Five Halloween makeup hacks to try this year

Makeup is the key to perfecting every Halloween costume, whether you’re going down the traditional spooky costume route or turning to pop culture for your outfit idea.

Instead of splashing out on face paint, fake blood and other costume makeup that you’ll only get a chance to use once, these clever Halloween makeup hacks will show you how to make the most of regular beauty products this Halloween.

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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

Autumn beauty routine: adding colour

Autumn makeup

Summer may be over but that’s no reason to abandon colourful cosmetics. With autumn comes a whole new set of colours to incorporate in your beauty routine. At Direct Cosmetics you will find big brand cosmetics at bargain prices – the perfect place to stock up on your autumnal cosmetic essentials. What are our favourite ways to add colour to an autumn beauty routine? Read on to find out…

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Awesome autumn makeup tutorials: five of our faves

Autumn Beauty MakeupHere at Direct Cosmetics, we love autumn. Instead of mourning the end of another summer, let’s embrace autumn! Last year we wrote about the autumn colours that inspired us to create new looks. From berry reds and purples to rich chestnuts and sparkling golds, there are plenty of different ways to channel the new season’s colours in your makeup routine. Want to learn how to master some key autumn looks? What better way to do it than to learn from the best! We’ve assembled a collection of the greatest autumn makeup tutorials you can find on the internet, covering everything from classic berry lips to colourful autumn ombré eyes!

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Taming the trends: metallic ombré eyes

 

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There are some cosmetics trends that we’re glad to see the back of (drawn on eyebrows, anyone?), but then along come trends that we instantly adore and secretly hope will stick around for decades to come. Ombré has been everywhere in the past couple of years. If you’re out of the loop, ombré is simply a posh word for a gradient of shade or colour, changing from light to dark. You’ll have seen the term used in many different areas of beauty, but today we’re going to take a look at ombré eyes. There are hundreds of different ombré eye looks out there, but we’re going to talk about our favourite – metallic ombré eyes. Here at Direct Cosmetics, we adore metallics – and we’re delighted to see that they’re on trend once more. Metallic ombré eyes are a classy and sophisticated way to use metallics – and it’s a look that can be achieved at minimal expense!

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Autumnal cosmetics: changing your look for the new season

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With the (all too sudden) change in the season from summer to autumn, it’s time to change your look as well. As you begin rediscovering those favourite woollen jumpers, warm leather boots and winter coats that have remained hidden at the back of your wardrobe since the early spring, isn’t it fitting to change your cosmetic style as well? Autumn provides the perfect opportunity to experiment with new styles and use different colours too. Despite the sometimes miserable weather, here at Direct Cosmetics we’ve decided that autumn is one of our favourite seasons for the beautiful and vast array of cosmetic opportunities it presents.

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Transitioning your skincare: Summer to Winter

Transition from summer to winter

When the weather changes we adapt our clothes, our shoes and sometimes even our hair – so why not adapt our skincare too? As the seasons change, it is necessary for us to make the appropriate changes to the way we look after our skin, as different temperatures and weather conditions can have various ill-effects. During the summer, we tend to wear less makeup because it’s so much easier to achieve a healthy glow when the sun’s shining.However, the sunshine and humidity can cause our skin to become more oily as it compensates for the moisture we lose when we sweat, and to keep this at bay, we tend to use more deep cleansing solutions and light moisturisers. Come winter, our skin requires totally different treatment, however.

Take a look at our top tips to transition your skincare products from summer to winter. Continue reading