Saturday, May 31, 2014

Hair Tip: How to get rid of greasy hair roots.

Greasy roots? Here is a4a2dd5bf493fa quick easy tip to fix it and not look like a character from "Lost". Hehe, happens to everyone from over spraying, to being in heat from the sun for too long, or that pomade that is just not right.
Grab a fluffy brush or your powder brush, dip it in your powder - I recommend MAC cosmetics Prep & Prime Translucent powder. This is my go-to power. It is unscented, doesn't leave colour (Don't go grey yet), and it's perfect for detexturising. Ok, dip it in your loose powder, and dap to remove excess. Run it along the greasy line - repeat until satisfied. Remember, don't go grey yet. A good, big, fluffy brush is great as the fluffier the brush, the less amount of product is deposits.

Tried it? Let me know what you think.
Xoxox
 Tried it? Let me know what you think.Xoxox

Radcollinsmakeup

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Celebrity Hair Tip: Get Great Looking Hair with Beer


OKAY! So, I went to a bar few nights ago, and around the bar were ladies with great looking hair - Short hair, Long hair, Super long hair, but the scene was crowded with ladies with super long hair. I thought, I gotta ask, I gotta ask. Because I can be pretty shy around people and mostly just smile to smiley people (LOL). I was able to attract a "Very smiley face" and I thought YES! This is it.

I'm gonna call her 'Lady X' because I did not even ask for her name. Naughty ME!

I walked up to LadyX and her friends and wispered in a pretty high tone due to the loud music. This is how it went...


Radcollins: I LOVE your hair! How do you keep your hair looking So GOOD?

LadyX: Oh, you're so sweet! Its Beer!

We: both laughed, and I replied, Yea, the beer I know gives long belly.

LadyX: laughed and said, honey, I don't drink beer. I'm a cocktail girl. I condition my hair with Beer. I soak my hair in a cup of beer, I cover it up for about 15 minutes, and then rinse off. It works!

Radcollins: In surprise, I asked, - How did you find out about this tip? Surely you must smell like beer, which is a smell that guys appreciate in themselves only. LOL!

LadyX: A friend of mine taught me when I was in college, she replied-  and I have kept this tradition ever since. PS: I did it before I left home tonight. Do I smell like beer? I said No, you smell like Chanel Coco Mademoiselle. Good nose! She said (Wink) I thanked her in my rather tipsy voice and hugged the very nice stranger and moved to my table.

When I arrived home I started my research and found on Women's Health Magazine that this is true. According the the article, Katherine Zeta Jones is also a doer of this.

So there you are... Give it a go. and Good luck. :-) If it works, Please let me know. It just might motivate me to ask more questions. Hehe.

Thank you LadyX ;-)

Xoxo
Radcollins

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Makeup Tip: How to Perfect the art of Highlighting and Contouring

Hello there.

2 hours ago about some of the challenges that costumers have expressed to me during my MAC cosmetics days. How clients struggle with highlighting and contouring. Many wanted to purchase highlighting pen (Prep & Prime Hightlighter) as well as Bronzer but were discouraged because they doubted their ability to achieve professional results. It was tough, but now, I want to help! So, Lets go through this quickly and effectively. :-)

1. Do not attempt the makeup artist technique. I can tell you this, ALL makeup artitsts have different methods of which they achieve a desired look.

2. Be patient. It takes time, but you will do it.

3. Your Bronzer shouldn't be as dark as the pretty lady on the left. See her face as a chart and direction. The amount of makeup that you apply will be completely up to you, and how you like to look. Not everyone want to look like Kim Kardashian (She is pretty, admittedly)

NOW, the Tips.

Go to a makeup counter and ask the Artist for highlighter that will boost your complexion and make your face stand out. Remember, baby steps. You do not want a Nicole Kidman Highlighter if you have an Oprah skin tone. Bronzer: The same commandment applies. You do not want Oprah's Contour (Bronzer) shade if you have Nicole Kidman skin tone. Close your eyes, and imagine the image. Sigh... Not good! Trust me, contouring and highlighting is like getting a tattoo... Your desire for more will increse but you have to start small.

- Pay attention to the brush. I suggest you ask the makeup artist to use a Recommended brush because makeup artists tend to use (Own favourites), and that makes things complicated for the client that is not a makeup professional. Then, thank the artist and walk around for a few minutes before you buy. DO NOT BE PRESSURED INTO INSTANT PURCHASE. Leave that to me... I am still paying the price. LOL! If you like what you see (even ask a makeup artist at a counter of similar or higher quality for their opinion. IF YOU LIKE), we makeup artists are usually blunt and egotistical... You can use that to your advantage :-), then get it... Go home, before going out... Practice. Even makeup artists "Practice and Wash" at home. Use the image above as "Placement guide".

Now its time for Blending...

I suggest you use the MAC cosmetics #130 Duo Fiber Brush (It's my favourite) The makeup artist that attends to you might suggest otherwise.  GO FROM LIGHT TO DARK. "Coffee will stain your white dress.". Lastly, make sure you are comfortable with the brush. The confidence you have in your brush will help you immensely.

MY Favs for Highlighting:
MAC Prep & Prime Highlighting Pen in Light Boost (Works for Medium light to Light skin tone)
MAC cosmetics Mineralised Skin Finish Natural in Give me Sun or Dark.

For Brown Skin
MAC Prep & Prime Highlighting Pen in Peach Lustre
MAC cosmetics Mineralised Skin Finish Natural in Sun Power - or Matchmaster (8.5), This is
according your skin stone.

I hope that this helps. Give it a try. and May the Odds forever be in your favour. :-)

Are you a makeup artist? Be a dear, and share you tips and or other products that you have tried and worked well for ya. ;-)

Xoxo
Radcollinsmakeup.



RIP THE GREAT MAYA ANGELOU - 86

Congratulations on the completion of a great and outstanding life, Maya Angelou. I wish you could've lived forever but death defeats us all in flesh. You will live forever in our minds, and anytime I consciously choose good or take the better path or feel like I have come to the end, it will be the sound of your voice directing me through the many lessons that you have taught . You are the greatest teacher on Individuality, Acceptance and The Realisation of Self. RIP Great Maya Angelou.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Kim Kardashian Wedding. The Wedding Dress and The long Veil.

A big congratulations to Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. Wishing you all the happiness in the world. From what we can see, the dress looked stunning. And the veil looked long.

It must've been a tough one to grab this photo. Hehe. Many thought this day would not come... to be honest, I just want to watch Wendy Williams eat Crow.

For however long this may last, I (and other good hearted people of the world) wish you and Kanye all the happiness. 

Xoxo
RADCOLLINS

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Keep Eczema and Rashes Away

Suffering from eczema? Constant or occasional rashes? Perhaps this would help!

Last week Thursday, during my evening skin care routine (Which happens rarely! Don't judge, I'm not always do or die with my night time skin care. LOL). Anyway, as I looked into the mirror, just under my chin, I saw a teenie, tainie, eczema. Knowing skin, these concerns usually happen when it's time to detox or my diet is just "food"!

When I was living in South Africa, this happened, and a friend of mine told me how his mother used to cure (and prevent) his eczema with Rooibos tea. So, I bought some from the stores, and applied Handmade Rooibos Jumbo Glycerin Soap by Morning Glory Soaps; in 1 day and a half... GONE!

I wondered how many people knew about this. So, I researched, and discovered that ivillage.com does. Click on the link and find out what they have to say about it.

Enjoy, and let me know how it goes!

Xoxo
Radcollins

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

I love lipstick. My boyfriend doesn't

Yip, you talk about this a lot! At the makeup counter, with your friends, to your makeup artist... Everywhere! It's heartbreaking. 

Well, maybe not "HEARTBREAKING" but for makeup artists, makeup creators, and makeup lovers... it's... Heartbreaking! The thing is, you love makeup, and the way lipstick (or lipgloss) makes everything come together; especially when you make all that effort to look good, and feel good about yourself. 

We can agree that Girls rituals should remain girls rituals (and and be appreciated by the guy). Your man shouldn't stop kissing you because of lipsticks. If you're wearing a bold colour for a night event... Well, thats not the time to smudge your lipstick. Invite him to give you a quick one and wait until you get home. If you wear a bright bold red lipstick or gloss before "Doing the deed" just make sure he's into that "scene". Anyway, I digress. Wear your lipstick or gloss because you love it and perhaps it looks great as a finish look; not because your boyfriend, husband, girlfriend, or someone else likes it or not like it. That's not what lipsticks are made for. "The only compromise you should make for your man or the person in your life, when it comes to your lipstick is the Colour."

If you're not a lipstick or lip colour girl (or guy), then we love you for that too. Just ensure that your lips are moisturised and not chapped. This is a universal NO NO!

What do you think? I just thought to throw this in there... LOL! Light-hearted, of course. I'm just speaking FOR the "girls" and women. "It's Okay if he wants to run your lipstick... but not okay if he asks you not to wear any."

Let me know your thought...

Always
Xoxo
RadcollinsMUA

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Summer Must-Have Makeup & Skincare 2014

Caudal├Če Divine Oil "An antioxidant, moisturising body lotion that provides silky skin and lasting comfort." Score: 80%
Caudal├Če Divine oil leaves the skin soft, firm, and radiant. Perfect as a post-sun product, its delicately perfumed texture is instantly absorbed. Caudalie Divine oil an be used on Hair, Face and Body. Great thing about this oil is that it's nothing like any of its kind on the market, because it's a dry oil and quickly absorbs; you skin does not feel greasy. Contains no parabens

How to use: Apply morning and night before bed onto clean skin. After 2 weeks, skin feels noticeably smooth, and rich in complexion.

Personally: I do not use this on my face as I am naturally oily. although it promises to cause no unpleasant result. I happen to be a face care, body care type. If you have a dry skin, feel free to give it a shot. 



Tom Ford Private Blend Lipstick in TRUE CORAL: "To Tom Ford, there is no more dramatic accessory than a perfect lip."


This lipstick is the everything!!! When I tried I received it few days ago... 10/10 I gave it. Great rich look, and it delivers instant moisture. Indeed, this lipstick will be your perfect accesory for daytime, and just add more layers for the night. Price-wise... Well, its Tom Ford! So, go to a TF counter, try this or other shades in this collection and you'll be happy you did!






MAC Cosmetics Face & Body Foundation:   "A fluid foundation that provides low-to-medium build-able coverage and a flawless, natural satin-shine finish. Skin conditioning, water resistant and long wearing." - maccosmetics.com
As a MAC-Born, I can confidently say that, this is my go-to summer foundation. Just a little can go very far! I love this particularly because no matter how many layers you apply, you just can not look caked up on this. For under-water photo-shoot, this foundation will stay put, look fresh, and ready for touch up for another scene.  This is the perfect All ages, All ages, and all sexes foundation. Yep, thats the MAC cosmetics credo. ;-) 

For Summer, its perfect for that dewy, fresh skin. And its still perfect for dry winter as it keeps your skin moisturised. I'm sure you kow all these already! Hehe.



I will keep adding to this post... Keep watching and I also would like to know of your favourite finds!!!

XOXO

RadcollinsMUA

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