Topshop Beauty disappeared earlier this year, with no mention of when (or if) it would be back.
We’re not sure about you, but we were heart broken. Much like their fashion, Topshop’s beauty offering was affordable brilliance. It showed that you didn’t need to break the bank for a really good make-up product.
But yesterday, we finally got news…
Topshop Beauty is back on 2nd November. And it’s even better that before.
In brand new matte, metallic chrome packaging, the range has expanded. Big time. There are 83 different lip products, SIX different eyeshadow finishes, 15 nail polishes, 10 super duper brushes and many, many options for your complexion. Not forgetting the other part of the business, the make-up collection was inspired by the fashion trend stories, like 90s grunge. Oh so Topshop!
But we really must mention their highlighters, for they are spectacular. In every metal you could every want – Easy to spot in their gold casing, there are powder highlighters that look like gold dust, liquid metallic drops that can be added into your foundation, moisturiser or used alone, and their much-loved Glow Pots, which we’re fairly certain are actually what can be found at the end of a rainbow.
Are you worried about your old favourites? Don’t be. They’re no fools, they’ve kept the products that they know you loved, like their bestselling lipstick Rio Rio. The perfect red lipstick that’s part orange, part pillbox red is one of our favourites and also Alexa Chung’s incidentally.
Even the shop floor is going to look different. Look out for the archways and neon and you’ll know you’ve found make-up mecca.
Typically, we’d tell you to start saving money before the start of November, but with prices starting at £5 and not going over £16 you don’t really need to.
Hooray for the return of Topshop Beauty. It’s good to see you old friend.
Leave the stress of life and the city behind you and step into
The Body Shop’s Enchanted Forest pop-up…
From 3-4 November, The Body Shop is celebrating its Christmas collection and inviting you to discover The Enchanted Forest – a magical event designed to pamper, inspire and inform.
Hidden deep in the heart of London’s Shoreditch, it’s the perfect feel-good fix for the festive build up. So step #IntoTheForest and immerse yourself in a sensory paradise where you’ll experience the benefits of nature in the heart of the city.
You’ll enjoy free exclusive shopping discounts, talks by experts and influencers on a host of ethical beauty subjects – from winter skin to wellness to party season make-up, plus free makeovers, massages and skin consultations.
Take part in #EnchantedByNature hands-on workshops, including Christmas wreath-making to gift wrapping and fitness classes.
The Enchanted Forest has been created to highlight the importance of protecting, preserving and re-wilding natural spaces, such as the Forest of Dean. Not only are they environmentally important, they’re good for us too – getting back to nature makes us feel grounded and reboots physical and mental wellbeing.
To see the full timetable of workshops and talks, and to buy tickets, visit The Body Shop. Price of tickets are redeemable against any purchase. We’ve already lined up our top picks…
Beauty & The Ethical Beast
Lisa Oxenham and Pixie Geldof
Marie Claire’s Beauty & Style Director Lisa Oxenham joins an inspiring panel of women including model and singer Pixie Geldof and BBC Radio 1Xtra DJ Sarah-Jane Crawford. They’ll be discussing sustainability and ethics around beauty.
Re-Wild Your Home
Wild at Heart’s Nikki Tibbles
Forage amongst forest foliage to create your own beautiful Wild Wreath, with renowned florist Wild At Heart and up-cycling fanatic Hermione Chantal. This workshop will give you all the inspiration you need to pimp up your presents and re-wild your home this Christmas.
Chidera Eggerue and Sali Hughes
Author, Guardian journalist and beauty evangelist Sali Hughes will be joined by beauty YouTuber and TV presenter Nadine Baggott, author and The Slumflower body-positive blogger Chidera Eggerue, along with The Body Shop’s International R&D Director Neil Watson, to discuss holistic ways to supercharge your skincare this winter.
Kickstart or enhance your yoga practice with a magical hour-long class led by yoga teacher and health and fitness blogger Cat Meffan (pictured). Her strength and calm will motivate, inspire and give you the gift of inner stillness, something we could all do with.
Ethical beauty has been at the heart of The Body Shop since it was founded in 1976 and it has always upheld fairtrade values. Escape to The Enchanted Forest this November for a much-needed breathing space.
When the Dyson hairdryer came out in 2016, the world went nuts. And with good reason. They took an everyday hair tool and Dyson-ed the shit out of it.
Did you know that their Supersonic hairdryers now outsells all of their hoovers?!
So it comes as no surprise that the company had desires to expand further into the beauty category.
They are here to shake things up again and have taken on another tool – the curling tong.
Whilst their new Airwrap might look like your traditional curler, it is in fact rather different. (Classic Dyson, eh?!)
Instead of using high temperatures and clamps to curl the hair, it uses air currents and a milder heat – like the hair dryer. In the clip below, you can see that it looks like the hair is essentially attracted to the tong, like a magnet. And essentially that is what happens. Powered by a digital motor (much like the Supersonic) the air attracts hair and wraps it around the tube, in turn curling it.
However, this isn’t all that it does. The Airwrap comes with different attachments – three brush heads for volume and smoothing, two tong sizes for different width waves and curls and a pre-drying styler, that takes hair from wet to damp.
Similarly to the hairdryer, the Airwrap isn’t cheap. The basic set will cost you £399, but the belief is that thanks to 15 years of research and development the motor will last and last. Unlike other hair electricals that tend to have a short shelf life. Perhaps one to pop onto your Christmas list?
We can’t wait to get our hands on one to really test it out.
Let us know if you’re excited by it, by tweeting us @marieclaireuk.
This is the perfect time to stock up on skincare and make-up treats for you or a friend and save your hard-earned pennies in the process…
We know that it’s not even Halloween yet, but we’re already thinking about the festive period. And to be honest, it wouldn’t be a terrible idea if you started thinking about it too. Isn’t it much better to be prepared and to spread the cost of everyone’s presents over a couple of pay days?! That’s what we thought. You know what else? Everyone LOVES a Christmas beauty gift set.
However, there are quite literally too many Christmas beauty gift sets on offer this year. So we’ve been jolly helpful and rounded up the best of the bunch.
This set is so incredible. Look at what you get inside – two eyeshadow palettes, a blush and highlighter palette, two lip glosses, a mascara, an eyeliner, four lipsticks AND a super chic red holdall. You’ve basically got yourself a whole new make-up. All of this is worth £292. Billy bargain.
Away suitcases are THE fashion-packs go-to luggage. Why? Probably because you can charge your phone on them. Neat, eh? This Christmas sees the launch of the brand’s new beauty travel cases. In true Away fashion, the cases are filled with some incredible beauty products. No one who would be unhappy opening this on the 25th.
This is quite literally the gift of good skin. Bioderma is a classic French pharmacy brand that delivers good results for a low price point. The micellar water is a cult classic and that little pouch of cotton pads will bring even the biggest Grinch a huge sense of joy.
This is the perfect gift for someone going on a long flight soon. The combination of the eye mask, pillow mist and super nourishing face oil is sure to knock anyone out. Each one is scented with their own blend of English lavender, sweet basil, jasmine and chamomile – it’ll calm your mind and body. Even in Economy class.
Christmas is all about surprises and not even you will know what’s inside this pouch. What you do know is that each one contains a Beautyblender sponger and a matching cleanser, but you haven’t got a clue which colour. It’s the simple things…
Jo Malone London Pine & Eucalyptus Scent Surround Room Spray & Scent Surround Diffuser Duo, £108 (Out 23rd October)
It’s not Christmas without a bit of Jo Malone London under the tree. Every year their gift selection sets pulses racing – you could opt for the full on cologne set or the beauty advent calendar, but this Pine & Eucalyptus duo will have any home smelling like Santa’s grotto.
You could buy your loved one a Byredo fragrance, but wouldn’t you rather put that money to buying yourself a Byredo fragrance?! That’s what we thought. However, give them this stunning hand wash and lotion set and you’ll still be the most popular person in the room. (Smelling so sweetly of Gypsy Water.)
So many people don’t wash their faces properly. Emma Hardie’s Moringa Cleansing Balm removes every scrap of make-up and dirt and add some of the Rosehip Exfoliating Seeds to the balm and you’ve got yourself one heck of an exfoliator. Give this to someone, then give it a couple of weeks, their skin will vastly improve and they’ll have you to thank for it.
MZ Skin Christmas Eyessentials Kit, £165 (Out early December)
If you really want to treat someone, then look no further. Dr Maryam Zamani is an Oculoplastic Surgeon and leading Facial Aesthetics Doctor with a long list of loyal clients, but with this gift box you have access to her expertise. This set includes her De-Puff & Define Contouring Eye Rescue, which will be super helpful after the party season, the Hydra-Bright Golden Eye Treatmant Mask and the brand new Tone & Lift Geranium Contouring Facial Roller that helps with skintone.
We all know a Benefit-obsessive and it doesn’t get much better than this. This is a complete make-up look in one set and it’s stuffed full of all of their bestsellers – BADgal BANG! (their new and incredible mascara), Hoola bronzer (who doesn’t love this?!), Gimme Brow (how did we cope without it?), They’re Real! Duo ShadowBlender in Brazen Bronze and They’re Real! Double The Lip in Lusty Rose. Actually, forget giving this one away. Keep it yourself.
No matter what you do, somehow you always end up involved in a Secret Santa. Don’t be that person who buys a lame joke present that no will ever use, be kind and buy this SUPER DUPER useful gift. Everyone always needs a hand cream, everyone always needs a nail file. Women and men.
And that’s all before we’ve got onto her hair & make-up. Wow.
According to Harpers Bazaar UK , Eugenie’s hair was done by Sonny-Jo MacFarlane at Hari’s Salon in Chelsea. Perhaps the Princess’ regular hair stylist? He created a low chignon with loose tendrils, topped with an art-deco tiara borrowed from the Queen. Sound familiar?
The only difference is that Eugenie took the modern approach and opted against a veil.
Fancy recreating this look at your wedding? Gorka Aararas, Creative Director at Charles Worthington Salons has given us an easy step-by-step.
Step 1: Set the hair in rollers or tongue it and then pin to set the curls.
Step 2: Separate the front from the back.
Step 3: Backcomb the back on the crown area, then pin into the lower nape.
Step 4: Put the remaining up to create a soft romantic and relaxed chignon.
Step 5: Place your tiara or headpiece on top of the parting of the hair.
Step 6: Lastly, with the front of the hair that has been curled, brush the hair softly and sweep the sides of the hair up adding that relaxed and effortless look.
For her make-up look, Princess Eugenie kept it natural on the lip, but chose a brown smokey eye to accentuate her green eyes. Hannah Martin, Pro and Artistry Manager for Bobbi Brown, created the look.
Halloween’s one of those holidays I love, but always seems to creep up on me out of nowhere. As my friends can attest, I’m not somebody who’s great at planning in advance and you’ll usually find me frantically tearing through Primark mere hours before a Halloween party — trying to pull together a cheap last minute outfit. This year though, ASOS has solved all my fancy dress woes as they’ve just released a set of all-in-one Halloween make-up kits I’m obsessed with.
The kits have just launched online and there’s three of them, depending on what kind of look you’re going for. For those who still can’t get over Pennywise in It, there’s a clown kit aptly named ‘foolish’ which will take the creepy look into cute AF territory with glitter and face gems.
Coco stans will also be sorted with the ‘haunted’ set, which includes a black and white face crayon for you to perfect any finnicky skeletal details. (Sometimes a make-up brush just doesn’t do the job.) And for an extra dash of glitz, they’ve also thrown in some amber face gems to bring a splash of colour to your look.
And finally if you just can’t wait for Game of Thrones series eight to drop next year, there’s a very White Walker ‘glacial’ set which is full of frosty blues and whites. I’m personally in love with the fact that the set includes white eyelashes, which will have you looking like you’ve just stepped in from a snowstorm and nails the look.
Also bear in mind, those are just my own suggestions for where those kits could take you. The ‘glacial’ set could veer very easily into Frozen territory, while the colour palette in the ‘foolish’ set has everything you need for a glam Princess Mononoke.
If you’re still stumped on ideas for October 31, we’ve put together a list of amazing Halloween makeup ideas and our team has also pulled together some Halloween makeup tutorials that are easy enough to master. And if you’re less of a makeup girl and want to commit to a major costume look, we’ve also compiled the best Halloween costume ideas from the celebs to sort you out.
ASOS’ makeup kits are priced at £15, which might sound steep at first but they’re made up of eight beauty products; including goodies from ASOS’ makeup line. Including face gems, liquid highlighter, face crayons, primer and glitter, you won’t have to go rooting around in your make-up bag or ruin your good stuff trying drawing on red lipstick noses and eyeliner skulls. It’s all there and it’s just easier TBH, plus it’s all vegan-friendly so extra props on that front ASOS.
Brandon Truaxe, the founder of Deciem – the parent company of brands including, The Ordinary and Niod – has announced via Instagram that the it “will shut down all operations until further notice, which will be about two months.”
The news has come as a complete shock – not just because of the sad loss of these brilliant brands, but also because of the peculiar way it was delivered.
Truaxe recorded himself delivering the message in the back of a car, but doesn’t appear to make very much sense; often sounding incoherent and going off on a tangent.
He claims that, people have often bullied him and that ‘almost everyone at Deciem has been involved in a major criminal activity which includes financial crimes and much other.’
In the caption under the video, he mentions celebrities like, George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Ben Affleck. However, it isn’t entirely clear why.
Estée Lauder companies, who last year invested heavily in the company, gave a statement to the BBC, in which they said; ‘We are deeply concerned by the material that has recently been posted on social media and will defend our rights as a minority investor.’
The Ordinary, arguably Deciem’s most successful brand, has become a world-wide phenomenon due to it’s affordable, yet hardworking formulas. Deciem has stores in Australia, the US, Canada, as well as the UK and has been on a rapid rise since it’s launch in 2013.
An internal Deciem email was leaked to Cosmopolitan UK, that was allegedly sent from Truaxe to employees instructing them to: ‘Please close all UK stores except the one near Spit-a-Field Mark iT [sic] as of immediately and until February 2019’.
Whilst Truaxe claims that the closure is only temporary, the brand’s website is now just a red screen and most of the UK’s branches have not opened their doors to customers.
In the latest edition of Beauty Bytes, I stood in for our digital beauty editor Katie and sat down with the new face of Head & Shoulders, TV personality Claudia Winkleman (who has a really great personality, might I add). We discussed roast dinners, the importance of getting enough sleep, and the skincare product that is so good she ‘almost wept’. Serious business.
LA: How do you take care of your hair?
CW: This is an excellent question, thank you so much for asking. I’m obsessed by Head & Shoulders, I always have been. My stepdad always used it so the rest of us always used it. They approached me and said, ‘will you be helpful?’ I thought maybe they wanted me to open the post. I was like, I’ve got a tortoise, maybe Head & Shoulders want me to bring him in. And then they said, no, will you try it? Anyway, I said, that’s weird – I’ve been asked before, can’t tell you who, by hair humans, but I’ve never used their products. But Head & Shoulders was part of my life.
Then, I’m not even making this up, I gave some to my cousin because Head & Shoulders sweetly sent me some – people stop her in the street and ask about her hair. I love it, it’s sort of clean, and I like the fact that it comes out as yoghurt. It’s so weird, it’s white, thick, delicious unguents. I washed my hair in it this morning, you know when your hair comes out and it’s properly clean. So that’s how I look after my hair, but I don’t do anything else to it. Sometimes I’ll put a bit of oil in it, at the ends, and I feel very glamorous doing that. I feel like maybe J-Lo would do that. Know what I mean?
LA: Probably, shall we ask her?
CW: Yes, let’s get her on the phone!
LA: How often do you wash your hair? Because, it’s quite shiny, I feel like you’re known for having shiny hair.
CW: I love you for saying that to me. I don’t wash it that much. I think my hairdresser once said to me, don’t be one of those people. Also, one, I prefer to be napping over anything. Napping, or eating a cheese toastie. So probably twice a week. Do you think that’s too little – are you looking at me with nerves?
LA: Oh no, I’d do two to three times a week. However long I can eke it out for. You’re busy.
CW: Yes! Also, it looks great second day, then it goes extra glossy. Super hot, you want to sleep in your hair.
LA: What are your biggest hair concerns; what’s really important for you about your hair?
CW: I like it to look as messy as possible. I don’t want neat. That’s disgusting. I like a very heavy fringe, as we know, but that’s also because I’m now 46 and my forehead looks like one of those Shar-Pei dogs. I’ve got squirrels up there, toucans, snacks. If you ever want a bowl of soup, you can find it under my fringe. So yeah, I want a heavy fringe and for it to be quite messy.
LA: Worst beauty trend you’ve ever tried?
CW: OH. Get ready. Buckle up. One, when I was 14 I thought easily the most glamorous thing was white eyeliner inside the eye and then heavy lip liner round the mouth. You could say I’ve swapped because I now like a white Tippex mouth and a dark liner in the eye. I think I looked repellent. The other thing I did, I got very excited about Sun-In when I was about 15. I’m quite impatient, I couldn’t even do the spray, so I just unhooked it with a friend and poured it on.
LA: So how brassy WAS it after?
CW: It was extraordinary. It was nerve-wracking. And quite crispy. I once went to an awards ceremony where I’d done my make-up in the car with no mirror and I sort of had conjunctivitis… But I also think it’s quite good to do it badly. I’ve got very bad eyesight, but as long as I have orange face, black eyes, white mouth, then we’re alright. Panda.
LA: What about the best beauty advice you’ve ever had?
CW: It’s not really beauty advice, but I’d say advice on all things is from my mum, which is: get back into bed. Sleep. Sleep all the time if you can. And she was the only mum of all my friends at school, that’s why everyone had sleepovers at mine. She’d once sat next to a doctor who said ‘sleep is the best insurance our body has.’ Everything sorts itself out when you’re asleep. And so they would come over after school on a Friday and sleep over, and she would never come in, she wasn’t that mum who said ‘you’re wasting the day’.
LA: That was my mum…
CW: I’d get up at midday and she’d go, good girl. Good girl. Do you fancy a nap? I don’t know who she sat next to, she was a journalist, maybe she’d interviewed somebody, but they’d said that. So, I mean I look disgusting, but I do try and sleep a lot.
LA: Best beauty product recommendation you’ve ever received?
CW: Right, get ready for this. And I really need everyone to focus. There is somebody called Dr Dennis Gross.
CW: Sali Hughes introduced me to this when we went ‘In the Bathroom’. Anyway, they very kindly sent me a couple – GAME CHANGER. It was almost like, I’m gonna burst into tears. It’s that good.
LA: Have you used the normal ones before, without the tan?
CW: I’ve used one, but because my love of orange is more than my love of good skin, I just need the tanning ones in my life.
LA: But you swear by them, so I’m now going to tell everyone to try them. I’ve seen them and been a bit cautious of the tan – I’m so pale.
CW: Everyone must try them. I’m that colour. I’m paler than you, but I paint myself. I’m blue.
LA: What is your, the house is burning, grab a beauty product to save, if you could only pick just one?
CW: MAC Fleshpot lipstick or Lord & Berry Kajal eyeliner. Because it goes on and never comes off. I’ve never knowingly taken my make-up off. The stuff you see me in I first put on in the 70s.
LA: Stands the test of time, then!
CW: It’s fine! But MAC Fleshpot is my favourite lipstick of all time.
LA: What’s your beauty secret?
CW: I don’t have any secrets; I don’t believe in secrets. I’ll tell you anything.
LA: Top three beauty brands?
CW: Ooooh. Charlotte Tilbury. Blisteze. I don’t know if that’s a brand. Stay with me. You know, it’s the lip salve?
LA: Oh! Blistex.
CW: Blistex, Head & Shoulders, then we’ll go MAC. MAC, Charlotte Tilbury, Head & Shoulders then in brackets, I love a lip salve.
LA: What are your other favourites?
CW: I don’t believe in chap stick, I’m going to say that right now. Carmex can sometimes feel like too much of an attack. It’s just too much sometimes. I don’t like a film, do you know what I mean? I like quite medicinal.
CW: Lord & Berry Kajal Stick, YSL Faux Cils, a small bottle of YSL Opium. Euthymol toothpaste and toothbrush. Divine. A Diet 7UP, if it would fit. It’s the best beverage. Wait a minute, what else would I have in there? My three kids, no. Oh and I’d have a MAC, one of those little pods that you just put on with fingers, eyeshadow. Peacock. It’s sort of irridescent-y. It’s a bit like, has she been out for four days, is she drunk? Yeah, put it on, both sides. And a brush by somebody amazing… They sent me a brush and I. Almost. Wept. I’m going to find out. The brushes are OUTSTANDING.
(We later confirm that the brushes in question are Spectrum – outstanding indeed)
LA: As well as Lord & Berry, top three eyeliners. You are the queen of eyeliner.
CW: Oh, here we go! Lord & Berry Kajal. MAC, I think it’s called Feline, Jet Black, I think they stopped making it? Let’s turn around that decision between you and I. And third, the Charlotte Tilbury one which is navy. Sapphire or something? A thin kohl, navy, you know what I’m thinking? Yuletide, Christmas party, going to a pub for a glass of port. Yeah.
LA: How often do you fake tan? I know you get spray tans, but do you ever DIY?
CW: Right, here we go. I sometimes do it manually, but it doesn’t end well, I’m going to be honest, because of that whole hand washing thing. I forget about it, I’m on to a new thing, I’m napping. So I love a spray tan – if it was up to me, the girl who does my spray tan called Sophia, she is really cute, she really doesn’t want to but she would live with us.
LA: Have you asked?
CW: I have asked, but she’s really happy with a lovely boyfriend, she’s got a baby, and they’ve just got a dog – so cute. Put all of this in. She’s amazing. But I’ll use any fake tan I can. Dr Dennis is the best thing I’ve ever come across, but I love Lancôme Flash Bronzer, Clinique do an amazing fake tan that comes out almost yellowy. It’s not sticky. I don’t like a tacky, do you know what I mean? It’s why I don’t approve of lip gloss. Or very long nails, I’m like, how are you opening a can? How are you coping in the wind? How can you cope with a gloss and a big nail? Anyway, have a look at it, Clinique, it’s for the body and it comes out yellowy, sparkly. You put it on and then the next morning you look like you’ve been in Ibiza for a month.
LA: How do you take care of your skin? I feel like you’ve answered this one already…
CW: I don’t even know what that means. I’ve never knowingly taken anything off. Or put anything back on again. You know everybody needs a different signal? If I am standing over a sink with a cotton pad with toner in it, everything’s gone wrong. Everyone’s left me, maybe it’s just me and the cockroaches. That’s when I go, oh, it’s all fallen apart. And also, I like to look good at breakfast – this make-up, Michelle is amazing, it’s fine now, tomorrow it’s going to be amazing when I take my son to play football. Lived in, messy, smudgy, with a bit of sleep in the eye. Hotness.
LA: I mean, can you take us through your morning and evening routines – redundant, really.
CW: Hilarious. Brushing teeth. Sleeping. Diet 7UP, eggs and bacon. I’m obsessed by brushing my teeth. I do have, have you come across Aesop? They’ve got a cleansing foam, which feels like a gift, and it lasts for 17 years. And I like Eve Lom Cleanser, so I do that in the morning with a muslin cloth.
LA: The original one, or the new one? Because they’ve brought out a new one…
CW: I want to try that! I have the sturdy pot. Eve Lom is amazing. By the way, their lip salve is outstanding. Tell them that I like it.
LA: I will do. Best make-up tip a professional make-up artist has given you?
CW: Well, here’s the problem. The people who do my face can’t tell people they’ve done my face because otherwise they lose a lot of work. We’re all used to that, it’s fine. Often they go, do you want a credit? No thanks, no thanks, I’m just here earning a living, I’m going to go home now. Because of the orange-black-white thing. But yeah the main tip that I’ve taken is lip scrub, quite powerful. That’s a good idea. I mean, their tip would be maybe tone it down a bit, you’re not Jean Simmonds.
LA: That’s no fun, no?
CW: No. But they’re lovely, they’re lovely.
LA: How often do you work out? Favourite way to exercise?
CW: Never. I definitely have a favourite way, my favourite thing is to do spin because I’m locked into the bike, so I can’t leave. Because anything else, I will leave. I don’t like sweating, I don’t like pain, I can’t get my head around any of it. It’s not for me. I know when I’m best and that’s lying down. There are other friends of mine, really great friends of mine, they love it. They sweat, they’re in a bra, they listen to music, then they go up and shower and they have a great day. But I’m not that person, so I haven’t done anything for six months. But weirdly, I think I will go next week. By the way, I’ve been thinking about it for a month and we’ve had many family discussions about it. ‘Should mummy go and spin?’ And I go to Psycle which is amazing. I loved it, you know why? Because I never go out – I’m now, as I said, 110. In my fantasy I’m wearing knee-high boots, I’m in a night club, I’m dancing, there are tequila shots, I’m waving at Lenny Kravitz.
LA: Great picture, by the way.
CW: I had to physically stop myself from mounting him. It got quite weird. There was security. That’s all I’m saying, that’s how it ended. So, what was I wanging on about?
LA: Psycle, night club, tequila.
CW: Yeah – that’s my fantasy, but the fact is I put my babies to bed, and then we get into bed, we might watch an Ozark. I’m asleep at 10, like that. And so if you go to Psycle at 10am, I feel like I’ve been to a night club, the music’s loud, it’s pitch black, I’m moving my body. Awesome.
LA: They’re going to love that. Do you have a signature fragrance –
LA: – or what are your go-tos, but, signature.
CW: I only have one fragrance because it smells of filth. And it’s called Opium by Saint Laurent – the classic one. Not this Black Diamond business. Not the new, that’s outrageous – don’t jzush. Just stick to the classic. I love that smell. It’s the best smell, it just smells of a great night.
LA: Three most used emojis – are you an emoji person?
CW: Are you mad? I’m 46.
LA: You don’t know what they are?
CW: I know what they are, I just don’t understand – my kids send them to me all the time. I don’t even have the emoji keyboard on.
LA: I love that.
CW: I like the very, very smiley face, and I also use this a lot for my kids, I’ll show you. I use the shower head. When it’s 7 o’clock and I realise [the kids haven’t showered]. And the very happy face. So cute.
LA: Favourite book?
CW: Of all time? The book that made me love reading was Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. Up until then I was quite anti-reading and I remember my dad gave it to me. They couldn’t find me because I was just in the back of a sofa just reading and reading and reading. I love Charlie and I love Grandpa Joe and that’s probably my favourite book. But then I got completely obsessed with Thomas Hardy, Jane Austen. I mean, I like old-fashioned. I’ve just read a brilliant book called Educated by Tara Westover that everybody should read. Not my favourite book, but I’m just saying everyone should read it.
LA: What’s your ‘cheat meal’?
CW: I’ve got quite a lot to say about this. Number one, I don’t think it should be called a cheat meal. I think we’re getting on very well, I do, I feel like this is fun, you can stay all day, and come home with me and see my beauty routine. But I think, then what are the other meals? I think we all have to be careful about the way we talk about it. So, not a cheat meal – what is my favourite meal of all time, roast chicken, roast potatoes, horseradish.
LA: With chicken? Nice.
CW: Thank you! Buttery peas, then a cheese board that WILL include Gorgonzola, and then probably Tiramisu.
LA: Can I come for dinner today?
LA: Great. Favourite TV show to binge watch? Are you a Netflix-er?
CW: Yeah, I’m obsessed by Ozark. It’s brilliant, but I loved The Defiant Ones, I thought The Defiant Ones was amazing. We had to cancel going out because we were halfway through and were like, ‘this is great!’
LA: Favourite Instagram account?
CW: The Fat Jewish. Mine’s awful.
LA: Are you joking?!
CW: Mine’s awful, I have two followers. Two. I literally have two followers, I never know what to post. I’m so boring. The Fat Jewish.
LA: Do you have any tattoos?
CW: No; I want one.
LA: Who were you most star struck meeting?
CW: I think your readers won’t remember this. You won’t remember this because you’re literally 11. But I once met somebody who played a character called Harold Bishop on Neighbours.
LA: See, I do know! My granddad loved Neighbours.
CW: I almost dropped what I was holding. I’ve been very lucky, I’ve met all sorts of people and interviewed all kinds of people, but when I was at university, no, when I was younger at school, Neighbours was our lives and he was in my sitting room every single day. And I could not cope with seeing Harold Bishop. Random, but. He’s phenomenal.
LA: Most embarrassing slip-up made on TV?
CW: Oh, all the time. It’s the only reason I get work. Because, ‘ooh, what’s she doing to do now?’ I’ve fallen over – I once fell over and had to turn it into a roly-poly when I was dressed up as, I believe, a kiwi for ‘fruit awareness week’ on This Morning. They came to me live, I was dressed as a kiwi, I had to interview someone who was dressed as a pink pineapple or an orange. My dad was really, really proud slash alarmed. And I think I fell over, it was quite confusing I couldn’t see my feet because they were covered in furry tufts. But I hope I make lots and that’s why I love live TV, you can sort of mess up.
Lila Moss, Kate Moss’ 16-year-old daughter, just landed her first beauty campaign. It was revealed that she will be the 2019 face for a huge international beauty brand. The youngster has just celebrated her sweet 16, so that’s not a bad birthday present is it?!
The big beauty brand? Marc Jacobs Beauty. Marc Jacobs just happens to be one of her mother’s good friend, having first met him when she walked the catwalk for his collection for Perry Ellis back in 1993.
The designer took to Instagram yesterday to announce Lila’s new role, documenting the times he had met the supermodel’s daughter. ‘At just 6 years old, Lila’s strong character, demeanor and great beauty was already very apparent,’ Jacobs explains. ‘The next time I saw Lila was in August of 2011 at Kate’s wedding, her character was even more dynamic and her beauty even greater.’
This is the only image that’s been released so far, the entire campaign will first appear at Harvey Nichols, the brand’s new exclusive retail partner, in six days on the 11th October. And we know it’s going to be beautiful because it had a five-star team working on it – shot by David Sims, creative direction by Katie Grand, makeup by Diane Kendal, hair by Guido Palau and nails by Jin Soon Choi.
Like we said, not a bad 16th birthday present.
In the image, Lila is wearing Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eye Crayon in (Grape)vine; one of five brand new, limited-edition colours that will come out with the Spring 2019 collection. If you want to try out the eyeliner asap, the brand has an existing shade that’s super similar.
Drunk Elephant – the brand that’s been on the radar of Brit beauty experts for the past couple of years has finally launched into the UK. From today you can get your hands on one of Sephora’s bestselling brands that amassed a huge waiting list on Cult Beauty. It has been one of the most anticipated launches in a long while. Probably since the UK launch of Glossier.
The Marula-infused brand is available at both Space NK and Cult Beauty.
If you’re new to the Drunk Elephant life, allow us to give you a little bit of background. Founded by Tiffany Masterson in New York, the products are all born and raised (that’s designed, tested and made) in the States.
The brand does not contain any of, what they refer to as, the ‘suspicious six’ – that’s essential oils, chemical sunscreens, fragrances or dyes, SLS, silicones, and drying alcohols. It calls itself a biocompatible brand, as it focuses on whether an ingredient is compatible with the skin rather than its natural or synthetic status. It doesn’t align itself with skintypes as Masterson believes that as long as a product is free from the suspicious six, it should work with everyone’s skin. Her ethos seems to be paying off – it’s won countless industry awards and everyone wants a piece of the Drunk Elephant.
Speaking of Drunk Elephants – where does the name come from? Legend has it that when elephant’s eat the fermented Marula fruit, they end up quite tipsy. ‘I wanted to have a little fun with the name,’ Masterson explains.
Not well-acquainted with the brand just yet? Keep scrolling for the best Drunk Elephant products we think you should snap up now…
Don’t fancy spending a ton of money on a new brand, or can’t afford to? We hear you. If you’re desperate to try the brand though, it’s worth saving up your pennies for The Littles, a set of travel minis that enable you to try the brand’s hero products in miniature form – Marula Oil, C-Firma, Framboos, the works.
Packed with Vitamin C, the C-Firma Day Serum is a seriously potent and active formula that’s loaded with antioxidants, fruit enzymes and essential nutrients for healthy skin. As with all good vitamin C formulae, it can help to reduce the visibility of skin pigmentation (like dark spots) and the signs of ageing.
Founder Tiffany believes that the virgin oil – ‘straight from the pip’ – is superior to any other she’s tried, which is why you’ll find it throughout the line. The oil itself is rich in fatty acids, antioxidants and has anti-microbial properties, making it great for minimsing fine lines, redness and improving elasticity to name but a few of its benefits.
The Framboos serum is formulated with the ‘dream team’ blend of lactic, tartaric, citric, salicylic and glycolic acid, at a concentrate of 12%. The clever gel formula refines your complexion while you sleep, banishing dead skin cells by dissolving the glue binding them to the surface of your skin. A one-way ticket to luminous skin come morning.
A silky formula that doesn’t have the heaviness of an eye cream, the Shaba Complex blends black tea and copper peptides to turn back the clock on your under-eye area – even working to slow the signs of ageing before they appear. If you suffer with puffy, tired-looking eyes, this is the skincare product for you.
Who says protein is just for shakes? Described as ‘the Megamino protein-powered get-sh*t-done cream’, this anti-ageing cream is packed with peptides, amino acids and pygmy waterlily to improve skin’s firmness, tone and texture. With continued use, skin is promised to look revived and more youthful.
Drunk Elephant – the products you can’t buy *SAD FACE*
For the brand’s biggest fans, you’ll be disappointed to hear that the below products have not made it over to UK shores. Mainly because of US v UK ingredient regulations.
TLC Sukari Baby Facial
Probably the brand’s most famous product – a resurfacing AHA/BHA facial, that’s like baby skin in a bottle, hence the name. It’s a potent cocktail of acids, blending tartaric, lactic, citric, glycolic AND salicylic acid to gently exfoliate pores and blitz dead skin cells, leaving a smoother, brighter skin finish. To quote Drunk Elephant themselves, ‘it’ll knock your cells off’.
Umbra Sheer Physical Sunscreen
A broad spectrum sunscreen (meaning it protects against UVA and UVB rays) should be an essential part of everybody’s skincare routine, and this clear SPF 30 formula also protects against oxidative and free radical damage. There’s also a tinted version, should you want a little coverage in your SPF, aptly named Umbre Tinte.
Even without the above, you’ll fall in love with the brand. So what are you waiting for? Ready? Set? Add to basket!