pretty iconic

Product download from Sali Hughes in conversation with Sam Chapman

Photo by  Emily Gray Photography , at Jarrolds

Photo by Emily Gray Photography, at Jarrolds

My friend Carly and I have gathered our scribbled notes from last night at Jarrolds - not everything, so I will happily add anything else you remember…The links are just to the brand websites, no affiliates. Here we go:


How do I stop my mascara smudging? Need to use a tubing mascara which is not oil based, it is plastic so it coats your lashes in water-resistant, tube-like enclosures around each individual lash which can only be removed by warm water. The trick is to use a ‘big slaggy mascara’ underneath, then cover with a tubing mascara. Tubing mascara recommendations were Clinique Lash Power and Lancome Double Wear





How to stop feathering on an older lip: use a lipliner. If worried about it looking too obvious, use a clear lipliner or try Guerlain Liplift



  • We heard about forgotten heroes like Poison, and timeless fragrances like Chanel No 5

Hair dye

  • Sali was asked about hair colour (she is allergic to PPD). She is trialling new products at the moment (skin tests). You can go lighter as bleach doesn’t contain PPD but not darker

Primer recommendation

  • Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter. Others have too much silicone which makes it pull

Foundation for spotty skin

Neck and jawline

  • Do you need a specific neck cream? No, but make sure you’re using your serum and cream from the bottom of the neck up. Try Vit C in the morning and Retinol at night. Do Face Exercises from Youtube

About diversity

  • Every single brand is obsessed with diversity and sustainability. Fente, Estee Lauder, Nars, Hourglass, Bobbi Brown and Mac all received shout outs for diversity

Products that Sali would include in Pretty Iconic, if writing it now: