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Star power

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Red-carpet beauty is easy to achieve once you find the right inspiration, writes Tama Lung.

Wednesday, 21 November, 2012, 11:29pm

Beauty buzz: primer

Beauty buzz: primer

To prepare your skin for make-up, and to ensure what you slap on will stay in place all day, what you need is the right primer.




7 Jan 2013 - 3:28pm

FILM (2004)

Primer Shane Carruth, David Sullivan, Casey Gooden Director: Shane Carruth

'Rewards repeated listening' is a phrase seen in pretty much every third album review. For this micro-budget indie science-fiction film - with the accent on 'science' - we need to tickle the cliche: 'requires repeated viewing'.

22 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

beauty buzz

Still slathering foundation onto your naked face? Unless you're experimenting with make-up for the first time, you should know the protective layer underneath is key. Primers lock in moisture and provide a smooth base for make-up.

12 Aug 2007 - 12:00am


Angie Pasley, principal makeup artist at Medusa


The colour of the foundation should be tested on the upper chest, not the cheek or jaw line.

Primer or moisturiser should be mixed with the foundation to cut the texture in half.

Mixing foundation with a primer gets the same effect as a tinted moisturiser.

12 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Flawless fluids

Finding the right foundation can be an arduous task, but is worth the time invested. It's important to avoid obvious foundation lines and to steer clear of overtly orange hues. Apply with a sponge to achieve good coverage and to avoid caking, always use a moisturiser underneath. Foundation primers also help to create a flawless finish for that photo-shoot look.

20 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Everything you need to know about ...Painting exterior walls

ONE WAY TO tell if your exterior paintwork is due for a touch up - apart from the tell-tale signs of cracking and peeling - is to stand on the street and look at it critically as if you were a potential buyer. If the house looks tired and outdated, or simply unappealing, then a fresh look might be in order.

12 Jan 2003 - 12:00am

Paint technology a breakthrough

A TEAM effort between a major paint producer ship builders has resulted in development of a new range of super heat-resistant, weldable shop primers.

The new zinc silicate products offer shipbuilders unrivalled performance at significantly reduced costs, according to the manufacturers.

18 Oct 1993 - 12:00am