Beauty, The Oily Diaries

The Oily Diaries: Intro

Oily skin is a beauty guru’s kryptonite. With most make-up and skincare products formulated for dry or sensitive skin, it is insanely difficult to find matte finish make-up that doesn’t force us to compromise on a glowing complexion and durability. Because let’s face it, a ‘mattifying’ primer just isn’t enough. Here on Josie Marie, I […]

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Beauty

Holy Grail Glows

A matte finish as the holy grail state of make-up is a minor passing cloud in today’s glowing sky. Setting sprays, lip glosses, highlighters in all their variations and the skincare brands influencing cosmetic trends are devoted to radiant finishes. Yet, we must still question why make-up’s renewed vitality is so important. The spirit of […]

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Beauty

The Essentials To Eye-shadow Blending

Eye-shadow can be a difficult thing to crack. Sometimes it feels like the only cracks are in your concealer base. I live for the moment when all blending is done and it is time to apply foundation – I class this as the time when one is out of the colourful woods and can start […]

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Beauty

Juvia’s Festival Palette Review

Juvia’s latest palette is one of 9 exuberant mattes and shimmers. The lack of “filler” shades and irrelevant colours that eventually blend into one makes this the ultimate summer (and thus festival) palette. Festivals are generally agreed as the best time to be colourful, bold and extraordinarily creative. My festival memories of past summers are […]

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Fashion

Colours Of Spring: Pink & Orange

Daffodils littered the streets, flower beds, botanical gardens, vases with shallow bases – yellow is the colour of Easter. But in the aftermath of Easter weekend (purple foil wrappers everywhere, a constant sinking feeling of ‘how many choc eggs have I eaten?’) we must now start questioning – what are the colours of Spring? For […]

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Beauty

Not Your Average St. Patrick’s Day Eye-Shadow Inspo

In the name of St Patrick’s Day, the beauty world is going to churn out a magnitude of bright green looks this weekend. But green can be a tough one – vibrant or soft? Glitter or matte? One shade or multi-colour cut crease? It feels like a time where not bleeding green makes you the […]

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Beauty

If It Isn’t Blue, It Isn’t True

Blue is the latest statement colour on lids across cyberspace and the world… If it isn’t blue, it isn’t true. A new wave of block-blue eyeshadow has woven itself into recent fashion weeks and Instagram culture. Kourtney Kardashian has done it, I’ve done it (lol), and a magnitude of artists were doing it. Blue isn’t […]

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