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Review: Sigma 3DHD Kabuki Brush

I don’t normally blog about one singular make-up brush but this one is an exception and it’s my first foray into Sigma brushes. The Sigma 3DHD Kabuki Brush has changed the way I apply foundation. It distributes product evenly and smoothly, leaving a flawless finish and I owe it to Fleur de Force for recommending this brush in a beauty round-up video in February. I love this one so much that I’ve bought a back-up. The synthetic brush looks like a Mohawk thanks to its double wedge angle and being a Kabuki, is thicker in density than the average make-up

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Foundation Files (8): Urban Decay Naked Skin

Roll up, roll up, it’s time for another in-depth look at a foundation. This time it’s my favourite brand, the ubiquitous Urban Decay under scrutiny. Urban Decay’s major coup is without a doubt the Naked franchise. It’s spearheaded an obsession for neutrals and led to endless imitations from rivals yet Urban Decay remains the original and the best (in my humble opinion). Three years ago, Urban Decay added another family member to the Naked range which is the Naked Skin foundation. Admittedly I made an attempt to get colour matched at an Urban Decay counter in Birmingham’s Bull Ring shortly after the

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Benefit: They’re Real! push-up liner in colour

Benefit recently gave its Beyond Black They’re Real! push-up liner a few new friends in the form of a Beyond Purple, Beyond Blue, Beyond Green and Beyond Brown and I got all giddy and bought three of them. In my defence the lure of World Duty Free during my recent travels was too good to resist at £15.40 each. I went for blue, purple and green but left brown out as I thought it was wasted on my skin tone plus it didn’t fill me with excitement. I got on really well with the original so I knew this wouldn’t be

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