make-up

Westman Atelier has (almost) launched



Westman Atelier Gucci Westman beauty line WSJ

Gucci Westman’s capsule beauty line, Westman Atelier has (almost) landed and the FT has the lowdown on it (sub req). Make-up artist Westman says, “I believe there’s space in the market for a luxury beauty brand that speaks to wellness and integrity. We almost exclusively just use clean, plant-derived ingredients, but everything is also really . . . chic.”

By ‘almost exclusively’, she concedes that on occasion she has included a synthetic ingredient rather than compromising on a beautiful product or super-effective technology. (more…)



Spring things: Chanel Rouge Coco Lip Blush



Chanel Rouge Coco Lip Blush

As Britain basks in its first heatwave of the year, it’s time to put the saturated matte lipsticks aside and bust out something lighter and fresher.

I’ve been wearing my Chanel Rouge Coco Lip Blush lipsticks for a few weeks and I love them. They’re not all-day-long lip products, they’re light and sheer and double up as a gentle wash of colour for cheeks too. (more…)



GRWM: Foundation update and ten minute make-up



Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation

Bobbi Brown’s Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation is the best new foundation I’ve tried this year. It’s good coverage, not matte and not glowy, but just right, giving a real skin finish that doesn’t cake or flake by the end of the day. I love that it’s lavender scented which has an instantly calming effect on my brain – handy when I’m running late in the morning. (more…)



Try it now: the ingénue eye



Frankie beauty by Christabel Draffin

If you loved the gamine beauty look from our recent Petit Dejeuner shoot, make-up artist Christabel Draffin is on hand to break it down…

Christabel says… For our recent ‘On Balance’ shoot, we had a young Francoise Hardy ingénue in mind, which is all about the eyeliner.

Our model Frankie had perfect skin, so I just prepped it with a nice Chanel moisturiser and Vitalumiere foundation only where needed. (more…)