Bright Beauty Tools at Superdrug

I popped into Superdrug last week, and I spotted these bright coloured beauty tools. Now, I am a sucker for anything bright and bold, particularly in the primary colours, and I had to have them. There were more, but I stopped at seven - not sure why, as they were on a 3 for 2, but there you go. In my slight hysteria at their bright beauty, I miscounted.   I could have bought more, considering they are priced between £1 and £3. … [Read more...]

Reveal magazine Bargain Beauty Hotlist

We all love a beauty bargain, right? Well, you will definitely want to get your hands on the latest copy of Reveal magazine today then. Reveal has announced the winners of the Reveal Beauty Hotlist – the first and only media awards that recognise the best beauty products under £10. The expert judging panel included notable beauty industry figures including Lee Pycroft, make-up artist, Michaella Bolder, A-list facialist, Irene Shelley, … [Read more...]

Catwalk inspired beauty deals

Beauty trends come from the catwalk, and last September, fashion week makeup artists and hair stylists created all the beauty  - and hair  - trends you'll be wanting to wear now for the SS18 shows. So, if you want to get ahead of the crowd, here are a few of our favourite - and where to book in for offers to maybe recreate your favourite look. Forget wings and flicks, the latest eyeliner trend is bigger, thicker, and a bit more rounded - like … [Read more...]

Blush and Highlight with Benefit and Bare Minerals

Two new blush/highlighters landed on my desk recently - Benefit's Gold Rush Blush, and Bare Minerals' Crystalline Glow Bronzer and Highlighter Palette. Blushing and highlighting is big news this summer. Bare Minerals' new palette does it all. It's a limited edition, three-shade palette that will add a gorgeous glow. Inspired by the light reflection and refraction of crystals, it contains a trio of rose gold hues. Each powder contains … [Read more...]

Brow time with MAC

Brows. They're big beauty news. And bigger. But not huge. Let's hope the days of over-bold, HD brows are over, agreed? But I do love a bit of a structured brow, and, therefore, a brow product. MAC has launched two new products that will hit counters next week. One of them, the Shape & Shade Brow Tint, sort of scares me. I haven't tried it, but I have one on the way so I will update soon! .   A liquid brow liner on one … [Read more...]

Benefit launch Bold is Beautiful 2018 charity campaign

Benefit announced details of their fifth annual Bold is Beautiful charity campaign today. The global philanthropy program raises donations to support partner charity organisations that empower women & girls, helping them be BOLD, BELIEVE in themselves and ACHIEVE their full potential. Benefit Cosmetics UK’s charity partners are Look Good Feel Better & Refuge. For the month of May, Benefit donate 100% of its profits from every brow wax at … [Read more...]

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Stunna Lip Paint

I'm not just a little late to the party with Fenty Beauty - I actually completely missed the date! Sometimes, even being a beauty writer with 15 years experience behind you doesn't get you on the right lists, and I missed the Fenty Beauty launch at Harvey Nichols in Edinburgh last year. It was an early morning launch, so doubtful if I would have made it, but, well, an invite would have been nice. So, I followed up on the launch and was sent … [Read more...]

Smashbox NEW mascara and liner

I love a mascara, and I love an eyeliner, so trialling these two new Smashbox products has been fun - and, I'm pleased to say, they're both decent! Mascaras are hit or a miss, right? There's always some smudging involved, no matter what they say. Unless they are tubing mascaras - like Clinique's Full-to-Flutter mascara, which forms little tubes round the lashes, and water takes it off. Two great new Smashbox products. I’m becoming a … [Read more...]

Sparkle with Bobbi Brown’s new Eyeshadow Sticks

BOBBI BROWN'S Long-Wear Cream Shadow Sticks now come in a Sparkle formula - and it's great. This new formula is infused with multi-dimensional pearls that give a 'prismatic' finish. That in turn brings a sparkle effect to the eyes. I've been trying the shade, Gilded, a gold colour, and the sparkle is great - but subtle enough not to be overpowering. The formula is a water-based gel technology with staying power - it doesn't fade or … [Read more...]

Plump your lips for International Kissing Day

It's International Kissing Day this Friday. Let's dwell on that, rather than the fact it is Friday the 1th, yes? So, time to get those lips ready for some smooching. (Or good enough to smooch, even if you don't want any kissing going on this weekend!) Lip fillers. They're massively popular, the girls on TOWIE love them, and they aren't as expensive as you might think - particularly when bought through one of 5pm's fantastic deals. The … [Read more...]