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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 – French Girl Style

Is there anything more perennially chic than French women? With their effortlessly tousled hair, poreless skin and minimalist style aesthetic, the French dominate in nonchalant beauty, saying ‘non’ to trends and ‘Don’t look at me’ to passers-by. French style is all about attitude, and with beauties like Lea Seydoux and Marine Vacth making a style […]

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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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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… #Fringespo (Bangs are Back for Good, or at least until mine grow out!)

Sitting at home this Christmas, I found myself flicking through old Vogue magazines in the TV’s absence. Whilst I adore print and promised myself I’d never be lured in by the bright backlights of a tablet; every month I watch myself open the rather undesirable, but always enticing grey mail bag my monthly Vogue comes […]

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Berry Lips are Back – Get the Look

Unlike florals in Spring, berry lips in autumn never go out of style- thank god, because pink looks horrendous on me. This season creamy mattes and soft sheens take centre stage. if you’re in need of some inspiration, look to queen of the Bordeaux lip Joan Smalls. The supermodel has become so well known for […]

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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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Get the Look – Summer Blue Eyes

The idea of wearing bright blue eye shadow can be a pretty harrowing one. Unlike the wrong lipstick shade, eye make-up is pretty difficult to wipe off; once you’ve committed that’s it, there’s no going back unless you want to start all over again. So when I was sent the new Chanel eyeshadow in bright metallic […]

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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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Get the Look – Rihanna Does Pretty at The Grammys

Rihanna stunned on the red carpet at last week’s Grammys and it wasn’t just due to her vintage rose giambattista valli couture gown. The Bajan superstar has been killing it recently with her creative looks: the Da Brat style braids and brown beige lipstick for the I-D cover and the swept back hair and metallic […]

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Get the look – Bare Beauty in Black

There’s nothing easier than black. Its elegant,it’s edgy, its prim. Its whatever you dress it up to be and that’s the beauty of it. Dressing it down with a fresh face couldn’t be chicher right now, as demonstrated by the always well turned out Julia Restoin-Roitfeld, Leigh Lezark and Poppy Delvingne who all rocked up […]

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Blush’s Favourite Fashion & Beauty Looks from 2014

2014 has been a crazy year. In the beauty world we got to grips with make-up again after seasons of fuss free hair and make-up barely there. This year was all about the bronze eye, teenage kohl and layering up on lashes. On the streets seemingly every star was spotted in their monogrammed Burberry blanket […]

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Get the Look – Grace Hartzel’s New School Glamour

I’ve been a huge Grace Hartzel fan since those first YSL ads; the fringe, the fur, the pout, she was the perfect poster child for Hedi Slimane‘s Rock and Roll revolution, at the helm of the huge Paris House that is Yves Saint Laurent. Keeping in line with the French vibe I’m currently mentally channeling, […]

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The Blush Board – Lily Aldridge 70s Glam

This Monday Blush loves Lily Aldridge photographed by Ezra Petronio for Love Magazine. Lily’s look is pure Seventies, giving an always welcome refresh on the notorious Studio 54 aesthetic. The bronze eyeshadow, false lashes and kohl liner, paired with Botticelli curls is the perfect way to channel this season’s love for my favourite era. Jamila […]

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