Two beauty loves of mine: pushing products into place with my fingertips and powdery ‘no makeup, makeup’ textures. So it’s no surprise that the current cheek product that has been gracing my apples is of the powder variety. It can be striped on and blended out in a matter of minutes to a finish that aids my complexion’s faux ‘Oh, I just washed my face this morning, that’s it, promise’ glow.

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Raving is a regular occurrence here at G&M, but it’s rare for me to propose something as a ‘need’. The perfect blush brush, as gorgeous as it is, fits more into the ‘only if you really want it’ category, but the products being pushed into the spotlight today are much more of a necessary stash must have. The ‘Do-It-All’ balms; perfect for tending to chapped lips, dry patches and a whole list of first aid functions just to name a few of their uses – you got one? Fab, feel free to read the rest of this post with your fingers in your ears with a ‘I’m not listening’ hum, but you haven’t? Then I’ll run you down my favourites.

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It’s August. It’s humid. We’re melting. And I have to say that this month’s beauty bag was a bit of a head scratcher – makeup has taken a real back seat for me recently and the less is more approach (or just nothing) is my current mantra. However there are a few products that I’ll be adding into my cosmetics cycle for the final bout of rain, and they all concern a melt-free base. One that stays put even on the wettest climate of all.

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I thought I’d would share a handful of favourites that previously haven’t had much of a spotlight shone on them at G&M. Beauty buffs from faraway lands heading to India this year get your notepad out…

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‘More skincare?’, I hear you collectively sigh. Yes more. As if I don’t have enough cleanser, toner, serum, moisturiser, eye cream, face mask, treatment options already. But you see there were 3 reasons that when summed led to me to say yes to the Richfeel Skin Whitening Facial Kit*.

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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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