Little Mix’s make-up line hits online shelves

Little Mix are “so proud” of their new cruelty-free, vegan make-up line.It was announced in July (18) that the four piece – Jade Thirlwall, Jesy Nelson, Perrie Edwards and Leigh-Anne Pinnock – were gearing up to launch a cosmetics line, after earning t…

Little Mix are “so proud” of their new cruelty-free, vegan make-up line.

It was announced in July (18) that the four piece – Jade Thirlwall, Jesy Nelson, Perrie Edwards and Leigh-Anne Pinnock – were gearing up to launch a cosmetics line, after earning their beauty stripes with their own perfume range and teaming with Simple on skincare products.

On Thursday (13Sep18), LMX hit British store Boots’ website and will roll out into shops across the U.K. on Monday.

“It’s finally here,” Jade exclaimed on Instagram. “Our very own make up range @lmxbeauty is out NOW exclusively at @bootsuk online and in stores from Monday! We are so proud of what we have created together. Our make up is cruelty free and vegan friendly and is truly something we wear with pride ourselves and can’t wait for you to too!”

The line is made up of 19 items, including the Shout Out to my Pout Matte Lip & Liner Collection, face palettes, face gems and make-up brushes.

Prices range from $8 (£6) for the You’re a Gem Face Gems, to $52 (£40) for the Get The Luxe Mega Beauty Edit which features lots of items from the line.

A dedicated LMX Instagram account has also been set up for fans

“Cannot believe we are announcing our very own make up brand!” Leigh-Anne posted to her followers. “This is LMX guys @lmxbeauty and it is out NOW exclusively to @bootsuk stores and online! We have put so much time and effort into making this perfect for you guys! We hope you love it as much as we do! Cannot wait to see you guys looking fabulous with it!”

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Lili Reinhart regrets over-tweezing her eyebrows

Lili Reinhart regrets not taking her make-up artist’s advice on eyebrow maintenance earlier.The actress has risen to fame since landing the role of Betty Cooper on The CW television series Riverdale, with her character known for her fresh-faced appeara…

Lili Reinhart regrets not taking her make-up artist’s advice on eyebrow maintenance earlier.

The actress has risen to fame since landing the role of Betty Cooper on The CW television series Riverdale, with her character known for her fresh-faced appearance and high ponytails.

While Lili’s eyebrows always look perfectly groomed on the show or when she steps out on the red carpet, she has now shared that she had a plucking problem for a long time.

“I used to pluck all these hairs right here, which I learned was a big mistake. You should not do that,” she said in a beauty tutorial video for Vogue.com, referring to the innermost corners of her brows. “This one make-up artist on the show was like, ‘You should grow that, grow that out.’ And I was like, ‘She doesn’t know what she’s talking about.’ And she obviously did.”

Lili went on to explain that once she has applied her foundation and a light contour with a taupe-coloured powder, she focuses on her eyebrows and likes to tidy them up by applying Anastasia Beverly Hills’ Brow Powder with a small angled brush.

In addition, the blonde star also demonstrated how she makes her eyes pop. After applying a natural shade all over her lid she dusts on a “pretty peach” eyeshadow like the soft pink hue in Stila’s Matte ‘N Metal Eyeshadow Palette.

“Then I’m going to go in with a little dark brown with a little smudgy brush. And I go just above my lash line. I feel like if I don’t run a little bit of shadow or liner on my lash line, my eyes sort of disappear,” the 21-year-old said.

Once Lili, who is dating her Riverdale co-star Cole Sprouse, has applied a few coats of black mascara, she proceeds to dab on a little highlighter “where the light naturally hits”.

And she tops off her natural make-up look with a little loose powder and a swipe of MAC Lipstick in Brave.

“Being on the show, in general, has taught me a lot, a lot, a lot about make-up,” she smiled.

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Lupita Nyong’o sprung into action when her high school banned make-up

Lupita Nyong’o rallied against her high school’s no make-up rule by starting a petition to let girls wear cosmetics.The Black Panther actress is no stranger to bold make-up looks, and regularly stuns on the red carpet with bright colours on her eyes an…

Lupita Nyong’o rallied against her high school’s no make-up rule by starting a petition to let girls wear cosmetics.

The Black Panther actress is no stranger to bold make-up looks, and regularly stuns on the red carpet with bright colours on her eyes and lips.

When she was a student in Kenya, a young Lupita had little interest in beauty, however, she saw the injustice when her school dictated that none of the girls could wear make-up.

“I went to an all-boys school for high school, and they had girls in the last two classes. This is a school with 700 boys and a handful of girls,” she told InStyle. “At one point, there was an archaic rule that said that girls could not wear make-up to school. I was angry that the powers that be were trying to basically oppress and control the small female population. It infuriated me to the point that I started a petition.

“I said to myself, ‘Look, if a woman wants to wear make-up to school to feel confident in an environment where she’s a minority, why not? It doesn’t actually change whether or not she’s able to take in the information being given to her in the classroom.’ I personally had no interest in wearing make-up, but I just did not think it was right.”

She continued to explain that she now views cosmetics as an accessory, and is something she enjoys but does not rely on to feel beautiful.

The 35-year-old Oscar winner also shared her definition of beauty to the magazine.

“Magnetism and happiness. It’s about what brings you joy,” she smiled. “That’s it, really. ‘Does this bring me joy?’ If the answer is yes, then I’m pretty sure it makes you feel beautiful.

“At the end of the day, though, make-up should never take the place of self-love.”

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Keep your make-up brushes clean

We all use make-up brushes every day, but few of us clean them regularly.Not cleaning your brushes can mean you harbour bacteria, and this can be a massive issue if you suffer with problem skin. We spoke to award winning make-up artist Stacey Whittaker…

We all use make-up brushes every day, but few of us clean them regularly.

Not cleaning your brushes can mean you harbour bacteria, and this can be a massive issue if you suffer with problem skin. We spoke to award winning make-up artist Stacey Whittaker for her tips on keeping your brushes spick and span.

“Cleaning your make-up brushes regularly and correctly is so important for both your skin’s wellbeing and your make-up application,” Stacey told us. “You should aim to wash them once per week, this is especially essential with face brushes that you use for foundation, concealer etc.”

Stacey advises using water that’s “just warm and not too hot”, otherwise it might damage the brushes’ delicate bristles.

“Make sure that you hold the brushes facing downwards so the water runs off the bristles instead of running into them,” she added.

Stacey is a fan of brush cleansers, citing the MAC option as her favourite, but if your budget won’t stretch, you can use a gentle liquid soap or facial cleanser.

“Add a small amount of the cleanser to the damp brush and create a lather to remove the build up of product then rinse – thoroughly!” she explained. “Repeat this step if necessary and then gently dry the brush off with a soft cloth or tissue and leave to dry. This may be time consuming but it is crucial and will ensure your make-up application is more smooth and flawless.”

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Tried and tested: SAG Awards beauty

As well as lusting over Margot Robbie’s feather embellished Miu Miu dress and Susan Sarandon’s plunging sequinned number from Alberta Feretti at the recent Screen Actors Guild Awards, we were also taking note of the A-lists’ make-up looks.Recreat…

As well as lusting over Margot Robbie’s feather embellished Miu Miu dress and Susan Sarandon’s plunging sequinned number from Alberta Feretti at the recent Screen Actors Guild Awards, we were also taking note of the A-lists’ make-up looks.

Recreate the top trends with these must-have beauty products.

MAC Lipstick – Matte, Velvet Teddy

Margot Robbie slayed it in the beauty stakes, and we’ve found the perfect lipstick match in this MAC shade. Although it’s matte, Velvet Teddy is non drying and SUPER long lasting. Perfect for day and night, this MAC classic is a real beauty winner.

Mary Kay Mineral Eye Colour in Rose Gold – 4/5

Halle Berry made sure her eyes did all the talking on the big night, with bronze shadow on her lids and lash line, and an added pop of intensity with some clever inner-eye strobing. Mary Kay’s eyeshadow in Rose Gold is a great copycat shade, that lasts for hours. Apply over primer to make sure the powder has real staying power, but be careful of stray pigments that fall onto the cheek during application. Add more layers if you’re after a bolder hue.

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Tesoro – 3/5

Madeline Brewer made a real style statement at the 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards in a nude Reem Acra gown which she complemented with a swipe of orange-red lipstick. To emulate the warm hue, Stila’s Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Tesoro is a good option, as it offers a very flattering red based orange. It features a creamy-matte finish, and nourishing vitamin E and avocado oil, but it isn’t entirely budge-proof and requires re-application every couple of hours.

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Six of the best kiss-proof lipsticks

A long-wearing, smudge-proof lipstick that survives all night is pretty much the holy grail when it comes to lipstick.Unless you’re deliberately planning to recreate the smudged lip look that permeated the Autumn/Winter 17 catwalks, with Valentine’s …

A long-wearing, smudge-proof lipstick that survives all night is pretty much the holy grail when it comes to lipstick.

Unless you’re deliberately planning to recreate the smudged lip look that permeated the Autumn/Winter 17 catwalks, with Valentine’s Day on the horizon, a long-lasting lip bullet will be your best friend if you have plans to pucker up.

While some long-wear formulas can leave lips feeling dry and flaky, these picks will guarantee a kissable pout for hours. It is however, best to prep your lips before a potential encounter with a good base like Blistex Lip Serum, which works instantly to hydrate lips and create softness. It immediately absorbs into lips and creates a smoothing primer to grip whatever shade you put on top. And for a super soft pout, try Skyn ICELAND Plumping Lip Gels, a 10-minute plumping gel patch designed to improve the look, fullness and overall health of lips.

Read on for the best lippies for puckering up.

Pat McGrath MatteTrance in Elson

The fashion world’s most in demand make-up artist has created her own make-up line, including this richly-pigmented deep red with blue undertones. It goes on opaque for a mesmerizingly modern matte finish.

Marc Jacobs Le Marc Liquid Lip Crayon in How Rouge

A lip crayon is perfect for a relaxed day time date, helping you to achieve full, kissable lips in one swipe. Jacobs’ 16 hour built in wear means you can go in fearlessly for plenty of smudge-proof smooching.

YSL Tatouage Couture Matte Stain in 10 Carmin Statement

This liquid lipstick offers a lightweight finish with a bold colour pay-off, making you easily forget you’re even wearing lipstick. Despite that, it has remarkable staying power and won’t disappear like those glasses of wine.

Laura Mercier Velour Lovers Lipstick in Temptation

The ever reliable Laura Mercier’s Velour lipstick will stay in place through dinner and beyond (wink) so you can enjoy the food you love without worrying about losing your vibrant lip colour.

NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment in Just What I Needed

NARS’ liquid lipstick dries to a smooth matte finish that won’t move or crack on your lips. Intense colour coverage is combined with ultra-flexible long-wear that applies like an ink on lips for a night out with no worries of smudging.

MAC Matte Lipstick in Velvet Teddy

If you’re particularly conscious about lipstick transfer with a bold red, or perky pink, a pout-enhancing nude shade, like MAC’s Velvet Teddy will give you peace of mind, and it will stay in place all night.

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Brighten your complexion with colour-correcting concealers

There’s nothing like a flick of electric blue eyeliner or a bold red lip to add a fun edge to an otherwise everyday make-up look.While a pop of colour can work wonders when it comes to enhancing your features, most of us would steer clear of adding vib…

There’s nothing like a flick of electric blue eyeliner or a bold red lip to add a fun edge to an otherwise everyday make-up look.

While a pop of colour can work wonders when it comes to enhancing your features, most of us would steer clear of adding vibrant tones anywhere other than the eyes or mouth. However, colour correction is a phenomenon that when applied correctly, can give your face a flawless finish.

Before you worry that painting the rainbow may leave you looking more circus performer than skin sensation, cast your mind back to your primary school art lessons and you’ll realise that it all makes perfect sense. Shades positioned opposite each other on a colour wheel cancel each other out. Apply that concept to make-up and a smear of green works to neutralise any redness in your face, while purples can mute all yellow undertones.

A great starter kit is MUA’s Pro-Base Prime & Conceal Correcting Wheel. This palette is made up of eight blendable creams, including orange, to offset dark circles, and blue, to neutralise sallow tones.

“Dab the concealer onto discolourations, dark areas, or skin imperfections with a clean finger, brush or sponge and gently blend out until there are no apparent lines or demarcation between the concealer and your skin or foundation,” instructed MUA brand ambassador and professional make-up artist Karla Powell.

A more luxurious option is the CHADO Monts & Merveilles sculpting palette, with added plant stem cells for an anti-ageing bonus.

“Blend a mix of the three to find your perfect match,” advised celebrity make-up artist Danielle Hudson. “Add concealer over the whole area from under the eye, down to the cheekbones, and sweep right up to the top of the eye socket and corners.

Danielle also suggested applying the creams with your fingers, as the warmth will melt the product smoothly into your skin.

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Go green this January


January is all about going green, but we’re not talking about kale and spinach. We’re all for a 2018 health kick when it comes to our diet, but what’s even more fun is some green goodies to fulfil our beauty needs.

Read on for our top green …

January is all about going green, but we’re not talking about kale and spinach. We’re all for a 2018 health kick when it comes to our diet, but what’s even more fun is some green goodies to fulfil our beauty needs.



Read on for our top green picks this January.

Mugler Aura


Encased in the most gorgeous of green bottles, Mugler’s latest perfume Aura is a delight for the nose and eyes. The green heart-shaped bottle reflects the smell of the perfume, which is fresh and vibrant, mixing together rhubarb leaf, tiger liana, orange blossom, bourbon vanilla and wolfwood notes. At the quite literal heart of this perfume is the celebration of women, and it makes for the ideal new signature scent.


Schwarzkopf Beology


Beology is the first customizable premium line from Schwarzkopf, with the experts at the haircare giant inspired by the potent power of nature when creating the products. Enriched with Deep Sea Extract and Anti Ox Algae, Beology is just the thing your tresses need to start the New Year right, Choose from repairing, moisturising & smoothing, and feed your hair this January.

Cocunat Micellar Water 3-in-1


Natural and toxic-free beauty brand Cocunat shuns harsh sulphates, artificial colours and parabens, meaning your skin is only getting the best of the best. We love the aloe vera and lavender infused Micellar Water to remove the day’s dirt and grime.


Coco & Eve Like a Virgin


Ethical Balinese haircare brand Coco & Eve has recently launched in the U.K., much to the delight of vegans and devotees of cruelty-free products. This five in one hair treatment, made with raw virgin Balinese coconuts and figs, helps to rejuvenate and revive parched hair which has been damaged by styling, heat, dyes and the environment.


Jane Iredale cruelty-free make-up brushes


If you’re looking to become more animal conscious in 2018, then Jane Iredale has the perfect products for you. The brand is rolling out a whole range of cruelty-free make-up brushes, made from soft, synthetic brush hairs. There are more than 25 new brushes launching, with the Blending Contour Brush and Contour Brush the first to hit shelves.


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2018 make-up predictions

With a new year comes a host of new make-up trends. From glowing skin, as seen at the Golden Globe Awards, to graphic eyes, we spoke to Denise Rabor, International Make-up Artist and Founder of WOW Beauty, for the lowdown on the trends to expect in 201…

With a new year comes a host of new make-up trends. From glowing skin, as seen at the Golden Globe Awards, to graphic eyes, we spoke to Denise Rabor, International Make-up Artist and Founder of WOW Beauty, for the lowdown on the trends to expect in 2018.


Glowing skin


Mandy Moore, Alison Brie and Gal Gadot were among the beauties who boasted luminous skin at the star-studded awards ceremony, and it’s a look that’s not to difficult to recreate. “To perfect this look, ensure your skin is in good condition well cleansed and moisturised,” Denise told us. “This look is very minimalistic so don’t go overboard with the foundation and try to stick to a foundation with a lighter coverage or no foundation at all!”


Highlight


To continue the luminous skin theme, grab a highlighting stick.”Highlight is super on trend for the season – use it in the areas of your face you want to accentuate the most, whether it be the nose, cheekbones etc. and also use it in the inner corner of your eyes to make them really pop!” Denise explained.


Graphic eye make-up


“Graphic eye makeup has been seen all over the catwalks for S/S 2018. Use a liquid eyeliner and create a graphic, sharp, edgy liner to create this look or take inspiration from the iconic Amy Winehouse, create an overdrawn, graphic, feline flick,” Denise smiled.


Bold, brushed up brows


Take inspiration from stars like Cara Delevingne for this trend. “Use an eyebrow powder or pencil to give your brows some definition and then use an eyebrow spoolie (mascara brush) to brush through the brows and give the appearance of more fullness,” she said.


Red lips


Another trend more than evident at the Golden Globes was that of the classic red lip. “Be sure to use a lip liner in a similar shade to your red lipstick first and apply this around the lips and to fill in your lips to keep the colour lasting longer,” Denise advised.


Long lashes


It’s worth investing in a decent mascara for this trend. “Apply an extra layer or two of mascara on your lashes or alternatively, apply fake eyelashes on the top and bottom of your eyes to create a ‘doll like’ look,” Denise grinned.

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Get Jessica Biel’s subtle bronzed look

Jessica Biel graced the red carpet in a black Dior Haute Couture tulle gown in solidarity with the Time’s Up movement at last week’s Golden Globe Awards. But it wasn’t just her stunning attire or her date – husband Justin Timberlake – that grab…

Jessica Biel graced the red carpet in a black Dior Haute Couture tulle gown in solidarity with the Time’s Up movement at last week’s Golden Globe Awards. But it wasn’t just her stunning attire or her date – husband Justin Timberlake – that grabbed the attention.

While her dress was unstated, Jessica looked every inch a winner with a subtle Globes glow created for her by make-up artist Kara Yoshimoto Bua.

While we may not all be able to splurge on a couture gown, Kara has shared her tips on how to recreate the gorgeous, gleaming glow she gave The Sinner star using St. Tropez products.

First, Kara used St. Tropez Tan Enhancing Body Polish to prep and exfoliate the skin. Then using the Applicator Mitt, she swept a layer of Instant Tan Finishing Gloss onto the shoulders, arms and decolletage to give the body a subtle, bronzed sheen perfect or reflecting the flurry of flashbulbs on the red carpet.

Then Kara applied an extra layer of Finishing Gloss to Jessica’s sculpted collarbone and blended some more down her arm to highlight the Golden Globe’s nominee’s toned figure, giving her a more radiant glow.

As well as her shimmering appearance, Jessica opted for an old Hollywood make-up look, using Chanel make-up to create an elongated cat eye and defined matte poppy pink lip, pressed on using the company’s La Diva lipstick. Kara also used for a brown taupe pencil to lengthen and soften the cat eye on the star. A perfect look for a glamorous night out!

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