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5 Tips For Flawless Foundation!

On 27/03/2015 by Bonafide Supernova
For most of us, foundation is the base and first step of our makeup routine. So, a beautiful and flawless finish is key to a successful makeup look.
In this post, i’m going to share with you some awesome tips for perfecting your foundation!

1. Know Your Skin Type
This is such an important step because different foundation formulas work for people differently depending on skin type. The main skin types are: dry, oily and combination – within that you may also have sensitive skin which is most common for those with dryer skin. So, depending on your skin type, you’ll want to go for a certain kind of formula and finish.

Those of you with oily skin will therefore want more of a matte look and a good start to achieving that is going for a foundation with a matte finish if liquid is what you prefer. You can also go for a powder foundation, too.

Benefit ‘Hello Flawless’ Oxygen WOW Foundation -£26.50

Dryer skin types will generally want more of a dewy finish so liquid foundations are great. Go for something formulated for dryer skin or something that states it has a dewy finish – this kind of formula will prevent any highlighting of dry areas on your face.

Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation – £8.99

2. Know Your Undertone.
Matching your skin to your foundation is always tricky but it’s made a little easier by knowing what undertone your skin actually has. Skin generally has ‘tones’ underneath it which are either warm, cool or neutral. Cool undertones in the skin contain red or blush tones, warm lean more towards gold and yellow tones and neutral tones are often a mixture of the two.

3. Prime!
Priming is a brilliant way to ensure that your foundation not only goes on easily, but stays on as well. They can help to ‘blur’ out fine lines and wrinkles as well as helping to diminish the look of larger pores.

Benefit ‘The PORE-fessional’ Primer – £24.50

4. Use The Right Tools
Finding the right tool to apply your foundation is key to getting the nicest finish. Generally, buffing and stippling are the best techniques to ensure natural and flawless application.

Stippling brushes are usually longer, synthetic bristled brushes that help to evenly distribute product with stippling motions.

Real Techniques Stipple Brush – £11.99

Buffing brushes are denser and can be used with either powder or liquid products. These are used on the skin with smaller, circular motions.

Sigma F80 Flat Kabuki Brush – £18.95

5. Use a Damp Sponge!
Using a damp sponge or brush can help to lift up any excess product from the skin, leaving you with a more natural look. It also helps to ‘press’ the product into the skin making it look a lot more flawless. You can use water or a toner to spritz a brush or sponge and then gently press it over the skin for a beautiful finish.

Real Techniques Sponge – £5.99

And there you have it, 5 Tips for foundation application!
I hope these tips came in handy and made a difference to your foundation routine. Let me know how they worked for you and if you have any of your own to share!

Thanks for reading. x

Author: Levinia Brady
Twitter: Levinia94
Blog: http://www.leviniasbeautyblog.co.uk

Calvin Klein Announces Limited Edition Denim Series

On 27/03/2015 by Bonafide Supernova

#mycalvins Denim Series Exclusively Available in the United Kingdom at Selfridges & Co.

Calvin Klein Jeans today announced the introduction of the Calvin Klein Jeans #mycalvins Denim Series, a limited edition, logo-driven offering inspired by athletic and urban streetwear. = the line will exclusively debut at Selfridges & Co. in the UK on April 15th in their stores, as well as online at selfridges.com.








The global image campaign – which features Kendall Jenner, alongside male model Simon Nessman – was shot by fashion photographer Alasdair McLellan and styled by Melanie Ward in New York City. This special campaign, produced under the creative direction of Calvin Klein, Inc.’s in-house ad agency and creative studio, includes a mix of print, outdoor and digital advertising components to support this new offering.

“Modeling for Calvin Klein Jeans is really a dream come true,” said Kendall. “I’ve grown up wearing the brand and seeing the iconic advertising in magazines and on billboards featuring some of the world’s top supermodels. To now be a part of that legacy is truly an honor.”

“Kendall is a modern beauty who brings her youthful spirit and edge to this special Calvin Klein Jeans campaign,” said Melisa Goldie, Chief Marketing Officer of Calvin Klein, Inc. “Kendall’s powerful fan base and global reach will further amplify the current cultural conversation surrounding the Calvin Klein Jeans brand and highlight this exciting limited edition.”

This new series, designed by Calvin Klein Jeans’ Global Creative Director, Kevin Carrigan, was influenced and inspired by the success of the #mycalvins social media campaign – which Kendall has participated in alongside a list of models, musicians, athletes, celebrities and influencers from around the world. The campaign encourages fans of the brand to post selfies of themselves wearing Calvin Klein using #mycalvins.

“This series is an expression of the athletic trend that’s happening right now,” said Mr. Carrigan. “I designed an assortment of unisex tees and tops to be mixed with denim in elevated street styles. These are the perfect wardrobe essentials for an active, youthful lifestyle like Kendall’s.”

Show yours. #mycalvins

Fashion Week Throwback: An Illustrator’s Perspective

On 27/03/2015 by Bonafide Supernova

Fashion week season is officially done and dusted and our contributing illustrator Megan had an amazing time at Paris Fashion Week. Megan specialises in live fashion illustration for events. Armed with her sketch book, Megan was able to catch the shows in motion, here are her personal #PFW show highlights.




A F Vandevorst 2


Anna Della Russo




Valentin Yudaskin 1






Rahul Mishra1


moon young hee 1


Manish Arora1


Manish Arora


Lutz Huelle


Lutz Huelle 1


issey miyake dancer


issey miyake


alexis mabille


You can see more of Megan’s work here

The Deal with Denim this Spring

On 27/03/2015 by Bonafide Supernova

Spring is all about fresh, clean colours. Think spring clean – stripping it back to basics and working that minimalistic look to achieve maximum style. A good pair of jeans can help you step into Spring looking fashionably ready, particularly a rich denim blue and pure white combination for SS15.


So let’s get styling…

First up we have the LIZZIE Light Wash Zip Hem Jean by Miss Selfridge. With a straightforward combination of a white blouse and black accessories we have essentially created a ‘go to’ spring look. It is with the imitation leather feature on the bag and the suede and patent material of the pointed loafers that work as subtle qualities to enhance the outfit’s opulent appeal.

Jeans: Miss Selfridge | Blouse: New Look | Bag: H&M | Shoes: Office

With skinny comes baggy and what’s more baggier than a pair of boyfriend jeans? The boyfriend fit can be a risky style to master as the last thing you want to do is make yourself appear short and frumpy. Petite girls suffer the most and with this in mind, Topshop’s PETITE MOTO Slim Lucas Boyfriend Jeans work great to help balance out proportions when you opt for this relaxed slouch look. A stylish way to tidy this ensemble is to roll the sleeves up or tuck the bottom flap of the shirt into the jeans to neaten the edges so to speak.
Jeans: Topshop | Shirt: Mango | Shoes: Zara

In the same family as boyfriend jeans, the mom jean is also a laid back denim look. It intertwines comfort with style and again is all about getting the proportions of your frame in order. In this instance, these Slim Fit Mom Jeans by Missguided can be worn with a short white crop top and a pair of comfy converse for a kicked back relax feel. Note that a belt will help nip in the waist giving the jeans some added shape.

Jeans: Missguided | Belt: New Look | Top: Topshop | Shoes: Office

If you read my last post on the Sleeveless Trench you’ll know that this style coat/jacket is becoming a Spring favourite. Worn with River Island’s Bright Mid-Blue Molly Jeggings your Spring calender will definitely be looking stylish!

Jeans: River Island | Jacket: Topshop | Shoes: River Island | Lipstick: MAC Cosmetics

Author: Fahmida Choudhury

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