IT Cosmetics launches into Glasgow Boots

American brand IT Cosmetics landed in the UK last year, and this week their first Scottish counter opened at Boots in the Glasgow's Fort shopping mall. This Saturday, from 11am to 4pm, you can go along to the counter, meet UK Ambassador Rose Gallagher, and join in the fun - there will be free makeovers, drinks, free samples, and a free makeup bag with any two products bought. The brand was co-founded by  former news anchor, Jamie Kern Lima. … [Read more...]

Terry Barber x MAC Eye Palette

MAC fans, this is a beauty! BUT... it's only available at Selfridges. So, get you to a shop, or go online - it's Limited Edition, but still available. Oh yeah, it's an Eye Palette. And a gorgeous one at that. It's called the Eye See x 15 Eye Palette, and has been created by Terry Barber, MAC Director of Makeup Artistry. He's put 25 years worth of experience into this, and it's gorgeous. It has 15 fantastic shades in it, all specifically … [Read more...]

Sporty Beauty

I'm not really very sporty. I like to watch sport, but taking part? Not really me. However, I have undertaken a charity thing this summer which means I have to run. A lot. (You can find out more about that here if you want) Now, being a beauty writer, editor, and, above all, fan, I am not one for just getting up and heading out without my lipstick in when I hit the pavements. Oh no. I like my lipstick on. Sometimes a lip balm underneath to keep … [Read more...]

SMASHBOX LIMITED EDITION PHOTO FINISH SCENTED PRIMER WATERS

There are some beauty products you need -  mascara, lipstick, blush, maybe a bit of concealer. And some you don't. You probably don't need the new Smashbox Limited Edition Photo Finish Scented Primer Waters in your beauty regime, but you might want them. These new 3-in-1 face primer and setting sprays hydrate, prep and refresh skin. Each of them was co-created with YouTuber Nicol Concilio, and I had no idea who she was. I have now watched a few … [Read more...]

International Kissing Day Lip Prep!

It's International Kissing Day tomorrow - did you know? So, if you fancy smooching/snogging/necking/tashing on, then you better make sure you've done some lip prep - an there are loads of ideas and offers on 5pm Spa & Beauty. Also, you need to make sure you have your favourite lipstick at the ready to reapply once the deed is done! I was gutted this week when I found out that Smashbox had, it would appear, discontinued my favourite Always On … [Read more...]

Guerlain’s Terracotta Sahara Jewel Bronzer

It's summer, and that, beauty fans, means a new bronzer, agreed? So, if you haven't bought one already, then you might want to splash out and grab yourself this beautiful Guerlain Terracotta Sahara Jewel bronzing compact. This giant compact is  almost too lovely to use. It's set to be a collector's item, so you might not want to use it! If you do, the subtly iridescent Terracotta 03 shade will add warmth to your face and décolleté. It also … [Read more...]

Are you pool ready? Summer beauty buys!

Love Island. Pool party. Loads of shimmer and shine. We're in. But not Dr Alex's sunburn, okay? He really should know better. Here's our pick of some of the best summer beauty available this year. Don't get mugged off! THE BODY Keep your body hydrated, moisturised, add a bit of shimmer, keep it cool, and keep it safe in the sun! 1. Hawaiian Tropic Duo Defense sun lotion (SPF15 and SPF30, £14.99, Superdrug) has great UV protecting power, and … [Read more...]

Bobbi Brown Nude on Nude Eye Shadow Palettes

Bobbi Brown is synonymous with palettes, and even though the makeup artist herself is no longer with the brand she founded, it's still bringing out perfect palettes like these two Nude on Nude Eye Shadow Palettes. There are two Nude on Nude palettes - Bronzed Nudes Edition, and Rosy Nudes Edition. Each palette is inspired by the natural colours in a woman's face, and the brand's approach to nude enhances features to allow the 'real you' to shine … [Read more...]

Get Insta-ready with Charlotte Tilbury’s Beauty Filter Collection

Hands up who doesn't love a filter on a photo pre Insta-posting? I don't believe you! We all do it, well, I know I do! But maybe we'd need less filtering if we were using products from Charlotte Tilbury's Beauty Filter Collection? She's not daft that Charlotte, tapping right in to the zeitgeist with a couple of new products that will make you insta-ready before you decide whether Clarendon or Lark shows you off in a better light! Pretty Youth … [Read more...]

Lip Stains and Lip Balms for summer from Clarins and Buxom

I've been trying out two new lip products recently - a stain and a balm, from Clarins and Buxom, respectively. Clarins launched its new Water Lip Stain in May, and Buxom launches its new Power Plump Lip Balm next month. The Clarins Water Lip Stain (£19) is an interesting one. There are a few things I love about it, and some things I'm not so keen on. It's a perfect summer product. It gives you great colour coverage, but in a more summer-friendly … [Read more...]