The memory of summer

Martha Hunt for Vogue Japan

Photgrapher: Solve Sundsbo, model: Martha Hunt, styled: George Cortina

Sylva K


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‘Merci, Bardot’

Can’t get enough of Sophie Edenhög! Elle Denmark – June 2013 Issue

Styling: Johanne Brostrom, Hair: Soren Bach, Makeup: Sine Ginsborg

Sylva K


Spring/Summer makeup trends!

Perk up your pout!

This season’s spring and summer makeup trends is all about bright colors; Bold lips in bright and mat hues! Reds, fuchsias and pinks!

Prada Runway

Prada Runway

Jean Paul Gaultier Runway

Burberry Runway 2013

Missoni Runway 2013

Missoni Runway 2013

You can also apply these beautiful bright colors by using a lip liner pencil. This will not only make your lipstick color stay longer, it will also prevent your color from bleeding and will make your lips look fuller.

Eyeliner and lush lashes

This season, the eyeliner is extremely popular; don’t be afraid to draw a cat-like eyeliner! The eyeliner can be applied on the upper and lower lids.

Chanel Runway

Lanvin Runway

Roberto Cavalli Runway

For long-lasting eyeliner, try using a gel eyeliner and applying it with an angled brush. Gel liners stay on longer and give you that dark color you want. Try using Bobbi Brown or Shu Uemura gel liner.

Full, long, lush lashes!

I am loving this years faux lashes. For those who are not blessed with long, full lashes, the best and easy way to get the look is by using a one strip lash.

Jean Paul Gaultier Runway

Jean Paul Gaultier Runway

How to apply false lashes;

1-      Clean your natural lashes, don’t use any oily cleaners or oily eye creams, since the oil will prevent the fake lash to glue on.

2-      You will probably need to cut off a bit from the ends of your fake lashes so the tips won’t poke the corner of your eyes.

3-      Make sure that you are comfortable with the length of the lashes itself, if you find them to long, start cutting a bit from each lash.

4-     Apply a little amount of glue on your fake lashes and delicately place them on your natural lashes, you can do so using your fingers or using tweezers , keep eyes slightly closed so the glue won’t stick to the bottom lashes. Using your fingers, gently press the glued fake lashes onto your natural lashes.

5-   For those who have straight lashes, slightly curl your lashes with a lash curler, I love using a Shu Uemura’s curler.

6-     Once glued on, apply mascara on your natural and fake lashes. This will ensure your fake lashes to stay on longer. You can use waterproof mascara for an even better protection.

Miu Miu Runway

Jean Paul Gaultier Runway

Stay tuned for Makeup Mondays for more 2013 fashion trends…

Sylva K


All-Natural Products! Do you know about them?

Today, we will be presenting you a new and healthier brand of makeup, named Earthnicity.

As we all know, preservatives are used in our cosmetics. Some preservatives used are; Bismuth, Oxychloride, Talc, Parabens, Nano-particles and much more. They are used to prevent and control microbial growth but many have said that by using these preservatives, it can be very harmful to the body. That is why cosmetic companies have started creating non-preservative used products, also knows as All-natural mineral products.

Hair & Makeup By Sylva K & Team, Photography By Brian Huynh

Earthnicity is only one makeup company that has organic products that consists of fruits, leaves and herbs… which are all natural.

The benefits of using all natural products is that even people with most sensitive skin will not get irritated. Others benefits are, it won’t cause roughness or breakout to the skin and the product are  non – comedogenic, therefore the product won’t clog your pores.

Hair & Makeup By Sylva K & Team, Photography By Brian Huynh

Here are other companies who use ALL NATURAL products,

– Saffron Rouge


– Dr. Hausctika makeup

– Physicians formula

– Santa Cosmetics

– Logona

– Elysambre

– Couleur Caramel

– Suki Color

– Lavera Makeup

– Jade Tredale

– Inika

– Burt Bel

– Sephora – Cargo

Hope you enjoyed this post!

Let us know if you will or have tried any of these All-natural products, we would love to hear from you!

Till next time,

Sylva K & Team

How to make you face look slimmer? Dimension & Definition

Want to have that defined jaw line, pronounced cheekbones and thinner face?

The secret is BLUSH!

Choose two deep shade of blush and one lighter. Make sure that the colors are in the same family tone, meaning if you choose a pink blush don’t complement it with an orange shade! TIP: When choosing your shade, think of what color your cheeks are right after you’ve exercises.

Hair & Makeup By Sylva K & Team, Photography by Brian Huynh

Start by positioning yourself near natural light, this will help you creat a natural look.

With your blush brush, apply the darkest tone just below the cheekbones. Don’t apply it past the outer corner of the eyes. 

Then, apply the medium shade above the darker shade and BLEND! BLEND! BLEND! The key with this step is to create DIMENSION! TIP: For good blending use circular motions with your bush

Hair & Makeup by Sylva K & Team, Photography by Brian Huynh

Now, apply the lighter blush onto the apples of your cheeks, make sure to blend in well!  TIP: To find the apple of your cheeks, simply SMILE! Also brush the lighter shade across your forehead and nose for that extra glow

To enhance your jaw line, apply the medium shade just under your jaw line and under your chin and make sure to blend it well. This will create the DEFINITION you are looking for!

Hair & Makeup by Sylva K & Team, Photography by Brian Huynh 

Till next time,

Sylva K  


How to fix a broken powder, bronzer or eyeshadow?

Attention all broken eyeshadow, bronzers and pressed powder! there is still hope for you all!!

So you recently bought a new eyeshadow and Oh my! you accidentally dropped it on the bathroom floor and now it’s in pieces! But not to worry Because there is a simple way to fix it…

All you need is;

– Rubbing alcohol

– Saran Wrap

– Cotton

Add a few drops of rubbing alcohol to your compact. Then wrap your finger with Sran wrap and smooth the powder in place. Let  it dry for a few hours before using it with the cover open. Once it’s completely dry place a cotton puff over your individual powder before closing the case, so when you accidentally drop or bump your powder it won’t shatter into pieces again.

If you see that the damage is too much, you can empty the broken powder into another container  and use it as a loose powder or pigment if it’s an eyeshadow.

Hope you enjoyed this post!

Till next time,

Sylva K

Makeup Monday’s Vol. 25 – How to prevent your eyeshadow from creasing?

Have you ever noticed after wearing eyeshadow for a few hours, your eyeshadow has CREASED? leaving you with a messy uneven look on your eyes!!

Hair & makeup by Sylva K & Team, photography by Brian Huynh

You’re eyeshadow is creasing because it has been broken down by moisture. This happens either from the natural oils of your skin or from warm weather. Oily eyelids are a problem for many people, no matter what  their skin type is!


There are a few simple steps that you can follow that can help your eyeshodow not to crease anymore.

When applying eye cream (before your makeup application) don’t apply it on your eye lids. Why? Because eye creams work to plump up fine lines and wrikles. Now imagin if you apply it on your eye lids, you can be left with puffy eyelids and let’s not mention your oily eye lid problem!!

I suggest to simply add your eye cream underneath and the the sides of your eyes.

Another thing you can do to prevent your eyeshadow from creasing is to cover your entire eye lid with your FACE POWDER. The powder will give you a dry base and because it’s no longer oily, you’ll find that your eye shadow will blend easier when applying.

If you’ve tried these steps and you’re still having creasing issues, try an eye shadow PRIMER. Eyeshadow primers work wonders when it comes to keeping your eye makeup in place for an entire day. 

Hair & makeup by Sylva K & Team, photography by Brian Huynh


Very easy! Simply put a bit on your eyelid and blend it in gently with your finger for an even application. Wait for a few seconds for it to dry before applying your eyeshadow.


You can also apply primer before lipstick, and foundation!

Have a wonderful Monday,

Sylva K & Team