• Clarins SOS Primer Green

    February 10, 2018

    Clarins SOS Primer Green £26.50) is one of a new collection of six primers from Clarins which each addresses a different beauty concern. There’s a lavender primer to counter sallow skin, a coral primer to balance out…

  • Benefit Bad Gal Bang Mascara

    February 8, 2018

    Bad Gal Bang Mascara (£21.50), the latest mascara from Benefit,  was launched last week with a series of space-themed events up and down the country. Benefit make-up artists donned space suits and wiellded their magic Bad Gal Bang…

  • e.l.f. Mineral Infused Face Primer

    February 5, 2018

    e.l.f. Mineral Infused Face Primer (£7.50) is another terrific find within the vast panoply of beauty offerings from the inexpensive American brand e.l.f. (e.l.f. stands for eyes, lips, face). Designed to combat against excess oil, flaky…

  • Benefit POREfessional Pearl Primer

    January 26, 2018

    Well, I have to say I was not expecting Benefit POREfessional Pearl Primer (£27.50) to be of much use to me. I’m not too troubled by open pores (though I have them!) – which is the issue…

  • The Body Shop Drops of Youth Youth Fresh Emulsion

    January 24, 2018

    The Body Shop Drops of Youth Youth Fresh Emulsion (£22) is, quite frankly, the best moisturiser I’ve used in ages. I absolutely love it! I shouldn’t really be surprised, though, as I am already a fan…

  • Max Factor FaceFinity Compact

    January 21, 2018

    Max Factor FaceFinity Compact (£10.99) is an updated version of Max Factor’s hugely popular powder foundation which has been around for a few years. Packaged in a very slim compact, Max Factor FaceFinity Compact contains high levels…

  • e.l.f. Hydrating Gel Mask

    January 11, 2018

    e.l.f. Hydrating Gel Mask (£13) comes from the comprehensive skincare collection launched by the American beauty company e.l.f. late last year, and is a little more expensive than most of their offerings, though half the price…

  • The Body Shop Drops of Youth Bouncy Eye Mask

    January 5, 2018

    Well, it looks like The Body Shop Drops of Youth Bouncy Eye Mask (£18; available January 16) is my first must-have beauty buy of 2018… Part of The Body Shop’s Drops of Youth range, which (and I hadn’t…

  • Rimmel Wonderfully Real Mascara in Extra Black

    January 3, 2018

    Och, I really hoped that things would work out between Rimmel Wonderfully Real Mascara in Extra Black (£7.99) and me. After all, it does a very impressive job of beefing up lashes and making them look…

  • Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Lash Multi Effects Mascara

    December 18, 2017

    If there’s one beauty brand that knows how to do mascaras, it’s Estée Lauder … I long since lost count of how many Lauder mascaras I’ve tried during my 20-odd years as a beauty writer; one that…