Make up

Brush Crush: tender, cleaning care

Makeup brushes cleaning tips

Lots of you will be reading this post and thinking, “What? I need to actually CLEAN my makeup brushes?” and the answer is yes! Think about it…how often do you wear make-up? Whether it is a light coverage of powder with a hint of blusher for work or a full face of make up for […]

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Spring makeup: the 5-product face

5 product spring makeup look

Our writer Rhian picks her top five products for fresher, light spring makeup. Have a read below. Spring makeup: 5 products for a fresher look Whenever spring time comes around, I always feel the need to down tools as it were, step away from the heavy coverage foundation and opt for a simpler make-up look. […]

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Spring Beauty Edit

Spring Beauty Edit 2016

This month is a spring inspired beauty edit. That means lighter dewy makeup and brighter, lighter hair in preparation for summer. Enjoy! The Spring Beauty Edit Our writer Rhian shares her top spring beauty edit picks for fresh spring products. Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser I have to admit, it took me a long time to […]

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Cheap & Cheerful Beauty Treats

Cheap Beauty Treats - Average Janes

Let’s be honest, on cold, dark winter mornings, make up is often the thing that helps us feel pulled-together and ready to face the day ahead. Somehow though, this in-between season doesn’t inspire a big splurge – so while we’re waiting for new Spring trends, we thought we’d bring you seven of our favourite cheap beauty […]

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Kristen Stewart is the face of Chanel’s 2016 Eyes Collection


It’s recently been announced that the 25-year-old actress will front Chanel’s 2016 Eyes Collection in an exciting new project with the brand. The first black and white images from the campaign show Stewart smouldering at the camera with her signature sultry stare. She took to Twitter and Instagram to reveal the news about her latest […]

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January Beauty Edit

January Beauty Edit

With the new year underway, we’re seeking a few beauty treats to brighten the cold days and dark nights. Our latest Beauty Edit picks out some of our favourite high street products to give yourself a little treat once payday finally rolls around. Whether you want to beat dull skin, have full-impact lashes or brighten […]

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What’s in my handbag? – Holly

Whats in my handbag - Holly

We love a curious peep into the content of other women’s handbags and make up bags. It’s fun comparing must-haves and favourite products and seeing a little glimpse into the essentials of other people’s lives! So, for our new series, we decided to bring out our inner Mary Poppins and reveal the contents of our […]

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December Beauty Edit

December beauty edit Average Janes

This month’s beauty edit seems to have an unintentional radiance theme, which is highly welcomed during winter when skin and hair tends to appear quite dull and dark. Our December Beauty Edit Read below for our top picks from this month. NARS RADIANT CREAMY CONCEALER This concealer has been hyped up a lot by beauty […]

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Halloween Makeup Inspiration


With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time for you to start planning your outfit! For those of you who are sick of dressing up as a cat or a sexy vampire, we are here to help with some make-up inspiration. From creating Suicide Squad’s Harley Quinn to morphing your face into a Snapchat filter, we […]

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Budget vs Blowout: Foundations #2


We’ve got another two new bases to tell you about for beautiful flawless skin, whether you are a little cash strapped or looking to splurge. Blowout The Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation ($34) had been on our beauty wishlist for a long time after seeing rave reviews for its full coverage benefits and we […]

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The coolest lip art ever!


From Popeye, to Nemo, to Lumiere from Beauty and the Beast, Laura Jenkinson has created the coolest lip art ever! The London based makeup artist has been popping up all over the internet with her quirky and experimental mouth art. With over 70,000 likes on her Facebook page, and hundreds of shares on each of […]

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Subtle smokey eye for summer


Whether you’re attending a summer wedding, family BBQ or just want daytime make-up that lasts through this heatwave, these are our top products for a subtle smokey eye for Summer. Face In this hot weather, applying our usual make-up, especially foundation, can feel heavy on our previously sun-starved faces. Step in Bobbi Brown tinted moisturiser […]

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