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All made up: pared-down punk eyes

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Cast aside the traditional smoky eye for a second and consider this option. It’s an otherworldly but beautifully pared-down punk aesthetic, as seen at Dries van Noten SS19 (right). There’s none of that blending a million shades together malarkey that takes a decade to achieve. No, this is quick and simple – a swipe of black pigment across the eyes, nude lips and makeup-free skin. Actually, ignore that last bit; fine if you’re a supermodel, but the rest of us are better off cheating with a bit of tinted moisturiser.

1. Illamasqua Powder Eye Shadow in Obsidian £17, lookfantastic.com
2. Too Faced Peach Puff Matte Lip Color in Stoked £17, toofaced.com
3. Shiseido Controlled Chaos Mascara Ink in Black Pulse £25, johnlewis.com
4. Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish £34, cultbeauty.com 
5. Kat Von D Cake Pencil in Trooper £17, debenhams.com
I can’t do without… a base to rock beauty to its very foundations

‘Is this a good foundation?’ is a question I am constantly asked because the market is flooded with bases, many indistinguishable from the next. Brands are playing a tiresome one-upmanship game regarding wide shade range, which is fine, but not enough; the formulation also has to be on point. That’s why I found this from Uoma Beauty interesting. The 51-shade range takes various undertones into consideration, but this is nothing new. The formulation, however, is. In fact, it is quite genius. Using the Fitzpatrick scale, which measures the skin’s reaction to the sun, they have identified six ‘skin kins’ that everyone falls into: White Pearl, Fair Lady, Honey Honey, Bronze Venus, Brown Sugar and Black Pearl. All the foundations have then been infused with specific skincare ingredients. White Pearl – very fair skin – is commonly hypersensitive so micro algae extracts have been added to help reduce inflammation. At the other end of the spectrum, with Black Pearl (dark brown skin), the most common concern is dullness so tomato extract has been included to brighten skin. All the foundations include a ‘biomimicry’ pigment meaning the look of pores and lines is minimised and the end result is a fresh velvety matte as opposed to one that makes you look dead inside. Now that’s what I call a good foundation.
Uoma Beauty Say What?! foundation, £29.50, selfridges.com

On my radar: nude makeup, flower power and a brilliant base
Dare to bare Violette, cool global beauty director for Estée Lauder, has created the Violette Oh Naturelle! nude makeup collection that speaks to all skin tones, with particularly divine lipsticks. From £26, esteelauder.co.uk

Floral dance If you have a thing for pretty graduated hues and floral scents, you’ll love Jo Malone’s Blossom Collection. Highlights include a new Silk Blossom Candle and a Frangipani Flower Cologne. From £44, jomalone.com

The eyes have it Eye creams don’t tend to float my boat, but Ole Henriksen Banana Bright is different. It’s thick but light, brightens and corrects, softens fine lines and creates a brilliant base for your concealer.

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From carnations to cat tatts: this week’s fashion trends

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Counting lovers The late Gloria Vanderbilt’s antidote to sleepless nights. Beats sheep.

Reality TV ASMR From Keeping Up With The Kardashians to Drag Race, the biggest bust-ups on telly sound better dubbed with soothing whispers.

Carnations Granny blooms no more, Virgil just put them on his Off/White catwalk – get yours for a snip at Aldi.

The name Joan Collins, yes, but also Alexa Chung’s pre-collection and excellent retail site, Joan The Store.

Wholesome selfies Frank Ocean’s Instagram speciality, according to Man Repeller. See @blonded for details.

Fancy bucket hats The rave classic is suddenly smart. Exclusive at Harrods, Stephen Jones’ £560 Dior hats are complete with logo and net veil. (See also: leopard print, & Other Stories, £27.)Going down

Peanut butter cups Yes they’re great, but have you tried Pret’s Almond Butter Bites? Doisy & Dam’s Nut Butter Cups? Well, then.S

Floaty frills Shirred fabrics are taking over this summer’s dresses and we are here for it.

Cat tatts Faux tattoo sleeves for feline folk are a thing, but are we keen? Purrrhaps not.

Sourdough It’s all about a baguette RN. The summer holiday amnesty on fluffy white bread is a time-honoured tradition. Even tastier: the sequin Fendi baguette bag, reissued this month for its 20th anniversary.

Chamomile Lavender is the calming shrub du jour thanks to Jacquemus’s latest show in Provence. Bees love it, moths hate it. We’re sold.

Your suitcase Luggage is having a moment. See luxury brand Rimowa or Patagonia for an eco take.


Counting lovers The late Gloria Vanderbilt’s antidote to sleepless nights. Beats sheep.

Reality TV ASMR From Keeping Up With The Kardashians to Drag Race, the biggest bust-ups on telly sound better dubbed with soothing whispers.

Carnations Granny blooms no more, Virgil just put them on his Off/White catwalk – get yours for a snip at Aldi.

The name Joan Collins, yes, but also Alexa Chung’s pre-collection and excellent retail site, Joan The Store.

Wholesome selfies Frank Ocean’s Instagram speciality, according to Man Repeller. See @blonded for details.

Fancy bucket hats The rave classic is suddenly smart. Exclusive at Harrods, Stephen Jones’ £560 Dior hats are complete with logo and net veil. (See also: leopard print, & Other Stories

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Floaty frills Shirred fabrics are taking over this summer’s dresses and we are here for it.

Cat tatts Faux tattoo sleeves for feline folk are a thing, but are we keen? Purrrhaps not.

Sourdough It’s all about a baguette RN. The summer holiday amnesty on fluffy white bread is a time-honoured tradition. Even tastier: the sequin Fendi baguette bag, reissued this month for its 20th anniversary.

Chamomile Lavender is the calming shrub du jour thanks to Jacquemus’s latest show in Provence. Bees love it, moths hate it. We’re sold.

Your suitcase Luggage is having a moment. See luxury brand Rimowa or Patagonia for an eco take.

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From Rapunzel-length hair to the demise of double denim: this week’s fashion trends

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All-the-way foundation Pat McGrath takes it right up to the lashline.

Chester-le-Street Riri was spotted there watching the West Indies v Sri Lanka in the Cricket World Cup.

Mia Wallace We’ll be channelling the Pulp Fiction character thanks to the White Shirt Project in honour of the late Karl Lagerfeld.

Rapunzel Beyoncé, Kiki, Meghan, Adesuwa – all going the distance with their hair this summer.

Gaming Gucci released an arcade game, then Louis Vuitton launched a retro video game. Sega Megadrives ftw.

Technoraks The latest waterproof from Regatta has battery-powered heating.

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Mars bars Thanks to her Youtube channel, we now know Naomi Campbell’schocolate bar of choice is a Twix. If it’s good enough for her…

Double denim The way to match your clothes is by opting for double tie-dyeà la Gigi Hadid.

Hubris One in eight men think they could win a point off Serena Williams. Shotgun the frow if this is ever put to the test.

The Fendi Baguette bag Chloe’s padlocked Paddington is claiming the nostalgic top spot. Style with skinny jeans and ballet flats (also making a return) for maximum authenticity.

Flower crowns See Florence Pugh’s dress in Midsommar: the botanical look should be head-to-toe. But let’s do without the creepy rituals.

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The Poofy Dress Trend That’s All Over Instagram Was Actually Inspired by Princess Diana

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When Princess Diana married Prince Charles in 1981, her wedding dress was perfectly on-trend. It included many signature details that were popular during that decade — and, apparently, in 2019. Lately, we’ve noticed that dresses similar to Diana’s (albeit, more casual, everyday versions) having been popping up in stores, and there is one brand in particular that’s been leading the charge: Batsheva.

“To be honest, I didn’t particularly care for Princess Diana’s style back then,” founder and designer Batsheva Hay admits when chatting about the royal’s gown via email. “But, her look is so timeless and resonates with me so much more now than it did when I was younger. I love the pictures of her in bike shorts and Harvard sweatshirts. I love the pictures of her in Laura Ashley. There was always something so naive and old, frumpy lady about her at the same time — the big collars, pearl buttons, and baseball caps. It is too perfect.”

In fact, the designer is quick to admit that the royal is a big source of inspiration for the pieces she creates.
“My inspiration is heavily influenced by Princess Diana, Laura Ashley, Upper West Side and Welsh women,” she reveals, before adding how she switches things up to keep the clothing fresh. “There is a general brand DNA that stays the same — because that is essentially my personal style and that does not change from season to season — but I try to show different sides of my style each season.”
Hay is definitely excited that ‘80s styles are making a comeback, but others may find it all to be a bit intimidating. For those folks, the designer has some words of wisdom.
“As with Diana’s style, the ’80s look better now than they did then,” she says. “The experimentation with volume — between shoulder pads, puff sleeves, and ruffles — was such fun, and fun is what getting dressed should be about!”
We definitely agree, which is why we’re ready to add some Batsheva to our closet, ASAP.

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