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Breast reduction cream by Michelle Mone

Breast reduction cream by Michelle Mone

Ladies looking to lighten the load when it comes to their boobs, now have a non-surgical alternative according to entrepreneur, Michelle Mone OBE. The Ultimo bra boss, who has spent years making cleavage enhancing bras, is now behind the new breast reduction cream called Boobs- (minus), dubbed 'Breast Reduction in a bottle'.

The cream, which is available from Boots for £39.50, contains Wild Indigo Extract, Golden Chamomile and Butchers Broom Extract, and promises to lift and firm breasts, making them look tighter and giving a better silhouette. Michelle says,

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Laura Mercier makeup tutorial

Laura Mercier UK makeup tutorial

Laura Mercier counter manager Caroline Watt

Laura Mercier makeup experts are planning a master class in Edinburgh’s Harvey Nichols. Caroline Watt, the counter manager of the Edinburgh store is to be joined by makeup artist Lauren Innes and Trevor O’Keefe, Laura Mercier’s Global Trainer for the event Friday 20th June. So if you’ve always wanted to know how to create a flawless finish; or fancy finding out about contouring, then, this is the perfect opportunity. Caroline says,

“It won’t be anything too advanced or difficult, so it’s perfect for anyone who isn’t completely confident with makeup or people who want to learn tips and techniques from the experts. We’ll be showing how to create the Laura Mercier typical look, one that’s natural and flawless, We’ll be showing how to use products to brighten up the eyes, correcting the skin not through heavy makeup but using sheer products and building it so it looks more natural, and how to do contouring. It’s all about getting people involved and giving them the opportunity to pick up some useful tips."

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Illamasqua makeup artist Mika Johnson wants you to share your makeup bag secrets

Illamasqua makeup artist Mika Johnson

llamasqua makeup artist Mika Johnson is on a mission. The 26-year-old, who has been working for the bold British beauty brand for four years, will be at the Illamasqua counter in Glasgow’s Debenhams store from July 18th to July 20th. And when he’s here, key makeup artist Mika wants to get to the bottom of what Scots have in their makeup bags. Mika says,

“People can get used to wearing the same shades of eyeshadow or the same colour of lipstick and you treat it a bit like food in a way, it gets routine. You know what makes you confident but sometimes they’re something else out there can make you look and feel even better. So when I’m up in Glasgow this month, I want to people to bring along what they usually wear and see where it takes us. I like to see what people are doing in technique, how they’re applying the makeup as well as what they’re using. And when it comes down it, makeup is all about making people feel good."

Illamasqua makeup artist Mika Johnson


The Essex-born makeup artist has been with Illamasqua since it started, working on the brand's original counter in Selfridges in London. He never thought of working as a professional makeup artist until he was persuaded by one of the industry's biggest names. He says,

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Beauty Blogs - weekly global round-up

Beauty Blogs - weekly global round-up

It's been a busy week in the world of beauty blogs with the latest launches and give-aways so find out what's happening with this global round-up:

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Top makeup artist Lauren Gollan

Top makeup artist Lauren Gollan

If you're tuning in to T In The Park this weekend, chances are you'll see some of Lauren Gollan's sparkling handiwork. That's because the bubbly brunette is the makeup artist for BBC presenter, Edith Bowman. It's the second year that the Edinburgh-based makeup professional has done Edith's makeup and the work came about after the pair met at the capital’s Film Festival last year. Lauren says,
"I was booked for a pre-shoot for the 2011 Edinburgh Film Festival and I did Edith’s makeup then, and then she asked me to do her makeup up for T In The Park last year. It was three days and I was basically with Edith the whole time, getting her ready as she went round covering the event and doing interviews. And it’s such an amazing experience, for instance last year, I got to meet Beyoncé and Liam Gallagher who was so nice. Then this year, I did her makeup for the Edinburgh film festival where she was part of the jury, and I'm doing her makeup again for T In The Park this weekend.
And when it comes to putting together Edith’s TV look, it's all about her natural beauty. Lauren says,
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Sarah Tolan

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