Sunday, October 25, 2009


Even barbie can't escape...

Pimples, discolouration, undereye circles just don't seem to go with any outfit. It makes you feel self conscious and want to wear a paper bag over your face. And it only seems to happen when an important event is on. The hero? Make up. It can fix literally anything! Before you go putting on too many layers of foundation and hoping that it will cover that ugly zit or your dark circles, use some colour correction techniques first. Putting on too much foundation will sometimes make the imperfection more apparent and I think au naturale is always the better option. Once you’ve prepped and primed the skin, you want to look at what you want to correct. If it is a red spot or a large red area, you will use green because these colours are complimentary to one another and anything green will immediately cancel out the red. If you have purple under eye circles, you will grab the yellow coloured concealer. You can buy a great colour wheel corrector from Ben Nye or I love the one at Kryolan because they have big variations of yellow – orange (orange will make blue bruises disappear).

It is important to apply the product with the correct brush. If the pimple is only a tiny dot then you want to use a fine point brush. If you use a big one then it’s going to go onto the skin area that isn’t red and will only make your skin green. You do NOT want green/orange/yellow skin. Also sometimes the corrector may seem too cakey to apply under the eye area alone, as your eye area is where the thinnest skin is, mix it in with a little foundation or even moisturiser to help it become a creamier texture and it will also help the product from creasing under your eyes. Once you’ve done this pop the foundation on and it will seem like the pimple was never there or that you’ve slept for a good 10 hours even if you’ve only been sleeping for 1! A major tip though…do NOT apply any of the corrector after you’ve applied foundation because it will sit there on top of the foundation and won’t be correcting anything except adding another layer to your skin.

Have fun playing around with colours and use the colour wheel to help you out when you have any sort of blemish you need to cover. It is like a miracle worker. 


Wednesday, October 21, 2009


I think every woman wants beautiful, flawless skin. Our skin endures harsh environments such as the sun, wind and late nights out.  Luckily, make up has evolved over the many years and a light swipe of foundation can make everything appear smooth, even and flawless again. Think of it like this, you need a perfect foundation to be your base with everything that you do whether it be building a house or even starting a relationship. If you have a strong and great base, everything that is built on top will be like a cherry on top. Especially true when it comes to make up. You want to hear comments like ‘you have such beautiful skin’ as opposed to ‘your make up looks great’.
Match you foundation to the colour of the skin on their chest of the jawline, neck or even cheek. I love this technique because I believe that you should look uniform to your body as opposed to having your face lighter or darker than your body as it looks much more natural. Your skin on the face will generally be lighter than your body so this gives you the opportunity to look warmer. If it is the other way around, find a happy medium and just bronze your chest area.
There have been many debates about whether concealer should be applied first or after foundation, i like it first. Concealer is highly pigmented and will cover up any discolouration, foundation is there to just even out the skin tone. Apply only in the areas that you need your concealer and that way, you're using less foundation. I always use a foundation brush to apply the foundation so that there isn't any wastage and an even amount will go on. Try and stipple your brush as opposed to stroking it as this will leave brush marks
My favorite foundations are MAC Studio Fix, Gorgeous Cosmetics: Base Perfect, Giorgio Armani: Luminious Silk & my fave cheapy one is Maybelline Dream Smooth mousse.
Having beautiful skin, will help you face the world, but inner beauty is all you. 

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Monday, October 12, 2009


I believe that everything happens for a reason and that things will happen when they're meant to. Relationships, family, friendships, laughter, tears, food, sunshine, rain, love: all the best things in life. Meeting someone for the first time, you always want to make the right impression so here I am introducing myself to you. Aimmey, I have a crooked smile, laugh loudly and always wear false lashes. I write because sharing is caring. Entries that I will fill with my passions; make up, hair, hopes, colour, style and life. I hope to grow up one day but while I'm working on that, I'll enjoy my time playing with make up and curling hair. Pursuing your dream is probably the hardest thing to do but if you believe in yourself you’re already half way there. Never, Never, Never give up.