Summer Staff Picks

As cosmetic, beauty & skincare enthusiasts, we thought we’d share with you some of our favorite products. From now till the end of summer we will be dedicating our posts to summer & the products we just can’t live without! This week’s Staff Pick is brought to you by our Marketing Coordinator, Hamilton. Physical Fusion… Read more »

Make Up Tricks: A Facelift without Surgery

In the last decade or so, the rise of cosmetic procedures has been unprecedented. In the USA alone, about 9.5 million cosmetic surgeries have been performed in 2011 (American Society for Plastic Surgery). Thinking of nose surgery, cheek augmentation or lip reduction but you are not ready? Fake it with makeup!
For slimmer nose, I like to contour using dark brown matte eye shadow (two shades darker than my skin tone). Starting from the end of the eyebrow, draw a line using small eye shadow brush down to the tip of the nose. Then blend the edge with a fluffy brush for a more natural finish. You can also sweep a bit of highlighter along the nose bridge to accentuate your “new” nose.

What does the future hold for Botox?

Think of Botox and what immediately springs to mind? A half frozen face with a fixed smile? Or is it ridiculous Hollywood foreheads? You’re not alone – these are stereotypes that have existed around this treatment for years. We’ve all seen magazine articles showing the before and after shots of the stars’ Botox shots – and many of us will have wondered why they bothered when the after shot looks worst than the earlier one.

However, recent advances in the technology and application have meant that patients are able to achieve a much more natural look, something that it appears many have been crying out for.