Beauty Diaries

Beauty Diaries

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The power of lipstick

The power of lipstick
​Lipstick junkies are everywhere! I know, many of you are  shaking your head in agreement while looking at your stash! it's amazing to me though how lipstick can change a look.In this photo I have a warm-toned smoky eye but three lip options.The nude is MAC Velvet Teddy - It's sophisticated and understated eleganceThe top right is MAC Relentle...
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I can't deal! Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal

I can't deal! Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal
While Becca’ s Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal (the pressed version) took the highlighter world by storm, the original Shimmering Skin Perfector in the same shade has taken kind of a back seat and it should be in the driving seat or at least in the front passenger seat, in my...
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Shadow Play! The Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit

Shadow Play! The Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit
If you’re into highlighting and contouring and you haven’t heard of the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit, then I have no words . . . Highlighting and contouring kits were always available to professional make up artists but she brought out the first (correct me if I’m wrong) contour kit for...
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The bronzer that’s a highlighter! Wet n Wild adventures (Part 4)

The bronzer that’s a highlighter! Wet n Wild adventures (Part 4)
Wet’n Wild’s Coloricon Reserve your Cabana bronzer is one of the most raved about highlighters, yip that wasn’t a typo . . . All you have to do is look at the cream-coloured  bronzer to realize that there is no bronze in there. If your have super pale skin, you can...
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Best bronzer on a budget! Wet n Wild adventures (Part3)

Best bronzer on a budget! Wet n Wild adventures (Part3)
In my experience, finding a fabulous bronzer for darker-skinned beauties in South Africa is difficult when you’re on a tight budget. There are beautiful high-end bronzers out there for darker skinned beauties but in my experience, most bronzers geared to us are like darker face powders with a sprinkle of fairy...
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MAC's Radiance primer! It's AYOBA!

MAC's Radiance primer! It's AYOBA!
Get Glowing MAC Prep+Prime Natural Radiance   MAC Prep+Prime Natural Radiance in Radiant Yellow . . . I have no words, but as writer, I need to find some! MAC Prep+Prime Natural Radiance is to the skin, what carrots are to carrot cake . . . .you need it  . ....
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Rosy glow . . . Inglot's #63

Rosy glow . . . Inglot's #63
Ready, Set, Illuminate! I couldn’t contain my excitement when I came across the Inglot Face and Body Illuminator (63) Here in South Africa, we have many both budget and high-end cream and powder highlighters to choose from but when it comes to liquid highlighters; let’s say we are not spoilt for...
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All Peachy for Brown Beauties by MAC

All Peachy for Brown Beauties by MAC
Peach conjures images of spring and summer, it oozes femininity and is just soooo pretty. Also peach is one of those colours that take 10 years of your age instantly, with the warmth of the shade exuding youth. I’ve always struggled to find the perfect peach lippie for my dark skin...
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