Monday, January 27, 2014

MAC cosmetics: The product that does it all. (Well, almost)

FIX+; a spritz of vitamin minerals, infused with a calm skin blend of green tea, Chamomile, Cucumber, with a scent of Sugi. This amazing MAC cult product product is the secret of the dewy, beautifully hydrated looking skin of most MAC artists. What I love about this products is its amazing power to do-it-all. Its great to take to the beach as it soothes the skin when you're hot or got a burn from lieing in the sun. (You know that happens a lot). Also, for moms... Ever wished you had a product that could calm your skin after a stove burn? Well, MAC cosmetics Fix+ is the one products that Keeps makeup, Soothes skin, Hydrates your skin, and can also turn your full coverage foundation to a medium coverage. Definitely worth every penny, Give it a try.

Go to www.maccosmetics.com for more information and other fantastic products.

Xoxo
RDCLNS.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

New Year, New You. Fun makeup for Serious minds

Yes, I know this is a makeup blog… however, I do like to incorporate everything into one.

This blog has really travelled, and now, it is in Ottawa!!!! Cold, I know! Actually, I had decided to quit makeup blogging altogether, but, I am starting to realise, that this won't be easy. This city has a lot of Government, and less of beauty! Am I judging too quickly? Maybe! BUT! I never said this is a bad thing! Not all cities should be like Las Vegas!

That said… This post is about adding what I like to call "3'Ts" - The Three Touches of makeup. You can be a judge, a fashion diva, a home-maker, a gay boy who likes mascara, or… a lover who just wants to spice things up to perhaps "Get Lucky" after realising that it's been waaaaay too long since your partner gave you that WINK! So, let's get to it, shall we?

1. MASCARA! This is kind of expected, right? I will not be talking about formulation, but colour! Now, listen (or should I say… WATCH) closely!

Does your skin look like that of Nicole Kidman or paler? Do you have straight eyelashes? DROP that black, straightening mascara, and go for BROWN, Non-Clumping mascara that will give you a full effect! Go to your favourite makeup store, use these words when talking to the makeup artist and GIVE IT A TRY. Trust me, the contrast here is absolutely Stunning! You look ageless, and your eyes will be seen. In general… The darker your skin, the darker you want to make your mascara. Now, don't be a one-way traffic about this… Make up is about personality, it's going to be different from one person to the next… Don't settle until you find that one great mascara that will make the Window to your soul (your eyes), beautiful!





2. LIPS! Whether you prefer lipgloss or lipstick or lip-stain… Your lips says so much before your voice makes a sound… so, here, you want to speak before you speak (Are we on the same page? :)) Let's break it down…

- Are you in your 40s or older, like Red but not too red? Want to stand-out while still keeping your cool? Go for MAC cosmetics- Hot Tahiti. Great colour. Words with almost everyone in the Red category.
-Do you like your red to be RED? Well… Here are the keywords you want to use… Strong, Matte, Long-lasting. Remember, if you don't like it doesn't make your heart smile… it probably is not for you. Yes… a good colour can cause that effect.
-Miss Natural? Well, this is usually… about… What you want to accomplish. What to have in mind. Think about seeing the colour on another lady of your skin-type, and although you're not into ladies… you still want to give her a kiss, or you think… Damn, her man would kiss that colour off her… Then, you've found your colour. I advise a lot of feelings when buying your lipstick. You can't see your own lips, so, why not be hard-assed about it? :-)









3. HIGHLIGHTER! This is your "Take me home" skin, or… should i say… "I work a lot, but never look dull product. It does everything! Now, here is the part where you avoid "Extra shine". Go to a MAC cosmetics store and ask for  Prep & Prime Highlighting Pen. This product is MAGIC! It goes everywhere, highlights beautifully, comes in different shades, (including orange) for darker skin tones, and it gives you just the right amount of boost that you need.

So, there you go, people of the Snow, (Cold) land… You can still look good, flawless, and fun. If you're not sure how to use highlighter… Let Kim Kardashian show you.






Remember to moisturise, use your foundation or powder (Whatever rocks your boat. and then proceed.

Leave me questions about your skin, or makeup concerns and I will be happy to answer. That's is why I have this blog.

XOXO
Me..
Hello everyone... It's been a Long time since I blogged about anything. This is because I recently joined forced with the MAC team and boy has it been taking a lot of my time?! But I love it! Today I want to invite you visitors and followers from Cape Town, South Africa to the "MAC Hey, Sailor" event that will be happening on the 30th, 31st of May and 1st of June. The MAC events team will be available to transform nd bring out the inner "pinup girl" in you. Plan a date, party with the man in your life and unleash that "Cabin boy" fantasy you've always wanted your man, or guy friends to be. Make up demos starts from 10am to 6pm. Products from the "Hey, Sailor" collection will be used combined with other amazing MAC goodies! Welcome aboard, girls... And guys... You know who you are! Remember MAC celebrates "All ages, All races, and all Sexs". Bring it on! This is gonna be fun! Readers from other countries... I'm sure the event has already taken place. If sadly this is not going to be happening in your area... Well... Look out for my next post. Loads of makeup advice coming up and I do have some goodies to give away! A lot. Have your eyes one and get your friends to look out. I am back! Thanks for reading this post! See you now now. J'Adore, #RadcollinsMUA

Thursday, July 5, 2012

The Cheeky Girl Makeup Tips

Hello everyone!I am BACK!

I apologise for taking this long to blog. Busy, Busy! But hey, I'm back, so let's get this show on the road!Today, I want to talk about creating the perfect "'Cheeky' Girl Makeup."

I have been paying attention to girls and how they express their personalities through their makeup application. Today, I want to make yours a little different by adding the "Cheeky Touch." What is HOT now? Hard to decide... However, I can tell you that there is a battle between the Matte and Dewy. Whatever your preference is... I am 100% behind you. Like "Sam Fine" will say... "Makeup is about personality, and this is going to be different from one person to another." -

I am going to assume you already know what perfect foundation gives you the perfect matte finish, or what highlighter delivers the perfect glow or dewy finish that makes you feel like the real-ness. Now, let's pick where you like your attention to be on; Eyes? Lips? I Love!

EYES: Your best friend here is... "False Lashes!" Now, let's not go too crazy... Shop for one that when straightened will give you a nice catchy' flirty eyes, and when curled or bent will take your on a "Retro Train." Then remember your bottom lashes. Try MAC cosmetics mascara in "Haute & Naughty", sweep it upwards, mating it with your false lashes and natural lashes then finish it up by adding it to your bottom lashes. With your mascara brush, attach 2 together and separate them so they go from thick on the lash line to thin on the tip. Eyeshadow? Think Pearly. Sweep it on your eye lid and blend upwards. This gives your lashes power and remember what they say about the eyes? No? Ask me! :)

LIPS: Screw the gloss! Go Matte! Or Retro Matte! Too dry for you? Go for something in between! Like Satin. Dust your concealer over your lips for a clear pallet, grab a nice long wearing pencil, sculpt a kick ass shape on your lips, blend with the pencil as a base. Now, use your matte lipstick to perfect a consistent colour intensity. Open your mouth and ensure you have the right amount of colour on the inner corners of your lips. Nothing beats a nicely sculpted lip! You know what they say about a beautifully defined lip? Ask me! That's it from me...

Xoxo...
Me

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

MAC V & A waterfront Cape Town Welcomes You!!!


Hello All!

Come join the amazing MAC cosmetics team at the V&A waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa for the "Shop MAC Cook MAC event this Thursday, Friday, Saturday. (15th, 16th, 17th March 2012). The MAC cosmetics team will be offering free Makeup Demo's. This is the perfect time to get your glam on and be introduced to the amazing, newly launched collection. Call 021-4214886 for booking.

Hurry, Hurry, Hurry! Don't say I didn't pass this on! :-)
I will be there too, so... See You Soon!

XOXO
#RadcollinsMUA

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Sexy Valentines Makeup

Hello Lovers!!!

Here is a quick guide to achieving that super sexy makeup for your date tonight. I will be suggesting mostly MAC cosmetics products. You can however grab a similar shade from other brands if you do not have it in MAC. I am going to assume you have applied your necessary base. Prep + Prime, Strobe liquid, Foundation, Concealers and powder. Now lets go to Eyes, Lips and Cheeks.

For your eyes today... I suggest SUPER NUDE! Please avoid the voices in your head, telling you to Red-It-All-Up. Too cliche, Too much! Grab your MAC paint-pot in "Painterly" and apply on your eyelid with your 217 Brush. Blend upwards, and sweep through what is left on your brush over your brow-bone till you have achieved a nice base and wash of colour. Then grab your MAC eyeshadow in "Dazzlelight" and apply to your eyelid. Blend till desired intensity (remember... NUDE). Then apply a bit of "Naked Lunch" on your crease, and blend to bring definition to your eyes. Now, here is where you want to HAWT FACTOR to be... LOADS OF MASCARA! Don't be shy here. You want your lashes to do the flirting. But please don't over-do-it. Take your time. Apply COATS of mascaras, let each application dry up a little before the next. With the tip of your mascara brush, separate your lashes by turning 3 into 1 (or 2 in 1 if you have fewer lashes), and do the same with your bottom lashes. Now grab that purple eyeliner you've been keeping away and line your lower lash-line. (This should be done before your final coat of mascara)

Lips: Grab your MAC in Ruby-woo and define your lips with those baby! This is such a fun Red colour without the fuss. and finally... Use your MAC blush in "Margin" and soften up your face. The glowy effect of this blush will give your that dreamy look and your lips will give your that Slutty, oops, Sultry factor! Don't wanna go RED? Also fine... Just colour those lips up!

Be daring... Don't be shy... It's your night!
Happy Valentines Day!
XOXO
#RadcollinsMUA

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

5 Minutes Makeup Tips For Working Moms

Wondering how to do your makeup in 5 minutes without skipping the vava-voom effect? Simple! Juggling between breakfast for your kids, catching up with work time, and other tasks that comes with morning before starting your day? Here are the necessary products and tips you need to put your face on in 5 minutes.

Tinted Moisturizer: This spreads on easier and quicker and all you need are your hands. Foundation will require tools and snatch some useful time due to blending and getting the right finish. Put some Tinted moisturizer on your hands and apply on your face. If you have spots that you feel is important to cover, grab your concealer, cover up the areas that is need and you're done with your base.

Blush: Apply blush to the apple of your cheeks with your ring finger. Do this until you've achieved the desired intensity.

Pencil: Take a soft Black or Dark Brown eye pencil and apply to your lower lash-line and blend with your finger. Gently pull out the outer corner of your eyelid. draw a line and connect it to your lower lash-line. Smudge this for a nice and defined round or winged effect. (remember to clean your hands so your don't stain your base) DON'T FORGET YOUR EYEBROWS :-)

Mascara: Apply your first coat of black mascara on your eye, move to the next, while the other dries up. Then come back for a second coat. This gives a fuller effect.

Lips: Since your eyes will look pretty simply. I advise your go for a lips colour that is a tad deeper in shade. If you prefer your lips to be pretty nude, go for just one to two shades deeper than normal. But if you don't mind a Red, Pink, Purple lips colour and if it is appropriate for your kind of work. Then, I say go for it. This will make your overall look pop. Dust your face with your blot / sheer powder and TADA... You're done, baby!

Have a good day at work!
XOXO
#RadcollinsMUA

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