Contouring Made Easy by Marlinette Newman

I know I’ve posted links to contouring videos before, but this one is one of the best I’ve watched.
Marlinette shows how to contour with cream and powder products. If you are still not sure about where to shade and highlight, this video is going to give you that light bulb moment.
Thanks for the great tips Marlinette. Go subscribe to MarliMakeup now!


Mini Bourjois Haul and Reviews

A couple of weeks ago I headed off to Clicks to get me some Bourjois. Have a look at my post HERE
I have been reading so many rave reviews about the Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation, that I had to give it a go. When I find a foundation that works for me, I don’t tend to stray, but my ‘go to’ was out of stock at Dischem so I had to make a plan. I cannot go out of the house without wearing foundation! I feel naked without it.  I decided to take a chance and I am so glad I did. I love this foundation! Finish and klaar. It is awesome.
Retail price: ZAR180
The foundation feels great when you apply it – the texture reminds of a serum and it actually feels very moisturising. If you read my blog regularly, you will know that I love to apply foundation with a blender sponge, but I find that this product applies better with my Stila foundation brush. It blends super quick and easy. The coverage is medium and quite buildable. My skin looks healthy, smooth and glowing when I wear this foundation. I am using shade 53. I’m going to say it again… I love it. Highly recommended! I will definitely be repurchasing this product.
Retail price: ZAR140
While researching the above foundation, I also read a couple of reviews on the Healthy Balance Unifying Powder. On the packaging is says that it’s hydrating and anti-shine. That sounds good to me. I have to apply powder as I can get shiny very quickly, but the down side is that my skin can look cakey when using too much, and powder likes to settle in fine lines and that just makes me look even older. Not a good look for anyone. The first time I used the powder I thought that I wasted my money and that it would be heading to the bin. I prefer to apply powder with a sponge, pressing it into my skin and then I knock off the excess with a brush. This is the way that I usually apply my translucent powder. This powder made me look like an extra in Charlie and the Chocolate factory… Oompa Loompa orange is not my colour. After a couple of days I decided to try it again, but applying it with a light hand and a powder brush. Now I love it. The sales lady advised me to purchase the powder in the same shade as the foundation (53 for me), but I recommend that you perhaps try a shade lighter (the powder can darken when applied over your foundation). That is what I’m going to do. Yes, I will be repurchasing. This is why: the powder is super fine, leaves my skin glowing and not overly matte (which can make my skin look dry) and it provides a bit of coverage as well. It doesn’t keep the shine away for 10 hours as it states on the packaging, but I would love to see the powder that can do that (with my skin).
Retail price: ZAR120
I couldn’t resist popping a blush into my shopping basket as well. The Round Pot Blush is super cute and tiny and is perfect to pop in your bag. It comes with a handy little brush as well. Not the best brush, but it will do for touch ups. It’s a baked blush which means there is minimal fall out and it looks like this little pot is going to last me forever. The shade I got is Rose Éclat that gives my cheeks a natural flush which I love. I really like this blush. My next Bourjois blush purchase will be a cream one though. I have read many great reviews on those.
As a brand, I am very impressed. I am extremely happy with my purchases and looking forward to trying more from Bourjois.   
Bourjois is currently available at Clicks Tygervalley, V&A, Cresta, Kolonnade and Gateway and will be rolling out to a further 30 Clicks stores in September.

I would love to hear your thoughts on Bourjois products that you have tried!