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Blush Tests – Dior’s Dark Lip

Hey guys, did you hear that in Autumn it’s a really cool and interesting idea to wear a dark lip? You heard it here first, OK? OK, I know, this is a boring idea and not exactly groundbreaking beauty journalism, but the Dior runway look made me feel excited about a dark lip for Fall, […]

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Blush Tests… Tropical Makeup @ Alexis Mabillle SS16

Ugh, September. Why did Earth Wind and Fire decide that this was the month to celebrate? It’s a month which somehow seems like a purgatory before the hell that is winter. For those of you still grasping on to the last dregs of summer, here is a makeup look for pretending you’re on holiday and […]

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Blush Tests… Gold Lips @ Prada

At Blush we often look to the catwalk for inspiration, but what with the no make-up make-up and berry lips we’ve seen for Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter, things have been getting a little samey of late. So I asked Blush contributor Annie, to road test  this season’s most radical look and brave Prada’s gold […]

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Get the Look – SS16 Festival-Ready Hair Accessories

The flower crown is officially dead. Let’s be honest, it’s been done to death. The only way to get away with it now, is with natural flowers and single buds placed insouciantly just so. With the start of Coachella last weekend, (which is back again this weekend for round 2,) festival season is officially upon us. […]

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Blush’s Top 5 Beauty Looks @ London Fashion Week – AW16

London Fashion Week seems to have finished as quickly as it started and whilst there was lots of front row action going on: like Marc Jacobs flying in to see his protegé A.V Robertson and new kids on the scene Anais Gallagher and Lottie Moss carrying on what their fam started; this season backstage seemed to […]

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Get the Look – Rihanna’s Fenty x Puma Show #NYFW Beauty

A celebration of diversity and the beauty of individuality, Rihanna’s Fenty x Puma show was a welcome surprise. Rih’s Fenty show of super soft oversized hoodies and racy lace-up cut-outs were perfectly paired with pared back skin, swept back hair doused in white powder and Rihanna’s signature black lip; the ultimate antidote to ghostly white lashes.  Set […]

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Backstage with M.A.C @ NYFW AW16 – The Best Beauty Looks

New York Fashion Week is in full swing and the beauty looks are as bold as ever. Backstage, make-up artists Diane Kendal, Gucci Westman, Kabuki and Sil Bruinsma, worked their magic with M.A.C‘s Studio Conceal and Correct Palette and Kohl Power Eye Pencil in Feline, to create doubled-up graphic eyeliner flicks and a still-seasonally-appropriate berry lip and kohl […]

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Blush Loves: Skinny Scarves, Hair Ties and Chokers

My favourite season is upon us and I have to say I’m rather happy to see my 15 deniers again. Autumn/Winter, for me is the time you can have the most fun with your style. My Autumn style tends to be a twist on old classics. Silk blouses, skinny jeans and fur coats never fail […]

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The Top 8 AW15 Beauty Trends

There’s nothing like a beauty roundup, to get you ready for the season ahead. Unlike seasons before, Autumn/Winter ’15 was neither minimal nor extreme, but somewhere safely in between. As always kohl liner featured heavily, as did fashion’s penchant for purity – with perfectly prepped faces and groomed and full brows, taking centre stage once […]

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Get the Look – The High Pony – inspired by Prada AW15

Weddings, festivals, raves and beach days, summer calls for a host of hairstyles, but there’s one that’s seen a resurgence this season- the humble high pony. A schoolgirl favourite, the high ponytail is the perfect low maintenance look. For day or night, nothing is more nonchalant. So versatile is the easy up-do that Lily James […]

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Blush loves… The Balmain sidey

If you’ve ever watched the Kardashians– and let’s face it, if you read Blush- you probably have, you’ll have also marvelled at the power of a parting. Whenever Kim, Khloe or Kourtney take to the camera to have their way too rational revaluation of whatever drama they’ve overcome that episode, you will often have gasped […]

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Get the Look – Tom Ford’s SS15 Sexpot

As my rather ‘proper’ retro bob begins its journey into a lob, I’ve been looking for a look to sex things up. It doesn’t get much sexier than Tom Ford’s SS15 woman, with her sequin nipple tasseled dress, shaggy hair and morning after makeup. Ford is always a safe bet when in search of something […]

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Get the Look- Dior’s Futuristic Doll Eyes

See in the new year with Peter Phillips’ new look for Dior pre-fall 15. Models took to the runway in  coats constructed in exaggerated ideals, ankle skimming fur gilets worn atop long-sleeved sequinned and sparkly polo necks.  Though the elements remained the same – sheer sheath dresses,  knee high leather boots and quirky ski knits, […]

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Get the Look – Slicked-back Hair at Balmain

It’s Friday and you’ve got approximately twenty minutes to transform from exhausted desktop affixee, to decent looking member of society. Being eyed up in a bar when you have the morning’s make-up smeared somewhere along your temples, is never a nice feeling, so we’ve taken inspiration from the SS15 show of the new Tom Ford, […]

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Get the Look – Retro Modern

Perhaps I’m being inspired by my new sixties bob, or the AW14 shows of Paris, Milan and London have sub-consciously infiltrated my brain, but either way, I’m feeling very retro. And it seems its not just me. The High-St is playing host to more polo necks than I’ve ever seen; and what better to pair […]

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Get the Look – Anna Ewers’ Eyeliner

Anna Ewers oozed Bridgette Bardot cool backstage at the Sonia Rykiel SS15 show. The soon to be super’s look is easily achievable with tied back bed hair and lashings of kohl liner. The best I’ve tried in a while is HD Brows Kajal liner in Intense Black. The retractable kohl liner makes a welcome change from […]

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Get the Look- How to apply False Lashes

Perhaps a little damaged by their ubiquity on every red carpet and, well everyone in possession of nude platform heels and a bodycon dress, false lashes took a backseat in our affections for a little while; quietly making way for minimal make-up. Thanks to the retro resurgence they are back with a vengeance. Seen on […]

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8 Easy Autumn/Winter Beauty Trends

Fashion month is coming to an end and whilst all the editors and digital viewers are getting to grips with what’s in store for next summer, I thought it was best to get you prepped for the coming season, Autumn/Winter. The catwalks showed an abundance of outlandish looks: cornrow crowns and feathered brows at Alexander McQueen […]

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Backstage Beauty – Christopher Kane SS15

Monday at LFW is classically the day for the big dogs to show. Burberry wowed with painterly trenches, the fantastic James Bay and Kate and Cara on the front row, whilst Tom Ford gave a sexed up rock chic to challenge Hedi Slimane’s supremacy as the King of rock & roll. But as always, for […]

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Beauty Backstage – Chanel Couture AW15

Karl Lagerfeld has made us want trainers and backpacks and now he’s making us want Mohawks. For yesterday’s Chanel Couture show, Karl Lagerfeld and hairstylist Sam McKnight refashioned the hair of fashion’s top girls into 80s boyband stars, with slicked back sides and mega quiffs. Models Sam Rollinson, Ming Xi, Kendall Jenner and Malaika Firth […]

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All hail the Mega Wing @ Givenchy Men’s SS15

In a recent post Blush heralded the return of berry lips, as seen in the new AW14 Givenchy Campaign and it seems the man behind the brand, Riccardo Tisci, has signalled the return of another forgotten favourite, the mega wing. After seasons of minimal make up and nude lips, it was nice to see that […]

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Get the Look: White Liner at Kenzo & J. JS Lee

The SS14 catwalk offered up two differing, but equally striking, ways to wear white eyeliner. Kenzo’s  bold wave of white across the eyelid, was in-keeping with the oceanic graphics of the collection. Also drawing inspiration from the aquatic, for her London Aquarium-inspired show, J. JS Lee opted for a softer take, with a sweep of white kohl […]

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Get the Look: Chloe SS14

The SS14 Chloe girl was sophisticated and effortlessly understated; an aesthetic intrinsic to this French fashion house. Echoing the feminine clothes, both make-up and hair had a light and transparent quality, where attention to detail and subtlety were key. A Chloe look always starts with natural and glowing skin. After moisturising, apply Benefit ‘That Gal’ […]

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Get the Look – David Koma SS14

  Blue was out in full force on the SS14 catwalks. David Koma offered an interesting alternative to the standard sweep of colour with a cat-eye. A modern take on the classic, this look is really worth experimenting with, and -unlike green lipstick- won’t make you look too freaky. For this look keep the base quite natural as […]

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Backstage Beauty – AW14 Beauty Trends to Wear Now and All Summer Long

Spring is intermittently in the air and though we are all looking forward to the blue eyeshadow and orange lips designers have decreed for Spring/Summer, it’s very hard to forget all of the gorgeous looks from the season we’ve just seen, Autumn/Winter.  I’ve had a browse around and it seems that A/W14 was thankfully very […]

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Milan Fashion Week brings back Mascara – Backstage Beauty #MFW

Mascara is back!  Whether it was clumped at Prada or enhanced by extensions at Versace and Dolce & Gabbana. The revival of the lash marks a return to unashamed glamour, by the masters of glamour, the Italians.  [Dolce & Gabbana] At Prada, things were a little more restrained, but at Versace  bias cut dresses were just the […]

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Beauty Backstage – Rock & Roll Eyes – Versace SS14 & The Best Black Eyeliners

Donatella Versace (as she herself noted) has been the subject of many a smash hit in recent months, what with Drake and Gaga both dedicating songs to her. This new found status as a musical muse, got Donatella feeling all Rock & Roll (and as Kanye recently noted in his Zane Lowe interview- rap stars […]

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Beauty Backstage – Giles solves your winter hair woes with the plait

British weather can tend to be a bit of a bugger. You spend ages tending to your locks, only to be greeted by a gust of wind as soon as you leave the house.  Wherever you live you are always likely to face weather-induced woes, such as: shrinkage with humidity, hair drying-out in the sun […]

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Backstage Beauty – Bright Eyes

It’s the weekend woo hoo!! The weather’s fine(ish) and there’s still Carnival/Bank Holiday Weekend to look forward to. The A-levels are over and done with and those going back to school still have at least three weekends left.  Whether you’re dodging the rain at home, or basking in the sun away, make the most of […]

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Backstage Beauty – Blush loves Burberry Spring/Summer ’13

Christopher Bailey, understands British weather so consequently understands rain. This may have something to do with the fact that Burberry, was the only show who’s Spring/Summer collection was an ode to the unruly weather.    Although it’s not quite raining today, the weather has taken a slight dive, after the soaring heights that were reached […]

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