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Get the Look – Smouldering Eyes at Versace

When it comes to sex, nobody sells it better than Versace. It’s full throttle and unabashed and that’s why we love it. For their Couture collection, that showed in Paris this week,  the Versace Atelier held no punches, with supermodels Joan Smalls, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Lara Stone and Adriana Lima walking alongside new heavyweights Gigi Hadid, Lineisy […]

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Get the #Gold001 Look – Inspired by Pat McGrath

The fashion and beauty obsessives among you will no doubt have heard of legendary make-up artist Pat McGrath. The make-up maestro who’s been behind the scenes at the likes of Louis Vuitton, Prada and Dolce & Gabbana for over a decade, is finally following in the footsteps of her contemporaries Francois Nars and Charlotte Tilbury […]

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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 – 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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Blush Asks…Hannah Newman

She’s a super stylist championing all that is whimsical and her recent work is currently being exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery, featuring yours truly. We pinned down the always on-point Hannah Newman to chat blue eyeliner and the best blusher for pale complexions. Name Hannah Newman Occupation Menswear Stylist Where do you buy your […]

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Blush loves…ASOS

At Blush we celebrate the best beauty in fashion told from the London perspective, so it was little surprise when the retail giant that is ASOS, asked us to create an edit of our favourite pieces that best reflect London style now. London is all about mixing the high and low, the chic and shabby. We’re pretty […]

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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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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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Get the look – Margot Tennenbaum

Gwyneth Paltrow is famous for many things: Sliding doors (classic), that oscars speech (hilarious), Goop (admirable but depressing) and the much mocked ‘conscious uncoupling’ statement (embarrassing). But what I know and will always love her for is Margot. I watched the Royal Tennenbaums on a flight to visit my family in Hong Kong, upon landing […]

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Making the case for the cat eye – Kendall Jenner

  Kendall Jenner‘s star has long been on the rise and it’s nothing to do with the American model’s famous sisters. Jenner, who had a remarkable debut season, for any model, walked for Marc Jacobs, Giles and Givenchy, many thanks to her family friend Riccardo Tisci and the fact that Love Editor Katie Grand is […]

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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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Santigold for Smashbox

Santigold, the superstar of the underground and Philadelphia’s answer to M.I.A, is a cult icon thanks to her unique style, consistently great music and her down-to-earth personality; She also happens to be a dab hand at collage. A skill she used to create the album-cover worthy compacts in her collection for Smashox.  Smashbox, the cosmetics brand […]

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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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Get the Look – Ibiza Beauty at Topshop Unique SS14

Whether stranded on a desert island or packing for a holiday, one of my must-have products is a black kohl eyeliner. This modest, unassuming pencil, holds the key to so many beautiful, bold looks. The most notorious perhaps is the post-party, morning-after look demonstrated at the Topshop Unique SS14 show.    Inspired by the Ibiza party girl, Topshop‘s offering was a daring -but welcome- contrast from the fresh faced trend […]

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Beauty Backstage – Pigtails and Liner @ Marc by Marc Jacobs – A/W ’14

In a collection centred around revolution, it came as no surprise that Katie Hillier and Luella Bartley’s first show for Marc by Marc Jacobs, would feature heavy eyeliner. Nothing screams rebellion quite like heavily kohl-rimmed eyes. One is instantly transported back to teenage days when panda-eyes prevailed. Though rebellion is not quite revolution, it is […]

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Blush’s Beauty Board – Because sharing’s caring.

 Brows   When the time comes for experimentation, the best source of inspiration is just to have a look at some pretty pictures. These are my favourites.     Glitter Wing   Rambo Bow   Gold Dust Cartoonish glamour Old-school glamour Plait Powder Pink Lips Fringe   Red Starry eyed Waves Bejewelled Wing     […]

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Backstage Beauty – Get the Christmas Look – No.1 – Mega Wings at Anna Sui – NYFW

Christmas party season is finally upon us and whether you’re going for full on sequins, a silk slip or a little leather dress, we all now how important getting your beauty look is. There are an endless choice of beauty looks to opt for- vinyl red lips as seen at Marc Jacobs, stained berry- seen […]

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Something for the weekend – Eyeko

The general laws of make-up decree that one should always decide between lips and eyes as the focus.  Although this is a rule I often like to break, there is no denying that a bare face and red lip, or dark eye and nude lip combo is more striking.    Eyeko, established in 1999 (vintage for the […]

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In the mood for…Chanel

  As today is International Women’s day, it seemed only fitting to feature Chanel.  Not only is the brand’s namesake, Coco Chanel, credited with freeing us all from our corsets and encouraging us to man up, but their Paris Fashion Week A/W ’13 show was all about world domination and there are few images more empowering than […]

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Lids v Lips-Get the look-Spring/Summer ’13 Couture

Whoever said couture is dead, is mental. Ever since those controversial words were uttered a few years ago, couture has never been more covetable- from Galliano’s flower girls in 2010 to Riccardo Tisci’s model line-ups of Asian Swans and canine-wielding tough girls.   As both Galliano and Tisci have been absent this season, all eyes […]

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Novel lines

Any BLUSH reader knows that eyeliner is going to be major this Autumn, and though at Prada we’ve seen the panda eyes and at Lanvin, the mega wing; There are so many options when it comes to eyeliner and Style.com’s recent beauty shoot is testament to that. These are by far my favourite looks. The ‘floating […]

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Novel lines

Any BLUSH reader knows that eyeliner is going to be major this Autumn, and though at Prada we’ve seen the panda eyes and at Lanvin, the mega wing; There are so many options when it comes to eyeliner and Style.com’s recent beauty shoot is testament to that. These are by far my favourite looks. The ‘floating […]

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Portia Freeman- Look of the day

I remember Portia Freeman, from her days as a subject of BBC’s Class of 2008.  The show chronicled the lives of the then aspiring model along with friends Daisy Lowe and Kesh as they tried to establish themselves in London. Immediately bewitched by Freeman’s corkscrew curls and alabaster skin, I’d often wondered where she had […]

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Looks of the day- Zoe Saldana & Kristen Stewart

Zoe Saldana proved that Calvin Klein models can still do cute, posing at the Teen Choice Awards last night, as she effortlessly took to the pink carpet in a Jonathan Saunders Pre-A/W ’12 crop top and puffball skirt.  Saldana perfectly demonstrates how head-to-toe prints should be worn- with strappy sandals, a smile and quiet confidence; Offsetting her relaxed […]

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Autumn/Winter 2012, Balenciaga, Beyonce, blue eyeshadow, braids, Eyeliner, groomed brows, Jonathan Saunders, Kristen Stewart, Louboutin, neat bun, pink lips, Roberto Cavalli, side parting, smokey eyes, Zoe Saldana

Looks of the day- Zoe Saldana & Kristen Stewart

Zoe Saldana proved that Calvin Klein models can still do cute, posing at the Teen Choice Awards last night, as she effortlessly took to the pink carpet in a Jonathan Saunders Pre-A/W ’12 crop top and puffball skirt.  Saldana perfectly demonstrates how head-to-toe prints should be worn- with strappy sandals, a smile and quiet confidence; Offsetting her relaxed […]

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Trending: The Mega Wing

To celebrate 10 years as Creative Director at Lanvin, Alber Elbaz decided to throw a party, attended by the likes of Jade Jagger and Pharrell Williams. Pat McGrath created a ‘pen and ink’ look on models’ eyelids to compliment, the fantasy and elegance of his embellished and peplumed pieces. The Mega-Wing, as seen backstage, is […]

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Blacktrack, Cleopatra, Eyeliner, fluid eyeliner, Jade Jagger, Jonathan Saunders, Lanvin, Luci Pieroni, MAC, Marios Schwab, Pat McGrathe, Pharrell Williams

Trending: The Mega Wing

To celebrate 10 years as Creative Director at Lanvin, Alber Elbaz decided to throw a party, attended by the likes of Jade Jagger and Pharrell Williams. Pat McGrath created a ‘pen and ink’ look on models’ eyelids to compliment, the fantasy and elegance of his embellished and peplumed pieces. The Mega-Wing, as seen backstage, is […]

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