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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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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false lashes

Halloween is often the first event to kick off party season (yay!) and a great excuse to play about with our makeup. Whatever you’re going as, dramatic eyes can really complete the look (think feline fabulous or sultry vampire) and can give us the confidence to work the room at that unmissable Halloween party. While going for fake lashes can seem like the most obvious choice it might not be the best one, falsies can leave us looking a bit scary, and not in the way we want to.

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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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Jasmine

We love festival season for many reasons but our favourite thing about it must be the fashion! Festivals really do offer a great opportunity to express your individual style without restrictions. Here’s some of our favourite celebrity festival looks to take inspiration from…

 

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Off to a festival this summer? Where are you going? And, more importantly, what are you bringing? Packing your festival make up bag can be such a pain. We all know the dilemma – you want to look your most fabulous (who knows who you might meet in the crowd!) but you also gotta accept that can’t take your entire bedroom with you (sorry – we wish this was possible too). Well, when it comes to mascara, we’ve got you covered. Here’s 5 reasons why CODE VLM Mini is your festival lifesaver… 

 

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