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Beauty Business News : How The Beauty Industry Is Helping Even More – Beauty Article

Right, so there are a few snippets of news other than how the beauty industry is helping out during the Covid 19 situation, so I’ll bullet point the helpers before getting to the other bits and pieces. Needless to say, things have more or less ground to a halt but there are a few beauty happenings that aren’t virus related. It’s not a comprehensive list but just the ones I’m aware of and a truly heartening example of how brands…

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Guerlain Midnight Star Collector 2011 – Beauty Article

I’ve kept very few skin care products – for obvious reasons – but I loved the packaging of the Guerlain Midnight Star Collector 2011 so much it found its way into the keep box. I can’t see there is any way that anything similar would be produced now because of the drive to cut down on plastic and excess packaging. Guerlain Midnight Star Collector 2011 The contents of each of the little ten tubes are face primer with the idea…

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Erborian BB Crayon | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

[unpaid/ad/sample] I like the multi-functionality of this new BB stick from Erborian. There are four shades – Clair, Nude, Dore and Caramel with the latter being the darkest and not, by the looks of it, dark enough for very deep tones. Erborian BB Crayon In the picture above, you can see Nude and Clair, with Clair being a slightly more pink tone and Nude veering to yellow. Erborian BB Crayon If you do find a tone match, the stick can…

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Lebon Flavoured Toothpaste | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

[unpaid/ad/sample] So, if you’ve read my blog for a while, you’ll know that minty flavoured things aren’t my favourite – always a problem with toothpaste, especially those really fiery mint ones. Bleugh. For a long time I used a brand from the US that wasn’t quite so mint-centric but latterly I’ve been using a specialist one from my dentist because my teeth need extra care. It’s only very mildly minty so that’s fine. Because I’m wearing a brace, however, I’m…

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Jimmy Choo Seduction Collection Satin Lipstick – Beauty Article

[unpaid/ad/sample] Having somewhat turned my back on the Hermes lipstick launch for being £50, I’m doing an about turn here and I’ll tell you why. Some brands are really controlling about who they want to see (and buy) their product and I’m not up for that. Not so with Jimmy Choo who feel, like me, that you’re as – as my readers – entitled to see a review of their product as anyone else. £50 will not leave my hands…

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Carrying On For Now | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

[unpaid/ad/samples/affiliate] Despite the fact that I’ve seen some conversations on Twitter about how it feels inappropriate to blog about beauty at the moment, there’s more annoyance that ‘influencers’ aren’t addressing the topic and carrying on as though everything is normal. Nothing right now is normal – nothing at all – it’s a very worrying time for everyone, everywhere. So, my thought is to keep on carrying on to give daily updates on beauty related things while it’s still possible. Although…

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Charlotte Tilbury Super Blue Palette – Beauty Article

[unpaid/ad/sample/affiliate] Getting blue right is something that many brands struggle with – remembering back to when I created my Fortune Favours The Brave palette with Make Up Revolution, the blue colour was the one we really struggled with because they have a tendency to shift green or just not deliver a blue enough blue. However, in the Charlotte Tilbury Super Blue Palette, they have it absolutely perfect. Charlotte Tilbury Super Blue Palette Actually, I’ll go so far as to say…

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elf Cosmetics Bite Size Palettes – Beauty Article

[unpaid/ad/samples/affiliate] I’ve seen these little palettes getting a lot of on line interest and now I know why – they’re £3 each! elf Cosmetics Bite Size Palettes With four shades in each – usually a mix of matte and shimmer or sheen – they’re small little things but absolutely full of fire when it comes to colours. I know we’ve passed peak palette but these don’t seem to instil the same sort of over-it feeling that multiple pan palettes do.…

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Anna Sui Beauty Spring 2020 – Beauty Article

[unpaid/ad/samples/affiliate] This post is a bit of a mash-up of the January launch Sui Black and the February launch of Midnight Flower (largely because I didn’t read the press release first – because I was in such a hurry to get the items in front of the camera – and didn’t realise I was looking at two separate collections). Anna Sui Beauty Spring 2020 First, and deservedly so, the Face Colors. There are two options in this flower-burst for cheeks…

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Anna Sui Easter Lip Balms – Beauty Article

[unpaid/ad/sample] Easter beauty isn’t really a thing, is it? It’s Easter gifting that’s a thing and as I’ve mentioned before, we are definitely into it in my family! Anna Sui Easter Lip Balm Enter the Anna Sui Lip Balms adorned with bunnies and, er Easter unicorns? Well, why not – it’s the world of Anna Sui and anything goes! Anna Sui Easter Lip Balm Inside each decorated tin is a little balm pot wrapped in yellow tissue. Anna Sui Easter…

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Beauty Business News : Corona Virus – Beauty Article

Anyone without their finger on the beauty pulse won’t realise how hugely the beauty industry relies on China. Therefore, without wishing to join any panic and realising that a shortage of lipstick is very much not a major problem, there are real implications for the beauty sector which could have very long-term effects. The evidence is already being felt, although on-line beauty retailers are reaping the short term benefits with a sales boost. The (huge) Bologna based beauty trade show,…

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Augustinus Bader The Cream Review – Beauty Article

[unpaid/ad/sample/affiliate] I thought I’d do a quick update now that I’ve been using Augustinus Bader The Cream which has had so much hype across both print and on-line beauty pages. I used with with the Victoria Beckham x Augustinus Bader Serum over a period of roughly three weeks (I’ve had a top up of Profhilo in the past couple of days so any further results are null and void while that takes effect and I can re-calibrate my base point!).…

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Mon Guerlain Bloom of Rose – Beauty Article

[unpaid/ad/sample/affiliate] If you already love Mon Guerlain then the rose twist on this version will only add to the pleasure. Mon Guerlain Bloom of Rose It’s a very vanilla-driven fragrance whose other notes raise it from being a gourmande scent to a slightly foody-floral, but if you don’t like vanilla in your fragrance, even with the rose addition, it’s not for you. It’s rather a bright, good-mood scent and certainly has a spring-like feel – when I tried it on…

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Makeup Revolution Fruity Highlighters | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

[unpaid/ad/purchased/affiliate] I was in my local Superdrug last week and just could not pass these I Heart Revolution highlighters by – I love anything beauty that goes the extra mile in visual entertainment and effort and just wanted to get them home and take pictures! Makeup Revolution Fruity Highlighters I bought the Soft Shimmer Blush in Strawberry, the Shimmering Highlight Powder in Pineapple and Soft Shimmer Blush in Peach. I *think* they were £4 each and they were on a…

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Is Suave now cruelty free? – Beauty Article

On February 12, 2020, Unilever announced that Suave is now PETA certified cruelty-free. What does that mean exactly? Can cruelty-free ethical shoppers buy Suave products now? Or is it a similar tactic like Dove and Wet N Wild performed to enter the cruelty-free market under a false premise? Suave has become the latest of Unilever’s beauty and personal care brands to gain global ‘cruelty-free’ accreditation from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).  Being cruelty-free means products and their ingredients have not involved animal experimentation…yet…

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Beauty Business News | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

This week the Champneys Spa is in hot water for claiming that its apple crumble could reduce the risk of cancer, according to West Sussex County Council who launched a prosecution. The case was due to be heard this week but wasn’t when neither side’s lawyers turned up to the hearing. Apparently, an agreement to make changes has been agreed between both parties but Champneys still faces several charges for not declaring food allergens on its dishes. Sounds to me…

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Six reasons why you should try dupes for makeup or skincare – Beauty Article

Dupe is short for duplicate. Dupes are sort of like the generic of the makeup and skincare world. What is a dupe? A skincare or makeup dupe isn’t an exact carbon copy but a close similar. You can find products that are very similar in color and formulation. Dupes have the same active ingredients as the original. It is important to note that most dupes are never going to be identical to their counterparts – especially when it comes to…

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Suqqu Spring 2020 | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

[unpaid/ad/samples] The trouble with nobody sending press releases any more is that there are often questions with no answers. So, I am not clear whether this has already launched or whether we are still waiting, in the UK, for Suqqu Spring 2020 to launch. I am taking all my info from the UK Suqqu website which first suggests that it’s ‘coming soon’ and then suggests that it it has launched but I can see very little sign of it on…

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Physicians Formula is No Longer Cruelty Free – Beauty Article

I have learned that Physicians Formula are selling in China (like Wet n Wild and NARS) and can no longer be considered cruelty free. I’m truly disappointed in this as they were one of my favorite brands and I just acquired the Healthy foundation, rose serum and a butter bronzer. Darn you Physicians Formula!! In order to qualify as cruelty-free, a product cannot “allow, conduct, commission, or pay for tests on animals for its ingredients, formulations, or finished products anywhere in…

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Garden of Wisdom Pore Cleaning Powder – Beauty Article

[unpaid/ad/sample] When I was given this product, I was told it would be the best pore cleanser I’ve ever used. Well, I have to agree that there is something special about it – against the odds because it just looks like a pot of powder paint. Garden of Wisdom Pore Cleansing Powder I don’t have particularly large pores – they’re bigger than they used to be but I’m not prone to blackheads, at least, not yet. The powder is a…

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Use Your Words With Care… – Beauty Article

There’s a point at which it’s enough – just enough. I didn’t know Caroline Flack but feel her death is a watershed moment and a wake-up call that’s so strong I don’t want to just ignore it. Caroline proved to be the very public face of consequence – that the rounding upon of celebrities, commentators, politicians or average joes by groups of people can have consequences so serious that there is no recovery from it. Being part of a baying…

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Bobbi Brown x Morag Myerscough Collection – Beauty Article

[unpaid/ad/sample/affiliate] Beauty brand x artist collaborations have introduced me to so many wonderful artists so I’m always happy to discover more. Somehow I hadn’t come across the name Morag Myerscough before although I feel I must have seen her work before without being able to attribute to her directly. As an absolute antidote to the grey days her work is bright, strong and graphic. Bobbi Brown x Morag Myerscough Collection I’ve had comments about the direction of Bobbi Brown in…

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Beauty Business News | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

It looks like Roger & Gallet (currently L’Oreal owned) is up for sale to an investment fund (Impala) that also owns Augustinus Bader. I’ve done the obvious Googling to see if VB counts Impala as an investor as well – because that would suddenly make sense of the skin-care tie in – but don’t see anything. I think it could be a good move for Roger & Gallet because it is somewhat neglected at L’Oreal; when I think about it,…

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bareMinerals Poreless Skin Care | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

bareMinerals Poreless Skin Care [sample/affiliate] I’ve only very surface tested this new collection from bareMinerals, but there are one or two points about it that I really do like. Poreless is based on mild peeling and oil control so if you have a skin type that’s prone to pore clogging and oil, it’s one to investigate further. bareMinerals Poreless Skin Care On the plus, it’s vegan, prebiotic and uses fruit acids. On the not-so-plus, it’s a lot of peeling to…

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Will Pacifica outsource production to China? – Beauty Article

Pacifica makes 100% Vegan and Cruelty-Free Natural Makeup, Skincare and Perfume. Pacifica beauty is made in NW Portland. Pacifica Beauty is closing its Portland warehouse and production facility The vegan beauty company sent a notice to the state of Oregon, stating it would be closing its facility in northwest Portland this January 2020. In the notice, the company initially said its production and shipping would be outsourced to contractors, with some of that production being outsourced to China. Later Pacifica filed an updated…

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Beauty Trend Predictions 2020 | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

Who doesn’t love an insider trend prediction? This one is written by Alexia Inge, co-founder of Cult Beauty. On-line retailers have to be really sharp on what they think will sell and one of the ways to do this is to track how consumers behave while they’re actively on the site. So, for example, they might arrive at one product and end up buying something completely different after a long journey through the site. What makes someone press the buy…

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CND Vinylux 2in1 | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

[samples/affiliate] Spring nails are starting to appear (got to warn you, there’s a lot of duck egg blue on the horizon) and first off the block is CND Vinylux 2in1 with a colour at one end and the weekly top coat at the other. CND Vinylux 2in1 In my experience, Vinylux is the nearest thing to gel nails that you can get without actually putting gel formulas. The weekly top coat is the thing that keeps it all gripped to…

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It Cosmetics Pillow Lips | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

[samples] I really don’t feature a lot of It Cosmetics finding it problematic that they’re so deeply focused on looking younger – my philosophy is that skin can be beautiful at every age and prefer a more embracing approach. Soft, radiant and glowy skin is lovely on everyone. However, we are on safe ground with lipstick and I’m really pleased to put these to the test because wow! If you like a power lip, here we are. It Cosmetics Pillow…

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Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk : Lips – Beauty Article

[samples/affiliate] I’m in my happy place testing lip glosses and already a fan of the Charlotte Tilbury Collagen Lip Baths so the fact that there is a new shade in that formula is music to my ears. Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lips So, in the line up above, first is Matte Revolution in Pillow Talk 2, Collagen Lip Bath in Pillow Talk, Lip Lustre in Pillow Talk and Kissing formula Pillow Talk 2. Pillow Talk now has its own pink…

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Guerlain Eau de Cologne Imperiale – Beauty Article

[sample/affiliate] Given a beautiful red make over for Chinese New Year, Eau de Cologne Imperiale is for anyone who loves that fresh blast that eau de cologne gives. It’s so vibrant and invigorating, full of citrus and herbal notes. Guerlain Eau de Cologne Imperiale This is a fragrance that has stood the test of time – it launched in 1860 and while I am sure some ingredients have changed since then, it’s not a stretch to imagine it offering olfactory…

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