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I was having lunch a couple of weeks ago with a great bunch of women for my friends' 50th birthday and some of them asked me what colour it was that I used on my eyes. As I'm allergic to eye makeup (quite ironic really considering what I do), I have had to find products that wouldn't cause a reaction on my lids and make me look like I had done afew rounds in a boxing ring. And the only thing I can find that doesn't affect my eyes is eye pencils. So for years I have been wearing black eyeliner pencil and nothing else except mascara. Then I got bored with that look and went looking for colored eye pencils to line my eyes with. It became the eternal search for the right colour . I was too old for bright blue or purple - both of which I love and if I was 15 yrs younger would definitely wear. SInce my eyes are green and it happens to be my favourite colour, I decided that was the colour I wanted and went searching for the right green. I brought 4 shades of green before I found THE one and it's perfect. It is by Shu Eumura and it is called KHAKI. The colour is quite subtle but very pretty with a slight shimmer in it and it looks great as a liner on any color eyes. The great thing too about the look is it takes 5 mins to do, does not move and to give the eye some depth I tightline the eyes with a brown pencil . It works for both day and night.
I have been a makeup artist for over 20 yrs and am passionate about beauty and helping women to look the best they possibly can. I believe that women are beautiful at any age , and being older myself, am constantly on the look out for products that will help the skin retain its glow and beauty. From a very young age I have paid attention to my skin and have always gone looking for new, innovative - or even tried and true products that make a difference. I take inspiration from my friends and women I meet in my work. These women are the reason I started this blog , so that I can pass on my knowledge and help women to keep looking, and feeling amazing . I love finding new looks that inspire and you can adapt to your own style . I am also a mum with 3 boys which keeps my life very busy ... and never dull as anyone who knows me will attest to! All items posted on this blog are chosen because I have personally tried them and like them. I hope you find something here that you will love and will work for you.