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Get the Look – Rihanna’s Dark Red Lipstick

Rihanna stunned last week, top to toe in Altuzurra SS15 pink gingham, but it was her uber dark red lips that caught our attention. I’ve been raving about berry lips since I got my hands on Topshop’s Beguiled years ago and it seems that every winter without fail we fall for the mysterious hue. Perhaps […]

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What to pack for a weekend away.

So, you’ve organised yourself a cheeky weekend away somewhere fancy and are looking forward to totally relaxing, turning on the ‘Out of Office’ email bounce-back and hitting the spa. That is, until the dreaded Product Panic sets it. What will you take? How will you fit it all in to your dinky weekend bag? Will […]

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Blush Asks…Make-up Artist Louise Goodson

In less than a fortnight Blush is going on the road to Isle of Wight Festival. In preparation we met up with some very cool make-up artists, but the one we loved the most was Louise Goodson. Not only is Louise super talented but she’s also a DJ and will be contributing to Blush. In anticipation […]

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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: Mulberry SS14

  Editing my make-up bag so that it fits into a clutch, whilst ensuring its contents help me seamlessly transform from day to evening, is always a challenge.  To aid this decision-making I’ve taken inspiration from Mulberry’s SS14 look. In just a few simple steps and with the help of a few key products my fresh […]

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Get the look: Bronze Eyes

  The Inspiration      [Clockwise from top: Stella McCartney SS14, Gucci, Jason Wu & Tom Ford AW13-14] Bronze eyes are a look for this season and beyond. They are the perfect neutral shade for darker skin tones and add luminescence to sunkissed skin. Bronze eyes are also the perfect day-to-night accessory, easily dressed up […]

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Get in the mood for pink. Part 1 – Nars Final Cut

Red is the colour of seduction, passion, a fiery temperament. White is the symbol of innocence, youth and a vision of broderie anglaise. Right at their centre  is pink, striking the perfect balance between both. A mixture of fragility and strength, innocence and awareness. When mixed with black pink is enigmatic, dynamic and strong. It […]

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Get your shine on – Tis the season for sparkly nails.

There’s nothing like sparkly nails to lift your mood, and since the festive season is fully upon us, there’s no better time to dabble in a bit of glitz. Whether you’re in favour of trashy golds, childish glitter, or modern metallics in mixed hues, everyone from Nars to Revlon have offered up options.  So whether […]

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Blush loves…Christmas Gift Sets and Palettes

    Christmas is fast approaching so its time to get shopping. There is at least one person on everybody’s Christmas list who they know vaguely well that will nevertheless require a gift. This is where gift sets come in.  Also perfect for the indecisive person who wants it all, gift sets give you a […]

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Look of the day – Joan Smalls at the VMAs – Berry lips are back, Get the look

Puerto Rican Supermodel Joan Smalls, stole the show at the VMAs (well that is until Miley Cyrus attempted to pull a Rih Rih/old school Britney with Robin Thicke). As we’ve been inundated with celebrity holiday pics, it was nice to see someone ready for winter, and Joan made the case for Autumn/Winter make-up an easy […]

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Blush’s Favourite Bronzers

Whether you’re fair, olive or dark-skinned, you can never do without a bit of bronzer. Although this season and next, are all about a more pared-back look, bronzer is the key to adding dimension to the face- whether you’re creating contours or highlighting. I first discovered bronzer at 18, around the age I fell in […]

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Loving… Lilac Nails

The sun may have gone into hiding temporarily but I remain resolved that summer has begun.    Over the next few weeks, Blush will be getting you ready for summer, whether testing spa-spun body scrubs and urban-friendly oils, or recommending the best places to get a mani-pedi or wax, no stone shall be left unturned; […]

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Bare Skin Beauty Inspiration

\ I-D Magazine proved that bare skin is all you need this spring, when experimenting with colour. Take inspiration from the fashion world’s newest faces, showing off this season’s love for wet hair, oil-slick eyes, punchy lips and orange nails, whatever you’re in the mood for, a little pop of colour goes a long way. […]

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Pink Matter- Valentine’s day inspiration

Valentine’s Day is among us once again and whether you’re planning a night of seduction, mutual adulation with girlfriends or you’re committed to the couch, there will be no escaping tomorrow’s gushiness. Red lipstick is the obvious choice, but the case for pink has been gathering pace, and is a sagacious nod to the day. […]

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Andy Warhol x Nars – Most Wanted

Andy Warhol once famously remarked: “If everybody’s not a beauty, then nobody is”.  So it was surely no surprise when the Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts announced their first ever cosmetics collaboration with Francois Nars. Following fast on the footsteps of  their recent collaboration with Thakoon, Nars Creative Director and founder, Francois Nars, took […]

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Primers: the secret to perfect skin.

To those who use big brand products, the wonders of a good primer is no secret, yet it is only now that High-St brands have got in the game. Next season is all about perfect skin, a necessity to offset heavily-kholed eyes or precise red lips.  Apart from the obvious cleanse, tone and moisturise routine, […]

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Primers: the secret to perfect skin.

To those who use big brand products, the wonders of a good primer is no secret, yet it is only now that High-St brands have got in the game. Next season is all about perfect skin, a necessity to offset heavily-kholed eyes or precise red lips.  Apart from the obvious cleanse, tone and moisturise routine, […]

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