Matte Attack: the lip look that's everywhere

Always run scared of matte? Time to get over it. We are inundated with matte lipsticks, tints and stains >>

LIPSTICK THERAPY: 3 Ways To Make Lippie Work Harder

Sometimes it's very hard to choose from a palette of lip-colours .. >>

SWATCH SERIES: We road test New CID's genius cosmetic range

We swatch colours from our favourite independent makeup brands, here at MyShowcase, starting with New CID and their range of high-performance cosmetics. >>


Book in and get to grips with the basics of makeup >> >>


The most gorgeous treats for Valentine's Day >>

Fashion Express: Tried and Tested Beauty

Make your own beauty products in the kitchen, muted beauty looks on the catwalk and a dance group invasion..  >>

MAKEUP FOR MATURE FACES: the golden rules

Just as skincare needs differ quite radically from our early twenties to early forties, so do makeup requirements.  >>

FLUSH CRUSH: the brilliance of blusher

Blusher is the ultimate victim of fashion.  >>

BRUSH UP: 3 new eyeshadow skills

After years in the wilderness, eyeshadow - proper layer-it-on colour - is getting a renaissance.  >>

FIRST LOOK: winter red lips

There are some gorgeous lip darks in this seasons palettes, but the standout lip for me this season the one determined to perfect is the cherry mouth, created by Dick Page for Marc for Marc Jacobs AW 13 runway show.  >>

PLUCK & TIDY: Brow Masterclass

Never underestimate the power of the well groomed brow: they can lift your face and make it look younger.  >>

POWDER POWER: Summer's Best Base?

Face powders come in two basic forms: pressed and loose. I tend to evaluate them on the basis of whether they go on sheer, shiny, chalky or heavy, and whether they are too pink, peach, ash or rosy.  >>

BLUSH MAGIC: how cheek colour wipes years off a face

It's one of the most DE-AGEING cosmetics you can own (along with a white eyeliner and a good brow brush). WHY?  >>

Gloss Addicts: Polish Your Smile

Love lipgloss? Ever since the lip-colour market was transformed by Lancôme's Juicy Tubes we haven't been able to get enough of gloss - the tubes, the pots, the twist-up sticks and the wands - like candy to the eye.  >>

New Naturals: The Rise Of Pure Beauty

One of the main reasons natural has taken off in beauty, along with a demand for organic food, is our quest for simpler answers to more stressful lives. >>

BB Creams: The Bottom Line On Blemish Balms

The very word foundation once implied heaviness; and while we wanted young-looking skin - more so than ever - most of us realised that masking a face with a layer of immovable colour, which is what most foundations did, piled the years on.  >>

Fresh Start: for your makeup brushes

It's a CHORE, but as any makeup artist or dermatologist will tell you, it's important to clean your makeup brushes regularly, even if all you use is a lip brush. >>

Your Big Day? Be a beautiful bride

One of the things that I REMEMBER best from my WEDDING day was the trauma of my MAKEUP. >>