Body Shop BB Cream

Body Shop’s BB cream is a lightweight, white cream that tones with your skin on application to give a nude, dewy finish.

At £12.00 (available in four shades) this nourishing and flattering make up is a good buy.

That said, it’s not suitable if you’re looking for something with coverage. BB creams are primarily complexion enhancers.

Here’s a snap of me, squinting in the winter sunlight, with nothing on but the Body Shop BB cream in 03.

Clinique Lash Power Long Wearing Formula, Waterproof Mascara

At this time of year, with endless rain to contend with, a good waterproof mascara is an essential part of every girl’s make up kit. Still, a lot of us are put off using one because of that battle to remove it at the end of the day. Well, fear not! Clinique have released a fabulous waterproof mascara that not only can survive a wild British winter but is also easy to take off. Here’s how it works…

Golden Globes, Red Lips

It was a choice of a flattering nude or stunning red lips on the 2014 Golden Globes red carpet, with Taylor Swift looking especially cute rocking the latter (her signature look).

Jennifer Lawrence also plumped for a berry red as she collected her Globe for Best Supporting Actress in American Hustle…

… whilst Cate Blanchett, winner of Best Actress (Drama) for Blue Jasmine, had a bitten red pout to complement her gorgeous black lace Armani Couture.

And whilst Emma Watson has us all gossiping about her game changing Dior outfit (think open back and… er… black leggings) she topped off the look with perfect red lips. With all eyes on those stunning mouths it’s no surprise the rest of these ladies’ make-up was kept charmingly simple.

Want Taylor’s look? Then watch this!

Make up for the morning after!

It’s well into party season now and it may be taking its toll! Here are a few of my tricks to try and ‘get away with it’!

Products used:
Simple cleansing wipes
Clinique Dramatically Different moisturiser
Origins Quick Hide concealer
Smash Box eye primer
Clinique Repair Wear

Bond Girl Bérénice Marlohe

It seems like everyone’s seen Skyfall. Smashing records like they were going out of fashion, it’s now 2012′s biggest film. So it makes me really chuffed to think that I was there right at the start. Well, it was actually even BEFORE the start!

It was at last November’s swanky press launch, before director Sam Mendes had even shot a second of footage, that it all began. The event was held to announce the cast, the crew and the name of the 007′s 50th anniversary outing and I was asked to work with the actress who would play the latest in a long line of iconic Bond girls, Bérénice Marlohe. As this was her unveiling to the world, I knew she had to look special.

Creating those first images was a total pleasure. Bérénice is brave and experimental with her make-up – something I always like. Since that launch we’ve worked together several times, on everything from magazine shoots to press junkets. On one such junket she even asked me to give her some sexy blood red eyeshadow. I told you she was brave!

So as Bérénice heads effortlessly towards superstardom, I thought I’d share a couple of looks that I created for her. Enjoy!
After treating the skin with Origins Brighter By Nature serum I used MAC Prep And Prime base on the eyes (this is a strong look and I wanted it to stay put – hence the base).
I then worked with MAC Carbon and Vibrant Grape eyeshadows. Be careful though – purples and blacks are a recipe for that unwanted ‘black eye’ look so make sure you’re colour balancing and shaping nicely. Get it right and you’ll get that dramatic look that Bond girls are so famous for.
Next I put a matt black eyeliner (Armani Maestro) into the lash lines, followed by a strip of lashes and coatings of L’Oreal telescopic mascara. Brows were very definite in this look too. I emphasised them using Estée Lauder Automatic Eye Duo in Soft Black. Again, it’s not a look for the faint-hearted but since ‘girly’ wasn’t what we were aiming for, we really went for it!
After the eyes were painted I started creating the face canvas. First up, YSL’s Teint Radiance  foundation went on the face. Cheeks were then sculptured using  L’Oreal Paris True Match Blusher in Nude Brown. Finally, I slicked the lips with a mix of Clinique Chubby Sticks  in Woppin’ Watermelon and Mighty Mimosa.
For this look I used Bobbi Brown eyeshadows in Dark Chocolate, Mahogany and Smoke going into the black eyeliner. It’s the layering up of tones that creates that intense  look in the eye. Cheek highlight was emphasised with the Benefit Classic High Beam and the lips were neutralised with Clinique Chubby Stick in Heaping Hazelnut.
I hope you like!

Clinique Matte Oil Free Make Up

Clinique Matte Oil Free Make Up

Just wanted to tell you about this great foundation that I’ve been working with!
Clients I’ve introduced it to said they’d had loads of comments on how well they looked and were pleased with the longevity of the product. If you’re prone to large pores and combination to oily skin it works a treat. And the magic product is…? Clinique Matte Oil Free Make Up! It’s a light yet smooth-covering liquid foundation that comes in fabulous skin tones and works just as well on men as women.



The packaging is also one of my favourites ever for a foundation. Lightweight and see- through, you can immediately see the colour of the base. It’s hygienic and travel friendly too.


Clinique Matte Oil Free Make Up retails at £21.50 for 30ml.