• Why should you choose ethical makeup brands?

    When thinking of the sustainability of the makeup we use, the first thing one should consider is whether the brand is cruelty free or not. However, it is often the case that brands advertise themselves as cruelty-free,  but are in fact are owned by larger corporations that are not...
  • Dear Agony Aunt: I don’t know what to wear for halloween…

    Dear Auntie Carol… I have absolutely no idea what to dress as for Halloween! Can you help? Auntie Carol says… What a timely question! Welcome to an ooky spooky edition of Auntie Carol! No, we’re not going to let the fact that Halloween is TOMORROW phase us – after...
  • Halloween Makeup Guide – Simple Scarecrow

    With Halloween just a few days away, time is running out to source a costume. Treat yourself to this tricky look witch is deceivingly simple! Method: Start by applying foundation and concealer, then fill in your eyebrows. Apply a contour slightly darker than your skin tone along your forehead, temples, cheekbones...
  • Lush’s New Sustainable Line

    Amidst a rising awareness about the environmental and social impact of many of the products we use regularly, sustainability has evolved into a key consideration for global corporations who are concerned about their position in an age of ethical consumerism. Lush has been pioneering in this regard since they...
  • Summer Makeup Trends and How To Create Them

    The makeup trends of summer 2017 may look hard to wear but when done right they are stunning and the perfect boost to your summer wardrobe. We’ve collated the biggest trends here, with advice on how to make them without breaking your budget. Gloss When done right gloss can...
  • Kat Von D vs. Makeup Revolution – Is There a Problem with Makeup ‘Dupes’?

    Recently, Kat Von D took to Instagram to scorn Makeup Revolution by posting an image (below) showing her ‘Shade & Light Eye Contour Palette’ above Makeup Revolution’s ‘Ultra Eye Contour – Light and Shade Palette’. The caption accused Makeup Revolution of copying her design, using hashtags including ‘#bootleg’ and...
  • Style Profile: Sam and Nic Chapman – Making Professional Makeup Accessible to Us All

    Whether a professional makeup artist or someone whose extent of their makeup collection is a well-loved mascara, most makeup wearers own a Real Techniques product. If not, they will most certainly be aware of its presence; their award-winning brushes stand out in the seemingly endless makeup aisles. However, many...