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Makeup Tip of the Day: Soft Brush for Lipstick

For a diffused looking lip with soft edges a typical lip brush will not work. Instead use a soft haired brush for a delicate application of product. Image from vogue.co.uk




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Tip of the Day: Sponge Tip Applicator

As the old saying goes: there is a time and a place for everything, and so it seems this would apply even to the sponge tip applicator. For high intensity shadow the sponge tip will deliver a strong opaque finish




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4 Tips for Fabulous Summer Skin

1. Exfoliation is not just for the face. Scrubbing off dry dull skin is the first step to smooth soft limbs. 2. For naturally hydrated skin use a body cream or lotion on arms and legs that are still slightly




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Tip of the Day: Large Angle Brush for Brows

Use a large size angle brush rather than a small one, to define full brows and achieve a soft natural look.  




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Makeup Tip of the Day: Ultra Thin Cotton Swabs

The best thing for a quick clean up on a precision makeup is an ultra thin cotton bud. These are a main stay in my makeup kit, I just stocked up on the Muji ones when I was in London last




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How To: Ultra Matte Lips

To get the most matte lips ever, start by using a lip scrub to remove any flaky skin and smooth the lip texture. Next apply a lip liner that isn’t overly creamy, over the entire lip surface. To intensify the




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Makeup Tip of the Day: Glitter

For maximum glitter adhesion use a thin layer of eyelash glue or vaseline on bare lids and apply the glitter with a small stiff brush. Image from models.com  




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My Top 3 False Lash Picks

When it comes to false lashes I’ve used many different brands and styles over the years, but these 3 are my main stays. Generally I opt for lashes that don’t wing out too much on the outer corner as I




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3 Party Looks Straight From the Runway

  These 3 party worthy runway looks will get you through the weekend in style. 1. Everyone’s favourite smoky eye with grey and black shadow, finished with a classic nude lip. Start at the lash line and blend up the




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Makeup Tip of the Day: Mascara Layering

Use more than you type of mascara to achieve thicker, longer, curlier lashes. Apply a lengthening one first, starting at the root of the lashes and pull the brush to the very tip of the lashes. Then build on top




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