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Grab your makeup bag, it’s time for date night!
Friday, February 13th, 2015

With the arrival of Valentine’s Day tomorrow, cards are being signed, flowers delivered, chocolate bought and tables for two finally booked. Oh, and how can we forget…outfits and makeup being picked. Whether it’s a fresh romance or the love of your life, there’s no doubt you want to make an impression. Whilst you can’t go wrong with a sultry dark eye and vampy lip, we’re feeling light and airy here at Latest in Beauty, and have put together the perfect look to match with our His & Hers Beauty Box to accentuate your natural beauty…

date night

It’s All In The Eyes – A girl’s most flirtatious asset is her eyes, so you want to keep them simple and bright over that candle lit dinner (a girl can dream, no?).  Wild About Beauty’s Powder Eyeshadows come in beautiful neutral shades which come in handy to add a little colour boost whilst still letting your eyes shine through. Try a toned down version of this smokey eye look. Finish off with a shot of volume to create dreamy, fluttery lashes using the Bourjois Volume 1 Seconde Mascara.

The Flush Of Love – If you don’t have naturally rosy cheeks, fake it! MeMeMe Cherub’s Blush Cheek and Lip Tint is a universally flattering cherry shade and comes as a liquid, so it’s easy to slowly build it up drop by drop to the look that you want. You can go for a light wash of colour on the apples, or take it up a notch to add more warmth. This can also be dabbed onto lips to create a kiss-proof ruby stain…

Time To Pucker Up! – If you’re after a more polished pout, Charlotte Tilbury’s K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipsticks are the way to go.  Enriched with a lip plumping oil from what Charlotte Tilbury have dubbed The Lipstick Tree, these lippies leave your kisser nourished and protected. Right now we can’t get enough of Bitch Perfect. This YLBB will leave your lips with a flawless finish. If a killer red is more up your street, there’s no better choice than Love Bite.

Seal The Deal – On those big date nights, it’s all about attention to detail. We quite often forget that we mostly express ourselves through our hands in conversation, so your nails will be firmly in the spotlight when it comes to d-day. Lacquering up your nails shows you mean business…especially if you go red.  Crabtree & Evelyn Nail Lacquer in Apple is a super glossy true red that will draw the best kind of attention to your nails, but is gentle to your talons with a 4-free formula. But the art of seduction isn’t all in the look. Entice your date with a feminine scent like  Jimmy Choo Parfum which exudes confidence and sensuality.


Mayah Parmenter

5 different ways to wear liquid eyeliner with Eyeko
Monday, February 9th, 2015

As much as we all love a classic cat eye look, sometimes we need a little inspiration to change it up and try new looks. With the Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner being the perfect tool to experiment, we’ve created 5 different looks that can all easily be achieved – even without much practice! Eyeko - Full Lashes If you haven’t been blessed with thick dark lashes, then this is a great look to go for. Draw a thin line tightly along the top lash line; keep this to where your eyelashes naturally start and finish growing. Flick it out slightly on the outer corner, but keep it thin enough so that it will blend in with your lashes. Curl your eyelashes and pair with a volumising mascara. Voila! Eyeko - Office Chic Keep it simple at work with a small flick in the outer corner of the eye. The trick to this one is to make the wing small and sharp. This opens up the eye but still has a minimalist feel. Leave the top lash line bare and pair this with a defining and separating mascara. If you want to jazz it up a bit this look also goes well with a pop of colour on the lids. Eyeko - Retro This look puts all of the empathises on the top lash line to create a thick, fluttery looking lashes – for this you’ll want to skip mascara on the bottom lashes. Starting from the inner corner of the eye, keep your line thin and slowing thicken it as you get towards the outer corner. I always find it helpful to draw an outline first! Don’t take the flick past the edge of the brow bone and instead curl it upwards for a flirty edge. Eyeko - Cleopatra This look is characterised by it’s straighter and more elongated wing alongside a mini wing on the inner corner of the eye. To achieve this draw the outer wing aiming towards the end your eyebrow – the more dramatic you want the look, the longer the wing. Keep the top line fairly thin and close to the lash line, taking it all the way to the inner corner to create the second wing. Eyeko - Bold Black Sometimes there’s no better way to do dramatic than with dark, defined eyes. To create this look you want to cover almost all of your eyelid with a thick even line. This works particularly well if you have small eyelids (like me) or monolids. Bring the line out to a point without winging it outwards. Instead take it only to the natural edge of your eyelid so it accentuate the shape of your eye. To add extra drama to the look, line the outer corner of your bottom lash line to create a defined almond shape.

Check out the Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner in our Get The Gloss Beauty Insider’s Kit, plus to find out more about Eyeko visit

Mayah Parmenter

Damage control! Restore your hair back to basics
Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Like most girls, my hair has been through many phases. The classic spice girl highlights, the electric blue emo streaks and the bright red Rihanna! As I’m approaching my mid-twenties and tying the knot this year I’m wishing I could rewind time and have my natural, unbleached, undamaged hair back. My hair is long and thick so having it treated at a salon would probably cost me an arm and a leg, so instead I’ve gathered together some advice and got my hair back to basics.

natural hair


Removing red!

Once you dye your hair red, it is extremely difficult to remove unless you just let it grow out but let’s face it, who has time for that? Don’t make the mistake of bleaching over the red and popping another dye on top, it’ll just cause more damage in the long run. Instead, use a ‘colour remover.’ Although these products are not particularly great for your hair, they’re far less damaging than another round of bleach. There are several brands so it’s easy to pick the one that’s best for you.  If, like me, you have previously bleached your hair, don’t be alarmed if the colour remover reveals harsh yellowish tones underneath. Unfortunately there isn’t a way of removing them without applying your desired, more natural looking colour over the top. This, however, should take well with the red tones now gone.


Restoring your hair back to health

After putting your hair through so much, it can feel a little brittle. The first thing to do after you have washed it is to apply conditioner I use OGX Renewing Argan oil of Morocco and leave it in overnight – sleep with a shower cap on if you have to! The next day when you wash your hair, it should feel much healthier and smoother. I would recommend leaving your hair for thirty minutes to dry naturally. This will minimise the time it takes to blow dry, therefore minimising further damage! I find that applying argan oil to wet hair and spraying it with Toni & Guy’s Prep Heat Protection Mist keeps my hair feeling soft. Treat your hair once a week with a conditioning treatment and I promise your hair will look bouncy and beautiful in no time!


Top tip: Believe it or not, applying egg yolks to damp hair and leaving on for twenty minutes will help repair your brittle hair. Try this just once a month and you really will notice the difference!



How do you detox in January? The LIB team tell all…
Wednesday, January 14th, 2015


Whether you over indulged over the holidays or are just looking to make a fresh start in the new year, most of us are ‘detoxing’ in one way or another. We’re no different over here at LIB, and today we’re sharing what we’re doing to start 2015 the right way…



I’ve cut out refined sugars to detox from the overload of chocolate/sweets galore in December. Already noticing the difference of reduced sugar reliance, especially in the afternoon!

- Charlotte, Business Development Manager



I read that if you can’t imagine Kate Middleton eating it, then don’t have it! Seriously she wouldn’t exactly be seen in Burger King. Also prepare everything for the day ahead so you can’t deviate or waste what you have prepared.

- Grace, Business Development Manager



Swap a regular builders brew for green tea (I just can’t give up that morning cuppa though). Plus, amp up your exercise routine – I’m heading to the gym 4 times a week!

- Fiona, eCommerce Manager



I didn’t do much over indulging over Christmas, but I did have far too many lie-ins! Get back into your routine with early nights, which will also stop you feeling groggy in the mornings and reaching for caffeine or sugar.

- Mayah, Social Media & Content Executive



I am not smoking for January (can’t face a dry January I’m afraid) and am upping my intake of water to flush out toxins. Make sure you aim for 8 glasses a day.

- Clem, Accounts & Brand Manager


I am trying to cut down my consumption of red wine, and I am finding it very hard! I have noticed that light bodied wines made of Pinot Noir or Gamay are less calorific, so have been sticking to those for my one glass a day.

- Thomas, Marketing Manager


How have you been getting healthy this January?

Tweet us @latestinbeauty with your #DetoxTip or best post-holiday advice!


Pump up the volume with L’Oreal Elnett Volume Excess Hairspray!
Monday, January 5th, 2015

The holiday season can be one of excess, but there’s one thing we’re not ready to give up, and that’s excessive volume! L’Oreal’s Elnett Volume Excess Hairspray creates volume from the roots by texturising the hair. When the day is done, it disappears at the stroke of a brush.

Take your hair to new heights whilst still keeping it safe for work with these tutorials from top stylist Stéphane Lancien.








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