Top beauty gifts for Christmas 2014

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Can you believe that it’s that time of year again already? Yes, Christmas shopping season is well and truly here, and it’s time to start jotting down some gift ideas for those special people in your life. Here on the Beauty Talk blog, the Direct Cosmetics team are here to recommend some beauty gift ideas – for any price range. Do bear in mind that the products and offers on our site change frequently, so move quickly to secure this season’s top beauty gifts! Continue reading

Winter skincare: dos and don’ts

1 - Winter skincare dos and donts IWe hate to say it, but winter is coming. That means your skincare routine needs changing. To cope with the cold, dry air, many of us need to make small changes to how we look after our skin. If you have dry or sensitive skin, it’s especially important to reconsider your skincare routine so that it’s better suited to cope with winter weather – this might mean changing habits or buying winter skincare products to help you deal with specific skin problems. Continue reading

Eight life hacks to improve your beauty routine

1 - Beauty life hacksHow long does your makeup and hair routine take in the mornings and evenings? Whether you view your beauty routine as a therapeutic part of your day or you’re always looking to shorten it, we’ve put together a series of beauty life hacks that can drastically improve your morning ritual! Some of these makeup tips will save you time, money, or make you look even more stunning than usual, so which of these eight cosmetic life hacks will you use in future? Continue reading

The £20 cosmetics challenge: new job makeup

The £20 cosmetic challenge - new job makeupIf you’ve been searching far and wide for a job and have finally landed yourself an interview, congratulations! You’ve made it one step closer to climbing the career ladder, so now all you need to do is prepare for that all-important interview. We’re quite sure you’ve already run through your CV and picked out the perfect outfit, all that’s left is to figure out what makeup you’re going to wear. Don’t panic if being out of a job has left you a little penniless, you can still afford to get the makeup look you desire with our help! Here’s all the makeup you need for your job interview for under £20!

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Taming the trends: metallic ombré eyes


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There are some cosmetics trends that we’re glad to see the back of (drawn on eyebrows, anyone?), but then along come trends that we instantly adore and secretly hope will stick around for decades to come. Ombré has been everywhere in the past couple of years. If you’re out of the loop, ombré is simply a posh word for a gradient of shade or colour, changing from light to dark. You’ll have seen the term used in many different areas of beauty, but today we’re going to take a look at ombré eyes. There are hundreds of different ombré eye looks out there, but we’re going to talk about our favourite – metallic ombré eyes. Here at Direct Cosmetics, we adore metallics – and we’re delighted to see that they’re on trend once more. Metallic ombré eyes are a classy and sophisticated way to use metallics – and it’s a look that can be achieved at minimal expense!

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Three makeup looks you can achieve on a budget

Looks on a budgetBeing a makeup addict is not easy! We’d quite happily spend hundreds of pounds a month on makeup if our bank balance allowed us to. We don’t just need to replenish our mascara and moisturiser stocks and chuck out any unloved products – we also want to stay on trend and try out the season’s hottest new looks. Luckily, even makeup addicts on a budget can get their fix through brand name cosmetics retailers such as Direct Cosmetics. We’ve challenged ourselves to achieve three classic makeup looks on a budget. Continue reading

Our favourite autumnal colours (and how to fit them into your beauty routine)

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Summer is pretty much over already. Before you hop on a plane to the southern hemisphere to enjoy some more sun, let’s hold out for a couple more weeks of balmy temperatures this month. Of course, a new season also gives us the opportunity to try out some new looks! Autumn is a fantastic season for freshening up your makeup routine and adding some new colours to your cosmetic palette. Now’s not the time for bright blues and fluorescent pinks – embrace the turning of the season by adopting autumn hues: oranges, reds and deep greens, to name but a few. Autumn’s many colours provide the perfect source of inspiration for your beauty routine. We’ve picked five of our favourite autumn colours and have a few suggestions for how to add them to your beauty routine…

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