Topshop Make Up AW10

I think Tuesday was the busiest day of my life so far, actually, busiest day of my Freak Deluxe life. I had four meetings all over London during the day, and then three events in the evening, the first one starting at 6pm. Fun times, not complaining at all.

This week Topshop launched their AW10 Trend make up collection at HIX on Brewer St. I attended with Mr. Thom Ticklemouse in tow, which was perfect as he accompanied me to the first Topshop Make up launch.

Thom came as “the man from Del Monte” in his white hat from Dam, YSL shirt, black skinnies, and black desert boots.

We had a play with the new collection at the “play station”, I have to re-iterate what I said last season when they first launched, the pigments are amazing.

Harriet from Beauty Seen quoted Thom back to himself, telling him that last season he said “it’s as good as MAC”, now that’s good PR, memory!

This season they’ve added pink, dark green, pewter, and black liners to there collection. All of which come with the applicator brush!

My fave product of the night was the Kohl Dust which crumbles and smudges to give the perfect smokey eye. The brush inside is fabadoshus, it’s like an inflated eyeshadow sponge thing. So it has a point at the end which gives the perfect line and flick.

There are also new additions to the core range, powder blushes with applicator, new cream eyeshadows, coloured mascaras, and new lip polishes.

Thom Checking out the merchandise…

Here’s a model in one of the new lip shades and a juicy Ras and Cran cocktail…

We had to leave quite early to hop, skip, and jump on over to the Boutique by Jeager event. On leaving we got given goody bags with these in…

A Bold Liner in Graphite AND a Lip Marker in Ultimate, a felt tip pen for the lips! It’s super juicy and super intense, for long lasting gorgeously bitten looking lips.

Topshop AW10 Trend Range aka Heavy Duty consists of 17 skus with a price range of £6-£10 (how amazwah are their prices!) limited edition available from select Topshop stores and

Crossover Scents

If like me you’re obsessed with perfume/aftershave (so much so, you have a perfume wardrobe) but don’t like to restrict your scents to one season at a time, check these fantabulous “Crossover Scents” out.

They’re light enough to wear during the “warmer” months, but not too summery that you can’t wear them during AW.

For Her

Elle, £38.50 for 30ml eau de parfum, Yves Saint Laurent

Fuel for Life Summer for Her, £35  for 75ml eau de toilette, Diesel

Stella Sheer, £36.50 for 100ml eau de toilette, Stella McCartney *

Splash Apple, £44.50 for 300ml eau de toilette, Marc Jacobs *

Eternity Summer, £32 for 100ml eau de parfum, Calvin Klein *

Burberry Weekend, £15.99 for 30ml eau de parfum, Burberry *

(Untitled), £45 for 30ml eau de parfum, Maison Martin Margiela

Rose The One, £33.50 for eau de parfum, Dolce & Gabanna *

Velvet Rope, £55 for 50ml eau de parfum, Apothia

* – Available from The Perfume Shop

For Him

Champion, £35.50 for 50ml eau de toilette, Davidoff *

Infusion D’homme, £38.50 for 50ml eau de toilette, Prada *

Big Pony 1, £34.50 for 75ml eau de toilette, Polo Ralph Lauren *

Narciso Rodriguez for Him, £24.95 for 50ml EDT, Narciso Rodriguez ^

Touch for Men, £26 for 100ml eau de toilette, Burberry ^

La Nuit De L’Homme, £42 for 60ml eau de toilette, Yves Saint Laurent

Boss Bottled Night, £35 for 50ml eau de toilette, Hugo Boss

Eternity Aqua, £36 for 50ml eau de toilette, Calvin Klein

Fuel for Life Summer Edition, £35 for 75ml eau de toilette, Diesel

* – Available from The Perfume Shop

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Mixed Chicks for Mixed Chicks

Freak Deluxe met up with creators/owners of Mixed Chicks Wendi and Kim at the Black Hair & Beauty Show 2010 earlier this year (I just wanna say, after watching Good Hair, I was highly disappointed by the ‘show’! Where were the theatricals, the dancers, the outrageous clothes?) (more…)

Bare Minerals Matte

Last week I was invited to QVC HQ by Bare Escentuals for a behind the scenes first look at their new bareMinerals MATTE SPF 15 Foundation. Make-Up Artist Sarah-Jane Froom gave an in-depth tutorial on one of the attendees on how to achieve the perfect “airbrushed” look.

The bareMinerals range is actually really nice, we each got a “GET STARTED” kit to take home, which had all the base products in (colour/tone appropriate), three application brushes, and a DVD to show you tips and techniques for bare skin beauty.

For Beauty Month at QVC are launching the new bareMinerals MATTE SPF 15 Foundation– Infused with RareMinerals ActiveSoil Complex. A new breakthrough formula designed to absorb excess oil and eliminate shine without drying skin for a natural matte finish all day. The foundation will be launching on QVC on Beauty Day- Saturday 10th July. Don’t forget to catch the show!

Features and Benefits:

• Infused with 100% pure RareMineralsActiveSoil Complex

• Clinically proven to absorb excess oil and eliminate shine

• 87% of women saw minimized pores*

• 86% of women experienced improved skin clarity with continued use*

• 89% of women agreed that unlike other foundations, this foundation reduced oily shine throughout the day*

• Free of preservatives, talc, oil, waxes, binders, fillers and fragrances

• Provides natural SPF 15 broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection

• Available in 15 shades for all skin tones

* Based on an independent consumer study

This line is exclusive to QVC.

The foundation costs £19.50.

Festival Chic

Festivals give us all the chance to go crazy with make up and do things we would never do at home such as sticking crystals on, and drawing on our faces with face paints! (more…)