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Mac Foundation – The Breakdown

mac foundation - the break down

There is no denying it MAC is the place for foundation. However it is not just about choosing the right shade of foundation but the right texture of foundation for our skin type, that affects its overall staying power and the finish you are looking for. For years I was wedded to my MAC studio fix foundation but found only...

Top 10 beauty myths put right by beauty expert Amanda Elias @bravuralondon

Understanding your skin and how it works will allow you to maintain the health and condition of your skin, allowing your natural radiance to shine through. 1. You should wear sunscreen every day Yes you should, even in the winter there is UVA present, although these rays don’t burn the skin, they are the main cause of premature ageing so always...

Want Long Luscious Lashes? Younique 3D Fibre Lashes, Here We Come!

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I recently got the chance to try out some new cool cosmetics from America and after having a little play around I thought I would introduce you to one of the stars of their show, the Younique 3D Fiber Lashes. This mascara actually adds extra fibres to your eyelashes creating the appearance of more lashes as well as adding extra length.When...

Sultry Sexy Seasonal Makeup look. It Might Be Cold But It’s Not Drab

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It's Autumn! The weather has turned, it's getting colder outside and the clocks have gone back. WHY!!! I'm not ready yet. On the other hand it means I can delve into the autumnal colours of my make up palettes to create this seasonal makeup look. Here's a simple Glam and very seasonal look. I used a selection of sleek palettes...

Sleek Garden of Eden: Make up how to/review @TillyLi @SleekMakeUP

As spring draws to a close I thought I would do my last spring time review/how too on the Sleek eyeshadow palette Garden of Eden. This palette was launched by Sleek as part of their spring collection and boasts a whole host of beautiful greens and earthy toned neutrals.There are so many different and versatile looks that can be created here...

Review: Spring Time Metallic Gradient Nails/Nail Varnish @TillyLi

I am in Love with these fresh spring time nails. Chrome is in, so I thought I would couple this beautiful metallic pale blue with a soft warm pink to welcome in my springtime mood. To create this look I used a very simple and easy to achieve gradient technique, and here's how I did it.Firstly I applied my...

Get the look – MK1’s Charlie Rundle

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Last week we had the privilege to shoot the amazingly talented duo MK1 who made their national debut on this year’s X Factor. I was lucky enough to get to make-up the stunning Charlie Rundle. I thought I’d write a blog for you all on how I got her look for the shoot.SkinCharlie has great skin and I wanted...

How to make him fall in love. Win Love Potion by Oriflame

There are many theories when it comes to bagging yourself a date with that guy you have a crush on. You can make him jealous, play hard to get, flirt with him, act like you’re not interested or just lay all your cards on the table. While all of the above may work, there is a sure fire...

Carnival Makeup Time! With The Sleek Rio Rio Palette: Review/How To

Carnivals coming, you know what that means don't 'ya. It's time to get bright and bold, it'a time for CARNIVAL MAKEUP! I have written about Sleek Makeup before, it is still one of my fave' high street brands. So when I saw the Rio Rio palette I couldn't resist. I was standing there in Superdrug having tried  every colour of...

Celebrity Watch: Rita Ora – Create the look

As our hot British version of Rihanna, Rita Ora has a look that’s immensely stylish yet so simple to achieve. Her make-up is timeless, her hair beautifully bouncy at all times and her fashion sense is the epitome of throwback 90’s edge.Make-up wise, this look can be sooo quick and simple to achieve!You will need…A dewy foundation base such...

Do women prefer their men with a smooth or hairy chest?

With the help of two resident male dancers from Clothes Show Live's ALCATEL ONETOUCH Fashion Theatre, presenter Annaliese Dayes finds out if you prefer your man with a hairy or smooth chest! Ladies what are your thoughts? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HafYVTLyp40

Winter skincare routine for radiant skin

Winter is well and truly under way here in the UK and if your skin is anything like mine, it’ll be feeling pretty dry right about now. Fear not lovely readers, as I have just the thing to keep your skin in tip top condition throughout the winter months. Firstly it’s important to get into a good evening skincare routine....

How to avoid a makeup meltdown in summer

With the current temperature set to scorchio our eye makeup is really put to the test. Runny eyes, smudging or simply melting off are some of the annoying consequences we face by wearing eyeliner in summer. Here I have tried and tested three waterproof eyeliners on the high street to see if they can beat the heat. 1. RIMMEL SCANDALEYES...

Gina B – Apache Fashion

New trends come and go like the ever changing British weather. BUT just like the LBD (little black dress) the Native American influence has been a prominent favourite throughout fashion history. As it crops up time and time again, especially during summer’s festival season! For decades, moccasin style footwear, colourful feathered jewellery, embellished purses and fringed clothing with Native...

Get the look with Charlie Hedges

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Radio presenter Charlie Hedges is very much used to being off camera in her role as one third of the presenting team for KISS FM’s weekday Breakfast Show alongside Rickie and Melvin. Having interviewed the likes of Nicki Minaj, Will.i.am, Rhianna and Cheryl Cole on the breakfast show we thought it was time to put Charlie under the spotlight...

Pineapple Dance Studios ‘Choose Dance’ Fragrance gift set

The only night in any dance addicts’ calendar is always the night where there’s a party and at a party when you’re dancing hard, you want to smell good. Pineapple Choose Dance Fragrance Gift Set is a wonderful Christmas gift choice.The gift set includes Pineapple Choose Dance 50ml EDT Spray, Pineapple Choose Dance 100ml Body Lotion and Pineapple Choose...

Learn tips & tricks from hair and beauty industry professionals Dionne Smith & Joy Adenuga on November 2 at Black Velvet

This fabulous evening brings together talented celebrity hair stylist Dionne Smith and amazing make-up artist Joy Adenuga to show you how to use the tips and tricks used by the professionals to achieve a fabulous look. This is the first in what is set to be an annual event and will take place on Saturday 2 November 2013 at...

H&M Nail Varnish and Lip Pencil Review

I am an H&M type of girl, but I have never tried any of their cosmetics. I always veer away from make-up and nail polishes sold by clothing retailers as I just assumed the quality would be bad, but last week I was in H&M when I saw a wall of nail polishes; the colours were so bright, loud...

HOW TO: Nicki Minaj – Anaconda Makeup Tutorial

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Want to know how to get Nicki Minaj’s beautiful, golden glow look from her new music video Anaconda? You’re in the right place. Nicki Minaj's Anaconda has already amassed over 148,000,000 views on youtube. Nicky also performed Anaconda live at the MTV VMA's and then performed with Jessie J and Arianne Grande. This video shows you how the recreate the gorgeous look...

Adi Alfa revelas her beauty secrets @miss_alfa86

After shooting 15 looks on set with the beautiful Adi Alfa, we sat down and got her to share her beauty tips, exclusively for the Flavourmag.co.uk readers. What are your beauty must haves?For me my beauty must haves are. A really good moisturiser with a high SPF I use the body shops vitamin C daily moisturiser spf30 which gives my...

Cosmetic Chemistry Connections. – a path for women of colour in beauty and science.

Like fashion, beauty is everywhere we look and the beauty industry is just as hard to get into as the fashion industry. There are so many different roles within beauty that really, it is possible to start anywhere. So why not start from the very beginning? The thought to allow more women of colour to be recognised in the beauty...

Joy Adenuga: How I Became a MUA

Joy Adenuga, London based make up artist, talks to Flavour about how she made it as a successful MUA in the fashion industry.When did you first realize that you wanted to be an MUA? 5 years ago but my confidence was really low so I didn't do anything about it.Have you had an educational background in fashion MUA, and do you think...

Make-up Tip: Party Proof lipstick

For this festive party season, we all want to look our best. With so many parties on the way I thought I would give you a tip to make your lipstick party proof. To get the best results you should use my previous tip about exfoliating the lips.Apply your lipstick last after your foundation. Before applying the lipstick straight...

Lauren Curtis: Smokey Eye For Beginners + Eyebrow Routine

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One of our favourite makeup artists, Lauren Curtis show us how to do Smokey Eyes for beginners. Get your brushes, makeup and start practising. Hi guys! This is my go-to smokey eye look, I absolutely love it! It makes my eyes appear bigger and more elongated and it’s super easy! Perfect for beginners This is part one of two videos...

Creepy Clown, Halloween Makeup Tutorial

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Mwuuhahaa! It’s Halloween time here at NikkieTutorials! The new season of American Horror Story: FREAKSHOW inspired me to come up with this creepy clown look. Perfect for a good scare! Hope you enjoy!Full list of all products used in this video…PRODUCTS USED: ⋆ Visign Pro Xtreme Colour Art “White Sensation” ⋆ Visign Pro Xtreme Colour Art “Passionate Red” ⋆ Sugarpill Eyeshadow “Love⁺” ⋆...

Autumn Beauty Essentials on our Wishlist

It’s October and in London that means one thing. The autumn beauty essentials are coming out. As well as the tried and tested beauty items, I also have a long list of other autumn beauty essentials on my wishlist. First up, it’s time to get those nails in order. I’ve put away my orange and fuchsia shades and it’s time...

Gina B’s top summer beauty trends

Step away from the tweezers ladies! Bold Brows Bold brows are big news for spring as they have been seen dominating the catwalks this season. My advice is to leave the shape natural and use a brow pencil to add extra colour and define. Use powder colour-matched shadow and blend well for a soft finish.Gina B Beauty inside tip -...

Get the Made in Chelsea look with the Mobile Makeover App

When shooting Made in Chelsea’s gorgeous Gabriella Ellis, we at the Flavourmag HQ decided to test out a new app called Mobile Makeover. Available on Apple, it’s a step by step guide on how to create a range of different make-up looks. Each look is created by a professional make-up artist and can be easily followed to apply to...

Capital Xtra’s Jade Avia Reveals her Beauty Secrets @JadeAvia

If you missed our EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with the uber cool Capital Xtra presenter Jade Avia, you can check it out here: flavourmag.co.uk/exclusive-photo-shoot-and-interview-with-capital-xtra-jade-avia/ On set we manage to get Jade to reveal her beauty secrets for our Flavourmag.co.uk readers.Do you have a favourite body part?  Not really but for the sake of the question I would say my teeth, they are strangely...

Winter Checklist: Grooming Tips For The Groomsman

From the best skincare products to tips on shaving—here’s, a quick and handy guide to hitting the right notes for your most personal grooming needs. In fact, this is a list of stuff you may actually need to consider grabbing the next time you're out shopping. BullDog Original Shave Gel: They say cleanliness is next to godliness, and that is...