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|Fearne Cotton and Me!|
|Fearne Cotton with her Boots Makeup Range – ‘Fearne’|
But she didn’t look like she was wearing tonnes of makeup. She was sporting a glamorous yet very natural look using some of her favourites from her ‘Fearne’ at Boots range.
|Some ‘Fearne’ Goodies|
Her skin looked very fresh and dewy and her eyes were doing all the work. She had on a goldy taupey loose powder eyeshadow and a gorgeous eyeliner that was a goldy, greeny brown. She grabbed the liner to show me, and enthusiastically drew it on her hand to show how pretty and easy the products were to use.
|Fearne Cotton Makeup|
And the liners really are lovely. Super versatile – you can use them to draw a precise and defined line, or blend them out for a smoky look. The texture is gorgeous; very smooth and really gentle on the skin. You can draw them all over the lid and blend because they set nicely and have great staying power.
|Fearne Eye Pencil – Bronze, £5|
The loose powder shadows can be used wet for extra intensity and dry for a more sheer colour. Fearne’s Makeup Artist, Justine Jenkins, (who was completely adorable by the way) told me that you can apply it wet first and then add a dry dusting once it has set. That way you can create great depth of colour with beautiful glimmer on top.
|Fearne Eye Shimmer Gold, £5|
Fearne told me that this project has represented a huge learning curve for her. However, it has been an incredibly rewarding challenge.
Having launched a range of gift sets for Christmas, she was overwhelmed by the positive response she received from those who were opening their ‘Fearne’ pressies on Christmas day and sent tweets and facebook messages saying how pleased they were. Fearne was clearly very touched by this.
|Fearne Hat Box Christmas Gift Set|
She is genuinely so happy to be working with a brand like Boots because she’s confident that they really know their stuff. She loves the formulations and takes great comfort in the fact Boots embrace an ethical approach to product development with absolutely no animal testing.
With Fearne coming up to the big 3-0, we talked about our changing faces and makeup style. She has adopted a much more sophisticated make up look. She spoke about how she is learning to love her face but still suffers from the odd insecurity. She worries about dark circles and lines, but I was looking closely and I really couldn’t see any evidence of those!
Which brought us to the subject of body and face dysmorphia which we agreed many of us suffer mild elements of. Quite incredibly, Fearne has a major hang up about her ‘alien forehead’ as she phrased it!! I was in fits, but honestly she hates her forehead and said she would rather sit there naked than expose her forehead with a ponytail! Entirely crazy because she’s completely stunning, but clearly very real to her. We’re a funny bunch us girls!!
I had such a lovely, relaxed chat with Fearne for about half an hour. She made me feel like she had all the time in the world for me. Of course she didn’t, she had somewhere she needed to be, but she never let on!
I finally stopped chatting at her and she posed for a few piccies especially for you, dear readers, then gave me a kiss and cuddle good bye and off she went! Yay!! I loved her!
And of course Fearne would have a super lovely makeup artist.
|Justine Jenkins, Makeup Artist|
Justine Jenkins was so much fun to talk to. Not only is she Fearne Cotton’s right hand makeup woman, but she looks after Holly Willoughby and Abbey Clancy too. She’s an absolutely gorgeous girl who talked so enthusiastically to me about the Fearne Cotton range and showed me tonnes of tips and tricks.
|Justine Jenkins, Me and some Fearne Goodies|
She loves the range and said that a lot of the products were as good as any more expensive brands she had tried. What a fabulous recommendation!
|Fearne Eye Pencil and Lipgloss Swatches|
She says you can’t beat Fearne’s red lipgloss. I totally loved Justine too and we had a brilliant babble about makeup, the universe and everything! Yay again!
The full Fearne Cotton range is available exclusively at Boots stores nationwide and online at www.boots.com from 9th March 2011.
You must check it out. It’s gorgeous stuff at a great price too!
Have you tried any of Fearne’s makeup yet?
Can’t wait to hear from you
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