Healthy skin from within

We’ve all heard the famous saying “You are what you eat.” A healthy lifestyle and diet doesn’t just lead to a good body, it also shows in your glowing skin – a must for your wedding day! The skin is the largest organ of the human ...

Makeup commandments for your skin type

We’ve all committed makeup sins in the past. Wearing the wrong foundation, applying too much lipstick or forgetting to blend your neck with the rest of your face. But if there’s one makeup commandment that many women still break, it’s ...

I dream of Indian wedding makeup

Elaborate jewellery, colourful dresses and vibrant dances. Indian weddings, just like a Bollywood fantasy, are certainly not understated occasions! Unlike their Western counterparts, Indian weddings are usually a week-long and lavish affair, ...

The dawn of dusk: makeup for darker skin

From the catwalk to magazine covers to Hollywood films, dark-skinned beauties have come of age – a very welcome change from the predominantly Caucasian image of beauty. Gorgeous celebs like Beyonce, Iman, Sophia Vergara and Eva Longoria ...

1930s makeup: the Hollywood factor

Greta Garbo, Mae West, Claudette Colbert, Jean Harlow, Marlene Dietrich. The beautiful faces that graced Hollywood in the 1930s can give us an insight into the dominant makeup look of that era. The severe, dramatic look of the 1920s Prohibition ...

Pre-wedding makeup: get prepped

Just like priming a canvas before painting, your skin should be prepped before the big day. It’s never too early to get into a good skincare bridal routine. One of my best friends started her skin and diet prep almost a year before her wedding! ...

How to get Kate Moss’ wedding day glow

I admit I was rather surprised, positively, with Kate Moss’ wedding makeup look. Departing from her trademark, rock star-inspired smoky kohl-rimmed eyes and red lipstick, the supermodel opted instead for a minimal, barely-there makeup look for ...

Wedding makeup: foundation base basics

When I was younger, I was guilty of hoarding unused foundation. An old drawer held proof of my trial-and-error teenage years, formulas that were either too light that made me look pasty, or too dark that made me look like I stuck my face – ...

YouTube makeup pros

There are two things I simply cannot live without: my tube of Chanel Rouge Allure lipstick and YouTube. Like wearing red lipstick everyday, I have made it a regular habit to check out my favourite makeup vloggers online for the latest products, ...

Flattering 1920s flapper makeup

Thanks to movies and shows like Great Gatsby and Downton Abbey, the 1920s flapper style is getting a worldwide revival. Even before they put flappers back in the spotlight, I was always a fan of this look – I think of it as an adverse reaction ...
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