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PRODUCT FOCUS: Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy Lipstick – Review

Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy

Even if you can’t afford designer threads you can still have some designer style in your life in the form of make-up. One of our favourite designer cosmetic ranges is Giorgio Armani. The packaging is super sleek and stylish and unlike many designer brands, where you pay for the packaging but the products leave a lot to be desired, Armani products are of a very high quality as the set of make up … [Read more...]

BEAUTY FOCUS: Nude Make-Up – Product Reviews

Nude Makeup

Autumn leaves are falling once again which means it’s time to update your make up look. One very wearable trend that never really goes away is the nude look. Of course this doesn’t mean going bare faced (heaven forbid!), but rather it involves using neutral shades cleverly to create a barely there look that can easily be adapted to a night time look and which is suitable for pretty much every … [Read more...]

PRODUCT FOCUS: Best Eyeliners – Review

Eyeliner

Make-up trends come and go but black eyeliner on the top eyelid doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. It seems we women can’t get enough of that dramatic flicked feline type look. Whether your preference is for a full-on Amy Winehouse dramatic sweep or a more subtle look a la Keira Knightly there are plenty of products out there to help make it easier for you. This is an area that is very … [Read more...]

PRODUCT FOCUS: Benefit Rockateur – Review

Benefit Rockateur

Blush is one of those cosmetic products that many people struggle with. Too often I see stunning young women who have gone overboard on their cheek colour and resemble Aunt Sally from Worzel Gummidge rather than a sexy girl about town. Often this is down to the shade they have selected – if you pick a really dark pink and are heavy handed you are asking for trouble. For this reason alone the … [Read more...]

PRODUCT FOCUS: Benfit Stay Flawless 15-Hour Primer – Review

Benfit Stay Flawless 15-Hour Primer 2

Fifteen hour make-up is something we all dream of. While there are many long lasting foundation formulations on the market, and most work really well, by the end of the fifteen hours your skin can feel rather dry and most of the formulations are quite thick. This means a dewy look is nigh on impossible to achieve and it is often easier to just reapply all your make-up half way through a long day … [Read more...]

BEAUTY FOCUS: Benefit Limited Edition Matthew Williamson The Rich is Back Face Kit – Review

Benefit Matthew Williamson The Rich is Back thumb

If there’s one thing I love more than designer style it’s designer style at a pocket friendly price, which this set definitely is. As a big fan of Matthew Williamson’s clothing designs I was dying to see the results of his collaboration with Benefit and I wasn’t disappointed. Very much inspired by the ‘70s this has a real Studio 54 feel to it. It screams Williamson, featuring his … [Read more...]

PRODUCT FOCUS: Clinique A Different Nail Enamel for Sensitive Skin – Review

Clinique A Different Nail Enamel for Sensitive Skin

I don’t know anybody who hasn’t suffered from contact dermatitis at some point in their life. Even those without sensitive skin have found themselves having a reaction to something. When a breakout occurs the first things usually blamed are changing your detergent or some new foodstuff that you tried. The one thing I would never have considered as a cause is my nail polish! However, it … [Read more...]

BEAUTY FOCUS: MAC Baking Beauties Makeup Collection – Review

MAC Baking Beauties

Have your cake and wear it! I’ve never met anyone who didn’t like cupcakes or macaroons, which is probably why MAC choose to draw inspiration from these sweet treats for one of their latest collections, Baking Beauties. With frosting style colours and delicious formulations this is a bang-on trend summer look that is feminine and sweet without being twee. One of the highlights of the … [Read more...]

PRODUCT FOCUS: Benefit They’re Real Mascara – Review

Benefit They're Real thumb

There are literally thousands of mascaras on the market. It seems there is mascara for everything – to open your eyes, to enhance your eye colour, to lengthen, strengthen, fatten, curl… You name it and there’s a product that claims to do it. However what most people I’ve spoken to want is mascara that does what it says on the tin. They want length and curl and their eyes to pop. It is rare … [Read more...]

PRODUCT FOCUS: Benefit World Famous Neutrals Eyeshadow Palettes – Review

Benefit World Famous Neutrals

Pretty much every woman I know has a neutral eyeshadow palette that is something of a go-to on an almost daily basis. However, they also usually end up throwing out a couple of colours as they are either unwearable or they favoured other colours in the palette and just never got around to using them up. This is quite wasteful and can work out rather expensive, so it's nice when a beauty brand … [Read more...]