Friday, 7 November 2014

MAC's New Holiday Collections

MAC Cosmetics has announced the launch of its Holiday Collections, comprising the Heirloom Mix range, a selection of Keepsakes and Objects of Affection gifts. Heirloom Mix offers products for the face, eyes, lips and nails in a selection of dark hues. Products in the collection include: Lipstick, Cremesheen Glass, Mini Pressed Pigment, Fluidline, Kohl Power Eye Pencil, Glitter, Eye Kohl, Mineralize Blush and Nail Lacquer. MAC Keepsakes features coordinated sets for eyes, lips and face in a variety of colour combinations. 
The range is accented with brush kits and a limited-edition Rihanna Viva Glamourous lip palette, harnessing shades of red and metallic mauve. The Objects of Affection collection comprises a selection of kits encased in glitterised boxes, containing Pigments and Glitter in shades silver and blue, pink and rose, gold and beige and deep bronze (online only). A Lipglass set is also available in shades of pink, plum, nude, red and coral. 
Launch date: today (6 November) 
Prices: £12-£42 
Stockists: nationwide 

Monday, 3 November 2014

FACE Stockholm Unveils New Holographic & Spring 2015 Collections

Swedish beauty brand FACE Stockholm has announced the launch of its Holographic 2014and spring 2015 make-up collections, as well as its Marine Therapy skincare line. The Holographic collection (pictured above) has been designed to emulate the effect of a diamond or prism, comprising: Lyster Lipstick, which intesifies colour and shine of a lip pencil or gloss; and Lipgloss #67, an iridescent gloss for high shine and colour. The spring 2015 colour palette comprises dusky shades across products including: BB Natural Beauty Balm, Stockholm Créme Blush, Lemon Matte Eye Shadow, Presence Eye Dust, Ego Eye Dust, Cream Eye Shadow, Clear Brow Fix, Water Resistant Mascara, Frida Eye Pencil and Ladakh Lipstick. Skincare products within the Marine Therapy line include: Seaweed Cleanser, Toner, Moisturiser, Night Cream and Eye Cream. 

Launch date: this month (Holographic) & February (spring/skincare) 
Prices: £15-£33 

Monday, 6 October 2014

New Illamasqua Limited Edition Facets Collection

Cosmetic brand Illamasqua has announced the launch of Facets, a new limited edition collection of make-up and brushes. The new Multi Facet Palette offers versatility through a combination of eye and cheek colours that also come with a double ended brush for application. 
Two palettes are available, including Semblance and Aura (pictured above). The Mini Brush Set contains five everyday make-up brushes in a compact case, which also offers a detachable make-up bag. 
Brushes include: Powder Brush, Eye Shadow Brush, Blending Brush, Angled Brush and Lip Brush. The new Make-Up Bag is a clutch style with convenient wipe clean outer fabric. Also in the collection are two new shades of Glamore Lipstick: Starkers (rosy colour) and Salacious (raspberry red). Both lipsticks offer a matte texture. 

Friday, 3 October 2014

NEW No7 Match Made Lipstick Service

No7 is set to revolutionise the way women buy lipsticks

No7 is once again set to change how women shop for cosmetics. A beauty first, No7 is launching the No7 Match Made Lipstick Service; an innovative and effective make-up service that is set to revolutionise the way women buy lipstick.

Women tell us that finding the perfect lipstick colour is one of the biggest beauty challenges they face so the Colour Scientists at No7 have spent years painstakingly creating the No7 Match Made Lipstick Service resulting in 43 lipstick colours that have been specifically designed to complement one or more of the No7 skin-true foundation shades.

By using their unique knowledge of British skin tones, gained from the development of the No7 Match Made Foundation Service, this in-store analysis uses a special colour-measuring device, to give women their precise No7 skin-true foundation shade and, now lipstick colour families. Armed with this knowledge the No7 Advisors can suggest lipstick colours to flatter and suit each complexion. The specially formulated lipstick colours are grouped into six colour families:  Light Pink, Dark Pink, Plum, Coral, Red and Naturals and are available in No7’s much loved Moisture Drench (£9.95) and Stay Perfect (£9.95) formulations.

The colours for the No7 Match Made Lipsticks were chosen by identifying 60 colours that flattered one or more complexions, the No7 Colour Scientists then assessed the impact of each of these colours, by testing them on a selection of women with different ages, different hair colours and different skin tones. Any colours that were not obviously flattering were discarded, leaving 43 new colours that really give the complexion a lift.

‘You know when you have found the right lipstick colour because it wakes up your whole face in a way that anyone can see.’ Jo Watson, No7 Colour Scientist

As well as helping women to find lipstick colours that make them look great, the experts at No7 understand the emotional connection women have with cosmetics. They understand that finding that perfect lipstick has the power to make women feel great about themselves whether that’s more confident, empowered or glamorous; giving them that real ‘Ta Dah!’ moment every time they use them. As part of the development, ordinary women were recruited to try out their chosen lipsticks in the course of their daily lives, the No7 Colour Scientists found that wearing the correct colour of lipstick can have startling positive effects. One No7 tester said:

“This is making me change. I just seem to not only get more attention but people seem to listen to what I have to say. [Wearing this colour] I have found it easier to engage people. I feel bright and bold, glamorous, happy and positive.” Maz, aged 44

Available Now from Boots UK wide 

New From L'Occitane Whipped Shea Butter Collection

The luxurious way to perfect soft skin & no excuse to treat yourself! L'Occitane, the international retailer of body, face, and home products, has announced the launch of a limited edition Whipped Shea Butter bodycare collection. In the year that L’Occitane celebrates 25 years of using fair trade shea butter from women’s co-operatives in Burkina Faso, a new range with this key ingredient has been created. With a new light texture that melts into the skin, products launching include Whipped Shower Cream, Whipped Body Cream and Whipped Hand Cream. 

Models Own New DISCO PANTS Collection

Something for the weekend….! Nail brand Models Own has announced the launch of new Christmas collection DISCO PANTS. Featuring five new sparkly fashion-forward nail polishes, each polish contains a creamy pearlescent formula which glides onto nails for a long-lasting, high-shine metallic finish. Formulated with ultra-fine, colour matched glitter new shades available include: Sound Factory - sapphire blue; Paradise Garage - emerald green; Studio 54 - pink diamond; Copacabana - shimmering golden topaz; Roxy - purple amethyst. 

Launch date: 17 October 
Prices: £4.99 
Stockists: (17 October), UK Models Own Bottleshops  (18 October) and Superdrug stores (22 October) 

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

New Vaseline Vintage Collection

Just love these & right on trend too, perfect for that little splash of colour as well (Rosy).  

Beauty brand Vaseline has announced the launch of its Vintage Collection, offering four new special edition tins. The collection comprises: Original, Aloe, Cocoa Butter and Rosy. 

Launch date: mid-September 
Price: £1.43-£1.93 
Stockists: nationwide 

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New SS15 Trend Forecast Palettes By MAC

MAC Cosmetics has unveiled SS15 Trend Forecast Palettes, for lips, cheeks and eyes. The limited edition palettes each feature six shades from the SS15 catwalks' most talked about colour trends; from a mushroom glaze, pastel wash and an inky stained smoke on the eye, to 90's inspired neutrals and blue-toned reds for the lips and cheeks. 

Launch date: this week 
Prices: £35 
Stockists: & MAC PRO stores 

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Friday, 5 September 2014

New Cheryl by Eylure Lashes

Beauty brand Eylure has collaborated with UK platinum selling artist and The X Factor judgeCheryl to launch a new collection of false eyelashes. With a lightweight feel, the eyelashes are reusable and easy to apply. The collection comprises four designs featuring: First Date (above left), providing medium length and a little volume; Girls Night, an angled style for an elongated look; Sexy Señorita, offering long length and a little volume; and Belle of the Ball (above right), a full fringe of lashes. 

Launch date: today / January 
Price: £5.95 
Stockists: Claire's / nationwide (Jan) 
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NARS 20th Anniversary Lipstick Collection

NARS Cosmetics has announced the launch of The Audacious Lipstick Collection, in celebration of its 20th anniversary. The lipsticks contain a pigment-rich formula which delivers an intense, full-coverage finish that applies in a single stroke. The long-lasting formula is infused with ingredients known to smooth, moisturise and volumise, including tamanu oil and white mushroom extract, which adds a brightening effect. 
The 30-piece collection is housed in weighted matte-black metallic cases with a magnetic closure. Each shade has been named after women who have influenced François Nars throughout his career. Actress Charlotte Rampling is the face of the new collection. 
In addition to The Audacious Lipstick Collection, the brand will offer The NARS Vault, an exclusive edition set of 10 lipsticks and nail polishes, packaged in a mirrored case with an etched quote from François Nars, exclusive to Selfridges. 

Launch date: this week / 1 October (NARS Vault) 
Prices: £24 (Audacious) & £330 (Vault) 
Stockists: nationwide 

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New Look Debuts Make-Up Collection

High street fashion brand New Look has announced the launch of Pure Colour, its debut cosmetic collection. Launching in to 120 stores across the UK and online, the 100-piece range boasts a range of products for face, eyes, lips and nails, as well as a collection of fragrances. Key products include: five-shade Eyeshadow Palette, Matte Eyeshadow, Eyebrow Pencil and Mascara; Lip Liner and Matte Lipstick; SPF 15 Pure Colour Press Powder, Foundation, Concealer, Blusher and Bronzing Powder. Nail Polish is available in 25 shades, while fragrances include: Pure Blush (oriental and citrusy), Pure Touch (fruity and floral), Pure Devotion(floral) and Pure Dusk (oriental gourmand). Accessories such as brushes, tweezers and a hair brush also form part of the collection. 

Launch date: 15 September 
Prices: £1.99-£4.99 
Stockists: nationwide 

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New Showgirl Mascara From Barry M

Barry M Cosmetics has announced the launch of Showgirl, two new mascaras that lengthen and volumise eyelashes. Showgirl Extra Lengthening (pictured left) stretches lashes, offering a brush and formula that lifts and sculpts each lash from root to tip; while Showgirl Extra Volume (pictured right) features a mega brush that lifts and fans out every lash for a fuller look without clumping. 

Launch date: October 
Price: £4.99 
Stockists: Boots & Superdrug nationwide 

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New Color Elixir by Colour Sensational from Maybelline New York

Cosmetic brand Maybelline New York has announced the launch of Color Elixir by Colour Sensational, a collection of lip lacquers available in 11 shades. The applicator bursts each oil particle, causing them to rise to the surface of the smooth pigment base, while the oil is suspended on top to add high-octane shine and a 3-D glossy finish. 

Launch date: September 
Price: £6.99 
Stockists: nationwide 

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Tuesday, 12 August 2014

New Bobbi Brown AW14 Sheer Brights Eyeshadows

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics has announced the launch of Sheer Brights Eyeshadow, a new collection inspired by the AW14 trends of the catwalk. The new collection comprises 15 eye shadow shades, ranging from vivid blue and pastel green to bubblegum pink, across matte, metallic and shimmer formulas. Shades of Eye Shadow include: Burnt Rose, Peach Cloud, Cornflower, Pistachio, Sea Glass, Sunrise Pink and Sweet Pink; while Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow is available in: French Blue, Berry Sorbet, Pink Slip and Golden Amber; andMetallic Eye Shadow available in: Hazy Lilac, Aegean Blue, Bubbly and Linen. Encompassed in a flip-top compact, each shadow can be used individually or popped into a customisable palette (sold separately), which is available in sizes of three, four and six pans.

Launch date: September 
Prices: £17.50 
Stockists: Bobbi Brown stores & Twitter@BobbiBrown 

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Topshop Launch New Foundation Collect 'The Face"

Topshop Beauty has announced the launch of The Face, the brand's inaugural facial beauty collection. The hero product in the collection is The Foundation, which has been developed with advanced micronised silicone coated pigments to ensure optimum skin tone adaptability, adjusting to the wearer's own personalised shade. The silk-like gelled formula glides smoothly and evenly to leave a weightless, medium coverage that lasts all day. Other products include: The Airbrush Primer, with photo-reflecting particles to add glow, while blurring the appearance of imperfections and pores; The Colour Correcting Primer, which banishes shine and smoothes skin, with oil-absorbing powders to mattify and tighten pores;The Concealer Palette, offering Colour Correcting Concealer, Under Eye Concealer, Blemish Concealer and Setting Powder to build customised coverage, counteract discolouration and hide imperfections and blemishes; and The Concealer, a lightweight formula that targets blemishes while disguising under eye circles and reducing puffiness. 

Launch date: September 
Prices: £10-£16 
Stockists: selected Topshop & John Lewis stores nationwide 

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Friday, 8 August 2014

Laura Mercier - Smooth Finish Collection

French make-up brand Laura Mercier has introduced Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide foundation and Smooth Finish Foundation Powder to deliver universally wearable, perfecting, smoothing, matte and oil free formulas that provide a blurring effect for a smooth complexion. Both powder and fluide formulas feature modern, ultra-light weight textures that are comfortable and flex with the skins natural movement. Containing Hydro-Brilliant Technology, reflective waters and natural silica create natural colour-true shades. Available for all skin-tones and types, there will be 24 shades available.  

Launch date: 1 September 
Prices: £34 
Stockists: Space NK, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, Harrods, House of Fraser & Brown Thomas Ireland 

RMK Launch Power of Love AW14 Collection

Japanese cosmetic brand RMK has announced the launch of Power of Love, a new make-up collection for AW14. Designed by Creative Director and make-up artist Kaori, the collection balances metallics with autumnal shades across products including: Matte Shiny Eye Pencils (limited edition), featuring a matte crayon liner at one end and an eye shadow on the other, available in six shades; Matte Mascara (limited edition), available in four shades; Shiny Sheer Gloss (limited edition), available in three shades including Coral, Rose and Dark Beige; Nail Colour EX (limited edition), offering five shades that have shimmer and matte formulas; Matte Shiny Cheeks (limited edition), combing both matte and shine shades; Ingenious Powder Cheeks, two new shades including Orange Gold and Pink Gold; Ingenious Powder Eyes N, offering two new eye shadow shades; Eyebrow Powder & W Eyebrow Pencil, offering three shades of each, with a retractable pencil at one end and a customisable powder and felt head at the other; Powder Eyebrow N,  which allows users to blend a bespoke shade with three brown and grey hues; and Eyebrow Gel, a translucent gel-like mascara. 

Launch date: 28 August 
Prices: £12-£30 
Stockists: Selfridges 

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Nails Inc New Gel Effect Shades

Nail brand Nails inc has announced the launch of eight new Gel Effect polishes, available in colours created to complement trends for this season. The Gel Effect formulation uses a unique plasticiser and triple polymer technology to create a plumped, high shine finish with no need for UV or soak off. 
Shades include: Hyde Park Place (pale grey), Old Bond Street (deep violet) West End (tomato), Grosvenor gardens (aubergine), New Oxford St (mauve), Uptown (winter pink), Old Burlington St (navy) and Beaufort St (deep raspberry). 

Launch date: September 
Price: £14 
Stockists: nationwide 

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

LUSH Launches First Sun Care Collection

Handmade cosmetics brand LUSH has introduced its first ever line of Sun Care products. Combining natural ingredients with synthetic sunscreens to provide the benefits of both SPF's and UVAPF's, ingredients include calamine powder rich in zinc oxide, sesame and olibanum oils to nourish skin while boosting the protective power of three broad-spectrum sunscreens. 
The collection comprises: Sesame Suntan Lotion, an SPF 10 tan and protect product infused with walnut leaf to help increase the skin's melanin production; Lifesaver Sunscreen Cream SPF 30 High, made with calamine powder, which naturally protects the skin from UV rays, as well as avocado and rosehip oils to replenish the skin, mint to refresh and cool and shea, murumuru and cocoa to moisturise; The Sunblock Solid Sunscreen Wash SPF 30 High, a solid, wash-on sun protection with sesame oil to boost the effectiveness of the included sunscreens while nourishing the skin; and Million Dolla Moisturiser SPF 30 High, a premium face protection bionic facial moisturiser with an uplifting fragrance, protective sunscreens and subtly pigmented for a healthy, natural glow. 

Prices: £8-£32.50 
Stockists: nationwide 

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Monday, 23 June 2014

Clarins Launches New Foundation For Summer - True Radiance Foundation SPF 15

Beauty brand Clarins has announced the launch of True Radiance Foundation SPF 15. Containing a fine, fluid texture that glides onto skin, the product enhances radiance and hydration while diminishing imperfections. 
True Radiance offers a range of skincare and make-up benefits, with key ingredients including: tara gum and samphire plant extract, to create a hydrating layer on the skin's surface, helping to maintain 24-hour hydration; amino acid coated pigments, ensuring make-up hold and comfort on application, while boosting the skin's natural radiance and luminosity; and Clarins Anti-Pollution Complex, containing white tea and succory dock-cress extract to protect the skin against pollution and free radicals, shielding against a dull complexion. 
The foundation is available in 10 shades including: Porcelain, Beige, Honey, Cappuccino, Ivory, Sand, Amber, Nude, Wheat and Chestnut. 
Launch date: 3 August 
Price: £27 
Stockists: nationwide 

Friday, 20 June 2014

New For Summer - Charlotte Tilbury Beach Sticks

Cosmetic brand Charlotte Tilbury has announced the launch of Beach Sticks, a colour product for lips and cheeks in one twist-up stick. The product contains a unique, cream-turned-balm mix of ceramidone, glowing pigments and light-diffusing spheres to give skin a youthful, soft-focussed glow. 
The new Beach Sticks form part of Charlotte's signature range of Treat & Transform make-up products with skincare results. 

The lip and cheek tints are available in five shades, inspired by the lighting, golden sands and bronzed goddesses of Ibiza. Shades include: Formentera (berry), Las Salinas (pink), Moon Beach (rose gold), Es Vedra (coral) and Ibiza (bronze). 

Launch date: July 
Price: £30 
Stockists:, Selfridges, & 

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

New Summer 2014 Color Collection from NARS

NARS Cosmetics is launching a new Summer 2014 Color Collection, introducing a mix of modern classics a long with neon brights. 
The collection features a range of products including Single and Duo Eyeshadow, Soft Touch Shadow Pencil, gel-formula Eye Paint, Hot Sand Illuminator, Nail Polish, and Lip Gloss
The shades include an eyeshadow duo Lemon Lime Neon & Lavender giving a contrasting effect for the eyes as well as a soft neutral duo Pewter & Rose Quartz, also included are a liquid Bronze, Bright Pink lipgloss and a Mandarin Orange nail colour. 

Launch date: 1 May 
Prices: £15- £25 
Stockists: nationwide 

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Urban Decay's New Make-Up Collection

 Urban Decay are launching their latest make-up collection. 
This includes: Electric Pressed Pigment Palette, ten soft and creamy bright eyeshadows, as well as a double ended pressed pigment brush; 24/7 Velvet Glide-On Eye Pencil, containing a waterproof formula for a soft, smokey finish; Ink for Eyes Waterproof Precision Eye Pen, a liquid eyeliner pen with a fine tip for smooth, controlled application; All Nighter Eyeliner, a twist-up liner that is both water and smudge proof; Super Saturated Ultra Intense Waterproof Cream Liner, a creamy formula in a pot offering triple black pigment; Perversion Angled Brush, designed to be used with the Super-Saturated Eyeliner or eyeshadows; and Heavy Metal loose Glitter, a limited edition loose pigment available in six shades, to be used with the new Bondage Weightless Makeup Adhesive, creating a jewel-encrusted effect. 

Launch date: 1 April 
Prices: £10-£38 
Stockists: Debenhams, House of Fraser & 

Monday, 24 March 2014

New From NARS Matte Multiple, Artistry Brushes & Contour Blush

Nars has announced the launch of two new beauty collections - Matte Multipleand Artistry Brushes
The Matt Multiple collection provides vibrant pops of colour to lips and cheeks with a creamy, lightweight formula that delivers buildable, long-lasting and hydrating colour. 
The products are available in seven shades including: Anguilla (ginger pink); Exumas (pink apricot); Siam (poppy red); Cappadoce (golden bronze); Laos (rose coral); Altai (rose bronze); and Vientiane (copper bronze). 
The Artistry Brushes collection was designed by Founder and Creative Director Francois Nars and Fabien Baron, of New York design firm Baron & Baron, and features 16 brushes for the face, cheeks, eyes and lips. 

There is also the launch of its Contour Blush, comprising three duos for creating natural-looking definition to cheeks. The duos feature a lighter shade to illuminate the high-points of the face, and a deeper shade to enhance definition. Contour Blush is available in three shades: Olympia (ivory/rose); Paloma (pink beige/deep rose); and Gienah (honey/amber). 

Launch date: 1 April 
Prices: £21-£40 for Matt Multiple & £30 for Contour Blush
Stockists: NARS counters nationwide (Matt Multiples) & Selfridges (Brushes) 

Friday, 14 March 2014

New Bobbi Brown Products Launching this April!

Cosmetics brand Bobbi Brown Cosmetics has announced the launch of Perfectly Defined Gel Eyeliner and The Skin Foundation Stick. The eyeliner is the brand's first retractable pencil that delivers pigmented colour, precision lining and 12-hour wear. 
Formulated to resist water, sweat and humidity, and featuring a built-in sharpener within the end cap, the product comprises six shades - Pitch Black, Chocolate Truffle, Sapphire, Steel Grey, Scotch and Violet Night. The Skin Foundation Stick is a reintroduction and an update on the original skin tone correcting Foundation Stick. 
The new formula features a multi-layered translucent base with a creamy and lightweight texture for buildable coverage that helps minimise the appearance of pores and skin imperfections, on all skin types. 
The product adapts to skin's needs, controlling oily skin and giving dry skin moisture. 
There are four new shades available including Cool Sand, Golden Natural, Golden Honey and Golden Almond, making a total of 24 skintone correct shades. 

Launch date: April 
Prices: £18-£29 
Stockists: Bobbi Brown counters nationwide 

Friday, 7 March 2014

Bourjois's New Mascara - Volume 1 Seconde

The beautiful Bourjois has just announced the launch of their fabulous new Volume 1 Seconde mascara

It has an amazing wrap-around spherical bristle applicator which coats and defines each individual lash, without forming any clumps. 

Their formula combines three active lash-morphing ingredients including carnauba and bee's waxes, as well as jojoba ester for a 16 hour hold. 

It's available in intense black and intense black waterproof, which can be removed in a single step and has a longer lasting 24 hour hold.

Keep your eyes peeled, available Mid-May!!!! 

Prices: £9.99 
Stockists: Boots,, Superdrug, 

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Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Brow Trends SS14 By Tweezerman

Ever since Cara Delevigne strode onto the catwalks with her amazing brows the trend has been that statement brows are here to stay. Here are some top tips & & fabulous spring/summer 2014 trends from Tweezerman.

“This stylised brow just doesn’t go away and looks amazing but do be careful it doesn’t suit all face shapes. If you have a round face, avoid, but it need not have an angle at the arch, a curve looks just as good. 
This brow thins significantly at the  tail so pluck carefully to get the shape you want and avoid over plucking”. 


  1. When plucking your eyebrows, Always follow the natural line of your brow bone. Don't try to create something you will not be able to achieve.
  2. Brushing brows daily not only "tames" them into place, it also helps keep  them healthy and flake free. Make sure your brows are groomed to perfection with the Brow Shaping Brush.
  3. Brush your Brow upwards to determine which hairs need Plucking. Use the ultraIprecise scissors to trim each hair one at a time. Brush your brows back into shape and apply some Browmousse for a long lasting finish
  4. Never remove the hair from above your eyebrows, only those between the brows along with any stragglers
  5. Before plucking, press a warm cloth onto your brows to open up your pores and the                hairs will slide out with ease. 

    TOOLS BY TWEEZERMAN Tweezerman makes award winning tools for brows that are loved and used by makeup artists, celebrities and women all over the world. The best tools for brows are -

    Tweezerman Slant Tweezer - £20.95
    Tweezerman Point Tweezer - 21.95
    Tweezerman Brow Brush  - £15.00
    Tweezerman Brow Mousse - £11.00
    Tweezerman x10 Lighted Magnifying Mirror - £18.00

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