Get X Factor Louisa’s Look

Reggie and Bollie might be fun, but surely 17-year-old Louisa Johnson has to take the X Factor title this weekend? The teenager with the huge voice has blown the rest of the out of the water. And she looks great too! We caught up with X Factor Makeup Designer, Julia Carta, who talked us through how to get Louisa's gorgeous look (without being 17!). First up, Julia has Louisa taking LQ Skin Hair & Nails Daily (£29.99, hollandbarrett.com) … [Read more...]

Holly Fulton for Simple

Simple has teamed up with Scottish fashion designer Holly Fulton to create a Limited Edition Design Collection for their No.1 selling Kind To Skin Cleansing Wipes, making them the fashion week must-have beauty essential. As well as being a leading figure on the Fashion Week circuit - London Fashion Week kicks off tomorrow -  Holly Fulton emphatically celebrates women through her eclectic aesthetic and bold, confident designs. As a Simple … [Read more...]

Joyride with Bedhead

I can remember when TIGI launched the original Bed Head product, which was (and still is) 'a hairstick for cool people'. I think that was about 12 years ago, and since then Bed Head has developed from just one wax stick to a whole range of all sorts of products for your hair. The latest product is JOYRIDE. The ad campaign says it's for 'thrill seekers', and call me an old fuddy-duddy if you like, but I don't really know how comfortable I am with … [Read more...]

The Contourist with Temple Spa – and Lady Gaga!

Only Lady Gaga could pop on sunglasses for a face mask #selfie! Apparently loads of celebs love taking pics of themselves with masks on, hey, why not? But Lady Gaga's sunglasses-selfie back in May is just brilliant. The mask she's wearing? The Contourist, by Temple Spa. Not familiar with them? Don't worry, many aren't. But you probably should be. Temple Spa are a high-end brand, sold in Selfridges and Harrods, and through consultants, who … [Read more...]

MAC Viva Glam with Miley Cyrus II

Miley Cyrus returns once again as MAC's Viva Glam campaign spokesperson. The star look very, well, blonde, in the new campaign images for the launch of her two products for this year's charitable launch. So, Miley has launched a super-sexy bright orange lipstick and a co-ordinating lipglass with sparkling pearl shimmer. Be fast if you want these, you know they're going to sell out. The full price less VAT of the Viva Glam Miley Cyrus … [Read more...]

Sophia Webster & TONI&GUY

We buy our beauty and hair products on how they work, right? But sometimes, we are drawn in by the packaging. We all love a bit of pretty packaging, and are drawn to products on the shelf because of it. So, prepare to throw away your old shampoo etc when you see this fantastic Sophia Webster for TONI&GUY Limited Edition range at a Boots store near you! The bright and brilliant rave-inspired 'Jungle is Massive' SS15 collection from the … [Read more...]

Kim Kardashian, Elizabeth Taylor and Cleopatra…

What do Cleopatra, Elizabeth Taylor and Kim Kardashian West have in common? Well, most likely nothing, really, but, thanks to US super beauty website/shop/edit/magazine/amazingonlinebeautythingIvejustdiscovered, VIOLET GREY, the three are linked together in a pretty gorgeous makeup cover story with celebrated makeup artist, Pat McGrath. Over her 25+ year career, McGrath has been the makeup brilliance alongside some of the greatest photographers … [Read more...]

Double Lining with Bobbi Brown

Bobbi Brown's latest makeup technique, Double Lining, comes straight from New York Fashion Week. Bobbi works at NYFW and is constantly inspired by the makeup artists she works with. This technique has been perfected by Bobbi and those artists, and is a pretty interesting and new technique that we can all have a bash at. The idea is to give eyes serious definition by layering liners along the top lash line. Begin by lining the top lash … [Read more...]

Danielle Romeril for Neutrogena

Irish fashion designer Danielle Romeril has designed some really smart packaging for Neutrogena's Visibly Clear Pink Grapefruit range. I have to admit to not being that au fait with the Dublin designer's work, but she will present her sixth collection at London Fashion Week this September, so that's quite a big deal, agreed? Her vibrant print for the Limited Edition Neutrogena packaging is inspired by Memphis, not the town, but the Italian … [Read more...]

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy new eyes and lips

There's a lot going on down Estee Lauder way at the moment - new launches galore! Let's start this week with four brand new products, for eyes and lips. First up, Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Eye Defining Singles eyeshadows (£20). This is a collection of 27 eyeshadow singles ranging from the softest nudes to the boldest hues. So, colour for everyone, whatever you favour, essentially. The shades are across four finishes - matte, velvet, luminous … [Read more...]