Sex appeal is fifty percent what you’ve got and fifty percent what people think you’ve got... - Sophia Loren
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Stock up your make-up bag and beauty cabinet with beauty expert, Nicola McGeorge’s must have, trend-savvy products.
ONE TO WATCH
Oh I love it when I discover a new talent! I am totally obsessed with eyeliner flicks and have been known to spend over half an hour (much to the annoyance of my other half) creating the perfect line. So, you can imagine my delight when I came across the über-talented makeup artist, Mily Serebrenik, who has launched a unique range of amazing stick-on, ready-to-go instant makeup. These include Les Classiques de Mily which are normal liners, in either black or five fab colours in a variety of styles. This means you can create a full-on 50s look in under a minute. For the more daring out there the Mily mini eye flashes are a total look on their own – wear without makeup for a modern look. All products are reusable and water-resistant and no makeup remover is needed, simply peel off. If you head to the website, Mily has even uploaded videos showing you how to apply them. This gal really has thought of everything to make our lives a little easier. She is going to be BIG news. Happy sticking! milymakeupboutique.com
As it has been too hot to wear my hair down I have been experimenting with up-dos. With grunge being bang on trend I have enjoyed played around with different variations of quiffs. To get this look right it’s all about the products; I recommend spraying TIGI Bed Head Oh Bee Hive in the area that you have sectioned for the quiff.
To get this look right it’s all about the products; I recommend spraying TIGI Bed Head Oh Bee Hive in the area that you have sectioned for
the quiff. This is an innovative matte dry shampoo that provides lift and hold. Throw in a little backcombing and pin in place. A quiff looks best set against slickedback hair and TIGI Bed Head Up Front Rocking Gel Pomade creates the sleek look that I am after, without the stickiness. bedhead.com
This is an I am forever losing my makeup sharpener and consequently I am left with a load of blunt kohl eyeliners. Thankfully the ingenious team atSmashbox have managed to solve my little dilemma. Their ‘Always Sharp’ Waterproof Kohl Eyeliner self-sharpens every time you twist the cap off. Inspired by Smashbox pros who sharpen before every use on set, this first-of-its-kind pencil has a sharpener built right into the cap for a perfect tip, so you’ll always get a precise line. Pretty clever, huh? smashbox.com
Now that I have a little colour, I thought I would try out Dior’s Skin Nude Tan BB Creme SPF15. As my face tends to be several shades of pale lighter than my body, I need something that makes my face and body look connected whilst also giving me a slight glow; this product does just that. Basically it leaves me looking like I’ve had a little sun on my face and evens out my complexion. An ultra-natural makeup result with a slightly velvety finish, I will say, it is VERY important not to use too much - unless you want to look like Donatella Versace, that is. dior.com
A CHOCOLATE DELIGHT
This autumn it seems brown is the new black. Make-up brand, Bobbi Brown has unveiled its new Rich Chocolate collection. My top pick is the Rich Chocolate Eye Palette, which offers a selection of eight brown shades in matte, shimmer and sparkle finishes. The shadows are designed to be worn alone, or layered for a smouldering look. Better than a box of truffles? Nearly, but my sweet tooth is always going to win. bobbibrowncosmetics.com