Posts in Contour

NYFW Beauty Products

You saw what I took in my beauty bag to New York Fashion Week but what about my makeup bag? Picking which makeup I take away with me is definitely the hardest task I have to face when travelling. It would be like choosing which one of your kids gets to travel with you, except the criteria I look at for my choices comes down to versatility, reliability and proven success at making me look good. Rarely will I take a makeup product that I’ve never used before because I don’t have the room to take more than one of each item …. except for lipstick of course. And eyeshadows. And lashes.

As I did with my beauty bag, I try to take miniature and deluxe sized samples where possible and palettes for items where I need a choice of a few colours, excluding lipsticks because I usually need to carry the lipstick around with me all day for touch-ups.

Without further ado, here’s the makeup that landed in my suitcase.  Continue Reading

Napoleon Perdis Slim Aarons Collection

You may not know the name but you most definitely would have seen Slim Aarons’ work. Mr Aarons was the man behind one of the most iconic images to represent the 1960-70’s era. ‘Poolside Gossip,’ which was shot at a Palm Springs home in 1970 designed by famous modernist architect Richard Neutra, is the inspiration behind the limited edition colour collection from Napoleon Perdis.

The collection is split into two segments. The first is a 3-piece set which I’ve managed to get my hands on two of the items to swatch for you. The second part is a trio of double-ended eyeliner pens, which again I’ve grabbed a couple of to show you.  Continue Reading

USA Beauty Shopping

When I’m at home in my own city there is nothing I loathe more than spending a full day at the shops looking for beauty products. I LOVE shopping for beauty products but I find it most enjoyable when I’m in a foreign city. I adore shopping in the USA because of the huge selection available, the lower price points and the sales assistants who actually help you (yes, that’s rare in Australia).

I’ve just returned from a business trip in the USA and many of you have been nagging me to share my haul. I’m going to start with my beauty haul because it’s the largest (of course!). In comparison to past trips I would say this haul is small but I stuck to things I actually had on my lust list and/or items I absolutely love. I tried to keep the splurging to a minimum …. but I’m only human.  Continue Reading

NARS Concealer Caramel Close Up

Contouring is not something I do often because frankly, I suck at it. I never understood where the darker shade is meant to go, where the lighter shade was meant to go, what product to use, are they meant to be shimmery or matte ….. and so on. The other week lovely NARS International Artist, Janice Daoud, was visiting Australia for a promotional tour after completing an amazing job backstage at New York Fashion Week. I took the opportunity to absorb as much of her wisdom as I could. One outstanding technique she spoke about was the NARS contouring and highlighting technique using the new NARS Concealer. Today I am going to tell you how to master that technique. Continue Reading