How to wear pumpkin eyeshadow

fotolia_43544815_sEvery season, the eyes of the fashion world turn to the catwalks of Milan, Paris, London and New York and to the new collections of the world’s top designers in order to spy the trends set to take the industry by storm. Style-conscious women the world over, then, won’t have failed to spot the pumpkin/bronze eyeshadow trend that debuted on the Givenchy catwalk earlier in the year. This soft orange eyeshadow look is set to be a popular trend throughout this autumn and winter, but should you climb aboard the bandwagon, and if so, how can you perfect the look yourself? Take a look at our perfect pumpkin eyeshadow guide and pick up the best priced branded cosmetics from our online store to start experimenting… Continue reading

Ten autumnal makeup essentials for budget beauty buffs

Autumn makeupNow that the summer is coming to an end, beauty buffs like ourselves are beginning to stare wistfully into our cosmetics cabinets at home, longing to replace that light floral fragrance and that summery, shimmery body powder. How can we manage that transition from summer to autumn without breaking the bank? Fortunately, retailers such as Direct Cosmetics sell big brand name cosmetics at bargain prices. Here are ten autumnal makeup essentials for you budget beauty buffs out there.

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Five of our fave celebrity perfumes

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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.

Struggling to find a celebrity perfume that works for you? Here are five of our favourites to try out! Continue reading

Five weird celebrity beauty treatments

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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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