The Beauty Bag: November

For this month’s Beauty Bag I thought I’d take a thematic colour approach. The blues are back. It’s a revolution that started on my fingertips and now I’m ready for it to creep up, blend out and brush on to my eyes. Wintry? Check. On trend? Check. Easy peasy to pull off? Not so much. So if you’re looking blue in the company of royal, navy and azure-like shades I’ve got the deats on some good starting points…

Ok, let’s begin with nails. It’s all about the lacquer. Particularly on your toes. There’s something about whipping off your boots and socks in the cooler months and displaying polish on your toes, it’s just… chic. No just me? OK let’s move along. Kiko Milano’s Satin Light Beige* is my current favourite and hits that ‘Is it a beige? Is it a nude?’ colour spot on. Lips is probably the next easiest offering to pull off and top of the pile is Kiko Milano’s Smart Fusion Lipstick in 407*. Something a bolder, but equally gorgeous is Shiseido’s Perfect Rouge in RS452. It looks pretty terrifying in the tube, but a little goes a long way and blotted into the lips it leaves a soft stain that hangs around for hours.

Nails and lips briefed, let’s finally touch on lids to add a splash of blue. Colour-wise I’m a fan of Rimmel’s Scandaleyes Shadow Stick 24H Waterproof in Blamed Blue which blends blue with brown to create a more wearable tone. But if you’re looking to go the whole hog then there’s BeYu Color Catch Eye Palette in Mermaid Blue*. Sea blue with a hint of green eye colour perfection.

Let’s see how this pans out for the month, but by my prediction we’ll all be heading back on the brown train. You in?

*PR Sample