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Illamasqua Glamore lipstick in Vega

I’ve barely had a chance to crack into Illamasqua’s Earth collection for the autumn season (which dropped at the end of August) when another one has landed under the name of Equinox. Purely limited edition, this winter collection came out a couple of weeks ago signifies ‘a desert at night’ taking inspiration from starry skies and things sparkly and celestial like. There are a few new products added to Equinox’s line-up including a palette, nail polish, lashes and an additional Vintage Metallix in Antique Gold but it’s the lipstick in Vega that I took an aim for. With the hydrating Glamore formula, Vega is

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Illamasqua: Dusk

Illamasqua’s latest capsule collection celebrates the art of Middle Eastern make-up. Launching exclusively in Selfridges tomorrow in time for Eid-ul-Fitr (the feast which follows the end of Ramadan), Dusk* is a flattering ensemble to recreate the visual beauty of Arabic make-up. I am fascinated by Arabic make-up – it’s so simple yet expressive, dramatic and breath-taking. Dusk brings to life the art of contouring, skin sculpting and truly artistic eye definition. The name itself is quite poignant as dusk marks the end of fasting during daylight hours. The collection boasts an array of brand new product lines including ‘Slick Stick’ eye and lip crayons, a Sculpting Palette and an

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UMAe 2015

Two years have passed since my last visit to UMAe or to break down its acronym, the United Makeup Artists Expo (UMAe). The weekend just gone, I found myself on the steps of the Business Design Centre in London’s Islington, eager to see what was going on inside. As the UK’s leading aspiring and professional hair and makeup artist trade show, UMAe is a great opportunity to come face-to-face with the industry’s exceptional and leading brands, artists and of course pick up some precious products discounted generously. On my first and last visit in 2013, there was a noticeable difference with the

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