Sarah Morgan meets artist and beauty entrepreneur Kat Von D to talk tattoos, shoes, mohawks and make-up. Kat's make-up line launches in the UK on 13th September 2016 exclusively at debenhams.com, and in store at Debenhams Oxford Street from 5th
While you may well be thinking summer has scarcely even begun, beauty has already moved on to autumn and launched a load of foundations to mark the new season. The reasoning is that women won't stomach a full base in the heat and humidity (chance would be a fine thing), but by September are ready for something more substantial than tinted moisturiser or CC cream.
Few beauty launches have been as carefully and strictly orchestrated as Victoria Beckham's limited-edition makeup line for Estée Lauder. Before the unveiling, I had to sign two legally binding agreements not to share with a soul what lay behind the specially blacked-out windows at Beckham's Mayfair boutique.
There's a meme going around social media featuring quotes and footage of supermodel Carmen Dell'Orefice, who turned 85 this summer. The meme (not created by Dell'Orefice herself) proclaims that the white-haired senior proves beauty is ageless. The comments, not so much.
I can think of few products as eagerly anticipated as Scent Of A Dream (£49), Charlotte Tilbury's debut perfume, and yet I'm not sure anyone predicted how it turned out. I'll admit I was expecting some heady, ripe, buxom oriental power scent but what I got is a wearable floral-chypre that's so much more to my taste.
We've all seen the films, the soap operas and celebrity tabloid muckraking. Successful woman earns more than male spouse, man's masculinity is threatened, man resents woman, man's loved ones believe him to be pussy-whipped, man's pride is dented, couple argues, will surely split unless successful woman remembers who wears the trousers and skulks away from centre stage.
Neutrogena's reluctance to launch their peerless anti-ageing skincare in the UK remains one of the great missed opportunities in beauty. I don't know why they think us insufficiently sophisticated to make a success of them, nor why they presume we'd rather pay £80-odd for a retinol serum of similar quality and concentration to their £20 job, but I believe very strongly they're wrong.
Clinique's new Lash Power Flutter-to-Full (£20, exclusive to Boots until September) screams of gimmickry, but it turns out, is rather stupendous. The special tube has three click-in positions: a natural look; something a little more dramatic; and drag queen.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Use parentheses to separate multiple
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".