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Thank You & Too Cheap Any Good?

Hi everyone. This is Heidi :)

Thank you so much for showing us love on this blog, Youtube, Keek, Facebook, Instagram. All of our social media networks. 

We call ourselves the Makeup Company for the People. We find the products and tell you where to go buy them. Or we bring them to you, for a fee of course. But isn't that convenient???

And because of your support, our brand is getting some recognition. So woop woop! 

Over the next few months, look out for bigger and better, photoshoots, events, makeup and cosmetics, accessories and maybe even a few surprises. I can divulge that in August, we celebrate our 2 year anniversary, and BOY have we come a long way! So stay tuned for MONTH LONG HAPPENINGS!! 

Team Moden and friends - www.modenmakeup.com
Three Mainests and our new family member Liezel - Part of Team Moden - Chris Butcher Photography
Team Moden - www.modenmakeup.com
Moden Mainests - (l-r) V, Lee, Heidi (Director- Lead MUA) - Vecpict Photography
Now onto 2 fave topics of mine. Eyeshadow and Lipstick.

Inexpensive eyeshadows - www.modenmakeup.com
These eyeshadows may be cheap, but with the right technique, they can work VERY well! 
First question, clients, friends and randoms ask me is: "wha sorta makeup you does n'use?"

I respond, we go from Ruby Kisses, to Urban Decay to Ben Nye and more.

Then they ask, so you does use cheap tings at all? 

Cheap is relative; it comes down to quality and pricepoint. I can tell you that I started off with Coastal Scents and BH Cosmetics palettes that I use TO THIS DAY! I love e.l.f and I have a healthy appreciation for Wet n Wild and Revlon eyeshadow quads. But everything has its place. So here's how I deal with 'cheap eyeshadows'...

Wet ya brush. Simple right? If that doesn't work, get a GOOD eye primer. I use a white paint by Graftobian. You can get Urban Decay Primer Potion or just use a sticky concealer like Milani Secret Cover Cream or M.A.C Studio Finish Concealer. Please bear in mind they may crease. But no worries, just use a light hand when applying your base.

Have fall out? Use a baby wipe, cotton wool or q-tip with water or makeup remover and BOOM, problem solved!

I also LOVE lip products. If you watched our Top Five Lipsticks, or our May Favourites videos you'd probably have guessed that by now lol.

I LOVE NYX. They make really smooth, pigmented and affordable products on a whole. If the lip stick/gloss doesn't make my lips peel after my first purchase... honey I'm sold!

NYX Lip Gloss display - www.modenmakeup.com
Lip Products available at Wigs Plus in Skymall, Haggatt Hall (formerly Trimart). 
If you like inexpensive lipsticks like me, you can try Nicka K, Jordana and Milani. I love a bargain!! 

Love,
Heidi. xoxo 

P.S: Every blog post I will include a photo from one of our photoshoots. 

Here's Trudi. I used Revlon, e.l.f, Clinique High Impact Mascara, Ardell Glamour Lashes, and on her lips is Ruby Woo by M.A.C with a Beauty Rush Lipgloss in Hot Cocoanut on top. I lined her lips with NYX Hot Red, pretty huh??!??

Trudi B 
Interested in being a part of our photoshoots?  Email me: heidi@modenmakeup.com

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