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Jemma Lees
Beauty, fashion and photography lover. Cue my blog, 'Une Belle Masquerade'!
Beauty, fashion and photography lover. Cue my blog, 'Une Belle Masquerade'!
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New Year, New Me.
It's been a long time since I've sat down and taken a good look at 'Jem's Blog'. That's not to say I haven't thought about committing to some sort of schedule over the past year, in fact I've really missed it. Without sounding cliché, I've decided that sinc...

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OIL, I BANISH YOU
I'm constantly looking for ways to get the most out of my foundation. I want great coverage which will last all day without me having to worry about it either melting off my face or surrendering to oil. Sometimes we either downplay the importance of prep, o...

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IF YOU'RE GOING TO WORK IT, FAKE IT.
It's difficult to ease myself through (and now out of) these summer months when I've felt anything but summery. There's been little sun, little opportunity to experience any summer style and most of all, little chance to get out and tan. There's something a...

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THE LITTLE BLACK DRESS FOR LASHES
Not so long ago I thought I had finally found a friend in Benefit's  They're Real!  mascara and didn't really think it could get much better. Then Estée Lauder's Little Black Primer  found it's way into my makeup bag and I have to say, I'm impressed. Mascar...

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PINK IN PARIS
It's times like these when I often ask myself why I haven't bitten the bullet sooner and caved into buying the products I've lusted after for a seriously long amount of time. More often than not, my instincts are perfectly correct and I've found a gem. My o...

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COMPLEXION, COMPLEXION, COMPLEXION.
The products I experiment with and swap out the most are to do with my complexion - my concealer, powder and foundation. I can easily say that I have never quite found the perfect set, I often go off my foundations and let's face it, there's only so much lo...

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SPRING ROSE
When oggling over the latest makeup trends which are plastered all over the latest magazines, I am often left feeling rather intimidated. That blue eyeshadow/liner look or the orange lips trend have never been my forté. The glory that is makeup that is indu...

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LIMITED MAKEUP SPACE
My main concern when I moved to Uni (quite pretentiously) was where I would put my makeup. I knew the bathroom was tiny, and I feared that my beloved brushes and lipsticks would be locked away in a draw or put underneath the bed far from where the normal ey...

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VAMPY.
I reach for MACs Patisserie  time and time again. It's that neutral 'hardly-any-colour' shade which is so easy to wear, requires very little mirror attention and it isn't too noticeable around the time when lipstick tends to start going terribly wrong throu...
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