Friday, 30 October 2015

Elegant Minerals Costume Make-up

I originally published this a couple of years ago following a post I had written on a report by The Campaign For Safe Cosmetics which highlighted lack of regulation in the costume make-up industry and the worryingly high levels of heavy metals in many of the most popular brands of children's face paint (you can read the report here). 

With sales of face paints soaring around this time of year, those of you looking for cleaner alternatives to conventional brands may want to take a look...

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Face Lace By Phyllis Cohen

With Halloween just days away, thoughts of many are turning to parties, pumpkins and costumes. According to Google, this year one of the most popular searches for Halloween inspiration - thanks, I imagine in the most part to the forthcoming movie Suicide Squad (and the divine Margot Robbie), has been Harley Quinn (DC comic book character and Batman adversary)

I've been wanting to share this particular product with you for a while however the time never seems right - until now at least. So, If comic book ain't quite your thing and you aren't too confident in being creative with your make-up application, this is a great way to create a look that is both eye catching and artistic.

Friday, 23 October 2015

Top Five: German Make-up Brands

Living in the UK is a blessing and a curse when it comes to natural and organic beauty products. We have many fabulous homegrown brands here and we have some equally fabulous importers, stores and distributors who make brands from further afield available to us. Obviously not every line makes it across the pond so we do miss out on a good proportion of the wonders out there.

Monday, 19 October 2015

Neal's Yard Remedies Organic Eye Make-up Remover

I am particularly bad at using a designated eye make-up remover to take off any eye make-up at the end of the day (this served as inspiration for my other Twitter handle @eyeslikepandas). I don't not take it off but I do tend to rely on the goodwill of my other cleansing products to do the job for me... There are however occasions when an eye make-up remover is the answer and there is no getting away from it.

Friday, 16 October 2015

From The Vault: alva Baked Bronzer

This month rummage through the archives brings to light the first bronzer which really turned my head...

Friday, 9 October 2015

On Line: Aspire

You may remember a few weeks ago I wrote about Blaze mineral blusher from Earthnicity Minerals having used it on a shoot over the summer. Finally the images from the shoot are live and I can share a couple of them with you along with a brief run down of the make-up involved and a little about the day.

Monday, 5 October 2015

New Additions: Summer 2014

This summer I have added very little new make-up items to my kit, however I have picked up a few pieces over the past couple of months and so thought I would put together my quarterly post to sum up the key purchases...

Friday, 2 October 2015

Strobing Products For Every Skin Tone

Contouring is so last year. At long last the Kardashian inspired (and much over [and often badly] used) trend is waining and there is a new kid on the block; Strobing. In all honesty Strobing is nothing new - Make-up Artist have been using this techniques for enos but we just called it highlighting...