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  • Back to Base

    Back to Base

    It's autumn, our summer tans have faded and it's tights time. It's also the season for foundation, especially as once summer skin begins to retreat back to its wintry hue, all sorts of cover-up requirements emerge - spots of pigmentation that weren't visible before, redness, broken veins, and dullness that looks worse under a cloudy sky. Cue foundation - or base, as it seems to be called these days - the one-stop-shop to cheat natural-looking, radiant skin.


  • One Woman 100 Faces

    One Woman 100 Faces

    Behind the faces of some of the world's most famous names - Beyoncé, Madonna, Kate Moss, Elizabeth Taylor, Janet Jackson - is make-up artist Francesca Tolot who truly understands the transformative power of make-up.

    As an industry legend - she's been working since the early 80s - her latest oeuvre is a book, One Woman 100 Faces featuring model Mitzi Martin for whom Tolot has created the one hundred transformations that are featured. There's also a foreword from Beyoncé (the pair have worked together since Tolot did the Crazy in Love video) naming Tolot as 'the most extraordinary make-up artist of our time' and certainly, as a piece of work, it's a tour de force.


  • Emma Pickles Halloween

    Emma Pickles Halloween

    Emma Pickles, will you be our best friend, please? We love your videos, especially the Pop Art face, inspired by Roy Lichtenstein, complete with red Benday dot complexion - spots never looked so good! We are also trying out your Edward Scissorhands look for Halloween and wish that we were half as talented as you are.    
  • Hair Art in Paris

    Hair Art in Paris

    On a quick trip to Paris last week I came across a wonderful hair salon in the Marais called Studio Marisol. This gallery-meets-salon has shop windows showcasing the creative talent of owner Marisol Suarez, ex artistic director of Toni & Guy who used to assist leading session stylists Peter Gray and Alain Pichon. Marisol is known for her creative approach to hair and, judging by the salon, her wild styled wigs.


  • Talking Relationships

    Talking Relationships

    I sometimes get asked to speak about the beauty industry or my career in journalism and in this case, for Talk PR, an international public relations and marketing agency, about the importance of relationships in business.

    I was in good company, featured along with designer Anya Hindmarch, editor of GQ Dylan Jones, Jane Shepherdson of Whistles and Condé Nast's Nicholas Coleridge, colourist and Wella Global Ambassador Josh Wood, celebrity photographer Richard Young and celebrity hairdresser Ben Cooke, among others.


  • Sticker Savvy

    Sticker Savvy

    We've gone sticker crazy - along with Into the Gloss whose new beauty range, Glossier, features customisable sticker-loving packaging and this issue of ELLE Collections which comes with a sticker sheet with designer names as food (Michael van der Hamburger, anyone?). However, our stickers aren't the decorative variety - they actually serve a serious beauty purpose, helping to blitz spots, banish under eye bags and smooth out frown lines. {...}

  • An Interview with Ruth Crilly of A Model Recommends for COLAB

    Ruth Crilly, aka A Model Recommends, the beauty blogger with a quarter of a million YouTube followers, has launched her first branded product range. Called COLAB, it's a collection of five clear, dry shampoos named after the fashion cities she’s worked and lived in – London, Tokyo, New York, Rio and Paris. We caught up with her in London’s achingly trendy Ace Hotel and talked, beauty, bad haircuts, cats and COLAB.


  • October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    It's 22 years since Evelyn Lauder launched Estee Lauder Companies Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Awareness (BCA) campaign to educate and help fund medical research into the disease.

    Since them more than $53 million has been raised in 70 countries and the Pink Ribbon campaign is part of an annual global event that sees October dedicated to building awareness about this disease with which 1.6 million women across the world were diagnosed in 2010.


  • Hair by Guido

    Hair by Guido

    There's probably not a single hairstyle in this book Hair by Guido that anyone would want or be able to do for themselves, but nevertheless, that doesn't prevent it from being one of the most arresting compilations of hair imagery since... Guido's last book Heads: Hair by Guido, published in the 90s.

    With photographs by long standing collaborator David Sims and text by's Tim Blanks and The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute curator, Andrew Bolton,  Hair by Guido is a catalogue of 70 of the most interesting and thought-provoking hairstyles you're ever likely to see.


  • 10 Standout Beauty Trends for SS15

    10 Standout Beauty Trends for SS15

    The dust has finally settled on the S/S 15 show season. Out of hundred of shows, here are BeautyMART's 10 standout beauty trends for spring/summer 2015. {...}

  • Horst Photographer of Style at the V&A

    Horst Photographer of Style at the V&A

    When Lipstick Queen Poppy King recently wrote for Vogue about what lipstick means to her, the V&A invited Poppy and a group of similarly-obsessed beauty mavens to a private view of Horst: Photographer of Style.

    A magnificent retrospective dedicated to the work of Horst P Horst, who is one of Vogue's most influential artists, features images and artefacts from the Vogue archive.

    I was lucky enough to be one of the gang, hosted by Poppy and guided around the exhibition by curator Susanna Brown, whose encyclopedic knowledge of the history of photography as well as photographic technique made for an especially informative tour.


  • Nineties Natural

    Nineties Natural

    Remember the Nineties, the era when grunge and 'no make-up' make-up (i.e. a lot of beige coloured make-up) ruled? Well, it's back, albeit in a modern way, via a nude complexion and edgy eye; this is 90s Natural.


  • 10 Pretty Honest Beauty Facts by Sali Hughes

    10 Pretty Honest Beauty Facts by Sali Hughes

    There is one woman out there whose opinion on beauty is worth listening to and she's just published a book on the subject. Pretty Honest by Sali Hughes is refreshingly un-coffee table like, in fact it's unlike most other beauty books that seem to still feel the need to tell us how to apply blusher and show us wonderful images of women whose standard of beauty we'll never achieve and don't particularly want to either.

    And yet it's not negative, or beauty bashing. Instead it's entertaining, witty, supportive when it needs to be and overwhelmingly kind of uplifting in the same way that when a friend's honesty stings a little you realise that ultimately it's in your best interests.


  • Make-up That's Worth Kicking Off About

    Make-up That's Worth Kicking Off About

    Some beauty commercials really strike a chord and this one, for the US colour brand Wet n' Wild, directed by David Lachapelle, addresses make-up's outrageous side. Talk about lipstick wars!
  • BeautyMART & #VFNO

    BeautyMART & #VFNO

    Did you see us at Vogue's Fashion Night Out? The team rocked it at BeautyMART, Topshop applying Glitter Lips all night long (apologies to those of you in the queue that never made it to the front) alongside Sophy Robson who got creative with her Nail-Its press-ons, customising nails for lucky customers. Here are some pictures from the night with me, Millie and the rest of team hard at work giving it some glitter. BTW, who was the purple furry chick? Love those lips!  
  • Vogue's #FNO

    Vogue's #FNO

    If you're in the west end of London tomorrow evening (and, let's face it, every stylish female in London will be) then come and visit Millie, me and the rest of the BeautyMART team in Topshop, Oxford Circus. As part of Vogue Fashion's Night Out celebrations we're hosting an evening of 'fast fashion for your lips and tips' with Sophy Robson Nail-Its and Glitter Lips.


  • The Art of Body Painting

    The Art of Body Painting

    I was invited this weekend to judge The Art of Body Painting competition at Olympia Beauty. Body painting is the use of one or a combination of three techniques: sponging, painting, airbrushing. I usually avoid beauty exhibitions - they're certainly not enough of a draw for me to give up my weekend, but I've always been fascinated by special effects (FX as it's known in the industry) and prosthetics with the enormous amount of work that goes into creating a work of art using the human body as a canvas.



  • Happy Birthday ThandieKay

    Happy Birthday ThandieKay

    Is it really a year since make-up artist Kay Montano and actress Thandie Newton launched For the past 12 months we've followed their make-up tips and tricks, drooled over the most amazing beauty images and - basically - wanted to live their lives. Our latest lust can be seen below, where Kay has used Daniel Sandler's Watercolour Blush in Trip to achieve a beautiful tawny glow on the cheeks. It's so this season, it's so next season - we're wearing it now! We asked Kay to tell us
  • It's Cool to be HOT

    It's Cool to be HOT

    Sweaty-looking skin is the top trend for S/S '15, so it's officially fashionably cool to sweat. But you don't have to wait until next season to get the look. It's available right now if you join the Sweaty Betty #SB30DaySweat Challenge, created exclusively for Sweaty Betty by Hiitgirl, the high intensity workout designed to push you to a new personal best.

    To help you through the challenge we talked to Vogue contributing editor and wellbeing expert Calgary Avansino for her insider tips on how to get the best from the challenge.


  • LFW SS15 Diary Day Five: Fashion Week Feet Up

    LFW SS15 Diary Day Five: Fashion Week Feet Up

    I'm back in the office after a gruelling but exciting fashion week and I just wanted to share the day's shows, from the comfort of my sofa (ok, desk, but at least I'm sitting down).

    To celebrate the last day of the shows the brilliant beauty brand Weleda, who sponsor the Model Zone, a secret location where all the girls get to hang out between shows and enjoy massages, mini facials and a rest away from the lights, cameras and action, are offering one lucky BeautyMART fan the chance to win the same bag of goodies given to models. {...}

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