Be a Makeup Master with 5pm…or cheat!

It's fair to say I am addicted to BBC's makeup reality show, GLOW UP: Britain's Next Make-Up Star. It's on on Wednesday nights on BBC1, presented by Stacey Dooley, with excellent judges, uber makeup artist, Val Garland, and MAC Senior Artist Dennis Skinner, and if you love makeup, you will love it. It's all a bit car-crash TV at times - some of the application is, well, not great - I'm being kind, it's awful!  But it's a perfect reality show … [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...]

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...]