TOTD: Skin

For glowing skin, mix MAC Golden Bronze Loose Irridescent Powder with MAC Face & Body in your correct shade for the perfect model skin. Don't forget you can use it on every inch of your skin for celebrity looking arms & legs all day long.


Kiss and Makeup (KAMU) Loves is a new segment of the blog which highlights products that I adore, new or old, that need to be shared with the masses.

Chanel Les Vernis in Peridot £17.50 

The perfect mix of teal and gold metallics to take your nails straight into AW/11 with ease. 


From New York to London to Milan to Paris... September was a huge month for fashion with many past-trends emerging from history, straight into the hands of the make-up experts backstage, at the world's biggest shows. Summer is bigger and brighter than ever next season and the trend translation's are here for you to adorn and embrace... way ahead of the rest.

Renowned for it's chic-cool esthetique and forever classic style, the make-up seen on the catwalks at NYFW this season, payed homage to the city's famed un-done but polished personality. It's all about low-maintanance beauty, with high-glamour results, achieved with minimal effort, typical of the trendy New Yorker girl. Think sophisticated nudes in ambers, peaches and warm yellows & earthy browns, blues, greys and beyond to create a luxe look tailored with a New Yorker resiliance.

MICRO TREND: 60's liner & lip's รก la Sophia Loren but with a modern edge which takes the iconic look straight into 2012. Think winged liner, but not just on the lash line, joined into the crease of the eye too for extra-drama.

Apricot coloured cheeks, naked eyes avec mascara, natural pink stained lips
Marc by Marc Jacobs S/S 2012

Buttery yellow eyes, contoured cheeks, straight heavily filled in brows and a neutral lip-balmed lip
Derek Lam S/S 2012 

Glossy bronze polished skin, highlighted eyes, full straight heavy brows, cheeks defined with earthy red tone blush, lip balm on lip. 
DKNY S/S 2012

Polished skin, earthy toned muted brown on eyes... slightly disheveled, expertly round arched brows, contoured cheeks with peach-toned blush on top and nude lips
Thakoon S/S 2012

Innocently poised skin with freckles applied using brown liner pencils, pink blush in a circle on apples of cheeks, winged out 60's liner and full lashes, heavily filled straight brows, nude pink lip
Jeremy Scott S/S 2012

Amazingly arched brows, modern 60's style liner and pale neutral shade on the eye to play on the classic make-up look, lightly flushed cheeks and pale pink lip
The Blonds S/S 2012

Perfectly matte skin, groomed but un-done brows, highlight on inner of eyes, naked cheeks, vibrant red toned orange on lips
Jason Wu S/S 2012

Stay tuned for the next TREND REPORT which will see the best of the best make-up trends from the LONDON S/S 2012 shows. 


For a really quick smokey eye in minutes, use a soft kohl pencil like Rimmel soft kohl kajal pencil and draw it all over the lid up to the crease (doesn't have to be neatly drawn). Then, take a blending brush like the MAC #226 and buff & blend the colour all over the eye. Finally line the eye on the lower lashes and further blend with the MAC #219 pencil brush for a true smokey eye in minutes, with minimal effort.

XTRA TIP: To keep the look really modern and fresh for this seasons boy-meets-tough-girl make-up trend, finish the skin with something light like a tinted moisturiser from Becca (or just conceal in area's needed to even out skin tone) and cover the lips lightly with Clinique Chubby Stick in #2 Whole lotta honey.