OPI Releases New 2011 Spring Collection

OPI Texas spring summer 2011 Collection

OPI is a reputable nail polish company and the polishes are loved by many nail professionals and celebrities…including katy perry who collaborated with them late last year and released a nail polish line..

Katy Perry..aka Mrs Brand's OPI Collection

Their new collection is called Texas Texas, after the American state.

Opi Texas Spring-Summer 2011 Nail-polish-Collection Ad Poster

OPI have previously designed collections inspired after a variety of countries including Russia and Spain so this collection is not absolutely shocking…

 

OPI 2011 Texas Nail Polish Collection

The polish colours in the Texas 2011 spring collection vary widely from neutrals to bright. You can find a nail polish shade suitable for absolutely everyone and any occasion..So no one misses out

The new collection will contain 12 new nail colors, each having a different texture to chose from cremes, shimmer

The Launch Date is in February 2011 and each 15m bottle is  £9.95.

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Must-Have Makeup Brushes

Makeup brushes are essential in achieving  flawless makeup application.The right brush however has to be used to give precise outline… there are different types of brushes for the eyes, cheeks and overall face.. it is therefore very easy to get confused and overwhelmed with all the different types…  To help with this, we decided to bring you the essential basis brushes needed in your makeup bag to gain that perfect look.

Blusher Brush

Nowadays most women avoid using blusher(only 44% of women use it now compared to 66% in the 1940’s). It is not the easiest makeup to appy and if done wrongly can make you look like a clown…hence why a good blusher brush is essential. A good blusher brush will  give you a healthy-looking glow and help create flattering contours…For the best result, select a large brush  with soft, natural bristles as this will accentuate the apples of the cheeks and help to enhance the face’s natural structure.

 

Barry M Blusher Brush- The softness of the brush allows you to achieve a smooth, even application without streaking or blotchiness.

Clinique Blusher Brush-softly tapered to deposit the right amount of powder blush on apples of cheeks and/or cheekbones. Highlights temples, bridge of nose and chin. Unique antibacterial technology.

Foundation Brush-

They work well with all types of foundation, including creams, liquids and even solids…They create a more flawless finish by allowing the makeup to cover each area of the face equally…They make spot application and total coverage easy because of their unique flat, tapered..and  shape…They are easy to maintain and will last a number of years if you take care of them….and according to make up artist Debra Macki.it is best to use synthetic brush for foundation as it wouldnt aborb product andyou would use less.

Topshop foundation brush with soft synthetic hair..for perfect application of foundation

Benefit foundation brush..This essential brush has rounded, synthetic bristles to flawlessly smooth on foundation for a natural-looking, streak-free finish.

Large Powder Brush-

This is good for achieving the perfect finish and a flawless look..It delivers a smooth even coat of powder with a few strokes…A good powder brush will have a full head of bristles shaped into a round dome..

Mac Large 134 brush..with its soft natural fibre, this brush provides a flawless application of powder to face or body.

Bodyshop face and body brush..Large and fluffy to give you even coverage with just a few strokes. Perfect for the Face neck and decolletage.

Bodyshop face and body brush..Large and fluffy to give you even coverage with just a few strokes. Perfect for the Face neck and decolletage.

Eyeshadow Blending brush

A blending brush is used to get rid of harsh lines when applying multiple eye colour ..you can also use it to apply a highlight shade to the browbone while overlapping a darker crease shade to further blend the line..A good one will be  Wide and have a rounded head..this  allows for easy blending of eye colors and for creating contours and adding depth.

The Body Shop Eyeshadow Blender Brush- Great for blending colours, espcially for the crease line.

Avon Ergonomic Rounded Eyeshadow Brush-It's erogonomically designed to fit comfortably in your hand...and it even stands up for easy storage.

Concealer Brush-

concealer brushes are excellent for applying  concealer to dark undereye circles, and any discolored areas on skin. They are important as the give your face a flawless, even look.. It is best to go for one with a stiff hair as it gives good control and blends the concealer into skin more easily.

Revlon Concealer Brush- brush features a narrow, flat brush head design for precise application to the under-eye area and spot coverage where needed. Downside is ibers are exceptionally soft and work well with liquids...on the upside..its nice and cheap..

Revlon Concealer Brush- brush features a narrow, flat brush head design for precise application to the under-eye area and spot coverage where needed. Downside is ibers are exceptionally soft and work well with liquids...on the upside..its nice and cheap..

 

MAC - 195 Concealer Brush.. its made with synthetic fibre and is flat and fairly wide so it transfers the product to skin effortlessly. It also has a slight pointed tip for precision application and blending of all concealer

Top 5 Eyeshadow Primers

An Eyeshadow primer helps in enabling eyemakeup to stay on for longer and the colour to look sharper . Here at skinmagz we are big fans of primers and have therefore decided to let you in on our top 5 eyeshadow primers… enjoy!!

5) E.L.F Eyeshadow Mineral Primer

E.L.F Eyeshadow Mineral Primer

This Eyeshadow Primer  is gentle and completely sheer..It has key vitamins A, C and E which help to prevent aging. It moisturises the skin and glides on easily, it also disappears instantly to create longer-lasting, crease-proof eyeshadow.

4) NYX Eyeshadow Base Primer.

NYX Eyeshadow base

NYX Eyeshadow base helps agains fading and creasing. It transforms any eyeshadow into a blendable colour and intensifies the colour.

3)TWO FACED Shadow Insurance- Anti-Crease Eyeshadow Primer

Two Faced Shadow Insurance- Anti-Crease Eyeshadow Primer

This lightweight base is every ‘smokey eye fanatic’s’ must have! Though it comes in a small tube, it is worth every penny. It keeps eyeshadow crease-free and  still on for up to 12hours.

2)BENEFIT Stay Don’t Stray Eyeshadow and Concealer Primer

Benefit 's Stay Don't Stray Primer

This stay-put primer really does what it says… it leaves the eyeshadow  also-free and fresh looking for hours. It is  good for both concealer and eyeshadow which makes it multi purpose and economically sensible. it is very easy to apply as it has a glide on well and blends easily, it also comes with a Pump dispenser for no mess and easy application. It is also reasonably priced  and lasts for hours which is why it is our number 2..

1)URBAN DECAY Eyeshadow Primer Potion Original

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion Original and Sin

Urban Decay is beauty with an edge so its no surprise that their primer is our number 1.. The sillicon based product glides very easily onto eyes, stops the eyeshadow from creasing and allows the colour to appear brighter. It also dries very quickly to give a nice powdery matt feel, which makes it easy to apply the eyeshadow. it basically does everything a primer is supposed to.. 100% and will change your relationship with eyeshadows forever.