Beauty How To – GUESS Accessories Campaign

Beauty How To – GUESS Accessories Campaign

I am head-over-heels in love with the latest Guess Accessories campaign! The makeup is to-die-for and I can’t wait to try this look out, so I asked two of my favourite Durban based makeup artists, Candice Mac Nicol (@cands_mac) and Lisa Bailey (@LisaBaileyPout)  to give me their tips, tricks and product recommendations on how to get this glam old-Hollywood look! ON THE FACE Candice’s Tips Allow your natural skin and glow to shine through! The foundation is light and well-matched to the skin tone, allowing a natural glow. Using a wet cosmetic sponge, wet Beauty Blender or wet Stippling brush, apply a light to medium coverage liquid foundation on the face. Great products to use include MAC Face & Body or Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua. Apply concealer only where needed (under eyes, around base of nose, any red areas). This type of look requires a natural skin tone and the final look shouldn’t be too heavy or matte. Great products to use include Bobbi Brown concealer, Clinique eye concealer or Smashbox HD concealer. If you’d like, apply a highlighting concealer under the eyes like YSL Touche Eclat. Use a flat, synthetic brush and your ring finger. Contour & Highlight using a matte…

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Award winning beauty – Marie Claire annouces the best

Award winning beauty – Marie Claire annouces the best

Every year Marie Claire magazine announces it’s annual superstar beauty products at the prestigious Marie Claire Prix d’Excellence de la Beauté awards. This year’s contenders were tough cookies, but we’re glad to see that StyleScoop favoured brand, OptiPhi won the local hero category. We’re also big fans of Chanel lip products, so glad to see they nabbed an award too! Care category winner: Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector & Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus and UV Damage Corrector Both of these creams are aimed at creating flawless skin. One smoothes out wrinkles with the power to rival dermatological laser procedures and the other achieves even skin tone with the power of a leading prescription ingredient for hyperpigmentation. Other contenders in this category (in no particular order) included: La Prairie Cellular Radiance Concentrate Pure Gold Cream Decléor Aroma Night Beauty Cream – Regenerating Comfort Zone Range Make-up category Winner Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick in 05 Mademoiselle This colour was created to be flattering to all skin tones and complexions. Also, it boasts a creamy, hydrating and vibrant, long-lasting pigment Other contenders in this category (in no particular order) included: Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Mineral Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 Sensai Bronzing…

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Summer Lust Lists – Samantha Laura Kaye

Summer Lust Lists – Samantha Laura Kaye

We asked the gorgeous Cape Town based professional makeup artist, slash model, slash stylist and of course beauty blogger, Samantha Laura Kaye to tell us what’s on her Summer Lust List this year. Check it out… 1) Chanel Mat Lumiere Powder Compact My favourite find of 2010 this feather-light and oil free foundation which is powder based and delivers a flawless radiant finish. It absorbs oil and sweat on the hottest of summer days and contains light reflecting pigments which minimize flaws and fine lines, making skin appear healthy and flawless without being overly powdery. The compact makes for extremely convenient and stylish touch-ups and the coverage is build-able allowing for extra cover in the areas you need it most. It contains an SPF 10 (not enough, but any SPF is rare for a powder compact) and feels luxurious and velvety on the skin unlike other powder compacts which can leave the skin feeling dry and chalky. 2) An Aubade Bikini I fell in love with Aubade lingerie earlier this year and discovered their bikinis shortly afterwards. Whilst nothing beats nude tanning (nobody likes tan lines) every lady needs a bikini that looks amazing on her. Aubade is a french…

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Best Beauty Buys – Foundations and face makeup

Best Beauty Buys – Foundations and face makeup

In this week’s Best Beauty Buys feature, I introduce you to my favourite foundations, concealers, bronzers and blushers. Foundation is the most important part of your makeup, because cakey, plastered skin, no matter how gorgeous your eyes and lips, will stick out like a sore thumb.

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Elle’s Style in the City report-back – Yes, sweetie darling!

Elle’s Style in the City report-back  – Yes, sweetie darling!

Check out what our ELLE Style in the City competition winner, Danielle Pannack had to say about the event. Danielle won tickets by entering on StyleScoop.co.za and got the star treatment – right in the front row! As I make my way onto the red carpet into the searing heat, I see beautiful white billowing Bedouin tents and scores of people.  Fashion has that effect on people, we go into a frenzy for it and this type of show definitely brings all the fashionistas out of their wardrobe closets!

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Beauty Scoop: Top treatments to try

Beauty Scoop: Top treatments to try

Check out my top picks for squeeky clean skin this winter;

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Star Beauty – Skin Deep

Star Beauty – Skin Deep

With winter creeping up behind us, moisturiser should be your main concern.  Keep your skin’s health in check by feeding it with the correct nutrients it needs.  This weeks Star Beauty is all about rich moisturisers.

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Star Beauty Review – Eye Care

Star Beauty Review – Eye Care

Looking after the delicate skin around your eyes should be a priority in your daily skincare regime.  I recently tried out some fabulous products that make looking after your eyes simple,easy and effective…

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Star Beauty: Red Hot Love

Star Beauty: Red Hot Love

Show yourself some love this Valentines day with these red-hot, sizzling and sexy beauty products.  Be sure to check out the end of this article, for our expert tip on how to keep red lipstick lasting longer.

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Star Review: The best mascaras

Star Review: The best mascaras

The number of mascaras is overwhelming and it can be quite difficult when it comes to choosing your perfect one.  You get mascaras that condition, extend, thicken, darken, volumise, curl and more.  But the one you choose, depends ultimately, on what effect you’re after. I recently had the fabulous task of testing out 15 different mascaras, from various brands including Rimmel London, Clinique, Estee Lauder, Bobbi Brown, Benefit, Almay and Elizabeth Arden.  I tried them all out to bring you the ultimate mascara review.  I tested them based on their claim and my verdict after trying each one out… Here is what I found, be sure to scroll down to the end and click on my link for my top 5 choices from this review.

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Ed’s-Best: Mascara’s

Ed’s-Best: Mascara’s

After testing out 15 different types of mascara’s for my Star Beauty Review this week, I can safely say that all 15 products lived up to their claims.  However, there were five mascaras that I really made an impact, so I’m giving them my standing ovation, and naming them as my best-mascaras, each for different reasons.  So, here in no particular order of choice are my top 5 mascara must-haves

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Scrub, buff and exfoliator review

Scrub, buff and exfoliator review

It’s time to get down and get rid of the dirt on your face.  Check out these fabulous products I found to help you scrub, buff, exfoliate and clean up for silky smooth, sexy skin. 1.  Clinique Turnaround facial mask RP: R375.00 The Claim – Joining the renowned Clinique Turnaround franchise to help deliver brighter, more radiant skin is the new Clinique Turnaround instant facial. It works to improve the overall quality of skin by diminishing dullness and flaking, minimizing fine lines and improving skin tone. My Verdict – I’m a huge fan of products that can multi task, that’s why I love the new formula Turnaround mask from Clinique.  It’s just like a mini, five-minute facial in a tube.  The pampering mask leaves my skin feeling smoother, while the exfoliating treatment helps remove dead skin cells for a more glowing complexion. The Clinique Turnaround Facial Mask launched nationwide in January 2009. 2.  Bobbi Brown Buffing Grains for Face The Claim – A true skincare innovation. These luxurious grains can be mixed with any Bobbi Brown cleanser or water to create a fully customized, gentle exfoliator for the face. Comes in a glass bottle with pour top for easy use.…

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