Posted on Tuesday, 29 October 2019 - By Toni
Step 1: Section your hair using sectioning clips.
Step 2: Place your ghd gold root of one of the sections, and rotate 360° as you glide through to the ends.
Step 3: Repeat this technique, always working in one direction away from the face.
Step 4: Gently brush through the curls with a brush for an ultra-glamorous finish. Apply hairspray to set.
The lovely @chelseaellis_mua created a video to show just how easy it is to create a soft curl:
So as you can see, creating an awesome style is pretty easy! Some of the other great features of this styler are:
Posted on Friday, 7 June 2019 - By Gemma
When Tarte released their full coverage, super matte Shape Tape Concealer, the internet went crazy. People claim it's the only concealer that covers their dark circles, acne and bad choices. Makeup Revolution liked the sound of that, but didn't like the price tag so they went and created their version of the highly rated concealer. Conceal & Define was then born, and instantly received compliments on how similar it was to Shape Tape in terms of coverage, longevity and even packaging.
Revolution also took it a step further and introduced "Conceal & Define Supersize" with double the product of the original launch. The original Conceal & Define is $9.95, and their supersize is $14.95. which is still significantly cheaper than the Tarte Shape Tape at $42 a tube.
The Anastasia Beverly Hills palettes are known for having highly pigmented, super blendable shades... and their hefty price tag. It's no secret that Makeup Revolution loves to create affordable duplicates of in demand products, and their Velvet Rose palette is almost a shade-by-shade replica of the ABH Soft Glam palette. With a combination of buttery mattes and high-impact metallics, this neutral palette is a must have in anyone's collection. $76 vs $11? I know what I'm going with.
Mac have some of the most iconic lipsticks with shades such as Ruby Woo, Velvet Teddy and Diva that everyone recognizes. Most people would also consider them a bit of an investment at $40 each. Wet n Wild have come through with some extremely affordable dupes, that range from only $2.99 to $6.49 a pop!
Wet n Wild "Red Velvet" is as close to "Ruby Woo" as you can get without it being the real thing. Mac's "Velvet Teddy" made famous by none other than Kylie Jenner, is almost an identical mauve nude as Wet n Wild's "Bare it All" and the super vampy and sultry "Diva" by Mac is almost a spot on duplicate for Wet n Wilds "Cherry Bomb".
The Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation is no stranger to those who are big fans of matte, full coverage foundations. With it's smooth liquidy formula and incredibly high coverage, it's a foundation that people find themselves purchasing over and over. However at a price of $72, it's not exactly the most cost effective. So here comes the Can't Stop Won't Stop Foundation at a pretty price of $29.95. While this formulation runs a little thicker, the coverage is comparable, if not more impressive.
Now, we're not against high end makeup at all. In fact, we love to splurge on some expensive makeup every now and then, but if you can get similar quality for a much cheaper price - why wouldn't you? Let us know if you know of any awesome dupes!
Posted on Saturday, 15 September 2018 - By Gemma
This half skull look looks super impressive, but is actually pretty simple!
1. To start, I drew a rough line over my nose and cheeks with Kryolan Clown White so that I knew how far to take my foundation and regular beauty makeup. I used clown white as it's really easy to smudge out if I make a mistake. This will be covered up later so don't stress about making it precise.
2. I then did my regular makeup on the top half of my face, using the Revolution Velvet Rose Palette to do a bold, dark smokey eye, and topped it off with some xoBeauty Cupid lashes. With all the intensity that's about to happen on thee lower half of my face, i wanted to make sure my eyes had some drama and didn't disappear into my face.
3. To start the skull makeup, I filled the lower half of my face in with the Kryolan Clown White, and set it with the white shade in my Velvet Rose palette to ensure it wouldn't slip around or mix with the gel i'll be using for my skull detailing. Using a white eyeshadow also helps with coverage, since it contains pigment rather than a translucent powder. This makes the white more opaque.
4. I used the Ebony Brow Pomade from Revolution to start drawing in the skull details. You could use a black gel eyeliner for a more intense effect, but i wanted to keep it a tiny bit softer as well as make it easier on myself to remove product if i make mistakes. Looking at a reference photo of a skull helped me figure out where to start drawing in my teeth, nose and cheek bones. The next steps are optional and require sfx products. I think it looks awesome at this point but adding in the latex and blood really takes it to a new level.
5. I wanted to look like my skin had been ripped up and was revealing my skull underneath, so for that i had to make some fake ripped skin. To create this effect, I ripped up bits of tissue, then coated the top of each piece in MakeupPlus liquid latex, and applied it over the line I drew across the centre of my face, making sure my pieces vary in size and shape as we want this to appear random. Once it was in place, I put a bit more Liquid Latex along the top to secure it. Make sure there is no latex securing the bottom of your tissue, we want this to be loose.
6. We now need to make this the same colour as our skin to create a more realistic effect. I applied a small amount of my Revolution Foundation Stick to the tissue, but this doesn't quite cut it as it's being applied onto bright white tissue, so it will appear lighter than it does on skin. To fix this, i set the foundation with my theBalm Bahama Mama Bronzer to deepen the shade so it blends in a little more seamlessly with the rest of my face.
7. The final (and my favourite) step - blood! I used the MakeupPlus Thick Stage Blood as it still runs and creates realistic looking drops, but very slowly as it is a much thicker consistency. I used a brush to apply generous amounts under the loose parts of the tissue & latex, allowing it to drip down my face.
Posted on Saturday, 15 September 2018 - By Courtney
Posted on Tuesday, 8 May 2018 - By Raashka
Cloud Nine is always a good gift idea, whether your mum wants pin straight hair or luscious curls, it has the means to make her dreams come true. My personal favourite is The Waving Wand, a matte black wand that creates anything from perfect curls to gentle waves in a snap. Cloud Nine products have built-in temperature control, a handy option that lets you find the ideal heat for your hair. They feature a mineral-infused coat, an innovation that not only protects the hair further, but leaves it looking freshly conditioned and smoother than ever. A nice little touch to top this off is the special glove included: it'll keep your mum's hands safe and sound, even if she does happen to be distracted by a sudden and dramatic emergency you have over a missing jumper. The Waving Wand also has a useful kickstand, so it can rest against any surface without damaging it. If that's not enough, the wand turns itself off after thirty minutes if it hasn't been used, which is especially useful when you've all finally managed to leave the house and inevitably start to wonder if it was left on.
The second great option for your mum (yes, I'm going to be giving you guys multiple, because I totally know how picky mums can be) is the Eye of Horus Award Winning Gift Box. Quite a mouthful, but so, so worth it. To begin with, Eye of Horus is a brand known for its attention to traditional beauty, incorporating many natural ingredients into their products (such as organic Moringa oil and beeswax), which ensures that sensitive eyes will not be bothered. This gift box includes the best of the brand: Goddess Pencil in Smokey Black, and Goddess Mascara in Black. The Goddess Pencil is a deep black, kohl eyeliner, both water- and smudge-proof, creamy and easy to apply with no parabens in sight. A personal favourite of mine, the Goddess Mascara is just as dark, free of clumping or smearing, with an hourglass brush that makes application an absolute dream. This duo comes in a custom Eye of Horus Gift Box, making it a limited edition - so don't leave this one on the back-burner for too long.
Alpha H is a celebrated brand among everyone here at Beauty Bliss - and we imagine it will be with your mum, too. There's nothing this brand doesn't do excellently, whether it's a cooling eye cream or a refreshing toner. With both the Vitamin Profiling Kit and The Essentials Collection, you'll be spoiled for choice. The Vitamin Profiling Kit features four vitamin serums (A, B, C and E), with four different uses for flexibility and range.
With these four in your mum's skincare kit, she'll have the means to tackle any issue she faces in that superhuman way only mums can. If mixing and matching isn't her forte, however, The Essentials Collection is a safe fallback. It's comprised of a Cleansing Balm, Hydration Concentrate, and Hydration Cream. To begin with, the balm is a four-in-one miracle, functioning as a cleanser, toner, make-up remover and balm, rich in essential fatty acids and rosehip oil. Next is the Hydration Concentrate, an oil honed from comforting plant oils that is made to help mature, dry and sun-damaged skin. Finally, we have the Hydration Cream, infused with sea minerals and youth-restoring peptides so it can keep skin feeling fresh and moisturized throughout the day. This set is a reliable option if you find yourself unable to choose despite all my lovely advice.
Let us know what you end up picking for your mum! All ideas are welcome below, because everyday is Mother's Day in my world and I'm always on the hunt for what to get for her next. :D
See you soon! Raashka