Gosh the world is a crazy place at the moment, what with super storms (with names), flooding and the infiltration of Viruses and the possibility of self isolating, we just think that we all need a moment of repose. So sit back and enjoy our beauty offering to you guys this month…. and if we find any stock piles of reasonably priced hand sanitisers we promise to let you know!! 

 So back to the February weather and the rain came down in bucket loads along with gale force winds. Which meant we spent the month worrying about our curls being ruined by the wet weather (thanks to Aveda’s brilliant, frizz-busting Smooth Infusion Smoothing Masque, £20, we needn’t have stressed!) and struggling with wind-chapped skin and lips. Thank goodness for Lumene Hydra Hydration Rescue 24H Replenishing Balm, £17.90. We love this Finnish brand with its pure, Nordic ingredients – think berries, seeds, tree saps and Arctic Spring water. All products promise a youthful glow and they’re very reasonably priced too. This gorgeous, rich cream smells beautifully fresh and ‘clean’ and melts onto the skin to leave a great canvas for your makeup. You can also use at night and you’ll be sure to wake to a clear, bright complexion. It’s a winter skin saver!

And as for dry lips, after slathering them with ByTerry Baume De Rose Lip Care, £40 (expensive but oh so worth it. Treat yourself or start dropping some Mother’s Day hints!) we’ve discovered the most gorgeous YSL lipstick that in true Verymakeupmad girly style, we’ve been simply unable to resist. We love a YSL lippy anyway, and the brand new Rouge Volupte Rock ‘N  Shine, £30, has the most hydrating, creamy formula (plus it smells of exotic mango) and it contains a glitter star core, which means with every delicious swipe you get colour and shimmery shine. We’re both fans of shade 1 – Nude Solo – and can guarantee that it’s a universally flattering nude with just the right amount of peachy pinkness. Click here to see it in action.

Moving away from winter woes, now that it’s March we’re looking forward to Spring. And we’re just starting to entertain the idea of revealing our feet to the world, after months of them being hidden away and neglected. So in preparation, we’ll be reaching for the brilliant Seoulista Beauty Rosy Toes Instant Pedicure, £7.99. The Korean Beauty foot mask transforms feet in just 30 minutes working hard to soften, repair and condition dry, cracked skin and heels. You’ll be amazed at how soft and baby-like your feet feel after just one use!  

Our final recent beauty find is Rapidlash Eyelash Enhancing Serum, £29.99 (snap it up whilst it’s at this great price – it’s usually £39.99). Ever on the hunt for the ultimate eyelash product, M has done her homework and found this secret weapon, with its special blend of eyelash enhancing ingredients. If you struggle with short, weak lashes, or find that you are losing them, then you’ll want to try this. Apply Rapidlash every evening (don’t use with an eye cream!) and expect healthier, stronger, fuller looking lashes in around 8 weeks. Although M’s been struggling to use it religiously every night, as her teenage daughter seems to think she’s more in need of it and keeps swiping it!

As always, feel free to use our 20% discount code, VERYMAKEUPMAD20 when shopping online at LookFantastic. And please get in touch with any beauty queries… let us help you with bespoke product suggestions. And remember to join our Facebook page for our weekly Midweek Makeup and Sunday Skincare Surgery posts…and much more in between!

Love & brilliant beauty finds,


Vikki & Mala xx

Puckering up with YSL!




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