Power dressing for your face

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I wanted to feel like I could conquer the world. What’s my world-conquering colour? It’s red! There was a time when I would never wear red at all, whether it be clothing or makeup but once I discovered the power of red, I knew it was here to stay in my life.

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Melariche’s ‘Test It First’ Service

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No, thank you!

Melariche: Shop beauty curated for darker skin tones and curly hair”. Yes, that’s just the kind of shop I need.

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How I do the sales and stay calm in 8 steps

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Some of the best beauty bargains can be found in the Boxing Day sales.  Here’s how I get value for money and stay sane!

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My favourite flatlay of 2016

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I subscribe to Harper’s Bazaar magazine for one main reason: the images are just pure art! Every cover, fashion shoot, editorial and flatlay is always perfect. Here are my favourite flatlays for 2016.

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West African Pink Gele and Matching Makeup

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Photo: Chrystal Images
Editing: Tasha’s Face

I met Abi of Chrystal Images at a Keziah Connections networking event.  Abi is a makeup artist and she suggested that we do a collaboration, with me picking the theme. I was at a loss until I spotted a woman wearing gele on the Chrystal Images Instagram page. Inspiration suddenly hit – I’ve never worn gele before and it’s clearly a skill that Abi has so why not base my look on this intricate headwrap?

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English Rose Bridal/Wedding Makeup Tutorial for darker/black/brown skin: contour

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In this wedding makeup tutorial I adjust the natural pretty-in-pink bridal look to include contouring.  I contour my cheeks, jaw, nose, forehead and hairline using only one product and two brushes:

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English Rose Bridal/Wedding Makeup Tutorial for darker/black/brown skin: cheeks and lips

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For my third YouTube tutorial in my English Rose for Darker Skin series I finish the look with a no-contour cheek sculpting and pretty pink lips. I use the Bobbi Brown colour pop cheek method which defines the cheeks by highlighting only which has now become popular as strobing. Don’t be scared by all of these terms, it’s really easy to do as you’ll see!

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August Heat Face of the Day: Hyper-Strobing No Mascara

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We’ve had some extremely hot days this week (for the UK). Temperatures reached 33 (or more) degrees centigrade so it must have been unbearably hot on the London tubes.

I chose to wear a modified no-makeup makeup look. As was my usual for allergy season, there was no mascara. But this time I decided to use my Pat Mcgrath Labs Skin Fetish 003 Iridescent Pink 003 Pigment from the Nude set. I don’t buy Pat McGrath Labs (with a $25 shipping fee!) to play it safe!

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