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I've never really been into the whole Kim.K extreme contour thing. Its all just a little too much for me... but then isn't that the great thing about makeup? That we can all choose to wear as much or as little (or even none!!) as we want? It's only makeup and frankly I'm really tired of all the makeup bashing going around. If it makes YOU feel good then that really is all that matters!
If you are doing bridal work or just want your own makeup to last more than 5 minutes then you definitely DO need to use primers. Every company seems to have one on the market but, from my own experience, they don’t all do what they should do, improve the texture of the skin and help makeup last longer.
I know what you're thinking. It's bloody freezing so why am I doing a sunscreen product review??
Anything that will make my clients eye makeup last through tears is a winner in my book and Iridis Cosmetics Eye Primer is most definitely a winner!
Not too long ago the terms 'cruelty free' and 'luxury makeup products' were not synonymous. "Cruelty free" equaled hippies in tie dye with homemade, hand-mixed mineral foundations and berry stained lips. And while personally I am very fond of my tie dyed makeup maker sisters, the truth is that those products were just not that suitable for professional use. Sure, for everyday use, natural mineral makeup is a great option but it just didn't stand up to professional use when a client is paying good money to have a product that will last an entire day through tears and sweat.
So what is airbrush makeup and what is all the fuss about? Is it really better than a liquid or cream foundation? Does it last longer? Will it cover all my spots without looking caked on?
For anyone new to airbrushing the questions are ongoing so I want to give you a little lowdown on the subject to help you decide if this technique is right for you.
So what is airbrushing? Ok so basically it is simply spraying makeup on to the skin. Technically a small air compressor uses gentle air pressure to push the super fine liquid makeup through the nozzle of the 'gun'. The result is a super fine mist of makeup that can be as sheer or full coverage as you want. The makeup itself is super highly pigmented (has lots and lots of colour) which means you don't need a thick layer to get great coverage. Awesome right? No more heavy cakey foundations!! Generally the application process is super quick and with the right skin prep it will hold up while you bawl your way through your vows (speaking from experience!)
But is airbrushing better? Now that depends on who you talk to. Really airbrushing is simply a technique just as applying foundation with your fingers is a technique or with a brush is a technique or with a sponge is another technique. And every artist has their own preferred technique. One they have mastered by doing it over and over again for years! So here's the truth....it's not the technique that's better...it's the artist and their product. Boom!! There I said it!!
Photographer Melissa Findley
Stylist - Charley Greenfield
Featuring Natascha Elisa
Hair & makeup - Pippa @themakeupchair
Ok so this video is not new but somehow I missed it first time around so thought I would share incase you missed it too.
Ending Animal Testing in the cosmetic industry is something we at TMC are rather passionate about. It is simply not necessary to test mascara on bunnies and mice for us to know that it is safe to use it ourselves.
The ABC's The Checkout put together this tongue in cheek segment about how the cosmetic companies are trying to keep us all in the dark. If you thought your favourite companies were cruelty free then you really need to watch this.
As always we at TMC will continue to try to source and use only cruelty free brands. But unfortunatly sometimes this line is a little blurry. Some of our favourites are OCC, Urban Decay, Yaby, Shanghai Suzi, Graftobian, Lime Crime and Paul Mitchell. While most of these are not your common department store or pharmacy brands, they are readily available online. Let us know what your favourite brands cruelty free are.