Lesson one: It’s all about the peaks. A bare naked face that features the highs and lows, the dips and the dimples, once perfected, are the canvas of beauty. It’s a canvas you prepare with perfection for the colour it’s eager for.

When I visited Hudson’s Bay to watch British MUA, Alex Box paint a face from scratch I was mesmerized. Mostly by the preparation and measures that she took before she applied a whisper of bright colour to the face. Before sweeping on her shades of pink to later invade with strokes of green, Alex contoured the face unlike anything I’ve seen before.

Long, short, circles, sweeps, strokes. Every motion she made when applying the highlights and lowlights to the face made a miracle of a difference transforming the model’s face in to a contour worthy of landmark title.


{Illamasqua Gleam in Aurora $26}

Perusing through the newly installed Illamasqua counters I found love in a cream called Gleam. The buttery soft formula took to my fingertips with delicate ease and quickly dissolved in to a powder of high-shine when it touched the back of my hand. Take me to the nearest counter. How could I not?



And so I bring you the beauty of Illamasqua’s Gleam…the only highlighter you’ll ever need.