Some of the best kept beauty secrets are not those held in a jar, administered by needle or executed by knife.
We so often focus on products to improve ourselves, that we forget the real beauty secrets.
The best kept beauty secrets, those that are free and available to us all, are sometimes the hardest ones to remember.
Laughter, self confidence… romance and love… all elements that combine together to make us more and more beautiful as we move throughout our lives.
Then there are those beauty secrets, from those in the know that can shake it up.
Below you will find links to my beauty tips and tricks, some extra information that might help when thinking beauty and make-up.
In The Know Eyes
Eyeliner… it’s all in the application.
I want to share a little trick that my very clever make-up artist friend taught me.
Mascara… Everything else might fall by the wayside… but dark lashes make all the difference.
Nothing helps open and brighten the eye more than a good mascara… Flip side… badly applied mascara and there is nothing worse.
Eyebrows are an important feature for any face… they are a frame for our eyes… they emphasise our expressions.
French women appear to me to do a good brow… not neglected, yet not over plucked.
Eyeshadow is a tough one on a mature eye… it’s something that needs to be worn subtly and with precision.
A less-is-more approach and easy application… it is the only way I can manage.
Eyeshadow is a tricky one… too much and you look like a kewpie doll… none and we are missing out on all the advantages that subtle contouring can provide.
I want to wear eyeshadow… but I want to look like I’m not wearing it.
In The Know Face
Natural make-up… Going nude??
Not these days… except in my make up… :)
Blush… Simple tips and tricks.
Bronzer and I have a love/hate relationship… it’s 50/50 whether we can make it out together.
The right shade is the crucial factor… A bronzer should only be 2-3 shades darker than your skin tone.
Translucent Powder is a product that gently sets the make up without altering the colour of the skin tone.
No oil, no smudge… but without looking dull.
Travelling is a killer when it comes to hydration and irritations.
These two are my little lifesavers.
Primer really does reduce the appearance of lines and evens out the texture of the skin.
My make-up guru swears by it and has converted me.
Skincare routines should be effortless… for the methods to be easy and practical to follow.
Once it gets complicated… I am lost and disinterested.
Treatments, I wish I had more time for them… I dream of more sleep and I know I should drink gallons more water.
Knowing and doing are two different concepts.
Party Ready… A simple make-up, easy to apply with great impact is we all want for the holidays.
Here are a few tips and tricks to create that look.
Highlighter… I’m nervous… the chance of looking ‘stripy’ or worse still.
In The Know Lips
Lipstick is my number one essential.
Sheer tints, a subtle sheen… the barest of anything… a whisper of lipstick.
Lipstick is one of the best feel good moments of all.
Tips and tricks to keep that lipstick lasting.
Lipstick… as my mother often reminds me… “don’t go anywhere without lipstick… it’s like being undressed”.
Lipstick is like a shot of adrenaline… an infusion of joy.