Get Selfie-ready with Clarins this Spring

Clarins' new spring collection - out this month - is all about getting #selfie-ready. I wouldn't normally associate the Clarins customer with a selfie, but the brand is obviously trying to attract a different generation. And they might just do it with this lovely little spring collection. I am a Clarins fanatic anyway - I love the brand - skincare, makeup, suncare, all of it! These new products are lovely. The Limited Edition Ready In A Flash … [Read more...]

Smashbox Double Exposure Palette

When I first saw this palette last month, I thought 'wow'. It's a heck of a palette, beauty fans. And, the cleverest bit of all? It's all in the name. It's called the Smashbox Double Exposure Palette because 14 shadows transform into 28  with just a little water. And, they really do transform, remarkably. Some of them get more vibrant, some get deeper, some turn metallic and others sparkle! The possibilities with this palette are endless. The … [Read more...]

Clarins Eye Palette & Christmas Crackers

Clarins release another huge mineral eye makeup palette for Christmas, and this is actually a lovely gift for a Clarins fan, or an eyeshadow fan. And, what I love about it is, the eye makeup comes out, and you can use the banded box for trinkets, or other bits of makeup if you like. Cute. The palette contains 10 really wearable eye shadow shades, from vibrant gold to sultry grey. It has matte, satin and pearl finish shadows in it, perfect for a … [Read more...]

Colour Atelier with Shu Uemura

There are loads of beauty brands out there, and even as beauty journalist, it's impossible to keep up with them all. So, I was delighted to be reacquainted with Japanese brand, Shu Uemura yesterday, at a 'Colour Atelier' appointment at the beautiful counter in Harvey Nichols in Edinburgh. I had no idea what the 'Colour Atelier' appointment was, and when I found out I was going to have to do one of my own eyes after Jacqui on the counter had done … [Read more...]