Lentils & Lace: Beauty bag overhaul

Lentils & Lace: Beauty bag overhaul

By RoxyK

Email: roxyk@48hours.co.za

Most of us tend to keep to our regular styles, products and makeup, but it is always better to refresh your look by changing one makeup product; or why not take the leap and give your whole beauty bag a complete overhaul? Sunnier days mean ensuring that your skin has the maximum cover against the harsh sun, so look for products that also have an SPF. Change your makeup shades to something more natural, or even go for the nude look as this will keep your appearance modern and fresh.

Changing your makeup products can become expensive, but I have found that the Catrice cosmetic range is affordable, classic and of a good quality. So, to create your stylish, vibrant and glamorous look, you would have to start with a base or primer, which will create the base to apply your makeup. The Catrice Prime and Fine will do just that, by smoothing out fine lines and refining pores. The next step would be to apply a foundation, which should be suitable to your skin tone. This can either be a liquid foundation, or a creamy mousse which can be applied with a brush. Blending is very important, so make sure that your foundation gives you a flawless look without any patches. To keep everything in place, try Catrice All Matte powder, which controls shine – it’s long lasting and mattifying. I would suggest that you use a brush to apply your powder. This way you can be guaranteed that you would get even coverage and a softer, silkier look. Cheeks can be highlighted by using a matte blush just on the cheekbones. Go for flattering pink or peach shades and apply the deeper shade just below your cheekbones. Now that your face is all ready, you can now apply all your other products.

Your brows really define your look, so using a brow pencil or brush, fill in the gaps in your brows and make sure that it is light and not overpowering. If you always used a black brow pencil, go lighter and try a brown colour, which will give you a more wide awake look. The Catrice Eyebrow Filler comes with a brush and the small fibres are perfect to fill in small gaps and it is also perfect for touch-ups. If you have mastered the art of contouring, then the Deluxe Trio Eye Shadow would be simple and easy to apply. The three steps would be to apply the medium shade all over the eye, then the darkest shade for the eyelid crease and blend in and lastly highlight the inner corners of your eye and under the eyebrow with the lighter shade. If you are addicted to volume eyelashes, then the Glamour Doll Mascara is definitely for you. This soft and nourishing formula will create the ultimate lift, curl, and fluttery look.

Matte lipsticks are in this season. Swap your bright red colours for something simpler, like the natural warm brown tones which are longer lasting and give you more coverage. If you like a hint of shine, then the Catrice Shine Appeal Fluid Lipstick would be ideal as the lightly reflective finish gives lips a luscious, fuller look. So, if you are in a beauty rut and need to make a quick change, try Catrice cosmetics for that sleek, fresh and new you.