New kids on the block

OK, not so new if you’re in the know (make up artists) but new to the mainstream, which some of this stuff has become, namely contouring and highlighting. It’s always looked so complicated. That’s no longer the case.

Daniel Sandler's Sculpt & Slim

Daniel Sandler’s Sculpt & Slim

A beauty master class run by the lovely folk at Beauty Mart a few weeks ago opened my eyes to how easy it can be. I too can look like Kim Kardashian (OK, I’ve gone too far there, but you know what I’m trying to say). It’s so simple. All you do is buy yourself Daniel Sandler’s Slim & Sculpt, which suits all skin tones, suck your cheeks in after you’ve applied your base, sweep the darker shade under your cheek bones and the lighter shade over the top, with none of it hitting the apples of your cheeks (leave that for some blusher). And voila – cheekbones! 

Another tip from the make up artists – buy some Real Techniques brushes. Oh so soft, oh so affordable, and oh so cruelty free. Got to love that combo! 

Watch out Kim K!

Watch out Kim K!

Finally, I was introduced to and fell in love with Bourjois’ Queen Attitude’s Khol Kajal – Indian chicks will know about this one. A waxy way of applying black to the water line. You run it along the inside of the lash line with eyes closed (sounds weirder than it is) and you’re left with an intense black line, soft and smudge-able. I can’t wait to take this little beauty on holiday with me – soft, slept in eyes – Queen Attitude. Love.

Bourjois Queen Attitude Khol Kajal

Bourjois Queen Attitude Khol Kajal



  1. 19th March 2014 / 9:52 pm

    I am getting a little obsessed with Daniel Sandler’s Sculpt & Slim, and your description of how easy it is to use just intensified that … I’m going to have to give it a try at BeautyMART Boxpark I think! x

    • 20th March 2014 / 6:19 am

      You have to try it. I think what makes it so easy is having both colours in one. And the brushes! Well, that just leaves me speechless. I bought the blusher brush at the weekend and it’s fab fab fab x