Tag: Make Up


If you love your make up so much you could just eat it - this will bring you joy. Especially if you are a Bobbi Brown fan.

Balthazar, Covent Garden's decadent American hotspot have teamed up with the beauty brand for an afternoon tea perfect for those that love their slap!

The new “Party Edition” afternoon tea pays homage to the 25th anniversary of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. The tea is a celebration of vibrant autumnal colours, with Régis Beauregard’s cakes, macaroons, financiers, shortbread and mousses all begging to mess up your lipstick.

Most striking amongst the collection of cakes is a pair of luscious “Hollywood Red Gloss” lips, which is in fact a vanilla yogurt mousse filled with rosewater jelly on a base of sponge; next up is the uncannily lifelike Blueberry & Lemon “Smokey Eye Mascara”, which, although looks like an oversized Bobbi Brown mascara from the most discerning of retailers, is in fact a chocolate covered almond financier with blueberry consommé and whipped lemon posset. The other cakes are truly eyecatching as well ~ the Champagne-infused Rhubarb “Shimmer Brick”, the Pecan & Jasmin “Long-Wear Cream Shadow” and the Coco-Citrus ‘EXTRA Balm Rinse’ Cheesecake. In addition – if there’s any room left – delicious sandwiches and buttermilk scones with Devonshire clotted cream, homemade strawberry jam ensure a chock-a-block tea table.


And, for those with a little more time on their hands, Balthazar’s Bar Manager, Brian Silva has created “Bobbi’s Sparkle”, a bubbling mix of Sipsmith gin, elderflower, lemon and Champagne. Of course, for the purists, there is Gyéjacquot Brut NV, creating the real party with Bobbi’s Season 2 tea.

Bobbi Brown said “as I embark upon my brand’s 25 year anniversary celebrations, I can’t think of anything more appropriate than to update the Balthazar tea with my party essentials.”

The products which inspired the afternoon tea cakes are also available to purchase in a Limited Edition Party Pouch. Customers can choose 3 or more of their favourite products from the Afternoon Tea, and receive them in a complimentary Party Pouch. All 5 products are available for £140.  And, Balthazar customers who book the afternoon tea will also receive an invitation for a personalised “How To” make-up lesson* at all Bobbi Brown London Studios, to perfect their party look or update their Autumn/Winter make-up.

The Bobbi Brown Afternoon Tea – The Party Edition at Balthazar will run every day and is £27.50 for the Bobbi Brown Afternoon Tea, and £37.50 for the Bobbi Brown Afternoon Tea with a Bobbi’s Sparkle or a glass of Gyéjacquot Brut NV Champagne.  See Notes to Editors for more details.

*Bobbi Brown “How To”........ For your Bobbi Brown ‘How To’ makeup lesson, advance booking is essential. Please book in advance at Bobbi Brown The Studio Covent Garden (0370 192 5873); The Studio Westfield (0370 192 5825); The Studio Spitalfields (03701 925 345); or The Studio Canary Wharf (0370 192 5836); or online at www.bobbibrown.co.uk.

The Christopher Kane for NARS Collection: Neon X Nude

NARS have just launched their latest range NEONEUTRAL, a collaborative range with British designer, Christopher Kane for Spring/Summer 2015. Consisting of Eye Shadows, Blushes, best-selling Illuminating Multiples and ultra shine Lip Glosses; the collection colours vary from violet, to bright pink and also contrasting nudes like soft beige.

This limited edition collection plays on the coming together of unexpected shades, which sees neon and nude shades work in conjunction for that signature Christopher Kane unexpected look.


Words: Sarah Jones

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It's not long until party season kicks off - oh the joy! And knowing this The Rib Room Bar & Restaurant in the heart of Knightsbridge, London is offering guests an exclusive evening with one of the top names from the world of make-up as part of its Salon Series this autumn.

Make-up guru Daniel Sandler is going to help you learn the best way to put your face on for the Christmas Party and New Years eve on Tuesday 28 October.

You can expect exclusive make-up tutorials and some surprise make-up goodies (not so much of a surprise now we've told you about them but hey).

Guests will glean top tips - in person - from Daniel from 6.30pm to 8.30pm at The Rib Room, whilst enjoying drinks and canapés at one of London’s most stylish locales, all for £45 per person.

Award-winning British make-up artist Daniel Sandler's ethos is to 'be your most beautiful' and he understands that a woman wants to apply her make-up quickly, achieve great results and have it last throughout the day and night, whatever the occasion.

At his Salon Series event Daniel will advise his guests on how they can create key looks for themselves, sharing his expert tips and tricks for the start of the festive season, with its round of cocktail soirées, parties and dinners. Daniel said: “I believe that a woman can look her most beautiful with make-up techniques and shades that bring out her natural beauty. I focus on someone’s assets and emphasise those, so features you’re less happy about aren’t so obvious. It’s a win-win situation.

The Rib Room hosts several Salon Series events a year. Following Daniel's appearance, the next Salon Series event will see Belgravia's finest florist, Neill Strain, give an exclusive tutorial on how to dress the perfect Christmas table on 10 November.

Elizabeth-Arden-Untold-Colour-CollectionIf you want to feel festive early (as some of us, possibly surprisingly do) then check out your nearest Elizabeth Arden counter for some wonderful pre-Christmas treats.

Mostly packaged in gold and white there are new collections that will have you tapping your feet wishing the time past until some Christmas merriment.

High up on our wish list is the ever needed and a totally essential - 8 hour cream lip protectant at £20.00. You can totally justify getting this now to avoid sore lips going into winter weather.

Also the new limited edition Untold Color Collection that includes a wonderfully festive purple lipgloss and eye shadow quad. We never headed towards purple all that much but these go on and just fit - anyone with green eyes wanting an extra bit of 'pop' should have these on their Christmas wish list.

They are limited edition though so possibly tell the nice person buying them for you to get their Christmas shopping done early this year.

Hannah Murray, TOPSHOP Beauty Consultant lets us all know how to get the latest London Fashion Week looks using TOPSHOP Beauty products.

“The look is reminiscent of those cool girls at school its effortless, simple, lived in but still quite tough. We’ve taken inspiration from Margot Tenenbaum, the rebellious school girl with attitude. There’s a bit of darkness about her but she’s still beautiful with an air of superiority, all the girls want to be her.”


“Black kohl rimmed eyes, smudging it out so it looks lived in, hooking the colour up into upper water line so it frames the eye without looking like make up on the lid. Layered with cloggy black mascara on the top lashes only, using the tip end of brush to push it right up into the root”
TOPSHOP Beauty Kohl in Coal
TOPSHOP Beauty Waterproof Lash Mascara in Black

“Skin is effortlessly beautiful, velvet to touch with a creamy and raw finish. It’s a youthful, easy skin that isn’t over worked, its not juicy or luminous, its just flawless.”
NEW TOPSHOP Beauty Foundations available Autumn 2014
NEW TOPSHOP Beauty Concealer available Autumn 2014
NEW TOPSHOP Beauty Finishing Powder (Part of the new Concealer Palette) available Autumn 2014
NEW TOPSHOP Beauty Primer available Autumn 2014

“Working the darker cheek gel into the hollow of the cheek, slightly lower down from the apples, its reminiscent of a fresh, youthful flush. Adding a touch of neon red, on the centre to give a healthy outdoorsy flush
NEW TOPSHOP Beauty AW14 Cheek Gel in Sibling and Beep available Autumn 2014


“Nourished lips, patted on with the finger with Mink Lip Bullet to add a light tone, not caked on Lipstick”
TOPSHOP Beauty Lips in Mink

With school clique are you? With corresponding shades for each clique, TOPSHOP used a mix of  two grey shades and one beige, each nail colour either clashed or paired against the Unique collection tones.
NEW TOPSHOP Nails available Autumn 2014