Tuesday, March 30, 2010

What does interior design have in common with makeup?

OK - perhaps I'm stretching my areas of expertise a little, but from my experience if you can muster up abit of creativity in one area of your life, then you absolutely have the capacity to transfer it into another.

I have this theory that if you can match bed linen, then you have the ability to select makeup colours that look good on you.

Is your home practical, flamboyant, colourful, earthy, sparkling with shiny surfaces, on trend? How much does this translate into the way you dress and the way you wear your makeup?

I've found this great website www.iscd.edu.au about colour and design. I'm a 'Sleek New Earth' hmmm, yes perhaps I am today...

Monday, March 29, 2010

The Art of Eyebrows

I admit I am completely obsessed with eyebrow shape and colour. Eyebrows do maketh the woman (or man). With so many techniques available to tame eyebrows: waxing, tweezing, threading, laser, sugaring, trimming - which do you choose?

In my humble opinion, the best method is a combination, unique to you. But ulimately perfection depends on the skill of the technician. I favour tweezing with fine point 'Tweezerman' tweezers, combined with precise trimming. Lines, symetry and shape are best achieved with methods that allow individual (not indiscriminate) hair removal and shaping.

I'll talk about colour another time, but if your eyebrow colour is significantly different to your hair colour - then perhaps it's time for an appointment with your favourite eyebrow specialist.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Heated Eyelash Curlers - What?!

They exist and I lOVE them...they're perfect for people who flinch at the approach of the standard metal curlers but still want to achieve a gorgeous length and lushness to their lashes.

Dont, get me wrong, metal curlers are great and I carry the revered 'Shu Uemura' metal lash curler in my kit - however I find that my clients are much less confronted by the gentle touch and warmth of a heated lash curler.

My favourite (and one of the least expensive around at $7.50) is the 'EyeCurl'. Not easy to track down but I've located an Australian supplier at http://www.lehved.com.au/.

Canberra: 'tired and tame' or 'eclectic and creative?

Having lived there for the past 2 years, I've changed my mind and I'm definitely putting in my vote for the latter. Let's clear our nation's capital of it's reputation for being...well, abit on the snoozy side. Just have a look at the wonderful products of local creatives at http://www.handmademarket.com.au/