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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the sexy one

Remember when Halloween was just for kids? Oh how we’ve moved on from the days when the 31st October was just a day when we’d go for a spot of after-school trick or treating, dressed in a bin liner and a mask we’d bought at the newsagents. Now, thanks to Hollywood’s love of Halloween, the end of October is one long party, an excuse to dress up, go crazy with our make-up and then Instagram the hell out of it. Figure out which Halloween tribe you fit into...

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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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It’s wedding season which is one of our favourite times of year! All the happy people, celebration and of course champagne really puts us in an amazing mood. As a beauty brand, it’s only natural that we are interested in wedding makeup, which we are aware can be a tricky thing to master. After all, if there is ever a time when you don’t want to get it wrong then it’s your wedding day!

 We wanted to source some top information on wedding day makeup for our CODERS and we decided to ask super talented makeup artist and friend of team CODE, Alex Jones. Not only is Alex a pro, she also got married herself this month so we really couldn’t think of a better person to chat to!

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Sarah Brock

Who else is loving the new Wonder Woman movie? We celebrate female empowerment here at CODE so it’s super exciting to finally see a superhero film with a female lead. Leading Lady Gal Gadot is amazing in the film, she is definitely one to watch!

We were lucky enough to have a chat with the makeup artist behind Gadot’s stunning makeup in the film, the super talented Sarah Brock! Sarah is a hugely successful, award winning makeup artist who has collaborated with many a celebrity, you may have seen her artistry on the cover of OK, or Brides magazine. Head to http://www.sarahbmakeup.co.uk/ to check out her work!

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