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Makeup primers continue to be like a frontier not yet discovered. What do I mean by that? Well, there are so many to choose from and yet many people are still somewhat baffled by them. So I’m putting on my little makeup cape to sweep in and help you figure out what makeup primers do,…

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Spring makeup launches are coming up quite pink this year.  And so while I figure out how I feel about that, I’m choosing to share six makeup items I’ve added to my collection lately that are more on the classic side, which is ultimately what matters. Or does it? Then again, I do have one…

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Cleansing Balms have taken on an almost cultish fervour with brands churning them out rapidly and attaching fantastical claims to them. But that’s where I put a pin in all of it because choosing and using a cleansing balm should be straightforward. Enter De Mamiel, a brand started by Australian born Annee De Mamiel in…

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If you already sort your makeup and skincare by performance and price, then here are suggestions for your topshelf. If was quite a year in beauty, with phenomenal, industry-shaping launches from Fenty Beauty, the continuing rise of green and eco-friendly brands, whilst heritage beauty companies continue to make tweaks in an attempt to keep pace…

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How do you choose your powder? Do you seek out loose, pressed, glimmery, matte, translucent or with colour? And how many smashed powders do you have quarantined in a zip-top bag at the bottom of your handbag or in your cabinet? Love them or not, powders are an integral part of a well-edited makeup wardrobe. No…

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Glow alert! But it’s not what you think. Overindulged, dry, dehydrated, stressed, dull, tired or hungover skin? If any of these describe your current skin situation, here are two products to consider to get your skin out of the doldrums and back into the glow. Charlotte Tilbury, a British makeup artist with many years of…

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Ioma-Paris Youth Pearl Essence Serum is part of a niche French skincare brand I first encountered some years ago but never bought into. Fast forward to now and my search for a correcting serum that would brighten, fade spots and further refine the texture of my 40- plus dry skin. I wanted a product that…

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