How to make your lipstick last longer

How often does your lipstick seem to wear off as soon as you apply it?  Here's a video tip from me to show you how to make your lipstick last longer using lip base and lip liner from Colour Me Beautiful:

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The benefits of using a lipbrush

​Have you read about, or heard that you should be using a lipbrush to apply your lipstick but you never do it because it's just much easier to get your lipstick out and run it over your lips?  Yes, I've heard that too, and yes, I ignore the advice most of the time as well.  I am well known for whipping my lippy out and smearing it over my lips in the middle of a public place 😀

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Uma Thurman – were people too quick to judge her makeup?

A couple of weeks ago, Uma Thurman was photographed, and the tabloid press were quick to judge her since she looked quite different to previous photographs that had been taken.  Now, a lot of the photos that they were comparing her to were quite old, and yes, she did look different, but the assumption was that she must have had some *work* done on her face.  Her make-up artist came out in her defence to say it was because she had gone out without mascara.  

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Keeping up appearances – do you?

I’ve just read an article in the Metro that reports on a survey carried out. The survey identified the lengths to which some women are keeping up appearances. Apparently one in twenty of the 2000 surveyed will not allow themselves to be seen without a full face of makeup by their husbands or boyfriends! [Read more…]

Boots No7 Match Made Lipstick Service

I’ve just seen an advert for Boots No7 Match Made Lipstick Service and, seeing some of the mismatches, I decided to have a look online at their website offering the service.   [Read more…]

Fresh Faced

When I was on holiday I spent most of my time not wearing make-up, apart from lipstick.  Well, spending all day on the beach, or on a boat, going in and out of the water, there was very little point in spending time applying make-up that would be washed off within minutes.

I did start wearing make-up to dinner but, as the holiday went by, I was liking the way my freckles were developing (I don’t tan), so I decided to dispense with everything apart from the lipstick and go fresh-faced.

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Going to the Prom

The Prom seems to have taken over the thoughts of British teenagers during the school summer term.  An American cultural influence I’d say – they didn’t have it in my day!  Although when I was growing up, they did have the “Qually” in my final year of primary school which probably elicited quite a bit of our attention for some time before.  It originated from the days of the 11 plus and was really called the Qualifying Dance.  Presumably if you failed you didn’t get to go?  We didn’t have to do the 11 plus so everybody went – after several weeks of learning Scottish Cross Country Dances.  Going without a partner was perfectly acceptable (we were 11 and boys were pretty undesirable to us at that stage) and I don’t think we had a disco – it was 1979 and disco was in its infancy after all 😀 [Read more…]

Raising eyebrows

Yesterday I decided I was going to pop into Binns to have my eyebrows threaded after I’d been to the bank.  I figured it would be quite quiet and the number of people browsing the perfume stands (where the Biju concession is located) at 4.45pm would be quite limited.  Well, I was right about that, but I think a number of other people had the same idea as me and I was sitting in a queue. [Read more…]

Nomakeupselfie and makeupselfie

If you’ve been active on social media this week, or have watched or read the news, it will have not passed your attention that there has been an explosion of pictures of women who are bereft of make-up (or men with full faces of make-up, or wearing just a strategically placed sock) being posted online. [Read more…]

Make-up transformations

Without doubt, using make-up can transform your looks, and I’ve come across this meme which demonstrates it perfectly: [Read more…]