The Problem-Solver: Illamasqua Perfect Mix Skin Base Set

You know the feeling. You’ve searched high and low, swatched away like your life depended on it, and sung hallelujah when you finally found it. The perfect foundation colour. It matches your tone, your shade and the level of coverage you dream of. Until. Along comes the sun, a much needed tan and poof! All your hard work is undone in just a few bright rays. And so it starts…
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The Tools: ECO Foundation Buffing Brush… amongst others!

Brushes!!!L-R: Origins Powder Foundation Brush; Dr Lewinns Foundation Brush, Real Techniques Buffing Brush, Hourglass Foundation Brush No.2, Bare Minerals Heavenly Face Brush, Bare Mineral Flawless Face Brush, ECO Tools Custom Coverage Buffing Brush, MAC Foundation Brush No.190, Daniel Sandler Base Brush The arrival of a new foundation brush here at Beauty Passionista always results in little squeals of anticipation and delight. Is this the one that will give me that…
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The Face: Love Story – Asian Skin + EX1: The Perfect Match

Hats off to some of the the bigger, mainstream brands who are trying (really hard) to cater for the darker skin tones, some which have already been featured here on the blog, and some of which will make an appearance soon. I’m lucky in that my Indian skin tone is dark, but not so dark that I can’t find a match in the well-known brands. But if you still haven’t…
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The Face: Getting Nearly Naked with Revlon

There are times in life when one has to eat humble pie, gobble down one’s words in copious amounts and admit one’s wrong. Today is one of those days.You may have heard me waxing lyrical about the fabulous range of foundation shades that Revlon offer, catering for all skin tones, shades and ethnicities….BUT. There’s always a but, isn’t there. I’d always lament that this fabulous choice, while available for women…
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The Face: Subtle Sheen, Fairytale Face

I love a good wedding but it’s been a while since I’ve been to one. There’s just something eternally romantic about two people committing to spending the rest of their lives together, to be their “one and only” forever that always gets me sobbing, tears of joy running merrily down my face and playing havoc with my make-up. So you’d think I’d wear nothing but waterproof everything to make sure…
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