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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

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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!

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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.

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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 🙂

Tom Ford: The Collection

When I think of the most amazing of amazing makeup the first name that pops into my head is Tom Ford. When Mr Ford does something he does it right. From the foundations to the contour products, it’s hard not to fall in love with the entire collection. Since my last post on the lips and boys collection I’ve been getting a lot of emails about the rest of the collection so I decided to fill you all in.

Tom Ford believes if you’re going to create something, why settle for second best? And this definately shines through in his collection. I have yet to try something that’s disappoints me.

Let’s begin with lips. His lipsticks are rich in colour and the texture is so creamy it’s no wonder they’ve won so many awards! They glide on beautifully and don’t dry out your lips. The most famous shade, Casablanca, is a must have! Another favourite is Bruised Plum. Use it to achieve that burgandy lip trend that is so hot right now!

All his foundations are serum based which means they treat the skin as you use them. The stick foundation is buidable from sheer to full coverage and can be used as a concealer as well. The new traceless perfecting foundation has an spf, is longwearing, hydrating and humidity resistant. It diminishes the appearance of pores and it’s state of the art formulation includes a complex to help diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

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His blushes are pigmented perfectly and the spherical pearls and rich emolients in the formulation makes them glide onto the skin like a cream. This allows you to apply blush with absolute ease and achieve a luminous finish. Ravish is an all time favourite!!

The eyeshadow pallettes blend like a dream. They are formulated with enhanced colour processes which ensures the colour pigment shows true and provides oustanding adhesion which will minimize blending time. Keep an eye out for the limited edition ones as they are usually must haves. I’ve recently added his cream eyeshadows to my collection and love using them as a base. They don’t dry the lid out the way other cream shadows sometimes do. I’m also loving the coloured mascaras. The new teal mascara is a trend that I love working with. Match this with the uniquely designed eyebrow pencil for a completed look.

If you’re looking to buy a brush set worth dieing for the Tom Ford brush collection is the way to go. Although insanely pricey it’s worth every penny. Good brushes are so important! I will be doing an entire post on that soon.

For all you boys out there don’t feel left out. Tom ford has not forgotten you. He has a conplete men’s range from cleansers to beard oils that are worth looking into to. I was most excited about his 3 shade correct/conceal sticks for men. Many men are troubled by dark under eye circles and this is for you. Using an amazing dry-invisible technology, this concealer will hide ur dark circles without a hint that you’re wearing any makeup. You won’t need to wear anything else. It dries invisible and blends into the skin without a trace. You can also apply it to any marks for extra coverage.

The quality of the Tom Ford Makeup range is most definitely in a league of it’s own. The full range is available at Bloomingdales in Dubai and I’ve recently heard that the balance of the range will be joining the lipsticks and delectable fragrances in South Africa soon. I am super excited for you to finally be able to get your hands on it. You won’t regret it!!

Love Raeesah 🙂

Gucci Makeup Cleanser

Applying makeup can be fun and exciting but don’t forget that removing all your makeup each day is even more important. It is imperitive that you allow your skin time to breathe. For this reason a good makeup remover is of outmost importance!!

A few months ago I did a post on Instagram on the Gucci makeup remover! I have not changed my mind that to date it’s the best remover I’ve tried!! I can not stress this enough. It is amaazinnggg!! I know the worst part for me each evening is getting off the awful eyeliner and mascara. This Gucci remover does it is one or two swipes!! There’s no need for unnecessary tugging or pulling at your eyes and its cuts down makeup removal time to a fraction!!

This has become a staple in my life and I highly recommend you try it as well. The downside is the slightly high price tag but if you have extra to splurge this baby is worth it!

Try it out and let me know what you think

Lotsa love

Raeesah
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Nars Creamy Concealer

Those of you who’ve attended my workshop will know that the Nars creamy concealer is my Holy Grail of concealers. Its luxuriously creamy texture and luminous finish makes it perfect for highlighting. If you’re a youtube junky I’m sure you’ve heard tons of praise about this little bottle of wonder. I’m here to tell you it’s all true.

The packaging is sleek and the flat ended wand allows you apply the concealer directly to your face with ease. It is highly pigmented so a little goes a long way. It also comes in an amazing 10 colours so you’re sure to find an appropriate match.

Enriched with hydrating, multi action skincare benefits and light diffusing technology, it creates a softer, smoother complexion while instantly obscuring imperfections and diminishing fine lines and signs if fatigue. Not only does it blend wondrously, it also contains potent ingredients that work to repair imperfections while it hides them.

What more could we want?? If you’re a fan of highlighting and contouring or you just want to get your hands on an amazing concealer and dont mind paying a little extra Nars is the way to go. Try it out and let me know your thoughts.

Lots of love

Raeesah

Easter Workshops

We’ve  had such a fun filled two weeks with our level 1 makeup masterclasses!! It was such a pleasure meeting all you wonderful girls and watching you transform yourself!!

The best thing about doing these workshops is loving what I do. Each day is like a girls day out, ladies arrive bright and early @ 9am, and after a little coffee we start our day. The workshop this easter was for beginners, covering the basics and perfecting the most popular looks out there. The ladies are very eager to try the new products and we spend good time testing products etc. I am going to put up some testimonials soon from all my lovely starlets. Please check my instagram.

I love seeing the look of amazement on a person’s face once they finally get to hide those bothersome dark circles or watch their face light up as they contour their way to that perfect cheekbone.

We were lucky to have the talented @rsrcreations cater for us and her food was amazing. Anyone who attended will tell you that her lunch was nothing short of perfect!

I really apologise that I could not fit in more classes. I felt so sad to have to turn so many of you down. I promise to try and return from Dubai as soon as I can for  a new set of classes.

Look forward to seeing you there.

Keep having fun with your makeup.

#workshopmadness

Mwahh!! Raeesah

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