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Get the Look: Sisley

Get the Look: Sisley

Well known for their skincare  range, Sisley wanted to give us an insight into their makeup range, more specifically their latest launch of Phyto-Teint. Our category executive, Hannah (who loves their skincare), was more than excited to give the range a go. The makeup artist, Roya, began by removing Hannah’s makeup with Eau Efficace, a...
Tried & Tested: Acqua di Parma Rosa Nobile

Tried & Tested: Acqua di Parma Rosa Nobile

Every new fragrance that hits down on the beauty desk is always hugely anticipated. When Acqua di Parma first showcased their Rosa Nobile eau de parfum, we couldn’t wait for it to finally launch and here it is in all its glory! It was put to the test and below is what our ladies thought…...
Tried & Tested: Guerlain L'Homme Ideal

Tried & Tested: Guerlain L’Homme Ideal

As the holiday season approaches, there’s the age old issue of what to buy your brother, boyfriend, partner or any other man in your life. Aftershave is an even more difficult area to crack, so with Guerlain’s new men’s fragrance we had our testers tell us whether it’s something they’d like to see under the...
Tried & Tested: Clarins 'The Essentials' Eye Palette

Tried & Tested: Clarins ‘The Essentials’ Eye Palette

The remake on last year’s Christmas ‘The Essentials’ eye palette, Clarins have given it extra oomph for even more statement making eyes. The 10 shades go from a golden beige through to a charcoal grey/black, ranging from matte to satin and pearlescent finishes. With such a wide range of colours, it’s easy to create the...
Tried & Tested: Armani Eye & Brow Maestro

Tried & Tested: Armani Eye & Brow Maestro

We heard about this new product a few months back and were fascinated by the concept – now it’s here, we’ve fallen for it! You’ve had a shadow meets a liner but now you have a brow/shadow combo, these one-pot wonders are doing a hella lot of good on our makeup bag space. Kay, Giorgio...
Tried & Tested: Jo Malone London Wood Sage & Sea Salt

Tried & Tested: Jo Malone London Wood Sage & Sea Salt

Jo Malone London is renowned for exquisite candles and unique scents so it’s no wonder the beauty team went all potty over the newest addition. They give their feedback on the latest Wood Sage & Sea Salt fragrance… Aimee Jess – Assistant Category Manager “As a returning Jo Malone London customer I was really excited...
EXCLUSIVE: Rouge Dior Baume

EXCLUSIVE: Rouge Dior Baume

Left to Right: Spring/Star/Rose Rose/Diorette A little bit of couture in your handbag? Don’t mind if we do!These balm-lipstick-hybrids add a hint of gorgeous colour whilst nourishing your lips at the same time. Rich in naturally derived lipcare ingredients (10 times more than a classic lipstick), you’d be surprised at how the colour holds and...
Beauty Confidential: Perfect Pairs

Beauty Confidential: Perfect Pairs

We’ve matched a selection of our favourites with a selection of yours – don’t they all look lovely together? From your skincare, right up to the last brush of your lashes, you can get £10 off one of our top 30 products when you buy any other beauty product. Beauty Confidential ends both online and...
EXCLUSIVE: Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Sparkle Shadow & Liner

EXCLUSIVE: Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Sparkle Shadow & Liner

All you lovely HoF customers are in for a treat with our Bobbi Brown exclusive. Ready for party season, these new ‘Shadow meets Liner’ pots are going to be your new must-have. In 5 colours; Thunderstorm (dark blue), Night Sky (navy), Smokey Topaz (deep gold) , Sunlit Bronze & Midnight Forest (green), there’s a hue to suit...
Tried & Tested: Crème de la Mer The Intensive Revitalizing Mask

Tried & Tested: Crème de la Mer The Intensive Revitalizing Mask

Crème de la Mer has a cult following with huge celebrity fans like Kate Moss. I’ve never used any of their products but have always been intruiged by them – they have a following for a reason, so they must be doing something right! When I was approached to give this mask a go, I...
Tried & Tested: bareMinerals bareSkin Foundation

Tried & Tested: bareMinerals bareSkin Foundation

It’s time to get the truth behind the hype. We’ve been overly excited about the first ever liquid foundation from bareMinerals (and the awesome brush!) so the only way to get the low down on this skin-loving product was to give it a try. Here’s what our testers thought… Nathalie Ward – Buying Assistant, Colour...
Tried & Tested: Clarins Super Restorative Cream

Tried & Tested: Clarins Super Restorative Cream

As it slowly creeps into autumn and winter, skincare takes high priority, especially with Britain’s unpredictable weather. With new serums and high-tech concotions making their ways onto the shelves, should we still put faith in moisturisers? We give the new Clarins Super Restorative Day & Night creams a go…. Claire Gillespie – Assistant Category Manager,...