make up mistakes

You know how you look back at photos of yourself from a few years ago and you instantly recoil at your make-up? Those skinny brows! That under-eye concealer that was two shades too light! That fake-tan that veers slightly too close to orange? Nowadays we have Instagram filters to blur away what we don’t like, but that’s no excuse for a make-up faux pas that could be totally unavoidable. And in an era of contouring, highlighting, fake lashes and fake lips, there is a hell of a lot that can go wrong. We’ve all done it – this isn’t about feeling bad about your make-up mistakes – but here are a few tips to avoid repeating the most common ones of 2017, as we make our way in to the New Year….

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Meghan

The perfect nude lip has become a bit of a beauty phenomenon in its own right. In recent years the nude lip, like the red lip before it, has become a go-to look that, done right, has the power to transform your face, update your look and make you look can’t-put-my-finger-on-why better. Now the nude lip got a – sort of – royal seal of approval, as the signature look of Prince Harry’s gorgeous new fiancé, Meghan Markle.

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christmas gift gide

Yes it's THAT time of the year again. So, whether you’re ahead of the game and don’t mind joining the crowds or planning on a spot of online shopping from the comfort of your sofa, we’ve taken away some of the legwork and hunted down a collection of the most unique, lust-worthy beauty gifts that money can buy right now.

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Stocking Fillers

It can be hard to please your beauty-obsessed friends: with beauty products being so accessible and not usually too pricey, anything new they already have and anything they spot they usually snap up there and then. The key to buying a successful stocking filler is to go for something that they won’t have picked for themselves – something that is either a little bit luxurious or self-indulgent, or something that is so cute and quirky they won’t have thought of it themselves. So here’s a few stocking-filler ideas that they hopefully won’t already have in their make-up bag. And if they do, well, then you can always keep it for yourself…

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how to fake a good nights sleep

Beauty sleep starting to become a thing of the past? Why is it that when the nights start to get longer, the amount of sleep we’re getting actually, conversely, starts to reduce? The clocks might have gone back this weekend but let’s face it, the extra hour in bed didn’t touch the sides- we’re getting gradually less sleep each week, thanks to our inability to turn down invitations to all those bonfire night parties/ post-work prosecco/ pre-Christmas drinks (yes, even in November. We like to start early.)....

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is your make up gathering cobwebs

How old is your mascara – and be honest? We’re ALL guilty of clinging on to our make-up for longer than we should. Let’s face it, who wants to throw out their favourite mascara if they can scrape out a few more weeks of use? But, how old is too old? 

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Fashion Week

Fashion Week month is in full swing, and while we’ve only just got used to wearing our winter wardrobe again, we’re already lusting after the looks that are set to be everywhere by the time Spring/Summer 18 rolls around. So if you’re already looking ahead to next season and want to know which beauty trends will be spamming up your Insta in the new year (and which ones you’ll want to leave well alone) then keep reading, as we’ve done all the hard work for you. We’ve watched the shows, taken a peek backstage (it’s a tough job…) and taken note, creating a Fashion Week edit that will have you swooning – not to mention wishing away the winter.

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Summer Makeup

We are currently in the height of summer and the hottest month of the year, August, and whether we are spending it on holiday, at a festival or just chilling at a garden party we want to look our best. It’s not too late to make sure you summer makeup is on point, here’s how to do it!

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Doing our eye makeup is our favourite part of getting ready, it’s the area of our face that allows us to have the most fun and be the most creative. Here’s a list of eye makeup trends we are loving at the minute, but we want to hear from you too! What’s your favourite eye makeup trend?

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IT"S HERE! The ultimate lip plumping duo that you've been waiting for has arrived. CODE SSL - Soft Smooth Lip Liner, is a lip liner and a lip plumper in one self sharpening device, so you never need to worry about trying to find a lost sharpener in the bottom of your makeup bag again. Combine this with CODE LIP - Lip Intense Plumper, a lip plumping treatment that gives an instant boost in plumpness and moisture, giving you the appearance of lip fillers in a matter of seconds -  all without the pain of injections!

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