Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Formspring question: Undereye concealer

"Hey SBB. I'm looking for a great concealer for dark circles. Any idea?. kisses."

I’ve briefly mentioned it in my blog before but I recently discovered Giorgio Armani’s Master Corrector in Apricot which you apply under the eyes before foundation and it really does help to conceal them. It can look slightly orange, but then with foundation over the top followed by YSL’s Touche Éclat instantly makes eyes brighter. I wouldn’t recommend Touche Éclat on its own though as it’s a highlighter, not a concealer so only works once you’ve actually covered up the circles but is great to reflect light away from lines and dark circles. A cheaper branded product that I think is fab is Soap and Glory’s Trick and Treatment, a lovely consistency with a gorgeous sparkly quality that covers really well, although it doesn’t last as long as more premium brands. These are my personal preferences but whatever you do, go for a liquid consistency as anything else just makes the area look matt and very unnatural and always use a finger to blend in as the warmth will work it into the skin better.

Formspring question: Jobs

"How demanding is it to work for a magazine?from Sarah _IAB x"

Hi Sarah,

Sorry for the delay in replying...I've been on holiday!

This is a tricky question as I guess it depends on the type of magazine you work on, but I’ve definitely found that any magazine I’ve been on has been extremely demanding, but in a good way. You realise quite quickly if it’s the type of job for you as you have to love working to deadlines, and occasionally feeling like you actually don’t have a life on your own! I’ve been in the beauty industry for quite a few years now and absolutely love it, so the hard work, late nights, press events at weekends and in the evenings, and stress before a deadline is all worth it when you’re hearing about exciting new brands and products first. I’d also say that if it’s something you’re considering then definitely try and do an internship or work experience first!

Hope that helps!

Sunday, 2 May 2010


I've added 'Formspring' to my blog now so feel free to ask any questions in the form on the sidebar on the right, and I'll publish it to the blog. I'll happily do a bigger blog post on it if there's a lot to say, otherwise it's a great way to ask me a beauty question and I can reply quickly. You can ask non beauty related questions, although my answers may not be that exciting!! You can also visit to ask any questions...