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Blush / Cheek Products

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Smashbox O-Glow - my new obsession

Sometimes we have products stashed away for a while before we get a chance to try them, and then we're sorry we'd waited so long - like Smashbox's O-Glow blush - and it is amazing. I didn't actually read the outside when i... Read more »

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M.A.C Semi Precious Collection

MAC have a few great looking collection's coming up, but the one that's caught our Magpie-like eye is the Semi-Precious Collection . The Semi-Precious Collection is a range of Mineralize eyeshadow, Mineralize Skinfinish,... Read more »

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Victoria Beckham loves Stila Lip and Cheek Stain

Victoria Beckham getting a twitter has been very instructive - not only does she post pictures of her fit husband, but she's always dishing out little beauty tips . Today the designer revealed that she is obsessed with... Read more »

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No7 Autumn Limited Edition Modern Minimalism Collection : The Best bits

No7 never fails to surprise and I'm happy to learn that their latest collection is pared down and perfect. The range is small and well formed, with lovely neutral shades and perfect primers to look forward too. I've been... Read more »

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Benefit Cha Cha Tint is mango-licious

I'm a big fan of the Benefit range of tinted lip and cheek stains, with Posie Tint my favourite (hey, I have a fair complexion). Benefit Cha Cha tint is another in the same vein, a lovely mango coloured lip and cheek... Read more »

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Sleek MakeUP's Avoir la Pêche collection

Sleek MakeUP have just announced the launch of a new limited edition collection for Spring, Avoir la Pêche . The peach themed collection (Pêche is peach in French just FYI) includes one of our favourite Sleek MakeUP... Read more »

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Duwop launch Isla Sirena collection with Disney

Disney are really going for the make up promotion for the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean movie, On Stranger Tides : as well as the line of nail polish they've made with OPI , they've also collaborated with Duwop... Read more »

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Lancôme team up with BAFTA and Swarovski

You may have seen last week I showed you the Butterflies Fever Ultra Lavande Blush from Lancôme' s Spring Ultra Lavande collection, and I've just seen they're releasing a limited edition version to coincide with the... Read more »

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Product Review: Benefit Bella Bamba Blusher

A big fan of Benefit makeup products I received the Bella Bamba blush with some trepidation. I love so many of their other blushers I wasn't sure Bella Bamba would be able to find a place in my collection. Was it a daytime... Read more »

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Benefit goes 3D with Bella Bamba Blusher

Benefit 's blushers have become somewhat iconic, and whenever a new one is released I get very excited. It's not even just the product that excites me, it's the whole package; the styling, the name, they're always so fun .... Read more »

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Lancome Ultra Lavande Collection for Spring 2011

How pretty is this blush palette from Lancome 's Spring collection? SO pretty. Part of the Ultra Lavande collection (so named because the overall colours in it are pinks and purples), the Butterflies Fever Ultra... Read more »

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MAC's Wonder Woman Collection is AMAZING

I love MAC as much as the next girl, but I have never wanted a collection like I want their upcoming Wonder Woman line . Isn't is epic ? The collection will include compacts and cases in the character's signature royal... Read more »

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Sale Watch: Benefit Powder Time Lover

This is something you're going to want to get your hands on quickly! Benefit are famous for their boxes of powder, so as a special treat for Christmas, they brought out a palette that incorporated three of their most popular... Read more »

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Bella Bamba blusher from Benefit

A new product from Benefit is always exciting, as I am totally in love with one of their recent launches, the great Porefessional. They will be launching a '3D blusher' in February 2011, called Bella Bamba. The shade is... Read more »

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The products behind Urban Outfitter's fresh-faced hipster look

Annoyingly ironic? Sometimes. On-trend and attractive looking? Always. The Urban Outfitters look book is either a treasure trove of styling inspiration or your own personal stylistic nightmare depending on your feelings on... Read more »

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Product Review: Benefit Pore Professional

First off I want to admit that I don't struggle that much with large pores. Well, at least I think I didn't till I tried this product. It's not that my skin worsesned after use, rather that my nose area seemed so much... Read more »

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Benefit New product alert! Two lush new goodies coming to you soon

I'm a big fan of Benefit products so the news that there would soon be two new additions to the range filled me with glee. One is the delightfully named 'Bathtina, Take a Picture... it lasts longer', and one is a kit... Read more »

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Product review: Nars Orgasm Illuminator

Nars Orgasm is one of those products which has become so famous that even the most prudish can mention they enjoy it without sniggering. The Nars Orgasm blush revolutionized how we think about colour and led to women... Read more »

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Meaningful Beauty: Review of Cindy Crawford's skincare range

Not so long ago I mentioned that I'd discovered that Cindy Crawford had released a skincare line called Meaningful Beauty. I've been trialing products for a few weeks now and am ready to give you my verdict on the line.... Read more »

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Product Review: Bare Escentuals All Over Face Color Pure Radiance

This is one of those products I've had kicking around my boudoir table for a long time that I've just never tried. I'm pretty sure it must have been a gift with purchase at some point, but today I decided to break out the... Read more »

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Product Review: MAC in Lillyland hitting US stores tomorrow, UK in February

"A collaboration that feels like the best tongue-in-chic resort retort delivers that joyously bright and refined Key West bloom: new floral patterned Pearlmatte Eye Shadow and Face Powder, plus all the retro-modern colour... Read more »

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Product review: Benefit One Hot Minute

One thing Benefit has always excelled at is presentation, which is one of the reasons it has so many devotees. One friend of mine is such a fan of the elegantly retro packaging that she continues to cart her products... Read more »

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Behold Barry M's new blushers!

If you like your blusher bright and bold, Barry M is going to be a good choice this season. The party-loving range has just introduced some wild new colours to its range, and I had a bit of a play with one of the brightest... Read more »

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HOW TO: Apply the alternatives to Blusher

Known as rouge back in the day, blusher was one of the first makeup products to go mainstream and has been an essential for women the world over for years. A sweep of powder blush and boom boom pow! A brighter, healthier... Read more »

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St Tropez launches new cosmetics range in the UK

Sarah Fisher writes... With weather as unpredictable as ours this summer, the only truly safe and reliable way to get a golden glow is out of a bottle. And thanks to tanning geniuses St Tropez, there's no shortage of... Read more »

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Offshore beauty - gorgeous MAC-a-like blush from Kiko cosmetics, Italy

Sarah Fisher writes... This morning I was thrilled to receive a package from a wonderful makeupalley.com swapper in Italy, who sent me some products from the Italian brand Kiko. I 've fallen for one item in... Read more »

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MEMEME Poppy Tint - Copy Tint? Poppycock...

Ah, Spring. The flowers are budding, the lovers are blushing... or have probably at least faked it with some hardy blusher or cheek stain. Benefit's cult favourite Benetint is probably the first long-wearing stain to... Read more »

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Gemma's favourite beauty finds part 3: Foundation, concealer & blush

1. Bare Escentuals Mineral Foundation (£24) & Mineral Veil (£21) Call me predictable, but Bare Escentuals gets my vote in the mineral foundation stakes. I've tried loads of other brands and though some come very close,... Read more »

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Too Faced release three new cheek products in fab retro packaging

I'm a big fan of Too Faced as I find their packaging adorable and their products seem to last a really long time and are highly pigmented. I was excited to hear that they've just released THREE new blushes, all in... Read more »