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Get the Look: Giles SS16

The makeup look from Giles SS16 show is simple, bold and easy to recreate, taking the runway to the street. There are basically four essential elements: glowy complexion, black liner, thick mascara, and a bold matte lip. 1. Smashbox Primer




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Makeup Tip of the Day: Pop of Colour

Brighten up your eye makeup this weekend with a shot of bright colour in the inner corner, à la Marc Jacobs. Image from vogue.com




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My Top 6 Highlighting Products

I’m all about a good highlight to enhance bone structure or for creating an all over glow. Prepping skin with Shu Uemura Instant Glow immediately brightens dull skin. Of course there are degrees of shine, and for super wet looking




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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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