Foundation is generally the first makeup product we apply, and acts as a base for all of the other products we use to create the perfect look. It is important that you use the correct tools, and the finger tips are definitely the wrong way to apply foundation. Using our finger tips can introduce bacteria on to our skin and gives a streaky uneven finish.
To help our lovely femme fatale ladies out with which tool is best, we decided to put some information together about the best foundation applying tools.
The flat foundation brush is usually made of synthetic fibres and has a slightly rounded, flat tip. This is best used in a circular motion, starting with sculpting from the cheeks and moving up to the hairline. This brush glides beautifully over your skin allowing you to blend liquid foundation easily, creating a flawless look.
Look and feel fabulous!
The femme fatale ladies
Raven Rose is an elegant and incredibly beautiful lady, who joined both Shelley and Chantal at the White Room studio for a boudoir fun day. Unfortunately, we didn't get much time to photograph and work with her, as the other photographers didn't want to stop photographing her....can you blame them?
Raven Rose's stunning make-up was done by Monique, one of our talented in-house Hair and Make-up Artists. Monique created a fairy tale look and feel for this fabulous lady, which matched perfectly with the soft and sensual setting. The set was enhanced by the vintage corset and mirror (supplied by us at femme fatale), while the make-up gave a romantic and magical feel to the shoot...and Raven Rose looked just like the beauty from the fairy tale - Snow White.
Here is a selection of the gorgeous and glamorous images from Raven Rose's shoot...A thank you must go to the sexy Raven Rose for allowing us to share her beautiful images. We look forward to working with her again!
Shelley and Chantal
When it comes to applying Make-up, sometimes we forget that the tools we use are probably the most important assets in our Make-up bag. Choosing the correct make-up brushes are an investment as they do have a relatively long life span, if cared for properly. Good quality brushes can help you achieve great flawless make-up with very little effort.
So how do you choose the right brushes?
Well most say that the brand names, like MAC are the best, but many of the smaller brand names, or even the ones you can purchase at pharmacies like Dis-Chem and Clicks or a make-up store, are just as good and are a bit more affordable.
The most important things to think about when choosing make-up brushes is:
Remember there are different sizes and shapes for a reason, each one has their own function. Therefore, one make-up brush is not sufficient for every application.
Brushes are made with different types of hair (bristles), you get natural hair, real hair, fake hair (plastic) or synthetic. The real or natural hair brushes, tend to be a bit more expensive but they are awesome for dry make-up, like powder and blush. Synthetic brushes on the other hand are great for wet make-up, like foundation, as they do not stick or clog up.
Brushes made with the correct materials and that are good quality will not lose bristles, and will ensure a beautiful finish as they do not stick or snag on your skin.
If you are unsure, or need advice on which brushes to buy, have a chat to one of our fabulous Make-up Artists, Monique or Shandre. They are both very skilled at make-up application and do offer courses on how to apply make-up. They often advise our ladies on the best products to purchase for their skin type and colouring.
A big thank you to Monique and Shandre, who are always fantastic with the most amazing make-up and hair styling they do for our ladies. They also assist us with the information for the make-up blog's. We did find a fabulous website which also has some great hints and tips for make-up application: www.bestmakeupbrushesguide.org, its definitely worth a visit.
The femme fatale girls
Mrs A arrived at the studio super excited for her shoot but naturally also a little nervous...she couldn't believe she was finally doing her boudoir shoot. She brought a bag full of the most incredible and beautiful lingerie and heels...we were drooling and couldn't wait to get her in them.
Her nerves soon vanished once Monique started her magic...gorgeous make-up was on the cards for Mrs A. Monique didn't only make her look fabulous but feel fabulous as well.
Mrs A is not only a natural beauty, she also has this smouldering sultry look which is so intense...just blew us away! She showed us how even just a simple plain white T-shirt can look sexy. This mom of one (almost two as we were excited to learn that she is expecting her second baby soon!) is totally fabulous! Once we started shooting...we didn't want to stop! Mrs A's hubby was totally gob-smacked by how gorgeous she looked, can you blame him...she is smoking!
Here is a peak at another of our fabulous femme fatale's....the sultry Mrs A.
At femme fatale, we believe every woman needs a little bit of spoiling every now and then. So we subscribed to Rubybox to see what its all about. Its pretty easy to do, they ask you some questions about your skin type, hair and normal beauty regime, and then every month a beautifully packaged box, containing a selection of beauty products (some full size and some sample size) arrives at your door.
August was the first month we had subscribed so you can just imagine how excited we were to receive the email saying it would be delivered the next day. It took all of our self control to take our time opening it so we could take some pictures to share with you.
The August box had a few really amazing things inside, we have used them all and wow, we love them all! This is what we received:
We do recommend the Rubybox to all our ladies ... its definitely worth the R169,00 a month, so go spoil yourself!
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