Cosmetic trendwatch: ditching the clown paint with subtle pink blush

Blush has long been a makeup bag regular that some women reach for with gusto, but others still tend to view it with something approaching trepidation. A subtle, considered application of blush is an excellent way to add a warm, healthy glow to your cheeks but we’ve all seen those women sporting garish red circles more suited to the a circus big top than the high street. Not all cosmetic trends are particularly user-friendly, but this summer’s pink blush trend is one we can all wear with pride – here’s how you can capture that perfect pink blush look at home!

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Your six step guide to flawless contouring

Contouring: a beauty technique that we all want to master, but few of us have! We all know the power of makeup and its ability to adjust our appearances, hide our flaws and enhance our best features. Contouring is able to achieve all that, and more. Yet no matter how many times you try your best to replicate Kim K’s look, it’s not quite so easy when you don’t have a team of professional makeup artists at your disposal!

If you’re struggling with contouring, here’s our step-by-step guide to mastering this art. Continue reading

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

Are you set for summer? How to prep your makeup bag for the summer months

 

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Summer is almost upon us! No doubt your thoughts have turned to a long-planned summer holiday, lazy days at the beach or weekends spent sunbathing in the park. As the seasons change, the makeup and skincare products you use should change too, because different types of product are suited to different weather conditions.

If you need to stock up on beauty products for the summer months but don’t know where to start, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve put together a quick guide on how to prep your makeup bag for the summer months.

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Six tips to help you master ‘no-makeup’ makeup

Young woman with perfect skin removes clean wet hair back isolated on white background‘No-makeup’ makeup is for those days where you want to go natural – but not too natural. When executed perfectly, ‘no-makeup’ makeup give you the appearance of having rolled out of bed in the morning with natural radiance and enthusiasm – and not with the reluctance and tiredness that you usually have to contend with!

Natural makeup is ideal for days where you don’t have the time or inclination for a heavier look, but it can be difficult to find the balance between too much and too little makeup. If you’re struggling to master ‘no-makeup’ makeup, here are some tips that might help.

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A guide to using your concealer effectively

young woman apply concealer under the eyeWe’ve all had those days when we wake up, look in the mirror, and sigh at how our heavy partying or late nights in the office have taken its toll on our complexion. Dark circles appear under our eyes, angry red spots caused by 1am takeaways and work-related stress crop up in various places, and our cheeks reveal obvious red patches caused by one too many drinks. Fortunately, for us girls, we need only reach into our makeup bags for a little help to disguise our hectic lifestyles; thank heavens for concealer! The right kind of concealer, used in the correct way, can help cover and camouflage just about any blemish or imperfection, you just need to know what you’re doing! Continue reading

A beginner’s guide to flawless contouring

 

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Contouring: a makeup technique that’s transcended the catwalk and the red carpet to become one of the defining cosmetic trends of this decade (so far). The premise of contouring is simple: use different shades of makeup to accentuate facial features and define bone structure. Kim Kardashian is the celeb who’s done most to bring contouring to the spotlight – she’s shared some fab contouring pics on Instagram and inspired many of us to give it a go! Kim K may make contouring and highlighting look effortless, but the truth is it’s a tricky technique to master – but don’t be intimidated by contouring. We’re here to help you get started.

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