The Haute Ticket

Musings of the fashion and beauty kind, with a little travel thrown in.

Category Beauty

The Perfume Edit

A little like our favourite beauty site, Into The Gloss, we’re spilling a few of our make-up bag secrets, starting with our favourite fragrances. Finding the right scent is a lot like finding the right pair of jeans. Most of the time, they’re just okay, but then you come across something that is really, well, just made for you. Our choice of fragrance is a bit like that, it’s a little

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Best Dressed at the 2017 Met Gala

The Metropolitan Museum of Art kicked off this year’s exhibition: “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between” with the eagerly anticipated Met Gala and boy oh boy, where do we start? As former art students meet current fashion design student meets a once-upon-a-time goth, we are only too appreciative of fashion = art. And the point of sticking and committing to a theme. This year, maybe by trying too hard

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Golden Globe Awards 2017: The Best Red Carpet Style

In the words of Maeve, “fashion police, assemble!” Ah yes, it’s that time of the year again, just when we’re down in the dumps, deep in post-holiday January blues and with resolutions failing fast, we can finally pass judgement on those privileged enough to walk the red carpet. No shame here folks, we will ‘ooh’, ‘aah’ and ‘nah’ all we want. While the Golden Globe Awards are considered by many

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It’s Just A Bunch Of Hocus Pocus

Prepare yourself for an onslaught of Harley Quinn’s this Halloween. To be fair, it’s a pretty cool costume. I cannot go as Mia Wallace. Again. By far the most comfortable costume ever, that wig has been used too many times (Cleopatra, Amélie, Coco Chanel…it was money well spent) and I no longer have a partner in crime, nothing to worry about, just my Vincent Vega has cut his hair. I’ve had

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Charlotte Tilbury, The Lowdown

When it comes to makeup tutorials and reviews, The Haute Ticket will leave that to the YouTube professionals. Or the amazing Instagram accounts where you can follow MUA artistry for yourselves. But, there is one exception to this “no makeup review” rule: Charlotte Tilbury. We were wildly excited when Charlotte Tilbury opened its first counter in Northern Ireland. House of Fraser never looked so good as it did that day

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Ice Ice Baby… How To Handle The Humidity

From baltic to balmy. Well, we asked for summer and we got it. Albeit in one day. The humidity is getting to us. Monica, we feel you. Staying cool and maintaining an emblem of chic is proving to be difficult given these soaring temperatures. It’s all well and good when you’re on holiday, poolside with a mojito and surrounded by strangers, it’s a different ball game when you are trying

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How To: Model Off-Duty

When they’re not strutting down the runway, models are just like us. Um, no, not at all actually, but they do prefer to trade couture for laid-back looks when off-duty. So, next time you are having one of those mornings, you know the sort, you’re late, you’ve absolutely nothing to wear, the wardrobe is so crammed you just can’t see, you can’t see anything, think “off-duty-model”. It’s not rubbing salt

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The Not So Golden Era

Ah, jeez. Here we go again being remarkably hard to please. Sigh. While many an A-lister, and Heidi Klum, strut their stuff at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards,  only a few good women stood out against a fairly mediocre red carpet. Not for lack of trying mind you. It’s just all a little… “Meh”. Maybe it’s because it’s January. Let’s face it; nothing looks good in January except Leonardo DiCaprio’s face.

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Face Off: Battle of the Brushes

If, like us, you are obsessed with Into the Gloss and in particular, The Top Shelf (where celebrities spill their beauty secrets and sometimes, we get a creepy sneak peek into their bathroom cabinet) you will have noticed that the so-called ‘game changer’ Clarisonic features beaucoup. For those of you who have been living under a rock, the Clarisonic is a fancy face brush. It cleanses, exfoliates, polishes and tightens

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The Review: Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer

Clarins and I are pretty tight. It would take a lot to break us up. Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch is the best thing next to a toastie. Catherine doesn’t like Clarins. Too heavy. Margaret loves Chanel like Kanye loves Kanye. Smashbox had never entered the Harrison scene… until now. I discovered – courtesy of Maggie – the wonders of Smashbox L.A Lights Blendable Lip & Cheek Color and so, after

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