One of the most underrated but key component of outfit building – is make up. Fashion and make up go hand in hand, you can’t really have one without the other. You’re never really fully dressed without your face beat and your hair did, right? I find that so much emphasis is put into the fashion aspect, with the beauty side considered secondary when I think it deserves just as much focus.
So here I am, shedding some much needed light to the art of make up – and some little tips and tricks I’ve learnt along the way. And to help me better demonstrate is one of my current obsession – the latest collection and recently launched in Australia – is beauty giant, Sephora.
You may have noticed I’ve been really getting into this whole beauty thing, as an addition to my styling and outfit posts. I know there’s make up gurus and beauty bloggers aplenty, alongside fashion bloggers, but very few bridging the gap between the two – and that’s what I’m here for. I’ve always loved wearing make up, and over the past six months have really stepped up my beauty game. Trying new products, techniques and brands. And one I’ve recently developed mad love for is Sephora’s very own line of cosmetics.
Now that I’ve gone platinum (yay!), it makes my Smashbox lip products pop! Having a perfect pout is as important to me as perfect hair, so love to use my Smashbox Always Sharp Lip Liner and Be Legendary Long Wear Lip Lacquer in ‘Legendary – the gorgeous, ultra shiny scarlet shade you see below.
One of the most important things when creating an outfit (well, for me anyway) is keeping the look sharp. Always. Whether you’re adding finishing touches like your hair, lipstick, accessories, whatever your pleasure – that little difference goes a long way. And by now you’ve figured my ‘thing’ is lip colour. And lately, I can’t do without keeping my lips sharp with my new Smashbox Always Sharp Lip Liner to accompany my Be Legendary Long Wear Lip Lacquer. I never bothered with lip liner until I discovered Smashbox, and it’s fast become one of those things I find indispensable.
One thing I never leave the house without is lip colour – be it lipstick, lip gloss or anything that enhances or moisturises my favourite asset. And lately, something that I make sure is always on me at all times is my new Smashbox Be Legendary Long Wear Lip Lacquer and Always Sharp Lip Pencil. And it’s easy to see why.
I’ve been obssessing about going back to blonde for a while now, and though I came very close to doing so – I let common sense take over and only got a dose of this high maintenance shade. For now, anyway.
Sometimes you really do need to stop and smell the roses. And if you can’t get to any of the physical kind, there’s the bottled Aurora Spa kind. And that, I guarantee, is worth taking a little break to do.