Dylan Sprouse – Hollywood’s next IT Boy – Exclusive FAULT Online Cover




Things have changed drastically for Dylan ever since his early days as a Disney superstar – but all for the better. Dylan is currently diving head-first into his soon to be opened meadery All-Wise Meadery,  all while expanding his wings into independent film and proving to the world that he’s a multi-faceted performer. Dylan is part of a new generation of actors that bring hope to the industry. At the close of award season, we spoke to Dylan as our March Online Cover Star about all things Hollywood and the positive aspects of the #metoo movement. In spite of his young age, he’s wise beyond his years and sets the examples that we’ve so desperately needed to have. Here’s Dylan Sprouse – FAULTs and all.

Let’s talk about your newly started business – All-Wise Meadery. What do you reckon is the most rewarding part of being an entrepreneur and what advice do you have towards young people looking to start their own business?

I would say that the most rewarding thing for me has been the realization of this project with my friends who are now also my business partners. Particularly because they were people who believed in me and not only invested their time but also their money in the prospect that we could really succeed together. The only advice that I’ve got for young entrepreneurs who are looking to start a business is that it’s easy to think that you won’t succeed if you don’t put a lot of your own money upfront and that’s not true. The first step to actually succeeding is just starting and thrusting yourself into uncomfortable scenarios. Just learning the ropes of how to open a business and really getting in there. If you look at it from the outside and you never step in, you’ll never figure it out. And you’ll never get anything done. So I would say just start. Immediately.


What were the biggest challenges on an emotional level that you’ve encountered along the way?


The biggest emotional challenge was, on a similar level, knowing that my friends invested so much in the meadery that our futures were intertwined. If one of us slips up, all of us do. That was particularly nerve-racking. But on an emotional level, probably the most rewarding thing has come recently when we were actually stood in the space of All-Wise Meadery after nearly two years of trying to put it together. Seeing it physically, tangible – was just overwhelming.

Your latest released film – Dismissed – features quite an intense troubled young man. What catches your eye when you’re going through a script and how did you manage to identify with Lucas?

There are a bunch of different things. One criterion that I use is doing something that I’ve never done before. Even if we’re talking about a negative character – in the case of Lucas. But also – Do I think that the cast and crew will be good to work with? That’s huge for me. You could be doing the coolest role ever, but if you don’t like any of the cast and crew, it’s going to be a terrible shoot. And it will also show in the end result. I’ve been away for so long that I want to stretch my acting again and I want to do things that are different. When my audience sees me in a role, I want them to go like – he’s definitely got more range than I thought he did.

How did you manage to identify with Lucas or empathize with him in any way, shape or form?

I only identified with a part of him. Definitely not his actions. But with parts of him, I certainly did. The stress of wanting to succeed for your family’s sake in a classroom setting is something that I think any student can identify with. The fact that you’re potential future hinges on a single individual and their personal opinion of you can be really damaging and frightening. I think that’s the part of Lucas that I really identified with. When I was young, we were kind of a lower class family and so I was very desperate to bring things to my family and elevate them. That’s something that made me relate to Lucas. It was the struggle of having to succeed in any way and not just for yourself, but also for your loved ones and your family that made me understand him.



When looking at your acting career – it’s been Disney and then you’ve gone into independent film. How do you feel you’ve managed to find your identity outside of the Disney bubble, considering the fact that you were involved in it at a very impressionable age?

It was a little bit of everything. Diving into my hobbies, like my meadery, has defined me in a way. I also think that taking time away from the industry and letting people forget about me for a while was a good thing. Furthermore, I think I’m also trying to do different roles. The truth is that I don’t think I’ve got the angst to define myself against Disney. I don’t care that much. But at the same time, I would like to do other things. Needless to say that I played Zack for 7 years before I took my break! Doing the same thing was tiring after a while.


You and Cole are very distinguishable in terms of the paths that you’ve both chosen to pursue. Yet while growing up, you still had to go through self-identification – while having someone identical to yourself by your side, working in the same industry and being in the public eye. Was it difficult for you to find your own separate ways?


I don’t think it was too difficult. As twins do, sometimes you just try to push away from the other, in terms of fashion and hobbies. And I think we did it in college, but it was never a moment of us being like ‘no, fuck you, see you later’. We were never combative about it. We’re actually pretty tame. There are twins who go through this mental awakening whereas we were just like ‘meh, I like this, you like that’. Although we were also careful not to step on each other’s toes. At the same time, I don’t like photography for example; I don’t personally like doing it. Even if Cole hadn’t started his photography, I wouldn’t have picked it up. If I started doing photography after he did it, it would seem bizarre.


Would you say that you’re quite opposite characters then?

I think yes and no. I mean, we’re not super different, but definitely, enough so that we moved into different directions with our hobbies, for sure.


Hollywood is currently ablaze with sexual accusations left and right. Have you ever witnessed similar occurrences while on Disney?

I’ve never seen or experienced anything of that sort while I was on Disney. But my heart goes out to people who have. What’s giving me hope is that so many people are responding to it. So many people are speaking out, which is the first step in order for a major movement or change to take place. I’m hopeful, I have hope. In a way, I think it sounds bad right now, but actually, it’s a great time to be in the entertainment industry. The bad times were previously. Because people were literally being bullied into being silent. Now is the good time to be in this industry because this bullshit isn’t going to happen anymore.


What do you think people in the industry should do to in order to make it safe for both men and women?

I think that these occurrences are happening by and large because of individuals who are corrupt. The best thing that can be done is what’s already being done. But it’s also boycotting and taking a personal stance against artists that you don’t agree with. I hear the same thing a lot, which is ‘I really dislike them as a person but they make great films.’ Well okay – you shouldn’t watch them then. Because when you do, you support their personal habits indirectly. People are notorious for having really corrupt practices and we hold them as artists still. And without naming names, I would say – just stop.

How do you support good art and not support bad behavior if the two are intertwined?


You can be a good artist and not have a bad behavior. The two aren’t linked. I think people like seeing and talking about this idea of the ‘insane artist’. There were painters in the medieval period who used to cut people’s heads off and everyone went like ‘oh my god, he’s the best’. Okay, but at the same time, he’s cutting people’s heads off and you shouldn’t be supporting a guy like that. There are so many great artists in the film and television industry that don’t cut people’s heads off that you should support. It’s baffling to me how people support the movement and wear black at awards shows yet continue to support artists and filmmakers like these. It’s very hypocritical – take a stance and really stand by it. I think that way everyone can bring change to the industry from inside his or her household.


What’s your FAULT?

I’ve got an intense love of food – up to a point where that’s a fault. Because I’m not a chef and I’m not equipped to cook well and I’m also lazy. So I spend so much money on food that it’s becoming ridiculous.


 Interview: Adina Ilie

Photography: WOLAND

Hair and Make Up: Valentina Creti using Charlotte Tilbury


Get to know Liza Anne with FAULT

The Beast from the East is in full swing when we meet with Liza Anne in East London, just days before she heads back to the States to embark on a Spring tour, including a stop in her hometown of Nashville: ‘I haven’t played there in like three years, so that will be fun’.


The buzz surrounding Liza Anne and her music is growing within the US and beyond, and it isn’t hard to see why; her deep and genuine lyrics, brought to life with haunting authenticity by her outstanding vocals, resonate with people on a level that is perhaps unexpected, given the vibrant pop energy of her latest album, Fine But Dying. Speaking with as much passion about her music as she does about dairy-free cheese, Liza is refreshingly open as we talk about everything from her family and future, to her own relationship with mental health, and a surprising admission to being something of a Hilary Duff fangirl…


So, you were performing at Kings Cross last night, how are you enjoying things in London?

I love it! I lived in Clapham Junction for six months one summer, and I’ve been here so many times it’s as if I was at home. All the clothes and record shops I like to go to are near here, so it’s a great place to be. And there’s so much good food too!


Last night was so fun, although I was worried because I woke up and couldn’t speak a word, so all day I just watched Princess Diaries and drank ginger tea! I did an interview with Radio X too, which was amazing – they played four songs from the new record, two of which are actually my favourites.


There were some great reactions on social media following that, about how your songs spoke to people’s own struggles with anxiety and mental health. Do you find people relate to your music in that way quite often?

I think that people are just waiting for someone to give them permission, in a way, which was the same for me for so long; I was just waiting for someone to give me a space to be fully myself or to feel whatever emotion I was feeling, so it’s interesting how people react when you create that space for them to exist in. More often than not people are just beyond kind and generous about how much the songs have helped them, which is really sweet to hear.


What’s been your journey through music, to get to where you are now?


When I try and think of what I wanted to be when I was a kid, I can’t remember anything except the moment that I wanted to start doing this. I started writing poetry when I was 8 years old, and started putting my poems to music when I was about 14. I think Taylor Swift was pretty big then, and I was like ‘Oh my gosh, I could totally do this!’


Interesting! So, was Taylor the sort of music you were into back then?

I definitely did not listen to a lot of Taylor Swift! I didn’t really listen to much country music, even though I grew up where that was very dominant. I listened to a lot of The Cranberries and Joni Mitchell, but I grew up in a really religious household, so I wasn’t allowed to listen to much ‘secular’ music.


My first concert was Hilary Duff – August 11th2004! I genuinely, to this day, am obsessed with her. She’s incredible! My aunt, who’s kind of my muse, gave me a mix tape when I was about 13, which had Joni Mitchell and The Cranberries on it, and I was like ‘Oh my God, I could sound like this!’


That’s really interesting about your aunt, what is it about her that makes her your muse?


She’s a visual artist, and she’s just one of the most raw, real and kind human beings I have ever met. I think she just looks at life in this very specific way, which gave me permission to look at life as I needed it to be and as I wanted it to be. As well as her giving me records when I was a kid, her husband was the one who loaned me a guitar for the summer when I went to camp, and I learned how to play it there.


Are there any artists that you’re into at the moment you think we should keep an ear out for?


So many! I mean St Vincent isn’t exactly up and coming but, my gosh, I cannot get over her! It is just the most refreshing thing to see a woman do something so unapologetically. There’s so much intent behind what she creates. As far as new things I’m loving, there’s this one girl, Caroline Rose, who is unbelievable. I came across her on Spotify last week and I have listened to her record maybe 10 times since then. She’s incredible – her lyrics, her voice, everything about her.


It’s not that I only listen to female artists, because there are a lot of male artists that I really do enjoy, but I think it’s so important, as a woman, to support other women who are carving out a space for themselves. I think I naturally gravitate towards those sorts of acts.


Your songs address some rather dark and melancholy emotions, but still manage to be very ‘pop’ in style – how do you go about balancing that sound with the subject matter?


I think you have to sometimes trick people in a way; like, people might avoid [the music] if it felt heavy, but if you lure people in with a poppier sound, they accidentally end up finding more of themselves.


I think I realised early on that what I wanted to do was appeal to the person who, perhaps, wouldn’t necessarily enjoy or choose a sad song, but they’re the ones who are usually suppressing those emotions the most. I wanted to give even the most unlikely person a door to more of their emotions. That’s not to say that I haven’t written a slew of sad songs too!


How do you think your sound has progressed over the years?


I think from playing live shows, I started to want to feel louder, to have more of a full, cinematic sort of show; I was just by myself with an electric guitar, so there was only a certain level I could really reach. I started listening to St Vincent when I was already quite far into writing this album, as well as Lady Lamb, Broadcast and The Cranberries – and all of those things that I was naturally pulling from before felt like they finally had a place in the art I was creating. So more than just being something I enjoyed, I realised I could channel those things in my own music.


Your new album, Fine But Dying, is out this month, which is pretty exciting! How have you found writing this latest record?


It’s crazy, I wrote the first song on this record three and a half years ago! It’s always therapeutic. I think that writing, or art in general, has the ability to save whoever is experiencing it, as much as they let it. I went into this record wanting to be on different terms with my panic disorder than I had been before; I wanted to have a healthy relationship with it, and I wanted to have a healthier relationship with myself and with my partner. I think the intention behind making the record was for it to be a cathartic experience.


And what sort vibe do you want people to get from it, is there something in particular you’re wanting to communicate?


Like with any of my music, I just want people to have this space to completely be themselves, to feel their emotions and feel free and validated. I want to create a portal for people to explore themselves, just like I want the shows to feel like this wave of emotion – with high energy moments and real introspective moments. I just want it to feel natural and alive.


What’s next for you? Is there anything on your bucket list you want to tick off soon?

I don’t know, play Jools Holland probably! I just want to keep outdoing every last thing I did. I don’t like setting crazy goals, I feel like it removes you from the present moment in a way. It’s like, thinking ahead to the biggest thing that I might do when I’m in my thirties sort of takes away from the fact that I’m 24 now, and I get to record and tour this record that I wrote, you know? I think I just want to try to be as present as I can over this whole journey.


And lastly, Liza, what is your FAULT?


Oh no, so many things! I guess with the job that I have, you can get a little bit self-reliant and self-centred in a way. I mean, I don’t feel like I’m an egotistical person but sometimes I’m just like, damn, Liza, you should really consider people outside of yourself. Absolutely that.


Fine But Dying is available to buy now. For more information visit www.lizaannemusic.com

Words: Jennifer Parkes

James Cochran EC3 – Michelin Star Chef Opens New Venue

As part of our festive guides, we’ve been roaming around London looking for the best places for you to dine in. With St Patrick’s Day coming up swiftly – line your stomach ahead of your favourite holiday’s drinking fest at James Cochran‘s newly open restaurant in East London.

The Michelin star chef recently opened his new venue and the menu is nothing short of awe-inducing. Mixing his expertise as a culinary expert, Cochran coined a multitude of dishes inspired by traditional British Cuisine, but with an exceptional modern twist.

For 2 people, we highly recommend the Vegetarian tasting menu and the A La Carte testing menu with a side of white wine. As far as the wine goes, James Cochran‘s fantastically trained staff is the best to reach out to in terms of recommendations. Apart from the stellar food, the staff is also incredibly helpful and highly well acquainted with the needs of the customer.

Both tasting menus come with 6 dishes each – do not fret as they’re small in size and big in flavour! I suggest that it’s best if you share them in between 2 people, as you can have a taste of both worlds. There’s hardly anything to miss from James’s menu. As mentioned – 6 courses each for 2 tasting menus equal a total of 12 delicious dishes for you to enjoy. If that’s not a treat – I don’t know what is!

We’ve picked our favourites out of all – although it was a very difficult mission to accomplish.

From the regular tasting menu, what definitely caught our eyes and taste buds was the Cured Cornish mackerel, kombu, Szechuan, burnt butter, coal roasted turnip. The roasted turnip gives it a fresh touch and the cornish mackerel was cooked to perfection! Not that it needs extra stars, but it gets 5 from us!

As far as the vegetarian options go, the Jerusalem artichokes, mushroom marmalade, crispy hen’s egg were absolutely awe-inducing. It’s incredible how James Cochran managed to be such a versatile chef – combining British cuisine with a multitude of external influences, leaving the end result in something worthy of applause.



Here is the full menu below:

6-Course Tasting Menu- £60


Warm Cornish rock oyster, smoked bacon foam, rosemary butter


Cured Cornish mackerel, kombu, Szechuan, burnt butter, coal roasted turnip


Charcoal roasted Harrietsham leeks, onions, miso, sorrel


Celeriac, apple, winter truffle, douglas fir


Roast haunch of Berkshire venison, pumpkin puree, ginger foam, smoked

bone marrow, pickled mushrooms


Chocolate, nougat, peanuts, caramel, banana ice cream



Selection of British cheeses, oat cakes,fruit loaf

6-Course Vegetarian Tasting Menu- £50


Salsify fritter, whipped Ragstone goat’s cheese, olive crumb


Charcoal roasted Harrietsham leeks, onions, miso, sorrel


Cheltenham beetroots, grains, pomegranate, goat’s curd


Jerusalem artichokes, mushroom marmalade, crispy hen’s egg


Celeriac, douglas fir, winter truffle, apple


Baked walnut tart,pear, burnt butter, frozen walnuts, goat’s curd


Selection of British cheeses, oat cakes,fruit loaf

James Cochran is open for Lunch from 12 to 3pm every day apart from Sundays and Saturdays. Dinner can be served from 6pm to 10pm every day apart from Sundays. We suggest you book quickly as it’s very busy this time of year. 

Hello Fresh – Say Hello To Your New Healthy Lifestyle

If you’re struggling with your new year’s resolutions to maintain a healthy eating diet, then Hello Fresh might just be the answer to all of your problems. The food delivery service is ranked as the best in the UK and our team can now testify in its favour!


We’ve tested out the Hello Fresh boxes for 3 weeks straight and the only downside is that they’re genuinely addictive. We’ve opted for 3 types of boxes – The Rapid Box, The Veggie Box, and the Classic Box. Each box contained 3 recipes and all the ingredients for them for the entire week to feed 2 people. Delivered straight to your door, they’re heavenly for busy professionals.


Here’s our play by play for each regime:

The Rapid Box – 20-minute recipes for the busy bee


This one was my favourite by far. First of all, there were recipes in there that I had literally no idea they were so easy to make at home. Everything was laid out in front of me, the prep time was minimal and the end result way utterly satisfactory. I can’t put into words how much this has influenced my overall eating habits and how much I’m going to stick to the plan.


Thai Green Chicken Curry


Who doesn’t love a curry? Come on, let’s be real now. Cooking time 20 minutes too. It would be audacious not to have a watery mouth just by typing that. The Thai Garnish and coconut milk are the actual troopers and superstars of this recipe. It’s not fresh and it’s not a guilty pleasure either. You can basically feel the healthy vibes come out of the pores of your skin. It’s an exhilarating excursion for your taste buds. It would be classified as cruel not to at least give it a go.


Mexican Spiced Halloumi


Another tricky cooking venture for the enthusiast here. I’ve never had halloumi at home because I knew for a fact that I’d butcher it into an unrecognizable type of cheese. Not with these instructions though! I’ve managed to successfully create my own spiced halloumi with a side of quinoa (which I adore) and black beans. My advice would be not to add any type of salt to this recipe, as it’s already quite flavoury and tasty from the ingredients that it comes with. Do however serve it with the side of rocket – it’s giving it that fresh tasty boost that all dishes should have.


Creamy Prawn Spaghetti


Probably my all-time favourite because of the cooking time and the endless savory result. I’ve taken this one out for a dinner party as well and although the ingredients were for 2 people, I can safely say that I’ve fed 3 of my friends and none of them left the house starving! So bonus points for the pasta and prawn combo – killer!






The Veggie Box – Heaven for Vegetarians.


Quickdraw Quesadillas


This one was a toughie – merely because the cooking time for vegetables apparently is longer than meat. But the end result is awe-inducing. My first home-make vegetarian quesadillas were absolutely incredible and for once I managed to throw a dinner party and not have people leave with food poisoning. It’s been a gift. They should call that one ‘The Gift Recipe for too undertalented chefs’



Fragrant Aubergine Curry


This flavoury curry has its base in the aubergine. Partnered up with coconut rice and a lot of chickpeas, it’s heaven for the passionate vegetarian. The flavours come from the multitude of fresh ingredients that go along with it. I’d say that this recipe is definitely one for the weekend – the cooking time took me a little more than it was listed on the recipe box – approximately 55 minutes, given that I’ve decided to add a little extra vegetable stock to the curry in order to give it more flavor.


Frech Style Lentils


Mais oui – je voudrais more! Quite likely one of my favourite recipes to date, it’s the crème Fraiche and tarragon that ultimately pushed this one to the top of my list. It’s very fresh, in spite of the lentils (which can be quite heavy sometimes) and it’s also a fantastic addition to your meal plan. Having a week of vegetarian experiences definitely has switched my diet and I’ll give myself some extra bonus points for actually managing to stick to it.


The Classic Box


Sicilian Caponata


Oh such flavours, such delights! This recipe was very light, it’s one that I’m going to save for spring days when it’s not quite warm yet. Very balanced in terms of ingredients (aubergines, red pepper, pine nuts) and also comes with treaty cheesy garlic bread that you can make yourself at home.



Pan Fried Pork Loin

I was definitely thrown out of my comfort zone when it came to the recipes for this box. Firstly, I’m only used to cooking chicken or seafood and when I got the pork recipe I was utterly horrified. How am I supposed to cook this??? I kept asking myself. Very. Easily. Actually. You just throw it in the pan, 2 mins on each side until its no longer pink on the inside and that’s that. It was just that simple. Furthermore, it was also my favourite recipe to make – I’m definitely going to reinvent it time and time again.



Creamy Prawn Spaghetti


Probably my all time favourite because of the cooking time and the endless savoury result. I’ve taken this one out for a dinner party as well and although the ingredients were for 2 people, I can safely say that I’ve fed 3 of my friends and none of them left the house starving! So bonus points for the pasta and prawn combo – killer!


King Prawn Spaghetti


This was a tough one because it battles with the Creamy Prawn Spaghetti. I’m having troubles picking in between the two mainly because they were both absolutely spectacular. Not to mention super easy for someone who barely knows how to cut bread properly. I’ll leave you with this though – try them both and choose for yourself!



As an overall statement – I’d say that Hello Fresh knocks it out of the park. It’s very easy to get addicted to their services. Today was a sorrow day when I did not receive a fresh box and I’ve gone straight and signed up for another month of heavenly meals. They’re super quick to make, super easy and apart from that – they save you time and hassle. The recipes are explained so thoroughly by the perfectly designed plans that it’s quite difficult not to manage them properly. Alas – I am not a cooking expert, yet I haven’t set my kitchen on fire. Goes to show, doesn’t it? Try it out for yourself – your tummy will thank you for it!


HelloFresh delivers ‘cook from scratch’ meal plans straight to your door, with easy-to-follow-recipe cards and high quality, pre-portioned fresh ingredients. By taking the usual hassle out of food shopping and meal planning, HelloFresh helps you to save time and spend it with your loved ones. It also helps you to live healthy, master your cooking skills and reduce food waste.


ME ME ME: Spending your Saturday Night at Home


Easy nights in don’t have to mean cosying up in front of the television with a pot noodle and a pair of slippers. It could be a chance to give yourself a bit of time out from the world. Studies show that many of us a are choosing a night in over clubbing with pals; perhaps because partying every weekend could meant that you miss out on the vital chance to catch up on your favourite Netflix documentary. You could give yourself an evening to enjoy all the things you usually miss on a Saturday night when you’re out at the club. You’re likely to wake up on Sunday morning with a fresh head and feeling good for Monday, and your wallet will probably thank you for it. Here are our tips for a refreshing weekend for one:

Reconnect with Food

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When you’re working or spending evenings with friends, you’re likely to be eating on the go. In fact, it has become so common to eat convenience food, that many of us don’t eat at home anymore. Give yourself the chance to cook your favourite food, maybe call your mum and get that recipe you’ve been meaning to ask for. If cooking doesn’t sound like your ideal, relaxing Saturday night in, sites such as Deliveroo make it really easy to order fresh food from restaurants, and you could have your favourite Dim Sum or the hottest curry delivered to your door in minutes.

Pamper Yourself

When was the last time you took a bath? You probably took a shower this morning, but when was the last time you turned the bath taps and watched a bath bomb fizz away in the tub? Light some candles, pick your favourite bubbles, and let yourself soak for half an hour. Phones and water aren’t really best friends, and an insurance claim isn’t going to make for a chilled evening, so ditch the tech for a book or a magazine, and just let yourself disconnect for a while.

Switch off the Social Media and Put on Your Favourite Film

So you’ve ordered your favourite food, you’ve taken a long bath, now it’s time to turn to technology. However, if you take an evening off from social media, you will find that your phone cravings start to subside. If you’re having trouble, try focussing on something such as your favourite film, or perhaps a classic that you’ve been meaning to watch for a while. Try something warming and easy, and perhaps curl up with a tub of ice cream and a warm brownie whilst you’re there…

Stay off the Sauce

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This one might be difficult, because you probably found yourself reaching for a glass of wine when you went to get in the bath. However, one Saturday night off the booze isn’t going to hurt, and you’ll feel better for it tomorrow. Treat yourself to a mocktail of fruit juices instead, or perhaps some water infused with juices. If you’re that way inclined, you could even fix yourself a hot chocolate with marshmallows, chocolate sauce and sprinkles. See how creative you can be when booze is out of the equation?

Whatever you choose to do with your Saturday night in, make sure that you’re being totally selfish. Perhaps you won’t do it again for a while, so just make sure you treat yourself, and when you wake up on Sunday, you’ll feel radiant and fresh.

How To Choose The Right Beauty Products for Different Climates



When it comes to beauty and makeup, the weather is one thing that women can’t control — but we can be prepared for it. Realistically, the weather can be forecasted accurately a maximum of 10 days in the future, as discussed in The Washington Post; however, that gives us girls plenty of time to stock up on the right products that will keep us looking good through any condition. But what exactly are the right cosmetics to get your hands on for each weather forecast? Here are the items you should keep around for that particularly dry, humid or rainy day.


It may not seem like a surprise, but dry weather means that there is little to no moisture in the air, which can quickly lead to dry skin. Whether you’re living in dry climates or traveling to a desert-like destination, your No. 1 beauty priority should be taking care of your skin. Swap out your foamy facial cleanser for something more gentle on the skin that doesn’t take out the moisture, and make sure you apply facial and body lotion right after getting out of the shower so the moisture can really seep into your skin. Instead of a foundation, use a BB cream that has sunscreen and moisturizing elements in it. Lastly, keep a lip balm close by as your lips are usually the first to be affected by dehydration and dry weather.


In the heat, makeup tends to move around and smudge a lot. To minimize this reaction, start with an oil-free moisturizer and add a primer base to your makeup routine — this will help hold make up together for longer. Generally, you should stick to the motto “less is more” in hot weather. Use a tinted moisturizer, concealer and powder foundation, and stay away from thick, creamy layers that will leave your face looking extra shiny in the heat. For those of you who love wearing lash extensions, be mindful of the type of lash extension glue you use, as its effectiveness can be affected by the humidity in the air.


Rainy weather can wash away your makeup in a few quick minutes. Stylecaster recommends rubbing your makeup into your skin when it’s wet outside, rather than just leaving it sitting on top of your skin, to help keep it in place. Just as you should do in humid weather, using a primer base is a great way to add an extra-strong hold to your makeup, and avoid it seeping away quickly. When you are faced with a rainy day, be sure to reach for the waterproof mascara in your makeup bag, and skip the shimmer and shine products, as the matte look is much easier to maintain when water is present, says Stylecaster.

Whether you’re off to work, on a girls outing or going on vacation, we never want inclement weather conditions to get in the way of our day — or our makeup. Our beauty routine can be vital to how we’re feeling, so make sure you’re prepared for any climate by following these tips.

FAULT Magazine Photoshoot and Interview with YUNGBLUD


Photography: Miles Holder

Words: Sammie Caine

With a stark sense of honesty to his music and a clear talent for songwriting, YUNGBLUD has emerged on the music scene and is certainly one to watch. Not only does YUNGBLUD offer music sure to get stuck in your head (including ‘I Love You, Will You Marry Me’), but he also delivers a message with his lyrics and an energy set to get you dancing along at a gig.

Following the release of his self-titled EP, FAULT had the chance to catch up with YUNGBLUD ahead of the exciting year he has before him.


So, the YUNGBLUD EP is finally out! How does it feel getting to release it to the world?

It’s pretty amazing. I think it’s kind of the first body of work that I’ve got to put out that represents what’s been going on in my head. Right now the world is such a confusing place for young people – I think we are such a clever, clued up generation and see a future and world that we want to live in, but it’s been held back by a generation that aren’t necessarily ready for the world to go there yet or just don’t understand us.

I didn’t agree with that; do you know what I mean? Me and a lot of my friends were angry and it’s just been so amazing to kind of use my music as an outlet to talk about shit like that, because I think everything right now is so safe and it’s amazing to have [the EP] out and to kind of allow people to go to it and just know exactly who I am as an artist. Yeah man, it’s exciting as fuck.


What’s one place you can’t wait to go play on tour?

Probably New York, man. I love New York. I can’t wait to play there in March again. I played a showcase there but I can’t wait to play a proper gig there. I love that city, it just blows my mind.


What would you say is your favourite song to play at gigs, and why?

I think probably ‘Tin Pan Boy’ because it just goes off every night and I can just get it out. As soon as I walk on the stage I can be undeniably, completely myself and I can just get everything out and it’s just sick. It’s the last song, so everybody’s going mental together and it’s kind of just uncensored.

I don’t know, I feel like I can just let everything out without people looking at me like I’m completely mental.

You’ve definitely made an impact with your music already – especially with the likes of ‘Polygraph Eyes’, which touches on the issue of sexual assault. Do you think it’s important to make a statement with your music?

Oh absolutely, that’s the fundamental core of Yungblud and what I am. I just believe that music’s been so lost and I think mainstream music’s not representing anything. I think it’s just quite sad because the stuff I grew up on represented a way of thinking or a way of feeling.

I don’t know, I just think the world is such a crazy place right now and politics is an issue. There’s stuff at the forefront of everyone’s mind right now and I just can’t believe that nobody’s talking about it in popular music. So, I just thought I need to do that.

And I’m not trying to preach to anyone or anything because if I get preached to I just switch off. I’m just saying what I think and all I want to do is empower people to say what they think because then that’s how we can change shit.

Who, or what, inspired you to get into writing and performing music?

I think music was just the only thing that encaptured my soul when I was young. I know that sounds really cliché and weird, but I was just brought up in a very musical family and it was always on in the background no matter what, it was just always on.

It was the thing that could kind of make me feel happy or make me feel sad instantly and that just encaptured me. But then I found out I was shit at it – all my mates could play ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ better than me and I didn’t like that, so I kind of sat there and approached it from a different way and started writing. That got my interest because the way I could tell a story through music was just so much better to me than just playing the guitar, so it kind of started from there. I started writing my first songs at probably like 11.

You’ve been compared to artists such as Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turn and Sex Pistols’ John Lydon. how does it feel knowing that you’re already getting that kind of attention as a musician?

It’s amazing. Of course, it’s incredible because Alex is such a big influence of mine and I want to be that. I always said I wanted to be that.

I fundamentally love artists, real artists, who represent something. To me, man, if you’re not representing something or you’re not talking about something real, you’re not an artist you’re a singer. And I don’t want to be a fucking singer, do you know what I’m saying?

So to be compared to people like Alex Turner is just amazing because he was one of the only people that got me growing up and it’s down to him that I’m in to writing music. It’s amazing that I’m kind of placed in that calibre and that category because that’s all I wanted to be. That’s all I want to be. I just want to be an artist, I mean a proper artist like that.

What’s next on the cards for YUNGBLUD?

A lot. I’m getting tired looking at my travel schedule. I can’t wait though – so much touring. I don’t even think I come home ’til September already. I literally gave up my flat in London because I’m not going to be home before September.

And just releasing so much music, there’s so much music in the bag and I can’t wait to just release it all and get it out there. It’s weird, man, as soon as I write a song I just want to put it out. I know you’ve got to do the whole fucking games and shit, but I just can’t wait to put all the music out, it’s gonna be sick.


What is your FAULT?

Ooh, what is my fault? I pick my nose.

The self-titled ‘YUNGBLUD’ EP is out now, and YUNGBLUD is playing shows across Europe and the US throughout 2018.

FAULT Magazine Attends The Brit Awards 2018


Last night, we attended The Brit Awards 2018 to cheer on what seemed to be a FAULT Magazine reunion with so many of our previously featured artists up for awards. Little Mix, Dua Lipa, Paloma Faith, Alicia Keys and Liam Gallagher were all nominated this year alongside FAULT favourites Loyle Carner, Rag ‘N’ Bone Man, Ed Sheeran and many more. We’ve said it many times, but 2017 was indeed the year of the British breakthrough acts, in 2016 not many newcomers could achieve 100k sales but won’t you just look at what can happen when studios invest in young talent…!

Loyle Carner, Stormzy, Sampha, Dua Lipa, J Hus, all unknowns two years ago but fast forward to today and all can carry their headline tours and are billed as headliners at numerous festivals this year…And of course, made the nominee list at this year’s Brit Awards.

Justin Timberlake was the opening act inviting Chris Stapleton on stage for a heart-wrenching performance of their hit “Say Something”. Other highlight performances of the night included Sam Smith’s emotional rendition of ‘Too Good At Goodbyes’, Dua Lipa’s ‘New Rules”, Kendrick’s car smashing ‘“FEEL.,” “HUMBLE.” and “New Freezer” and Rag’n’Bone Man and Jorja Smith performing ‘Skin’.

Issue 27 cover star Liam Gallagher gave a touching tribute to the victims of the Manchester Arena bombing which shook the music world back in May of 2017. Performing Oasis’ ‘Live Forever’, it was hard not to get emotional. While Liam might have missed out on picking up the award for British male solo artist, his performance will live on as a talking point whenever people refer to Brit’s 2018 for many years to come.

Moments after collecting his award for British male solo artist of the year, Stormzy took to the stage to show just why he was deserving of such a prestigious award. We’ve reported on Stormzy’s performances at ‘The Mobos’, ‘The Mercury Awards’ and Reading Festival and while all were great, nothing solidified him as an artist of the people as much as this one. Opening to a familiar “Gang Signs and Prayers’ backdrop, his performance began with a never before heard verse aimed directly at Theresa May and her poor handling of the Grenfell Tower fire which affected so many. His words “What you thought we forgot about Grenfell” still echo in our ears, and we only wish he could have sworn on national television to fully commit to the “Tell the Dailymail they can suck my…” for full impact. Stormzy transitioned into an emotional as always rendition of “Blinded by your grace” before ending the show with an energetic and crowd-pleasing ‘Big for your boots.”

Our primary takeaway emotion from this year’s Brit Awards is a strong feeling of pride. Looking down the list of nominees, it’s great to see just such a diverse range of talents. This isn’t just pandering or tokenism either, as Gorillaz mentioned in their winner’s speech “we are a small island” but look at just how far and wide the voices of British talent has travelled this year. In short, another great year for British music, British artists and The Brit Awards.


Find the full list of winners below!


British Female Solo Artist – Dua Lipa (presented by Millie Bobbie Brown and Kylie)

British Male Solo Artist – Stormzy (presented by Little Mix)

International Group – Foo Fighters (presented by Anna Friel and Damian Lewis)

British Single – Rag‘n’Bone Man ‘Human’ (presented by Dermot O’Leary and Emma Willis)

International Male Solo Artist – Kendrick Lamar (presented by Camila Cabello and Harry Kane)

British Breakthrough Act (Top 5 selected by Voting Academy. Winner identified by public vote promoted by brits.co.uk and BBC Radio 1) –  Dua Lipa (presented by Clara Amfo and Alice Levine)

International Female Solo Artist – Lorde (on tape) (presented by Ellie Goulding and Adowa Aboah)

British Group – Gorillaz (presented by Hailey Baldwin and Luke Evans)

BRITs Global Success Award – Ed Sheeran (presented by Ronnie Wood, with a VT from Sir Elton John)

British Artist Video Award (Live Vote by Twitter) – Harry Styles – Sign of the Times (presented by Sir Tom Jones, Jennifer Hudson, Olly Murs)

Mastercard British Album of The Year – Stormzy – Gang Signs & Prayer (presented by Nile Rodgers)