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My new cosmetic tattooed brows

If you have read my blog for a while you will know I have had cosmetic tattooed brows previously ( you can read all about that here ). While I was happy with the initial results I achieved the first time, as soon as they heeled, the results were not as bold or the...

My makeup essentials

As some of you know we have recently moved house, I knew there would be at least a couple of weeks of living either out of a suitcase or mid packing or unpacking. So I had to plan what minimum amount of makeup I would keep with me to use until we were settled at the...

How to achieve winged eyeliner

If you have tried to perfect winged eyeliner without much success, hopefully this post will give you some pointers on how to achieve winged eyeliner. I have done a step by step of two methods that I find helpful to achieving a winged liner, a three step freehand...

Platinum makeup brushes

When I first set eyes on the Platinum makeup brushes I fell in love. I adored the metallic handles and the brush hairs looked so soft. I was lucky to be sent four of the makeup brushes and two makeup sponges. I received a base blending brush, blush brush, eye shadow...

My skincare regime

I receive a lot of emails asking about my skincare regime. My skin ranges between normal to dry, the only skin issue I have is some pretty severe rosacea and some broken capillaries over my cheeks. My daily skincare routine is fairly simple, I do add other masks and...

The answer to all your prickly problems

Her shave club When Her shave club contacted me asking if I would like to try their subscription razors I was so excited. Living in a house with hubby and two teenage daughters having a fresh razor in the house is rare as hens teeth these days. So the idea of having...

spring trends 2016

Spring Trends 2016 The team at Beautifinda asked me to share the current spring trends with their readers. You can head over and see the article on their site here, or read below. The “no makeup” makeup trend seems to be over. It’s all about bold lips and eye looks...

What kind of bees do you find under a shirt?? boobies

                              QV Self check breast cream Most people have been touched by cancer in someway. Either yourself or someone you care about has had to battle this disease at some stage. QV self check breast cream is here to help. As a cancer survivor...

how to care for hair extensions

How to care for hair extensions How to care for hair extensions can be both exciting and daunting. The idea of long flowing locks with out having to painstakingly grow your own hair is very enticing, but they don’t come without some responsibilities.   The only...

My plan for the brisbane hair and beauty expo

  If you are in anyway involved in the hair and beauty industry you can't afford to miss the Brisbane hair and beauty expo. Last year I had an incredible time, I loved every minute of it. From hanging with my likeminded hair obsessed friends to finding new and...

Current skincare routine

My current skincare routine If you have been a long term reader of my blog you may remember, a few years ago a had a lot of trouble with my skin. Major hormonal issues I was having were playing havoc. My once low maintenance clear skin became a nightmare. I was...

Battle of the makeup sponge

Battle of the makeup sponge My preferred method of applying foundation is to use a makeup sponge and "bounce" the foundation onto the face. So welcome to my battle of the makeup sponge. I have used the Beauty blender for years, I love the finish it gives, but the cost...

About Desiree

Desiree O’Toole of Madame Rouge Makeup is an award winning and professionally trained makeup and hair artist based in Queensland. Desiree has extensive experience in film, print, stage, fashion and bridal makeup.

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