beauty

At the Glamour Beauty Festival, pamper power brings the promise of a better you



Glamour Beauty Festival - Estee Lalonde By Shaun James Fox

Girls with halo braids, silver glitter lips and elaborate winged eyeliner throng the stairwells of The Saatchi Gallery. Immaculate scarlet mouths match the distinctive red cloth goody bags that weigh down shoulders. Mums, 20-something daughters and a pre-teen future #girlboss or two queue patiently for yet another panel debate or free makeover. Welcome to day two of the Glamour Beauty Festival, where all who attend are here to self improve, whether in terms of physical wellbeing, inner serenity, career goals or just a bit of jolly pampering. (more…)



Positive beauty: Chantecaille’s no make-up make-up eye trio



Chantecaille Mermaid Eye Matte trio of eyeshadows

For day to day, I’m all about a cream eyeshadow. Chanel’s Illusion d’Ombre in Rouge-Gorge is my go-to when I want to look ‘awake’ (it’s orange in the pot but more of a tan wash on the lid) and the cream-stick formulations from Bobbi Brown and Chanel are amazing for giving a little iridescence for evening. I just put them on with my finger and blend. (more…)



Beauty blogging: do we need a palette cleanse?



Kylie Jenner Lip Kits

OK, firstly please excuse the terribly pun-ny title, it seemed like a good idea at the time. But seriously, there’s been a lot of talk about blogging fatigue lately – particularly beauty blogging and I thought it would be interesting to discuss. (more…)



Why Chanel Rouge Coco Gloss is a winner



Chanel Rouge Coco Gloss

What’s your can’t-live-without make-up product? After foundation and concealer (boring!), mine’s lip gloss. It may fade in and out of fashion but it’s never far from my face, especially now when everyone’s banging on about matte lipstick (gag) and ombre lips (just, no).

Coming next week is Chanel Rouge Coco Gloss, a new formulation of 24 moisturising shades with seductive names like Opulence, Decadent and Impulsion. (more…)