Category: The Magic

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Lip Service – A Fall Roundup of New Lippies

My love story with makeup started with a lipstick. I remember buying Ruby Woo from a M.A.C. Counter, back when there was no Sephora. And, then, when I worked as a beauty editor, I had the privilege to get so many different ones– and I collected them all! And this fall, it’s all about getting back to some lip service. Continue reading

Making Up The Magic Certifeye palette review
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Certifeye – The Tropical Wonders Palette -REVIEW

Yes! Another palette! But, but..: I’m on a journey to Technicolor Land and I have to stash some colour makeup/pigments for my new creations! And this was my first rainbow and matte palette on my way to life in colour.

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Ordinary Skincare – Review

I rarely do any skincare reviews, because it’s a very personal thing. A product can be fabulous or a dud depending on whom you ask. But since The Ordinary has peaked my interest, I wanted to investigate!

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Holidaze – Part 1 – The Glitz

I sometimes get crazy ideas. This look was created by layering the colours next to each other. I was inspired by all the jewel tones from the two palettes I bought. I wanted to keep the colours “pure”, and see how bright I could get them for the camera.

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Supermodel Street Style

So it had to happen sooner or later. Having fun with clothes is always behind ever beauty shoot because I love the combination of makeup and clothes, I love how they play off each other. Working with Mathilde, I focused on clothes and explored the relationship between background, clothes and minimal beauty. Continue reading

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Girls of The Park

I decided it was time to get out of the studio and take a break from the glam looks that I tend to gravitate towards. I wanted to explore some summer looks. I also wanted to celebrate the hidden beauty of my hood, the Park, or Park X as some call it.
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Face to Face With Carmen Carrera

It had to happen sooner or later, and it…. happened suddenly. I was going home, with nothing particular to do that week, and Cesar, my main squeeze photographer, texted me: “Do you want to shoot Carmen Carrera tomorrow evening?”-Hell yeah! That’s life! Things happen out of the blue. I barely had 24h to prepare for my first celebrity photoshoot!
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Scent & Poetry

Mother’s day is The day for perfume sales (yes, bigger than Christmas). The world of scent is probably the biggest money making  industry, ironically, it’s also the most poetic, where marketing teams crumble and the largest campaigns mean nothing, if the juice isn’t magical.
A beautiful perfume is a perfect unicorn. It’s also a matter of taste, and whether it’s for your mom, or for yourself, I’m sharing my fave unicorns.
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Skincare–The Big Chillout!

After being a beauty editor for three years and having been sent (almost) every beauty cream under the sun to my desk…. I’ve come to the conclusion that skincare is a simple thing!

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