With immaculate timing I have just received Revlon’s limited edition Multi-use Palette. Devised by global creative director Gucci Westman, it consists of two cream eye shadows (in a pearly grey and sheer brown) – lovely for doing a gentle smoky eye, a highlighter and a flattering peachy blusher. In a tiny slide-out drawer is also a perfect scarlet lipstick and dinky brush and the whole package is a mere 5cm square so really is pocket-sized.
I’m not a major palette person as I don’t experiment with make-up colours; I prefer an arsenal of basics that I know work for me. But this one ticks all those boxes and the cream formulations are easy to apply without a toolkit of applicators (I waited to receive the palette so I could try it out). The palette is available from today and is free when you spend £20 on Revlon cosmetics at Boots.com.
Trend forecasters suggest that the popularity of elaborate nail art is all down to our smartphone addictions (although how one taps those touch screens with inch-long talons is beyond me) – our nails are on show as never before. Tokyo is the breeding ground for the latest madcap manicures and apparently, 3D nails are the next big thing. Even T magazine’s Sally Singer is addicted; for the European fashion weeks, she opted for an elegant handful of miniature 3D roses in off-white gloss.
What do you think of 3D flower nails – eek or chic?
Orange has been declared the ‘it’ colour for SS11. But I say why wait? Why not start rocking orange now, in a delicious, red-tinged version of the hue for cold days and pumpkin tones for toasty gatherings round the radiator log fire?
5 ways to wear orange now:
1) A fiery orangey-red matt lip. For Ohne Titel SS11, Gucci Westman used Revlon’s Super Lustrous Lipstick in Siren, available from the Fire & Ice collection this November.
Everyone’s hyping Chanel’s camo nails it seems (which launch at Fashion Night Out next week) but I’m not ready to go the whole ten-fingered hog of khaki and beige. I prefer the idea of a handful of khaki or grey and the other hand a rich, bloody red – my favourite military combination – inspired by a page in Harper’s Bazaar.
Nails can be long or short and the beauty of this colour scheme is that it’s wonderfully versatile and will work with all neutral outfits including denim, black, grey, khaki, camel and, of course red.
This also chimes in with the happy news that Revlon is reviving its iconic red, Fire & Ice. Try this with Barry M’s grey nail paint, a good, flat grey with no sparkles.