you more reviews and pictures of awesome products. And so… to celebrate 2011 I’ve organised a small giveaway. Sleek […]