beauty news

Would you pay £90 for a custom colour and coverage-matched foundation?



Lancome Le Teint Particulier foundation at Harrods

The much-vaunted Lancôme Le Teint Particulier foundation has finally arrived on U.K. shores. Just launched with its own fancy new counter at Harrods, it lets you custom mix your own personal foundation, matched to your skin tone via algorithmic technology. Choose your level of coverage and hydration, let the machine do its thing, then take away your own individual bottle, complete with unique-to-you code and printed label. (more…)



On my radar: Violette



Estee Lauder new Global Beauty Director Violette

A great hire by Estee Lauder, they have appointed French MUA, Violette (whose YouTube channel I’ll admit I hadn’t seen until now) as their Global Beauty Director.

I just love the ‘real’ way she films herself doing her make-up, fly-on-the-wall style without looking at the camera. (more…)



THE DRG STYLE INDEX: Vogue, Style.com, The Estee Edit, Deciem and more!



Here’s the latest weekly DRG STYLE INDEX ranking, a round-up of the brands and industry stories currently buzzing on my radar…

1. VENETIA SCOTT APPOINTED FASHION DIRECTOR OF BRITISH VOGUE
Venetia Scott appointed Vogue Fashion director
It’s been such a weird week this week. We’re still in post-election chaos and then the news of the West London tower block fire has shocked and horrified us all. I’ve lived in West London all my life so this is very close to home. But there were a few chinks of good news. I’m really happy to hear that Venetia Scott has been appointed Fashion Director of Vogue. (more…)



Coming soon: Jo Malone London English Oak & Hazelnut



Jo Malone English Oak & Hazelnut

There are two timeless new fragrances coming our way from Jo Malone London in September and I’m going to say now that one of them will be an instant classic.

The two woody colognes from the Jo Malone English Oak offering are English Oak & Redcurrant and English Oak & Hazelnut. In true Jo Malone London style, the Townhouse was bedecked in the manner of an enchanted forest (more…)