Today marks National Lipstick Day - which, if you are anything like me, means a lot!
The origins of red lipstick hark back to the Mesopotamian era way back in 3500 BC when red rocks were crushed and made into a paste and put on the lips to provide a reddish tint. Ancient Egyptians were also red lipstick fans and Cleopatra was said to wear a divine mixture of crushed insects to create that vibrant hue we all love today. They even stored their pastes in little pots for handy a
You know when you come across something really special? Well that's happened here at VB HQ. The discovery: Wild Beauty, from the North Wales Rhug Estate. The lowdown: If you love your skincare sustainable but crave luxury, the award-winning products from Wild Beauty are ideal. The organic ingredients are grown, hand-picked and foraged from across the 12,500 acres of the estate's woodlands and pastures, and are all bursting with essential vitamins and minerals. The fragrances
If you have ever wondered what lipstick tone you should wear for your skin tone, or even which era favoured which hue, then read on...as one half of Shropshire-based vintage hair and makeup artists, The Blusherettes, I'm here to give you the skinny on getting that oh-so-important lip colour j-u-s-t right. When you are looking for the right tone for your skin colouring, choose whatever lipstick you love! However, the general rule of thumb is that cool tones (those who have mor
We love hunting around the internet for vintage inspiration and boy, oh, boy, do we have a doozy for ya! These stunning photographs entitled Mane Attraction were produced for Flare.com's November 2011 issue. Art director Tanya Watt, photographer Chris Nicholls, stylist and fashion editor Zeina Esmail, and models Catherine Dea and Katrina collaborate to create these retro glam images with a generous nod to the vintage beauties from the fifties, sixties and seventies. Hairstyli