make-up

How to get a perfectly messy red lip



Jeanne Damas red lip

OK, excuse the click-baity title, what I mean is a not-perfect, slighty-smudgy, stainy red lip. I’m getting there, but the ultimate tutorial is here, by the girl who does it best, Jeanne Damas. She’s French of course… (more…)



On trial: Giorgio Armani Lip Magnets



Giorgio Armani Lip Magnets
It’s taken me over 20 years to realise I only like matte lipstick (or in fact any lipstick) if it’s faded to a stain. As much as I love the process of applying lipstick from a bullet, I don’t love the feel of that thick layer sitting there. (more…)



Bobbi Brown retouching face pencil



Bobbi Brown Retouching Face Pencil
My skin’s been going through that icky autumnal phase where it’s breaking out at any opportunity. I’m well prepared though, with an arsenal of concealers, mostly from Bobbi Brown. While I use creamy corrector concealers for covering spots, I much prefer a dry pencil (more…)



Buy it now: Victoria Beckham X Estée Lauder beauty



Victoria Beckham x Estée Lauder

I won’t lie, I wasn’t expecting to be wowed by Victoria Beckham x Estée Lauder. The limited edition beauty collection (which lands in stores today) has had loads of press and the ad campaigns have appeared in magazines already. Not to mention VB’s appearance on the cover of Vogue in which her make-up is incredible. (more…)