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What's your skin's 'Color Season'?

Close your eyes, and imagine it's spring. Spring like from the story books. Bright, colorful, pleasantly warm. Do you see the colors? These are Spring colors.  Now do the same for winter, autumn and summer. You'll notice how you imagine blues, whites and blacks for winter, rusty muted colors for autumn and blues and cool yellows for summer. As you start to look around, you'll find more and more color patterns in nature. Some colors occur together naturally and looks like they are in perfect harmony - almost completing each other.  What does this have to do with makeup, you ask? Read on...

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Do you have a ''Beauty Bucket List"?

One Friday evening recently, a bunch of us friends gathered around a coffee table in a living room and everyone started talking about their bucket lists, while playing Gin Rummy, and drinking copious amounts of the card game namesake. Yes, all the usual suspects were talked about, starting with summiting Mount Everest, moving down to more earthly pursuits like running marathons, to something more creditworthy like buying a house. It did get us thinking though, what would a “beauty bucket list” look like?

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The evolution of lipstick

High society could not get enough of the lipstick magic and Queen Elizabeth I was a known devotee of the rouge. She had her own personalised shades and is said to be the first person to ever use a lip pencil. She believed in the magic to the extent to have thought it could ward off illness and the ‘evil eye’. This love trickled down to her court and then to the common people, with everyone racing to outdo each other to look their best. What else but lipstick could possibly complete the look when powdered wigs, lace collars, painted nails and exotic colourful silks were all the rage? This love affair with the lipstick ended with Queen Victoria who...

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