My 3am wakeup call

I was up rather early a few weeks ago. A chilly Wednesday morning all the way in Mpumalanga. A group of us headed out to Florence Guest Farm for a styled shoot. A styled shoot with wedding vendors from the wedding industry. My alarm sang its usual song that wills my brain to wake up. Though I […]

Spring has Sprung

Spring is here. The sun is shining and the birds are singing. Though you are still wearing that brown Bobbi Brown lipstick. “This is a nice winter lipstick,” she told you. Now winter is done folks and I will say it again, summer is here! I have recently taken a strong liking to a turquoise […]

The Skinny on Blush and Bronzer

When I ask the question, “Do you wear blush?” Nine out of ten times I get a yes. Where the question and answer becomes interesting is where the blusher is applied and what tone of blusher is used. Before I head into some scientific explanation of blush vs bronzer, lets try keep this plain and […]

Candi’s Top Five Products

Now we all have our favourite products. I am sharing my top five! Ok six. 1. Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer. Primer primer primer. You have to prep your skin before you apply foundation. Woolworths 2. Face and Body Foundation by Makeup Forever Paris. Light weight water-based gel formula/foundation, though build-able coverage. Soft and dewy […]

HD Foundation?

A few years ago, a new word joined the beauty industry. HD, High Definition. Now we are all familiar with the word when purchasing a new plasma screen from the local High-fi Corp. Not when purchasing a foundation. With the arrival of digital technology makeup artists were suddenly struggling to hide and conceal the imperfections […]

To Prime or not to Prime?

I want to chat about primers. What are they? How do you use them? Or are primers another gimmick/product designed by cosmetic houses for you to add to your purchase? Primers are made with a unique formula that keeps foundation ‘budge proof’ and provides long lasting hold of makeup while enhancing the skin’s texture. A […]