Tendency ; Pastel Proclivities

Pastels are a tricky colour family. At once juvenile and matronly, reminiscent of childhood toys and grandma’s chintzy home decor. It’s candy and ice cream, Marie Antoinette, porcelain figurines and colour-matched 1950s dream kitchens all at the same time. You must admit that pastels are having a moment in contemporary culture – in fashion a mix of grandma-chic and girly nostalgia draws the appreciation of stylish young women. Brands like...

Multi Use: Liquid Lipstick as Blush

I mentioned in my Cloud Paint review that you can get a similar effect using a silicone-based liquid lipstick, and I’d demonstrated it on my instagram already, so I thought I might as well share it here as well. This works with regular lipstick as well – it’s kind of the oldest trick in the book – but gel-formula lip products are a little easier to blend. I’m using the...

Daisy Beauty Awards 2017 – Lip category!

A while back, I got an e-mail from my favourite of favourite beauty publications, Daisy Beauty. Cue squealing. OMG. I was invited to be a judge for the 2017 Daisy Beauty awards, where a team of bloggers select the best products of the past year. I was given my most wanted category of lip products, and have been testing out the products over the past couple of weeks. If there’s...

How Important is Packaging?

Something you hear over and over again in beauty reviews are comments on packaging – it’s often the first thing brought up by a reviewer. A lipstick bullet can be described as heavy, luxurious, or cheap and flimsy. That popular palette may be criticised for being too thick, or the material lacking durability. And this is not so strange – many of us are visual creatures, after all. Myself included –...