Are you a Star Wars fan? Then you will love this, American cosmetics brand, Cover Girl is launching a collection of Star wars make up that is asking you to choose between the light or dark side.

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The collection is a collaboration with designer Pat McGrath and will be available in September and will include 10 mascaras, six lipsticks and three nail polishes that relates to the good or bad characters in the Star wars series.

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According to an article on Style Cater- http://goo.gl/s0n9p8- each mascara tube will feature a Star Wars quote, with mantras from the Light Side, which is the waterproof version and the Dark Side, the regular mascaras.

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Looks a bit futuristic for me but if you are a super fan of Star wars, and Lupita Nyong’o who can be seen in Star Wars: Episode VII, I am sure you will do what you can to get your hands on it.

Cover Girl is not sold in the UK but can be found on www.covergirl.com

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Oriflame cosmetics are fast becoming a well know home brand. The brand which has its origins in Sweden, offers a wide range of high quality beauty and health products. Selling direct to their customers.

Here is a sneak peek into the brands, The One collection, an easy to wear and affordable collection for everyday beauty.

The One, Illusion Face Primer

Smooth’s out uneven skin and conceals the appearance of pores and fine lines. This is a lightweight primer, it glides unto the skin leaving it baby smooth and ready for, The One Illusion Foundation.

The foundation with its light-reflecting qualities, leaves skin with a natural glow and satin touch texture. Non greasy and with an SPF 20

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Available in shades Porcelain, Fair Nude, Nude Pink, Light Ivory, Natural Beige, and Olive Beige

The One Illuskin concealer, a creamy liquid concealer. What is great about it, is that it does not settle into fine lines or crease and really conceals all blemishes. This is the perfect everyday wear concealer

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Available in shades Porcelain, Fair light, Nude Pink, Nude Beige

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The One Kajal eyeliner, available in Carbon black, Smokey charcoal and Midnight blue. Creamy textured and glides on easily for sultry eyes. Gives intense colour.

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The One wonder Liner- dry’s quickly on application and gives a beautiful matte finishes with great staying power

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The One Khol Pencil available in Black, Brown, Grey and Nude

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The One Colour match eyeshadow duo, rich pigmented eye shadow with a silky textured, in complementary shades, good buildable coverage for a sheer or more dramatic look. Can also be used wet to double up as an. Available in shades, Black Pearl, Bronzed brown (pictured), Pink Mauve, Midnight purple, Denim blue and Forest green.

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The 5-1 Wonder mascara, nourishes lashes while giving it more lift, length and volume with its high definition 3D lash-separating brush. One of their top sellers

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Moisturizing and nourishing with shea butter and botanical oil and flexi wax that keeps lips well moisture all day. This is a multi-benefit lipstick with rich, lasting colour intensity and a luminous finish. Colour Comes in a variety of shades from light pinks, corals to red copper, colour featured- Red Passion

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The One Triple core lipstick is a combination of vibrant colour, gloss and nourishment. With a high shine pearl in the centre for all day shine and colour.

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The One Illuskin press powder is lightweight and gives skin a naturally luminous matte finish. With HaloLight Technology™ to perfect and illuminate complexion. Ultra fine silky texture blends into skin without caking or setting into fine lines. Colour variety – light, medium and dark

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The One Illuskin Bronzing powder this is a versatile bronzer duo with darker bronzing shade for contouring and shimmering shade for highlighting, in a silky smooth powder. Perfect for that summer glow all year round.

Interested in finding out more about Oriflame cosmetics and finding a consultant in your area visit - uk.oriflame.com

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Friday, 19 June 2015 17:41

Bourjois Aqua Blush

NEW – out today Bourjois Aqua Blush 12hr hold. 

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Wednesday, 06 May 2015 18:30

Go lighter

Beauty takes time but when the weather is steaming outside you do not want to layer on foundation. You want coverage that is light and weightless but give enough coverage

My star buy is Dior Skin Star foundation

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Brightening weightless long-wear foundation with SPF 30

This foundation felt like a second skin, it is so light and weightless I almost forgot that I had foundation on my skin. I like light coverage but for those that like a heavy coverage, you can build it up to give you the coverage you need.

My other favourite are;

Revlon's Nearly Naked, this foundation literally melts into your skin the moment you put it on and stay's on all day, you hardly feel it on your skin so light is it. It works in harmony with your skin to cover flaws and perfect tone and texture. Formulated with weightless pigments that melts right into the skin and creates a beautiful even complexion. Available in the lightest tone – Ivory to darkest tone Cappuccino

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Revlon BB Cream

This is a lightweight Beauty Balm that combines skincare, makeup, and sunscreen all in one. It hydrates your skin just like a moisturizer, protects against the sun with SPF 30. Smooth's out the skin like a primer and covers like a foundation. Available in Light, light-medium and medium

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I love the beautiful glow and colour this BB Cream gives and as the above foundations I hardly feel it on my skin.

Sleek CC Cream

As skin tends to be more oiler in warmer weather the Sleek CC cream is great for oily skin as it matte's out shine and corrects complexion and conceals imperfections. Available in Light, Fair, Medium and Dark

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Do not forget your basic essentials;

1) Make sure that you match the right colour for your skin tone
2) Prepare your skin with a good moisturiser
3) Primer – for smooth application
4) Your tools – foundation brush, wedges or blending sponge

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Wednesday, 06 May 2015 09:48

Purple Inspiration

"China through the looking glass" the theme for this year's MET Gala, with superstars all dressing to complement the theme the art show was just as much inside the museum as on the red carpet.

There was a lot of great looks but my favourite was supermodel Joan Small's, with her off the shoulder purple floral applique Robert Cavalli gown. The sheer cut-outs showing just enough skin, for added sexiness. Pulling it all together with a simple yet stylish black choker and black strappy leather sandals.

Complimenting her stunning look with a purple Smokey and nude lip, a blend of Estee Lauder's Pure Colour Gelée powder eyeshadow in Cyber Magenta and Pure Colour Envy Eyeshadow Palette in Currant Desire

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Estee Lauder Instagram –"the eye look everyone will be talking about"

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Pure Colour Envy Eyeshadow Palette in Currant Desire- & Estee Lauder's Pure Colour Gelée powder eyeshadow in Cyber Magenta and Available at all Estee Lauder counters and online at www.esteelauder.com

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Thursday, 26 March 2015 09:45

MAC and Mia Moretti Collection

Known for their bold colours and quirky collaborations the cosmetic brand will be announced its most recent collaboration

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Tuesday, 08 April 2014 07:38

Get That Classic Red Pout

Red lipstick is a classic, always has been and always will be. The best make-up looks worn by Marilyn Monroe in the 50's always came with that classic red lip, the sexiest most glamorous looks today come with the classic red lip. To me as a Make-up Artist it signifies passion, glamour, love, class, high end and definitely sex appeal!

In my job I hear a lot people saying "red won't suit me" but that's where they are wrong. Red suits everyone, just like blonde hair suits everyone, the trick to both is to fully understand your own colour tone and of course experiment.

Warm Skin Tones

If you have a warm skin tone complexion you don't want to choose a red that will clash with your warm delicious skin. You need to opt for red tones that are 'warm reds' and not 'cool reds'. Look for and experiment with shades of 'orangey reds'; so look for, deep brown based reds, golden reds, tawny reds, tomato reds, warm reds and orange reds. Hold the lipstick up towards a light (natural daylight is best) and these colour tones will show through on the lipstick.
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Cool Skin Tones

If you have that lovely cool tone to your skin then a warm red will be far too harsh against your complexion. You need to opt for 'pink red tone'. So experiment with red lip colours that when held up towards the light you see; pink; berry, blue, plum, blackberry, purple and brick red.
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All Skin Tones

If you're lucky enough to have a cool skin tone and tan to a fairly warm complexion in the summer and you are looking for a red lipstick that will suit both cool and warm skin then opt for a real pure 'telephone box red'. This shade of red is the only red that is suitable for both skin tones. Maybe if you're a new make-up artist and you have a tight budget and want a nice classic red then a good red lipstick to buy on a budget is 'Loreal Colour Richie Serum in shade True Red'
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Some of My Lipsticks
 
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Photographer Biggi Ayo
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Model Tarcha Ann Josephine Peters
 
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Photographer Deborah Selwood
Make Up by Victoria Davies
Model Nadia Nichole
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