Welcome to the second in my “Beauty Stars of 2018” series! The first part is here, if you missed it. Without further waffle – on we go! PART 2: MAKEUP (COMPLEXION) Primer (Face) Primer is a terribly subjective thing; because of the fact that primers serve all manner of different purposes, it tends to be the case that I choose a different one depending on … Continue reading Beauty Stars of 2018 – Part 2
Although I am, as I said in my previous post, considering the long-term future of this blog, the idea for this series of posts has been in the works for a little while, so here it is! In approaching the end of 2018, I’m also reaching the end of my first full year of wearing makeup and actually giving a damn about skincare: so it … Continue reading Beauty Stars of 2018
The thought for this post came to me while chatting with my lovely sister-in-law the other evening. One of the truly wonderful things about makeup is that there is no one right way to do it. In spite of what some beauty gurus and influencers would have you believe, there is no “one true way”. However you do it, it works. If you spend 2 … Continue reading An Average Morning
As you don’t need me to tell you, many of the big beauty brands periodically offer “Free Gifts”. “Free” is, of course, a misnomer, and it drives Trading Standards up the wall! It’s not “free” unless you can walk in to the shop and walk out with the gift, without any payment of any kind having to change hands. The gifts of this type are … Continue reading Gifts with Purchase
One of the pleasures of writing this blog is that I get to talk at length about some of my favourite things. Primer is one of those things! My relationship with Primer goes back quite a long way, really. Somewhere around about 5 years ago, I was having lunch with two of the most beautiful women I’ve ever known, both dyed-in-the-wool makeup experts, both never … Continue reading [REVIEWS] Let’s talk about Primer!
As mentioned in my customer service post a few days ago, I have been on the hunt for a good warm weather foundation to work in partnership with my cool weather one, which I love dearly but which simply doesn’t hold up when faced with my oil slick of a complexion combined with heat and humidity. A review on that one is coming up, by … Continue reading [REVIEW] Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup