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How to wear bright red lipstick

  Lipstick: The comeback of a standard  After a decade of gloss and barely there lip colour, good old creamy textured lipstick is back in business. Particularily in deeply saturated hues, for both a retro inspired look but also, coupled with very bare eyes, a highly modern take. A really nice selection of bright reds, oranges, corals but also rosewood pinks, for the less adventurous, can be found in the highly affordable line “L’Authentique” by Rouge Baiser (available in any decently stocked French supermarket). Probably one of the most long-lived

Flawless skin: the makeup brushes you need

After a first article dedicated to my favorite foundation brushes, here now the second part of my little guide: concealer and powder brushes you won’t want to live without… 😉 The most underestimated makeup brush: the concealer brush Even if you prefer applying your foundation with your hands or the help of a Beauty Blender, perfect skin requires a concealer brush to correct imperfections and dark circles under your eyes. Personnally I prefer a round and pointed shape (like a crayon, actually, hence the name crayon brush) which gets easily

Créaline, the best makeup remover!

Why is it the best makeup remover (in my eyes)?   Every makeup has to come off again, preferably effortless and without causing irritations or drying out sensitive skin. Free of soap and alcohol, Bioderma’s Créaline Eau Démaquillante has proven its efficiency, even under the most harsh fashion show conditions, where within a couple of hours a nude face might follow into a spraypainted look in all colours of the rainbow. Makeup artists know about the popularity of this favourite product and carefully name-label bottles.

The best foundation brushes

Plat, rond, biseauté, en poils naturels ou synthétiques : tellement de choix qu’il n’est pas toujours évident de savoir quel pinceau maquillage et plus spécifiquement pinceau fond de teint choisir. Je voudrais donc partager avec vous, en tant que petit guide, la liste de mes préférés, avec leurs caractéristiques et la meilleure façon de les utiliser. Je parlerai surtout des incontournables ou « basiques » (aussi pour les débutantes en maquillage !), mais aussi des pinceaux plus spécifiques pour les maquilleuses plus avancées entre vous. Commençons avec les pinceaux de fond de teint

St Tropez Self Tanner, the Better Sun

Frying in the sun, natural or other, is definitely a has-been by now, everyone will agree. But we all still like a radiant glow, and particularily in winter you don’t want to look tired and washed out. The best remedy to dullness comes from England: St Tropez Self Tan which contrary to most of its competitors produces a perfectly natural colour, free of orange pigments.
 Application is easy, the lotion spreads thin and evenly. I always wear thin latex gloves though as the tanning effect is immediate and surprisingly strong.

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