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Summer Makeup Essentials

I am so excited summer is here. I just LOVE it. However, I happen to live in tropical Melbourne. Yes, you did read tropical. It is very normal to have a day that’s 16 degrees and rain, and the very next one is full of glorious sunshine with a top of 32! That being said, I get super jealous of the northern states that enjoy steady, balmy weather over the warmer months. At this time of year I like to escape to said states as I am quite partial to a continuous run of hot days. I thaw out, actually...

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Work Your Quirks

Hands up. Who has a facial feature, or what I call a 'quirk', they wish they could change? Or ‘improve’? Typing one handed as my right hand is firmly positioned sky ward; I’m here to tell you, you’re not alone! Let me start off by saying that there is only one of you and you are completely unique and that is what real beauty is. Full stop. (Yes, I’m even talking to myself here; we all need to be reminded sometimes). Sure, I myself have longed for Scarlet’s lips or Miranda’s crystal clear complexion but I say without a doubt...

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HOW TO: Make Your Peepers Pop!

When it comes to applying my makeup, my eyes are the feature that I always spend the majority of time on.  Whilst I love to rock a red lip, I especially like to play up my eyes with different shadow and eye liner looks and lashings of mascara. These things, I find, help to accentuate and enhance my eyes. Perhaps this is because I’ve never really been a fan of my eye colour and doing this ‘improves’ it. You see, as someone with green eyes, if I’m honest, I’ve always been envious of girls with blue or brown eyes. I’ve...

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HOW TO: The Power Pout

<p> &nbsp;<img alt="" src="http://www.mineralogie.com.au/media/news/Power Pout.JPG" style="width: 700px; height: 291px" /></p><p> <span style="color: #d3d3d3">(Photos: Primped)</span></p><p> Bright and bold lips are EVERYWHERE at the moment and are commanding our attention. From the latest runways to yesterday&rsquo;s Emmy awards a punchy pout is this season&rsquo;s look you need to try.</p><p> Here&rsquo;s why:</p><p> 1. You can be (fairly) lazy with the rest of your makeup. When rocking a colourful lip you should only have to spend no more than a minute on your eye makeup. Keeping your eyes very subtle lets your lips do the talking in more ways than one. Just a couple...

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SPRING TIME TO BRUSH UP

After what felt like a painfully long winter, spring has finally arrived. I find it funny how we instinctually find ourselves turning over a new leaf in the lead up to the warmer weather. We promise to detox from all the ‘comfort’ food we have shovelled into our mouths throughout winter, we renew our gym memberships and we ‘spring clean’ our wardrobes to make room for all the pretty dresses we’ve had our eye on.  With all these good intentions though there is one thing that we makeup lovers tend to overlook. And this is something we forget to do all year...

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TREND ALERT: Pastel Princess Vs. Neon Queen

Who’s sad that winter is coming to an end? Not I! Spring is just around the corner and I couldn’t be happier. Ok, so deep down I’m a summer girl. With any little bit of sun I see peeping out from the clouds, it sends me day dreaming about long lazy days at the beach and gives me an insatiable longing for warm summer nights. But, spring signifies the dawning of new, fresh and exciting seasonal changes and this is good enough for me. Blossoms are in full bloom, pretty dresses hit the racks in stores and the Spring Racing...

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Eye Prime. You Should Too.

Primers burst onto the scene a few years ago taking the makeup world by storm. This revolutionary product changed the way we looked at and applied our makeup. Smoothing out skin tone, minimising pores and fine lines and giving our foundation extra staying power were the promises it made that all had us jumping for joy. This exciting new product quickly became a makeup bag staple. A couple of years down the track and how the humble primer has evolved. While we all now can’t live without our traditional primer, the same principles have now been applied to other priming...

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5 Ingredients Your Foundation Should Contain (and you'll find them in Mineralogie's)

There has always been a buzz on what ingredients are found in the cosmetics we slap on our faces. We spend so much time (not to mention money) on using skin care that is specially formulated for our skin type,  as well as battling ageing, spots, pigmentation, dehydration, etc.  If you spend the time and money on getting this right but then go and apply makeup that’s full of toxic ingredients, you are just undoing all your hard work. So it just makes sense to follow your skincare routine by applying a makeup that, yes, looks good but at the...

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