Make-up

MODEL OF THE MOMENT: SUKI WATERHOUSE

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I know everyone is talking about Cara Delevigne right now as THE model of the moment (aka MOTM for those in the know) but I think that fellow Brit Suki Waterhouse is a face to watch. She has all of the requirements needed to reach It Girl/MOTM status; a movie star boyfriend, a London cool girl sensibility (she is seen at all of the right places in the capital) and her very own aesthetic of Mod 1960's meets Godard heroine. Bangs, winged eyeliner, a mini beehive and lots of knee high socks is grabbing all of the right kinds of attention in the British fashion community, its only a matter of time before the US sits up and takes notice! Watch this space....

BAT FOR LASHES

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Over the years mascara and I have had a rather tumultuous relationship; one day it will go on beautifully smooth and even and the next my lashes will be clumped and resemble spiders legs! I have tried varying brands from the must have classic Maybelline's Great Lash Mascara to the more recently hyped Cover Girl Lash Blast but I still haven't found the winning formula, that is until now. Ladies, I present to Lancome Hypnose Doll Lashes. I dare to declare that they have nailed the art of mascara and provide the road to doe eyed beauty. The brush is thin enough for precise application but is able to build the lashes and add volume. The lightweight formula lengthens beyond belief and separates the lashes exquisitely. Forget about Latisse and extravagantly priced lash extensions and run to your nearest beauty store and grab Hypnose Doll Lashes PRONTO!

THE TOP KNOT

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I hate looking like I have tried to hard when dressing up for the evening, there is nothing worse than feeling over done and too formal; it feels aging and old fashioned. I always admire Alexa Chung and Kate Bosworth's relaxed approach to beauty and swoon over their red carpet moments which tend to include lusted after designer dresses offset with natural, almost scruffy hair. One hairstyle that I am particularly loving right now and sporting regularly is the top knot. Playful, youthful and fun (see above on Aussie super Jess Hart) the top knot will give you that burst of fun to your night time look. It is so easy to achieve, all you need is a hair bobble (dear US readers, that's a hair tie!) and some dry shampoo. Spray hair with said dry shampoo, pull hair up high onto head, twist into a bun and wrap hair bobble around bun. Done. xo

MUST HAVE: ORANGE LIPSTICK

Readers, I am getting more and more brave when it comes to lipstick. Having avoided a colored lip for years I am slowly started to open my mind to it. It can truly transform an outfit; the other night in NYC I threw on a black t-shirt and black leather mini skirt. It felt good but rather dull. I am not much of a jewelry person so I turned to my increasingly trusty and reliable new friend; my lipstick. A quick swipe of my orange/red Covergirl (yes ladies, Covergirl does some fantastic vibrant lipsticks!) and I felt complete. Avoid any orange/reds with shimmer, stick to matte and flat. Try it, you'll love it.

MARVELLOUS MAKE -UP!

 

Well known as a notorious clothes horse, Chloe is always someone I look to for inspiration when getting dressed. However it has come to my attention that her experimentation with make up is something to be inspired by. Her attitude towards lipstick is nothing short of daring! She will flit from bubblegum pink to perfect putty to siren scarlet! I am going to follow her lead and throw out the lip balm and slick on some lippy!