Anthelios XL: The Default Sunscreen

Anthelios XL: The Default Sunscreen

The recent prolonged spate of hot weather has given me a good chance to do some proper sunscreen testing. I’ve tested matte ones, …
Face Off: The Facial Radiance Intensive Peel

Face Off: The Facial Radiance Intensive Peel

The Facial Radiance Intensive Peel from First Aid Beauty has flown straight into my shortlist of fast-working, effective face masks. It’s a clay-based …
Foundation Review: Dior Forever Perfect Mousse

Foundation Review: Dior Forever Perfect Mousse

There seems to be a bit of a thing for longwear foundation launches at the moment, and I have a handful of those that …
Foundation Review: Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder

Foundation Review: Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder

I do enjoy it when a product does exactly what it says on the tin. Although I must admit that I often fail to …
Effaclar Duo: The Spot-Treating SPF

Effaclar Duo: The Spot-Treating SPF

Fans of La Roche-Posay’s Effaclar Duo rejoice: they have released a new version of their highly effective spot treatment, this time with an …
Foundation Review: Chanel Le Teint Ultra Tenue

Foundation Review: Chanel Le Teint Ultra Tenue

I feel as though Chanel are always going to be on a bit of a losing streak with me, when it comes to bringing …
Smart Buy: Clinique’s Custom Repair Night Moisturiser

Smart Buy: Clinique’s Custom Repair Night Moisturiser

These shiny pots are a devil to take photos of: apologies. I actually got rather a shock when I edited my pictures because my …
Tried and Tested: Primers for Oily Skin

Tried and Tested: Primers for Oily Skin

Do you find that your foundation slips or goes patchy on your nose and forehead, where your skin is oilier? There are some brilliant …
Clinique Pep-Start HydroBlur Moisturizer Review

Clinique Pep-Start HydroBlur Moisturizer Review

Well this is an unusual one: a moisturiser that feels velvety to the touch but seems to melt into fresh-feeling perfection the moment it …
First Aid Beauty: Serum for Starters

First Aid Beauty: Serum for Starters

I wrote about the Ultra Repair Hydrating Serum a little while ago for my post on dehydrated skin, but I’ve tested it far …
Skincare Products for Hormonal Skin

Skincare Products for Hormonal Skin

My monthly hormones have returned from their extended pregnancy/breastfeeding hiatus and are attacking my poor skin with extra enthusiasm. Sore-feeling spots that brew …
Foundation Review: Effaclar BB Blur

Foundation Review: Effaclar BB Blur

I think you’ll agree that the below “before and after” photographs are pretty epic: no light or computer trickery has been used. (I …
Exfoliating Skincare: Philosophy Renewed Hope In A Jar

Exfoliating Skincare: Philosophy Renewed Hope In A Jar

I mentioned Philosophy’s Renewed Hope In A Jar in the May Favourites, but it most certainly deserves its own post. This is turning …
l’Oreal Infallible 24H-Matte Foundation Review

l’Oreal Infallible 24H-Matte Foundation Review

Well this is a nifty little number: a non-cakey, long-lasting, matte-but-not-flat foundation that comes in at less than seven quid. I don’t usually …