• Maybelline Fit Me

    Maybelline Fit Me Foundation

    April 14, 2017

    Wow, I am seriously impressed with the latest foundation from Maybelline. And yet, I very nearly didn’t even bother trying Maybelline Fit Me Foundation (£5.99) as I imagined it might only be effective on a much younger, and much…

  • Bobbi Brown Art Stick Liquid

    Bobbi Brown Art Stick Liquid Lip

    April 9, 2017

    What you think about the new Bobbi Brown Art Stick Liquid Lip (£21.50) probably depends very much on how much patience you have – and how you like to apply your lip colour. Bobbi Brown Art Stick…

  • CLinique Fresh Pressed use

    Clinique Fresh Pressed Renewing Powder Cleanser

    April 4, 2017

    My morning cleansing routine has had a bit of a shake-up recently, thanks to Clinique Fresh Pressed Renewing Powder Cleanser With Pure Vitamin C (£24 for a one-month supply). Fresh Pressed is a new range from Clinique…

  • Chanel Rouge Coco Gloss collection 2

    Chanel Rouge Coco Gloss

    April 2, 2017

    Confession: I’ve never been a fan of lip gloss. In the 1990s, my first decade as a grown-up beauty consumer, I kept trying the latest gloss in the hope that it wouldn’t feel sticky, it wouldn’t…

  • GlamGlow mask

    GlamGlow GravityMud

    March 28, 2017

    If, as Irving Berlin put it, I seem to scintillate, it’s because I had a date …. And that date was with the hottest new mask about to hit the market, GlamGlow GravityMud Firming Treatment (£39; available…

  • GOSH Liquid Matte Lips

    GOSH Liquid Matte Lips

    March 26, 2017

    GOSH Liquid Matte Lips (£8.99) are the latest lip colour products from Danish beauty brand GOSH. These liquid lipsticks look beautiful – the colours are lovely. But what you really need to know before you consider buying…

  • Maybelline Push Up Angel mascara use

    Maybelline Push Up Angel Mascara

    March 23, 2017

    It’s easy to get caught up in the hype about Maybelline Push Up Angel Mascara (£7.99), the latest lash offering from Maybelline. The ads proclaim that the wand is the American beauty company’s first “angel-wing” brush and…

  • GOSH Volume Serum mascara

    GOSH Volume Serum Mascara

    March 16, 2017

    Ladies and gentlemen – meet GOSH Volume Serum Mascara (£13.99), the mascara with the accolade of being the first in recent memory to have me tearing my hair out …. Indeed, this latest mascara from the Danish…

  • Aveda Tulasara Wedding Mask

    Aveda Tulasara Wedding Masque

    March 15, 2017

    Don’t worry – you don’t need to be getting married to treat yourself to the newly launched Aveda Tulasara Wedding Masque (£48) …  This thick and luxurious addition to the Aveda’s Tulasara collection was so-named because…

  • YSL Baby Doll Kiss & Blush

    Yves Saint Laurent Baby Doll Kiss & Blush

    March 15, 2017

    I’m never very sure about two-in-one beauty products – you know, products that purport to be great at doing two jobs but invariably turn out to be pretty mediocre at both. So I approached Yves Saint Laurent…