Bobbi Brown’s Breast Cancer Awareness Lip Duo

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It doesn't seem to be as big a thing as it once was in the beauty world, but there are products out there, and one of the nicest landed on my desk earlier this month. The Bobbi Brown Limited Edition Proud To Be Pink Lip Color Duo is available this month, and £5 from every sale will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Bobbi Brown is part of the Lauder group, and it was Evelyn H Lauder … [Read more...]

Autumn Beauty Buys!

I just love autumn. The colours are great, you get to be super-wrapped up, and super-cosy, the nights draw in, and there's Hallowe'en and Bonfire Night. What's not to love?! There are also loads of lovely products that are autumnal out there, so here are a few of my absolute faves for this season. I've been stepping away from the red lip for the first time in years, and experimenting with nudes, and different colours. I've also finally … [Read more...]

Budget Beauty: Kardashian Foundation from Carter Beauty

If it's good enough for a Kardashian promo shoot, then it's good enough for us! Carter Beauty by Marissa Carter made headlines earlier this year when the budget Irish beauty brand's foundation was used in the KUWTK promo shots for season 16. When it comes to foundations, you don't really have to spend loads, unless you want some all-singing, all-dancing, multi-tasker - and let's be honest, most foundations are good to your skin these days … [Read more...]

Disney x MAC Maleficent Mistress of Evil Get The Look

Who wouldn't want to look like Angelina Joli? Well, now you can...kind of! You can look like Maleficent anyway at least, thanks to MAC who celebrate Disney's most wickedly beautiful villain with everything you need to recreate her iconic look. The new Maleficent: Mistress of Evil movie is out on October 18, a long-awaited sequel to the 2014 hit. The classic Maleficent look is perfect for Halloween, and simple to achieve with just a few … [Read more...]

Max Factor Miracle Sculpting Wands

Contouring/highlighting is basically mainstream makeup skills now, right? But also quite dodgy if not done properly. A quick scour of the internet will throw up all sorts of Metal Mickey highlighting disasters, and over-zealous contouring! It's not that easy to do, despite the gazillion online tutorials. That's probably why I only bother with a wee bit of highlighter on my cheeks on a night out, and maybe a tiny touch on the tip of my nose - I … [Read more...]

Benefit New Brow Styler and 5pm Brow Deals

Benefit has firmly established itself as the 'brow brand' of the UK and today adds ANOTHER brow product to its arsenal. Your brows will always be 'on fleek' if you are near a Benefit counter! This new Brow Styler is a 2-in-1 wax-pencil & powder for multiple brow looks. You can go for soft and full using the powder, clean and shaped using the wax-pencil, and bold and defined by combining the wax-pencil and the powder. The wax-pencil … [Read more...]

NEW No7 Laboratories Skin Pastes and No7 Foundation

Pastes. That's a formula I keep hearing. Yesterday it was the new Alpha-H paste, today it's two new pastes from Boots No7 Laboratories. This new No7 range has passed me by, but I am hopeful I'm back on the press office radar now. They kindly sent me the two new pastes that launch to the Skin Paste range next week - Hydrating, and Clearing. They also sent the latest No7 foundation - the Protect & Perfect Advanced All in One … [Read more...]

Rimmel’s NEW Lasting Matte Foundation

Rimmel has launched a new matte foundation for Autumn Winter - so it's time to take that summer glow down a notch and embrace a more muted finish. Going for a no-shine, matte look doesn't, however, mean a flat base - this new base is a game-changer - it'll give you full coverage with a lightweight feel and look. It's a unique mousse formula - in a tube - that transforms to a soft powder finish when applied. it's not powdery at all though, so … [Read more...]

NEW Rimmel Lasting Finish Extreme Lipstick

How about a new lippy for the weekend? I don't know about you, but I love a lipstick! Definitely my desert island beauty product. Rimmel's newest lipstick is the Lasting Finish Extreme Lipstick. This is one of those one swipe and it's done lippies that I really do love. It gives you extreme colour, is super-comfortable, and it lasts. Rimmel says it lasts for 10 hours. Packed with high-intensity pigments, Lasting Finish Extreme has intense … [Read more...]

MAC launch Studio Fix Soft Matte Foundation Stick

MAC is a makeup artist brand, so they have always been a go-to brand for bases. As a beauty writer, I flit between brands - I love Bobbi Brown, but one of the bases I buy regularly is the Shiseido Synchro Skin Glow. It gives me some much-needed luminosity. I also love a foundation stick, so the new MAC Studio Fox Soft Matte Foundation Stick piqued my interest when the press releases arrived recently. I was sent one to try, for the purposes of … [Read more...]