Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The DO's and DON'T's of Bridal & Special Occasion Make-Up Thanks to Mineralogie

Face: Guidelines to creating a flawless base

· DO give your foundation staying powder by using a face primer before you apply your makeup. Add a light dusting of loose powder to prevent any unwanted shine.

· Don't use a heavy pressed powder to set your foundation. Too much powder can leave your skin looking chalky and lifeless in your wedding photos. 


· DO use a bronzing powder to warm your skin tone. Using a natural bristle brush, lightly apply colour to the areas of the face where the sun would naturally hit: forehead, cheeks and the bridge of the nose. If needed, apply a light dusting on your neck and chest for even all-over colour, but do this before you put on your dress.

· Don't get too much sun before your wedding. Sunburns, peeling skin and tan lines can sabotage your special day.

Eyes: Guidelines to creating the perfect eye

· DO use a brow gel in a colour one shade deeper than your natural hair colour to keep your brows looking their best. If your brows are scant, lightly fill them in with a brow pencil in a light neutral shade and then, using a brow powder and brush, go over this shape using a stippling technique to create a natural effect.

· Don't use heavy pencils or dark shadows to define your brows. This can leave you looking stern rather than stunning.

· DO get lush lashes by first using an eyelash curler and then applying two coats of lengthening mascara. (Make sure you allow the first coat to dry before applying the second.) Water resistant is good; it’s longer lasting and won’t run even if you shed a few tears of joy.

· Don't overwhelm your lashes with too many coats of mascara. Clumpy lashes are a no-no when your groom looks deep into your eyes.

Lips & Cheeks: Guidelines to the finishing touches

· DO become a blushing bride by choosing a warm flattering cheek colour in a pinky peach or rose. When applying the colour, focus the blush on the apples of the cheek and blend the excess back and up toward the hairline. .

· Don't forget to wear blush. Flash photography can leave you looking washed out.

· DO create a pretty pout by first applying your lip colour using a lip brush, then using a lip pencil in a complementary colour. Be sure to follow the natural line of your lips. Not only is it easier to define your lips after your lip colour is already applied, it also creates a softer, more natural look.

· Don't use a lip liner much darker than your lipstick to define your lips. This technique looks harsh and very unnatural in pictures.

Visit Mineralogie to view their full range of make-up and beauty products.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Hair Secrets have long, luscious hair extensions covered!


Women will be swishing undetectable, luxurious long hair whatever their natural colour thanks to the new name in hair extensions – Hair Secrets. Available in 30 shades and three types of extensions, the Hair Secrets brand is quickly making a name for itself as the leader in natural hair extensions within Australia.

Hair Secrets extensions are created using 100 per cent natural ‘Remy’ human hair of the highest calibre, with roots located at one end of the weft and tips at the other. They are the same length from root to tip, replicating human hair’s natural hair growth.

The salon-only Hair Secrets range includes extensions and tools, with a solution to every hair need.

Hair Secrets Clip-in Extensions come in two 20-inch styles – Ultimate Volume (RRP$345) and For Fine Hair (RRP$265) – and a full head can be applied in just five minutes. The narrower pieces are designed for the sides of the head to frame the face flawlessly, while wider pieces add length and volume along the back. Hair Secrets Clip-in Extensions can be removed after wear and stored in their protective bag and box until next required.

Visit Hair Secrets for further information.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Vince Camuto launches NEW Spring ’12 Collection


This season, Vince Camuto will well and truly stamp his footprint on the Australian retail scene with his first full range to be released in the country. Formerly a limited range stocked exclusively in Myer, Spring 2012 will see the first full collection available on our soil with the launch of Australia’s first Vince Camuto retail store in September. As well as having a retail location featuring wall-to-wall Vince Camuto wonders, the brand will also launch an online store this season.

Vince Camuto’s Spring ’12 collection caters to the contemporary, sexy and sophisticated woman who seeks quality product at unparalleled value. With this in mind, Spring ‘12 is a range designed to put the ‘spring’ back into the Vince woman’s step after a long and tiresome Winter.

This refreshing collection will add colour, ferocity and vibrance to any wardrobe, with the continued focus on versatility in product that Vince Camuto is famous for. The collection plays with three upcoming Spring trends – ‘hippie chic’, ‘tribal’ and ‘new metal hardware’, in a variety of unique colours and materials.

For further information, call (03) 9315 1666