Who knew that a simple beauty discovery – M realising in a moment of Verymakeupmadness that a Lime Crime Diamond Crushers Lip Topper , £16, works brilliantly on the eyelids as a shimmering, nighttime shadow – would be such a defining moment for VeryMakeupMad? When we spotted that the mega beauty online retailer, LookFantastic (Nars, MAC, Bobbi Brown…name a brand, we guarantee they’ll sell it), were looking to recruit some new members to their exclusive Beauty Set, we knew we had to apply. All that was required was for us to send them a 30-second ‘Beauty hack’ video (V had to ‘google’ this…showing her age now!) So while M applied the liptopper to her eyelids multiple times for the sake of the video (admittedly they were pretty sore by the end of it and she nearly poked her eye out!), V simply swiped some onto her lips as intended and pouted for the camera, creating the ultimate backdrop! And in case you’re interested, here’s the said hack…


We were obviously onto something and were shortlisted for the Beauty Bootcamp, a fabulous day spent in the Look Fantastic headquarters in Warrington (V had to explain to M exactly where that is…amazingly she’s never been north of London, although has extensively travelled Asia!). There were challenges, photo shoots and beauty talk aplenty. Benefit and Clinique were on hand to showcase some of their new products (and old gems) and thankfully there were endless supplies of tea and coffee (well, we were on a 6am train!). We left with new contacts and friends, smiles on our faces, goodie bags in our hands, and fingers firmly crossed that we’d receive some good news from Look Fantastic.


Having fun on set! 
Working that iPhone!



Well, we can now reveal…drum roll please…that we did it! We’ve joined the Beauty Set. Woo Hoo!! We’re brand Ambassadors for Look Fantastic and we couldn’t be more thrilled. So what does this entail, we hear you cry? Well, we’ll be featuring on its social channels and working on campaigns and shoots as well as collaborating with leading beauty brands and attending exclusive events. We’ll be bringing you Beauty news hot off the press and be able to keep you in the loop with any major beauty launches and hopefully some discounts too. We’re still Verymakeupmad, but we’ll be bigger, bolder  and better with lots more info, product reviews and insider tips.

And to kick things off, here we are reviewing some amazing products that we discovered at Bootcamp. Press the link below to watch:

And with that, we’re off to celebrate our win, in the way we know best…treating ourselves to some new beauty products!

Love, beauty hacks & looking and feeling fantastic!!



Ps. If you’d rather not use a lip topper on eyes, then we suggest you go for one of Stila’s Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Shadows, £23. We’re currently fighting over the shade Kitten Karma…


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