I often get asked by my clients what’s my favourite makeup product or brand/s. It’s rather hard to only list one or two products, as my favourites are many! 😂 However if I had to choose a select few products/brands these would be my top picks 👌 Primer: @arbonneaunz Makeup primer, this not only makes your skin feel like silk, it helps prep & prime the skin, smoothing away the look of fine lines & diminishing pores. It definitely helps with your makeup application & to give the foundation lasting power 🙌🏻!! Foundation: @rcmamakeup cream foundation & @arbonneaunz liquid foundations, both very buildable to suit a natural to full coverage of foundation. Concealer: @maccosmeticsaustralia concealer palette - love that I can custom blend to suit any problem areas. Eyeshadows: @urbandecaycosmetics Naked palette & my customised @makeupgeekcosmetics & @arbonneaunz individual eyeshadow pans in an array of shades (preferably matte) Contour & highlighting: @anastasiabeverlyhills & @hourglasscosmetics my absolute favourites to contour & highlight the face with. Brows: @beachy_brows To get perfectly looking groomed brows this is my go to brow product 🙌🏻 so easy to use too!! Setting powder: @rcmamakeup the no colour setting powder is the bomb 💣 love love love this powder 👍 Setting spray: @urbandecaycosmetics @skindinavia Best setting spray by far!! 👌 Mascara: @arbonneaunz I’ve just started using the ‘it’s a long story’ mascara and so far I’m loving the volume & length it creates on my lashes!! 👀 it certainly helps me look more awake & less tired #newmum . What are your favourite makeup products?
#skincareconfessions It’s no secret that I’m a bit of a skincare fanatic & junkie. I was taught from a young age (all thanks to my beautiful mum) to always take care of my skin & to never go to bed with my makeup on, which I think has contributed to the condition of my skin today!! I’ve tried & tested out a variety of skin care products over the years, however these are my current #favs which I use daily or alternate between on a weekly basis: ⭐️The RE9 range from #arbonne (face wash, serum, night cream & eye cream) I’m loving these #vegan #botanicallybased #arbonneskincare products which comprise of #nonasties in their ingredients 🌿💐💚 ⭐️@theecreamaustralia this is a beautifully luxurious & rich night cream I mainly use during the colder & drier months for intensely moisturised skin.💦 ⭐️@curephil An amazing #japaneseproduct ! It’s a gel which I use to exfoliate way the dead skin cells (used 2 - 3 times a week) 🙌🏻 ⭐️@dermalogicaaus A fantastic in shower micro exfoliating paste I use 2 - 3 times a week - the rice enzymes make your skin feel silky soft & smooth. Have used this product for years & love it! 👌 As I’m now in my mid thirties & a #newmum 👶, I’ve recently started using the ⭐️@biotulindownunder serum, combined with a 0.3mm dermaroller (this is my newly added secret to my skincare routine🤫) & so far I’m loving the results but I’ve got to keep at it to see continued improvement to the fine lines which are unfortunately all apart of the ageing process but there are ways to help slow it down! 😉 Another guilty pleasure of mine is a quick weekly at home facial, I love applying the ⭐️@sukinskincare pink clay mask & the anti-oxidant eye serum during the day. 🌞 When I feel my skin could do with an added boost in hydration 💦 I apply ⭐️@theordinary_th Hyaluronic Acid + B5 serum & let that ‘soak’ into any dry patches. . What does your skincare routine compromise off? Let me know which products you use? Feel free to ask me any questions about the products shown in this post
Did you know I’m now offering MAKEUP 101 WORKSHOPS?! 💄 . Are you... #frustrated ? #tired of the same old makeup look you only know how to do from a decade ago? #confused by the multitude of #makeup products out there?! . #timetochangeitup #learnmore I can teach you insider tips & tricks on how to perfect that #smokeyeye look 👀 that’s suited to your eye shape! Want to know more? Jump on over to www.facebook.com/SparksMakeUpArtistry & checkout the EVENTS page for more info & how to book your ticket today!! #rundontwalk #limitedspacesavailable #inquireswelcome
Thanks for an awesome Christmas Party @beautybossesunite @taniellejaimua @michellewicklandt @makeup_by_lira Loved catching up with fellow Brisbane MUA’s & meeting some new amazing #bossbabes in the industry 🙌🏻😉 Merry Christmas lovelies 😘🎄 #bossbabe #brisbanemua #brisbanemakeupartists #brisbanemakeupartist #muabrisbane #christmasparty #followyourpassion #makeithappen #likemindedwomen #womensupportwomen #beautybosses2018
🙏🏻 #gratitudepost 🙏🏻 Today was one of those days where I was so excited, I couldn’t wait to get to work & do what I love doing best! #makeup & being a #makeupartist 💄 It’s been 2yrs now since I decided to resign from the industry & a job I thought I was supposed to keep doing & hopefully it would get better - it didn’t. Honestly I loathed every day going to a job I ultimately hated, plus enduring the negativity & the backstabbing that regularly comes with that particular industry, I persevered until it made me so unhappy, my health & mental health suffered as a result. Today really solidified my #why for me, as I recalled the day in November 2016 when I stumbled across @theinstituteofmakeup whilst searching for a makeup Artistry course online. I instantly felt I had a connection with the founder Haley @haleyhughescreative as we share some similarities with our journeys to becoming makeup Artists, pursuing our passions & love of makeup & the beauty industry. I’m so grateful I gave myself permission & acted on pursuing my passion for what I thought at the time was only a #hobby or that I wasn’t #goodenough to make it a #career - but just look at me now!! 😉 Thank you Haley for all your guidance, teaching & giving me the opportunity to be on the hair & makeup team yesterday & today! 🙌🏻 It truely is a gratifying experience to be able to make women feel good about themselves & playing a small part in helping their self confidence soar, simply by the art of makeup (& some basic hairstyling!) . . . #lovewhatido #makeuptransformation #betruetoyourself #makeithappen #havepassion #yolo #makingwomenlookandfeelbeautiful #selfconfidence #boost #followyourpassion #ownit #bebold #justdoit #bossbabe
Thanks for all the fun & laughs today girls! It was so much fun being apart of @theinstituteofmakeup hair&makeup team & getting to glam up these stunning ring card girls for the @jeffhornboxer vs. @anthonymundineofficial boxing match 🥊 tonight @suncorpstadium
What a great morning, getting to do what I absolutely love 💕 So much fun helping this stunning young lady look & feel beautiful today! She’s one of the four ring card girls at tomorrow’s boxing match @jeffhornboxer vs. @anthonymundineofficial @suncorpstadium . Bouncy curls & glam makeup done by me 🙋🏼♀️ for @themakeupladiesbrisbane team with @haleyhughescreative
Be that girl who just went for it! 👊🏻 #ownit #confidence #bebold #betruetoyourself #dontapologize #stepoutofyourcomfortzone #makeithappen #havepassion #believeinyourself #yolo