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Personal decisions

Personal decisions

Lately I have started applying makeup and dressing better. Most of my friends and people I know keep asking which guy is in my life that has made me change so much. My dad even asked me whether I was getting peer pressure from my friends with the whole makeover. It’s really disappointing when people attribute my change to a guy in the picture. Well, there is no guy and there is no peer pressure. I made the decision for a makeover all by myself. For years I had always dressed as a tomboy. Then… Continue reading →

Ask Lily:Do you know of any pocket-friendly make up artist?

Ask Lily:Do you know of any pocket-friendly make up artist?

Hi, I want to dare with make up you get? Like try lipstick that stands out and apply make up everyday. Do you know of any make up artist who is pocket friendly and can help me do this? Please I need this change as I have not been taking good care of myself and that is about to change. Ninz Photo credit: Ambrozjo

Make-up For Dummies (Like Me)

Make-up For Dummies (Like Me)

“So … I’ve been meaning to ask you … did you get a new boyfriend or something?” “Why?” “Because lately you’re all styled up and glamorous and make-up and everything!” We were in the bathroom at an office party. My workmate is the most gorgeous human being I’ve ever seen. She has pouty lips, luscious lashes, dark curly hair, and the slightest blush. She’s 5’9, a true African beauty with generously yummy curves, superb hips, and a flat tummy. She’s one of those girls who could wear a pillow case with a belt and look… Continue reading →

Give your face the perfect glow [Part 3]

Give your face the perfect glow [Part 3]

Powder The purpose of powder is to keep foundation on longer, to set the foundation(keeps it from slipping) add a little more coverage , take away shine and give the skin a polished flawless look. Since make up looks very different in the package than it does on your face then just like foundation it’s important to try it on your skin before you buy. The secret to powder is to get one with a yellow undertone and one that’s a shade lighter than your foundation. It will make your skin look natural, healthy and… Continue reading →

A guide for the ungirly [Part 2]

So, a few months ago, when I bought my first ever facial products, I went with Himalaya oily skin products. And that worked just fine for a few days, until my face broke out in what looked like sunburn. A week later, when I tried my first home facial, my skin burnt so intensely that I was tempted to smother myself with a pillow, just to stop the stinging. I decided, based on the burning, that perhaps my skin is dry. After all, I had had a facial once, for an interview at KQ, and… Continue reading →

Give your face the perfect glow [Part 2]

Give your face the perfect glow [Part 2]

FOUNDATION What do women want in a foundation? A flawless, natural-looking coverage that evens out their skin. Today, foundation comes in many different textures, consistencies and formulas. Finding the right foundation is like finding the perfect fitting jeans. Types of Foundations 1. Oil-free and matte liquid foundations Has a smooth finish with no shine or dewy appearance. How long foundation lasts usually depends on how oily your skin is. It is therefore a good idea to always set your foundation with a light dusting of loose powder. Most oil-free and matte liquid foundations provide sheer… Continue reading →

Give your face the perfect glow [Part 1]

Give your face the perfect glow [Part 1]

Concealer It’s used to cover minor blemishes from birthmarks, sunspots, age spots and under eye circles. It’s one of the most important products in any woman’s beauty arsenal. In fact it is known as the secret of the beauty universe. Most women suffer from undereye circles and usually, concealer is the only way to go. So how do you determine what is a good concealer and a bad one. A bad concealer is chalky dry or greasy and may emphasize the flaws you are trying to cover up. A good concealer is smooth, creamy and… Continue reading →

Make up tools: Brushes

The right make up tools can make a difference between looking unpolished to looking flat-out fabulous. The right make up tools also make make up application easy and results in a flaw less looking face. The right make up brushes will probably be your biggest make up tool investment so it’s important to know how to shop for them. So how do you tell between a good make up brush from a bad one? The bristles should feel soft against the skin and never scratchy or rough. It does not matter whether they are made… Continue reading →

Say “I Do” to a beautiful you!

Say “I Do” to a beautiful you!

December is around the corner and here in Kenya, the wedding season will be at its peak. So this is for all the brides out there busy preparing for your big day. Right now if you have not done so already, you are busy looking for the perfect dress, perfect invitation, perfect location, perfect flowers and perfect everything. Or so you think. One of the most overlooked areas during this time is wedding day beauty. Usually the bride-to-be will have envisioned how her hair and nails will look but totally ignores the makeup department or… Continue reading →

Beauty Is Not Only Skin Deep – The Cover Matters

Beauty Is Not Only Skin Deep – The Cover Matters

Not many of us think of experimenting with make up until we are in high school second form to be precise. During my time the best we could do was face powder (white in colour), black eye pencil that we would use as the only make up tool. We line our eyebrows, our lips heck even the infamous faux beauty spot. Times have changed and so I hope we threw all these mistakes out of the window and styled up a little bit. I hope that since you are on the lily review you own… Continue reading →

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