If you’re into the beauty scene and are on Instagram, chances are you’ll be well aware of microblading. It’s the trend that’s swept the nation, giving those perfect ‘I woke up like this’ brows that can last around a year – yes, that’s a whole year without having to pencil in! Now, let’s get real, while microblading offers a more natural look than ‘classic’ block-style tattooing, it’s still a serious commitment, and I urge anyone to arm themselves with plenty of research before taking the plunge.
OK, liquid eyeliner isn’t easy by anyone’s estimate, but as someone who’s tried a fair dozen (or more) I feel I’m well-placed to sift the lit from the shit. I’ve chosen my top five liquid eyeliners based on a strict – but pretty obvious – criteria. They should be long-lasting, easy to apply, and not break the bank. When curiosity got the better of the cat flick, I did recently splurge on the Victoria Beckham £36 eyeliner (ouch) – but more about that here, and why it didn’t make my top five.
The Stylpro Makeup Brush Cleaner is just about the coolest – and most functional – thing on Instagram right now. So, just what is the Stylpro Makeup Brush Cleaner, and what makes it so good? Created by Alan Sugar’s The Apprentice 2011 winner, Tom Pellereau, it’s the solution to the dreaded brush cleaning problem, and tackles those pesky questions: “how to clean makeup brushes”, or more importantly, “how to clean makeup brushes more quickly?”
Autumn, for me is lipstick season! Berry reds, rusty burnt umber and deep, rustic plumy shades. As fashion – and perhaps moods – turn a little darker and more moody to match the nights drawing in, and the fall of crumpled, colourful leaves blanket the streets, so does the cosmetic palette. I’ve selected just three of my favourites to bring your pout perfectly into fall…