Hold the Glamour

I am a full-figure model and working mother. I am a wife, a sister, a daughter, a friend. I am a Leo. I am a first-generation Aussie and mother to two amazing little native New Yorkers. I believe that fashion is important—but so is real life. I believe that all women are beautiful and strong. I believe in working hard and loving harder. I believe in eating delicious food and drink with close friends, in breathing deep the air of new places, in laughing until you cry. I believe that when our bodies and minds are healthy and balanced, anything is possible.

Tag: make-up

What is the best eye make-up remover?

After an exciting editorial shoot today in Sydney (more to come about that when I’m allowed to discuss it), I flew to Melbourne to start shooting for a new client. Beautiful day, beautiful weather in both cities and states.

I removed my make-up before leaving the Alexandria studio and used the best eye make-up remover I’ve ever applied to my face with round cotton pads.

I’m all about natural and organic in life however, some shoots I have more eyeliner, eyeshadow and mascara on and around my eyes to sink a ship. Sometimes I need to call in a big gun like Dior.

Dior Instant Eye Makeup Remover

Dior Instant Eye Makeup Remover

Dior’s Instant Eye Makeup Remover is gentle, instant and not too greasy. It removed my make-up so easily and quickly — I simply had to share it with you if you’re not already familiar with the product.

Have you used Dior’s make-up remover before?

What’s your favourite and why?

Is there a ‘natural’ alternative you can recommend?

L.

xoxo

Sue Devitt Eye Intensifier Pencil

I have a wonderful product I’d love to share with you if I haven’t already — Sue Devitt’s Eye Intensifier Pencil. It comes in an array of colours and over the years I have gone mad for most of them.

http://www.amazon.com/Sue-Devitt-Intensifier-Bangalore-1-6-Gram/dp/B000U070U8

A lovely make-up artist in Chicago first put me onto the eye pencil years ago and I haven’t looked back since. It gives a good eyelid line whilst being forgiving of time, experience and effort. How easy right?

Some of my personal favourite hues include Gold Reef, Kenya, Surat, Tanzania, Zaire and Pointe-Noire. Who am I kidding? I wear one of these fabulous shades most days I’m not working, that is, when I’m being me. Otherwise, I go without a scrap of make-up entirely and let my skin breathe and be free of it all.

For an instant pick-me-up, I wear one of Sue’s Eye Intensifier Pencils over the bottom of my eyelid (close to my eyelashes), my favourite mascara at the time and some colour/gloss on my lips. This is my personal signature look.

What is your signature look?

Do you ever change it up?

If so, how?

Is there a product on the market you go nuts over?

Mascara madness

You might know me well enough by now to know that I LOVE a great mascara. It opens up and frames your eye beautifully and every women should invest in a great eyelash curler and mascara. That is my humble opinion.

Well, I found myself a new one today. Whilst on a shoot, the hair & make-up artist pulled out a brand new mascara and I loved it! It’s by Maybelline New York and it’s called “The Falsies Volum’ Express”. It’s a purple/magenta colour with light blue writing on it. Please see the link below for more details. It’s not new to Maybelline however, it was new to me. It gives good lash.

http://www.maybelline.com/Products/Eye-Makeup/Mascara/Volum-Express-The-Falsies-Washable-Mascara.aspx

What mascara do you love?

Are you loyal to any brand and if so, why?

What in your opinion makes a good mascara?