Beauty / Makeup

To J’ouvert – to make gorgeous (yes it’s a verb!)

I first met Meridith Hypolite and learned about the J’ouvert range at Keziah Connections so I was very pleased to have an opportunity to get to find out more about Meridith and the J’ouvert Range at the J’ouvert Boudoir Lounge. When I first met Meridith, she had a sample of her eye shadows with her and I was very very impressed with the … Continue reading

Beauty / Makeup

Tools of the Trade: Louise Young Cosmetics Brushes

It started early last year…with You Tube… and a desire to create the defined crease shadow looks that were so beautiful and  that everyone in the videos made look so easy.    Until I discovered Louise Young Cosmetics brushes in Fenwicks… when I attempted to do creasework, it all got very messy, with the definition colour going all … Continue reading

Beauty / Makeup

Wheat Intolerance: Laura Mercier’s Wheat Eye Base

According to the Laura Mercier website, this is an’ imperfection camouflage and eye base’.  Clearly the colour is not appropriate to camoflage the imperfections on my eyelids – wheat is described as light beige. Disappointingly none of the colours in the eye base range are appropriate for black women but I will save my rant about cosmetic … Continue reading