Archive for April, 2011

As a makeup artist I often get asked about foundation and all that it entails. It scared me for years, and it seems to scare people in very much the same way. I think it’s partly because if you get it wrong, it can be so disastrous. Flashback to the dodgy foundation formulas of years […]


If you love makeup like I do and you love learning about the history of women and cosmetics then you’ll love this series of videos by guru Lisa Eldridge. She spends some time visiting Madeleine Marsh the author of The History of Compacts and Cosmetics: Women with Style discovering her remarkable collection of makeup and […]


I’ve long been a fan of Illamasqua, and if you held a gun to my head I’d probably choose them for their wonderfully pigmented products and innovative items. They only release core collections around twice a year and boy are they magnificent! Case in point the latest Toxic Nature collection, which has me salivating. I […]


Morange? What kind of name is that? That’s what my brother said when I requested this bad boy for my birthday. It was a colour I was keen on, but wasn’t sure that I wanted to spend MY hard earned cash on. Rather let someone else buy it for me. And it’s a beauty… in […]