Makeup Trends (2)Makeup Trends | Uptown Twirl - Part 2


Sugar Sugar

Crave a sugar hit? The eyes have it with bursting colours so exquisite you cannot help but become eye candy.

Be bold and brilliant in colours so vivacious your eyes will shimmer like delectable sugary treats. From striking icy blues to luscious pink blooms, embrace a colour palette worthy of Andy Warhol and Studio 54. 

‘Candy Face’ the new Yves Saint Laurent makeup collection took its inspiration from a range of delicious delights. Of the collection, Lloyd Simmonds, Yves Saint Laurent’s International Make-up Artist has said:

“The gleam of an infinite profusion of dazzling fruit jellies, translucent raspberry and wild strawberry, mandarin orange, melon, mango and persimmon bring a gorgeous flush to the Yves Saint Laurent woman’s face.

Her smile is as bright as shining sugared drops and syrups: shocking cherry, tangerine, grape and pomegranate, crystallized rose petals, mint and chocolate.”

To create this delicious look, use one or two colours & really build up the colour intensity.

Apply the darker colour to the eyelid and tonally blend it out to soften the effect. To add an additional burst of colour intensity, draw a graphic cat’s eye liner in a brilliant complimentary tone.   

When creating a candy coloured eye palette, be sure to keep your blush and lip colour minimal. Strong eyes call for soft pink lip gloss and a dewy fresh complexion.

“There are no real rules in choosing colours… It’s good to experiment.” – Lloyd Simmonds (pictured above)

Will you have a sugar rush? xx


Photos from /  /


Spring Into Beauty

Tired of the Winter cold and want to feel as though Spring has sprung? Embrace make-up in pastel tones inspired by lovely garden delights.

Bright Spring shades are feminine, fun and positively glowing. Inspired by a rose garden in full bloom, this editorial from Flair Austria exudes stunning beauty.

In pastel pink, blue, lavender and peach shades, eye shadows in floral tones are the perfect way to welcome Spring colour into your wardrobe. Accompanying lip colour in luxe shades of soft pink make for a luscious pout.

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! xx

Photos from



Beauty Editorial

Mane Attraction

Love this beauty editorial showcasing colourful hair and make-up trends from the December issue of Flare magazine.

Glamorous, alluring, captivatingly gorgeous… be enchanted by the beauty of these magnificent tresses!

Voluminous retro hair styles; neon bursts of lip colour; dramatic eye makeup – these delightful beauty looks are perfect for the upcoming holiday season. Wearing tops by Louis Vuitton and Christopher Kane, amongst others, models Catherine Dea & Katrina were captured by Chris Nicholls for this chic editorial.

Perfect for adding that extra pop of colour to your winter wardrobe; be bold and playful with make-up colour. Unexpected colours combine for breathtaking beauty – apricot tones mix with lavender hues, while blue eyeliner flicks add an striking twist to sultry red lips… j’dore! xx


Photos from

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4