Achieving the Emma Roberts Red Carpet Oscar look 2017.

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Emma Roberts Vintage Armani dress, hair and make-up certainly won my vote at the Oscars 2017. Whether you’re getting married or going to a very special event, you’ll need the right make-up products to get you started.

It all starts with the foundation base which needs to be long wearing and long lasting. These are my recommendations that I’ve used myself.

Estee Lauder’s Double Wear Maximum Cover foundation offers longevity and a velvet/matte finish, there’s a lighter version Double Wear Light Stay in Place Make-up SPF10.  For a Liquid photo finish   SmashBox Studio Skin 15 hour Wear Hydrating Foundation, and lastly for a natural healthy translucent effect (old favourite,)  Bobbi Brown’s Skin Foundation Stick. ( This one is oil based)

Some of my brow recommendations include Benefit Brow collection, Body Shop, and Eylure.

For the eyes you’ll need some real definition for the camera. False lashes are the easiest way to create this effect. These are some of the affordable brands that are easy to apply and wear, Ardell  (including Press On Lash), Kiss, Eylure.  I’m also a big fan of long wear gel eyeliners and most of the brands offer this type of product. Here’s a few brands depending on your budget,  Lauder, Body Shop, MAC, Maybelline, Bobbi Brown.

The quickest and most effective way of using colour on the cheeks and eyes is to use products that will cover both.  Try the  Smashbox LA Nights Blush & Highlight Palette, Origins Pinch your cheeks, Nude by Nature Bonzing Compacts. they will all do the trick and save you money on eye shadows.

For the rich velvet lipstick finish these would certianly be on my wish list, Lipstick Queen’s Red Sinner, Boujois Rouge Velvet Lipstick Red, Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick , Dior’s Satin and Matte Finish.

To finish your look fully you will need to choose hair styling products that will smooth and mold the hair into place. Try  72 Hair Blow Dry Cream  it’s a styling hair cream that will suit all hair types and available nationwide.  Percy & Reed Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Balm  have also had rave reviews. Finally to set your hair gently into place electirc’s  C7e.Spray.  is a wonder product. I’ve used this on many occasions and it doesn’t leave a sticky residue on the hair and very easy to brush out.

The Little Black Dress & Avon’s Christmas make-up favourites 2015.

If you’re looking for glamourous affordable party dresses & make-up ideas for Christmas, then read on.  Party dresses from under £50 & make-up items from Avon to suit your budget easily for 2015.

The company Little Back Dress had bit of a bash recently at the Cafe Royal in one of the most beautiful rooms i have seen for a long time. It’s worth a visit with your friends if you get a chance to visit town before Christmas.   It was full of press, bloggers, pop stars and soap stars.  Typical of me to sit in the reserved spot and was quite quickly removed by a PR with a smile,  ( I know my place :)).

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Amazingly it was the 9th year for the Avon Beauty Bus and it was parked up opposite the John Snow Pub in Broadwick Street Soho. Named after Dr John Snow who discovered the water pump in this street was the cause of the Cholera epidemic 1854.

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As it says the must have Matte lipsticks £8.50,  you can see the John Snow Pub to your right. Below left is the advent calender £55 with 12 nail polishes, next is the Medium Make-up Palette £12 & to the right My Eyeliner Wardrobe £12.  For more details on Avon for Christmas just click here AVON UK. 
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A fabulous collection of Nail Vanish each £6, Pink Bracelet £5 part of the Breast Cancer Aware Campaign that Avon takes part every October where £2’s donated to the Charity. Avon also supports those suffering from domestic violence and help raise money for Refuge & Woman’s Aid.
See below some further Christmas gift ideas  AVONUK.
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CHANEL’S 2015/16 Cruise show trends in hair & make-up.

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Images by Benoît Peverelli.

These backstage hair and make-up scenes were taken at the Seoul-based 2015/16 Cruise collection show.  The hair designed and created by hairdresser  Sam McKnight and make-up designed for CHANEL by make-up artist Tom Pecheux.

Session hair stylist Sam McKnight created large plaits made with colour contrasting synthetic hair smoothed over with bees wax with large hair accessories.  The idea was originally sent to him by designer Karl Lagerfeld based around Korean nobility.  The make-up created and designed by Tom Pecheux using false lashes on the top and bottom, pencilled in a stronger brow, added a soft muted blush, and then to finish an added matte lip colour/pencil with a coral/pink finish.

After the skin had been prepared with Hydra Beauty,  these were the make-up items used for the show.

CHANEL Makeup: 

THE COMPLEXION  VITALUMIERE AQUA Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Make up SPF15
 ECLAT LUMIERE Highlighter Face Pen
         CORRECTEUR PERFECTION Long Lasting Concealer
                  POUDRE UNIVERSELLE LIBRE Natural Finish Loose Powder
LES BEIGES Healthy Glow Sheer Colour SPF15

THE EYES OMBRE ESSENTELLE “Twilight” N°89 Single Eye shadow (Not available in the UK market)
LES 4 OMBRES “Tissé Jazz” Quadra Eyeshadow  Collection Blue Rhythm (2015)
LE CRAYON YEUX  “Noir Black” N°01
LE VOLUME ULTRA-NOIR DE CHANEL “Noir Khôl”  N°90 – Collection Blue Rhythm (2015)
CRAYON SOURCILS Sculpting Eyebrow Pencil

THE CHEEKS  LES BEIGES Stick Belle Mine Naturelle “Blush N°21” – Collection Les Beiges (2015)
               
THE LIPS  ROUGE ALLURE VELVET “L’Éclatante” N°42 Matte Intense Lip Colour
LE CRAYON LEVRES “Fuschia” N°55 Lip Pencil

THE NAILS LE VERNIS “Fortissimo”  N°681 **- Collection Blue Rhythm (2015)

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One of my favourite brands Make-up Forever launches exclusively in Debenhams Beauty Departments 19th May.

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Launching exclusively 19th May Make-up Forever makes a come back in the perfumery departments of Debenhams. I’ve used this make-up brand over the years and have always enjoyed the colour schemes and textures when working with these products. Here’s some you might like to seek out from top left,  Pro Bronze Fusion and Kubuki Brush £28, Plexi Gloss £16, Aqua Liner £16, HD Pressed Powder £25 and the Face & Body Foundation £27. Make sure when you’re visiting to bring your Debenhams Beauty Club Reward Card.  As a member you will get points & rewards and be entitled to free make-overs and skin care consultations. Debenhams Beauty.

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ILLAMASQUA To Be Alive make-up collection launching 1st May.

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In true style Illamasqua have created a make-up collection for those who love to be different in style and fashion. I love this blue feel in every way and offers room for such creativity for the make-up user. I can see so many ways of applying these items to create something quite individual. Alex Box creative directer says ” Blue is the colour of pure of mind, healing clarity and stillness that gives way to movement and spirit, the authentic self and true gesture.”

Available 1st May maybe drop into their store in central London W1 Illamasqua. 

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NEW Palette in Spirit £34 includes a cream & powder texture,  NEW Glamore Lipstick in Vendetta £18.50, NEW Shine Lip Gloss in Iridesce £18,  NEW nail vanish in Prismatic £14.50.

Clarins “Garden Escape” spring/summer make-up collection 2015.

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In true style Clarins floral inspired make-up collection focuses on offering a sheer, natural subtle finish. A Limited Edition spring/summer 6-colour eye palette £32   either use straight from the palette or slightly dampen to add a stronger effect. Blusher Prodige 08 Sweet Rose £26 is soft, fresh with a majority matt and part iridescent blush to sculpt and highlight all in one go.

The Crayon Khol Eye Pencil 09 Intense Green £17 can be added inside the lower lash and the immediate eye area softened by a brush on the opposite end of the pencil.

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New Joli Rouge Brilliant Sheer Shine Lipstick £19 is moisturising, soft, shiny, vibrant and bright.

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Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector £18 Introduces six New Shades, 01 Rose, 02 Coral, 03 MyPink, 04 Orange, 05 Red, 06 Rosewood.

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New Limited Edition Instant Lip Light Comfort Oil £18 rich in hazelnut oil, mirabelle & organic jojoba oils that adds a sheer wash of colour softens the lip, and as the name suggests a subtle flavour of 01 Honey and 02 Raspberry (only online).  The Garden Escape make-up collection available on counter & online.
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Avon’s Beauty Bus visits Hanover Square in London’s W1.

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The Avon Beauty Bus visited various locations in London parking up to show off the latest in make-up, skincare, fragrances and gift sets for the Christmas season. One thing about Avon they really keep up with all the trends offering the customer good value and good products. If I were just starting out in my professional life I would certainly take a look for some key products. If you’re buying for someone special I’m sure they would be extremely happy to unwrap any of these gifts.

In order of the images these are some great suggestions.  Planet Spa Heros Gift Set £5 great for teachers and work colleagues, Avon Master Make-up Collection £28, Glitter Stardust nail colours usually £6 now £3 online, Luxe eye shadow compacts £10, fragrances Luck and Cherish £15, nail creations gift set £12 and COLORTREND Glitter Pots £3 to add a bit of sparkle to your nails. All perfect for sisters, friends and mothers. For more information and the Avon shop Twitter @Avon_UK

Avon are running their campaign Shhh #wallofsilence post a selfie and the text #wallofsilence #selfie Domestic Violence for every pic uploaded @Avon_uk give £1 @womensaid & @refugecharity

Click the link to see the posts! #wallofsilence

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