Rouge Allure Gloss from Chanel

Chanel have recently launched a new lipgloss - Rouge Allure Gloss -which is much more than just a gloss. Of course. Beauty brands can't just launch a gloss anymore, or a lipstick, or an eyeshadow, no, no, no. Every new product seems to be multi-functional, with amazing ingredients, to make it stand out from the rest. But before we talk about the gloss - the packaging. It's the click format of the Rouge Allure lipsticks that had me stumped when I … [Read more...]

Nanshy Makeup Brushes

It's all very well buying the latest makeup - but if you don't have the right tools to apply it, what's the point. Yes, sometimes a quick smudge with your ring finger works for a wash of eye colour. But there comes a time when you really need to invest in some proper makeup brushes. Brushes are expensive - but ask any makeup artist and they will tell you, they're worth it. I have spent around £20 on one eyeshadow blending brush before. So, I know … [Read more...]

Think Pink beauty for breast cancer awareness

It's October, so in the beauty world that mean time to think pink for breast cancer charities. These days it's more than just the beauty world that embrace the 'think pink' style in October, but it began in the beauty world in 1992, as the late Evelyn Lauder founded The Estée Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Awareness (BCA) Campaign. The BCA Campaign has raised more than $53 million to support global research, education and medical services; with … [Read more...]

Bobbi Brown’s Smokey Nudes

It is fair to say that Bobbi Brown has embraced colour in the last few years. But nudes are her thing. And I do wonder how she consistently manages to reinvent the nude look, and come up with best-selling new products, that are, essentially just a twist on the last. The latest nudes range from Bobbi for this AW14 season is Smokey Nudes. So, it's a sort of lighter version of a classic, dark, smokey eye, as Bobbi explains: "I created this … [Read more...]

Scottish Beauty

Scotland is all over the news this week, and today we go to the polls to decide our country's future in the Independence referendum. Let's leave the politics behind, but celebrate our fantastic little country, by celebrating Scottish beauty! Here are a few of my favourite Scottish beauty brands out there. Who would you add to the list? 1. THE TRU BRAND SaraJane Lynch is the founder/creator/drivingforce/guineapig for her own beauty brand which … [Read more...]

Bobbi Brown Skin Weightless Powder Foundation

YES! It's another foundation! It's all I seem to be reviewing at the moment. This latest is from the queen of bases, Bobbi Brown, and it's a compact powder foundation. Bobbi Brown Skin Weightless Powder Foundation is a bit different to the others I've been trialling of late. I have quite a lot to say about this one, so bear with me! Most powder foundations start as powder that is pressed into a pan - this one is different because it starts as a … [Read more...]

bareMinerals bareSkin Foundation

Yep, it's another new foundation! This one is quite interesting, because it's a liquid foundation, from bareMinerals. Mineral makeup is powder, right? Well, yes and no.  bareMinerals is a long-time detractor of liquid foundations so how do they justify bringing one out? Er, like this. Okay, I'm not actually going to share the whole press statement with you, because you may be asleep by the end of it. I've read it, and read it again, and what it … [Read more...]

Illamasqua Once

The latest autumn collection to land on my desk recently was the Illamasqua Once collection - and how pretty is Once?! The idea behind the collection is the beauty of old and new. Decadent and lavish, dabbling with rich textures and autumnal, delicate colours. "Once is the beauty of the burnished, eroded and erudite," says Creative Director for Illamasqua, Alex Box. "A palette inspired by the gentle and exquiste point when a flower starts to … [Read more...]

Smashbox Love Lips

Two new products have recently launched at the Smashbox counter -both for lips. I am REALLY excited about the first one, the Always Sharp Lip Liner. I was stupidly impressed with the Always Sharp Eye Liners when I saw them last year - and wrote about them here. But as I actually wear Lip Liner more than eyeliner, this launch is way more exciting. It's the same principle - the liner is sharp, you use it, it goes blunt, then you twist the lid back … [Read more...]

Bobbi Brown launches Ask Bobbi App

Bobbi Brown has launched the new ASK Bobbi App, and it's pretty good if you're a big beauty fan. I've had a play around with it, and there's a lot you can do. Discover recommended products, expert advice, how-to's and you can shop straight from the App, via bobbibrown.co.uk. Features on the App include: Want a long wearing makeup look? ASK Bobbi sends you a step-by-step guide. Need to book an in-store Makeup lesson? ASK Bobbi directs you to … [Read more...]