BEAUTY ADVENT 2017 // DAY #25: The best concealer I have ever used

Sisley Phyto Cernes Eclat concealer

Good tidings one and all! How early were you up this morning? 🙂 Today is my last post and I have deliberately saved the best til last! If you have ever struggled to find a concealer that will not crease or dry out the under eye area and actually does the job of concealing dark […]

BEAUTY ADVENT 2017 // DAY #24: My favourite high street setting powder

Rimmel Insta Fix & Matte Translucent Powder

It is Christmas Eve! If you have been following this beauty advent since day #1 thank you so much for joining me. I hope I have introduced you to some new products and inspired you with some present ideas (including ones for yourself!).n I suddenly realised the other day that posting a present idea on […]

BEAUTY ADVENT 2017 // DAY #21: The surprisingly brilliant foundation

Estee Lauder Perfectionist Foundation

When I think of the stand out makeup products and brands I have been fortunate enough to get to know over the years, the name ‘Estée Lauder’ doesn’t immediately spring to mind. To my surprise, however, not one, but three Estée Lauder products have made it into my Top 25 Beauty Buys this year. Five […]

BEAUTY ADVENT 2017 // DAY #20: The must-have pro makeup artist brush

MAC 130 Short Duo Fibre brush

Of all the makeup brushes I own this one is definitely in my top three (the other two are eye brushes and interestingly both also MAC). I first came across this particular brush about seven years ago. I was assisting a pro makeup artist on a shoot and she had about a dozen of them […]

BEAUTY ADVENT 2017 // DAY #19: If it is good enough for Wonder Woman…

Dr Perricone No Lipstick Lipstick

Since I became a makeup artist it has become almost impossible for me to watch a movie without my mind wandering at least a dozen times to the makeup the protagonist or key actor is wearing. Classic examples of me obsessing over lipstick shades when I should be concentrating on the plot include

BEAUTY ADVENT 2017 // DAY #18: The gift of double cleansing

Pixi & Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse 2 In 1

One of the first things I ask my clients when I detox their makeup bags or begin a makeup lesson is “Tell me, how do you remove your makeup?”. Invariably I am met with a wide-eyed, slightly nervous look and then a couple of seconds later I hear their almost inaudible reply: “Using wipes?” *slams […]

BEAUTY ADVENT 2017 // DAY #16: The non toxic deodorant that actually works

Body Crystal Wild Flowers deodorant

You are probably going to want to kill me, having only yesterday featured a product which has been discontinued, I am today going to a feature a product which can only be purchased in Australia…but bear with me. All will become clear 🙂 I have never really given what I wear under my arms much […]