Guerlain Terracotta Terra Tropica Bronzer Review

Terra Tropica: Beautiful Bronzing

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Oh, my Beauty Heart, be still, be still, be still! Do summer palettes get much prettier? The Terra Tropica from Guerlain is definitely right up there with the most desirable makeup morsels of the summer. And this is full summer – high summer – that we’re looking at now, not your namby-pamby easing-yourself-in kind of summer. [...]

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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 [...]

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Preparations for the Cannes Red Carpet…

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If you follow my Instagram and Twitter feeds, you’ll already know that last week I got to do something quite amazing and magical. After thirteen years in “the business” I’m not that easily impressed by fashion or beauty stuff (I’ve worn a lot of fine dresses and had a lot of makeup put on my face!) but Dior [...]

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My Charlotte Tilbury Makeup Meetup in Birmingham!

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Makeup obsessives in the Midlands REJOICE for Charlotte Tilbury* has only gone and opened up her second ever counter in BIRMINGHAM and I’m going to be there on FRIDAY! Sorry for the shouty capitals, but this news greatly excites me: Birmingham was my nearest city, growing up, so I used to go there to do [...]

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Competition: Win a Full Makeup Kit from The Beautyst

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Last week I created my three favourite makeup looks for new online beauty community and makeup store, The Beautyst*. I had instant love for The Beautyst because they stock By Terry; anyone who appreciates a bit of By Terry maquillage is alright in my book! The Beautyst have just launched in the UK (you can browse their website here) and to celebrate their [...]

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Beauty Reviews: Aerin, Colour Correction Sticks and a Budget Eyeshadow Palette

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More Beauty Reviews for you; this time it’s Aerin’s “Kaleidolight” palette, Max Factor’s Colour Correcting sticks and the Nude Lingerie eyeshadow quad from L’Oreal. (OK, so the eyeshadow palette you’ve already seen. I posted it up a couple of days ago (here) – a silly scheduling decision, really, but I just couldn’t wait! At any rate, I think [...]

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Lancome Air de Teint: “Before and After” Photos

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I was editing some film yesterday and came across a couple of photos that I thought may be of interest to some of you. When I’m filming videos, I take a still photograph before each segment to autofocus the camera, and two of the stills from last week’s Beauty Reviews video show quite a good “before and after” for [...]