[REVIEW] Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte’s Genius Magic Powder

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

[REVIEW] Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser

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

How clean is your Beautyblender?

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] “Hard Pan” (or “How I rescued my Orgasm”…)

[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”…)

[REVIEW] Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup

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