Tag: Cargo

22nd October 2013

Top Five Favourite Blushers

Since I had my colour-draping back in June, I’ve been looking to replace my not-quite-right golden coral blushes with something a little cooler and pinker. For a long time, I never wore blusher at all, fearing I’d look like a clown, or Aunt Sally or something, but I realise these days that my makeup simply isn’t complete without blusher, and finding the right shade is […]

19th April 2010

Highlighters that double as blushers

When I was featuring (some of) my highlighter stash recently, I mentioned that I owned a few that doubled up as blushers, and I thought I’d show you those too. If you’ve followed my makeovers in any great detail, then at least one of these will be very familiar to you! This is my Physician’s Formula Shimmer Strips in Natural Glow which I won in […]

21st March 2010

Mini Makeover – Ruth

Yes, it’s a mini-makeover again this week, mainly because I AM the world’s worst photographer, and I owe Ruth a massive apology as a result. Anyhoo, on with the “show”, as they say!  Please meet Ruth: Ruth is someone I’ve known virtually for longer than I care to remember, but up until her makeover we’d never actually met in the flesh!  Ruth runs Love it […]

7th February 2010

Makeover: Rebecca

I recently put out a call on my blog for volunteers for makeovers, and the lovely Rebecca from Le Salon de Beaute had volunteered almost before I’d finished writing the post!  Take a look at her blog if you get a chance, it’s a lovely one, and I’m a big fan. Anyway, this is Rebecca refusing to give me her best “Prisoner Cell Block H” […]

10th January 2010

Makeover: Helen

Ah … back in the makeover swing of things after the Christmas break, it’s nice to have them back! Please welcome Helen, here she is giving it her best “Prisoner Cell Block H” pose: Helen wanted a very simple, daytime look that she could easily replicate herself, that would make her look more “polished”.  We picked some nice, neutral shades to suit her skin-tone, and […]

25th December 2009

Smokey Eyes – How I do it

Lots of pictures here, and not too many words, merry Christmas everyone!   Applying a colour wash – Mac Dovefeather Defining the crease – Laura Mercier Twilight Powder Lining – Laura Mercier Twilight Lining the lower waterline – Laura Mercier Twilight (considering botox, priceless) Applying Mascara – Lancome Hypnose Drama Deciding I need liquid liner – Make Up Forever purple Applying blusher – Cargo Plant […]

20th December 2009

Makeover: Kerry

After a bit of last minute confusion with one of my other volunteers, the lovely Kerry stepped in to have a makeover, and I’m glad she did, as this is one of my favourites! Meet Kerry: Kerry is really very pretty already, with enormous green eyes.  Sometimes Kerry thinks she looks a bit young (never an issue as far as I’m concerned!) so was looking […]

13th December 2009

Makeover: Jane C

Another Sunday, and another makeover (or two) today!  Please meet Jane: Jane’s great, and I think she’s one of the most naturally gorgeous people I’ve ever met, so having her volunteer for a makeover was a lovely surprise!  Jane was interested in finding out a simple look suitable for daytime, and trying out a more dramatic look too.  Here’s what we came up with – […]

6th December 2009

Makeover: Mel

It Sunday Makeover time, and this week I was delighted to welcome along Mel: Mel’s a schoolteacher, and was looking for a simple and easy day time look that suits her colouring.  Mel actually owns a bit of very lovely makeup, but doesn’t use it very often, so I was hoping to show her how to get the most of some of the things she […]

10th November 2009

Face of the fortnight – as promised!

Sorry about the extreme close up nature of these pics, I’m in the middle of a major hair crisis!  A really major hair crisis … But this is how my Maybelline/Bobbi Brown makeup looks when it’s put together.  I’ve been trialling Lancome Teint Idole, and Clarins Wonder Perfect mascara in this pic too, so expect a post on those later on in the week … […]

20th October 2009

Organic Wednesday – Makeover Special!

So, something a little different this week.  As promised, every Wednesday I’ll be seeking out and reviewing organic beauty goodies, but this week I’m bringing you a makeover first, and a full review later. I’ve heard a fair bit about Plant Love over the last few weeks, and when Puresha offered to send me some of their range of cosmetics to try in a makeover, […]