Undercover Construction…

Since we all know that a bit of light hearted goss never goes astray, I just thought I’d give you the heads up regarding a bit of the big changes going on behind the scenes with Beauty Marked!. The Beauty Marked! Team has been working hard to bring you a new and improved and uber tjuzed up Beauty Marked! Site. The Get Even More Gorgeous With Beauty Marked! Blog and the Beauty Marked! Online Beauty Magazine will be merged and loads of crazy cool features will be added. Fingers crossed this bigger than Ben-Hur project should be finished by April 08.

Without giving too much away there will be additional extras like online beauty seminars to further enhance the ongoing beauty and grooming seminars that Beauty Marked! leads around the country. There will be greater search-ability of the Site for more effective use of the wealth of information contained across the Site and subscriber only areas just for starters. Thank heavens much of the drilling, sawing, and hammering will go on offline, so not too much should be disrupted with the existing Beauty Marked! resources, which is great, well…until we go live that is. Wish us luck that the work continues to go smoothly and that there won’t be any big breaks in your Beauty Marked! reading pleasure. It’s all so very exciting! Gosh, you have no idea how hard it is to not let this great big beautiful cat out of the bag. So, until then, my lovelies, keep shinning brightly and know it won’t be too long before all is radiantly revealed. *doing the silly-crazy-little-kid-excited dance*

February 25, 2008. All things beauty, beauty tips, grooming, makeup tips, beauty tools, skincare tips. 1 Comment.

Mail Call!


Dear BM!,

Rumor has it you are a huge cream blush fan. Do you have any tips on how to apply it? I am not 100% sure as to the best way and knew you’d have a tip or two to help me out. Thanks in advance.

I do love a touch of cream blush, that’s for sure…nearly, but not quite, as much as receiving emails from my cherished readers. I did a post sometime in early 2007 that extolled the virtues of cream blush and it gave a tip or three that you may find useful. Here’s an encore posting for your reading pleasure. Enjoy!

Cream Blush Anyone?

February 22, 2008. beauty tips, makeup, makeup tips. No Comments.

Nice Day For Ducks…

I don’t know about the weather in your neck of the woods, but in Beauty Marked!’s, it’s been pretty abysmal. Light showers one minute, scorchingly hot and humid the next followed by hail, threats of hypothermia and hideous torrential downpours. The weather has just been unreal and more labile in the shortest space of time than most makeup maven’s FOTDs can, quite possibly, stand. This crazy, ultra changeable weather reminds me of a fun, spirited article I once came across on the web titled, ‘makeup for a monsoon’. Gotta love the web. Oddly enough, I recall it offering some pretty good tips to keep in mind and the stellar pearls were pretty much in accord with anything I could come up with. Lets see…from memory, the monsoonal makeup essentials were:

Waterproof mascara
creamy lipstick in a trans lip/cheek type colour
Long last gel eyeliner
Powder eyeshadow or loose pigment
Cream blush
Powder blush

Makes sense to me. The only things I recall not on the list, but would be an ever-so-useful BM! addition to the Makeup Mavens Monsoonal Makeup Essentials would be:

Lip and Cheek stain
Mineral Makeup
Colour-free Lip balm

With these three added items, you’d be pretty sorted. The lip and cheek stain would be a fab base for when everything else either melted or blew off in all wonky weather. Mineral makeup is generally pretty water resistant, easy wearing, lightweight, and protective while offering you a medium coverage for the most part and doesn’t tend to go manky with heat, sweat or rain. Lip balm…well this ought to be everyone’s staple beauty item as it can be swung in a great many directions with masterful effect for the most part. What other beauty product can you think of that can double or even treble as a hair styling product, cream eyeshadow and blush when mixed with pigment, and function as a spot makeup remover in a pinch? Lip balm can freshen up most makeup when tending to running repairs, all the while acting as a sneaky bit of moisturizer for those rogue ashy patches that can become manifest in the mayhem of the weather of the moment. *idea*

I don’t know about you, but I think you’d be better than sorted if you battened down the hatches with these beaut meteorologically inspired bits of makeup magic in your arsenal. In fact, you’d be one darling ducky indeed.

February 13, 2008. beauty tips, makeup, grooming, makeup tips, hair, beauty tools, skincare tips, lips, makeup trends. No Comments.

Bene Babes Unite!


A gorgeous little birdie just told me some seriously exciting news: As of April 2008, Benefit Cosmetics Australia will be opening its very first Benefit Boutique! The Benefit Boutique will be located at 94 Oxford Street Paddington, New South Wales Australia and will be showcasing Benefit’s full range of products, including ‘Fake-its’- Benefit’s quick fix beauty solutions and makeup, skincare, and fragrance. Benefit beauty consultants will be on hand to take customers from now to WOW!

In April, the Benefit Boutique in Paddington will also be pleased to introduce Benefit’s regarded and well established beauty services menu to Australia, which will include professional brow shaping, brow and lash tinting, and bikini waxing!
*happy dance*

Be sure to check back with Beauty Marked! for more goss as it comes to hand. Because you know me…If I know it, you’ll know it!

February 6, 2008. skincare, beauty tips, makeup, grooming, makeup tips, new products, beauty trends, fragrance, beauty tools, skincare tips, eyebrows. No Comments.

The Quick Face.


A Johnny Come Lately I may be, but I just realized that I have a Quick Face makeup look. Do you? It dawned on me that whenever I am in a rush and daren’t go sans makeup, I always tend to grab the following:

C’est tout! And the bestest bit about a Quick Face is that it is indeed quick. I can do the above in about 5 minutes max. Not bad, ay? All this to say Gorgeous Ones, it’s worth perfecting the Quick Face…because you just never know what adventures lay ahead for you and with the Quick Face you’re sure to look more than a bit of alright in anticipation for every eventuality. We love that!

January 28, 2008. beauty tips, makeup, makeup tips, lips, makeup trends, eyebrows. 1 Comment.

The Perfect Accessory!


“I have never seen a sincerely smiling face that was not simply beautiful.”
-Beauty Marked!

January 24, 2008. All things beauty, beauty tips, grooming, makeup tips, skincare tips, beautiful quotations. No Comments.

Affirmations For A Gorgeous Life:

Inside of me there is an endless supply of love. The more I affirm the abundance of love and positivity within me and generously share it with others, the more I have. I take loving care of my body, groom myself and feed my spirit at every opportunity. I am radiantly beautiful as is the world around me.

January 15, 2008. All things beauty, beauty tips, grooming, makeup tips, skincare tips, Affirmations. No Comments.

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