What’s Your Makeup Worth?

What’s Your Makeup Worth?

Ever wondered how much the makeup you use everyday costs? Well that’s exactly what the girls here in the FD office were chatting about last week and we decided to add everything up! Some of us (ahem me!) were gobsmacked about how much everything adds up for the products you just pick up without thinking.

Anna ‘ Graphic Designer (clearly loves a bit of Benefit!)
Estee Lauder Double Wear- £31
Collection Concealer – £4
Bourjois Eyeliner – £7
Benefit Blush – £24.50
Benefit Bronzer – £24.50
Givenchy Mascara – £24
Benefit Porefessional £26
L’Oreal Primer – £13
Benefit Posie Tint – £25.50
Mac Powder – £24.50
Total: £204


Jenny- Stock Control
Urban Decay Naked 3 Eyeshadow palette £39.50
Urban Decay Make Up Setting Spray £23.50
Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield 30ml £55.00
Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer £19.00
Urban Decay Flushed £25.00
Bobbi Brown Moisture Rich SPF 15 30ml £34.00
Rimmel Scandaleyes Mascara £6.99
Seventeen High Drama Intense Liquid Eyeliner £3.99
Maybelline Brow Drama Pomade Crayon £5.99
Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick £5.49
Nars Lipliner Pencil £16.50
Total: £234.96


Beth ‘ Social Media Exec (The clear winner/loser depending on how you look at it, with almost £100 more!!)
Charlotte Tilbury Primer – £38.50
Urban Decay Foundation – £27
Maybelline Concealer – £8
Nars Bronzer – £29
Nars Blusher – £30
Mary Loumanizer Highlighter – £18
Tarte Eyeshadow Palette – £40
Benefit Roller Lash Mascara – £18.50
Chanel Khol Eyeliner – £18
Urban Decay Setting Spray – £23.50
Charlotte Tilbury Lip Liner – £16
Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick – £24
Total: £292.50


Claire ‘ Stock Control Manager
Max Factor Foundation – £9.99
Dior Lipstick – £26.50
Cargo Eyeshadow Palette – £18
Rimmel Lipstick – £4.99
Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick – £33
Rimmel Bronzer – £5.99
Revlon Mascara £9.99
Total: £108.46


Why don’t you give it a go and see how much your face adds up to. It’s been pretty interesting finding out what makeup everyone wears and how many different products they use!

Mother’s Day Gifts

Mother’s Day Gifts

There’s no better way to treat your mum this Mother’s Day than with some gorgeous, luxurious gifts. From beautiful fragrances to deluxe skincare gifts, we have it all. Get yourself set up for a pamper afternoon, your mum will love it and you’ll be in the good books all year!

Skincare Gifts
All mum’s love a good pampering so why not treat her to a gorgeous bath and body set this year? We have some great luxurious ones on site but these are some of our favourites:

Roger and Gallet Rose Delux Gift Set – £39.00
Roger and Gallet products are beautiful, sumptuous treats at any time of the year but this gift set is perfect for Mother’s Day. The Rose Deluxe set includes a shower gel, a body lotion and a fresh fragrant water. Your mum’s bound to adore the rose scent and the pink packaging is just gorgeous.

Baylis and Harding Fuzzy Duck Black Pepper and Sage Basket – £11.99
This Baylis and Harding Gift Set is the ultimate pamper treat, chic and stylish in neutral tones and accents of duck egg blue. The basket design of this set is perfect for storage once your mum’s done with all the products, bonus! The set includes Black Pepper & Sage body wash, Chamomile body butter and EVA body polisher.

Crabtree & Evelyn Caribbean Island Wild Flower Gift Set – £40.00
The box that this Crabtree & Evelyn gift set comes in is gorgeous gift in itself, your mum is definitely going to be reusing this when she’s done with all the lovely products inside! The Caribbean Island Wild Flower fragrance is a fruity and floral scent that combines tropical citruses, orange blossom, night blooming jasmine and palm leaves ‘ trust us it will send your mum off to that Caribbean Island for the afternoon. Set includes body lotion, moisturising hand therapy and a body wash.

Fragrance Gifts
Does your mum keep dropping hints about that new signature scent she’s after? Now’s the time to grab one of our amazing perfume gift sets and give her that little bit extra.

Valentino Donna Eau De Parfum Gift Set – £59.99
If you want to really splash out and treat your mum this year then this Valentino gift set is the one for you. The perfume is a subtle, light, unique scent with an alluring and profoundly Italian accord. Rose essence, generously blended with notes of bergamot and iris pallida, illuminates the fragrance. The gift set includes 50ml eau de parfum spray and 100ml body lotion.

Elie Saab Rose Couture Gift Set – £46.99
The Elie Saab fragrances are always a massive hit and this Rose Couture range is definitely going to be a winner with your mum. The fragrance is floral and woody but notes of orange blossom, jasmine, patchouli and cedar wood. The gift set is great value including 50ml of the perfume, a shower cream and a body lotion!

Stella McCartney Stella Gift Set – £34.95
The Stella McCartney gift set is beautifully feminine and sophisticated, designed as homage to the English rose in full bloom in a classic English garden (tell your mum that on Mother’s Day and she’s going to be seriously impressed with your perfumery knowledge!) The fragrance has notes of English roses, citrus and a warm amber base. If you’re looking for a gift set with something a bit different this one comes with two nail polishes!

We hope you all have a lovely day on the 26th and make the most of your lovely mum’s!

Oscar’s Beauty Looks

Oscar’s Beauty Looks



There’s no other award’s night that is as big or as exciting as the Oscar’s; the dresses, the parties and above all the drama (ahem who screwed up best picture announcement?)! Now that it’s all died down and we do know who was to blame for that little mishap, let’s get back to what we love the most’whose hair and makeup absolutely killed it on the red carpet!

Emma Stone
Emma Stone has had a huge amount of attention this award’s season with her performance in La La Land. The classic Hollywood glamour look she pulled off for the Oscar’s was stunning! The bronzy eyeshadow worked perfect with her glossy, burnished locks and complimented by rose-red lips.

Olivia Culpo
Former Miss USA Olivia Culpo donned smoked out lavender eyes with a matt nude lip! Along with the deep side sweep was an epic long blunt pony, she looked stunning! And we’re totally obsessed with her embellished gown.


Chrissy Teigen
Chrissy Teigen ‘ the god of #twittergoals #lifegoals #familygoals, opted for her signature nude makeup look complemented by a loose up do and statement earrings. The neutral, bronzed skin and smoky eye worked perfectly. Plus we totally love her for showing the world her stretch marks last week!

Halle Berry
Halle Berry sported her natural locks for the Oscar’s this year and we think she looked incredible! Along with the metallic eyeshadow and flawless skin, she killed the red carpet!


Brie Larson
Brie Larson’s wet-look hair and neon lip was a gorgeous throwback to the 80s. Perfectly defined brows and lashes along with contoured cheekbones finished off the makeup. While the swept over loose curls may not be everyone’s cup of tea, we think it perfectly suited her amazing velvet gown.

Karlie Kloss
Karlie kept it traditional with Hollywood waves, orange lips and peachy blush. Her dewy skin looked super radiant with the peachy hue on the cheeks. We love the coiffed pin curls created by Giannandrea Marongiu as they looked so soft and touchable.


Hailee Steinfield
Hailee gets our vote for the best dressed, her whimsical, floaty number was the fairy dress of dreams! Hailee’s heavy brows perfectly framed a mauvey, chocolate smoky eye. Along with flawless, contoured skin, peachy lips and a swept back up-do she nailed it!

Felicity Jones
Felicity Jones always looks like a beautiful English rose. Her elegant half up do and the hint of pink of the lips was all very Kate Middleton. Felicity perfectly complemented her porcelain skin with flick of liquid liner and balmy coral lips.


Sofia Carson
The actress sported an intricate, beautiful up-do that was accented by a diamond-encrusted hairpiece. Her glowy and contoured skin worked seamlessly with the bold statement lip and strong brows.

Alicia Vikander
Alicia Vikander kept her hair and makeup beautifully simple letting her gorgeous gown take centre stage. Her sun kissed skin was fresh faced and dewy with a hint of a feline flick on the eyes, we love it! Plus she definitely gets the award for the best tan!


What was your favourite look of the night? Make sure you leave a comment to let us know!