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If you buy just one new make-up product this year, then make sure it it this lipstick: Bombshell by MAC Cosmetics. This is the VW among all lipsticks. This obviously doesn’t sound as exciting as if I had said, “this is the Ferrari among all lipsticks” but those types of lipsticks are exotic and rare, and mainly for special occasions. This lipstick is the VW because it is like a family van – perfect for every day and for all occasions. It is a shade that suits everyone, regardless of  age, hair colour or complexion. It’s neither too glossy, nor too dry. It isn’t too pearly, nor too…

Summer is coming! If we are lucky our hair will be exposed to sun, seawater and chlorine, which means dried out hair and brittle ends are inevitable. If your hair is as schizophrenic as mine, you may also suffer from greasier roots in the warmer months, meaning even more hair washing and even less chance of having healthy looking, shiny hair. Shampoo and conditioner just aren’t enough for my long locks, which is why I have searched (for ages) for the right product to help my hair cope with summer stress. Over the years, I have tried various hair masks and deep conditioners, but they either left my…

If you are anything like me, you probably feel totally overwhelmed when you walk into your nearest pharmacy or cosmetics shop. So much choice, fancy language on the packaging and long lists of ingredients make it difficult to decipher what kind of product you are actually looking at. I am a trained beautician (I went to beauty school, did a three year apprenticeship at a luxury hotel, worked as a self-employed beautician for two years, before focusing on make-up) and buying products can still be challenging! In my experience, the biggest problem most women/men have, is not knowing their skin…

The problem with a lot of face powders is, that they are not fine enough, resulting in a dry, powdery finish that is readily visible to the naked eye and even more so to the unforgiving camera lens. Powder can also age a face in a trice as it can highlight fine lines if it is not finely milled and/or if it is applied incorrectly. MAC Prep & Prime Transparent Finishing Powder is so fine, it is almost invisible and yet you need not apply a lot for a perfect finish. One swish with a brush over the T-zone, blending…