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Blush Loves… Paris

I stepped off the metro, on the first Thursday in February to the smell of croissant. I followed my offline Citymapper to my hotel a four minute walk away, undoubtedly looking like the tourist I so clearly was- dressed in a giant hat, wide legged trousers, a blazer, and once-upon-a-time white Reeboks, peeking out at […]

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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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Get the Look – Ballerina Style

What woman hasn’t felt the pull of ballet at some stage in her life? The music, the stage, the exquisite combination of femininity and strength; all pulled together with pretty French names, blush pinks and feathery layers of tulle. I first watched Swan Lake on Easter Sunday when I was five or six. High on […]

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Get the Look – Victoriana

White lace and layers of chiffon are nothing new for spring/summer, but this season designers went full throttle, showcasing an array of diaphanous gowns and Victorian inspired sleeves. Whether you’ll be teaming strict starchy whites with high waisted denim, or going all out in ankle grazing white Mille feuille, Blush writer Josie Johnson, shows you […]

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The Top 5 Make-up Bag Must-Haves

With new beauty launches every day, it’s often impossible to know which products you can rely on and which will last the test of time. My friends always ask me what my all-time favourite products are and in the 10 years I’ve been messing about with make-up, I’ve definitely tried my fair share. Even though this […]

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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 – 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… Spring nails from Chanel

  Around about early Feb, my mind begins to wander towards Spring and Summer planning. Perhaps it’s the sight of sunshine in spite of the icy wind, or perhaps post Christmas it’s the next best thing to look forward to. Whatever it may be, there’s no better way to subtly pledge your allegiance to the […]

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Get the Look – Daisy Lowe & Erin O’Connor make a statement

There’s something about these two that instantly makes me want go out and buy leopard print and red lipstick. Daisy Lowe and Erin O’ Connor, who attended the My Theresea x JJ Martin party in Paris, did us Brits proud in their opposing but equally awesome looks. Daisy offset her leopard two-piece with barely there foundation, […]

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Get the Look- Cara’s Bronze Eyes

You’ve probably already seen Cara’s latest campaign for Tom Ford’s Black Orchid. Whilst boys the world over are no doubt oogling her side boob, we’ve only got eyes for, Cara’s eyes. The young supermodel demonstrates the perfect party eyes, and brows and lips in the fragrance campaign. Whilst we love a blacked out smokey eye, […]

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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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Sunday Selection – Chanel Ombre Essentielle in Admiration

We did say the 80s were back and it seems Chanel agree. Pay homage to the era of plenty, with Chanel‘s buttercup yellow eyeshadow in Admiration. For full impact wet the brush and build up, or if you’re feeling an ethereal nymph vibe use dry for a powdery finish. Enriched with Vitamins C, E and […]

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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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Blush loves – The 80s

This summer, on his annual trip from HK to London, my dad tried to convince me that the eighties were making a comeback.  As we cruised down the motorway blaring his favourite 80s jams, and his compilation CD (how very retro!) played on, I had to admit (to myself, because it’s never wise to admit […]

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Blush Loves… Politics in Fashion

  If you’ve been watching the SS15 Fashion Week shows you’ll have no doubt noticed a wind of change. Chanel had their models marching with femi placards for their final walk and at Marc by Marc Jacobs, Katie and Luella sent out T-shirts calling for a New World System. Just the other week, Cara Delevingne […]

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Blush loves…lipstick

Summer calls for sunnies, so there’s little point spending hours perfecting your cat eye. A great lipstick is as transformative as it is strangely uplifting and the only thing anyone will see so you may as well pick a goody. My go to brands are Topshop (because they’re a bargain), Tom Ford (because they’re really […]

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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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Campaign Trailing – Berry Lips are Back for Givenchy Fall 2014

Berry lips have been off the radar for a while now, but for some reason last weekend- out of nowhere, I whipped out my Chanel, Rouge Coco Shine No.92. It was a sultry saturday evening, my eyes were a Nars shade of copper bronze, I’d caught the sun and it just seemed fitting. After a […]

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Blush’s Top 10 Summer Beauty Buys.

We promised her and here she is, the fabulous Arina H is here to get you prepped for Summer. With June just around the corner it’s high time we put aside all the products we were using during the winter. Blush picks ten beauty must-haves that will help you get prepared for the looming heat wave. […]

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Blush’s Top 3…Red Lipsticks

Classic and elegant, whilst being unsurpassably sexy, red lipstick is a classic that will never go out of style. Finding the perfect red is always tricky, so Blush sent Gosia out in search of the reds you can rely on.Chanel – Rouge Allure Lipstick in Coromandel If you are after the timeless Chanel appeal,  Chanel’s […]

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Blush loves…Chanel Stylo Yeux – Inspired by Marc Jacobs SS14

There are few products that make me instantly gush but one sweep of Chanel‘s Stylo Yeux eyeliners for Spring/Summer, has transformed my summer.    Blue eyes are set to be huge this season and there are two distinctive camps, lids vs. the waterline.  At Marc by Marc Jacobs, lids were swept in punchy cobalt and given a sweep […]

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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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