Favourite Mascaras of the Season


Hard truth: a mascara can make or break your eye look. You can take painstaking precautions when applying, blending, and lining your eyeshadow and liner, but one smudge, shed or clump of mascara and all your efforts are for naught. This season I have been favouring three mascaras that are now permanent staples in my routine. The […]

Review: Real Techniques New Miracle Complexion Sponge


I’m just not a sponge person. There’s no way around it and no sponge out there that will change my mind. For foundation I always grab a duo fibre or stippling brush, Real Techniques being amongst my favourite of this style. I think that the form of the new sponge is clever and certainly competitive […]

MAKE UP FOREVER Celebrates 30 Years With New Artist Shadow Collection

Make up forever artist shadow

In celebration of the brand’s 30th Anniversary, MAKE UP FOR EVER is revolutionizing the product that made it world famous. Introducing the Artist Shadow range, a collection of 210 highly pigmented eye shadows with superior blendability and intense even colour payoff. This vast range of shades offers endless possibilities and the ability to create infinite […]

The Annual Summer Hair Cut Dilemma

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Every year I have the same stinkin’ argument with myself. What to do with my hair? Trim? Cut? Chop? Long? Short? NOTE: “Short” is a relative term in my hair follicle vocabulary. Short equates above the bosom and still below the shoulders. Fellow curly haired ladies will understand that the weight of a longer length tends […]

Favourite Spring/Summer 2014 Blushes

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For me every season is defined by a particular beauty product: fall is lipstick, winter is eye shadow (all those Christmas palettes!) and Spring is blush and Summer is highlighter. It is not until the past couple of years that I have become a real blush fiend. I use to think that NARS was the […]

Not Meant to Be: Urban Decay Naked3 Palette

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The makeup stars were never aligned for me and the Urban Decay Naked3 Palette to be destined. I stalked Sephora until this palette was released on December 5th and even used my precious VIB discount because I was determined to love it. Almost three weeks later (don’t even GET ME STARTED on Sephora’s shipping track […]

I Can’t Stop Touching My Face Because of MAKE UP FOREVER HD Pressed Powder

make up forever hd pressed powder

The new particularly ghastly and painful pimple on my cheek is my own fault. I know better than to touch my face but I am so enamoured the silken finish of MAKE UP FOREVER HD Press Powder that I can’t stop petting my own cheek. My struggle with adult acne related to a persistent medical […]

Spring 2014 Limited Edition “Arty Blossom” Palette from Make Up Forever

Make Up Forever Spring 2014 Limited Edition Palette

Romantic pastels and soft, poppy hues make up the must-have colour palette for Spring 2014. MAKE UP FOR EVER is celebrating the colorful new season with Arty Blossom, a limited edition eye shadow palette featuring earthy neutrals and feminine florals. With her strong roots in fine arts, MAKE UP FOR EVER Creator & Artistic Director […]

Coming Spring 2014: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Press Release

Grab the smelling salts, I’m going to swoon! Hourglass is releasing a new, permanent range of Ambient Lighting Blushes! A truly next generation blush: This groundbreaking hybrid combines the customized lighting effects of Ambient Lighting Powder with an infusion of breathtakingly modern colors. The airy, lightweight powders deliver seamless, soft-focus color and a radiant natural […]