If there’s an element of peachy pink and a barely there base, it can only be one thing. My current makeup rotation that has been gracing my face of late. Now it’s nothing spectacular so I’ll save you the samey selfie, a quick browse of ‘The Makeup’ archives and you’ll get the gist. But it had been a month or two since I scribed down an update so I thought I’d check-in…

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Brushes are something that are oft neglected in my extensive beauty routine. Face masks are dutifully applied on a weekly basis, the whole ‘I’ve lost count of how many steps it includes’ skincare routine is carried out twice daily, but brushes? Well let’s not discuss when they last had a good ol’ clean. So today I thought I’d ramble about makeup brush maintenance, mostly so I can take the chance to practice what I preach. For me, tending to them on a weekday just feels wrong, it’s definitely a Sunday thing. Gather up those brushes and have a read…

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I’m starting to think that I may be romanticising my love affair with L’Oreal Paris’ True Match Liquid Foundation a little. I search amazon on a daily basis for a bottle, often get a little sad about its discontinued status and with my last drop deposited the hunt for its replacement has never been hotter. Next on my list of possible dupes to try, test and match against my ticklist of why the True Match Liquid was so awesome (ridiculously long-lasting, good but natural looking coverage, and a balanced dewy/matte finish if you were wondering) is Innisfree’s Longwear Cover Cushion Foundation.*

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You know me with blusher. I love it, hate it, dust it on everyday, don’t wear it for a month. I’m a flush floozy. But for days when I do decide to blush-up I’ve found the perfect brush pairing for it – the Real Techniques Multi-Task Brush. Before I was all about the MAC 188 Brush but the new brush in question makes blusher even more foolproof. Thin fibres pick up just the right amount of product and thicker, more deeply set hairs blend it in. Even with something uber pigmented – like my current cheek jam, Makeup Revolution Iconic Pro Palette in Flush – it works. Foolproof I tell ya.

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I am the definition of anti-hoarder. If I can make anything ‘capsule’ I will and T.V programmes titled ‘The Hoarder Next Door’ and ‘Extreme Couponing’ have me itching to march over there with a roll of bin bags stuffed in my pocket. There is however an exception to this rule, *cough* makeup *cough*, but when it comes to my wardrobe – the more streamlined the better. Perhaps it’s just my inner Virgo, hyper-organised instincts kicking in again but I do love a good wardrobe clear-out at the weekend. And I thought I’d pen down my five steps to wardrobe clarity. Drowning in clothes that haven’t seen the light of day for a few years? I’ve got your back.

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If you haven’t heard of BeYu (cue ‘have you been living under a rock?’ line) then I’ll give you the back story. Short for ‘Be Yourself,’ BeYu sells 500 cosmetic aids in 40 countries and these are available in India since April 10 across 150 outlets, including top-end general trade stores and large trade chains like Health & Glow, Central, Lifestyle and NewU. And here’s what I’ll be testing – BeYu Black Mirror Long-lasting Eye Liner*.

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Revlon Copperglow Berry used to rule my lipstick roost. The boring the better in my eyes – oh the shame. But my bored-out rouge days are behind me and I’ve turned a new corner recently with a trio of ‘brand new bolds’ becoming daily go-tos; not loud, they all feature a common tinge of pink that helps them to sit on the lips in a little more natural way. And not in an 90’s pink way, like a popping pink way that doesn’t make you look like the sixth member of Spice Girls.

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