Thursday, 28 February 2013

Max Factor Eye Brightening Tonal Black Volumising Mascara

Max Factor Eye Brightening
Tonal Black Volumising Mascara
A brand new technology, the latest, in eye makeup - introducing the Max Factor Eye Brightening Tonal Black Volumising Mascara. Described as tonal, this black mascara contains light reflecting particles that are invisible and brighten and enrich the colour of either blue or green or brown eyes. There are three separate products - Black Pearl for brown eyes, Black Sapphire for blue eyes and Black Ruby for green eyes. The enhancing effects of this brilliant new mascara are made possible by the formula of invisible light reflecting particles and added gem-toned colour beads which customise the reflected light to enrich each eye colour, blue, brown or green. On application, I found it is featherlight. Gliding on smoothly, it really lights up your eyes and eye colour in the most natural way, an amazing effect of this hi-tech product! Product user reviews I read found this mascara lengthened also. Promising to volumise your eye lashes, and it does, by up to 300%, this product is a wonder product - it's highly advanced. Available for Brown eyes (the one I tested - pictured), Blue eyes or Green eyes, the Max Factor Eye Brightening Tonal Black Volumising Mascara. £7.99. Find at Superdrug and Boots stores nationwide or online.

Friday, 22 February 2013

David Bowie 'Young Americans' Album (March 1975)

                                             David Bowie 'Young Americans' Album March 7 1975  
                                                          Photography: Eric Stephen Jacobs                   

      The album cover photograph to 'Young Americans', released in March 1975,
           is David Bowie post-Ziggy Stardust (1972), when he played the alien rock superstar visiting from outer space. Against the grey of 
Bowie's clothing, his colouring is the same orange red. The 
backlighting in the photograph frames his face, suggesting something 
romantic, mysterious and glamorous. The smoke from Bowie's cigarette 
rises slowly. His bangles are glinting, Seventies and cosmic. The entire effect 
is painterly and beautiful. The makeup he wears is perfect.

Monday, 18 February 2013

Maison Martin Margiela Collection 18.01.2013

Maison Martin Margiela Autumn/Winter 2013 Backstage Visuals
Maison Martin Margiela Menswear Show Invite 18.01.2013

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Superdry Professional Lip Paint

                 Superdry Professional Lip Paint in
                Electric Pink, Rebel Red & Flamingo
Superdry, the clothing company, expands this month with the release of a range of new beauty products. Packaged in brown cardboard with a font in different colours, each product exhibits all of the invention of Japanese packaging and typography. Superdry is minimalist like Muji. Stayability is a feature of my first favourite product, the Superdry Professional Lip Paint. This Lip Paint seems improved when tweaked with the heat of your index finger, proving you need not always perfect the finish of your lipstick with a lip brush. The Superdry Professional Lip Paint comes in Electric Pink, Rebel Red and Flamingo, the pink I tested, a velvet, smooth lip colour with a super matte finish. A colour like Flamingo usually suits a blonde complexion only, but the Superdry Lip Paint's unique finish is interesting, dramatic and could appeal to anybody. £8 for 3g in a highly covetable brown card tube. Available to buy online at or at Superdry stores nationwide and worldwide.

Friday, 8 February 2013

Evolutionary Cosmetics - A Useful Dimension of Glamour

American Vogue August 2013 Editorial
feat. Karli Kloss and Daft Punk

As we advance, technology is at our finger tips in the consistency of our face creams and cosmetics - the microscopy of the skin cell, computers and technology in the content of the products we apply. Prescriptives - Monocream/Helena Rubenstein - Power A/Shu Uemura - Cell Fusion Al/Chanel - Cyber Lumiere. Makeup is advanced like the photographic techniques used to capture its effects in beauty and fashion shoots in magazines and adverts where the newest and most technological beauty products are showcased first. The designer Hussein Chalayan presented his Remote Control Aeroplane Dress during his Spring/Summer 2000 show which I attended in September 1999, advancing ideas about clothing and technology in the process. The effect on your skin of your foundation or eye shadow now looks even more like a photo in a magazine, completed by digital airbrushing, the perfecting effect of the 21st century, skincare included. Products like Revlon's Photoready Compact Makeup with Liquefying Screen demonstrate this, as do face and body creams, which are an intimate technology worn close to the skin.