Tag: Make Up

Birchbox branded pink London cab


We love it when the cabs come out to play for London Fashion Week and given that the all out fashion fabulous weekend is about to return to Somerset house we thought it was time to tell you how Birchbox was getting involved this year.

If you manage to hail a cab covered in Birchbox branding (like the one above) you'll not only get to your destination in style but also with a little bundle of beauty treats to try, 5-6 to be precise.

There's five different Birchbox coloured cabs to look out for so keep your eyes peeled from the 20th-22nd February.

After having a good look around in Boots and Superdrug on the weekend for a spur of the moment blusher need we realised that there is a very limited choice out there is you want to keep your pennies low when it comes to rosie cheeks.

Very few of the staple go to brands, Max Factor, Collection 2000, Maybelline etc have a decent blush option but now we've stumbled across Bare Cheek.

bare cheek blusher

Created by A La Carte London, Bare Cheek is a new cheek and lip product.

Bare Cheek comes in 3 exciting bright colours; Rasberry, Papaya and Damson. A La Carte London’s new product is perfect to create a transparent pop of colour to enliven your cheeks and lips with a natural glow.

Bare Cheek has already been worn and loved by many including Emilia Fox and Tess Daly for many reasons but mainly for its long lasting wear and its easy application and silky touch.

Available from www.alacartelondon.com retailing at £25.

Developed, designed and produced in Battersea.


dark eyesAmazon.co.uk has worked with makeup artist Brigitta Smart to create a festive, glitz and glamour look… Dark Slick Galaxy Eye

Brigitta Smart, Beauty Consultant for Amazon.co.uk Ltd:

1.       To create the look you need to start with a slick black background and add a dab of glitter to channel a dark winter night sky full of stars

2.       Begin with the eyes to avoid any shadow or glitter dropping on your base. Use a black kohl pencil like Bourjois Contour No 71 Ultra Black and softly outline a cat eye shape on each eyelid, making sure both eyes are even. Then fill in the shape with the pencil, holding it almost flat against your skin – don’t worry if it’s not filled in evenly. Take a blender brush and with very light sweeping and circular movements blend well so the pencil lines are more even, then use a flat brush to apply black eyeshadow to the shape. Press and sweep it onto the eye lid to ensure it binds with the creamy kohl pencil base and gives you a good dark base for your glitter

3.       Next, press a flat eyeshadow brush into your glitter pot, try using Barry M Fine Glitter Dust and tap off any excess. Carefully press the glitter onto your eyelid staying inside the crease at all times. Start at your inner eyelid then work across to the outer lid, making sure you leave a black edge all the way around the glitter and stop short of the outer corner. You want to leave it black here to give your eye a strong contour. Apply volumising mascara, before starting on your base. As with every make-up trend, it’s essential to have a flawless base to complement your look

4.       To help keep the glitter in place, right after you apply your black eyeshadow, take a facial spray and spritz a light mist over your eyelids. Keep your eyes closed and wait a few seconds, then apply the glitter as before. It will help it stick better and last the whole night long

5.       Finally, define your brows with a clear brow gel, wait for it to dry and then brush your brow shadow or pencil through them. For lips use a nude pink or buff tone and use a cheek colour in a similar shade. Natio Blusher in Peach Glow is great. Finish off by contouring and bringing out your cheekbones with a matte bronzer.

Jacqui Kane, Beauty Store at Amazon.co.uk Ltd, comments:

“The celestial trend has truly taken hold this year and this look puts all the attention on the eyes, meaning the rest of the face can be kept pared-back and natural. The party season screams out for some glitz and glamour and Dark Slick Galaxy Eyes tick the bling box perfectly whilst remaining current.”


This has been long in the waiting for London's Regent Street, on Saturday they finally welcomed their newest shop, KIKO Make-Up Milano, which joining other new openings on the street: Hackett, Aquascutum and J.Crew.

The Italian brand has make-up stations over two floors, where customers can experiment with make-up and create their own distinctive look. As well as make-up, shoppers can learn about their skincare needs and browse innovative products for their personal skin type.

Last week, Regent Street also welcomed the world’s largest Hackett London store at 193-197 Regent Street, as well as Aquascutum’s brand new store. Hackett’s three-storey flagship is home to an in-house tailor for Hackett’s extensive bespoke tailoring range, as well as casualwear, formalwear, kidswear and the Hackett Mayfair collections. Divided over two storeys, Aquascutum’s new store on Great Marlborough Street offers luxury tailoring and outerwear for men, womenswear collections, as well as Junior, Aquascutum’s latest range for children, aged four to ten years.

Other new international flagship shops recently opened on Regent Street include American favourite J.Crewwith their first UK store. Divided into menswear and womenswear collections this is the brand’s first store outside of North America. The 17,000 sq ft space joins the great offer of American brands such as Anthropologie, Michael Kors, Hollister and Brooks Brothers.

In June 2014, Watches of Switzerland will open the UK's largest standalone flagship watch store on Regent Street. The 17,000 sq ft, three-storey luxury watch emporium will contain a range of prestigious Swiss watch brands and will combine the personal touch of a boutique with the benefits of a luxury department store. Also to launch in 2014 is Psycle, a unique new fitness concept opening in February on Mortimer Street. Psycle’s indoor cycling classes offer a total body workout on a bike to music.

Regent Street has also recently welcomed Longchamp, the luxury French fashion House from Paris, who opened a boutique in early September. Longchamp specialises in luxury travel goods. It was founded 1948 and is still owned and managed by the Cassegrain family.

Regent Street, located in the heart of London’s West End, continues to build on its reputation as one of the ultimate shopping and lifestyle destinations in the world, with many global fashion brands flocking to this famous shopping thoroughfare.

Sale at kiko regent street

The new Kiko flagship coming to Regent Street is getting a lot of love at the moment. A - new to the UK- though you can currently find them in Westfield - make up and beauty brand from Milan, Kiko offers exciting make up at affordable prices and with a make up look and collection veering on the Illamasqua and a bit cheeper, what's not to love?

What's even more exciting is that if you are new to the Kiko brand, you're learning about it just at the right time as they have an amazing sale on with prices to rival some of Boots!

KIKO MAKE UP MILANO was established and founded in 1997 by the Percassi Group. Although great value it is a professional cosmetics brand and as well as well as makeup includes face and body treatments within it's offering.

Don't get overwhelmed as Kiko has bout a thousand different items in it's range with 50 further products added each month. With recommendations coming in from both models and make up artists as well as the vote of the feet on the street this is a flagship on Regent Street that should have no trouble living up to the Streets reputation.

Coming to Regent Street Soon - currently  At - Unit 2108, Ariel Way , W12 7GF