Five of the Best - Modern Day Kohls
Of all the varieties of eye makeup that we have at our fingertips today, kohl is the one that’s proved the most enduring. Although it's been used for thousands of years in many parts of the world, it's recognised as being an ancient Egyptian invention, dating back to pre-dynastic times where is was used daily by men and women of all classes for protection, spiritual and religious reasons, as well as aesthetic. More recently, it's associated with specific periods and cultural movements - when you think about the silent movie era, the beatniks and hippies of the sixties and the grungy look of the early nineties, kohled eyes are one of the first images to spring to mind.
Metallic Minimalism - Jil Sander AW16 Beauty Breakdown
If you follow me on Instagram or Snapchat you’ll know that I was backstage at Milan Fashion Week on Saturday, designing the makeup for Jil Sander’s AW16 show. I’m a huge fan of the brand and loved this stunning collection. 'Precise but not so precise' is how creative director Rodolfo Paglialunga put it - think flashes of lurex, metallic and foil alongside their signature tailoring and chic, clean lines (I'm seriously lusting after the pink dress above...).
Morning... to Cleanse or Not to Cleanse?
Four New Finds at the #HouseofEldridge
A lot of new products pass through the doors of the #HouseofEldridge, and we always try to test as much as possible to find out what's hot and what's not for my kit. Here are four new finds that have turned our heads recently...
Fresh in a Flash Without Splashing The Cash!
A quick, fresh faced makeup look with a bright pink lip. Let me know what you think on Instagram X
Three Old Loves...
If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen that I've had to move into a new place while my house is being completely redecorated (the cats are not impressed!). I used the move as an excuse for a beauty spring clean, and while I was clearing out my products I rediscovered a few old favourites. I had to pack light for the temporary move and take things that would see me through the rest of the winter (I won't be moving back home until early May) - these 'old loves' have made the cut and come with me...