Expert Q&A: Permanent Eyebrow Tattooing with Rita Porreca

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Rita Porreca is an experienced name in the field of permanent make-up, founding the Sydney Permanent Makeup Centre, and we were able to get some information from her about cosmetic tattooing and current eyebrow trends. Hi Rita, welcome to Beauty and Lace and thanks for talking to us. Can you tell us what drew you […]

What is Mineral Makeup? (With Leslie Graham)

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Leslie Graham is the National Educator and Brand Expert for Jane Iredale Australia, and has over 15 years experience in the industry. The brand is known for it’s mineral cosmetics, so we asked Leslie all about this style of makeup: What is mineral makeup? Mineral makeup is formulated from elements derived from the earth’s minerals, […]

Party Makeup Tips (Laura Mercier)

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Oralie Maylin is a makeup artist and brand ambassador for Laura Mercier. She has worked with the brand for the past 12 years and has extensive industry experience. With hot summer days and the party season starting soon, we asked Oralie how to make our makeup last the night: What are your top tips to […]

Get the Look: Cleopatra

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Fifty years ago a movie was released which starred Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. What was popular then has now became a classic – it is, of course, Cleopatra and it has just been released to Blu-Ray. One of the key things we remember about the film (and the woman it was based on) is […]

Smokey Eyes with Maria Gabriel (MAKE UP STORE)

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Smokey Eye Nude Lip Look

Maria Gabriel is the head makeup artist at MAKE UP STORE. In the following tutorial Maria explains how to get the coveted Smokey Eye look using MAKE UP STORE products. STEP 1. Begin by preparing the skin by using “Skin Serum” to prime the skin. This will ensure the foundation does not move. Then moisturise […]

Make Up Fact or Fiction with Leslie Graham

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Leslie Graham is one of the top make-up artists on the Hollywood circuit and has worked on some of the world’s most beautiful faces including Tyra Banks and Rachel Hunter. She has also created the iconic looks of some of our favourite characters. Her recent film credits include; Sucker Punch, The Tron Legacy, Twilight: Eclipse […]

Autumn Makeup with Jahi Ireland (Estee Lauder)

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Jahi Ireland is the Premier Makeup Artist for Estee Lauder and an expert in his field. Jahi kindly took some time to chat with us about Autumn Makeup: What makeup colours will be popular for Autumn / Winter 2011? We’re seeing a trend towards vintage mauves, violets and purples. These colours offer different ways to […]

How To Choose Makeup: Expert Tips

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Rebecca Prior is a Napoleon Perdis International Make-up Artist. She shared her inside tips on how to choose makeup. How do I choose the right foundation shade for my skin? There are a couple of things to look for when choosing the right foundation shade for your skin. The first is to determine if your […]

How to Do Your Eye Makeup (Expert Tips: Benefit)

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Eye makeup can be as much of a fashion accessory as your outfit, and to find out the latest styles and colours we enlisted the help of  Sabrina Melei who is one of Benefit’s Senior Makeup Artists and an expert in all things cosmetics. With summer fast approaching we are starting to think about injecting […]