Monday, 29 December 2014

Top Five: Products of 2014

This year seems to have passed within a blink of an eye. It seems only a couple of months ago I was compiling this list for 2013. So what were my thoughts on clean beauty in 2014? Can my Top Five top last years compilation which consisted of an utterly amazing assortment of products)? We shall see...

Friday, 19 December 2014

Christmas Wishes

After what has been an incredibly busy autumn getting some exciting new projects up and running, I am taking a little break from writing for a few days to spend time with my family in Devon before returning to London (and work) on Boxing Day.

Monday, 15 December 2014

In Print: Your Healthy Living Magazine #2

Following my piece on creating a metallic eye make-up in September's edition of Your Healthy Living magazine, I was recently asked to write a suitably festive piece for the December issue.

Friday, 12 December 2014

Top Five: Winter Holiday Essentials

With the holiday season nearly upon us, some of you may be lucky enough to be jetting off to celebrate the festivities boarding down the slopes of Whistler, watching the Northern Lights over Reykjavik or snowshoeing in the fells of Lapland (I quite fancy all of these actually...).

Monday, 8 December 2014

Helen Dowsley Favourites False Lashes

When it comes to creating make-up products there are few people do it better than a Make-up Artist. From Max Factor to Make-up Forever, Louise Young to Charlotte Tilbury; Make-up Artists are more often than not at the heart of a beauty brand. 

Colour, texture, feel. These are just a few of the elements which are part of developing a make-up product. Make-up Artists work with products day and and day out, seeing how the products perform and wear under every condition and on every skin type and tone; so it is understandable why so many turn to developing their own ranges.

Friday, 5 December 2014

From The Vault: RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek

I am really enjoying re-reading old posts and finding out if my feelings towards certain products have changed; is the product is still in my kit or have I found a product I prefer?

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Couleur Caramel Smoothing Velvet Primer

When it comes to male grooming for broadcast one product that I use almost without fail is a mattifying cream of gel. Whether it's used it on it's own with a little concealer or under a fuller make-up a mattifier is an essential part of a grooming kit and it took me quite a while to find one that I felt was comparable to products I was using in my pre-eco days (my weapons of choice for such a make-up was usually Supermatte Antishine by Make-up International).