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Are YOU one of the 80% of women wearing the wrong colour foundation?

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You know that remarkable statistic that says that between 80-90% of women are wearing the wrong bra size? The same goes for Foundation! The thing is, like a bunch of us who had no idea our boobs weren’t getting the support…

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How to Win Over your Bride *Before* the Wedding

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A few weeks ago, I received a slightly panicked phone call from a soon-to-be Groom, Braydn, wanting to know if I could do his fiancée’s wedding hair and makeup in three days’ time. I was actually booked, but I managed…

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Do You Need ‘Brow Rehab’?

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This Blog Post was originally published in the Australian Content Magazine. The power of the haughty arch of a beautifully sculpted brow should not be underestimated. It’s a multi-talented facial feature, which can convey surprise, derision, anger, sarcasm, seduction and…

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Do you need to be Symmetrical to be Beautiful?

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This is a really interesting question! If you’ve spent any time with me as a Makeup Artist, you’ll know that I often talk about how women will apologise for their face when I’m doing their makeup – maybe they have…

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Creating Fabulous Personal Branding

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Recently, I’ve been working with some clients on their overall image and how they portray themselves to the world and I’ve noticed a few key points that will make your next foray into the public space a self-assured, beautifully groomed…

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How to Rock a Red Lip

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How to Rock a Red Lip “I can’t wear a red lip – it just doesn’t suit my colouring”, said one of my Makeup Lesson clients the other day. Ihear this a lot with red lippie. Somewhere, some of us have gotten…

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Have you got attractive armpits?

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Have you seen this around the internet yet? Dyeing your armpit hair? Pretty colours under your arms to match the hair on your head or your outfit? Well, I have. I’ve seen it a lot in various forums and pages…

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Holiday Makeup Tips & Hints – How to look amazing all day and night!

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  This holiday season, it’s easy to do your own makeup and look the part for Christmas and New Year glamour. Iridis Makeup Maven Peta-Gai shares the six key products that you need to ensure your makeup lasts the distance, looks amazing…

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Angelina’s White Powder Makeup Fail! What happened??

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  As a Makeup Artists, there’s not much worse for us than seeing a photo of makeup work we’ve done that doesn’t look the same as it did when the client has left our makeup chair. And the latest example…

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New Year (Makeup) Resolutions

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If you’re like a lot of the population at the moment, you’re setting goals, making resolutions and hoping that 2014 is better in all ways than 2013. Well, I’m making some BEAUTY New Year Resolutions, with the hope that 2014…

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The Makeup Dilemma: Are you actually attractive without makeup?

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When I started Iridis Cosmetics I was always really concerned about the message that a makeup company sends to its market; the message that you “need” to wear makeup in order to look pretty. I never wanted Iridis to fall…

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The Butterfly Effect

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I’m 40. It’s weird being 40. I have money to buy nice clothes and go on nice holidays and I have a much deeper sense of self, but I also have wrinkles and squishy bits where before there was no…

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