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3rd September 2009

Flipping heck …

Honestly, this blog keeps winking out of existence – and deleting my posts – willynilly. Hopefully Google is keeping an eye on it now after all my complaining. Coming next, Lancome Hypnose Drama review. I’ll be updating all my how-to’s shortly with photographs too. Have updated my links with other blogs I’m enjoying reading at the moment – UK ones for now, I’ll add the […]

10th August 2009

Where Have I Been?

Good question! It’s all been a bit hectic chez Get Lippie, I spent half of the summer designing and producing make ups for Blackheath Halls’ production of Orpheus and Eurydice, which was great fun – especially the young Laban Dancers who played evil spawn in the Hell section, and had to be made up like skulls! Really tested my skills to the limit there … […]

2nd February 2009


I’m in the process of moving my posts from my old blog, but welcome! Some people might recognise the pieces on here already, but I’ve found them to be the most interesting posts from the blog that ran from 2004 onwards. Keep checking back regularly for hints, tips, and general how-to’s. I’ll be updating this weekly, and I’m hoping to have some interesting articles and […]

1st February 2009

How To: Apply Liquid Eyeliner

I bring you the step by step guide to putting on liquid eyeliner … 1) buy one with a good brush (fine, with straight bristles and a good natural point) 2) arrange dressing table/mirror/se lf so that your elbow is resting on the table and the mirror is at eye level 3) tilt head back so that you are looking down your nose straight into […]

31st January 2009

How To: Apply Smokey Eyeshadow

My own patented (in 2004!) technique for smokey eyeshadow… Smokey eyes: You will need one fairly stiff eyeshadow brush one medium sized mirror eyeshadow of choice eyeliner of choice mascara Technique: Load shadow brush with shadow. Hold mirror beneath your chin, and look down into it. Close one eye, and push shadow – brush pointing upwards – into the line of your eye socket. At […]

30th January 2009

How To: Use Hairsticks

Again, from the hugely helpful Binturong, how to use Hair Sticks. 1. Gather hair backwards as if about to put it into a low ponytail. 2. Twist and fold upwards as you twist, as if doing a french pleat (the instructions that follow are for a twist that starts with the right hand side going over the top when the hair is hanging down, so […]

29th January 2009

Products I Love

There are so many cosmetic products out there these days, that products don’t really need to stand the test of time, there is always the latest “wonder product” to replace things with. For me, the test of whether a product is any good or not is “Will I buy it again?” and, in the vast majority of cases, the answer quite simply is no. Luzzegain […]

28th January 2009

How To: Cleanse Dry, Sensitive, Flaky Skin

I have dry, sensitive flaky skin, and I’ve suffered with it for years, buying ever more expensive, and heavy, moisturisers to try and deal with the problem. This, I’ve since found, is a shortcut to adult acne, which is never the greatest look. I have solved the problem somewhat though, mainly by changing my cleansing routine, and using a lighter moisturiser. The routine is as […]

27th January 2009

How To: Deal with Spots

We all get zits. Occasionally, we all get those hormonal enormozits that take ages to come to a head and then take what feels like months to disappear. Here’s my patented guide to dealing with zits. Required: Salicylic acid-based spot treatment Clay-based face mask Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream or similar Notes: The vast majority of topical spot treatments contain salicylic acid, but I can […]

26th January 2009

Handy Hints

Just little oddments of info I can’t make an entire post out of in themselves … If you’re getting a facial, always check out the skin of the person who’ll be treating you. If they have bad skin, don’t make the appointment! Generally, facialists use their own products, if they don’t work for them, they’re unlikely to work for you. Never accept recommendations for colours […]