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Lipstick, Camera, Action!

Lipstick, Camera, Action!

Recently I have been lucky enough to provide makeup and hair styling for a variety of photo shoots, from a simple portrait through to Cherish the Dress shoots and even a vintage/burlesque shoot. Working with these ‘real’ women has made me truly realise the power of good

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Manly or just too Metro…?

It is part of most women’s daily routine to cleanse, tone, moisturise and apply a little concealer, if nothing else, before they face the world. But what about men? Is it really fair of us to enhance our best features and disguise the telltale signs of stress

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The Eyes Have It!

The Eyes Have It!

Time and again, I’m asked how to do the perfect two tone smoky eye. It is a timeless classic and has a similar status (and panic inducing rating) as finding the perfect Little Black Dress or pair of jeans. It’s actually really easy, mainly because you don’t

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Laying the Foundations

Laying the Foundations

Full coverage, medium coverage, sheer, long wear, liquid foundation, stick foundation, mineral makeup, pressed powder, cream to powder, whipped, tinted moisturiser, BB cream and now CC cream! I have had so many women ask me for advice as they flounder in a sea of foundation confusion that

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Forget brand loyalty, fusion is the way forward!

Forget brand loyalty, fusion is the way forward!

In my opinion, the twice daily cleansing, toning and moisturising routine is like a three course meal at a really good fusion restaurant – you know, one of those places that merges Thai with Indian or Vietnamese with All-American nosh. So often I have heard women bemoan

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Introducing Me …

Introducing Me …

My name is Penny and I am a beauty junkie. At the age of about 6, when my cousin’s girlfriend gave me a huge bag full of her old makeup, I became obsessed. The exhilarating feeling when you are given one of those little bags at the

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