Tag Archives: Make up

To prime, or not to prime?

Well, if Hamlet were here today, or William for that matter, they would say that if you want your make up to stay in place, and have a smooth canvas on which to work with, then ‘tis nobler to prime. Using a primer is an important step in the make up process as it involves […]

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IMATS & ABBW descend on Darling Harbour

IMATS, (more commonly known as The Greatest Make-Up Show On Earth), or if you’re a stickler, International Make-Up Artist Trade Show will be held in Sydney this weekend, and like Big Kev, I’m excited! If you’re a beauty aficionado and you know your serums from your shellacs, or if you’re keen on getting a leg […]

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Lancôme Hypnôse Waterproof Mascara, plus GWP!

Despite all the proclamations, we all know that there are really only a handful of mascaras that are actually worth handing over your hard earned moolah for, right? Well, let me assure you that Lancôme Hypnôse is one of the good ones. With a buildable formula that’ll give you voluminous dramatic lashes, and in a […]

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Queue & Aye: Plum lips

This heralds the beginning of a new segment on Ampersand. It’s come to my attention that I get asked a fair few questions on the subject of beauty and I thought that maybe, just maybe these questions and their respective answers might be of use to other people. Welcome to Queue & Aye (the best […]

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Illamasqua Part Deux: Chadstone counter opening & cocktail party!

For everyone who isn’t familiar with Illamasqua, allow me to enlighten you both here and here. If you’re still not too sure about them, and you are into your make up then believe me – they are a brand you will want to get to know. Like, now. Operating exclusively through Myer, Illamasqua recently toasted […]

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Oh, Illamasqua!

Are you familiar with Illamsaqua? Well, for those of you who aren’t, they’re a cult British beauty brand that you should definitely get to know! Influenced by the ‘dark and illicit 1920’s club scene’, Illamsaqua is make up for the brave, the bold and the confident. It embraces the alternative and encourages those to get […]

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