There’s an outlier in every great eyeshadow compact—a black-sheep pigment that remains untouched as the shades around it disappear with overuse. Maybe it’s burnt orange or brick red—bright, beautiful…intimidating. Here, makeup artist Miguel Lledo shows us how to work with the outlier from three of our favorite shadow palettes. The trick, he says, is applying it in tandem with all the other colors in the set.
During the cold winter months, our skin tends to become dry, chapped, and sometimes even cracked. Cold temperatures, wind, low humidity, and dry indoor heat all contribute to water evaporating from the skin and leaving it dry. Here are four key steps to getting great holiday-ready radiant skin during the winter months:
1. USE A GENTLE CLEANSER
Switch to a gentler cleanser that won’t over-dry your skin. The winter weather can be harsh on your complexion.
Get a good base and a radiant glow by exfoliating dull skin away. This leaves your pores prepped and ready to add in extra moisture.
3. DROP THE HOT SHOWERS
It’s comforting to take long, hot showers or baths, but these actually dry out the skin. Try to take relatively short, warm baths or showers, and add body oil for silky-soft skin.
4. LEARN TO LOVE MOISTURIZING
Try to moisturize your skin at least twice a day. The best time is immediately after a shower or bath. Thick, rich creams are best for moisturizing and maintaining the skin’s protective barrier.
Eponymous Nigerian womenswear designer, Bridget Awosika, is one fashion brand that never disappoints. We present an all new collection from the designer – “You“.
If this collection looks familiar, then that’s because it was originally showcased at the Heineken Lagos Fashion & Design Week 2015 – and everyone loved it.
The collection for Spring/Summer 2016 is inspired by presents, how they make us feel and what is the most beautiful gift of them all.
According to the designer, “If presents are something given voluntarily, without payment in return, as to honor or appreciate a person, then that person receiving is the bigger and greater present. In essence “You” are the most beautiful
gift hence why you are honored with another form of love or appreciation being the present that you receive.
The general understanding is that something “YOU” have done has inspired another person to appreciate “YOU” with a gift as a token of love and appreciation. The collection “YOU” focuses on purity and precision as it strives to present
the woman as the gift to whomever she is surrounded by, and whatever she is a part of.
This encourages her to be inspirational and to be perceived as a beautiful spirit and a special one.“
The collection is filled with whites, off whites and dreamy pretty pastel organzas and silk capes to depict purity, simplicity, innocence, beauty, femininity, and sometimes the naivety in women.
Words probably won’t do justice to the collection, so how about you just check it out yourself.
To find out more about Bridget Awosika, visit her website:
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AYISSI NGA Joseph-Marie aka JJ DU STYLE is a fashion designer who creates very chic street wear. The French/Cameroonian designer whose father was a tailor, has decided to follow the footsteps of pioneer Cameroonian fashion designers such as Imane Ayissi and Martial Topolo by creating his own clothing line called ‘WAZAL’ which was launched in 2005. In 2006, he launched his first designs which are worn by some celebrities such as SINGUILA, Alpeco, WAYNE BECKFORD, ROMARIC Koffi and Lalcko. His brand “WAZAL” is a blend of “WAZA”, the name of a natural park in the extreme north of Cameroon and the letter “L” which stands for Lion, the Cameroonian symbol. The natural park symbolizes respect, while the lion symbolizes power.
WAZAL COUTURE fashion universe expresses more of casual wear in a constant search of innovations, new styles and creativity. In the mixture of many various colors, and various prints, he adds and blends other materials such as pure cotton, denim jean, wax, leather, fur, synthetic just to name a few. He went through a professional training in VANESSA RUIZ fashion school in Paris and he later on specialized in creating tuxedo jackets. The first was thus created in 2013 under the declination “Tete fly.” In 2013, he was part of the guests of the Ambassador of Cameroon to Paris for the exhibition of the feast of the Cameroonian youth and the Fashion Night Lounge at the Elysee Palace in Paris, where he presented his three concepts: WazalRock, fly Tété and Africafutur.
These concepts are based on criteria which since the beginning symbolized his career: Daring, Respect and Creation. Wazal cuts and designs are impressive and modern; moreover it follows the latest trends today.
See wears below;
Now, I will present to you my collection of tuxedo jackets called fly sucked 2015,
inspired by a Cameroonian slang, “tété” means wealthy (bourgeois) chic. Combining
all of these concepts, wazal points out more on the African elegance in chic street style;
SMOKING Jacket fly Tété Black Leather
Materials: lambskin leather and red lace
SMOKING Jacket fly Tété military camouflage
Contents: Military Camouflage and lambskin
SMOKING Jacket fly Tété blue color: black
Materials: fleece and jeans on backwards
T-Shirt Tété reason New York
– Blend of cotton printed digital New York
Harem pants black jogging together
Materials: fleece and lamb leather
T-Shirt Military Camouflage pattern Tété
Kanye sent her Yeezy Season 1 (with a handwritten note). She has Kim’s dermatologist on speed dial. Her Cartier wrist stack puts Kylie’s to shame. Materially speaking, she has it all, so WTF can you gift her for “the holidays” that she doesn’t already own? Probably nothing. But these limited-edition gilded beauty products will make her think of Pat McGrath. And the Gold 001 pigment that must’ve gotten lost in the mail. Here, distract with something shiny.