Bargain Buys: Five Fab Makeup Products For Under A Fiver

I love a pretty pack and an indulgent designer lipstick as much as the next girl, but I also love finding a makeup bargain that performs. Although there’s a lot of rubbish filling the beauty shelves of our High Street…

Collection Loves: Mardi Gras (A New Tropical Summer Collection)

If you’ve been sleeping under a rock, then you won’t know that it’s not only the World Cup in Brazil this year, but the tropical trend is definitely hot to trot. Everything bright and bold is on-trend, with particular focused…

Collection: Gothic Glam Nail Varnish

With Halloween merely a few days away, it’s the perfect time to channel your inner goth and perfect a slightly spooky manicure. Collection have launched ‘Gothic Glam’, which includes three shades of dark and mysterious colour to adorn your nails…

The Pick of the Primers

Primer; love or hate it, at this time of year anything that prolongs your makeups staying power has to have a permanent place in your makeup bag. These days, with so many products available and claims being made, a primer…

The Capsule Makeup Bag

We’re always after that capsule wardrobe, the one with clothes that look good all year round and mean you don’t break the bank come the new season. Having that pair of jeans that makes you feel wonderful and a crisp…

LBQ’s Top Three: Highlighters

Skin with a flat texture has a tendency to look dull, tired or sun-starved. To inject a little light into your skintone, and give the illusion that you’re radiating health and youth, a subtle highlighter can make the world of…

NEW: Collection Cosmetics launches Colour Pro Lip Laquer

If pay day is still a bit too far away, but you need a cheeky treat to get you through, Collection cosmetics have a cute range of lip laquers to tickle your fancy. Their ‘Colour Pro’ range of laquers have…

Collection Cover & Go: Foundation and Concealer Duo

During the morning makeup rush I have brushes flying everywhere, foundation all over my hands and I’m always in the continual ‘concealer hunt’ mode, trying to remember where I left it. Foundation and concealer are like two peas in a…

Collection Lasting Colour Liner

Gel eyeliners are fast becoming the quirkier alternative to the traditional khol pencil. The offer more flexibility and creativity around the eye, creating blendable and long-lasting looks without the need to top up your liner every few hours. Collection (previously…

Collection 2000 rebrands!

What better way to celebrate your 25th birthday than with a bit of a makeover? Out with the old, in with the new and all that. Who knew Collection 2000 had been around that long – it was probably a…

Colour Matched: Collection 2000

In my head the cheaper the foundation, the more likely it is to be utter tosh. Considering the last few foundations I’ve used have been over £30 a bottle I wasn’t holding out much hope for a great performance from…

Diana Vickers: made up

The ‘clawed’ one herself has bagged a few high profile deals of late, focusing more on her association with fashion than her musical ability or strange hand movements. Diana Vickers is the face of Collection 2000, and my is she…