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Last week the latest collection from Illamasqua rolled into town. Glamore is a fusion of colour, shimmer and texture. It’s also a collection that is accessible and likeable for all – there is nothing even a wallflower would be afraid of.

Three lipsticks and three nail colours complete the capsule collection. Today I am sharing the nail varnishes: Fire Rose (pink), Trilliant (champagne gold) and Marquise (orangey red with gold).

Illamasqua has created a new formula – Shattered Star, glitter with a very fine, textured matte finish. Glitter is usually my least favourite type of nail polish because I hate how it’s such a pain to remove but what’s won me over with the Shattered Star polishes is how flattering the appearance and texture is on the nail. It also distributes evenly (something which is quite difficult with regular glitter polish), chip-resistant and is fool-proof in application so I always do a neat job of it.

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The fiery Marquise and the bubblegum pink Fire Rose are my favourites (and I’m not normally one for girlie pink colours). I hope Illamasqua develop more colours in the Shattered Star finish because I can foresee some other shades looking incredible (emerald green, please?)

The Shattered Star polishes are priced at £15 each.

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EVE LOM Complexion


posted by on Eve Lom, Foundation, Primer, Skin Care, Space NK

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Earlier this week I had the privilege of visiting the EVE LOM Complexion Studio, a pop-up shop at Space NK in Soho, London.

EVE LOM has taken over half of the store to mark the launch of the new EVE LOM Complexion range.


The exciting collection includes powders, foundations, tinted moisturisers and concealers which hydrate, firm, repair and protect the skin, for a long-lasting, radiance-perfecting complexion.

It is a sophisticated, delicate and classy collection and I am sure fans will be pouring themselves over it. I was fortunate enough to have EVE LOM’s Product Development Director, Amandine Isnard give me a personal colour and skin diagnosis.  Just from looking at me, she instinctively knew what shade I would be – Honey. Not slightly light, or a bit dark or too pink – the match is bang-on.


To go with the collection EVE LOM has also the Flawless Radiance Primer (£40) which can also be applied as a moisturiser in the day and at night time.

The simplistic packaging and design is beautiful but also practical with the tinted moisturiser, foundation and primer in squeezable bottles. I’ve started using some of these products and will report back with my findings.

If you fancy visiting the pop-up store and being colour matched from the new Complexion range, you can book a one-to-one day time appointment for either a 30 minute express treatment or a one hour in-depth consultation. Tickets cost £15 which is redeemable against any purchase made on the day. Spaces are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. To book a space, call +44(0)208 740 2076.

EVE LOM’s Complexion Studio is based at Space NK, 8-10 Broadwick Street, London, W1F 8HW and is open till 8th March 2014.

For more details on the colour ranges and to make an appointment at the Studio, visit


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Clinique is ready to spring into action for the next season with Now in Bloom: Brights, a colourful collection inspired by Clinique’s latest products that give cheeks, lips and nail a burst of natural colour.

For a pop of colour on your cheeks, nothing could be prettier than the dainty new Cheek Pops from Clinique. The Chubby Sticks were a hit and I reckon these beauties will be next.

Already out in the States, we have four flattering colours to look forward to when they drop on 21st March – just in time for spring. The richly pigmented shades are called Ginger Pop, Peach Pop, Berry Pop and Plum Pop.

cheekpops_1With the surface pressed into the shape of a gerbera daisy, these blushers give a natural flush of colour with no trace of powder or build-up on cheeks. This is right up my street as powder often looks dried out on me due to the lack of hydration on my cheeks. The detail on the petal markings alone is amazing as well. I am looking forward to wearing these blushers as we escape the winter blues.

Clinique’s Cheek Pops will be available on all Clinique counters from 21st March priced at £16.50. However, if you can’t bear to wait that long then they are exclusively on sale online at so check the site for more details. Blooming gorgeous, these are!

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