Makeup

Chantecaille Summer Make Up 2020 – Beauty Article

[unpaid/sample/affiliate/ad] While I was posting my series on past collections from the late 90’s and early 2000’s, a familiar comment was that hardly any brands pay attention to product detail now in the way that they used to. Also, in the same vein, Chantecaille cropped up as being almost the only current brand that is replicating that complexity and creativity. Chantecaille Summer Make Up 2020 Chantecaille has made nature charities their focus and its a point of difference that serves…

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Barry M Wildlife Tinted Balm – Beauty Article

[unpaid/affiliate] I’m pretty pleased with these little lip balms from Barry M modelled by a lovely sloth crocheted by my friend Charlie. As a proudly cruelty-free brand, this feels like a natural tie-in for Barry M, to support a non-profit foundation that looks after endangered wildlife. 20% of net profits go to The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation – it’s well worth reading up about the man himself HERE who was deemed by The Slade as having no talent at all…

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CHANEL Les Beiges Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream 2020 – Beauty Article

[unpaid/sample/affiliate/ad/sunglassesmyown] There has been all sorts of drama about the release of this product, previously known as Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel. I feel like there are bigger fish to fry so there’s no drama here at the news that the formula now contains coconut oil which is thought by some to be comedogenic. To be honest, that detail is entirely dependent upon the skin you live in – if you know that it doesn’t suit your skin, then this…

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How to Make Your Eyes Look Bigger with Makeup – Beauty Article

Aren’t we all envy those stunning big bong eyes? Only few of us are blessed with big eyes and rest of us have makeup tricks and products to do the job. I always keep looking for some make up hacks that will make my eyes look bigger than they actually are. In today’s post I am sharing some of the tricks with you. Hope it works for you! 1) Layer Your Black Eyeliner – Whenever you want to make your…

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Charlotte Tilbury Desert Haze Matte Palette – Beauty Article

[unpaid/sample/affiliate/ad] I’m surprised that the sunset trend for eye colour has lasted as long as it has – kicked off, of course, by Urban Decay Naked Heat. Charlotte Tilbury Desert Haze Matte Palette I really like this palette because each shade has enough strength that it can easily be worn as a stand alone rather than as part of any particular ‘look’ and that makes it more versatile. Although you could say that about any palettes, I always tend to…

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Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Bronzer | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

[unpaid/affiliate/ad] At the moment, when it comes to samples, you get what you’re given which obviously is absolutely fine because I’m amazed that anything comes through at all. So, I have the shade Fair as my sample for the new Airbrush Bronzer. It’s far too light for me but what a find for ultra-pale tones that struggle to find a bronzer that doesn’t look out of place on porcelain. Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Bronzer And it’s huge – AND it’s matte!…

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HONEST BEAUTY 20% OFF SITE-WIDE WITH CODE plus free shipping! – Beauty Article

CLEAN BEAUTY THAT WORKS! Skincare, makeup, baby care and home care. From Jessica Alba. HONEST BEAUTY does not test products on animals. They rely on a combination of scientific literature, non-animal testing, raw material safety testing and / or human testing to ensure product safety as an alternative to animal testing. 📦➡️Free shipping with any BEAUTY purchase!📦 Some products are organic, and this will be noted in the product name. You will also find the USDA Organic logo in the…

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Stila HUGE Extreme Lash Mascara – Beauty Article

[unpaid/sample/ad/affiliate] If it’s a big lash look that you’re after, Stila’s new mascara is the one you’re looking for. Stila Huge Extreme Lash Mascara For what I perceive to be a ‘fat’ brush, it’s not as difficult to apply as I’d expected. There’s a little dip in the middle which seems to help grab at individual lashes and the brush comes out fully loaded. I started with one coat and stopped after two when it became clear that if I…

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Free Hand Sanitizer from Winky Lux with any $30+ Purchase! And you’ll help essential worker in need – Beauty Article

This “delightfully scented hand spritzer goes the extra mile to disinfect while also nourishing. It includes centella asiatica extract to condition, aloe to soothe, and vitamin E antioxidant to help protect the skin.” Alcohol content: 75% FREE  You’ll help essential worker in need. To get a free bottle add one bottle of Hand Sanitizer to your cart and enter code SPRITZER at checkout, this is available while supplies last. Plus, for every bottle you receive, they will donate one to an essential…

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New Beauty Brand : Emolyne – Beauty Article

[unpaid/sample/ad] Well, this is a welcome sight! Emolyne is a new (British) brand with an African influence, founded by Ugandan-born, London-based Emolyne Ramlov. In common with many women of colour, years of trying to find the right shade for her tone led to frustration, so Emolyne created a full 30 colour lip line and a 30 shade nail line. New Beauty Brand Emolyne It’s a fully representative brand so no tones are excluded but the colour edit plays to shades…

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Huda Legit Mascara | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

[unpaid/sample/ad] I’m a bit set in my ways when it comes to mascara – I love to try a new one but always veer back to two or three favourites. I’ve just started testing a lash lengthening serum so if it works, I’m hoping for a massive, fulsome sweep above the mask :-). Huda Legit Mascara Huda’s newest launch is Legit Mascara, a double-ender addressing curl, length and volume. My preference always lies with a thin brush, particularly for shorter…

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10 Must Have Makeup and Skincare Products For Summer – Beauty Article

It’s a good idea to update your makeup and skincare collection in each season because the products that would work extremely well during the cold days of winters will melt off in summers. The dark, wine lipstick shades that you had rocked in winters would so look out of place during the humid days of summer because summer is all about vivid colors, freshness and matte makeup. While it’s still a great idea to continue to experiment with colour at this…

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Stila Complete Harmony Lip & Cheek Stick – Beauty Article

[unpaid/sample/affiliate/ad] I’m a big fan of make up sticks so I knew I would love the Stila Complete Harmony Lip & Cheek Stick straight away. I didn’t have a choice in what colour I received but as it turns out Sheer Peony (which I probably wouldn’t have picked) is a beautiful, suit-all shade that just brings a bit of life to the cheeks. Stila Complete Harmony Lip & Cheek Stick If you’re like me and not bothering so much with…

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Huda Diamond Lip Balms | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

[unpaid/sample/ad] One thing is for sure, you’ve got to like a sparkle lip if you fancy one of these Diamond balms. Although they’re not for me, I can see the appeal of adding a riot of twinkles to an otherwise utilitarian product – gilding the lily? Definitely, but none the worse for it and the consumer category its destined for will love it. Huda Diamond Lip Balms There are six shades in total but in swatching (as you’ll see), there…

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PUPA Lovely Birds Palette | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

[unpaid/purchase/affiliate] I went onto Escentual last week to look for Mr BBB’s favourite shower gel, Roger & Gallet Jean Marie Farina (super fresh, cologne scented) and of course got wildly side tracked by make up. I forget that the site stocks the quirky Italian brand, PUPA, and as soon as I saw the bird palette, that was it. PUPA Lovely Bird I mean, how can anyone resist! It’s rather unglamorously called Bird 1 (even Pink Bird would have been better)…

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Dior Garden Clutch Palette 2012 – Beauty Article

I honestly can’t believe that this beautiful, floral creation is only from 8 years ago. I distinctly remember the launch which was itself festooned with flowers in an old church and there was a great deal of excitement around it because it was so detailed and pretty. Dior Garden Clutch As you can see, the clasp is a pair of roses – the label is tied on because there’s nowhere on the palette to stick it without spoiling the effect.…

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Lips In Lockdown And Other Changes – Beauty Article

[unpaid/affiliate/ad] I’m sure I’m not alone in wondering what the future holds for content creators like me – there are expert driven thoughts coming through but I am not sure that anything at all is clear just yet. Which means unless you can pivot fast and be prepared to move your goal posts week by week, things are very difficult. For us, revenue has all but dried up with no clear path towards things getting back to how they were.…

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16 Best Cushion Foundations for Lightweight Makeup – Beauty Article

The sweaty and humid days of summer will quickly melt away your precious makeup in just a few minutes and you will have to put away those heavy, full-coverage foundations that you have been through the year. But the makeup addict in you cannot stay away from makeup, right? That’s when cushion foundations come into the picture because they are comparatively lightweight and do not feel heavy or tacky on the skin during summers. These foundations have found a big…

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Burberry Tassle Lip Gloss Cube 2012 – Beauty Article

I absolutely remember receiving this and thinking that is a heck of a big tassle in any setting! I suppose that you were supposed to wear it attached to your oversized Burberry shopper. Believe it or not, it’s really lightweight – nothing like the lead-weight of the Dior or Lancome cubes. Burberry Tassle Lipgloss 2012 It’s a kind of silvered bronze metallic colour and came out for Christmas 2012 along with two trio sets of lipsticks and glosses . Burberry…

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Estee Lauder Salamander Powder Compact 2001 – Beauty Article

The Estee Lauder collectables such as the decorative powder compacts or solid perfumes were rarely given as samples – they’d be sent out to publications for photography but would then be returned to the brand – so I’m really not sure how I came to have this splendid little lizard! I don’t remember buying it, that’s for sure. Estee Lauder Salamander Powder Compact 2001 It turns out that this is rather a sought-after compact – I’ve seen it on dealer…

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Marimekko x Avon 2008 | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

Having done a bit of research on this collection for Avon from 2008, I think I know more about it now than I did at the time. Marimekko x Avon 2008 The palette exterior hasn’t withstood the test of time terribly well and if anything lets this down it is the packaging quality. However, I don’t expect that either brand anticipated it sitting in a big box for 12 years as part of a collection. The collection features the Unikko…

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Dolce & Gabbana The Sicilian Lace Highlight Palette 2010 – Beauty Article

Lace is quite a familiar theme for make up – especially for the cosmetics arm of fashion-led brands. I didn’t realise that Dolce & Gabbana has made make-up since 2005 and initially put this highlighter aside as I thought it was too recent. It’s quite hard to trace the history of it but at the back of my mind, I seem to think it went away and then came back again, with Pat McGrath as the Creative Director. There hasn’t…

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Hard Candy Princess Palette 2007 – Beauty Article

So, another Hard Candy find – I don’t know why I kept certain pieces of Hard Candy when I kept virtually nothing from emerging brands like Urban Decay. This palette-in-a-box isn’t all that remarkable but it’s made me smile – especially the two suggested looks – ‘Classy’ or ‘Sassy’ and those very detailed instructions. Hard Candy Princess Palette 2007 The set includes two glosses (Classy and Sassy ;-)))), three eye colours, a shimmer and a blush. Hard Candy Princess Palette…

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Marc Jacobs Beauty Fantascene Palette – Beauty Article

[unpaid/sample/affiliate/ad] Gosh, it’s really such a long time since I swatched a make-up palette! It feels a bit strange to be honest – I’ve been including a few bits and pieces of current stuff recently but this is the first item I’ve actually brushed out onto my arm. In conversations with beauty friends, we’ve been wondering whether eye products will suddenly outstrip lips – if we are to wear masks when out, there doesn’t seem much point in a power…

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Dior Night Diamond Palette 2008 – Beauty Article

More absolute chunksomeness from Dior, this time in the form of an illuminating palette that’s as lit on the outside as on the inside. Dior Night Diamond Palette 2008 The official name is the Dior Night Diamond All Over Diamond Dust Powder designed to be dusted anywhere you want to sparkle and glow. It came with a brush which I don’t have and nor do I have the box (although it might turn up – it’s unusual that boxes go…

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Paul & Joe Beauté Summer 2020 – Beauty Article

[samples/ad] If you’re looking for a proper cheer up beauty treat, the Paul & Joe Summer beauty collection launches on Friday. There are some other bits and pieces too that I’ll post then with a link (if there is one) but of course, things may be a little delayed. Paul & Joe Beauté Summer 2020 As ever, the detailing is everything – spot the ladybird! Paul & Joe Beauté Summer 2020 This season’s lipsticks don’t come in the cardboard cases…

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Paul & Joe Beauté 2006 – Beauty Article

It’s very strange because I know that the wash bag was bought in 2004 (because it helpfully has 2004 on the label) and I ‘think’ it was bought in Bond Street Fenwick. But, the lipstick of the same pattern is from the Spring 2006 collection (because my friend Jo who works for the brand in the UK has been through the archives to properly date them). Paul & Joe Beaute 2006 As you know, because this brand pops up on…

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How to Wear Neutral Lips Without Looking Washed Out – Beauty Article

Even though bold and vivid lipstick colors like red and pink are a rage, neutral lipsticks have their own charm and look chic. Celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner have rocked neutral lipsticks for years now. Neutral lipsticks are great to pair with smokey eye makeup and more appropriate for office wear. The beauty of a n*de shade is that it can be paired with any look and colour, be it a party dress in red or a casual…

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