The Mumster has a girls’ weekend to look forward to, so it’s time to shed her winter body and spring into action
If my face is a temple then my body is most definitely a shed – it gets a clear-out once a year. Frankly, though, if I didn’t have to bother then I probably wouldn’t; but a girls’ weekend away and the thought of sandals motivated me to do a bit of housekeeping… Continue reading “Putting a spring in my step – and the rest of my body”
The Mumster has been “fluttering and dancing” with the daffodils this week and put a spring in her step – and her make-up
Nothing says spring in The Mumster household like the sight of daffodils in the local park where I walk the dog. (Unfortunately, this sight is often accompanied by the dog having a crap next to the said daffodils, but you get my drift.)
Lighter evenings and warmer days mean a change in clothing and in make-up. Suddenly the foundations that felt right in the depths of winter feel too heavy, especially when you get a few days of unseasonably hot weather.
With this in mind I went in search of a lighter formulation, somewhere between a tinted moisturiser and a medium cover foundation. Continue reading “Spring fever with Nars Sheer Glow Foundation”
When times get tough, you should “pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together,” said Elizabeth Taylor. There’s something in that, says The Mumster
Things were shitty Chez Mumster last week and while it may sound banal, at times like that sometimes you need to count your blessings and find comfort in the small things. And for me the small things include make-up.
Few people appreciate the restorative power of a bright eyeshadow or bold lips but when the world seems a dark place, an orange eyeshadow can bring much needed cheer. Continue reading “Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Palette: Adding sunshine to a grey day”
The Mumster has plenty of experience when it comes to make-up, but what can she learn from her young daughter?
It’s with a certain amount of trepidation that I allow someone else to do my make-up. Too many times in the past, sales assistants have caked me in so many products I barely recognise myself. And then there was that memorable make-up party where I was volunteered to be the guinea pig only to be turned into an orange-faced, silver-eyeshadowed clown. So when 50 Sense asked my daughter and I to do each other’s make-up to see if we would learn anything, I was rather apprehensive, to say the least. Continue reading “Can you teach a not-so-old dog new make-up tricks?”
It’s a make-up trick everyone should have in their repertoire, but it’s not always the easiest look to master. Never fear, says The Mumster, help is on hand
I love playing with different looks but there’s one that has always defeated me: the cat’s eye – or flicky eye – is a bugger.
I’ve watched YouTube and Instagram tutorials galore to no avail. They make it look so easy, one swoosh and it’s done. But no matter what I do it never quite works.
So why not get help from someone trained, especially if that help is free? Continue reading “How to do the perfect cat’s eye”
Here at 50 Sense, we’ve noticed a theme in The Mumster’s beauty blogs so we asked her to explain this particular cosmetic obsession…
By now, it’s probably become quite apparent that I rather love Bobbi Brown. Looking through my make-up bag(s), I do seem to own rather a lot of their products.
I love that their products can let you achieve a wide range of looks tailored to your needs and tastes yet at the same time you can keep up with the latest trends. Continue reading “Bobbi Brown – my girl-crush make-up brand”
Eyes are the windows of the soul, they say, so make sure they’re framed properly with a good mascara, says The Mumster
For some people, it’s lipstick. But for me, if I could only use one item of make-up for the rest of my life, without hesitation it would be mascara.
I’ve always felt my eyes are my best feature, so why not exaggerate them? Which is why I’m always on the look out for THE ONE: the holy grail of mascaras that offers length, separation and volume.
So I thought I’d test out the many I have and see how I got on. To give them a fair go, I left off the THEY’RE REAL TINTED PRIMER by Benefit that I normally use, but actually, it didn’t really effect the end result that much. Still, I do feel it stops panda issues and keeps my lashes soft.
Here we go… Continue reading “Benefit They’re Real – the holy grail of mascaras?”