Beauty Inspiration: Makeup is A True Art by Alex Box

As someone who studied arts and culture and someone who loves makeup, I was absolutely fascinated by this new work of Alex Box featured in Stylist this week.

And this project is not called “Makeup is A True Art by Alex Box”, it is just how I’ve named it ; )

Her interpretation of her favourite movements is art shown on the model’s face with make-up was simply breathtaking. Alex showed her interpretation of Cubism, Dadaism(I had no doubts about that), Postmodernism, Romanticism and Baroque.

Cubism

Baroque

That would be naughty to republish all the photos, so please take a look at the other looks here.

I am also very excited about the first Illamasqua’s fragrance which

Beauty Blog Link Love:24/04/2010

Curious about the new Balanciaga Paris fragrance? So was Rae, over at theNotice — but she’s since quenched that curiosity. (And fallen in love while doing so!)

Beautyjunkielondon finds a perfect coral nail shade for spring, by Rimmel.

Sarah has found a new anti-aging moisturizer and eye cream and shockingly… they actually work!

It’s a plane, no, it’s a monster (well actually, yes), no — it’s just Jeweled Thumb’s enormous coiffure! Be scared, be very scared.

Red lips are always high on The Lip Print’s agenda – check out her latest obsession, Lipstick Queen Medieval.

Louise takes a look at the Guerlain Summer Limited Editions this week, and is surprised at what she sees.

Phyrra’s Indie Spotlight for April is Glamour Doll Eyes. Find out all about Vee, the owner of GDE!

As Lime Crime’s ultra bright lipsticks finally hit the UK high street, Lipglossiping puts them under the spotlight!

Krasey Beauty tours the exclusive Tokidoki collection for Sephora, and has the swatches to prove it!

Madame B Fatale shows you how to create an up-do suitable for day and night

Might as well face it — Cindy from Prime Beauty is addicted to Dior .

Amy Antoinette tries epilating for the first time.

PinkSith talks taupe with MAC Greasepaint Stick in Dirty.

In the hunt for a wasabi green nail polish? Hell Candy Make Up discovered a new shade by Barry M. Like it or loathe it?

Yinnie reviews the unsuspecting formula that is the Estee Lauder Total Make-up Remover.

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Books #CurrentlyReading

Last time I’ve posted my list of  books to read  was back in 2013, so it is definitely time for an update. I do post about books I am reading on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest thought, if you are interested.

Before we start, I just want to mention that I did a feature about the beauty books every girl (interested in the subject, obviously) should read.

Books To Read List October 2015 Makeup4all

So here are nine books that I plan on reading in the near future. I already have them all, except the last one which is not out yet (but I have it on pre-order).

1. Franz Kafka The Trial.

Don’t know how it happened but somehow I never read this book.

2. François Mauriac. The Desert Of Love.

Mauriac was a favourite author of my literature professor from university, and that is a very high recommendation for me. Had this book on my “to read” list for ages now.

3. Frank McCourt. Angela’s Ashes.

I read

Blemish Balm from Dr. med. Christina Schrammek

We all dream about a perfect skin tone, and luckily, with the constantly developing beauty industry, it is achievable!

Perfect skin starts from within, with the right diet, beauty supplements, enough beauty sleep and the skincare that works for your skin type.

But what about the makeup? Good look starts with the foundation, it is like preparing a canvas…

These days we can choose from so many options, the right coverage, texture, finish etc. Besides, the “classic” foundations, beauty brands offer us tinted moisturizers,  mineralized powder foundations, BB balms and CC creams, among others.

So today I want to tell you about the Blemish Balm from  Dr. med. Christina Schrammek.

 

It comes in three shades: Light, Classic and Honey and in two sizes, 30 ml and 50 ml.

The brand was founded by Cosmetician Christine Schrammek and today her daughter, Dr. med. Christine Schrammek- Drusio, carries it on. The brand’s philosophy is to  to combine  cosmetics and dermatology.

As for the Blemish Balm itself, it was created for reddened, irritated and impure skin.

Here is how it’s described:

Want It: Cowshed Beauty Products

I always want to try new beauty brands and am always looking out for interesting products. Cowshed caught my attention some time ago but, unfortunately, I still haven’t got around to trying their products. But I am determined to do so in the near future…

The brand was found in 1998 in the UK  and  the brand’s philosophy, in their own words is ‘ to create a complete range of honest, natural and therapeutic products, using the best organic and wild crafted plant extracts’. Their products have playful and cute names but the brand takes everything else seriously.

I have heard some great things about the range from the people who’s opinion I trust, so I do have a lot on my wish-list but I’d probably start with a small set just to see who we’d get along.

I’d go for something like this Pocket Cow Bath & Body 5 x 30ml, £18.50, set. (Cowlick Gentle Shampoo, Saucy Cow Softening Conditioner, Wild Cow