make-up

Is this your perfect-match foundation?



Chanel Le Teint Ultra Tenue Ultrawear Flawless Foundation

As far as matte finish foundations go, the Chanel Le Teint Ultra Tenue Ultrawear Flawless Foundation is pretty good. Matte and velvet foundations aren’t really my bag (I prefer dewy) but this goes on beautifully, doesn’t sink into my dry cheeks and has great staying power. (more…)



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…)