face makeup concealers

Best Undereye Concealers for Dark Circles

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This has been a pet project of mine for the past few years; finding very high coverage concealers that will fade out dark circles without making them grey and ashy. I have tried – quite literally – hundreds, and though there are dozens of them that work well, I’ve narrowed it down to my top [...]

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Hot Red Lips and Flawless Skin.

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A massive load of people asked for a video using Clinique’s new Matte Mandarin lipstick and so here it is in full, glorious technicolor. It was actually the entire “look” that I wore in my How to Style Greasy and Limp Hair video that people seemed to want and so I trawled back through the footage and tried to copy the [...]

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What I Wore with my Slicked-Back Hair.

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A still image from my latest video (a lovely one, it’s about styling greasy hair!) and the light is hitting my eyelids in just the right way to show off the colours from the Laura Mercier shadow quad that I wrote about yesterday. How lovely is the pearly pink? It’s probably not the best match [...]

Laura Mercier Rendez Vous in Monte Carlo Eyeshadow Quad Review

Summer Shadows and a Must-Have Brush Set.

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Oops! Always take your product shots before you start clarting about with something… Oh well. I like to see something well-used. And I have been using this baked eyeshadow quad from Laura Mercier almost every day for the last couple of weeks; its pinky-warm tones just seem very right for this time of the year. The pearly [...]

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The “Vintage Vamp” Smokey Eye

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I was very much in two minds as to whether I was going to post up my “Brit Awards” makeup look – there’s something about it that irks me. I think partly the lighting – I like filming in natural daylight so much more – but it could be, as I mentioned a week or [...]

Laura Mercier Almond Coconut Milk

Laura Mercier Almond Coconut Milk

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 Posh gift alert: anything that comes with a wooden honey utensil is posh in my books. A nice added touch! I think that the Almond Coconut Milk range is marvellous – not too ‘totally tropical taste’ as some coconut fragrances can be. There’s a fragrance, a body soufflé and a scrub, and a rather nifty [...]