CONTOUR LIKE A PRO

Here they are! A video that explains the technique and know-how behind contouring (Part 1) and one that explains and demonstrates application (Part 2). Let me know in a comment if you found this video helpful, and what your favourite contouring products are! If you liked it please give a thumbs up, and subscribe to keep up to date with more of my videos!

WATCH PART 1 HERE

WATCH PART 2 HERE

For more great tips on contouring like a pro, check out videos by Wayne Goss such as this one!

HAVE YOU SEEN MY PREVIOUS VIDEO?

HOW TO: CREATE NATURALLY FULL BROWS

Thank you so much for watching, hope I see you next time! ♡

DIOR HAUL + TOO FACED LE GRANDE CHATEAU

Hello beautiful people!

Last week I did a bit of shopping and picked up some goodies from TooFaced and Dior.

I’m actually really excited to announce that I am now working as a Beauty Advisor with my local Dior store!! Woo! I’m showing you guys my favourites in this little video; things I’ve only used a few times but can’t live without!

Watch my latest Video here!

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Hope you’re all having a fantastic week – don’t forget to come say hi on social media! 🙂

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LIST OF PRODUCTS I’M WEARING:

BASE

  • Mac Fix +
  • Nivea Men Shaving Balm
  • DiorSkin Forever Foundation in 010
  • Graftobian Concealer palette in Light Neutral
  • Australis Translucent Powder

CHEEKS

  • Dior blush in Coral Cruise
  • TooFaced Chocolate Soleil bronzer
  • Kit Cosmetics Little Black Dress Palette No. 1 to highlight

BROWS

  • Sleek Brow Duo Kit in Dark

EYES

  • TooFaced Le Grande Chateau Green pallette: Pot Du Creme, Fifi, La Femme, Bonjour
  • DiorShow Iconic Overcurl Mascara

LIPS

  • Mac Lip Liner in Dervish
  • Dior Addict Lipstick in Smile

MUSIC

Unison – Aperture. From NoCopyrightSounds

HAVE YOU SEEN MY PREVIOUS VIDEO:                                            MAYBELLINE MATTE FITME FOUNDATION REVIEW https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3m_lLOvfnlI&feature=youtu.be

Thank you so much for watching, hope I see you next time! ♡

SUNSHINE COAST FASHION FESTIVAL: MAKEUP, MADELINE STUART, AND OTHER EXCITING NEWS

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This weekend, me and my family roadtripped (if you can call it that) to the Sunshine Coast for the Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival. I was privileged to be a part of the makeup team headed up by Kylie Eustace, ABIA Makeup Artist of the Year Nominee.

A large portion of the show featured stunning swimwear in time for summer, with bold sequin and pattern work adding glam to an otherwise casual style.

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Backstage was the most hectic part (but so much fun!) – we had very little light to work with, and had to side-step with the models to do any makeup touch ups.

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The two main highlights of my time were (finally!) getting to meet Kylie, and watching her incredible makeup skills in action – no wonder she’s been nominated for Makeup Artist of the Year in Australia! And second, getting to meet our celebrity guest – Madeline Stuart, Model of the Year who had just come back from modelling in New York Fashion Week. She’s also recently been nominated for Australian of the Year – she is such an inspiration!

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For more of a look behind the scenes, check out the photos below:

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MASSIVE MAKEUP HAUL – SEPHORA, TARTE, AND MORE

Hey everyone!
So recently I’ve received a heap of makeup, a mix of gifts and purchases. I came up with a simple but pretty makeup look incorporating some of them, take a look!
If you liked it don’t forget to give me a thumbs up, and subscribe to see more makeup videos!

LIST OF PRODUCTS USED

BASE

  • NYX Dewy Finish Setting Spray
  • Nivea Shaving Balm
  • Too Face Poreless Primer
  • Ardell Lash Curler
  • Too Face Born This Way Foundation, Porcelain
  • It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer, Light
  • Kylie’s Professional Mineral Goddess Foundation, Heaven

CHEEKS

  • Tarte Limited Edition Holidaze Bronzer, Social Butterfly
  • Tarte Limited Edition Holidaze Blush, Amazed
  • Tarte Limited Edition Holidaze Highlighter, Pink Champagne

LIPS

  • NARS Lipstick, Tolede

BROWS

  • Inglot Eyeshadow, Dark Brown

EYES

  • Kylie’s Professional Mineral Intensity, Transformer
  • Tarte Limited Edition Holidaze Mini Palette, Popcorn Stand, Yule Be Surprised & Dancer and Prancer
  • Stila Eyes are the Window, Mind Palette, Brilliance
  • Tarte Limited Edition Holidaze Palette, Black Velvet
  • Too Face Better Than Sex Mascara

Hope you enjoyed this video, see you next time! ♡

REVIEW: Kit Cosmetics The Little Black Dress Eyeshadow Palette

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Recently I just happened to find myself in Mecca Maxima (as one does) with an urge to splurge. I didn’t have my mind set on anything in particular, until a glimmer of gold caught my eye: the new Kit Cosmetics “The Little Black Dress, Party-Proof Eyeshadow Palette”. I had been searching for something suitable for both day and night time glamour, with metal tones, neutrals and pops of colour; and this palette has it all!

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This sassy set of gorgeous shadows are sure to glam up any little number. From movie night to hot-date-night, the versatility of this deceptively compact palette is sure to impress. Add onto that the fact it also comes with an applicator brush and khol pencil liner, and you’ve got yourself a dream set!

Here are my swatches below:

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Have you tired this palette? What are your favourite colour combinations and occasions for wearing them? Let me know! 🙂

Courtney xoxo

Australia, Bienvenido a Mexico!

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Test shot of Frida Khalo for VOGUE in 1937.

The coming of spring brings with it a sweetness and vibrancy like no other: there is something about it which brings out the best in us. Everything from the gentle breeze, blooming flowers and delicious fruits in season call to mind the colours and evolution of style which the fashion world mirrors in perfect harmony. The recent Fashion Weeks have seen a nod to Mexico in droves among the major brands, bringing a youthful, bold and sassy lift to the Autumn/Winter collections. Beaded jackets, mismatching patterns and tasseled ponchos all embodied the exotic culture, reminding us of its history, artistry and gastronomy.

Another solid marker in what reminds us of Mexico is the tender yet fierce legend, Frida Khalo. Known in her time as a subject of mockery for going beyond the bounds of fashion dictated to her (often wearing overbearing dresses and headpieces reserved for religious ceremonies), her rebellious sense of style is now the pioneer of inspiration for this season. We in Australia ought to follow Khalo in adopting a purposeful approach to our wardrobe – looking to what inspires and excites us for direction. This Spring/Summer, bright masalas, deep grey-blues and emeralds are set to be among the top colour choices for reflecting this beautiful season.

Below are my top picks which speak to the fashionista in all of us – all photos from Harper’s Bazaar

ALBERTA FERRETTI A/W 15’/16′

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BURBERRY PRORSUM A/W 15’/16′

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ISABEL MARANT A/W 15’/16′

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ZIMMERMANN A/W 15’/16′

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50 Steps to Kim Kardashian’s VEGAS Cover Makeup: by Mario Dedivanovic

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Ever wanted to peek inside the world of celebrity makeup artists? Find out their secrets, tips and tricks to achieving that flawless finish? Well, here’s a peek! I’ve also added links to all the products used for those who live in Australia (since some of the brands are hard to come by). Let me know how you go trying out these techniques!

I was first inspired by Mario Dedivanovic (Kim Kardashian West’s favourite and personal makeup artist, the one who came up with her signature look) when I read an article by Arabelle Sicardi, which you can read here, about her time at a Kim & Mario makeup workshop a couple of months ago. She also included a 50-step routine with links to products, and so I was inspired to do something similar after finding out the now-not-so-secret products that Mario uses are more affordable and less ominous than previously thought! The following instructions and products are based off of this video of a private workshop by Mario. He made it seem perfectly effortless, even though it comprised over 50 steps. Read through and, if you dare, have a go of the glam look yourself – I know I will! He also mentions a few other tips and hints in the video, so I highly recommend watching it.

Mario’s Evening Makeup for Kim Kardashian West

Base/Skin

  1. Use a Makeup Wipe to completely clean the face
  2. Moisturise with Kiehls Ultra Facial Moisturiser
  3. Wet a Beauty Blender and squeeze so it’s fluffy
  4. Use a Beauty Blender to blend in foundation, it gives the best effect
  5. Georgio Armani foundation – warm on your hand before applying
  6. Before setting with powder, warm the powder on your hand first
  7. Apply powder with puff
  8. Keep puff attached to the hand for the remainder of the makeup, so you don’t smudge it with your fingers

Brows

  1. Focus on and extend the outer corner, usually with a shade slightly lighter than the natural brow colour – Cork by Mac (be light handed, filling in sparse areas).
  2. Use what is left to fill in the beginning of the brow
  3. Take off excess brow gel on the hand before applying
  4. Max Factor No Colour/Natural brow gel, apply leftover to hold product and brow hairs in place

Eyes

  1. Apply Makeup Forever Lifting Concealer to eyes as a base for eyeshadow
  2. For smoky eyes, don’t use greys in the crease – it can be very ashy. If you want to use grey, use a grey liner, and blend it up into a warmer colour in the crease
  3. Apply white gold colour on brow bone
  4. Apply Vapour by Urban Decay with Stila brush no. 15, to tear duct, and across lids about ¾ way across
  5. Blend Chopper by Urban Decay onto the outer corner, blending into the silver, up to crease (but not through crease to the inner corner)
  6. Use a flat edged brush to apply a firm line (so you are more precise) of a warm colour through crease – Cork by Mac
  7. Go over crease colour with a much finer brush in a darker reddish (warm) brown, focussing mainly in the centre
  8. Blend the colours, but don’t over blend it out, it will blend itself having had a similar colour already applied underneath. Blend to the desired effect
  9. Warm eyeliner up on your hand – Smoulder by Mac
  10. Before applying liner, gently lift up under the brow and hold
  11. Apply eyeliner from inner corner to outer, going from thinner to slightly thicker, respectively
  12. Use brush no. 20 by Smashbox to smudge and blend eyeliner
  13. On the outer corner, blend up and out, to create more of a smoky, catty eye; blend it up into the warm colour on the eyelid
  14. To curl lashes, hold lid under brow again – using Billy B Beauty, or Shu Uemura
  15. After curling (and counting), curl again more in the centre if needed
  16. For mascara, use Loreal Voluminous in Carbon Black
  17. With client’s eyes closed, lift lid gently with thumb – use the thumb as backing for any pass-through of mascara. Be sure to really rub the mascara to the roots.

Under eye Concealer

  1. Wrap makeup wipe over finger, remove everything under the eyes
  2. Start with concealer palette Beauty Tech by Kryolan, apply under eyes with a flat brush, correcting the colour and concealing
  3. Blend into foundation VERY well – all about the blending!
  4. Go over with the Makeup Forever Lifting Concealer (Shu Uemura concealer is also very good)
  5. Use the damp beauty blender to blend in the concealer with any remaining foundation, pressing it in really well
  6. Press in a very sheer amount of translucent powder underneath (Mario Used Estee Lauder)
  7. Sweep away the loose powder with any kind of clean brush you find good for removing excess (Mario used a flat foundation brush)

Lower Eyes

  1. Line the lower inner rim with eyeliner (Smoulder by Mac)
  2. Take the line slightly under the lash line on the outer corners to give it a bolder effect
  3. Using a warm brown colour, and a fine angled brush, brush the colour lightly underneath the eye on the outer corners, blending toward the inner corner
  4. Apply Bedazzled powder by Giella to the tear duct
  5. Apply mascara to the bottom lashes (Mario says this is optional, some people love it and some don’t – Kim does)

Contouring/Blush

  1. Use a matte bronzer (he used one by Smashbox) to contour under the hollows of the cheeks, around the face and jawline/neck. Kim herself noted that she thinks it’s so important to use a matte bronzer, not a bronzer with shimmer – because that can ruin the effect. Mario echoed that, adding that ‘shine’ all over the face can make women look muddy
  2. Contour the nose with the same bronzer, but using a smaller, softer brush
  3. Apply Kevin Aucoin blush in Shadore (A shade that would give a similar effect on a paler skin is Dolline, and Myracle for a darker skin)
  4. Brush the blush over the apples of the cheeks. Blend the blush into the bronzer. Don’t pull the blush all the way to the ear (which is old fashioned), just leave it on the apples nicely blended

Lips

  1. Line the whole lips with Gingerroot cremestick pearl liner by Mac
  2. Apply Brew lipstick by Mac to the lips, but mostly to the centre
  3. Apply Hug me lipstick by Mac on the outside of the lips
  4. Mix two lip glosses together and apply in a sheer layer – Glamour OD by Mac, and Sugarrimmed by Mac (both Dazzleglass lip glosses)
  5. Highlight the centre of the lip by dabbing Crystal Clear by Estee Lauder

And that’s it! Have fun trying it out, feel free to leave pictures if you do!

Courtney xoxo