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Nude By Nature

Australia’s number one mineral brand, Nude by Nature has made it to our shores. It’s beauty that’s good for you as it’s cruelty-free, uses native ingredients without harsh synthetic additions and preservatives, is reasonably priced and caters for a wide range of skin tones. The range covers foundations, concealers, setting powders, bronzers, blushers, eyeshadows, contour and highlighters plus an illustrious collection of brushes and as the name suggests, it favours the natural look thanks to the gifts bestowed by Mother Nature. Keen to try their products, I was sent a selection of contouring and highlighting ones. Before I opened the

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Review: NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint

This year’s make-up trend is geared towards au naturale – the look of minimal make-up with hardly any effort. NARS’ newest offering, the Velvet Matte Skin Tint has been described as sitting between a foundation and tinted moisturiser with surprising results. When I applied it for the first time, what I saw immediately convinced me this isn’t a gimmick. I’ve dabbled in tinted moisturisers but have found them to be too shiny or plastic looking plus the shade is always too far off the scale for my skin tone (usually pink when I’m yellow). I’m also not a fan of

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Urban Decay to open second UK store

No, it’s not a trick of the imagination – Urban Decay is indeed opening a second boutique in north London on Thursday 11th February – that’s next week! Hot on the heels of the Covent Garden store, the latest one will be in Brent Cross Shopping Centre which is in my neck of the woods) and located at Unit B4A (opposite Lush and below the food court). Actually I stumbled across this discovery last weekend when I was scurrying past and suddenly stopped in my tracks. It makes a pleasant change for north London to get something good as normally

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