Buxom’s Big Tease Mascara

BUXOM launch a new mascara next month - the Big Tease Mascara. It's officially a plumping mascara - which means volumising in beauty speak. Buxom say it's their 'most volumising, statement-making mascara yet'. That's thanks to the brush and the formula. The mascara brush is so important. In this mascara, the brush is a unique tapered, conical shape that has chisel-tipped bristles that grab and coat each and every lash from inner to outer … [Read more...]

New Makeup Bag?

Hands up who needs a new makeup bag? You've probably not thought about it for a while, but that mucky old thing needs replacing now! How often do we actually look inside our makeup bag to see how grubby it has become? I know I don't look often enough. Usually not until bits of red lip pencil, or a broken eyeshadow draw my attention to it. I also try to have a couple on rotation - one stuffed with everything, the other for taking the essentials … [Read more...]

Spring in Capri with Bobbi Brown

Bobbi Brown launches its Spring collection in March- Spring in Capri. There's a bit of a Southern Italy trend in beauty this Spring Summer - Chanel's Neapolis collection is inspired by Naples. The island of Capri sits in the Bay of Naples and this collection is inspired by the island, its classic Italian charm, sun-drenched coastlines, and hues of the Mediterranean sea. In beauty terms, that's gleaming skin, effortless lids defined by a … [Read more...]

Lips and Eyes from Sisley

Sisley are a luxury beauty brand, and although expensive, it's nice to treat yourself - or a loved one - now and then. If you feel like doing so,  Sisley has two new products to choose from  - Sisley Phyto Khol Star Eyeliner Pencil (£36) and Sisley Phyto Lip Twist Matt (32.50).   The Sisley Phyto Khol liner comes in eight shades - five Sparkling - Brown, Bronze, Blue, Black, and Grey, and three Mystic  - Blue, Green, and Purple. The … [Read more...]

KIKO Milano Free Soul Spring Collection

If you're looking for fun in your beauty buys, then KIKO Milano is your go-to brand. And the new Free Soul collection is jam-packed with fun products to create a bright and bohemian look. Gold liner for lips or eyes, pink mascara, adaptable bronzing products, and peel off eyebrows! All housed in gorgeous retro chic mint green packaging, designed by Ross Lovegrove. There are lots of products - too many to go through there, but there are a … [Read more...]

Benefit’s new BadGal Bang Mascara

Benefit's new mascara promises to boldly go where no mascara has gone before! Okay, it doesn't, (and that's a Star Trek reference in case you didn't get it...) but it was released with a round of spectacular space style events - and it's not just a gimmick. The formula features aero-particles, which are derived from space technology. These aero particles are one of the lightest known materials, and the mascara has lots of new features to … [Read more...]

Red Lips for Valentine’s Day

There's no better beauty statement than a bright red lip! I am a massive red lipstick fan, and if you want to do Valentine's Day beauty right, make it red! Here are our top ten fabulous red lips to choose from! Everything from liquid mattes, to matte, to gloss, to chunky pencils, and Charlotte Tilbury's Lip Cheat Lipliner - there's red to suit everyone - formula and shade. If you are afraid of red, try something a bit sheer, or a lip stain, … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Beauty Buys

It's Valentine's Day tomorrow - so here are some love-themed beauty buys - buy for your gal, buy for yourself, buy for your mum, your gran, whoever! Use this Hallmark holiday to spread the love to whoever you want it, with an unexpected treat. How much would that brighten someone's day? KIKO Milano always has a cute Valentine's collection and this year is no exception. The Lip Me Lots collection is very cute. Love hearts are key - there's … [Read more...]

UV Pantone Color of the Year beauty

Normally I get quite excited by the Pantone Color of the Year when it's announced. This year, I was a bit 'meh'. I'm not sure I love purple that much, and UV is a shade of purple. Apparently it is much more than a shade of purple - as you can see from the company quote below. It's so much more than a colour! But it is translatable to wear on our faces? Well, maybe. Maybe if we can have a bit of artistic license with what exactly UV is. I've … [Read more...]

Dior New Lip Glow shades and formulas

Dior launch two new shades of their popular Lip Glow this month - and two new formulas - Matte Glow and Holo Glow. The new shades of Lip Glow include Raspberry and Ultra Pink, and the new formulas come in Matte Pink and Matte Raspberry and the Holo Glow comes in shades of pink/purple tones. Dior Lip Glow was launched in 2009, as a colour reviver - colour makeup with the comfort of a balm. Dior Lip Glow is a lip balm and so much more. … [Read more...]