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One Fine Day Sydney Roundup- Favourite Vendors

Posted on: Tuesday, February 10, 2015


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One fun weekend this was! At the One Fine Day in Sydney.
While my inbox is overflowing and I am trying my best to get through the wonderful and overwhelming response of the last few days,
I wanted to share a few of my favourite vendors with you.
The One Fine Day girls where one of the very first people I got in touch with when I moved to Sydney and I have been part of the
magical fair right from the humble beginnings at Sun Studios. I can not thank the founders enough, I met so many wonderful people through
this event, even new friendships and of course a lot of business.
Now that we are getting married ourselves, we didn’t only exhibit but were also for the first time on the other side.
We were actually shopping around and locking in some vendors ourselves!

People often ask me which part of my work I enjoy more: wedding makeup or editorial makeup, but to be honest, I can’t quite decide.
I love both and I do both. That’s the short and sweet answer.
Of course all One Fine Day handpicked vendors are great in their own ways, but here are a few that I found are really worth mentioning and recommending to you,
if you are currently planning your own wedding as I had personally amazing experiences with them.

Hello May magazine! Be sure to check out their new “Real Wedding Special” a print book full of the most amazing real weddings.
All We Need Is Love -Celebrant Victoria Eustace is just super lovely all around.
Bridal trousseau – Luxurious Bridal Lingerie and also the most inspiring Instagram account
Natalija The Label – Lovely gowns to make getting ready even more fun!
Tillee Music -Ohhhh this voice. listen for yourself, these guys are amazing.
In An Instant photo booth – Incredibly Fun Polaroid Photobooth being silly in front of their camera was my highlight of the weekend
Bondi Lashes – The best experience in lash extensions
Moira Hughes Couture– bridal dresses exuding luxury and couture skill. If you can’t find the right style in her collection, Moira also creates bespoke pieces.
Grew & Co Some serious jewelry design by the loveliest and most creative husband & wife team based in Sydney.

Photographers:
Jo Bartholomew Jo recently shot our very own engagement photos- nuff said!
Milton Gan – Finely Crafted Wedding Photography I met these guys right at the very first OFD and am always impressed by their big smiles and positive nature paired with professionalism.
Anna Turner Very artistic Lady with a good sense of Humor and Style.

Best BB for Summer and natural goodies

Posted on: Wednesday, November 19, 2014

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BB Cremes are the latest thing in beauty, and while I am not really fussed about the names beauty companies come up with each season for foundations,
I am still always interested in the new product itself, no matter if it’s a tinted moisturizer, foundation, bb creme, or another fancy marketing word.
To me as a professional makeup artist and sensitive skin every day makeup wearer it’s all about the quality of a product that determines if it will
secure a spot in my private makeup bag or professional makeup kit.

Today I wanted to introduce another addition to my own skincare/makeup bag.
The BB Creme from La Mav, is my go to staple on days off, when walking the puppy and on holiday or to protect my own face on destination photo shoots and weddings.
It’s also good for early starts, as it’s super easy to apply, just a couple of pumps straight applied to my skin with fingers after my moisturizer takes way less than a minute.
The BB Creme is mattifying, has natural sunscreen, anti-ageing skincare benefits, provides long lasting moisturisation, evens my complexion and the colour adapts really well to my skin.
Flawless in 30 seconds, that deserves a special mention. Like all La Mav products it’s also certified organic, vegan, cruelty free, and certified toxin free, which makes it perfect
for personal every day use. This is a light coverage BB Creme, that evens out little imperfections.

It’s my go to for the no makeup makeup days, and when my skin is good.
For the easy healthy holiday makeup, it comes as a makeup set in a package with a pretty lip gloss which is a real lip treatment in “Berry” , a mineral bronzer in “Sunkissed” (a tad too dark for myself) and a kabuki makeup brush, perfect to buff mineral powders into the skin. If you are a mineral makeup wearer, this is worth checking out.

If you are having problematic skin and are looking for a full cover BB Creme, check out my previous post about the Jane Iredale Glow Time BB Creme.

My Bali Boho Summer Makeup

Posted on: Tuesday, November 18, 2014

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I packed my own makeup bag for my upcoming Bali trip.
The natural mineral products by Ere Perez are especially good for humid weather and the natural mascara is waterproof so I can dip into the pool as well.
Here is my go to, beachy boho makeup look for hot summer days with Ere Perez makeup:

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Start by using a BB Cream or tinted moisturizer with sun protection as a base on freshly moisturised skin, see one of my favourites here.

Next I use Sun Halo it’s a versatile highlighting cream bronzer, (or should I say bronzing cream highlighter?) with the most delicious vanilla smell.
Apply on the high points of the face with fingers or stippling brush to get an instant glow and sunkissed touch.
Use it on the bridge of the nose, cupids bow on the cheek bone and brow bone. It looks great on the eye lid too.
On the cheeks I use Bondi Blush the perfect blush for sunkissed skin. (although it suits pretty much everyone)
Just a hint on the apple of the cheek applied with a blush brush or small powder brush.
A hydrating lipstick Moisturising Macadamia Lip Colour “Me” is the perfect natural lip colour in a caramel brown, which makes my teeth look very white. WIN!
If you have a fair complexion try the colour “YOU”. It also protects my lips from the harsh UV rays.
I use a hint of Sun Halo on the lid and apply volumising waterproof mascara in Black

Done! There you have it a super quick and easy summer holiday look. I hope you enjoyed it.

That golden glow & a smooth affair

Posted on: Thursday, November 13, 2014

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I have lately been thoroughly reviewing Jane Iredale‘s Glow Time Full Coverage BB Creme.

Due to moving house and other stressors my skin has not been at it’s best lately and I was in the market for more coverage in an every day foundation.
I found a good colour match for myself in the line, however there are limited colours available.
I wear BB7, a very yellow toned medium skin colour.

When I used it for the first time people commenting on how great my skin looks and if I was wearing anything and also asking what it was.
I was really surprised that people noticed. So I guess this has a really great finish.
Another big plus is that this product stays on all day, no matter how humid or long the day, it’s perfect for Summer and the beach due to it’s
sunprotection and water resistance.

The packaging is just amazing, a practical squuuueze tube in gold, with is great for travel and every day use while still locking beautiful.
When it comes to application be prepared to only use the smallest possible amount and follow the instruction: Place little dots in different areas of the face
before you warm and work the product with fingers into the skin from the center outwards. It takes some getting used to and if you use too much product it won’t work.
This product is VERY high coverage so you really only need a tiny amount, really great as one tube will last you a long long time.

I tried many different ways of using it and I found it was important to moisturize my skin well before and it works best with the Jane Iredale Smooth Affair Primer
(which smells delicious by the way), it makes my skin feel very smooth and supple yet it’s light and quickly absorbed, it also enhances the radiance.

Being a lover of a very dewy finish, I was a little scared how matte the BB Creme went on, how ever it sets very quickly on my skin and transforms into a radiant finish.
On days that I feel dehydrated I was setting it with Pommisst
Which seals it in and gives instantly more glow.

Glow Time covers my breakouts and scarring without the need of additional concealer and I have also worn it here and here, so you can see how it photographs in daylight.

I recommend this for:

Sensitive skin
Oily/Normal/Combination skin types
Summer
Beach
Everyday wear
Acne

Copycat

Posted on: Wednesday, October 1, 2014

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Did you ever have anyone in your life that seemed to copy everything you did?
We all know one or two of those I bet, and it’s important to see it as a compliment.

Inspired by all the copycats out there my recent fashion Editorial for Tantalum Magazine has just been published.
I hope you enjoy! ;)

For more of my published work see my makeup artist portfolio here.

Credits of the fab Team:

Levon Baird (Photographer):
Website: http://www.levonbaird.com/
Instagram: @levonbaird

Blake Sutherland (Stylist):
Website: http://www.blakesutherland.com/
Instagram: @blakeislively

Liv Lundelius (Hair and Makeup):
Website: http://makeup.livlundelius.com/
Instagram: @liv_lundelius
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LivLundeliusMakeup

Eugen Tim (Model):
Agency Website: http://www.viviensmodels.com.au
Agency Instagram: @viviensmodelmgmt
Personal Instagram: @eugenzeugen

Charli Hayes (Model):
Agency Website: http://www.viviensmodels.com.au
Agency Instagram: @viviensmodelmgmt
Personal Instagram: @charlihayes

Kiaya Daniels (Designer):
Website: http://www.kiayadaniels.com/
Instagram:@kiayadaniels

Tantalum Magazine (Publication):
Instagram: @tantalummag

Giveaway: Say thank you in style with pen and paper

Posted on: Wednesday, September 24, 2014

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The last week was just the best week ever.
All my clients and brides were bombarding me with sweet thank you letters, cards and emails, the sun was shining all week
and we got back into a great fitness routine to keep healthy and balanced when at the end of the week my wonderful man proposed to me.
Read the whole story here.
But back to the topic, receiving that handwritten card in the post, totally made my day! It’s such a sweet thing to do.

I just realized what a great gesture it is to say thank you in style and write a personal thank you note.
In the digital age it truly makes all difference.

Inspired by my wonderful clients, I took pen and paper and wrote my Grandma a lovely card.
And stocked up my desk with quite a few cute designs, so I am prepared to write more.

Really there is nothing like a handwritten note.
If you really want to thank someone, go and get a card now.
To make it really easy for you I am hosting a little giveaway from the lovely 3D Cards!
They are very well made pretty little cards in lovely designs.

GIVEAWAY:
Prize: A lovely package with a selection of beautifully designed pop up cards by 3D Cards will be sent to the lucky winner!
To Enter: Simply comment below before the 30th of October 2014, telling me who you want to thank, or what you are grateful for today.
The winner will be chosen at random on the 30th of October 2014, and announced here on the blog.
Good Luck!

Mental Springclean & The Busy Trap

Posted on: Friday, August 29, 2014

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I can’t wait for spring and sunshine which really puts me in the mood for a good spring clean.
I started with a good apartment clean, followed by sorting through files and getting on top of organizing everything
and getting ready for the next season.
But also I started picking up my own meditation and Yoga practice and am in the process of getting back into a good
exercise routine and more fresh and detoxifying food.
I also limited my coffee intake to one a day.

I will cleanse my skin from the inside out. Personally I can always see when stress and busy times take over, how my skin reflects this immediately.
With the change of season I am doing an internal Spring clean, keeping clear of any negative thoughts, let the god vibes roll and
get my radiant skin back.
As I am a bit of a workaholic I really need to remind myself to keep a healthy balance.

Time for self care is so very important, getting enough sleep, drinking enough water, regular exercise and quiet time…
It seems like the most simple changes have the biggest impact.
Today I had a day to myself (as we speak) time for Yoga, meditation, and pampering while getting normal house stuff done.
All the things that I haven’t gotten around to in toooo long.
The little things make all the difference. Today I am just happy and grateful for everything I have got.
A mental spring clean.

Do you ever fall into the busy trap?

Sydney Makeup Workshop

Posted on: Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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…and here it is the awesome work of Carla at Pebble Coast Films!
I am so happy and grateful for the wonderful team that helped me to make it all happen.

Makeup Workshop

Posted on: Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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Saturday was a big day, my first makeup workshop in Australia! It was held at Create Or Die studio in Marrickville.
It was so much fun and I am so grateful to for the wonderful team of supporters and partners that came on board to make it all happen.
I can safely say the long days and short nights leading up to the day were SO worth it.
The day went by so quickly so I was extra excited about the photos and I can’t wait to see the video, once it’s edited as well.

All guests were so lovely and curious. I was blown away by their enthusiasm and passion for makeup.
I really hope everyone took home new tips & tricks and is encouraged to try new products and techniques.
I could have not hoped for a better crowd!
Every time I mentioned a new topic one million more techniques and pieces of advice would come to into my head.
Questions were asked and new solutions demonstrated.

I could have made this workshop last for a whole week and still would have had more to share…
However I think everyone got a good taste and some insider tips during the day.

The workshop was a mix of tutorials shown on our pretty model Jessica and hands-on times, were everyone would have the time to experiment and try new techniques
on their own faces. Of course there was Champagne, drinks and nibbles as well.

I love a good challenge and bringing together an event like this was definitely a good one.
Thank you for all the wonderful people who contacted me already and asked for further workshops and invited me to come to their cities.
As international makeup artist, I love to travel and the Sydney Makeup Workshop was a great start.
I will get onto planning and we will make it happen, eventually!

A huge thanks to our supporters Jane Iredale Australia, Atelier Lumira
,People for Plants, Bionade Australia , West Elm,
De Lorenzo Haircare, Hello May, BloomboxCo, Ihana

The fab Team: Jaclyn from Blog Society, Nat from Eat Read Love, Julianna from twoguineapigs, Carla from Pebble Coast Films, Jessica Ruscoe our model and my man Dave and puppy Dalston who were there for me all along.

Make Up
Liv Lundelius
Hosted by
Blog Society / Eat Read Love
Venue
Create or Die
Decor
West Elm / Hello May / BloomboxCo / Atelier Lumira
Hair & Beauty
Jane Iredale / People For Plants / Cruelty Free Beauty / Ihana / Delorenzo
Photos and Video
Pebble Coast Films / twoguineapigs
Food and Beverage
Bionade / Bourke Street Bakery Marrickville
Model
Jessica Ruscoe

The perfect Eyebrows

Posted on: Monday, July 14, 2014

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Marli Stretton has spent over ten years in some of the world’s most prestigious salons, looking after thousands of clients’ brows and eyelashes. Two years ago she returned to her hometown-Beautiful Sydney and launched HoneyTusk Eyebrow Studio.
Located in the happening Inner West suburb of Rozelle, just ten minutes from the CBD, HoneyTusk offers our clients the perfect solution to their eyebrow woes.
HoneyTusk understands that true beauty does not end with your brows, so they also provide a carefully selected menu of additional services, from eyelash extensions to selected waxing.
I had the pleasure to meet Marli in person and the chance to create her makeup and hair for her wedding day.
She is my go to brow artist in Sydney and on top of my referral list for my brides.

What do you love most about what you do?

I love that each day i can help change the way someone feels about themselves. When i hear my clients say they feel like they are a whole new person just from having their brows transformed that’s when i know that i have made a difference in how they will feel about themselves for the rest of the day, week or month.

How far in advance do you recommend for a bride to come and consult you before her wedding day?

We normally recommend 6 months before your wedding to start booking in a monthly visit to your eyebrow artist. If you are wanting to change your brow shape 6 months allows us enough time for the brows to grow out and for us to know what we are working with. For the best brows before your wedding is all about consistency, this means attending regular appointments with the same artist to achieve the same results each visit.


You recently got married yourself, what is your biggest piece of beauty advice and how did you prepare yourself for the big day?

Besides your eyebrows (of course), I think starting a regular facial routine would have to be one of the most important parts of having the best look on the big day. Having great skin can set the foundation for having great make up and having great brows. I started a intense facial routine about 3 months before my wedding and this meant that on the day i had no breakouts, no irritation and my skin felt flawless.

Why is it so important to get your eyebrows in good shape?

Brows do really frame the whole face. Having your brows done correctly frames the eye area, which is the most focused facial feature we have. When your brows are done correctly, you can enhance or hide of so many aspects of your face- you can make your nose appear smaller, make your eyes appear bigger or it can help balance out the different proportions on your face.

What’s your favourite thing to do on a day off?

When i get a day off i love taking my dog and going for a walk or run around some of Sydney best walking tracks. Whether it be down on the Bay Run in Balmain or the Bondi to Bronte coastal walk. Anything where im out exercising in the fresh air.

Your favourite spot in Sydney?

My favorite spot at the moment in Sydney would have to be down at Blackwattle Bay. There is an amazing dog friendly park and a really cute cafe where you can sit by the water, in the sun and watch the world go by.

Makeup Workshop with Liv

Posted on: Sunday, July 13, 2014

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Sometimes it’s nice to remember that we all have a unique character, a particular style that helps express who we are as individuals.
I am excited to team up with Blog Society & Eat Read Love to host an intimate workshop on the 9th of August 2014.

I am really looking forward to having the chance to share my knowledge tips&tricks with you.
Let’s see beyond trends and let me show you how to create effortless makeup that makes you feel good.
I feel extremely lucky to have met such a wonderful team of creatives to support me with the vision of my workshop,
and couldn’t be happier to have all this great people and brands on board.

Spaces are extremely limited and tickets are finally available via http://www.blogsociety.com.au/events/

A huge thanks to our supporters Jane Iredale Australia, Atelier Lumira
,People for Plants, Bionade Australia
All images were taking by the fabulous Julianna at twoguineapigs

HOORAY! Magazine Editorial~ Ophelia

Posted on: Thursday, July 10, 2014

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Thank you team. And special thanks to Light Noise Films for creating this behind the scenes video!
The editorial is now published in Hooray Magazine in newsagents today!

Photography: Lara Hotz Photography
Stylist: Stefanie Ingram
Floral Styling: Jardine Botanic Floral Styling
Hair and Make up: Liv Lundelius Makeup Artist
Model: The Agency Models

Behind the scenes video documented by Light Noise Films
Styling + Floral Assistant: Alex Carlyle + Gina Lasker

Makeup Workshop Save The Date

Posted on: Monday, July 7, 2014

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I am super excited to announce an upcoming collaboration & makeup workshop with
Blog Society and Eat Read Love details to follow real soon for now:
Save the Date! 9th of August 2014.
I will keep you up to date! It’s been something I wanted to realize for some time.
I always get asked so many questions from brides, friends, other creatives I get to meet…
time has come to answer them.
And show all of you some tricks, techniques & tools of my trade.
We are busy in getting everything organized to make sure everyone
will have the best time and hopefully will get to learn a lot about makeup!
If that sounds like it’s right up your alley, save that date.

Going For Gold

Posted on: Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Sparkly, metallic, shimmery or matte… I am in love with gold tones for makeup.
Blame it on the abundance of gorgeous autumn leaves behind my house…but I can’t get enough of this look.
So I thought I share my pro beauty tips on how to achieve this look:

From a sweep of golden shimmer to flashes of bold gold applied to the inner corners the eyes for an enhancing effect, this trend is the epitome of romantic and translates beautifully for an ethereal bride!
A good quality shimmer can also be mixed in with your lotion, to enhance collarbones or shoulders. It’s best to be applied with a good quality dome shaped makeup brush.

In the evening cheekbones, cupids-bow & bridge of the nose can be highlighted the same way sweeping the smallest amount along those areas with a dome shaped or contouring brush.
It’s important to keep glitter as an accent and to avoid too much all over use, to keep it elegant and timeless.
Golden shimmer suits all complexions, although I recommend warmer deep gold and coppers for dark skin tones and light soft honey golds for fair skin, rose gold can also work wonders on fair skin too. It’s good to test a little swatch of colour on your cheek to see which hue works best with your skin tone.
Please refer to the inspiration images for ideas of how to have a play with the new gold makeup products.
I love soft washes all over the lid, as well as more graphic statements.

A full lash line compliments the eye and the softness of this style perfectly, using several coats of a voloumizing and lengthening mascara, carefully brushed out to achieve a natural looking fullness and separation. For your wedding day I recommend using a water resistant formula.
The eyes will best be finished of with a very soft and natural brow, only filled in with a light powder, were necessary. A good helper to hold them in place is stroke of clear brow-gel.
The lips can be left nude or soft pink for a soft look or add a deep red lip for more drama and evening looks.

I love how this looks is catchy and captivating, yet subtle enough to work for brides too.
It perfectly translates from day to evening, which makes it super wearable too.

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Jane Iredale “24- Karat Gold Dust” in “Gold” a luxurious multi purpose shimmer with 24 karat gold content.

Jane Iredale “Double Dazzle” Dual-ended soft crayon pencil ideal for use as an eye liner or highlighter.
Two tones, deep gold and coppery red gold, to achieve brighten, lighten, and lifted look.

Jane Iredale “Dome” Makeup Brush (amazing quality ultra soft professional makeup brush)

All Jane Iredale products are suitable for a sensitve skin are cruelty free and have skincare benefits! As a professional makeup artist, I like to mix and match different brands.
Over the years I had the chance to work with all sorts of different brands and I carefully select those that deliver the best results and are consistent in their quality.
My professional makeup kit includes for example Chanel, Nars, Hourglass, Chantecaille, Make Up Forever, Laura Mercier, Stila, Shu Uemura, Mac… I only work with the most sought after international luxury and professional brands.

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Summer Glow for Sensitive Skins

Posted on: Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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Lately I had clients with extremely sensitive skin, not just the usual sensitive skin, that most Ladies like to claim for themselves, but the kind that actually has severe allergies, redness, dryness, eczema, dermatitis…you name it!
It always a challenge to find products that work for those skin types and while every skin is different and no one (not even a dermatologist) knows what works and what doesn’t it’s a real trial and error for those people.
Generally it’s a good idea to stay away from heavily fragranced products, strong essential oils (although all natural they are usually too potent for sensitive skin) and most very active ingredients.

A lifesaver a thermal water sprays and really basic products. One I have been counting on a lot is the Mineral Primer by Youngblood, which works a treat in nourishing, protecting and preparing the skin for makeup application.
A simple great quality product. As a staple in my kit, I was curious about trying more from this range and to see how these cruelty free, vegan and mineral products are holding up against the other Luxury and professional makeup brands, I usually use.
As a professional makeup artist, I never stick to a single brand, but rather choose and pick the best products of each luxury or professional brands.
Every brand has their strengths and weaknesses and so my kit included a huge variety of great international products from Chanel, over Nars, Hourglass, Laura Mercier, YSL, Urban Decay, Make Up Forever, Chantecaille, By Terry, Shu Uemura, to all natural cosmetics like Jane Irdale and Youngblood to suit all clients different needs and preferences that suit their skin and the occasion.

I created a wearable look for this time of year, when most girls have gotten a nice tan over the Summer months, but the wardrobe will change soon to deeper colours and evening looks will make their come back.
Late Summer is my favourite time of year, and I wish it would last forever. At least this makeup look will last and last and last, while being gentle and kind to your skin.
In fact the makeup products are pretty much perfect for humid weather and hot temperatures.

All products used were supplied by Youngblood and here is how to achieve the look:
SIMPLE STEPS!

SKIN:
Prime with Mineral Primer! Use a lightweight tinted moisturizer or just concealer where needed you want the skin to look as natural as possible
Highlighting bronzer in Mineral Radiance in “SUNDANCE” on the highest points of your face, apply with a big fluffy brush for natural finish
CHEEK: Add cream blush to Cheeks works best with fingers and gently pressed into the skin I used Luminous Creme Blush in Pink Cashmere.
EYES: Use rosegold, as base colour, pale pink as highlight and chocolate to define the eye all in the gorgeous quad “ETERNITY”, super easy to blend.
To add an unexpected edge to all the warm colours use a cool grey liquid liner from the inner corner starting fine and flicking outwards to, which lasts and lasts and lasts, all summer night long!
It’s softer than black yest gives definition and shape while being more natural looking than the usual black vintage flick.
Lips: Cranberry coloured creamy gorgeousness is the lipstick Kranberry which goes on like a lip balm but has lots of pigment for a real red lip look which transforms this summery beachy look into a cocktail time summer night style!
Finish the face for a flawless and lasting look with “Hi-Definition” Hydrating Mineral Powder, which has a cooling effect and is really perfect for hot summer evenings.

My skin loved all this products and didn’t make me break out or cause any reactions. However everyone is different, if you are sensitive Try Before You Buy.
I found the quality and texture of the products outstanding, they feel truly good on the skin and I would recommend them as natural addition to your makeup bag,
you can achieve professional results! Perfect for your day to day makeup.

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