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How to wear a glossy lip

This is the season to experiment with a glossy lip

 

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Not many of us can say we made it through the ‘90s without wearing a slick of lip gloss. Mostly sticky with sickly sweet scents, you probably have this down as a beauty faux pas you don’t plan to revisit. But believe it or not, gloss is back in a big way. High-shine is the look of the season and as the party invites start rolling in, there’s no better time to experiment.


From the super-pigmented to the subtle, gloss in 2018 is not as we knew it. With oil-infused formulas and serious staying power, it’s all gone luxe. We love Tom Ford’s Lip Slick for a lip-conditioning tint and Lancôme L`Absolu Lacquer to make a colour statement. NARS Velvet Lip Glide is the ultimate night out accompaniment, and YSL Volupte Liquid Colour Balm still has a permanent place in our makeup bags post-summer. Scroll down to see more of our favourites.


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Best winter fragrances for men

Best winter fragrances for men

Winter is on its way, and with it comes the perfect excuse to change up your signature scent. Whether you're looking for an aftershave to take you through the new season or a gift for the man in your life, here's our pick of the best winter fragrances for men.

 

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1. Dior Sauvage

Dior Sauvage EDP

 

The perfect winter evening scent. Blending ambroxan and Calabria bergamot, Sauvage is bold and seductive, perfect for date night.


Dior Sauvage EDP 100ml, £87

 


2. Acqua di Parma Colonia Sandalo

Acqua di Parma Colonia Sandalo

 

Smart and sophisticated, the latest release from ADP combines their classic citrus scent with masucline sandalwood. A staple everyday fragrance.


Acqua di Parma Colonia Sandalo EDC 100ml, £179

 


3. Montblanc Legend Night

Montblanc Legend Night

 

A reimagination of the original Legend fragrance, Night is rich, warm and alluring. The unique scent is ideal for the colder weather, dialling down the lavendar and introducing top notes of vanilla and apple.


Montblanc Legend Night EDP 100ml, £67

 


4. Mugler Alien Man

Mugler Alien Man

 

For the man looking for something bold and mysterious, choose Alien. The latest Mugler fragrance is ashy, with an oriental tinge. Although sharp on first spritz, this dries down to a much softer scent.


Mugler Alien Man EDT 100ML, £68

 


5. Creed Aventus

Creed Aventus

 

If you're looking for a scent that's guaranteed to attract compliments, this is it. Our best-selling men's fragrance, Aventus blends pineapple, blackcurrent and Italian bergamot.


Creed Aventus EDP 100ml, £250

 


6. Dunhill Century

Dunhill Century

 

With notes of Neroli, the fragrance is fresh and clean, edging on floral. Choose this for days when you want something a little more subtle.


Dunhill Century EDP 135ml, £79

 


7. Givenchy Gentleman

Givenchy Gentleman

 

Iris paired with black vanilla and pepper make this sweet and spicy scent totally addictive. Perfect for the transitioning seasons, this will take you straight through autumn and into winter.


Givenchy Gentleman EDP 100ml, £77.50

 


8. Atelier Cologne Tobacco Nuit

CHANEL Bleu De Chanel

 

A warm, tobacco scent with clementine and labdanumm, this is reminiscent of evenings spent in an exclusive private members' club. One word: classy


Atelier Cologne Tobacco Nuit 100ml, £160

Really Ree's top 10 blushers

Really Ree's top 10 blushers

A good blusher is one of makeup’s secret miracle workers - it can shape the face and wake up your complexion in just a couple of swipes. It's no wonder we're obsessed. Here we've teamed up with beauty blogger Ree (@reallyree) to discover her top ten blushers for achieving that healthy glow.

 

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1. NARS Orgasm Blush

NARS COSMETICS Limited Edition Oversized Orgasm Blush

 

NARS Orgasm is probably the most iconic blush of all time. It’s a beautiful peachy-pink with a soft gold shimmer – the perfect illuminating blush that suits pretty much all skin tones.


NARS COSMETICS Limited Edition Oversized Orgasm Blush, £30

 


2. BENEFIT Blush Bar

BENEFIT Blush Bar

 

Benefit Cosmetics do brilliant blushes in a range of shades. The formula is great, and they're ideal for travel as they come with their own high-quality brush. I love Rockateur because it has a soft shimmer for lots of glow.


BENEFIT Blush Bar, £49.50

 


3. M.A.C Powder Blush

MAC Powder Blush

MAC have the biggest range of blusher shades. Fleur Power is my favourite as it provides a fresh offset to a smoky eye and the prettiest natural-looking pink flush.


MAC Powder Blush, £19.50

 


4. CLINIQUE Chubby Stick 

CLINIQUE Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm

If cream blush is your thing, you can’t go wrong with the Amp’d Up Apple Clinique Chubby Stick. Draw on and blend out for juicy, fresh skin.


CLINIQUE Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm, £20

 


5. BAREMINERALS Gen Nude Powder Blush

BARE MINERALS, Gen Nude Powder Blush

 

bareMinerals Gen Nude has a match for every skin tone. Its finish is like velvet on the skin, blurring imperfections and brightening the complexion. Peachy Keen is my perfect peach pink.


BARE MINERALS, Gen Nude Powder Blush, £22

 


6. STILA Convertible Colour Cream

STILA Convertible Colour Dual Lip And Cheek Cream

 

Stila’s Convertible Color Lip and Cheek cream in shade lillium is an instant skin pick me up. It has a gorgeous creamy, translucent texture and is so easy to use, it almost blends itself.


STILA Convertible Colour Dual Lip And Cheek Cream, £16

 


7. BOBBI BROWN Pot Rouge 

BOBBI BROWN Pot Rouge For Lips & Cheeks

 

Sticking with creams, Bobbi Brown’s Pot Rouge is also an icon. A kiss of health and hydration, my favourite shade is pale pink.


BOBBI BROWN Pot Rouge For Lips & Cheeks, £22

 


8. URBAN DECAY Afterglow Blush

URBAN DECAY Afterglow Blush

 

For bolder pops of colour, look to Urban Decay’s Afterglow Blush. It uses a sheer yet buildable formula in a range of stunning shades. Bang makes a beautiful statement, especially for darker skin tones, and I love Score with its soft gold flecks.


URBAN DECAY Afterglow Blush, £21

 


9. LANCÔME Blush Subtil Cushion

LANCÔME Blush Subtil Cushion

 

For a different kind of blush experience you need to try Lancôme Blush Subtil Cushion. The formula is light as air and blends effortlessly into the skin, imparting a sheer flush of colour with a dewy finish. Sorbet Grenadine is gorgeous.


LANCÔME Blush Subtil Cushion, £30

 


10. CHARLOTTE TILBURY Pretty Youth Glow

CHARLOTTE TILBURY Pretty Youth Glow Filter Blush Highlighter Duo

 

Charlotte Tilbury’s new Pretty Youth Glow duo is a bit of a multitasker. The two shades shape and lift the face, with a skin perfecting formula. You’ll look fresh and glowy in a flash with Seduce Blush, my favourite shade duo.


CHARLOTTE TILBURY Pretty Youth Glow Filter Blush Highlighter Duo, £30

How to melt-proof your makeup

How to melt-proof your makeup

 

The UK so rarely gets a heatwave, it seems criminal to complain, but is anything more frustrating than feeling your carefully-applied makeup slide away? Here's our edit of the best sweat-proof beauty products to keep your face perfectly in place...

 

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A moment in prime

 


A moment in prime

Primer is arguably one of the most underrated beauty products, and summer is its time to shine (by doing a stellar job of eliminating yours). A mattifying, oil-controlling formula is perfect for hot weather. Use a small amount and apply with your fingers for an even coverage.

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Lock it down

 


Lock it down

If you're not using a product designed to set your makeup in place, prepare to re-apply your look by lunchtime. Setting sprays and powders are game-changers all year round, but in the summer they're essential. As well as controlling oily skin, they help to prevent colour from running or fading.

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The eyes have it

 


The eyes have it

Now your base won't budge, but don't forget to choose the right formulas for your eye makeup. Whether it's caused by hayfever or humidity, in the summer it will be streaming in no time. Always go for products that are water-resistant and long-lasting.

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