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Introducing… Lipstick Queen – Girls Will Be Boys

Ah, makeup. We all want to wear it, yet we all somehow want to look like we aren’t wearing it. It’s a paradox of the first degree, and possibly rooted in problematic virgin-whore dichotomies and our old fave, unrealistic beauty standards. Essays could be written on the topic. But that’s not what I’m doing today. […]

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Introducing… Rodin Lipsticks

If you’re a fan of Cool Girls (and let’s face it, who isn’t?) you may be familiar with the original and best, iconic stylist Linda Rodin. Even by looking at her you can tell she’s cool – white hair, oversized glasses, clean skin and neon lipstick is her uniform. Plus, she never got married because […]

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Introducing… Dior’s Lip Glow

In a world of Instagram lip art, glitter, and ombré, there’s something to be said for a low maintenance lip look. And while I’m a huge fan of a clear gloss or (gasp) just leaving them bare, sometimes there’s a need for a little something more. Something which looks like, your lips but better. Enter, […]

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Get the Look – Glitter Lips

The trend started by Pat McGrath has been gathering pace as party season approaches. I missed out on McGrath’s kit, so I was very excited to try affordable alternative, Glitter Lips. Created by Beauty Boulevard of Dragon’s Den fame, Glitter Lips makes adopting the trend super easy. The Inspiration: The kits come with a lip […]

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Blush Board: Party Time

It’s been a while since I’ve put together a Blush Board, so I thought I’d put all of my pinning to good use for a party-centric piece. There’s lots more to come on Slappshop.com, but in the meantime, here’s a little inspiration to keep you going!

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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.. Miu Miu’s Ombre Lips

Ombre lips: old news, sort of. They’ve been in every runway roundup for many moons, and in the age old way have trickled down onto the high street. Nyx and Topshop have specific kits for achieving a two toned lip. But they are typically two very similar shades: a lighter and a darker. Twice as interesting […]

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Get the Look – Nude Lips for Dark Skin

  Finding anything ‘nude’ coloured when you’re darker of skin can be a huge challenge. At my school, we were supposed to wear skin coloured tights; a requirement that lead to me either wearing orangey fake tan nylons or stockings that made me look as though I’d been dipped in sickly beige paint. When it […]

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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 – SS16 Festival-Ready Hair Accessories

The flower crown is officially dead. Let’s be honest, it’s been done to death. The only way to get away with it now, is with natural flowers and single buds placed insouciantly just so. With the start of Coachella last weekend, (which is back again this weekend for round 2,) festival season is officially upon us. […]

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Introducing… Babylips Lip Gloss

Introducing is back, due to insanely popular demand. Taking the reigns is the lovely Annie, introducing cult favourite, Baby Lips. – In spite of having one of the creepiest names on the market, I have always held a strong affection for the Maybelline Baby Lips franchise. The products really symbolise the light-hearted fun of makeup, and […]

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Get the Look – Glossy Red Lips

I feel like my love for berry lips has been well-documented; and whilst I love the cool nonchalance of a matte nearly-black berry lip, a little high voltage glamour never hurt. I’ve been hitting Pintrest hard recently, and it’s such a great resource if you’re in a make-up rut. I’m always inspired by the revelry of […]

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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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