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Brushes to Use With Your Mineral Makeup

Changes are that if you haven’t tried mineral makeup already, you will in the next year, and that means that if you don’t own some already, you will, and then you’ll wonder how you can put it on properly. The trick, my friends, lies in the brushes. So, here are the brushes that you could […]

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Makeup Trends from NYFW

At NYFW there were lots of daring makeup trends, and I picked my three favourite to share with you. Bold Brows and Glowing Skin At Marc Jacobs, Francois Nars of NARS cosmetics created the typical Marc girl with glistening skin and  bold prominent brows. Achieve the glistening skin central to this look with Sheer Glow […]

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Hits from L’Oreal Fashion Week

If I’ve been quiet about L’Oreal Fashion Week this season, it’s not because I’ve no material. It’s mainly because I’ve found the fall makeup to be a little uninspiring. I’m done with the smoky eye, and I know that it’s very “fall” but I just don’t think that it’s still here the way it was […]

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100 Household Tips

Don’t you hate it when people borrow books from you and manage never to return them? I’ve borrowed a book from someone and am just now getting around to talking about it. The book in question is an old one: 2001 Household Hints and Dollar Stretches by Michael Gore. I borrowed this book because it […]

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How to Apply Blush

A little while ago, I noticed that quite a few of you are interested in how to apply blush properly. It just so happens that I attended an event with celebrity makeup artist Scott Patric. He’s very talented and has worked on the runway and on photoshoots, and as worked on some of the biggest […]

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Reader Question – Brush vs. Sponge

Here’s a reader question I received today! What is the best way to apply cream foundations found in compacts? I have been using MAC and the sponge that comes with it. Is it better to apply these with a foundation brush and then blend? First of all, hello to you too, yes I’m having a […]

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Notes from Behind the Runway at L’Oreal Fashion Week

I thought I’d talk about some obversations that I made while I was backstage at L’Oreal Fashion Week! Firstly, the models’ skin was almost always prepped for makeup with moisturizer. Almost without exception, the makeup team used L’Oreal Happyderm Moisturizer. They used sponges to apply foundation. True Match concealer was used both under the eyes […]

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This season, it seems that the sartorialists of the world have decided to tackle a problem that has long irritated them: people who wear woollen winter coats but haven’t bothered to snip that little piece of thread that holds together the vent at the back. Some members of the fashion police carry tiny pairs of […]

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Dark Eye + Nude Lip

This is a picture of the beautiful Eva Longoria and I just had to post it. This is how a dark eye design is supposed to be done. Notice the pale pale lipcolour and the addition of blush on the cheeks to make her look healthy. The dark eye paired with the nude lip colour […]

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