A Compact foundation…

I was out at an event with fellow beauty writers last night, and we were debating the merits of different types of foundations. Some of us loved the old 'Pan-stick' style, whilst others were fans of lighter liquids. I vary what I use, but I have always been a bit of a fan of compact foundations for the winter months when I like a little bit more coverage. In the last few weeks, I've been trying out the new Clarins Everlasting Compact Foundation … [Read more...]

Beauty Bargain of the Week – Simple

We can all spend a fortune on beauty products, but we don’t need to. Every week, I’m going to bring you my ‘Beauty Bargain of the Week‘  – a product I’ve used, and would recommend, and that, on most occasions, costs less than a fiver! What’s not to like!   So, Strictly Come Dancing starts in earnest this weekend, and I reckon Aussie actress/singer Holly Valance is one of my favourites - she's funny, pretty and I love that beer ad she's in … [Read more...]

Illamasqua’s Theatre…

Bobbi Brown, featured in today's previous post, is probably the antithesis to Illamasqua, whose Theatre of the Nameless Autumn collection hit the counters last week. With the crazy creative talents of makeup artist Alex Box behind it, Illamasqua is a brand, they say, for 'your alter ego'. Their campaign images are amazing  - not that I think I'd be venturing out with any of the looks of a weekend. But, the true beauty of the brand is that … [Read more...]

Bobbi’s Marrakesh…

Okay, two posts today on Autumn Winter collections - both hugely different! First up, it's Bobbi Brown's Marrakesh Chic Collection. Bobbi Brown is always a bit too subtle for me. She travelled to Morocco for a week-long bike tour a few years ago, and after stopping at a marketplace in Marrakesh, was inspired by jars filled with saturated pigments. mounds of fabric in the most vibrant hues and burlap sacks of Anise, cumin and turmeric spices, as … [Read more...]

Dior’s Fake Eyeliner!

Well, we're all about faking it today - first it was We Are Faux false lashes - now it's Dior's Velvet Eyes - adhesive eyeliner. Yes, you read that right, they're eyeliner shapes you can stick on! It's probably going to be hugely difficult for us to get our hands on them - they launched last night at the Vogue's Fashion Night Out and were available at the Dior counter in Selfridges in London. Now, they're available in the Dior boutique in New … [Read more...]

We Are Faux

If you like false eyelashes, you're going to love We Are Faux. They're a new company, founded by Glasgow based international makeup artist, Ana Cruzalegui, and their lashes rock! They went live online this week, with 12 fabulous designs to choose from, all hand-made from high-quality synthetic fibres. Ana has married her love of art with her passion for beauty, and created some stunning lashes. I reckon Night Hunter are set to be one of the … [Read more...]

Beauty News!

There are a few things I'm just dying to share, but don't have the full scoop on yet,  so I thought I'd bring you a short beauty news round-up. Firstly, I had the pleasure of previewing the Estee Lauder Christmas Collection this week. It's called Pure Crimson and I am already in love with the Enchanted Garnet Nail Lacquer - it's Christmas in a bottle! I'd describe it as the red of a velvet Christmas ribbon - it's absolutely beautiful, a deep, … [Read more...]

Beauty Bargain of the Week – Fish!

We can all spend a fortune on beauty products, but we don’t need to. Every week, I’m going to bring you my ‘Beauty Bargain of the Week‘  – a product I’ve used, and would recommend, and that, on most occasions, costs less than a fiver! What’s not to like!   With all that wind around yesterday, I wish I'd sprayed this week's fab Beauty Bargain, Fish Fishfixer Girls Natural Hold Hairspray, which is £3.05 for a big 250ml bottle. Gosh, … [Read more...]

Plantscription for Eyes

If you are a regular reader, then you'll know how much I love Origins, and how wonderful I think their Plantscription Anti-ageing Serum is. So, I was beyond thrilled a couple of months ago when I was sent a sample of the new Plantscription Anti-aging eye treatment. I had had a funny feeling there would be additions to the Plantscription range - they're not going to find a new wonder ingredient like Anogeissus Tree Bark and use it in just one … [Read more...]

The Bare Escentuals…

Back in May, you might remember I blogged on here about the bareMinerals Skincare range that launched, and their bizarre Pure Transformation Night Treatment, which was basically putting makeup ON before you went to bed. Well, now they've added a few new products to their skincare line. Now, I think bareMinerals are one of those brands that you are either ‘with’ or aren’t. I have heard SO many diverse opinions from friends and readers, but all … [Read more...]