Category: Makeup

18th December 2015

Pixi Books of Beauty

Currently available as limited editions at Marks and Spencer you need to rush to pick these up for Christmas presents this year!  I love a bit of Pixi Beauty and they do great kits.  This year they’re in book form, and I have three of them to show you.  Minimal Makeup, Brow Know How, and Touch of Blush. Each book comes with six large pans […]

14th December 2015

New CiD i-Glow and i-Bronze Minis

There is little more pleasing than a giant version of something small, or a mini-version of something rather larger.  When New CiD sent me a taster of their mini-versions of their really rather superb face powders last week, I was utterly delighted.  I’m a big fan of New CiD powders, I think they’re hugely underrated for blushes, and it must be said that their i-Glow […]

10th November 2015

Laura Mercier Glam to Go Kit

I do love this time of year for makeup kits!   Laura Mercier is one of my favourite makeup brands (my all-time favourite eyeshadow of all time is Laura Mercier Twilight Grey) and they have some cracking kits this Christmas, and this is my favourite one.  Look at that gorgeous packaging! Opening it up, there’s more of that gorgeous burnished packaging, and a sparkly lipgloss […]

15th October 2015

Cover FX Custom Cover Drops in P40

I was agnostic about Cover FX Custom Cover Drops, to be honest. I thought they couldn’t possibly work, and thought the hype about them “mixing with everything” was just that. I was wrong, and happy to be proved so to be, because Cover FX Custom Cover drops are ace, and I love them an impossible amount.  And, even though I have found something they won’t […]

21st September 2015

Christian Louboutin Velvet Matte Lip Colour in Survivita Review

Does the world need a £60 lipstick? More specifically, do I need a £60 lipstick?  Objectively, of course, the answer is no.  I have a bucketful of Guerlain Rouge G’s which were £32.50 each (though I remember when they were £28, and rather eye-watering then) and a drawer of Tom Fords, which are £38 each. However, when Christian Louboutin launched his super-luxe lip colour collection, […]

15th September 2015

Joan Collins Timeless Beauty Launch

  I don’t write about events (rather than products) very often, but I was invited to Claridges last week to have cocktails with Joan Collins (JOAN COLLINS!) and, as it was an offer I very much couldn’t turn down, I didn’t.  I even took a day off work to attend (okay, it was mostly to get my roots done by Jack Howard, but lets not […]

9th September 2015

Burberry Kisses Gloss in 77 Tangerine and 97 Plum Pink

There’s no joy much more fun than a brand new lipgloss, and, as I love a bit of Burberry, and a bit of lipgloss,  so when a couple of them were included in a recent delivery from the now-iconic British brand, I was happy indeed. The perspex tubes that make the glosses look like test tubes, and the lovely pewter packaging all add up to […]

28th August 2015

Josie Maran Bright and Beautiful Collection

You know those nights when you’re accidentally awake at 4am and find yourself mindlessly perusing QVC?  Well that happened last week, and two days later, I found the Josie Maran Bright and Beautiful TSV (today’s special value) on my doorstep.  I’ve been pretty impressed actually, and thought you might like to see it too.  Click to read more: The seven-piece set consists of one five-piece […]

24th August 2015

Dr Perricone No Makeup Skincare

The last time I published a review of Dr Perricone products … well, let’s just say it did not go down too well, so it is with some trepidation that I come to write about them again! I have found myself intrigued by the No Makeup Skincare range for a while now, so, rather in spite of myself, I found myself forking over a bunch […]

19th August 2015

Clarins Autumn 2015 – First Look

Not so much in the way of review, but just my first thoughts on the new makeup collection from Clarins this autumn: It’s a really beautiful collection, warm lip colours, cool smokey eye colours, and very strong brows.  There’s the Pretty Day five colour eye palette (£33),  two shades of the Ombre Matte eye powders ( 07 Carbon and 08 Heather £19 each, a pretty […]

15th August 2014

GOSH Autumn Winter 2014

By Tindara Well it might me blisteringly sunny out there but it’s Autumn Winter launch time and I was excited to be invited to see the new GOSH products this week. As usual GOSH haven’t let us down, they seem to capture the zeitgeist better than most other brands at their price point. Those of you into mineral make-up will be pleased to hear GOSH […]