A beginner’s guide to eyeliner types

eyelinerIf you’re a newcomer to the world of makeup, the sheer number and variety of cosmetic products can be overwhelming. Finding the right foundation for you can take a dozen attempts, and you’ll spend many an hour browsing the lipstick on the Direct Cosmetics webstore to search for your perfect shade. At first, eyeliner may seem much easier to get to grips with – most of us will be after the same basic colours – but as a beginner you’ll need to understand which type of eyeliner works for you. Eyeliner is one of the most powerful tools in your makeup bag – learn the basics and start to master it! Continue reading

Top beauty gift ideas for Christmas 2015

Christmas shopping season is well underway! Here at Direct Cosmetics we’ve been tidying the shelves and dusting the displays of our online store and made plenty of space for Christmas beauty gifts! With so many fragrances, skincare products and high-end cosmetics available at such tempting prices, you may find it difficult to choose between them. Today we pick out some of our favourite beauty gift ideas for Christmas 2015 – perhaps we’ll help you find the perfect gifts for your family and friends!

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Ten quick tips for healthier hair

Stop curls from droppingThe right hair products will work wonders for your hair. Who knows how many different brands of shampoo and conditioner we had to try before finding the right one! If you’re after Cheryl’s shine or Angelina Jolie’s healthy, lengthy locks, great products aren’t all you need. We can all make small changes to our haircare routines and lifestyles to revitalise our hair. Luckily, most of these adjustments will cost you nothing – and might even save you a few pennies to put towards Christmas prezzies.

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Be an early bird: 7 reasons to start grabbing Christmas beauty gifts now!


When do you usually start your Christmas shopping? Are you the organised type who starts snapping up next year’s gifts in the Boxing Day sales, or do you prefer to leave it all for a traditional Christmas Eve shopping spree? Will this year be the year that you say you’ll start shopping before the rush and finally stay true to your word? While Christmas can seem distant until December rolls around, there are plenty of great reasons to start gift-buying early. And if you don’t have time to spend next Saturday on the high street, that’s no excuse! Online shopping is the answer. Here are seven reasons you should get started today…

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Autumn makeup bag refresh: what should stay and what should go?

Autumn makeup bag refresh: what should stay and what should go?It seems only a few weeks ago that we were discussing spring-cleaning our makeup bags, but in fact it’s been six months! Now that the summer months are over, it’s time to give our makeup collection another refresh – not only to keep it clean and tidy but also to make space for some fantastic on-trend autumn cosmetics. Here’s our quick step-by-step guide to preparing your makeup collection for the new season.

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Autumn beauty routine: adding colour

Autumn makeup

Summer may be over but that’s no reason to abandon colourful cosmetics. With autumn comes a whole new set of colours to incorporate in your beauty routine. At Direct Cosmetics you will find big brand cosmetics at bargain prices – the perfect place to stock up on your autumnal cosmetic essentials. What are our favourite ways to add colour to an autumn beauty routine? Read on to find out…

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Awesome autumn makeup tutorials: five of our faves

Autumn Beauty MakeupHere at Direct Cosmetics, we love autumn. Instead of mourning the end of another summer, let’s embrace autumn! Last year we wrote about the autumn colours that inspired us to create new looks. From berry reds and purples to rich chestnuts and sparkling golds, there are plenty of different ways to channel the new season’s colours in your makeup routine. Want to learn how to master some key autumn looks? What better way to do it than to learn from the best! We’ve assembled a collection of the greatest autumn makeup tutorials you can find on the internet, covering everything from classic berry lips to colourful autumn ombré eyes!

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