February 2, 2011

The Lash Effect: how to get the most out of fake eyelashes

December 20, 2010


The amazing Shahana Ali at The Powder Lounge is THE expert in false eyelashes. And she knows her shit. Check out her top advice if you’re going all DIY with your lashes this Christmas. This week: How to get the most out of false eyelashes To make your eyes look wider, sexier and more awake […]

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All puffed up: super solutions for puffy eyes

December 13, 2010


This week’s top tip from the Powder Lounge is all about how to deal with puffy, overworked eyes. And this doesn’t involve seven different serums. It’s involves using your makeup cleverly, and the classic art of diversion! Avoid using mascara or eyeliner on the lower lashes if your eyes are looking tired as this will create shadows and emphasise […]

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Eyes open, wide awake: freshen up tired eyes

December 6, 2010


It’s less than a month to Christmas. It’s December. It’s party central, i’m on deadline, my eyes are struggling to stay open. Enter Shahana Ali my eye knight in shining eyelashes. I heart her. So should you. This week: top tips for tired eyes To give your eyes a more wide-awake look, keep a couple […]

Body beautiful: homemade kickstarts for early mornings

November 30, 2010


Shahana Ali from The Powder Lounge gives a classic top tip for awakening tired, dull looking skin on the face or body. Ttry exfoliating with a home-made brown sugar face and body scrub. Brown sugar is wonderful as a gentle exfoliant, having small, dissolvable grains which possess a natural antiseptic quality, making it perfect for […]

A little brand I know…

November 22, 2010


I’ve been sent a few samples recently from brands that are probably not new, but are new to me, and some them are really special. So here’s a little round up of some autumnal treats i’ve been enjoying. Bloom and Blossom: a really super little brand, available exclusively through Space:NK, Harrods and a couple of […]

Face up: refresh your skin after a night on the tiles

November 17, 2010


The Powder Lounge is a glam (note, not ‘glamour’) girl’s staple destination for lashes and brows. And apparently, founder and director Shahena Ali is not just a pretty face. In fact she totally knows her stuff, and she has kindly furnished this grateful Pampered Pauper with ten brilliant top tips for surviving winter and stemming the […]

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