Tag: How to

23rd July 2014

How to do: Foundation

By Luke Oh sweet mother of god there are a lot of base products out there aren’t there? Foundations, tinted moisturisers, BB creams, CC creams, and everything in between. What are they, and what is best for you? Where on earth do you start? Well there are a whole host of bases available, and all are good for different things, like, different times of year, […]

4th October 2012

How To De-Scent A Lipstick, featuring Art Deco

I mentioned de-scenting lipsticks on my Facebook page recently, and got lots of messages about blogging the method, so I thought I’d tie it into a review of two lipsticks that I bought recently (and really like) but had troubles with the smell of. Oops, always photograph before swatching, you ‘nana! Above you can see two Art Deco lipsticks in the velvet formula in 235 […]

26th January 2010

Spots – A How To Guide

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]