GET THE LOOK: NEW YEAR’S EVE

It’s the one night of the year when there’s no such thing as OTT. Throw caution to the wind, abandon makeup rules and go for no-holds-barred glamour. We asked Fiona Neale, CEO/Founder of Issada for her tips on how to steal the show this New Year’s Eve.

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Fiona’s Top 3 Things to Be this NYE

  1. Be photo ready

You are probably going to take a lot of photos on New Year’s Eve so make sure you’re camera-ready! That means, priming your skin, applying a flawless foundation finish, setting with powder, and contouring and highlighting your face to sculpt your features. Any kind of dimension disappears slightly with flash photography, so make sure you go a little further with your contouring than you would for a regular night out, to ensure your bone structure still stands out! False lashes are also a must, to make sure your eyes still pop under harsh photo conditions. Our NYE pick is Issada Luxe Lashes in Glitz – flutter these and heads will turn!

  1. Be daring

Go for colour! A pop of neon on lips and/or nails is the perfect way to get the party started. Issada’s Ultimate Lipliners are your insurance against wearing off, transfer, feathering, bleeding – AND they’re kiss-proof! Trace your lip border and then colour in the entire lip – this will withstand canapés and cocktails with just minimal (if any) touch ups. Try Hazard or Ribbon for a pop of ultra-bright colour. For even more of a jolt, apply a neon lipstick over the top for high-wattage glam. Try Issada Neon Lipstick in Bold, Burst, or Intense.

  1. Be radiant

Metallic textures are perfect for standing out on NYE. Try Issada’s Ultimate Eyeliners in Diamond, Cleopatra, Occult, Libido or Shiver– these ultra soft mineral gel pencils will glide across lids for a completely opaque bold metallic coverage that won’t smudge or fade while dancing the night away. A metallic nail will shimmer in the moonlight and act as an accessory to your outfit. Try Issada 5-free Nail Polish in Alexis.

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ISSADA COCKTAIL HOUR: CHRISTMAS EDITION

Our latest blog series brings you signature Issada cocktail recipes that are inspired by the organic botanical and herb extracts we source from around the globe.

Today’s episode of Issada Cocktail Hour stars the POMEGRANATE FIG SMASH, featuring Issada ingredient, Mint!

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You Will Need:

  • 1 oz. boukha (Tunisian Fig Brandy, from most good liquor stores)
  • 1 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 12 grenadine
  • Ground cardamom, for garnish
  • Mint sprig
  • Pomegranate seeds

Instructions:

Combine boukha, lemon juice, and grenadine in an ice-filled shaker. Shake vigorously and strain into a rocks glass filled with crushed ice. Sprinkle with cardamom; garnish with mint sprig and pomegranate seeds.

 

Cheers!

Issada xo


GET THE LOOK: CHRISTMAS PARTY MAKEUP

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The festive season is here! So how do you add a little Christmas spirit into your makeup look for the office Christmas party while keeping it professional? We asked Fiona Neale, CEO/Founder of Issada.

Fiona’s Top 3 Tips

  1. Remember your audience

Do you work in a strict, corporate environment? Or is your office culture a little more fun, relaxed and creative? If your boss and colleagues are quite conservative, your Christmas party is probably not the time to try out that 360 black smokey eye with a fuschia lip. When in doubt, focus on a flawless radiant complexion, lashings of Issada Protein Mascara, some Issada Luxe Lashes in Demure, and a classic nude (Try Issada Luxury Lipstick in Angelina) or red lipstick (Try Red Carpet Red).

  1. Longevity

Your Christmas party is still a work function and you want to appear polished, so uneven, fading lip colour is a no-no! Go for the longest wearing lip product you can find – Issada’s Ultimate Lipliners are perfect. Trace your lip border and then colour in the entire lip – this will withstand canapés, cocktails and getting caught under the mistletoe with just minimal (if any) touch ups. Pop a lipstick, crayon or lipgloss over the top if desired.

  1. Sparkle!

Metallic textures are perfect for adding a hint of sparkle to the office Christmas party. Try Issada’s Ultimate Eyeliners in Diamond, Cleopatra, or Envy Me – these ultra soft mineral gel pencils will glide across lids for a completely opaque bold metallic coverage that won’t smudge or fade.

 

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COLOUR SWATCH: ULTIMATE EYELINER – Mineral Gel Pencil

Our 15 shade collection (including THREE new shades) encompasses bold mattes, molten metallics,  opaque rich texture and budge proof staying power – all enriched with minerals, antioxidants, and botanicals to nourish the delicate eye area.


GET THE LOOK: VICTORIA’S SECRET FASHION SHOW 2016

Besides angel wings and #bodygoals, the Paris-hosted 2016 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show served up some serious beauty inspiration. Think bronzed limbs, a youthful glow and a pink pout.

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GET THE ANGEL LOOK:

Issada Mineral Hydra Bronze.
Issada Mineral Neon Lip Gloss in Minx.
Issada Mineral Neon Lipstick in Extreme and Brilliant.


BEHIND THE SCENES: BRISBANE FASHION MONTH WRAP UP

14907021_2304389513035324_2875373775335016018_nWe absolutely loved being part of Brisbane Fashion Month. Our calendar has been full of events that celebrate and raise the profile of Queensland fashion. Check out our behind the scenes pics from the Brisbane Fashion Month Finale Party presented by Wintergarden at Porsche Centre Brisbane. The Issada team created a summery bold lip (Mineral Neon Lipstick in Fierce) paired with a fresh glowing complexion and golden hued eyes. Some of Queensland’s top designers took to the runway, showcasing their designs.

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ISSADA FOR RESORT JAMES STREET AFTER DARK

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BEHIND THE SCENES: WHITE LABEL NOBA SS16/17 RUNWAY LAUNCH

As exclusive makeup partner of White Label Noba Spring/Summer 2017 runway event at Soleil Pool Bar, Issada collaborated on a signature 60’s-inspired black flicked liner with a silver accent (Ultimate Eyeliner in Ninja and Diamond) and babydoll pink lips (Mineral Lip Crayon in Pixie and Mineral Neon Lipstick in Intense). The Issada Creative team created complexion perfection backstage with glowy skin and luminous cheekbones. WLN’s SS2017 collection is a celebration of the incredible lightness of being alive! It’s a season of colour, love and joy. Check out all the behind the scenes pics!

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ISSADA STARS: SAGITTARIUS

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THE GEMSTONE: Turquoise

THE LIFE: A Sagittarius is optimistic and positive; they are great at finding the silver lining every situation. Sagittarius Gems are loyal and make for great besties!

THE LOOK: Sagittarius Gems rock pastel hues to perfection, and look amazing with a fresh, glowy complexion. Consider experimenting with lip and nail colours in soft lilac and orchid tones