Louboutin Charme

My twist on Louboutin Charme

So that a women can wear it as a piece of jewelry, to adorn her lips and adorn herself – Christian Louboutin

Is it a Charme? Is it a Lipstick? It’s both!! And phenomenally amazing at that! I don’t know how he does it but Christian Louboutin has created a lipstick on another level. The texture is the the most nourishing and rich I’ve ever tried! It’s long lasting, comes in an array of colours and it doesn’t hurt that the packaging is most beautiful and creative to date! The metal body of the lipstick was designed to rest comfortably in your hand, allowing for a controlled and graceful application. And it gets better!

Initially created as a charm to be worn around your neck, I’ve decided to add my own twist to these beautiful golden gems and use them as a Charme on my bags!!! Every bag needs a charm to add a finishing touch. The Louboutin Charme will rock any bag you add it to, from your Loubis to your Louis. As an added bonus, it makes for convenient lipstick application as you no longer need to go digging through your bag for a quick touch up.


Thanks to the help of the amazing team at level shoe district in Dubai I came home with a load of products, swatches and knowledge! We all deserve a touch of luxury to our lips. I’ve added some swatches to help you decide on your ideal colour!

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I also purchased one of the lip liners. The lip liner automatically sharpens on opening and closing of the cap! The concept behind how it works, is genius!! You only need to buy one, in a colour that matches your skin tone. The liner is designed to enhance the natural contour of the lip and not compete with the lip colour. This means you can wear it with any lip colour and it will save you a fortune as you won’t need individual liners to match your lipsticks.

Christian Louboutin never ceases to amaze! The incredible thought that goes into each item he creates results in the most unique treasures!

They’re avaiable at Sephora in the states, the level shoe district in dubai and @laboutiquedemaquillage in South Africa.

Hope you find your perfect pout!

Lotsa love


Charlotte Tilbury

I’ve been using this range for just over a year now and I find myself always heading back to their gorgeous counter in selfridges when I visit London. This uk brand does not dissappoint and I would put some of her products right up their with my much loved Tom Fords!! Here is a quick overview of her most popular products.

My favourite item in her brand are the eyeshadow quads. The texture is luxurious, easily blendable and the pop of glitter to transform your look from day to night is my favourite part. As many of you are aware I’ve been attending many makeup masterclasses recently and was very excited to see how fond celebrity makeup artists are of these little eyeshadow quads as well. Used alone or mixed with any of your other pallettes these eyeshadows will produce a gorgeous look.  My top 3 shades are the Dolce Vita, Vintage Vamp and Golden Goddess. She also labels each colour (1 . Prime 2. Enhance 3.Smoke 4. Pop) so even beginners can navigate easily through each pallette.

Another item that I’m fond of is the filmstar bronze and glow. The lighter side is perfection and adds a beautiful, subtle glow to your look. The darker shade is slightly too shimmery to be a contour but makes a gorgeous bronzer!

The foundations are very similar to the chanel aqua vitalumiere but slightly more coverage. I still prefer my dior star, tom ford, hourglass, ellisfaas and chanel to these.

For those of you who avoid lip liners because you feel that it dries your lips out you will love the velvety texture of her lip cheats!

Her rock and kohl liners are waterproof, creamy and long lasting. They don’t smudge as easily as most other pencils. The nude is ideal to give you an instantly more awake look!

The glosses have a thicker texture which makes them a little longer lasting than normal glosses. The matte revolution lipsticks have recently won a cosmo beautylab award! The colour range is worth a look at!

The blushes have a very luxurious texture due the finely milled powder they’re made of. They are definately a favourite! Each one also comes with two colours, an outer colour, the swish and a brighter center, the pop.This is such a fun way to apply blusher!

If you are a newbie to the range I recommend you begin with the eyeshadows!! They are awesome!!

Lotsa Love


Louboutin Lips

From the man who brought us red soles, now we have a lipstick on the horizon.
During 2014 Mr Louboutin wanted to give back to the beauty industry what he had borrowed to make his delightful shoe range, the red color on the soles of his shoes.
We fell in love with nail polish range just as quick as we fell for the shoes, now it seems that the beauty range is expanding. A lipstick would be the perfect fit for Louboutin following his nail polish. The lipstick is a wearable piece of makeup it doubles as a ring or a pendant, and is destined to be an iconic red lipstick.
A few lucky souls have got their hands on it so far, we will have to wait to get our hands on the rest of the 38 shades of the Louboutin lip collection . Expected date of debut end of September 2015, Approximate pricing about $90… Cant wait!

Love Raeesah


Makeupforever Aqua Experience

Makeup forever products have been a staple in my kit for a long time and are growing more popular with each workshop.

I have always been a fan of the MUF eye shadows because of their brilliant quality, pigment intensity and the ease with which they blend! The new range of bronzers have also made it to my popularly used draw and the mattifying primer is a savior for oily skin.

I was recently invited to the Aqua event at the Armani Hotel in Dubai. I spent a lovely afternoon playing around with the full Aqua range and thought I’d share my views on my favorite parts.

The Aqua range is a collection of creams, eye liners, lip liners, lip stains, mascaras and aquamatic pens that are waterproof and super long lasting. The great thing about the range is that even though they are waterproof, they are not drying on the skin and still go on looking silky!


The Aqua range has something for everyone. Exciting bold colors for daring looks as well as the more nuetral shades for your classy looks.

The creams pots are amazing. They go on smooth and blend easily. Remember to blend quickly after you place them because once they dry they won’t budge!! You can use them on the eyes, lips and cheeks so the product is good value for money too. It’s a handy item for makeup artists to have on hand. One pot of the fushia cream in your kit can be multi tasked as a blush, lipstick and eyeshadow base.

I was very impressed with the exciting colours and finishes of the liquid liners too! You can create any look you can think of with these and they’re especially fun for those double or triple lines. I tried the gold metallic one above my black liner and the finished look was so catwalk I went and bought the colour immediately.

The lip stains and liners are long lasting and the colour range is extensive. There is something for everyone. I love how the numbers correlate so it’s easy to match colours. They also aren’t as drying as some of the other brands out there.

The new aquamatic range is super convenient for on the go makeup. It is easy to apply straight from the pen and is small enough to pop into your bag when you’re on the move. It’s comes in a variety of colours, cobalt blue being my weakness at the moment.


Overall the range does not disappoint. The colour range is extensive, the texture of the products are creamy and most importantly it’s long lasting. Don’t forget, as with any waterproof makeup, you will need an oil based makeup cleanser to remove it. Also allow for a longer time to remove waterproof makeup as the task is slightly tougher as than normal makeup. The range is amazing for makeup artists who want their makeup to be long lasting and rich in colour as well as for people living in super humid conditions like Dubai where your makeup tends to melt by the minute.

The makeupforever team has so graciously sponsored me with the full aquamatic range. I can’t wait to try out fun looks with them and look forward to our guests trying them out at the upcoming classes! I am also eagerly awaiting the launch of the new ultra HD foundation. The regular HD one is so impressive I can’t begin to imagine the possibilities for the new one!!

Makeup forever is currently available online, at sephora and also at their stand alone store at Dubai mall. A portion of the range can be found at metropolitan in Sandton with the full range promising to hit South African shores soon.

Lotsa Love Raeesah 🙂