Chanel’s CC Cream

Here's a lovely new Chanel product for you; the CC Cream. Yes, CC Creams are still around! Chanel's is offering the 'strength of simplicity', and by that they mean five actions in one single step. I kind of wish they had used their interlinked iconic double C for this, but maybe that is taking it too far! So, this is, as most CC creams are, a complete skincare product. You can instantly correct any minor flaws, with reasonable makeup coverage, … [Read more...]

Bobbi Brown’s Pretty Powerful Pot Rouge

Bobbi Brown’s Pretty Powerful Campaign for Women & Girls is in its third year – and once again the fund-raising product is a Pretty Powerful Pot Rouge. Pretty Powerful II – a lovely pink shade – has an RRP of £19 and the FULL price from each sold, less VAT, will be donated to Smart Works. Smart Works is a UK charity that gives high quality interview clothes, styling advice and interview training to out-of-work women on low … [Read more...]

Jo Malone Rock The Ages

Jo Malone's latest collection is, I'd have to say, more for the collectors than the purists. Granted, there are a few lovely new fragrances within this collection (and good old Pomegranate Noir), all dressed up in cute, ribbon-adorned bottles, but it seems sort of transient to me, for such a big launch. It is Limited Edition, of course, but it seems, I guess what I am saying is - will the scents be missed when they are gone? Would any of them … [Read more...]

Bobbi Brown is HOT, HOT, HOT!

I LOVE this latest collection from Bobbi Brown, inspired by Kate Upton's home state, Florida. I first went to Florida when I was 16 years old, and was overwhlmed by the bright colours, the bright sunshine, and those flamingos! Flamingos are everywhere this season - homeware, fashion, jewellery - if you embrace anything this year, embrace a flamingo. The Hot Collection from Bobbi Brown is full of bright, bold, flamingo pinks. So, this lovely … [Read more...]

Illamasqua Precision Brow Gel

THE BROW IS NOW. That's the message from Illamasqua and who are we to argue? Eyebrows are big news - and we mean literally, as well - the bigger the better for some.  Maybe barely brushed brows, are your thing?  Or are you a Scouse brow fan? Whatever brow you love, Illamasqua can deliver, with their brilliant new Illamasqua Precision Brow Gel. “Brows are definitely here to stay. Many love eyebrow definition for its lifting properties. Enhanced … [Read more...]

Estee Lauder’s AW15 Joseph look

London Fashion Week isn't just about the clothes you know. The beauty side of fashion week is HUGE. As a beauty writer, my Instagram and twitter feeds are FULL of beauty news from London during fashion week, and this Estee Lauder look at the Joseph AW15 show caught my eye. Why? Because it's SO natural, yet totally out there, thanks to the bleached eyebrows. Scottish uber-makeup artist Lynsey Alexander created the look, she describes as, "a … [Read more...]

Emma Stone’s Oscars beauty look

Emma Stone is so hot right now. Jennifer Aniston lifted her up on the red carpet. Does it get any better than that? Okay, she didn't win an Oscar, but the Revlon Brand Ambassador was definitely the style winner at the 87th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood last night. She looked STUNNING in her beautiful chartreuse beaded Elie Saab gown, and makeup artist Rachel Goodwin created a spring beauty look with a bold coral lip, offset by a simple eye … [Read more...]

Tom Ford Noir Extreme and mini Private Blends

What will your weekend smell like? Mine will smell of booze, pubs, good food, maybe the odd cigarette, and the much more fragrant Tom Ford! Tom Ford fragrances are my absolute favourite - expensive, but worth it. They smell heavenly and they last forever. I'm told there is a new Private Blend coming in the summer - can't wait for that - but in the meantime let's look at the latest launch, Tom Ford Noir Extreme. Available for a limited time at … [Read more...]

Urban Decay Spring 2015

It's been a while since I've seen Urban Decay makeup, so it was good to get my hands on their Spring launches (which actually launched at the end of January). I'm not a sheer lipstick fan, and I don't normally do nudes, but, when I experiemented with a very dark smoky eye last week - see more here - I needed a nude to counter it. I found Urban Decay's new Sheer Revolution Lipstick (£15.50) in Sheer Liar perfect for the job! It was everything I … [Read more...]

Clinique Kiss The Bride Lipstick Collection

Getting married is fun, and a little bit mad. After getting engaged at Christmas, I'm now dipping my toe (and pretty much the rest of me, the wedding being in June!) into the madness that is wedding planning. Some things are fun (Hello Kitty bridal party toys anyone?) and some things are well, a little stressful. But let's not dwell on that - let's think Hello Kitty in a wedding dress, and Clinique's Kiss The Bride Lipstick Collection! How cute … [Read more...]