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The Easy Beachy Makeup Tutorial

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I made a nice little bronzing video for The Telegraph this week; I was trying to channel 1990’s Kate Moss, so very dusty bronzed skin with nothing much on the eyes or lips. I put to use one of my favourite summertime products, Chanel’s Tan de Soleil, which is a cream bronzing base, and layered [...]

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May Beauty Favourites

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Oh dear, I look rather threatening in the photograph above, don’t I? I’m brandishing my monthly favourites in one hand whilst wearing a somewhat hostile expression – not intentionally, I hasten to add. I just tend to get very fed up by the time I’ve filmed a video about thirty times (dog barking, doorbell ringing, [...]

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The Eve Lom Makeup Test: Surprise Verdict

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A rather belated review, I’m afraid; I had a bit of a shade mix-up with the Eve Lom products when they were first launched and then they got a little overlooked for a while, partly because I wasn’t overly wowed by the product that I tried first (spoiler alert!) but mostly because my schedule went [...]

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January Beauty Favourites

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Ah, here we are again. Monthly favourites. Apologies in advance; I have been on a bit of a beauty “hiatus” this month, partly because I spent the first two weeks of it watching The Good Wife and partly because I still haven’t properly sorted out my beauty room. I don’t know where anything is and I [...]

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My Five Most-Used Face Bases…

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This video is a bit of a “precursor” to the full-length foundation guide that I’m going to film in the New Year. I’ve picked out my five most-used foundations and bases and shown them in action, along with a little blurb about each and the kind of coverage and finish that they give. I’d like [...]

Madara Tinting Fluid

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My hunt for a new tinted moisturiser took a new turn last month, when Nuz Shugaa (my skin guru and facial guardian angel!) recommended that I try Madara’s Tinting Fluid. Madara is a range of beauty products (skin, hair body) that is entirely natural and organic. No nasty surprises in any of their formulas, they’re [...]