The Ultimate Summer Beauty Toolkit

Beach readyWe’ve had a lovely sunny spring so far this year, so it’s only natural that our thoughts turn to the summer now that it’s only few days or so away! The hot summer weather provides a very different set of beauty challenges to the depths of winter, so it’s important to make sure you have the right tools to keep your skin and hair looking healthy and beautiful as the seasons change. You don’t want to be short of items in your summer beauty toolkit when the holidays begin, so why not start preparing now?

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Pretty in pink: how to perfect the pink lip trend!

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Keeping up with the latest cosmetic trends is far from an easy task, as fashions often seem to change on a whim and what was popular one week may well be passé the next. Fortunately, the spring / summer trends are easy to achieve and look fantastic, usually focussing on one stand-out cosmetic feature, so even casual fashionistas can try out the latest styles for themselves. This week, your friends at Direct Cosmetics are going to help you perfect the forthcoming pretty pink lip trend, and with the cheap cosmetics available from our online store, you won’t even have to worry about the expense! Continue reading

Vintage makeup tutorial: ‘50s glamour

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It’s impossible not to love the pin-up makeup look, isn’t it? Back in the ‘50s, women were encouraged to look like women, rather than the super-slim catwalk wraiths we’re encouraged to resemble today. Fortunately, the ‘pin-up’ style makeup look is enjoying a bit of a renaissance today, so if you wish to resemble the kind of women who were painted onto the noses of fighter planes and adorned posters and billboards in the glory days of the ‘50s, now is your chance! Take a look at our perfect pin-up tutorial and see how you can get the ‘50s cosmetic look using designer brands at wallet-friendly prices!

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Taming the trends: Ombré Nails

Taming the trends: Ombré NailsWith a world of colourful products out there, here at Direct Cosmetics we think its time to get creative with your makeup. Ombré, a fancy word for when one colour gradually transitions into another, is a fantastic way to try out bold colours in a more subtle style. The ombré effect is dominating everything from fashion to our faces, with ombré eyes, lips and (of course) the super on-trend dip dye hair styles can be seen everywhere from the catwalk to the corner shop. Today we’re going to show you how to ombré your nails. Try this ombré effect for fun, flirty statement nails to match any outfit! Continue reading

Common beauty issues: How to approach them

2 - Winter skincare IWhat is certain in life, other than death and taxes, is that nobody is perfect. We all have issues with our looks and bodies and it is common for us to metaphorically brush these issues under the carpet with cosmetics rather than actually facing them head on. However, in many cases, this can make the problem worse. The issues that we often struggle to deal with are more common than you actually realise and in essence, are a way for our bodies to let us know what’s wrong. Check out four common issues below and our advice to let you know just what you can do to help yourself… Continue reading

Easter getaway cosmetics: what to pack in your travel bag

Easter holidayPlanning to jet off for sand, sun and sea, or perhaps for some skiing this season? If you’re lucky enough to be taking some time off over the next month or so, no doubt you’ll already be planning your outfits – but don’t forget to consider your choice of makeup and cosmetics, too! Even when we only spend a few nights away, there’s never quite enough room in the suitcase – and then we have to decide what to take in our hand luggage, too! If you don’t know what to pack in your travel bag, we’re here to help. Continue reading

Spruce up your cosmetic cupboard for spring!

Cosmetic spring cleaningBelieve it or not, but winter is now behind us. The daffodils are in bloom, the days are drawing out and we can feel the sun on our skin once more – it might still be a little chilly, but spring is well and truly in the air! Here at Direct Cosmetics that can only mean one thing: it’s time to spruce up the cosmetic cupboard for spring. If you like to spring-clean your home then perhaps you should consider spring-cleaning your cosmetic collection, too. Our skin has different needs at different times of the year, and cosmetics can go off over time if not replaced – what better time to re-evaluate the contents of your cosmetic cupboard than now? Continue reading