Wedding season is in full swing there hasn’t been much time to catch a breath during this manic May. Running from one corner of the country to another, it has been a hectic month filled with some major highs, some busy times and tons of beauty inspiration, at every corner!
What have I been up to this month? I’m glad you asked!
This month, team KC caught the red carpet action at the MET Gala, feel free to take a look at our Instagram for the night’s coverage. I took part is a super fun Rapid Fire Q&A (see here) and we also caught some serious Bollywood style envy with a series of stars tying the knot in full Bolly-style!
And that’s just the fun stuff! When my schedule gets this jampacked, I find myself seeking comfort in tried and tested product, time-weathered tips and some old habits. My manic May newsletter is filled with just a few ounces of some of my favorite things…so, read on!
MY ROSE GOLD OBSESSION!
When Huda Beauty launched the Rose Gold Palette, hoping to create the ultimate eyeshadow palette, little did they know they would be giving me, my first true love!
The palette became a game-changer for the beauty industry and for me, it became my sidekick. I fell in love with its shades, taking me seamlessly from the professional to the powerhouse like “Woah”! As someone who hated ‘kindergarten glitter shadows’, Huda Kattan gave me creamy melted metals and metallics – a whole new world.
When the palette sold out worldwide, I plotted a digital campaign, a universal protest of the beauty obsessed and the makeup-mad “Bring Back The Rose Gold Palette!”.
Today – Huda Beauty launched the Rose Gold Remastered, put simply, its greatness with fine tuning! In celebration of this occasion, I want to revisit some of my favorites from the palette and the great times we shared!
1. ‘Black Truffle’- converts from black powder into a liquid liner!
2.’Suede’- converts to brow powder and/or soft contour!
3.’Shy’ – can convert into a lip stain with a little lip balm first
4. ‘Henna’ acts like a soft bronze cheek color too!
5. ‘Sandalwood’ – an excellent multi-wear colours for lids and cheeks!
6. ‘Bae’ – the perfect primer for oily lids!
HUMIDITY-PROOF BEAUTY TIPS
PRIMING IS ESSENTIAL
To prevent makeup from smudging and creasing it is important to prime your skin first. Nars’ Eye Primer has a lightweight formula which will stop your eyeshadow and liner from smearing. Before you apply the shadow, dot the primer on your lid to create a smooth canvas to help keep eye colours vivid and fresh all day long.
SMOKY EYE SECURITY
To achieve a pigmented, smoky eye look no further than the highly coveted Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks. These eyeshadow sticks come in several gorgeous colours and are extremely easy to apply. I love to use them when I’m travelling, as they glide on like silk and blend easily without flaking.
FLASHY LASHES FO’ DAYS
Need va-va-voom lashes? Benefit’s BAD Gal Waterproof Mascara performs amazingly – it’s intensely pigmented and stays put. The wand is instantly recognisable for its giant brush and it leaves lashes clump-free
LINED TO PERFECTION
When it comes to liner Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner has been a personal favourite for many years. I use it everywhere. On shoots, for the red carpet and even just to pop out to grab an iced latte. It’s a non-smearing, budge-proof formula that never tugs on the eyelid when you apply it. On days when I’m going for a fierce cat eye or just want slight definition, this liner will always have your back!
DEW, DON’T STEW
To stay shine-free, look to Make Up Forever Loose Powders, they are the go-to for makeup pros for good reason. Long-wearing, long-lasting and matte; these finely milled powders glide on beautifully and set make-up perfectly without creasing and caking. They are perfect for harsh climates as they are water-resistant and absorb oil. Dust a small amount lightly after foundation and concealer – a little goes a long way
REFRESH YOURSELF, NOT JUST YOUR INSTAGRAM FEED!
A good skin pick-me-up is the cult classic, Caudelíe Beauty Elixir, perhaps the most well-known beauty enhancing mist. If you’re sitting in the office for too long or if the desert heat is getting to you, spritz liberally on your face to feel instantly refreshed. This elixir promises to smooth away fine lines and immediately tightens your pores. Perfect for a woman on-the-go, it’s also a skin saver on long haul flights.
OH WOW BROWS
For strong brows that stay put, Benefit’s Goof Proof Pencil is a serious game changer. It doesn’t streak, applies beautifully and as the name suggests, is difficult to mess up. With a12-hour sweat/ waterproof formula, it was created with warmer climates in mind. Also, the super easy-to-apply pencil comes with a built-in spoolie-brush, designed to help you expertly shape and craft the perfect brow.
Until next time!