Benefit Bold is Beautiful Project 2019

Benefit launches its Bold Is Beautiful Project for 2019 next week, celebrating six years of fund-raising and supporting charity organisations that empower women and girls. There are three main ways you can support the Bold Is Beautiful campaign in 2019 - 1. GET A BROW WAX! During Bold Is Beautiful, running from May 1 to June 2, Benefit will donate 100 per cent of the profits from every single Benefit brow wax to Refuge and Look Good Feel … [Read more...]

Benefit Add New Hoola Shades

Benefit is extending its popular bronzer powder family by two! From this month you can now get Hoola in two new shades. The UK's No.1 Prestige Bronzer now comes in Caramel and Toasted, as well as the Original and Lite. Caramel is a medium-deep powder bronzer, and Toasted is a deep powder bronzer, making it the darkest of the four Hoolas. So, the full Hoola line-up now has Hoola, the original, and the perfect bronzer for light to medium … [Read more...]

MAC Viva Glam 25 and Winnie Harlow

I was an America's Next Top Model ADDICT, and Tyra Banks is a goddess, so I was a little less than impressed when ANTM alumini Winnie Harlow - who Tyra found on the internet and invited on to the show - discredited it. Eh, not fierce, Winnie, not fierce! Winnie has certainly made it big since her time on the show in 2014, and whilst I am sure she's worked hard, come on - got to give Tyra a little bit of credit. Anyway, here she is in her … [Read more...]

Bobbi Brown Ultra-Violet and Infra-Red Eyer Palettes

Bobbi Brown has always been famous for its palettes - I have a really old one somewhere, the one you clicked the individual shadows into. Do they even do those any more?! The latest two eye palettes are, in my mind, a bit of a change for the brand - bigger, with more colours, and more like a lot of other palettes out there that beauty bloggers and wannabe MUAs just seem to love. These two are pretty simple - one is Ultra-Violet, and the other … [Read more...]

Unicorn Beauty

It's National Unicorn Day. Yes, that is a thing. The unicorn is Scotland's national animal, so why should we not celebrate this lovely, mythical, omnipresent, beast? Unicorns are EVERYWHERE! You can pretty much get anything unicorn-shaped, themed, or printed in 2019, but let's concentrate on some unicorn beauty bits that you might want to get your hands on. 1. MAGICAL UNICORN NAIL STICKERS, £2.95, REXLONDON.COM - for kids, really, but who … [Read more...]

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...]

Do you Double Wear?

Did you know that Estee Lauder's Double Wear foundation is the UK's No1 base? Well, now you do! I had to reacquaint myself with this classic base, so I recently had an appointment on counter in Edinburgh's Harvey Nichols, to have a Powermap facial, and to be shade matched - this base comes in over 60 shades for all skintones. You can book appointments for Lauder counters online, but I did notice on the site  that Harvey Nichols wasn't an … [Read more...]

MAC Electric Wonder Collection

How pretty is this MAC packaging? All lovely pink and marbled, it's a beauty bloggers/influencers delight! The new Electric Wonder collection is inspired by nature - those amazing electric storms we see more and more of here in the UK these days. It's a simple, classic, MAC collection with palettes, lipsticks, lipglass, and lots of swirly powders and bronzers. And fab brushes. The marbled packaging has lightning flashes, and is … [Read more...]

NEW Luxe Lip Lacquers from Tom Ford

It's been ALL about matte lips for, ooh, forever, it seems. And if it's not matte, it's super-shiny. Tom Ford has recently launched a full new collection of 20 Luxe Lip Lacquers - half matte, half vinyl, giving you both options. I've had a good old play around with these on counter, and they are great. The pigment is excellent - the matte is softly matte, and the vinyl is high-shine, but not in a glossy way. Tom Ford describes it as a … [Read more...]

Elizabeth Arden March On for UN Women

International Women's Day has been and gone, but that doesn't mean the empowerment of women is ever off the table. Did you know that Elizabeth Arden herself provided red lipsticks to suffragettes marching down Fifth Avenue in New York? Me neither, but that's kind of cool. Earlier this month, Elizabeth Arden announced its March On Pink, the next phase of the brand's signature philanthropic campaign through a $1million pledge to support UN Women … [Read more...]