In My Make-Up Bag: Setting Products

Hey 20 Somethings!

So I’ve had a lot of people ask me how I get my make up to stay put, despite sweating while I’m on stage or wearing it for hours on end. Well, my secret is simple: setting powder and lots of setting spray.

Essence Stay All Day Translucent Fixing Powder:

I’ve used a lot of setting powders in the past, and some brands can cost between R400 and R500 for a setting powder. (ridiculous right?!) I used to pay this price until I discovered the Essence Stay All Day powder: available in compact or loose powder form. There’s nothing special about this product, I mean a setting powder is a setting powder. But why pay more when you can pay literally R64,95 for the compact powder (called “all about matte”) and R72,95 for the Stay All day Translucent fixing powder.

How I use it?

I use the fixing powder to bake my concealer especially under the eye to avoid those annoying lines that form after a few hours and around any other problem areas on my face (smile lines, T-section etc.) it can be applied using a kabuki brush of your choice.

Setting powder is great if you have a sweaty face like me- like legit if I’m hot, my face will tell you first. And it helps keep my make up on fleek while I’m performing as well. #grateful

NYX Matte Finishing Spray

If you have just one thing in your make up bag, let it be finishing spray, I never knew how much I needed this product till I started using it.

I use it when my make up is complete, four sprays to my face and I’m ready to go. I focus on each quarter of my face for each spray. I mean you could get away with one spray- but life is about excess.

Just make sure your mascara and liquid liner have dried before spraying this because it will leave mascara smudges if you do it before your mascara is ready.

For the affordable price of 164,95 it’s an easy addition to any make up bag!

Well those are the setting products I can’t live without? What brands are your fave? Let me know in the comments!

Until next time!

Nadine

In My Make-Up Bag: Eyeliners

Hey 20 Somethings, 

So I’ve decided to start a new blog series called “In My Make-Up Bag” where I will be writing about the make up items I cannot live without and go with me everywhere.

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This week, I want to tell you about my favourite eyeliner duo. My Avon True colour liner in Blackest Black and my Essence Liquid Ink waterproof liner. These two liners complete every single make up look I do- I simply cannot live without it.

Avon True 

This liner I stumbled on when my mom’s friend gave me the make up she wasn’t using anymore, before I had never used Avon products. This one blew me away and when I finished my first one, I was desperate to replace it.

Why do I love it, you ask? Well, for starters the colour is out of this world, there’s no need to apply more than once and it lasts all day and all night – re-applications are a thing of the past. It doesn’t smudge or create black lines under my eyes like other liners have done in the past. I love it.

It’s great as an alternative to eye pencil users, it doesn’t need to be sharpened and it never fails to impress. 

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Essence Liquid Ink

I’ve been using this for years and have never changed to an alternative liquid liner. It’s affordable and most importantly – Waterproof. It’s application brush is extremely thin and flexible which overs a precise line for wined eyeliner looks. 

As I am a performer, I needed a liner that wouldn’t smudge with sweat or run during a performance- and this one certainly lasts as long as I need it.

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Try it, You won’t regret it!

What eyeliners are you using? Let us know in the comments. 

Until next time,

Nadine

Smash box Primerizer (Review)

Great Product Alert!

Finding a good primer is vital for your skin, especially if you wear make up often. I recently found put about this great product from Smashbox called the Primerizer! It’s a Primer and a moisturiser in one product!

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So basically it offers 24 hour hydration for your skin and gives you all the benefits of an awesome Primer.

I’ve been using it for the past month and it feels amazing on my skin. It’s light and has left my skin feeling so amazing. And I don’t know if this is just my imagination but I feel like my foundation spreads more easily over my skin and lasts longer!

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If that’s not enough to sell you, it’s also a cruelty free product. YAY ANIMALS!

Price-wise, it’s a bit of a spend. R500-520 a pop. But you only need a drop so it will last quite a while!

What Primer do you use? Be sure to let me know in the comments!

Nadine

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6 Products I Can’t Live Without

There are a few beauty products I cannot imagine my life without. And when you find a product that works for you, the nice thing to do is share it with others. So here we go 20 Somethings, these are the 6 Products I can’t live without.

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Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water
This is the make up remover product you are missing in your life. It removes waterproof make up effortlessly, just with the wipe of a cotton wool swob. And it lasts forever! I’ve had my bottle for over 6 months now and it’s still got a quarter left before it finishes. It also works as a great toner for your skin, hello! Two-in-one? Yes please!

Environ Balancing Masque
We all know how much I love Environ. Their products are just quality and worth every cent (They’re pretty pricey!) But if I was having a bad month and couldn’t afford to buy the products, the Balancing Masque would be the one I fork out the cash for. You can read my review on it here. But basically it works as a micro-exfoliator and a hydrating masque (and you know I love two in one products) The one I’m using, is still from the package Environ sent me in March, so this product lasts forever. And it makes my skin feel AND look AMAZING.

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Avène Skin Tone Perfecter
Now this product is a lifesaver, which is why I mention it so often in my posts! Don’t feel like wearing make up today? Chilled vibes. Just rub on some tinted moisturiser and you’re good to go! It Hydrates your skin while leaving your face looking flawless. (Read my review here)

Urban Decay Quick Fix Spray
I love this product because it fits in my handbag, I can take it wherever I need to go and give my face a spray when I feel I need it. Not that you’d ever need to reapply this product. One spray sets my make up for hours, leaving it looking just as great as it did a the beginning of the night.

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Benefit Girl Meets Pearl
Now a good highlighter can change your life. It’s confidence in a bottle. Now, I have a lot of highlighting products, but this one is by far my favourite. You can achieve a dazzling glow with this product but it can also give you a subtle glow too. It’s a bit pricey, but I only wear it on special occasions (by special occasions I mean every time I go out! – lol kidding. But seriously)

Rimmel Scandaleyes Reloaded Mascara
This mascara changed my life. No other mascara has come close to this one. It gives you length for days! It also provides a thickness in your lashes but doesn’t clump them all up together. Giving you long, individual lashes that are perfect for any occasion.

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So girls, those are the 6 products I cannot live without! What are some of yours? Be sure to let me know in the comments which beauty products have changed your life and I’ll be sure to check them out!

I’ve been trialling two amazing skincare products recently, which will feature on the blog next week! So look out for that!

Yours in Beauty!
Nadine

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