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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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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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Illamasqua Matte Veil

There were whispers on Illamasqua developing a matte version of their coveted Hydra Veil primer and I can confirm it drops on 8th May. Matte Veil has been designed ideally for users with oily skin as it controls shine and provides an instant primed matte finish.  I bought the original when it launched last summer and I was not disappointed with how superbly it prolonged and enhanced my foundation. My skin tends to become dehydrated and Hydra Veil helped to tackle that issue by improving the skin’s peak hydration levels with its key ingredient, the powerful anti-oxidant Astaxanthin. Helpfully Matte Veil

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