The Direct Cosmetics Mother’s Day gift guide 2016

ca0a3-mothersdayMother’s Day comes early this year – on March 6th mothers across the UK will be treated to spa days, lavish meals out, and some fabulous gifts from their children! With only a matter of days until March 6th comes around, it’s time to start preparing presents for her. No idea where to start? The Direct Cosmetics Mother’s Day gift guide is filled with plenty of inspiration so that you can make sure mum gets the perfect present!

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Oscars makeup inspiration: three classic movie star looks to try at home

the night of the Oscars

The 88th Academy Awards are set to take place later this month. Of course, the Oscars are a celebration of moviemaking and acting – will Leo finally get hold of the top prize? How many of its 10 nominations will Mad Max: Fury Road convert into awards?

At the Direct Cosmetics offices, the chit-chat around the water cooler isn’t just about the gongs, but fashion and makeup. Oscars fashion and style is a perfect blend of glamour and glitz – with the occasional oddity that we remember for years. From Bjork’s swan dress and Cher’s ‘statement’ sheer gown to Lupita Nyong’o’s plunging sky blue number and Hilary Swank’s backless navy frock, we’ve seen some iconic looks on the Academy Awards’ red carpet. Recreating movie star looks is tricky if you’re intent on finding a good match for designer dresses that cost thousands of pounds, but there’s a much easier way to get the look of a movie star: makeup. Here’s how to recreate iconic movie star makeup at home.

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Last minute Valentine’s Day beauty gift ideas for her

1 - St Valentine's cosmeticsIt barely seems a fortnight since Christmas, but Valentine’s Day is almost here! If you haven’t yet planned anything for your partner, there’s no time to waste! The Direct Cosmetics team can’t book the restaurant or deliver the flowers for you, but we can help you with one part of the occasion: finding some fantastic Valentine’s Day gifts for her that won’t break the bank! Continue reading

Valentine’s Day date night makeup: five stunning looks

2 - Valentine's makeup

You’ve probably already planned your outfit (or outfits) for Valentine’s Day, but you’re not prepared for the big day just yet! The most romantic day of the year is no time for rushed or half-hearted makeup application – we all want to look perfect on Valentine’s Day, particularly if we’re going on a date with our crush or partner! Last year, we shared our tips for prepping for a big date and avoiding common cosmetics nightmares. If you’re undecided about how to wear makeup on Valentine’s Day and want some inspiration, we’re here to help! These five distinct makeup looks are all fantastic options for a Valentine’s Day date…

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