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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

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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

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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

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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

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Illamasqua Gel Sculpt & Gel Colour

By now you’ll know I am not one to echo the whole Emperor’s Clothes thing when something is unnecessarily hyped up just because the majority say so. Fortunately with Illamasqua, I go all Ron Burgundy and want to ‘shout it from the top of a mountain’. That is pretty much

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Illamasqua School of Make Up Artistry: Skin Sculpting

Friday evening. A time when most people are rushing home for the weekend or on their way to a night out, except I was doing neither. Instead I made my way to a familiar haunt of mine – Illamasqua’s flagship store on Beak Street in Soho. Not for a spot

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