In my recent Beauty Stars of 2018, you might remember that I handed out just one award for loose powder and just one for pressed. Although my views on pressed powder remain the same (there is only one!), I have been testing another loose powder for some weeks now – Charlotte’s Genius Magic Powder. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to test it sufficiently before the end … Continue reading [REVIEW] Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte’s Genius Magic Powder
At last, the Backtalk palette review! I’m sorry I’ve been so long in getting to this one, but I wanted to make sure I had the opportunity to test it to within an inch of its life before actually getting down to writing the review. This last week I’ve finally been able to do that, so here we go. 🙂 So, first of all, the … Continue reading [REVIEW] Urban Decay “Backtalk” Palette
Finally, the first of my skincare reviews! Skincare is a running pitched battle for me. My skin is a temperamental combination of oily, sensitive and dehydrated, variable depending on the day, the weather, the temperature and a whole bunch of other influencing factors. Fun times! Sensitive, though, is top of the list of day-to-day problems, which means that generally the watchwords when it comes to … Continue reading [REVIEW] Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser
So, me banging on about brush/tool hygiene is hardly anything new by this point, right? A while back I came across this page: You might want to cut your makeup sponge or beautyblender in half right now Click-bait-y headline notwithstanding, it made for interesting reading. Cosmopolitan also picked up the same story: https://www.cosmopolitan.com/style-beauty/beauty/news/a55780/cut-you-makeup-sponge-in-half/ To spare you the extra reading if you’re not in the mood, the … Continue reading How clean is your Beautyblender?
[TIL] is a new tag for the blog. It’s an expression my husband uses often, and it means “Today I Learned”. My usual expression for this is “Every day’s a school day”, but “TIL” is punchier somehow, so it’s here to stay. 🙂 So – today I learnt about “hard pan”. To roll back a little way, I’ve been having a problem with one of … Continue reading [TIL] “Hard Pan” (or “How I rescued my Orgasm”…)
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