Travelling light: how to pack cosmetics for your summer getaway

travel_bannerThe summer holiday season is within touching distance. The getaway that you booked in the depths of winter is on the horizon, and you’re starting to get excited about a lazy week on the beach at your destination. When the time comes to pack your suitcase and head to the airport, you almost always face a predictable problem: running out of space in your suitcase or hand luggage.

We all envy vacationers who can make do with hand luggage for a weekly trip or pack their suitcase so efficiently that half of it is left free for souvenirs. Cutting down on clothes is perhaps the easiest way to find space in your suitcase, but reducing the size of your makeup bag can also help! If you struggle to decide which cosmetics and skincare products to take with you on holiday and want to pack more efficiently, here are our top tips: Continue reading

Five of our fave celebrity perfumes

Celebrity-endorsed perfumes have a bad rep amongst fragrance connoisseurs. They’re seen as blatant cash-ins and attempts to milk more money out of a celebrity’s brand, with little regard for the quality and individuality of the fragrance itself.

While this might be true for some celebrity perfumes, here at Direct Cosmetics we believe that there are many fantastic celebrity fragrances on the market – and they’re often affordable and accessible to all.

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Five weird celebrity beauty treatments

At first glance, the life of a celebrity seems enviable – endless red carpet events, the chance to wine and dine with some of the most talented people in the world, not to mention the opportunity to get paid to wear designer dresses! Being in the spotlight 24/7 must also be exhausting – think about the constant pressure to look flawless, even when you’ve just left the gym!

Given that appearance remains (sadly!) vital to many celebrities’ careers, it’s little wonder that many celebs go to such huge efforts to look their best – including resorting to some beauty treatments that are a little bizarre! While cupping and vampire facelifts may now be available at a beauty salon near you, these treatments haven’t quite made the jump.. Continue reading

Makeup tips for every age group

Every beauty enthusiast knows that we need to treat our skin differently as we age – but have you considered that you should be changing how you apply makeup, too?

Today on the Direct Cosmetics blog we look at makeup application tips for every decade – so whether you’re in your teens or your sixties, we hope we can give you a few pointers!

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How to: soothe your sunburn

Sun protectionWe’ve all done it. We’ve all stayed out for too long during Britain’s brief summer, or forgotten to reapply sunscreen because we were having too much fun at the beach. If you’re prone to burning rather than tanning, you’ll know how painful (and embarrassing) sunburn can be. You’re destined to spend weeks with itchy, peeling skin, and perhaps even months with a reddened complexion!

Although prevention is preferable to cure when it comes to sunburn, there are still some measures you can take to make sunburn a little more bearable – and perhaps even accelerate the healing process.

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Five of our favourite summer colours (and how to add them to your beauty routine)

sunIt’s the height of summer – gardens, parks, and the countryside are alight with colour! Summer colours remind us of bold and beautiful flowers, the heat of the beach and refreshing dips in the sea.

Summer colours are bright, dramatic, and all too fleeting – so let’s celebrate them while they’re still here!

Today, the Direct Cosmetics team share their favourite summer colours, and how you might add a hint of them to your makeup routine this season.

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Festival hair and makeup inspiration: five celeb looks

Group of friends having fun together

You’re probably sleeping in a field, you’re almost certainly hungover, and you definitely haven’t managed your full eight hours. The festival experience is rarely as glamorous as celebrities would have you think. While Kate Moss and co. benefit from personal stylists and glamp it up during their visits to Worthy Farm and Bramham Park, the rest of us make do with a handful of cosmetics and a compact mirror. Still, there are plenty of festival style tips we can glean from festival-frequenting celebs.

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