beauty

Best beauty buys: A round-up of beauty products I’ve been trying out lately…



LANCOME HYPNOSE DRAMA MASCARA AND BI-FACIL EYE MAKE-UP REMOVER

I have to say, Glossybox is coming up with the goods month after month. As I wrote in a post for Glamour a while ago, the main pull for me is the practicality of all these miniature products. My March Glossybox was a Harrods special containing goodies from Shu Uemura, SKII, Molton Brown, Clarins, a Valentino fragrance sample and a miniature Lancome Hypnose Drama mascara. I admit I’m not fussy about mascaras but I do love this mini Lancome one with its wavy brush. On a separate note, I’ve also just started using Lancome Bi-facil eye makeup remover. (more…)



DRG’s diary dates: April and May 2012



Smythsons at the ready, here are a few events I think you should know about…


Extended until 28th April 2012: Paolo Roversi at the Wapping Project Bankside
Situated five minutes from Tate Modern, the photography outpost of The Wapping Project hosts Roversi’s first UK solo exhibition. It’s not big but there are enough pictures of Guinevere and ‘portraits’ of Roversi’s lights, tripod and blanket backdrop to satisfy you if you’re a fan of his poetic, minimalist aesthetic. (more…)



Beauty Buy: Bobbi Brown’s Pot Rouge now comes in a mirrored compact



Just in time for the first day of spring, a new launch from Bobbi Brown arrived in the weekend post. Personally packaged adorned with my own bunting (you know I’m a sucker for personalisation), the cult Pot Rouge has been reimagined in a small compact, complete with mirror. What a great example of a seemingly simple tweak making a huge difference. I’m a big fan of Pot Rouge in Calypso Coral; I use it every day, blending it on my cheeks with my fingers and dabbing whatever’s left onto the bridge of my nose. (You can use it on lips as well but I find it a bit too matte for that.)

As well as the existing six shades, four new ones have been added. I tried Rose which is more muted than Calypso Coral but still completely wearable, as is everything Bobbi Brown does. The press release touts the compact for ‘the festival season’ but really it’s just a brilliant, hard working product for wherever and whenever. Buy it now from Selfridges, £18.