30 October 2009

BEAUTY HUNTER: Tips from the beauty bloggers!

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When we were invited to the ASOS Beauty and Bloggers event, wild horses couldn’t keep us from heading over to ASOS HQ to be pampered, primped and to sample their S/S’10 collection (as well as pose on that famous white catwalk). Between drooling over the black organza cage dress and the irresistible celeb-inspired Ciate nail varnishes (are you a Paris or a Cheryl?) we caught up with a few beauty bloggers to get the scoop on all things beauty-related…

* Megan McCluskie and Susannah Edwards, The Beautiful and Glammed

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Grazia Daily: What beauty products do you love right now?

Susannah: The Nars Soft Touch Shadow Pencil in Aigle Noir. It’s like a soft black crayon with gold pigment that you can smudge really easy to create a rock chick look.

Megan: We interviewed Leigh Lezark and she was wearing this amazing black Flatte nail varnish by KO Knockout. It was used on the New York catwalks and I don’t even think they sell it in the UK yet but we managed to get hold of some. It looks like velvet.

Grazia Daily: And a classic beauty item?

Megan: I know everyone says it, but I love Touch Eclat.

Susannah: And for me, it’s the Laura Mercier tinted moisturiser.

Grazia Daily: Have you got any beauty tricks?

Megan: Olive oil on your hair! I put it on the ends at night, but not the roots as that makes it greasy.

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* Cate Sevilla, Bitch Buzz

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Grazia Daily: What’s your favourite beauty product?

Cate: Benefit’s Playstick and the Boots No.7 lipstick in Cherry – I’m wearing that now. It’s brilliant and you only have to use it once to get a great colour. I also love the Bourjois Paris liquid eyeliner with the felt tip.

Grazia Daily: What’s a classic beauty mistake?

Cate: Wearing too much, like doing a dark lip with a dramatic eye.

Grazia Daily: Have you got any beauty advice?

Cate: Experiment and try everything out. If you’re having a dark lip, keep your eyes light. And find a good mascara.

Grazia Daily: Do you have a beauty icon?

Cate: Gwen Stefani, I love her makeup.

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* Laetitia Wajnapel, Mademoiselle Robot

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Grazia Daily: First things first, how did you dye your hair like that? It’s amazing!

Laetitia: My natural colour is very dark so I had to bleach it and then colour. My normal hairdresser wouldn’t do it so I went to one who specialises in crazy colours. He used a root tint in pure copper mixed with a crazy orange colour to create this dye.

Grazia Daily: What’s your beauty tip?

Laetitia: Don’t put on too much make-up and make sure you get the right colour foundation. So many people get that funny neck-line because the colour doesn’t match their skin properly.

Grazia Daily: How should we choose our foundation then?

Laetitia: Don’t try it on your wrist. I use the tips of my fingers because they turn the same red as your face can. Go for a shade lighter than your skin if you’re quite pale and always try samples actually on your face.

Grazia Daily: Who is your beauty icon?

Laetitia: My classic one is Audrey Hepburn as I love the simplicity of the 40s, 50s and 60s look. Now, it would have to be Alexa Chung. She has such a great natural beauty.

Grazia Daily: And who should we not try to look like?

Laetitia: Anyone who is too orange. Donatella Versace!

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* Kim Spindler, Her Secret Words

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Grazia Daily: You won the ASOS blog competition, congrats!

Kim: Thanks, I had to create a Christmas beauty look so I did simple black eyes, red lips and used 40s rollers in my hair. So many people go OTT at Christmas with glitter and anything they can find, I just wanted to keep it simple.

Grazia Daily: What’s a classic beauty faux-pas?

Kim: Lip liner. I know it’s meant to stop your lip-colour bleeding but it’s so hard to match properly. And lipstick is so much better than it used to be anyway, I really love the MAC deep plum one and Rimmel’s basic reds.

Grazia Daily: Who is your beauty icon?

Kim: Paloma Faith, I love her hair! And Dita von Teese because I like the 40s look.


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