Face Of The Day – Rose Glow + GIVEAWAY

Rose Glow Makeup Look

As warmer weather approaches and we are nearing Spring, I find myself desperately clinging to anything remotely ‘Winter-y’.  By now you should know Winter is my favourite season, there is nothing quite like snuggling under a cozy duvet while watching YouTube videos / your favourite series (by the way, I watched Pretty Little Liars seasons 1 to 6 these past few weeks) and sipping on a cup of hot frothy coffee.  I recently discovered the Woolworths Cinnamon flavour ground coffee and their Chocolate flavour ground coffee.  Holy mackerel, both are delicious!  I’m not a fan of chocolate, but I love the dark chocolate infusion in the ground coffee beans.  If you love your flavoured coffees, but still want something that actually tastes like quality coffee – check out the Cinnamon one here, and the Chocolate one here.

Rose Glow Makeup Look

Ok, getting back to makeup…  During Winter I like to stick to fairly natural and glow-y makeup looks, and this is the time when I experiment with different types of cream and liquid products.  I find I can’t really use a lot of cream-based products during the Summer months, because I have combination skin (oily T-zone) and it can sometimes look a bit too dewy.  Another reason why I like to use cream and liquid products, is because my skin tends to look a bit dry, dull and lacklustre during the colder months.  So I like to ditch the heavy stuff and opt for only the products that highlight, luminize, and enhance my natural radiance (a good BB cream is a must-have in my opinion).

LA Girl Beauty Brick Nudes Eyeshadow Palette

Today I used a very special eyeshadow palette to create this natural rose glow makeup look (along with a few other top notch products) – if you would like to check out my ‘Review – L.A. Girl Beauty Brick Nudes vs. Urban Decay Naked 3’ blog post, then click here.  In that blog post I give you the lowdown on how similar this affordable palette is, compared to the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette (I own both), plus there are comparison swatches too.

I didn’t create a dramatic eyeshadow look, because I wanted to keep it soft, natural and feminine as that’s the type of look I have been into lately.  All in all, I think the L.A. Girl Beauty Brick eyeshadow palettes are incredible quality for the price.

I’m all about highlighting at the moment, and I like to layer a liquid / cream highlighter with a powder – this ensures longevity, plus adds an extra pop of luminosity.  The liquid highlighter I used for this look is from Topshop (the L’Oréal Magic Lumi Light Infusing Primer is also a great option), what I like about liquid versions is that you can mix them with your favourite foundation to give a dewy all-over glow, or use it over foundation on your cheekbones (or anywhere else) to reflect light in all the right places.

If you don’t want your whole face to glow because your skin might be on the oilier side, highlight your cheekbones with only a powder highlighter to add a subtle glow.

Makeup Look LA Girl Nudes Palette


Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser (to prime my face, now available in South Africa at Dis-Chem and Clicks)

Human + Kind 5-in-1 BB Cream – Light To Medium (loving this at the moment, if you find the Sorbet BB cream in ‘Light’ is still too dark for you – then this one might be what you’re looking for)

MAC Select Cover-Up Concealer – NW25 (for my panda dark circles)

Catrice Re-Touch Light-Reflecting Concealer (to highlight the rest of my face)

Clinique Sculpting Contour Chubby Stick – Curvy Contour (to contour my cheeks, nose and forehead & blended out using a damp Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge)

Topshop All Over Glow Liquid Illuminator (dabbed onto my cheekbones, above the arch of my brows, tip of the nose, cupid’s bow and chin using a damp Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge)

Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder – 001 Transparent (to set my under eye concealer, and mattify my forehead)

Essence Sun Club Matt Bronzing Powder – Blondes (to bronze the perimeters of the face)

MAC Mineralize Blush – Gentle (a beautiful plum-tinged pink with fine gold shimmers)

Physicians Formula Mineral Glow Pearls Powder (to add a bit more highlight the cheekbones, tip of the nose and chin – it is such a beautiful silky powder that creates an airbrushed, luminous glow)


MAC Brow Pencil – Lingering

Catrice Eyebrow Filler Brow Gel

L.A. Girl PRO Eyeshadow Primer – Nude (used to prime the lids and conceal any redness / discoloration)

Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder – 001 Transparent (to lightly set the primer making blending of the eyeshadows I place on top a bit easier)

L.A. Girl Beauty Brick Nudes Eyeshadow Palette:

Shade #2 (a matte mauve shade, blended into the crease)

Shade #4 (a darker matte mauve shade, blended into the lower crease area)

Shade #3 (a stunning rose gold shimmer shade, placed onto the entire lid)

Shade #1 (a matte off-white shade, used to highlight the brow bone and inner corner)

Shade #11 (a smoky black shimmer with rosy red micro-shimmer, applied to the upper lash line to smoke it out)

The Body Shop Velvet Gel Eyeliner Pencil – Black (to tightline upper lash line)

Shade #2 (blended along the lower lash line)

Maybelline One By One Volum’ Express Mascara – Black


MAC Lustre Lipstick – Syrup

I then set my makeup using the NYX Dewy Finish Makeup Setting Spray.

LA Girl Eyeshadow Palette Giveaway

Whoop!  Whoop!  I bought an extra L.A. Girl Beauty Brick Nudes palette AND an L.A. Girl Beauty Brick Smoky palette just for YOU!  Both these palettes are limited edition, and literally flew off the shelves when Dis-Chem imported them a couple of months ago.

LA Girl Beauty Brick Smoky Eyeshadow Palette

The Smoky palette contains an array of cool-toned greys, blues, bronzes and deep navy shades – perfect for creating sultry eyeshadow looks.

Here’s how you can enter to win the L.A. Girl Beauty Brick Palettes (but remember to enter through the Rafflecopter widget, otherwise your entries won’t be valid):

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Please remember: You don’t HAVE to do all of the above – if you’d only like to leave a comment below, then your entry will still be valid.  The other ones are there so that you can gain more entries for the giveaway.

The giveaway is open to South African residents only.

A winner will be chosen on the 26th of August 2015 & I will announce the winner on Twitter, Facebook and on the Rafflecopter widget.

Good luck!



  1. Arleen Marree
    18 August 2015 / 13:30

    What a pretty look! I am going to try and recreate it myself. My makeup staple is mascara. I can’t go without it.

  2. Rhea
    18 August 2015 / 13:33

    That lipstick is stunning! How do you get your look natural? So pretty!

  3. 18 August 2015 / 13:36

    When I saw the pictures of your previous post about LA Girl’s palette, I rushed to Dischem, but all of them were sold out. I love the highlight you used on your face and it makes you glow. Loved the blog!!

  4. Lisa Brown
    18 August 2015 / 13:37

    The staple in my makeup collection is bronzer: have some many brands, use it daily no matter what 🙂

  5. Stacey
    18 August 2015 / 13:46

    make up staple is my brow liner, my face doesn’t feel finished till they’re done.

  6. Michelle Baron
    18 August 2015 / 13:50

    Love the look! Would love to know what you think of the NYX setting spray?
    My staple is definitely liquid liner…the Woolworths Dipliner is surprisingly amazing, doesn’t budge!

  7. 18 August 2015 / 13:52

    Mascara. I need length and volume!

  8. Natalie M
    18 August 2015 / 13:52

    Love love love the lipstick, definitely going to go get one asap.

    Awesome giveaway, yay

  9. Nicolene
    18 August 2015 / 13:55

    Wow you are and look Amazing! Love the lip colour x

  10. Megan
    18 August 2015 / 13:59

    Stunning Look. Love your eye shadow looks amazing

  11. Joles
    18 August 2015 / 13:59

    Wow! You look stunning, so so so pretty in pink <3 I would love to have the look myself in time for Spring (and our wedding) 🙂

  12. Kayleigh Doveton
    18 August 2015 / 14:03

    Such a stunning simple look, love all the products you used.

  13. Lalannie
    18 August 2015 / 14:08

    My staple is the bodyshop primer.

    I have been lusting after these palettes since you were announced them on the blog but was sold out ever since!!

  14. Kaye-Leigh Killian
    18 August 2015 / 14:09

    I NEED this palette! Just for every day work make up, this would be fantastic.

  15. Megs Hartwig
    18 August 2015 / 14:19

    Amazing giveaway! Sunscreen is hands-down the most important beauty product I own. If I am not putting it on my face every day (yes, even in the winter), then you’re doing yourself a huge disservice. I basically consider that sunscreen is a wrinkle-defying, sunspot-deflecting, cancer-blocking miracle lotion, forking over the cash required to get the good stuff feels a hell of a lot less painful 😉 Fingers crossed.

  16. Tania
    18 August 2015 / 14:21

    Love this look!

  17. Natalie
    18 August 2015 / 14:22

    Couldn’t possibly go without mascara!

  18. LiezelTee
    18 August 2015 / 14:24

    EYE LOVE EYESHADOW! But cannot live without mascara

  19. Falon Harris
    18 August 2015 / 14:25

    What a pretty look. Love the shades you have used.
    Think my winter make-up staple would have to be bronzer as my tan fades away throughout winter. I love the glow that bronzer adds to your face without the fear of looking jerseylicious

  20. Roxi
    18 August 2015 / 14:26

    Wow, what a beautiful make up look!
    My staple is the Maybelline- falsies mascara (the purple one)!
    I would also like to know how you found the nyx finishing spray?!

  21. 18 August 2015 / 14:26

    My staple is definitely my eyeshadow palettes. I can’t live without them. I would love to win this LA Girl Eyeshadow Brick because I have been looking for it and can never find them. 🙁

  22. Lindie
    18 August 2015 / 14:26

    This is a stunning look! I love the beautiful spring colors – it looks so fresh and virbrant. I would love to try the nude palette.

  23. Tanusta Jainarain
    18 August 2015 / 14:27

    If I didn’t read ur post I wouldn’t have known hw lovely L.A. Girl Beauty Brick Palettes are , Im so impressed they r stunning!

  24. Kate Smith
    18 August 2015 / 14:27

    FLIP!!!!! I called every Dischem in Cape Town trying to get my hands on these two exact pallets after seeing them on your blog originally and the only one left was the Neon brick (oooooow) at a Dischem 2 hours drive away from where I live!!! Such a fab giveaway.

  25. Shantel Govender
    18 August 2015 / 14:29

    My staple make up is lipgloss , I can’t go a day without it .

  26. Rhea
    18 August 2015 / 14:34

    My staple is lipstick. I can’t handle a day without it

  27. Nastassja
    18 August 2015 / 14:36

    Those palettes are gorgeous! Love love… I cannot live without mascara & lipgloss.

  28. Anina
    18 August 2015 / 14:37

    Maskara al die pad – Sumptuous Extreme van EL, ek het nog nie ene gekry wat naby dit kom nie.
    Oe, en n goeie sonskerm.

  29. Melinda
    18 August 2015 / 14:38

    Absolutely beautiful look

  30. Monique
    18 August 2015 / 14:40

    Gorgeous look, Luzanne.
    My heart is so sore cos I wasn’t able to get my hands on the LA Girl Nudes!

  31. jade
    18 August 2015 / 14:42

    My make staple is BB cream 🙂 great for every day wear

  32. 18 August 2015 / 14:43

    Definitely a bronzer to look sunkissed and slim down my face

  33. 18 August 2015 / 14:45

    Oh my gosh, oh my gosh! I can’t help but check out the LA Girl stand in Dischem every time I’m there hoping they have new stock, to no avail 🙂 My staple makeup product is my trusty Revlon PhotoReady foundation – they’ve recently changed the formula, and I’m on my last bottle, but that’s a worry for a different day!

  34. 18 August 2015 / 14:45

    I absolutely cannot go without a beautiful, rich blush! I love Rose D’oro by Milani (I bought this on a trip overseas), which is a baked product (my favorite). I also love naughty nude by Revlon, and my Elf blush palette. I’m always looking for great baked drugstore blushes. I feel prettier already when I put on some blush and some chapstick! A healthy winter flush is a must for me.

    I love this look on you and didn’t even know about these palettes! The Naked 3 palette is a bit pricey for me, so this seems like a great alternative. Thank you for the review- I find ones like these most helpful in terms of knowing which products to try next. Great job!

  35. ann
    18 August 2015 / 14:53

    Definitely my mascara

  36. Carolyn Augustus
    18 August 2015 / 14:54

    My staple is lipgloss

  37. Angelique Greyling
    18 August 2015 / 15:04

    Love Maybelline baby skin, so happy it’s finally available in SA.

  38. mercialeen o'connor
    18 August 2015 / 15:09

    stunning, make up looks beautiful

  39. Nikki
    18 August 2015 / 15:15

    You make all this make up stuff look so effortless!
    That L.A. Girl Beauty Brick Nudes Eyeshadow Palette is gorgeous. It’s a really great mixture of shades.

  40. Jenny Meier
    18 August 2015 / 15:15

    What a great alternative to the Naked palettes. Would live to add these to my collection. ..

  41. schantelle
    18 August 2015 / 15:16

    Looking Gorgeous, Love the nude look.
    A BB-Cream product is a staple in my makeup collection 🙂

  42. Kel
    18 August 2015 / 15:17

    A definite must for me to get my self one this coming weekend ( L.A. Girl Beauty Brick Nudes Eye shadow Palette )

  43. Missy
    18 August 2015 / 15:18

    aaaaaah your makeup is always on point – stunning look. I lurv the neutral look.

    Awesome giveaway – I have searched high and low and I could not get my hands on one of those palettes 🙁

  44. Stephanie
    18 August 2015 / 15:20

    Fantastic new look to try out! Love the nude palette!

  45. Nicole Baikie
    18 August 2015 / 15:21

    Love the subtle glow without going full-on J-lo! Mascara is defo my staple.

  46. Chelsea
    18 August 2015 / 15:28

    I would love to win these gorgeous palettes! I was so upset when I couldn’t get my hands on the Smoky Palette – literally all you need to create a gorgeous look 🙂

  47. meggan
    18 August 2015 / 15:33

    Love the look! My absolute staple is bronzer

  48. Robyn Wewege
    18 August 2015 / 15:44

    My staple is Mac Bronzer. Feel like my face looks half asleep without it

  49. Amalia
    18 August 2015 / 15:49

    Definitely my lippies, I have quite a few, won’t say too many though, and won’t ever be able to say which one is my favorite, but I love a good lip, especially a pink one.

  50. Anderine Ferreira
    18 August 2015 / 15:50

    Such beautiful palettes. I think I’m in love with make up ( maybe like it a bit too much). I can’t go without my estee lauder foundation.

  51. Jackie Katzen
    18 August 2015 / 16:10

    Estee Lauder double wear foundation in Desert beige

  52. Carolyn
    18 August 2015 / 16:22

    Such a beautiful make up look you created!

  53. Marelke
    18 August 2015 / 16:30

    Eyeshadows are definitely a staple. Can’t have enough! I would love to get my hands on the L.A girl nude pallette. Absolutely love your blog

  54. Suzanne G
    18 August 2015 / 16:32

    My makeup staple is lipstick. No matter what when leaving house I always have lipstick on. I love your look–very pretty.

  55. Carmen klassen
    18 August 2015 / 16:40

    I wear my eye makeup very similar to your at least 4 times a week.its my go to eye makeup.
    Face wise i love eyeshadow and lippies and of course you know i love nail polish not sure if its makeup perse.

    I have been using humankind cleanser and i love it. I should try there bb cream but you know i love my LA girl pro bb cream.

  56. bianca
    18 August 2015 / 16:51

    Love this blog post!!!

  57. Kelsey Niehaus
    18 August 2015 / 17:15

    Ooohh, those palettes look soo pretty <3 Love the look that you created!

  58. Alison
    18 August 2015 / 17:21

    Beautiful look! Will defiantly try the Human + Kind BB cream, been struggling to find one to match my super pale skin!
    Thanks for the lovely posts

  59. Shannon
    18 August 2015 / 17:22

    I absolutely love the look you created – so pretty and girly without being over-the-top. Plus, I need to get my hands on that MAC blush. My makeup staple is highlighter. I’m all about the glow and I’m always looking for new ones to add to my collection. 🙂

  60. 18 August 2015 / 18:03

    Thank You for this awesome giveaway. My makeup staple would be a primer. I have both high-end and drugstore brands and although one does give better results than the other when it comes to overall effectiveness when I’m getting ready for a big night out – I find that no matter how much or how little foundation I place over any primer (even if it’s just a BB cream) – it always just looks so much better, smoother and more polished. 🙂

  61. Michaela
    18 August 2015 / 18:29

    Love the nude palette – been needing one!

  62. Janesse
    18 August 2015 / 18:33

    Those colours look great, I started using the Maybelline pore eraser, and its totes amazing.
    Have you tried any of the Sleek iDivine Palettes, They are highly pigmented and come in a variety of shimmery and matte shades.

    PS love the giveaway, good luck to all you lovely ladies

  63. Sameera
    18 August 2015 / 19:03

    The colours are so beautiful, its warm shades but its able to make your face look flawless

  64. Bianca Balutto
    18 August 2015 / 19:22

    I can’t go without eyeliner! It makes me look ‘alive’ and brings out my eyes without it I just look tired and pale.

  65. Coral
    18 August 2015 / 19:40

    Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser is my staple.

  66. Francesca
    18 August 2015 / 19:45

    The staple in my makeup is liquid eyeliner.
    Thanks for the great giveaway! 😉

  67. Ayesha Bhayat
    18 August 2015 / 19:49

    These are so stunning.
    Wonder if you can do a comparison between the LA GIRL smokey and the new urban decay naked smokey?

  68. rehana seedat
    18 August 2015 / 19:52

    Love Mascara

  69. 18 August 2015 / 19:58

    Beautiful look! I was lucky enough to get one of the Nude palettes earlier this year, but holding thumbs that I win because I know how much my mom also wanted one 🙂

  70. Paula
    18 August 2015 / 20:20

    The LA Girl Palette is so difficult to find, definitely entering. Love the Rose look, it looks fresh & very pretty!

  71. Debora
    18 August 2015 / 20:50

    MAC lipsticks 🙂

  72. Clare
    18 August 2015 / 21:12

    Love this look. Such a pretty everyday look 🙂

  73. 18 August 2015 / 21:35

    Absolutely love this post and the inspiration to use the pallette – hope I win xxx

  74. Janneke
    18 August 2015 / 21:37

    My LA Girl concealer is definitely a staple! Must have product!

  75. Florinda
    18 August 2015 / 22:16

    My absolute staple is the kajal.
    Thank you for this amazing chance! Finger crossed 😉

  76. Trillina Palemi
    18 August 2015 / 22:16

    The staple in my makeup collection is lipstick!

  77. Linelle
    19 August 2015 / 06:41

    I love that Nude palette, always look for it when I go to Dischem and have loved it ever since you posted the original review 🙂 I did find the ‘Ultra’ palette but would love to own the ‘Nudes’ palette!

  78. 19 August 2015 / 06:54

    My make up staple is my foundation. I could leave the house without anything else on, but not my foundation. My skin is THAT lame 🙁

    I adore how fresh-faced and soft your makeup looks in these photos. I’ve been trying desperately to get my hands on the LA Girl Nude Palette but I can’t find it in stock ANYWHERE.

  79. Rebecca Jasper
    19 August 2015 / 07:57

    My staple make-up product is a good mascara. It saves lives!

  80. 19 August 2015 / 08:32

    Great post I love that you compare high end cosmetics to drug store as one cannot always afford the high end items and that you mix then in your tutorials. Thanks for sharing

  81. Carla VDW
    19 August 2015 / 08:58

    I just cannot do without Mascara. And an Eyebrow Pencil. And BB Cream 🙂

  82. Faatima
    19 August 2015 / 09:25

    Mascara is definitely my staple item.

  83. 19 August 2015 / 09:31

    A highlighter is a staple! Especially during winter when I am looking all sorts of dull!

    I missed these at Dischem, and really need one! Although, apparently they will be in store again soon… Fingers crossed!

  84. 19 August 2015 / 09:33

    I find a really good mascara is my staple makeup product – I bought the Maybelline Lash Sensation mascara a couple of days ago at Dischem and I can already tell it’s going to be my new favourite mascara!

  85. Michelle
    19 August 2015 / 10:07

    Holding thumbs so hard!! 😀

  86. 19 August 2015 / 10:08

    For myself personally a good lipstick is all I need to finish off a winter look and im also totally willing to wear those summery nudes in winter =)..I know you really enjoyed the Physicians Formula glow pearls but I however didn’t and it one of those products I feel I wasted my money on, its sooooo sheer I feel like id be sitting there for days applying it to get the amount of highlight I want, it honestly does nothing for my olive/tan skin tone

  87. bilqees bano
    19 August 2015 / 10:52

    My staple is lipstick 🙂

  88. Lucinda Leila Singh
    19 August 2015 / 10:57

    A beautiful look! Can’t go without mascara and some kajal 🙂 LA girl ranges are awesome and not hard on the wallet for sure!

  89. Ines Valenti
    19 August 2015 / 11:10

    Those pallets are absolutely amazing!

  90. Janet
    19 August 2015 / 11:30

    Hi there, thank you for a great post (and giveaway)! A staple in my makeup collection is without a doubt, my Maybelline mascara. I’ve tried a few other brands just for interest’s sake, but nothing matches up to Maybelline’s brilliant mascara range (my personal favourite is the famous Maybelline Great Lash mascara). Must be some secret formula or brush design or something, I don’t know – but I love it and have one in my makeup bag at home and one in my handbag when I’m out and about so that come rain or shine, my eyes are bright and defined 🙂

  91. Charlene
    19 August 2015 / 11:35

    Luzanne, wow what a lovely look for Spring that is crawling closer. Definitely a look to try my side. I cannot start my day without mascara, lipgloss and some blush. Thanx again for sharing all the looks with us. Ps, also love your knitted beanie, very cute. Have a lovely afternoon. 🙂

  92. Jyothi Laldas
    19 August 2015 / 11:45

    So much prettiness!

  93. aaron reck
    19 August 2015 / 12:32

    I prefer nudes. I saw this is on twitter. I’m in the United States.

  94. aaron reck
    19 August 2015 / 12:37

    I can’t go anywhere without BB cream. Just in case I have a break out that way I can have some coverage.

  95. Nicole
    19 August 2015 / 13:46

    Thank you for the L.A. Girl Nude palette review, I’ve been searching for it for quite a while but my local Dischem (in fact all of them) is always sold out. Suppose it’s a great sign for the brand though.
    I recently purchased the Catrice Nudes palette and I was a bit disappointed so I hope when I eventually do find stock that it’s going to be what I’ve been looking for.

    Great posts as always. 🙂

  96. Nicole
    19 August 2015 / 13:56

    Oh and Mascara – no question about it.

  97. Mousumee Nath
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  98. Ayesha
    19 August 2015 / 17:38

    Hey. Lovely blog with beautiful photos. Is the video up on youtube? I cant seem to find it

  99. Jessica
    19 August 2015 / 17:39

    My makeup staple is mascara, it can completely change how my face looks in seconds! My favourite one is the Max Factor False Lash effect mascara!

  100. Vivella
    19 August 2015 / 18:44

    Like many others who commented, I also went looking for the LA palettes a while back and of course they were sold out. It is a great giveaway! I also love their Pro concealer and have stocked up, though the little tubes last for ages!
    That Physicians Formula highlighter looks so pretty too.

  101. Tracy Jacobs
    19 August 2015 / 19:53

    My staple is mascara, just can’t go without it:)

  102. 19 August 2015 / 20:38

    I love the look Luzanne!
    My staple make-up product has to be my LA Girl HD Pro Concealor. It is budget-friendly and really helps with covering up my acne. It blends in perfectly which is an added bonus.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    The Glam Unicorn | Beauty Blog

  103. Eleanore
    19 August 2015 / 21:02

    Love your makeup!
    Syrup is my all time favourite Mac lipstick!

  104. Amy
    19 August 2015 / 21:09

    Amazing giveaway! I am always nosing around Dischem for the LA Girl Nudes palette ever since I read your review a few months ago…but they never have it! 🙁 so would love to win it!

    My makeup staple is eyeliner…i cannot leave the house without it…like, really. I look tired & well, sick, without it smudged on my lower lashline & just a subtle shadow on my lids

    Thank you so much for the amazing blog you are running & all the blood and sweat you put into it…we love your blog and you!
    Keep well xx

  105. Afroze
    19 August 2015 / 23:42

    Omg I have been searching for these palettes endlessly I assure you no dischem in durban has it atm! My makeup staple is lipstick.. Honestly feel naked without it!

  106. Lynette Van Zyl
    20 August 2015 / 09:20

    My holy-grail/staple makeup product is black eyeliner on my tightline. I use the Catrice Kohl pencil in black because it’s the softest, most pigmented drugstore eyeliner I’ve ever found and it lasts all day! Ya’know the deal – student budget, gotta find something inexpensive but effective 😉 When these palettes arrived in SA, I went into every Dischem in a 20km radius of my house (not even exaggerating, my sister and I made a weekend of it!) and still had no luck finding them. I’d love to have one for myself and one for my sister!

  107. 20 August 2015 / 10:24

    I have TONS of staple makeup items, but at the moment I can’t live without my Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation. Whilst my skin has cleared up, I have tons of little red scars. I am very self-conscious of them so I wear medium coverage foundation all over my face and neck every day.


  108. CandiceB
    20 August 2015 / 10:38

    I have been lusting after the Naked 3 but because I don’t always wear makeup I thought that it would be too much money to splash on something that I would only use some of the time.

    I love that the LA Girl Nude palette is so similar and that you’ve given it a thumbs up.

  109. portia
    20 August 2015 / 10:53

    I am hoping to win the give away, I love the MAC blush, such a pretty color

  110. Shalane
    20 August 2015 / 11:39

    I am obsessed with my naked palettes, they are amazing!
    And i just discovered MAC mineralized foundation – its my new go to, not cakey or chalky at all – leaves a healthy glow, just needs some added powder otherwise its a little too shiny…

  111. 20 August 2015 / 12:07

    One Makeup staple I can’t live without is a Brow Pencil but also a good CC cream. I have wanted both these palettes since they first arrived in SA. I can’t afford the UD palettes and the Nudes brick is absolutely perfect for me with my fair skintone. I went all over the place looking for them but there was just never any stock anywhere. I am suffering terrible from FOMO and Need to try it for myself.

  112. lyn
    20 August 2015 / 12:10

    My Nars eyebrow pencil.. Im red haired and have pathetic barely visible brows and my nars pencil that I purchased from Space NK after a makeover there is just the job at giving me something subtle yet visible.

  113. Suvana
    20 August 2015 / 13:37

    Would love to get my hands on the nude palette. Great blog – keep it coming 🙂

  114. Megan R
    20 August 2015 / 13:56

    The eyes… the brows… *sigh* so pretty.

  115. Lee
    20 August 2015 / 16:34

    my staple is a definitely an eyebrow pencil! I unfortunately have no brows , so on days where I don’t wear makeup I definitely fill in my brows 🙂 brows DO make a huge difference. I would love the LA Girl nude palette. I totally missed out on it and can not find it anywhere 🙁

  116. Chantel de Jongh
    20 August 2015 / 17:08

    Love this look. Mac Syrup is my favorite lipstick – use it daily! The right lip color can add a pop of color and instantly give you a pick me up! Love Mac lipsticks!

  117. Lyndal
    20 August 2015 / 19:14

    My makeup staple is Mascara- I love the essence ones, a look is never complete without mascara.
    PS. LOVE PLL too 😛

  118. Mishka
    20 August 2015 / 19:14

    Staple item is definitely Stila’s one step correct which gives me a wonderful clear dewy look! There’s no need for any foundation 🙂

  119. R Fourie
    20 August 2015 / 22:01

    My staple product is Palladio Herbal Primer. Work for my dry skin

  120. Chene'
    20 August 2015 / 22:31

    I think my constant makeup staple is Smashbox’s primer. I change foundation, mascara, eye shadow etc. up all the time, but that primer is a firm favourite of mine!

  121. Alexa Pohl
    21 August 2015 / 07:05

    My makeup staple is Sorbet BB cream (on your recommendation I tried & loved it) & also mascara!!

  122. Kamilah
    21 August 2015 / 09:57

    My daily staple duo is Maybelline dream satin liquid foundation and the Maybelline clear smooth all in one powder. I feel literally naked without it!!!

  123. Marelize Ferreira
    21 August 2015 / 10:18

    Gorgeous look! My staple is definitely my Benefit Gimme Brow as my eyebrows are in a REALLY bad state and I can’t feel put together without at least having neat brows!

  124. Cornell Botha
    21 August 2015 / 11:06

    MaxFactor False Lash Effect Mascara is my beauty staple!!

  125. tamsin naidoo
    21 August 2015 / 12:28

    Love this look. So easy and subtle for everyday.
    My staple product will have to be mascara. Can’t go wrong! Your eyes say so much. Loving the Rocket Volume mascara but soon will be purchasing and hopefully falling in love with the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara.
    Yet to find the L.A. Girl Nudes palette in stores so hoping to win it instead 🙂

  126. Angelique
    21 August 2015 / 12:52

    My staple product is mascara. Even on a sick day, it opens your eyes and blows a little life into them. I like to try different mascaras but i’m really liking Miss Manga!

  127. Leigh McFarlane
    21 August 2015 / 13:06

    Love this Luzanne! Heading straight to Dischem now to see if I can find this palette!!! Thank you!

  128. Robyn
    22 August 2015 / 07:42

    Definitely mascara

  129. Jacqui
    22 August 2015 / 12:52

    My staple is eyeliner, even if i do nothing else I have to have eyeliner on.

  130. Ayesha
    23 August 2015 / 09:40

    I love your blog and this giveaway is awesome

  131. Susan
    23 August 2015 / 20:55

    My world would end if I had no Maybelline mascara!

  132. Laura
    23 August 2015 / 23:55

    Love the nudes palette. I think make up should always look natural.

  133. Jade
    24 August 2015 / 10:19

    Bronzer 🙂

  134. Rentia
    24 August 2015 / 11:08


  135. 24 August 2015 / 11:23

    I’ve recently started building a collection of make-up and this would be an amazing addition to it as my friend will be doing make-up part time for my photoshoots! Thank you for the opportunity.

  136. Shafiqua Du Sart
    24 August 2015 / 11:24

    Thanks for the update.. Would love to win the nude palette 🙂

  137. Cirsten Van Den Heuvel
    24 August 2015 / 11:27

    My MAC gel eyeliner is my staple in my make up collection.

  138. Shana
    24 August 2015 / 12:00

    I have recently discovered the LA Girl brand on WOW am I impressed.. Totally value for money… Thanks for the baby skin recommendation, it works like an absolute charm 🙂

  139. Deanne
    24 August 2015 / 12:00

    I love these pallets, very romantic.

    My staple items would have to be both mascara and a brow pencil. Being strawberry blonde my lashes and eyebrows disappear with these two items

  140. Shanay
    24 August 2015 / 12:08

    Definitely love this look because it’s so natural. Love the LA Girl paletts, but only ever manage to find the Neons one in my area because the rest fly off the shelves by the time i get there, so it must definitely be amazing.

  141. sameera Mahomed
    24 August 2015 / 12:08

    The LA Girl concealer is just as amazing…very reasonably priced for a drugstore brand

  142. 24 August 2015 / 12:10

    Such a gorgeous, glowy look – you look stunning, Luzanne! I know what you mean re. winter – while everyone else is saying that they’re so ready for winter to be over, I’m here clinging on to every last bit of the cooler weather! x

    • 24 August 2015 / 12:14

      PS: I don’t usually enter beauty giveaways, as I feel it’s a bit unfair to non-beauty bloggers out there, BUT I’ve been lusting after this Nudes palette for ages and it’s sold out everywhere I’ve looked, so I’m entering on that basis alone and will be passing the Smoky palette (which I already love) along to someone who would love it and cherish it, too. My can’t-live-without makeup item is definitely a good tinted moisturiser, BB or CC cream – just enough coverage to even out my skin tone, while still looking 100% natural. My current favourite is the Chanel CC Cream <3

  143. Paige
    24 August 2015 / 12:21

    These are so similar to the Urban Decay Naked palettes and I have been dying to get my hands on those! Would absolutely love to win these so they can become my go to eye colours 🙂

  144. Megan Dewhurst
    24 August 2015 / 12:23

    I cannot leave the house without my all Gold eye shadows!! Having bright blue eyes these two palettes will suit me perfectly and would be such a lovely add to my collection! <3

  145. Clarice Cortez
    24 August 2015 / 12:30

    Love the lipstick!

  146. vanilla gopaul
    24 August 2015 / 12:54

    love the look and the lipstick is amazing

  147. Megan Watney
    24 August 2015 / 13:03

    My staple make-up product has to be white eyeliner on the waterline to make your eyes appear bigger and more wide awake.

  148. Vicky van der Watt
    24 August 2015 / 13:53

    Awesome looks just love it

  149. Candice
    24 August 2015 / 14:03

    OMG that nudes palette is so pretty!!

  150. Jamy-Lee
    24 August 2015 / 14:39

    i absolutely love the new make-up palettes that are coming out. the nude palettes are so my fav. P.S, i just love and adore your blog.

  151. Jeanette
    24 August 2015 / 14:46

    A gooooood Mascara and eye liner! Also a good blush!

  152. Ntokozo Majola
    24 August 2015 / 14:51

    I love the fact that this palette is an affordable option to the Naked Palette and one that is freely available in South Africa! Also enjoy the natural makeup look:)

  153. Samantha
    24 August 2015 / 14:55

    So enjoying your blog since I discovered it recently. Just fabulous! I have a long wishlist of products since I started reading. Would adore this nude pallette so, so much! Hosting thumbs! X

  154. Elize Swanepoel
    24 August 2015 / 16:22

    I seriously want that LA Girl nudes palette. One day ….. I will have one! 🙂

  155. Megan Josephs
    24 August 2015 / 17:01

    My Make up staple is most definitely blush bronzer, it gives me a pretty glow when I just need an extra boost!

  156. Tasneem
    24 August 2015 / 17:02

    Cannot live without my mascara expecially considering I wear specs which I feel makes my eyes seem ‘in and small’

  157. Carla
    24 August 2015 / 17:28

    Definitely my black eyeliner <3

  158. 24 August 2015 / 17:32

    My trusted non smudge red lipstick gets me through the day. And bonus: keeps me looking sexy too!

  159. Nicola Meyer
    24 August 2015 / 18:01

    My favourite Avon lipstick in the colour Cappuccino

  160. Hlobi
    24 August 2015 / 23:39

    Hi Luzanne,
    Beautiful post as always! My holy grail product is definitely my mascara and my new favourite eyeshadow palette, I heart Chocolate by Makeup Revolution London. In love! Not sure if you know but the LA Girl matte pigment glosses are here! Purchased 6 today as they are currently having a promo. Buy 3 get 1 free. Hurry as these are also selling out fast!

  161. Sara Cehennemden
    25 August 2015 / 00:15

    My black eyeliner 😀

  162. Roshan Heuvel
    25 August 2015 / 09:07

    Been trying to get that Nude palette since I saw your review of it. Keep thinking by some miracle that I’ll come across a lonely one on the shelf! NOT 🙁
    Love the blush look, a go to fave of mine too.

  163. 25 August 2015 / 10:16

    My make-up staple is easily mascara, my first go-to product when I’m in a rush. Totally dying for the L.A Girl eyeshadow Palettes! 🙂 *fingers crossed*

  164. Nicky Taljaard
    25 August 2015 / 10:18

    My makeup staple is my Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation… can’t live without it! 🙂

  165. Yasmine
    25 August 2015 / 10:23

    My staple has got to be MAC’s Melba blush! Or any other coral peach toned hue for my cheeks, as I find that colour suits my skin tone best! But I also use catrice’s nude inner eye highlight pen on my waterline to make me look awake everyday so they are both huge staples!

  166. Megan Maxwell
    25 August 2015 / 10:36

    Been obsessed with the Urban Decay range for as long as I can remember however never been able to get my hands on these babies! My staple would have to be mascara – pop some on and it changes your whole face!

  167. Ayesha Arend
    25 August 2015 / 12:10

    My make up staple is my L.A girl pro concealer in Medium Brisque <3 #obsessed

  168. verouschka
    25 August 2015 / 14:30

    wow soooo gorgeous !!! lovee your blog

  169. Margo
    25 August 2015 / 14:48

    My staple is definitely my MAC mascara. This is such a great giveaway! Holding thumbs!

  170. Chiao
    25 August 2015 / 15:30

    Love your giveaways! 🙂

  171. 25 August 2015 / 20:08

    Hey Luzanne, I was wondering how long the Human + Kind 5-in-1 BB Cream lasts? I tried the Maybelline one but it just ends up oily and sliding about.(EeeEk that sounds gross . . . but true) Thumbs up for the giveaway though!

  172. Cathy Badenhorst
    25 August 2015 / 23:35

    my staple is a good moisturiser and or primer and cannot go without my mascara

  173. Daniela
    25 August 2015 / 23:49

    my BB cream and lipstick 🙂 🙂

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