The Silicone Applicator: Fab or Fad?

We are constantly bombarded with new trends in the beauty world, whether it be contouring with a stiletto or dabbing red lipstick under your eyes to colour correct your bags. 

However, when it comes to introducing a new way to apply your foundation, it isn’t fun and games: it’s a serious business. The latest trend of silicone applicators promises every makeup lover a flawless application, less foundation useage and a practical method of cleaning it. A product description from heaven. Although, doesn’t the old saying go that if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is? Molicia purchased one so you can find out. 

Source: @shopvioletvoss via Instagram 📸

A Flawless Application?

Unlike using a sponge, to use a silicone applicator you tap rather than bounce. The key to perfecting the application with this tool is to use small amounts of foundation and build your preferred covereage. Sure, it takes slightly longer than using other tools, but the application is just as smooth, if not better

Less foundation usage?

As mentioned above, the perfect way to use a silicone applicator is to use less foundation. When applying to the face, the foundation will spread to cover much more surface than with your hands or brushes as it doesn’t absorb any product. Splurging on foundation just became even more justified. 

Easy To Clean?

In your current foundation applicator’s life, how many times can you honestly say that you have washed it? Brushes and sponges alike can be extremely hard labour to wash, whatever product you use to wash it with. Bacteria spreads like wildfire from all the build-up which equates to an increased risk of blemishes. With a silicone applicator, just 30 seconds under warm water and a pump of soap will have it as clean as new and ready to use again. This simple and quick method will create a daily cleaning routine which will reduce the spread of acne. What more can you ask for?

Silicone applicators are fab. Although the method of use is tricky to get used to at first and it may increase the time you spend blending slightly, it is worth the investment considering: they are far cheaper than your average application tool, give optional coverage, save money by using less product, take 30 seconds to clean and won’t break easily. If you follow one beauty trend this year, let it be this one. 

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Riccardo Tisci’s Best At Givenchy 

After 12 loyal years of creating masterpieces for super fashion house Givenchy, Riccardo Tisci recently announced his departure. 

Instagram went into meltdown after Riccardo posted a photo to confirm his exit: colleagues such as Mert Alas (Mert & Marcus), Naomi Campbell and Natasha Poly flooded the photo app with memories. The industry mourns the designer’s leave but buzzes for the awaited news of where his career will take him next, with many guesses towards Versace. 

To celebrate the hard work and beauty Riccardo Tisci has created in his twelve years at Givenchy, here we follow his journey from beginning to end and display the best looks from virtually every show he’s put on for the brand…

L-R: Givenchy AW05 Couture, SS06 RTW, SS06 Couture • Edit by moliciadickinson.wordpress.com • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸

L-R: Givenchy AW06 RTW, AW06 Couture, SS07 RTW • Edit by http://www.moliciadickinson.wordpress.com • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸

L-R: Givenchy SS07 Couture, AW07 RTW, AW07 Couture • Edit by http://www.moliciadickinson.wordpress.com • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸

L-R: Givenchy SS08 RTW, SS08 Couture, AW08 RTW, AW08 Couture • Edit by http://www.moliciadickinson.wordpress.com • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸

L-R: Givenchy SS09 RTW, SS09 Couture, AW09 RTW, AW09 Couture • Edit by http://www.moliciadickinson.wordpress.com • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸

L-R: Givenchy SS10 RTW, SS10 Couture, AW10 RTW, AW10 Couture • Edit by http://www.moliciadickinson.wordpress.com • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸

L-R: Givenchy SS11 RTW, SS11 Couture, AW11 RTW, AW11 Couture • Edit by http://www.moliciadickinson.wordpress.com • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸

L-R: Givenchy SS12 RTW, SS12 Couture, AW12 RTW, AW12 Couture • Edit by http://www.moliciadickinson.wordpress.com • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸

L-R: Givenchy SS13 RTW, AW13 RTW, SS14 RTW, AW14 RTW • Edit by http://www.moliciadickinson.wordpress.com • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸

L-R: Givenchy SS15 RTW, AW15 RTW, SS16 RTW • Edit by http://www.moliciadickinson.wordpress.com • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸

L-R: Givenchy SS16 Couture, AW16 RTW, AW16 Couture • Edit by http://www.moliciadickinson.wordpress.com • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸

L-R: Givenchy SS17 RTW, AW17 Menswear • Edit by http://www.moliciadickinson.wordpress.com • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸

Valentine’s Day Wishlist: With Or Without A Valentine

Are you single or taken? Who cares! 14th February is just another excuse to shop, (in Molicia’s world, anyway) and with all the exclusive Valentine’s Day collections dropping, there’s no excuse. With items for every price range, this wishlist is broken into 2 sections: one for you lucky ladies with a partner and one for you lucky ladies without one! 

I’m Taken!


House of CB Milyana Peach Bandage Lingerie: Suspender Belt £29, Bra £39, Thong Briefs £25


Wolford Wisdom Tights: £35

Source: http://www.somonroe.co.uk 📸


So Monroe Nude Mesh Bodysuit: £29.99

Source: http://www.gucci.com 📸

Gucci GG Marmont Matelassé Shoulder Bag: Â£795

Source: uk.calvinklein.com 📸

 Calvin Klein Light Watch: £235


Maniere De Voir Suede Lace-Up Bodycon Dress in Beige: £32.99

Mistress Rocks Damned White Sheer Mesh Slash Neck Bodysuit: £34

Source: http://www.karl.com 📸


Karl Lagerfeld Valentine Keychain: £25 

Source: http://www.selfridges.com 📸


The Real Flower Company Romantic Rose Hatbox Arrangement: £95

Source: eu.christianlouboutin.com 📸


Christian Louboutin Rouge Louboutin: £36


Lime Crime Champagne Velve-Tin: £18.94 (sale price)

Source: http://www.toofaced.com 📸


Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blusher: £24

I’m Single!

Source: shop.chaos.club 📸


Chaos Broken Heart Case in Red: £170

Source: shop.nylon.com 📸


Breakups To Makeup Commit Makup Clutch: £27.65

Source: http://www.mytheresa.com 📸


Alexander McQueen Printed Silk Scarf: £163

Source: badlydrawnportrait.com 📸


Badly Drawn Models’ Badly Drawn Portrait: £50

Source: http://www.houseofcb.com 📸


House of CB Paris Oxblood Red Patent Leather Pointy Toe Heels: £119.99


Maniere De Voir ‘Fake Love’ T-Shirt in Nude: £17.99 


Mistress Rocks Halfway Dark Red Side Laced Velvet Dress: £59

Source: http://www.moschino.com 📸


Moschino Short Dress: £154

Source: http://www.selfridges.com 📸


Bando Love Potion Tumbler: £14.95

Source: http://www.selfridges.com 📸


The Bubble World’s Smallest Bottle Of Sparkling Wine 125ml: £12.99


Victoria’s Secret Supersoft PJ Set: £47.27 

Source: http://www.toofaced.com 📸


Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara: £19

 

FM Cosmetics London Red Rubies

Couture Week: Zuhair Murad SS17

Zuhair Murad is a celebration of couture, his designs represent everything we associate with having fun: nighttime, fireworks and vivid colours. When one wears a Zuhair Murad gown, you can guarantee they will not only be the centre of attantion, but the life and soul of the party too. 

Zuhair Murad’s SS17 Couture collection displayed intense jewel-tones of: sapphire, ruby and emerald. The embroidered crystals on gowns resemble rockets that have exploded in the dark sky. Some of the dresses also held the colour of champagne. If these themes don’t shout ‘luxury’, I don’t know what does. A classic silhouette of plunging v-shaped necklines, tight waistlines and flaring skirt also lead as a key theme to the show. 

In Zuhair Murad’s SS17 Couture collection, garments represent hardcore extravagance and ultimate glamour. 

Molicia’s Favourites:

Zuhair Murad Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Zuhair Murad Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Zuhair Murad Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Zuhair Murad Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Zuhair Murad Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Zuhair Murad Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Zuhair Murad Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Zuhair Murad Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Zuhair Murad Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Zuhair Murad Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Zuhair Murad Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Couture Week: Elie Saab SS17

I asked myself this week, ‘what would Couture be without Elie Saab?’ Well, it would still be just that, but the fashion house amplifies the fantasy we experience during Couture Week. Every model who walks on the Elie Saab runway looks as though they have just finished the most luxurious editorial and taken the garments home. 

Jewel-tones and metallics dominated the runway at Elie Saab: sapphire satin, crystal flower embellishments and endless amounts of gold. 

The accessories also commanded the audience’s attention. Many of the ensembles featured matching headbands which could potentially become a huge trend. Accompanying earrings, bracelets and necklaces were large in size and glimmer. 

Elie Saab’s SS17 Couture collection sells the dream of material success and shows off the beauty that money can buy you with grace. 

Molicia’s Favourites

Elie Saab Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Elie Saab Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Elie Saab Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Elie Saab Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Elie Saab Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Elie Saab Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Elie Saab Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Elie Saab Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Elie Saab Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Elie Saab Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Elie Saab Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Couture Week: Alexandre Vauthier SS17

A stunning collection was presented alongside a beautiful star-studded cast that included Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner. Alexandre Vauthier’s SS17 Couture collection featured garments that exposed a shoulder or two and silhouettes were feminine, flattering the models’ bodies. Black and white dominated the clothing but bright reds and bold blues juxtaposed to create a vivid statement of colour. Whether it was a mini skirt and baggy jumper combination or a little black dress, most of the ensembles were teamed with a pair of translucent polka dot tights, which added dimension and further edge. Alexandre Vauthier has a way of making women look boldly beautiful which is expressed through mastering cuts in the outfits and flattering exposure. The collection is flirtatious whilst declaring a message of independence. 

Molicia’s Favourites

Alexandre Vauthier Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Alexandre Vauthier Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Alexandre Vauthier Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Alexandre Vauthier Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Alexandre Vauthier Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Alexandre Vauthier Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Alexandre Vauthier Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Alexandre Vauthier Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Alexandre Vauthier Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Alexandre Vauthier Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸