Spring/Summer makeup trend 2016- blue with a tan

  One of the makeup trends for this summer is blue eye makeup. Looking at the models from this season’s catwalk, any sort of blue eye makeup will work- messy navy liner, baby blue lids, bright cobalt, black&blue smoky, blue liquid liner cat flicks, anything goes. I’m having a go today at blue eye makeup….

An Anti-Aging Wonder Ingredient that might actually work.

Matrixyl Peptides and their wrinkle combatting anti aging capabilities   I personally can’t help being interested in the idea of slowing down aging. I don’t want to look young, I just want to look like a healthy rested version of myself. Maybe I don’t live as well as I should, I like a coffee and a…

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick Review 

Review of Stila’s Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in shade Patina with photos and swatches     Liquid lipstick is the new thing. Because Kylie Jenner says so. Basically liquid lipstick is a paint that dries to a matte finish and lasts well. I’m most certainly up for a lipstick which stays on. I don’t often…

The Konjac Sponge- The Japanese Skincare Secret 

How to use a Japanese Konjac Sponge as a facial cleanser and exfoliator I’m always up for something new to try in the bathroom and Konjac sponges are certainly new to me. They are made from the root of a crazy looking flower that grows in Japan, China and Korea. Konjac is supposed to be…

Rosie for Autograph Cream Blush Review

My review of the Rosie for Autograph Marks and Spencers  makeup line. (Specifically her cream blush).   Rosie Huntington-Whitely (or bitchface as I call her) has a makeup range in Marks and Spencer. I always wonder how much input celebrities have when they launch a range. How does it work? Is Rosie up late in…

MAC Times Nine Palettes ❤️❤️❤️

A review of the range of MAC x9 palettes    This post is sort of a review, but sort of not. The product I’m describing is no longer available. So there’s little point in telling you to go and buy it. But MAC is still doing very similar palettes in different tones.     The…

Colour Correction (part 2)- My Cunning Trick

A hack you can use to colour correct without buying any new products  So yesterday we enjoyed my post Colour Correction Part 1.  I have been disappointed with what the shops have to offer in terms of colour correction-Makeup Revolution’s effort is feeble. Kiko and MUA’s palettes look a bit measly. I suppose I could go…

Colour Correction Part 1- Palette by Makeup Revolution 

 My Review of Makeup Revolutions Colour Correction Palette with Swatches  Do you colour correct? It’s a strange idea putting green on your face to cover red. Why would green be preferable? The technique has been around for a long time. I remember seeing a green Rimmel concealer when first started looking at makeup (that may…

Mistakes I keep making when I’m putting my makeup on 🙁

A list of makeup mistakes I repeatedly make and how I should avoid them. Every day after I’ve finished trowelling it on, I look at myself and think “you’ve done it again”. I don’t think I look good, I can only see the mistakes I’ve made.  I feel like I keep fouling it up in…

Sleek True Colour Lipstick Review

Review of Sleek True Colour Lipstick, Shade Mulberry in Satin Finish and Shade Exxxagerate in Matte Finish. Also Sleek Lip Pencil in Blackberry           I’ve been in the market for purple lipstick and whilst investigating I discovered that Sleek has a reputation for doing decent lipstick. Perusing Superdrug, where Sleek is stocked in…

Revlon PhotoReady Airbrush Effect Foundation 

My honest review on Revlons Photoready Airbrush Effect Foundation     I had heard really good things about Revlons Photoready Foundation from other reviewers “it’s the best foundation in the world” kind of chat. But Revlon updated their Photoready, they changed the formula and renamed it Photoready Airbrush Effect Foundation. But I assumed that it would…

Hooded Eye Makeup 

How to apply eye makeup if you have “hooded” eyelids. The term hooded applies to eyelids where the upper part of the eyelid covers the crease. There is excess skin below the brow bone. This could be because of aging or it could be the way you were made. I’ve always had hooded lids. I…