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In these challenging times, watching feel good tv is always a comfort. One of my favourite shows has made a return to Channel 5 - "10 Years Younger in 10 Days". This takes people who, through unforeseen and difficult circumstances, have lost their way and stopped taking care of their appearance.

Duo Lip

17/02/2020

I thought this lip look by Givenchy UK Ambassador Neil Young was really striking. He's simply used a metallic purple for the main lip and then drawn on a red lip liner above the top lip line, using straight lines. So striking and if you were feeling brave would look fabulous at a party with a pared down rest of the face....

Pink eyebrow

21/01/2020

Something a little different here with a pastel pink eyebrow. I think it still looks very pretty paired with the pinky brown eyeshadow and classic eyeliner flick. Full, fluffy lashes add drama. Created by Aussie MUA living in LA missjazminad.

Stars as eyeliner is such a great idea for a Christmas party look that's sparkly but subtle. The MUA Michael Anthony has used stars from a nail glitter kit which is fine for a photoshoot but if you were using stars for a night out make sure they were suitable for the eyes. Another idea would be to...

Simple red lip

17/11/2019

There is something so lovely about a simple red lip. Red is a neutral so suits everybody, as long as the right undertone is used (pink undertone skin suits cool blue-red lipsticks and warm, yellow undertone skin suits orangey-reds). My favourite way to use it is shown here by Marc Jacobs Beauty with no eye makeup but blusher...

Halloween #2

24/10/2019

A very creepy and disgusting portion of MacDonalds's fries. Say no more! See here for more of this fabulous Makeup Artist's work: @brooke.ellis_

Halloween #1

17/10/2019

It's that time of year again where all the fantastic Makeup Artists are creating visuals on Instagram. I thought this picture by Kaneshia Shana was different and quite brilliant. The artist has recreated police caution tape using yellow and black and has then used white to give it a shiny effect. The sides of the lower face and...

What a fun look this is created by Vincent Ford, Lead Makeup Artist for NARS. The eyeshadow colours - blue, pink and peach are reflected in the coloured false eyelashes and the blue eyeliner brings it all together. This would be a great look for a party and I would use a subtle blusher and a nude lip to finish the look....

An absolutely stunning shot of Taylor Swift for this month's Rolling Stone magazine. She has a pale base with no blusher, minimal highlighter on the top of the cheeks, soft muted eyeshadow with full lashes, barely-there brows, topped off with a bright red lip to contrast. The hair is sweetly braided to show off her delicate features. A...

Another neon eye look here created with the new Dior autumn collection. The steely grey works so well with a shot of neon yellow, and peach in the inner corner to soften. The MUA has used fine precision to create the perfect lines and the full brow adds to the fierce effect. Very cool and 80's inspired.