Clarins AW19 Make-Up Collection

It's Autumn/Winter beauty collection time, and the first up is Clarins. To be honest, this is not really a 'collection' as it consists of just two items, and one of those is just new shades of an existing product. But, the Joli Blush (£27) is brand new, and the first Clarins blush to be enriched with plant oils. It's highly pigmented, and long-wearing, and highlights your cheeks in just one easy sweep - with the cute little brush that's … [Read more...]

Max Factor Lash Revival Mascara and Primer

Max Factor has launched a new mascara for August, and there's also a primer. When they landed on my desk they reminded me of those mascaras you used to get with the white primer to apply first, and how I turned up at work one day with one eye only done in the white... ...I'd forgotten to apply the black mascara on top, and my lovely colleague asked me if I was auditioning for Clockwork Orange. Since then I've been wary of white lash … [Read more...]

Clarins NEW Everlasting Youth Fluid Fundation SP15

Everlasting youth. If only, right? Of course, it's an impossibility, but with this new Clarins foundation, you can at least try to recapture some of the youthful radiance your skin might have lost. The new Everlasting Youth Fluid Foundation SPF15 is a base with smoothing and firming skincare action in it. It's creamy and lightweight, thanks to konjac micro-pearls, nourishing argan oi,, and skin-tightening organic oat sugars, which will all help … [Read more...]

Benefit launch New Cakeless Boiing Concealer and you can get it on Deliveroo!

Benefit launches a new concealer next week. I'm quite excited about this because they do good concealers. And because the packaging looks like a pencil with a rubber at the end. I love it! The NEW Boi-ing Cakeless Concealer is a full-coverage liquid concealer that will conceal everything - from dark under-eye circles to blemishes and discolouration. But, it feels, say Benefit, lightweight, and doesn't cake, crack, or settle into fine lines. The … [Read more...]

Benefit’s New Blue Mascara – Would You?

The 80s are on-trend, so it's no big surprise that Benefit has launched its brilliant BADgal Bang Mascara in a new shade of Brightening Blue. If this is giving you horrible flashbacks to teenage years, then worry no more - this is actually really flattering, and makes the white of your eyes pop. This volumising mascara is brilliant anyway, and this new colour is an eye-opening shade that adds an instant POP of colour that makes your eyes look … [Read more...]

Six Sunny Summer Sets

Maybe it's just me, and a love of all things 'mini', but I do love a wee travel set for the holiday season. Here are six of the best!  SOL DE JANEIRO BUM BUM JET SET, £24, WORTH £28, SPACE NK This brand is so much fun, and sunny yellow/orange bag and products are super-summery. The set contains Bum Bum Cream 50ml, Brazilian 4 Play Shower Cream-Gel 90ml, and Brazilian Crush Body Fragrance Mist 30ml. These are some of the brand's … [Read more...]

Bobbi Brown Essentials Multicolour Eye Shadow Palette

Do you need another Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow Palette in your life? Probably not, but the brand keeps releasing them, and they are always packed with perfect colours to create the perfect eye. The new Essentials MultiColour Eye Shadow Palette comes in five colourways, each one a carefully curated collection of eyeshadows in colours that complement each other and make your eye makeup application effortless. Each palette has shades in it to help … [Read more...]

Too Faced launch Born This Way Multi-Use Complexion Powder

Powders that are foundations AND powders seem to be a 'thing' right now. It's all about that baking trend, isn't it? Which, despite rumours to the contrary, is not over. Maybe Kim Kardashian thinks it's so 2017, but the process of putting on liquid foundation, and concealer, and then powder, as well is alive and kicking. There's a whole section on the new Harvey Nichols HUDA Beauty counter on it, and the look that originated in drag makeup is … [Read more...]

Have you been Huda’d?! Huda Beauty at Harvey Nichols

I wrote on here a few weeks ago about the new Huda Beauty counter launch at Harvey Nichols in Edinburgh. I popped along on the launch morning, thanks to Huda and Harvey Nichols, and enjoyed a good play around with the products, a lovely breakfast, and I was shade matched for a base. I'm not the right demographic for the brand - I'm never going to go for the full Huda look, but I can appreciate the products on their individual merit, and as far … [Read more...]

Wedding Makeup with 5pm Deals

It's my wedding anniversary today - four years since the best day ever. Being a bit of a control freak, and knowing the way I like my makeup, I did my own on my wedding day. I actually did my bridesmaid's as well. But, if you are getting married, and you are thinking about getting your makeup done, then there are LOADS of makeup artists on 5pm that offer excellent rates and deals. At Flawless by Danielle in Glasgow's East End you can book in … [Read more...]