Festival season is in full swing! Whether you plan on rocking out to Muse at Leeds Festival, or chilling at Latitude, a three-day festival can be something of a beauty ordeal – no matter how good the music is!
Here’s what you’re up against:
Long shower queues
Heat and sun (hopefully!)
Your standard beauty routine won’t quite cut it here, without the luxuries of endless running water, your own shower, and your stash of makeup and skincare products.
So, with the odds against you, how can you stay looking glam at this year’s festivals? Kate Moss, Kendall Jenner and co. make it look easy – but without a team of stylists at your beck and call, you’ll have to do the hard work yourself. Continue reading →
Summer is almost here! This year, the UK got an early taste of summery weather, which had us all desperately searching for last year’s sunscreen. If you felt unprepared for 25 degree heat in April, you weren’t alone! The weather was definitely a reminder to stock up on summer beauty products, and go through last year’s stash and throw away anything that’s out of date. Here are the products that should be on your shopping list. Continue reading →
We all know that too much heat isn’t good for our hair. Split ends are one of the most visible signs of damaged hair, but it’s not only a daily dose of hair straighteners or the hair dryer that cause them. Of course, the obvious solution to split ends is to head to the hairdresser, but when you’re growing your hair out, or want to avoid making expensive visits to the salon quite so frequently, it seems like split ends are just something you have to accept.
But there are some steps you can take to ward off split ends, and reduce their appearance.
Despite several false starts to spring, it seems like we’ve finally seen the last of winter. But for hay fever sufferers, the warmer, sunnier weather has a sting in its tail: pollen season.
There are approximately 15 million people with hay fever in the UK – that’s about one in five of us. Puffy eyes, runny noses and itchy skin are just some of the symptoms we have to deal with – often for weeks or months at a time.
Taking anti-histamines and rocking wraparound sunglasses aren’t the only things you can do to ward off the worst of your pollen allergy. The makeup and skincare products you use can also have an effect.
Men have been using cosmetics for thousands of years, from the Egyptians’ love for kohl, to the Elizabethans’ use of lead-based cosmetics to whiten the skin. During the past century, men’s makeup certainly hasn’t been the norm! Aside from the brief guyliner trend in the mid-noughties, men’s makeup is still chiefly associated with drag.
But in recent years, there have been signs that men’s makeup is moving away from the theatrical and towards the practical.
In fact, the UK boss of L’Oreal reckons we could be seeing men’s makeup counters at department stores within five years.
So, what’s behind this change? What men’s makeup products can we expect to see? Is it a fad or here to stay? Continue reading →
Almost half of us reckon we have sensitive skin, but there’s definitely a huge variety of ingredients we’re sensitive to, as well as the severity of any reaction. Whether it’s the occasional breakout caused by a problem product, or a specific ingredient that you always try to stay away from, you have to do your best to work around it.
If you have sensitive skin, we’ve got some quick tips to help you with your skincare and makeup routines.
Before we start: if you have a diagnosed skin condition, follow your doctor or dermatologist’s advice! This guide is intended for those of us with mild to moderately sensitive skin that’s more of an annoyance than a health problem.