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Get the look: Natural beauty
Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

Flaunt your natural beauty with Eye of Horus Brown Mascara and Burt’s Bees Lip Crayon!

eye of horus and burts bees

Looking natural has never been so easy with these two make up bag must haves. Everybody always goes for the black option when it comes to mascaras – myself included. But little did I know that brown is the new black. Especially for you fair haired ladies! Brown is ideal to create natural-looking fluttery lashes. Undoubtedly, Eye of Horus featuring in our LIB Winner’s Awards Box is one of the best brown mascaras around.

eye of horus

Inspired by the goddess of protection, royalty and good health herself, Eye of Horus’ Babylon Brown Goddess Mascara is ideal for sensitive eyes and has a high performance formula, which contains moringa oil, traditionally found in Tutankhamun’s tomb itself. Pharaohs and ancient Egyptians alike sought after this oil for its regenerating and antioxidant powers, due to its ability to cleanse and filter impurities. This key ingredient is still used in cosmetics today and is renowned for its restorative and protective benefits.

Formulated with natural waxes and oils along with antioxidants, essential fatty acids and vitamins, Goddess Mascara achieves maximum coverage whilst lengthening, volumising, protecting and nourishing the lashes. The natural based formula won’t clump, run or smudge and gives the perfect finish to your eyes to awaken your inner Goddess. The hourglass Silicon brush features massed bristles and a flexible wand which helps to lengthen, separate and volumise the lashes for the ultimate goddess look.

burts bees lips

To finish off your natural look, look no further than Burt’s Bees Lip Crayon. Lipsticks in general dry my lips out and I always find it particularly hard to maintain moisture as I wear it everyday. But after discovering Burt’s Bees Lip Crayon, it’s 2-in-1 approach to lip colour has had me fixed. Burt’s Bees pride themselves on using 100% natural ingredients so not only does the lip crayon give you a gorgeous flush of colour on your lips, but it also hydrates and moisturises them, leaving them feeling soft and smooth – double love!

This matte lip colour by Burt’s Bees comes in a modern crayon for truly beautiful lip colour. Its lightweight moisture makes it a comfortable, everyday wear formula infused with shea butter, kendi oil, and jojoba oil. It’s colour that truly cares for your lips!

The combination of these two products will have you looking effortlessly beautiful. Who doesn’t want that? Get the complete look with both of these beauties inside our LIB Beauty Awards Winners Box.


Think pink: Three ways to wear this season’s hottest colour
Monday, July 20th, 2015

From nude to fuchsia, pink is in this summer.  It’s all about finding the perfect shade for you! Just the right shade can add an injection of colour to complete your light, fresh summer look. Easier said than done, right? Sometimes pink can make people feel too girlish, but done the right way it’s flattering and is the perfect way to make a statement, whilst still keeping makeup to a minimum in summer. There are three shades in particular that are going to be this season:

Pink trends

The Pinky Nude – Carrying on from the surge in nudes popularity over autumn and winter, this shade puts a soft, summery twist on it. It’s all about rocking YLBB; not straying too far from the natural pigment of your lips, whilst still drawing just enough attention to them. The Bourjois Color Boost Lip Crayon in Proudly Naked does just that with its lightweight, barely-there formula. On nails, this shade looks even more low-key and chic. Go to lipstick shades have been fashion favourite lately when it comes to manicures, and Nails inc Gel Effect Polish in Uptown really does this trend justice.

Peachy Coral – Nails inc’s Gel Polish in Kensington Passage is for those who love bright nails! It’s a popping coral shade that keeps coming back every summer, and we don’t ever seeing it going out of fashion. With the sun out, it’s the perfect excuse to get more colourful with your beauty palette, so luckily the high shine effect of this polish will make it stand out even more. Match it with the less bright, but still incredibly summery, Bourjois Color Boost Lip Crayon in Peach on the Beach. Slick this on in a heatwave and your good to go thanks to the SPF15 protection in this hydrating stick.

Raspberry Pink – Bourjois also have more classic pink lovers covered with their Color Boost Lip Crayon in Fuchsia Libre. This will add a glossy raspberry tint to your pout that will last up to 10 hours. It is the ultimate must-have for summer if you want your lips to take centre stage with this juicy shade. The Nails inc Gel Effect Polish in Covent Garden Place offers up the opaque version of this colour. It’s really the kind of pink you can’t go wrong with; work it at the beach, on a summer day out or even to brighten up your office look. The plumping effect of the varnish also gives nails a flawlessly smooth finish that we can’t get enough of.


Which pink shades are catching your eye for summer? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter @latestinbeauty.

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Mayah Parmenter

The NEW bareMinerals Complexion Rescue!
Friday, May 22nd, 2015

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With summer just around the corner, the go-to makeup looks are all about being fresh faced, glowy and minimalist. However, when you’re not ready to embrace a truly bare face, help is at hand to achieve flawless looking skin. Heavy coverage is a no go, especially in hot and humid weather where it can end up looking less airbrushed and more clammy! The bests solution is lightweight, tinted coverage that still manages to give tired or blemish prone skin an immaculate finish…but does something like that even exist?

It does now! The new Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream combines both skincare and makeup in one with it’s lightweight formula.  Unlike a traditional cream, the gel based texture sinks into the skin to provide the ultimate hydration needed throughout summer. The inclusion of glycerin and anti-ageing olive squalene helps the skin retain it’s natural moisture and oils, increasing in hydration by 215% after one week of use*  It also feels undetectable on the skin – always a plus!

bareminerals Complexion Rescue

Coverage wise, it offers the very best of BB, CC and tinted moisturisers. Whilst it’s light, it still completely evens out the complexion giving a smooth, tinted finish. We’re putting this down to bareMinerals famous use of mineral pigments with natural light reflecting abilites, giving the skin a soft focus, illuminated finish. For the best results, blend Complexion Rescue in with a buffing brush…although it is also easy to create a great base but just blending in with fingers.

Just to top it all off, Complexion Rescue offers SPF30, making it a summer skin essential. This means you don’t need to layer separate sun protection underneath your makeup, which is a whole other battle in itself. It really does have everything you need for summer! Try it now in our Heart Beauty Essentials box – and don’t forget to get colour matched at your nearest bareMinerals counter!


Mayah Parmenter


*Based on average results in an independent U.S clinical study of 63 participants.

Hello Cheekbones!
Sunday, April 26th, 2015

Contouring has been hot topic in beauty this past year, and for good reason. Adding definition to your face can create an instant lift effect, dimension and accentuate some of your best assets – your cheekbones! With so many complicated tutorials out there, it’s easily forgotten just how simple contouring can be. Clinique know all about this, which is why this spring they’re all about flaunting cheekbones with 3 stunning and easy to use products. Clinique - Hello Cheekbones


Add Depth

This is probably the most essential part of contouring, as creating the illusion of shadow will instantly make cheekbones pop! Clinique have made it as simple as possible with their Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour. All you need to do is use your fingers to feel where the bottom of your cheekbones end (and suck in!), then applying directly from the stick to build up colour. Always try to avoid applying the contour shade too close to your mouth/nose (about 3 fingers width away), as this can begin to look unnatural. Next, it’s blending time! The beauty of the creamy formula means you can easily blend with your fingers, but if that’s not up your street a dense buffing brush will do the trick perfectly.


Create Light

What the contouring illusion is all about is a trick of light but making it look like light is falling on your face from certain angles. The genius of makeup! So, where there are shadows, you need highlights too. Say hello to the Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight. The key to a good highlighter is not that it is lighter than your skin tone, but that it is light reflecting to make your skin glow. This offering from Clinique contains pearlised pigment to do just that…and we’re not talking glitter here, just a subtle illuminating sheen. Just like the contour version, the formula in this is very blendable straight from the stick, making it quick and easy to apply. The key area you want to apply this is the top of your cheekbones. Again, suck in those cheekbones and find the part that is most prominent to apply.


The Colour Option

If you’re a powder devotee and not so keen on cream formulas, then you’ll love the Clinique Sculptionary Cheek Contouring Palette. Contouring with blush was all over the catwalks this season, so this is bang on trend. If you’re one of those people who always applies their blush on the apples of their cheeks (like me), then this might take you out of your comfort zone, but just go for it! The palette has 3 different shades, all of which you can use to add depth and create light; the only difference is that this way there is more of a colour pop, making those gorgeous cheekbones stand out even more! Just use the darkest shade to add depth and lightest shade to create light, as above. The pallette itself is available in 4 different variation (and another 2 online exclusives), so you can find the shades that compliment you the most. Of course, with this you cannot use fingers to apply of blend, so for precise application above and below the cheekbones, use the Eye Shader Brush. Next, with a light swirl of all 3 shades using the Blush Brush, blend across the cheekbones. Wallah – hello cheekbones!


To find out more about Clinique and their luxury makeup, just visit

  Mayah Parmenter

It’s a natural brow revolution!
Monday, April 20th, 2015

Today we can’t seem to talk about eyebrows without mentioning one name – Cara Delevingne. Her iconic brows have lead the way, with the bigger and bushier trend not looking like it’s going to die down any time soon. But Cara certainly wasn’t the first to sport these kind of brows…

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Then and now
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Currently, we are seeing a huge 70’s revival in the beauty and fashion world, and natural brows are part of this. After the thin straight brows of the 20’s, super arches of the 30’s and darkened eyebrows of the 50’s, it’s no surprise that low-maintenance natural look became the go-to for many women at this time. The soft, less defined shapes we’re also reflected in the makeup, with colours being less harsh and more natural. Think sunkissed browns on the face and subtle peaches on the lips. Bright colours were only used to create a focus on the eyes, so an overpowering brow would have been a little OTT. Whilst most of us might be leaving the peacock blue eyeshadow at the bottom of our makeup bags these days, many of us are embracing the more unkempt looking brows of the 70’s.

The key in going au naturale is to go cold turkey on grooming. That’s easier said than done, and the growing in stage can be a painful (and sometimes unsightly) one. It can be tempting to pick up the tweezers again when this happens, but if you want to rock bushy brows and discover your natural shape, it’s the only way. The best thing to do during this stage is to fill out any sparseness with brow powder. The BeautyUK High-Brow All In One Brow Definition Kit is perfect for this! With 3 different shades to choose from, it’s easy to find the perfect match for your brows. To soften super dark eyebrows, choose the medium colour to shade in any gaps – you’d be surprised how well it works! It also avoids heaviness in the brows, keeping them light and fresh; a key component to this look. Using a powder such as this also makes it easier to apply less or more colour where it’s needed, so that your eyebrows look less ‘done’. However, as much as we love this less tidy brow it’s still important to take care of any wayward hair that are ruining the party! Just brush and keep them in place with the wax in this kit and you’re good to go.


Get your BeautyUK High-Brow All In One Brow Definition Kit in our Glamour Spring Beauty Edit, and to find out more about BeautyUK visit


Mayah Parmenter

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