I have unsightly large pores. What’s the best way to look flawless when applying make-up? – Cassy Frost
Dealing with pores is all about your skincare routine, which should help minimise them to get a flawless look. There are pore minimising primers out there too, and these can help deal with the issue and fill them in. This will help give you a flawless finish. Cleansing is key to help remove any dirt in the pores and toning will help restrict pores. Try MAC Fix + – keep it in the fridge and then spritz over the face. This will help restrict pores as well because of the cold temperature on the skin.
What make-up products do you know of that are animal-friendly? (international and / or local)? – Kie-Mari Landman
Please advise on the easiest way to shade in eyebrows for dark hair. I want perfect brows! – Ragheema Hamed
There are two ways to create perfect brows. One is to use a brow pencil to shade in the brows and the other way is to take a powder (either an eyeshadow or a brow kit with powder) and use a small angled brush to apply the product. When you’re choosing a shade, you want to go a shade lighter than your hair colour, unless you’re really going for a very bold brow.
Take an eyebrow brush and brush in upward strokes along the brow to make sure all the hairs are in the same direction and tidy. With the brow pen, work gently from the inner corner of the brow, applying in upward motions and then thin out as you get to the outer corner. You basically want the middle point of the brow where it arches to be the darkest and then lighter as you move out.
The same works with an angled brush – you take the powder and then work in upward motions. To work out where the brow should start and end, take a brush and hold along the bridge of your nose. Where the brush starts at the top of the nose is where the brow should start, so if you don’t have a lot of hair or your brow doesn’t quite reach, you need to cheat and create the shape starting from that point. The brow should finish by the outer corner of the eye, so again cheat the shape by drawing it in. You can also invest in brow templates that can help you draw in the brow and then fill in with colour.