The Haute Ticket

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

Category Beauty

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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Lancôme Absolu Voyage Make Up Palette Review

“… Flying makes me nervous. I get uneasy seeing the National Guard go through my makeup case.” – Carrie Bradshaw Tell me about it. Squeezing my lotions and potions into a teeny little bag (a freezer bag no less!) for a globe trotting fashionista like me is so not chic. Once upon a time I scoffed at make-up palettes, but now, what with a shared bathroom with nada space and

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Perfect Radiance Treatment Facial Oil Review

My skin care regime is pretty basic. Cleanse, moisturize, and hit the hay. Pretty simple. Turns out, I was missing a trick; facial oil. Now, some of you readers may remember me simply raving about the NUXE Multi-Purpose Dry Oil and its true – I can’t get enough of that stuff, but I have yet to use it on my face… Why? My oily t-zone, that’s why. It’s a nightmare.

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The Oscars 2015 Red Carpet Style

Matthew McConaughey skipped the red carpet. Maybe he knew something we didn’t. A little like the awards ceremony itself (yes, we were there *cough*) Sunday’s red carpet style was a little… beige. Recently, the red carpet has come under quite a bit of scrutiny. Questions are being bandied about as to whether or not it’s fair to objectify these Hollywood stars (notably the female celebrities) as they walk the red carpet

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No One Trick Pony

The Babysitter’s Club and the Topsy Tail tool. Two things I was never without as a youngster. This handy little hair tool was particularly favored by my mother who could relax in the knowledge that this hair trick could keep my unruly curly locks tamed and I would look somewhat groomed for school. Little did she know that later down the line, the Topsy Tail would still be my hair hero.

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The Muse ~ Ava Gardner

“When I’m old and grey, I want to have a house by the sea. And paint. With a lot of wonderful chums, good music, and booze around. And a damn good kitchen to cook in.” – Ava Gardner Proof that with a red lip and bold brow, you can do no wrong. Ah, the good old days of Hollywood, when studios ruled the world and Amal’s gloves wouldn’t have looked out

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The Body Shop Vitamin C Skin Reviver Review

A friend recently asked me what beauty product I just couldn’t live without and straightaway my response was this little lifesaver: The Body Shop Vitamin C Skin Reviver. This can be found in my handbag, on my desk and on my dressing table. I simply cannot get enough of it. Packed full of natural goodness, this will leave your skin feeling silky smooth and beautifully radiant. The secret is the Amazonian camu

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The Golden Girls

Is it just us or are we expecting too much? I mean, if we looked like any of those ladies on the red carpet we would be happy but as far as the fashion stakes go… this year’s Globes‬ were a little ‘meh’. And we’re not talking about J Lo’s! Ahem, Mr. Renner! Sure, the Golden Globe Awards are about the acting chops and yeah okay, they’re saving themselves for the

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NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Purpose Dry Oil Review

It’s no wonder that this little gem is loved by models and beauty insiders all over the world and can be found in just about everyone who’s anyone’s handbag or salle de bain. It’s just that good. Well, it is French après tout! At this time of year, our skin needs a little extra TLC. Central heating, biting cold winds and (my arch enemy) humidity are just some of the problems we face

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The Muse ~ Faye Dunaway

Faye Dunaway has starred in some seriously stylish movies, The Thomas Crown Affair, Network and Chinatown to name a few, but its Arthur Penn’s iconic Bonnie and Clyde (arguably the most stylish film of all time) that she is most identified with. And little wonder; it simply never goes out of style. Set in the dusty mid-west during the grim 1930’s, costume designer Theadora Van Runkle’s killer ensembles (quite literally) remain current

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