My Modern Muse: The Delightful Dita

8 Sep

Muses….
We all have them… Secretly or very openly. That one person that inspires you, that gives you the power to be who you want to be.

Estee-Lauder-Fall-2013-Modern-Muse-CampaignCool to see how Estée Lauder named their latest fragrance ‘Modern Muse’! Because we all can relate to it, in our own way!

Personally, I have several muses: My mom, Beyoncé, Dita von Teese…
Especially this last one tickles my imagination!

For me, Dita is an incredible woman… She exudes femininity, style, independence, freedom, tenderness and a sexual power in an überclassy way.
Something a lot of women struggle with, this sexual power. How is it that when we are in tune with our body, sensuality and our physical longings, we immediately get the ‘slutty’-stamp on our foreheads? Being a woman does also mean: Having fantasies, being flirty, having orgasms, sharing experiences…. Being a woman is fun! Having a female body is fun! Enjoy it, explore it!

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Tribal and Ethnic influences in beauty

4 Aug

Facepainting has been around forever, and in almost every culture. And man oh man, it fascinates me like crazy!

Tribal make-up mainly came in handy for military, cultural, religious and practical reasons. But the opportunity for tribes to express  themselves through bodypainting can not be ignored. Diverse patterns, created under the influence of cultural events, reflect personal, emotional states. In some cultures every step in the development from boyhood to adolescence to adulthood is marked with a specially created, colourful ‘make-over’. The design of these facepaintings often refer to traditional masks, and are so so beautiful and intense, that we can easily call it art. One of the very first…

Observe the many onbelievably beautiful examples….

 

 

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In edito-world many brilliant make-upartists use this ethnic beauty as a source to create looks beyond awesomeness….
Some examples:

 

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Sabine x Lannoo = Beautybook!

30 Jun

Ok, dearest readers, my amazing followers, Portret zwartwit kopie

It is finally time to get the word out:

There will be a book. A beauty book.

A dream has come true and, oh my gosh, I’m getting more and more nervous thinking about the launch of this make-up bible. I’m hoping and praying that you will all cherish my writings… They’re so personal… No ghostwriting, no guest editors, nor copywriters. It is all done the Sabine-way! I’m giving you my opinions, beauty habits, my tips&tricks…

How crazy is the fact that my job and blog got me to this amazing point!? Talking about NEVER GIVING UP on your dreams, goals, fantasies and passions! Finally my stubborn and overly passionate character is paying off ;-)

I’m still a little bit amazed by all the confidence put in me by publisher Lannoo… I’ll never forget this…Love you long long time, guys…

Well babes, that’s it for now. But keep a close eye on my blog, so you don’t miss the details on the process and launch of the book!

To lift a little corner of the veil….. Some backstage pictures (with some of my BEAUTIFUL models!!)…

 

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Cheap Stuff, Great Results

21 Jun

We often have the idea that we need the most expensive creams and exclusive make-upitems to really see results.

And although not all bling is bad, still you have to realize that the prices are often that high because of the fancy packaging and the campaigns with million dollar-topmodels.

I love to treat myself to something exclusive from time to time, but in the end, I keep on being faithful to a list of cheap classics.

My favourites:

1. NIVEA cream: A classic! I mainly use it when I have really dry legs or during winter to protect my hand from the cold.

1. NIVEA Cream: A classic! I mainly use it when I have really dry legs or during winter to protect my hands from the cold.

 

2. BE Perfect&Reflect Highlighter Pen: A new kid in town, and I'm liking it already. Especially for softer highlighting.

2. BE Perfect&Reflect Highlighter Pen: A new kid in town, and I’m liking it already. Especially for softer highlighting and concealing.

 

3. HEMA Eyebrow Gel: Loving this product! It keeps your eyebrows in place all day ànd ads a dash of colour! Comes in different colours for a correct shade of brow.

3. HEMA Eyebrow Gel: Loving this product! It keeps your eyebrows in place all day ànd ads a dash of colour! Comes in different shades and will not give you that fake and harsh look.

 

4. DIADERMINE Bi-Phase Express Oogreinigingslotion: This gentle, oily eye make-upremover is my favourite. My waterproof mascara comes off immediately without having to rub too aggressively.

4. DIADERMINE Bi-Phase Express Eye Make-upremover: This gentle, oily eye make-upremover is my favourite. Waterproof mascara comes off immediately without having to rub too aggressively.

 

 

5. Bio-Oil: I use this oil against scaring, stretch marks or after I did a full body-scrub, to keep everything moisturized. It's like miracle oil. I can't live without it!

5. Bio-Oil: I use this oil against scaring, stretch marks or after a full body-scrub, to keep everything moisturized. It’s like miracle oil. I can’t live without it!

 

6. BOURJOIS Blush: This sparkling blush comes in a wide range of colours, smells amazing and highlights the cheeks just the way I like it.

6. BOURJOIS Blush: This sparkling blush comes in a wide range of colours, smells amazing and highlights the cheeks just the way I like it.

 

7. H&M Fake Lashes: Unless you're into fake lashes with added diamonds and in crazy shapes, these H&M lashes will surely do the trick. So no need to spend half of your beauty budget on high-end ones.

7. H&M Fake Lashes: Unless you’re into crazy shaped fake lashes, these H&M lashes will surely do the trick. So no need to spend half of your beauty budget on high-end ones.

 

8. MAYBELLINE The Falsies Volum' Express Waterproof: Keeps your eye lashes curly all day, without staining. Hallla!

8. MAYBELLINE The Falsies Volum’ Express Waterproof: Keeps your eye lashes curly all day, without staining. Hallla!

 

9. THE BODY SHOP shimmering Cubes: I use these already for as long as I know and they-re still a basic in my personal make-upkit. During the day apply them with a dry brush, for a subtle effect. At night, use it with a wet brush, for more intense pigmentation.

9. THE BODY SHOP Shimmering Cubes: I use these already for as long as I know and they’re still a basic in my personal make-upkit. During the day apply them with a dry brush, for a subtle effect. At night, use it with a wet brush, for more intense pigmentation.

 

 

 

 

So what kind of bride do you want to be?

4 Jun

I have a thing for weddings.

When I was a little girl, the fantasy of meeting my Prince Charming and marrying him in a very Sisi way , made me twirl of excitement.

And euhm… It goes further than that…I think I know every episode of ‘Say Yes to the Dress’ by heart, and I even window show at Kleinfeld every other week.

In the midst of this crazy seasonal obsession I started pinteresting a bit and bumped into hundreds of beautiful bridal looks. My head started spinning… I couldn’t choose only one look for my imaginary wedding! I wanted at least two different styles… Or three…. Or, oh what the fuck, I wanted it all!

To keep myself sane, I ordered my favorite looks into three categories.

1. The Boho Bride

  • She has a chill vibe and ease to it.
  • Her make-up is personal and sunny, without a lot of colour. She makes use of earthy tones and little, subtle details.
  • She often takes  funny and flowery accessories to upgrade the hair.
  • Her hairdo is kinda loose, with natural curls or braids added
The Boho Bride

The Boho Bride

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The Boho Bride

 

2. The Retro Bride

  • She is influenced by the vintage style of the 20’s, 40’s, 50’s or 60’s.
  • Her make-up is quite strong. Think red lips, fake lashes and eyeliner, or a heavy, rounded smokey eye.
  • This bride likes a more theatrical look with a strong wave in her hair. It is very important for this look to hire a hairdresser that is familiar with the techniques!

 

The Retro Bride

The Retro Bride

The Retro Bride

The Retro Bride

 

3. The Classic Bride

  • This girl goes for a classic, more mainstream wedding, with little moviestar influences.
  • To pimp this look you can go for a bigger bun or add a braid to it.
  • Make-up rule numéro uno: Never let make-up make you unrecognizable for the groom!
The Classic Bride

The Classic Bride

The Classic Bride

The Classic Bride

New chapters in life

28 May

Dearest readers, the loves I left behind for some time,

You must have noticed the big gap in my timeline on the blog.

Although I had a couple of very good reasons why I didn’t have the time to really concentrate on blogging, still I felt guilty for letting you down. I’m so sorry guys…

But I’m back! Back to overwhelm you with beauty inspiration and personal fait divers!

So what went on in my life these last couple of months?

A lot!

I’ve been working like crazy. Most of the time on set here in Belgium. But I also had the chance to take a trip to Chili with photographer Kris Desmedt, stylist Erik Vernieuwe, tv-maker Tom Waes and his fiancée Mieke. Where we were shooting for Het Nieuwsblad magazine.

Exhibit:

Chili times

Chili times, good times

Chili times, good times

Chili times, female power times

Chili times, good times

Chili times, culinary times

 

Chili times, good times

Chili times, Andes times

 

Chili times

Chili times, backstage times

 

Chili times

Chili times, painful times

 

Chili times

Chili times, posing times

 

Chili times

Chili times, overwhelming times

Chili times

Chili times, Valparaiso times (sadly this city burned down two weeks after our visit)

 

Chili times

Chili times, Tom Waes times

 

Chili times

Chili times, selfie times

 

I know, it looks like we haven’t really been working during the trip…. It didn’t really feel like intens labour, and that’s the least I can say. If you click well with a bunch of people, every day is a beautiful day and nothing feels like working…. Thank you Het Nieuwsblad, for making this possible!

And talking about this magazine… have you noticed this foxy covergirl, two months ago?

Sabine goes covergirl

Sabine goes covergirl

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Yes babies, that’s me, talking about my curves and showing them off in the latest PrimaDonna Swimwear collection!

The reaction on the shoot was overwhelming… Some positive, some negative. But it got people talking about a realistic body image, and that’s what matters the most! The pictures were taken by friend and photographer Sam De Backer, and my beautiful make-up got created by Aurélie Van Hauter! <3

You wanna see how it went on backstage at the shoot?

Here we go….

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And then there was this other big new chapter that opened…. My godchild got born!! Her name is Elise and she is the cutest, most beautiful little princess I have ever met. Loving her so much…
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To top this post off, I’ve got for you a whole bunch of beauty (backstage) pictures of shoots I did since january!
Enjoy!

All my love,
Sabine

P.S.: I really am so happy to be back!

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Make-up trend 2014: Bare Face Beauty

30 Dec

Trends come and go. And come. And go.

And return again.

Sometimes it’s hard to keep up with things.

Well, with one look, you’ll never get out of style: A bare, natural face.

Don’t get me wrong, ‘bare’ is never really uncovered. Not even babies wake up this cute and glossy.

You’ll still need a few key products to attain this look, as there are:

  1. Corrector
  2. Concealer
  3. Lipbalm (you can also use this to highlight your eyelids)
  4. Eyelash curler
  5. Eyebrowgel/pencil
  6. Not always necessary, but may give you a little bit more of a sparkle: One layer of mascara + soft, pink blush.

    Correctors M.A.C, concealer Touche Eclat Yves Saint Laurent, lip butter Korres, eyebrow powder Laura Mercier, eyelash curler Hema, mascara Yves Rocher, cream blush Née

    Correctors M.A.C, concealer Touche Eclat Yves Saint Laurent, lip butter Korres, eyebrow powder Laura Mercier, eyelash curler Hema, mascara Yves Rocher, cream blush Née

Et voila, it’s actually thàt simple.

Remember my words: 2014. Bare face beauty.

Love,

Sabine

 

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