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Slapp Chat

So as you may have heard, I have just launched my app Slapp. It’s been out for a week and I’ve had such a great response so far. Slapp is a foundation matching app that matches you to the foundation shades and products that are right for your skin tone. As well as being a […]

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Blush Tests: Red Glitter Lips @ Atelier Versace

The Autumn/Winter Atelier Versace show was an absolute beauty treat. Blessed by the magic of Pat McGrath, models came down the runway with an array of looks: dark blackberry lips, graphic blue eyes, or metallic finished skin. It was hard to choose a favourite but, magpie that I am, it was inevitably the glitter lip […]

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Blush Tests: Glitter @ Burberry AW16

I’ll be honest: working with glitter fills me with dread. The shimmery forays of 11-year-old me come rushing back to mind whenever I see a twinkling eyeliner or lip. The sparkle reminds me too much of Claire’s Accessories, candy necklaces and scented gel pens for me to take it seriously. But when I saw Edie […]

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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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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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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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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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Get the Look – Natural Beauty meets the Power Pout

So far for Spring Summer 15, there’s been a lot to love. Christopher Kane’s bare faced beauty and Givenchy’s mega wing are both ideal for the day, with the Balmain slick-back and Tom Ford’s sexpot bringing the glamour for the night. As it’s only June, I think it may be a little premature for beachy waves and sun-kissed skin; we’re kind of in […]

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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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Blush Loves – Holiday Hairstyles

It’s holiday season. Which means Balls, dinners, work parties and New Year, all requiring you to elevate your beauty look from the standard low ponytail/bobble hat vibe you’ve adopted since the weather became too ridiculous to give a damn. We’ve hunted down our favourite (achievable) hair looks from our favourite girls to hopefully inspire this […]

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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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#bbloggers, backstage, backstage beauty, backstage photos, beauty, beauty backstage, beauty blog, beauty looks, beauty news, beauty trends, big brows, Blush loves, brows, bushy brows, Christopher Kane, lfw, London, london fashion week, no make-up

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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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 – 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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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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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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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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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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Backstage Beauty – Spidery lashes at Prada

 The Prada show is alway met with great anticipation. Mainly because Miuccia Prada always sets the tone for the season and the mood for the year to come. For Autumn/Winter 2014-15 Prada paired oversized wool blazers and colourful shearlings with lucid linings, with prim centre-parted buns and spidery lashes. It’s been a while since lashes have […]

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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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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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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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Still Feeling Blue – Beauty Backstage – Marc by Marc Jacobs

Blue eyes show no sign of abating, or indeed waning, in the affections of Creative Directors across the globe.  Blue eyes seem to be the new dark lip, in their perpetual presence on the runways; slowly becoming  staple.  Initiated by Stella McCartney with her blue mascara of SS13, the look has continually been developed, with […]

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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 Chloe

  The heat has finally abated, allowing us to enjoy the sun without fear of any make-up we do have on, heading south.   So now it actually stands a chance, where does one start?   Whenever I’m in doubt I go gallic, and in regard to this season, I’ve turned to Chloe.    Chloe […]

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Next season now- Dior A/W13

Next season at Dior will be a futuristic affair.  Whilst Raf Simons prepared to present a more fantastical and surrealist collection, set against a backdrop of fluffy clouds and giant silver balls. Pat McGrath was backstage creating the perfect look to offset Raf’s cable-knit dogtooth separates. The easily achievable look of silver linings and fuchsia […]

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Beauty Backstage- Dolce & Gabbana A/W ’13

In the world of fashion, the Dolce & Gabbana show was a lifetime ago, but in reality, it is a forward flash of the look we’ll be coveting and channelling next Autumn.  As the industry continue to propose who we’ll be next year, this time in Paris, it seems in no way retrogressive to reconsider […]

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Beauty Backstage- The Best of SS13

 Every season make-up artists Val Garland, Charlotte Tilbury and Pat McGrath, bring designers’ visions of the season to life. Every city has their look: Paris is generally effortless- dewy skin and slicked-back hair, Milan is master of the blow-dry, Londoners go crazy for colour & the New Yorkers like a sleek blow-dry and undetectable make-up. […]

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Backstage Beauty- Giles London Fashion Week

Giles made a triumphant return to London this season. In a show inspired by shattered glass, Giles advanced his fairy-tale aesthetic in the form of laser-cut dresses, and clusters of crystals giving the illusion of a fractured pane. Heavy-hitters Doutzen Kroes, Ginta Lapina and our own Cara Delevingne, modelled Giles’ beauty look backstage. In what […]

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