February 9th, 2019
The Japanese typically favour soft pastels colours for Spring, so it is a wonderful surprise to see Kanebo design an entire collection of makeup around the colour red. For Kanebo, red symbolizes the essence of life, and defines the complexion. So to bring out everybody’s inherent beauty, Kanebo has developed its own 5R color story that has a different hue and intensity of red pigment to suit every skin tone and imbue it with a natural healthy color.
January 19th, 2019
I may be a little behind the times, but it feels like I’ve only just gotten hold of the Lunasol Winter 2018 collection a few weeks ago. The first weeks of this year have been incredibly busy and with Ezra starting Primary School, I’m always out of the house before the sun rises, and dead asleep by 9pm. Initially I thought I’d have to do my makeup at work, but surprisingly the Lunasol Winter 2018 pieces are so easy to use that I’ve been living on it! Come take a look.
December 28th, 2018
Another season heralds a new Tom Ford Soleil collection, and with it, the new Winter Soleil 2018 Eye and Cheek Palette. This palette reminds me of sunshine setting over the horizon, and is perfect for an escapade away from the cold northern winter to a luxurious resort, and it arrived just in time for my Maldives holiday!
December 26th, 2018
Merry Christmas! I trust that you are having a blessed time with your loved ones this holiday season. It has been an unbelievably busy month for me, and I spent a week in Maldives with my family doing absolutely nothing and it was the best ever! My 6-yo boy (with my help) will be posting up videos of the trip on his youtube channel (here!) starting with a feature of our seaplane ride, so please show some love by hitting the link to subscribe!
I received a ton of PR gifts this season and unfortunately was not able to share all of them here on the blog in time. Particularly, the wonderful folks at Lunasol sent across the entire AW2018 makeup collection a month ago. I was really torn between just posting pictures on Instagram for the sake of expediency, but as I dug into the individual pieces, I realized they’re really too beautiful to miss out on the blog. So am posting them here today, full swatches of everything and my quick thoughts on them – enjoy!
December 4th, 2018
THREE Cosmetics has always favoured minimalistic functionality over excessive girlie frills in its product packaging, but I was still surprised by the stark black zippered pouch containing the latest Holiday 2018 palettes. Having relied on it for the past weeks though, I think the small palm-sized pouches and virtually destruction-proof packaging are absolutely brilliant for travels and on-the-go makeup. This season’s Art of Parties Collection feature 2 makeup palettes, and the one I have here is called Life of the Party.
November 25th, 2018
Hello from Cologne, Germany! This is my 3rd business trip this month, and hopefully the last for the year. What a difference a couple of month made… it was at least partially sunny when I was here last September, now winter makes its dominance noticeable with grey skies and fog. No better time to whip out the 2 new palettes from Hourglass for my personal lighting crew. Launched exclusively for this Holiday 2018, check out the swatches below.