If you like the lightweight feel of a tinted moisturiser but prefer the heavier coverage of a liquid or cream foundation, then its serum-based relative may be what you’re looking for.
Highlighters and illuminators always seem like a great idea, but they’re often very difficult to get right. Whether it’s creams, powders or sticks, they’re an effective way of getting candle-lit skin, but only when used with the correct techniques.
I’m a little obsessive when it comes to makeup brushes. Beautiful results are all about the tools and whilst professional brushes are often quite expensive, the right ones will boost your makeup game like nothing else. Those tiny applicators that come with your makeup? Yeah you can get rid of those- immediately.
With all the formulations, finishes and colour options out there, foundation is one of the hardest products to get right. It forms the basis of any makeup look and it’s pretty much unavoidable- so when you get it wrong, it literally ruins everything. A staggering 58% of women test foundation on the back of their hand, where the skin is a completely different colour to the face. Add to that the hideous neon lighting in most department stores and you get a recipe for a makeup matching disaster.
Anthony Vaccarello is a hot commodity in the fashion world. The sleek and sexy designs of his eponymous label as well as his capsule collection for Versus Versace are loved by A-listers everywhere with everyone from Gwyneth Paltrow to J-Lo sporting his highly coveted pieces. Now the Belgian designer has another collaboration up his sleeve, partnering with Lancôme for a new makeup collection.
“Natural” and “understated” aren’t words in my vocabulary where eyelashes are concerned. Thick, black, feathery and dramatic? Yes; much better. Killer lashes are an instant mood lifter. Feeling down in the dumps? Mascara. Looking a little puffy and worse for wear? Mascara. Too many work deadlines and not enough hours in the day? Obviously, mascara! For me, no look is complete without that final coat (or five) of mascara. But for a product that’s so indispensable, finding the right one can be infuriating.