Be Bold with Kiko’s Dark Treasure Collection

KIKO Milano's A/W 18 collection is out soon - and it's a beauty. The Dark Treasures collection is huge - almost too big to talk about, but I will try. There are LOADS of products in it - from skincare to makeup, to tools. The innovation here is makeup that contains active charcoal cleaners, one of the beauty world's favourite things for a while there. And there's 'Diamond Dust' in some of the products - but, yeah, that's not actual … [Read more...]

Clarins NEW Skin Illusion Foundation

I love a new foundation, and I love Clarins, but I don't love the post right now, as I am still waiting on my press sample of this to arrive, and I am itching to try it. EDIT: My foundation arrived and I am going to stick my neck out and say it's great. This is not a foundation for you if you like a full coverage.It's a sheer foundation, which might seem an odd autumnal base, when we usually want a wee bit more coverage, but it has everything … [Read more...]

Colour Correction with new Erborian CC creme

I have mild rosacea and I do suffer from flushing (mainly with heat or alcohol) which is very frustrating. I'm always looking for new correcting products., and this latest one from Korean brand, Erborian, is the latest I've tried. The Erborian CC Red Correct is changes colour on contact with your skin, and adapts to your own skin tone, whilst also soothing the skin and helping the redness. It's a CC Creme, enriched with Centella Asiatica. … [Read more...]

Va-Va Plump your lips with Buxom

Buxom has launched another new lip product - this time it's a plumping, shiny, liquid lip colour - the Va-Va Plump Shiny Liquid Lipstick. I'm a matte lipstick fan, so when this landed on my desk last week, I wasn't sure about it. I have tried it, and there are three things I want to share with you about this product: 1. It REALLY tingles upon application 2. It is VERY shiny 3. It transfers to mugs/cups/glasses VERY … [Read more...]

Madonna – Red Lipstick Queen!

Happy Birthday Madonna, 60 today!! If there is one thing I associate with Madonna more than anything, it's red lipstick. She was my red lip inspiration. She was the one who got me into it, aged 14, when I used to sneak it on at school, and remove it later. Leos Don’t Apologize for taking the Road less Traveled By. 🦁. Happy Full Moon of Leo. 🔥🔥🔥!! Burn Baby Burn! #norisk #noglory #nofear A post shared … [Read more...]

Moody Blues – Gorgeous Blue Shades

It's been a wee bit wet this last week, but let's not dwell on that - it's August, and somewhere the sun is high in the sky and someone is diving into the glorious deep blue sea! August makes me think of hot summer holidays, and in turn that got me thinking about blue skies and seas - and my favourite eyeshadow colour ever - BLUE! I also love a blue nail, I've tried a blue lip, and at some point I had blue in my hair. So, I've rounded up some … [Read more...]

Clarins launches makeup brush collection

Clarins launches its first ever makeup brush collection later this month - and I can't believe there's never been one before. It is small, perfectly formed, and worth the wait! Clarins has launched brushes before, but singular, never in a collection like this. The brand launches six makeup brushes in total, all of them super soft and synthetic, with birch wood handles crafted from sustainably managed forests. I have had a play with a few … [Read more...]

NEW Benefit Brow Contour

Is it just me, or are we actually TOTALLY obsessed with eyebrows? They are certainly big beauty news, and Benefit is the world's number one brow brand, so, if a new product is coming, it's coming from them. Benefit has so many eyebrow products, it's hard to know where to start - and here comes another one! This one is Brow Contour Pro - a 4-in-1 Contour Pencil. It's like one of those old four colour pens (Clarins did this style first last … [Read more...]

Smashbox Petal Metal X Vlada Collection

This collection from Smashbox launched in July, and I first saw it back in early Spring. Rose Gold was EVERYWHERE back then, and I guess it's still having a moment. This 16 piece curated collection was co-created by Instagram star makeup artist, Vlada Haggerty, she of the 'drip lip. Rose Gold is her signature colour. Smashbox call her Lip Editior-in-Chief - now that's a title!   The beauty of this collection is that the shades don’t … [Read more...]

FREE lipsticks from MAC

It’s not a scam, MAC genuinely is giving away loads of free lipsticks this weekend. They’re mostly being handed out in their stand alone stores, but you can also nab one online. MAC is celebrating its authority in the lipstick world - hey, who invented iconic red, Ruby Woo?! I also think it might be National Lipstick Day somewhere! So the freebies are available in stores, on July 29 - that’s Sunday. In Scotland that’s in Aberdeen. There … [Read more...]