From the studio

From the studio

Believe it or not, this beautiful sketch was drawn on a person’s back. As part of our Professional Course, the students were taught Body Painting yesterday. The best canvas is the human body, wouldn’t you agree?

Three products for summer dew

Dewy cheeks, radiant skin and sun kissed face are one of the most natural looks to sport this summer. Here are our best buys to achieve this look without any fuss.

 Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser Illuminating

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This is a life-saving product. The moisturiser glides on to the skin, without any caky-ness. The products have minute iridescent particles that hit the light and provide a beautiful glow. This one is perfect for summer as it contains SPF 20. With the slight use of Laura Mercier’s Translucent Setting Powder on your T-Zone, the look can be perfected for eveningwear as well.

Benefit Fine One One Blush

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This blush has such gorgeous pigments to create the perfect rosy look for day or a night out. It gradients in three colours; pink champagne, sheer watermelon and soft coral creating the perfect three-dimensional blusher effect. To top of the perfect skin for this summer, check out the next one!

Guerlain’s Terracotta 4 season’s bronzer

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The four shades of bronze ensure that you don’t get an awful orange cheekbone. This bronzer is perfect for some serious contouring, but works well to create a sun kissed look. Apply a light handed application on your forehead, chin, hollow of your cheeks and nose with a stippling brush for a well blended look.

Disclaimer: Any third party does not sponsor this review; all products are bought and tested. 

Secret to super shiny hair

Hair Mask

If you go out and buy many products only to find them not worth the hype or price, here is a cheap and easy way to have super shiny hair. This hair mask is appropriate for oily, normal and dry hair as it is moisturizing and sheen inducing.

Ingredients (measurements can vary on length of the hair)

  • 3-4 tsp. of fresh plain yogurt
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 tsp. honey

Blend all the above ingredients to a smooth paste. Take medium sections from your hair and apply from root to tip. Keep the hair mask for 40-50 minutes followed by shampooing possibly with a sulphate-free shampoo. No need to condition again afterwards.

Pro Tip: While shampooing try using a lukewarm to cold water. As washing your hair in hot water can be damaging to the roots and scalp.

 

 

Kendall Jenner Look – Drugstore Dupes

 

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While we believe in the philosophy of buying high quality products to minimise skin damage, we also understand, on the other end of that argument is affordability. Worry not; here is our guide to looking front cover hot with these drugstore dupes for Kendall’s look.

Pro Tip: Always invest in a high-end primer. Primers act as a barrier between your skin and your makeup. Even if your makeup is not of the best quality, it will not infiltrate the skin with impurities causing breakouts or other concerns.

Try

  • Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer
  • Laura Mercier Foundation Primer

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  1. Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation (available in 6 shades)
  2. L’oreal Paris Translucide Naturally Luminous Loose Powder
  3. Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer
  4. Maybelline Pure Blush Mineral ‘Quartz Peach’
  5. NYX 01 ‘Sunrise in Bali Bronzer Shade
  6. Tiki So Baked Bronzer by Hard Candy
  7. Maybelline EyeStudio Color Tattoo 24Hr Eyeshadow, Audacious Asphalt
  8. Maybelline EyeStudio Color Tattoo 24Hr Eyeshadow, Bold Gold
  9. Maxfactor 2000 Calories Dramatic Volume in Rich Black
  10. AVON SuperShock Eyeliner Pencil in Black
  11. Rimmel London Professional Eyebrow Pencil
  12. L’oreal Colour Riche Lipstick in Fairest Nude

Get that look- Kendall Jenner

Blog kendall Kate Goodwin, the Founder and CEO of Illumin8 Media Makeup Studio had a blast on her recent trip to LA for a shoot with Harpers Bazaar Arabia. She got to work with the bubbly and cute Kendall Jenner and a fabulous team. Here she explains about the pigments and products she chose to create Kendall’s look for the thematic monochrome shoot.

KG “Kendall is only 17 so she has beautiful young skin with hardly any spots or pigmentation. I love when I get to work on fresh faces as you don’t need to use a lot of make up which is very cam-friendly. As a make-up artist, it is important to use products sparingly to create a mod-chic look. In Kendall’s case, we wanted to make her look mature and more sophisticated so I chose a more sultry look, enhancing her eyes with a clean base and spring-time contour.”

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  1. Laura Mercier Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer Bare Radiance
  2. Laura Mercier Mineral Finishing Powder
  3. Tom Ford Cheek Color in Love Lust
  4. Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Compact – Pink Quartz
  5. Giorgio Armani High Precision Re-Touch Concealer
  6. Guerlain Terracotta 4 Seasons Bronzing Powder
  7. MAC Clear eyebrow gel
  8. Chanel Illusion D’ombre in 817 Apparence
  9. Chanel Illusion D’ombre in 85 Mirifique
  10. MAC – Fluidline Eye-Liner Gel in Blacktrack
  11. Laura Mercier Eyebrow pencil in Brunette
  12. DiorShow Iconic Overcurl Mascara in 090
  13. Dolce & Gabbana Classic Cream Lipstick in Nude
  14. Dolce & Gabbana Precision Liner in Warm

Learn about the drugstore dupes for this look here