A brand new fashion season brings with it a bucketload of incredible looks on the catwalk. Although there are plenty of fashionistas here at Direct Cosmetics, we always pay closest attention to the hair and makeup, not the clothes!
This season saw some particularly bold looks on the runway, but they’ll only need small tweaks to make them workable IRL!
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.
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 →
No holiday packing list is complete without those cosmetic essentials that will keep you looking gorgeous throughout your vacation. Whether you’re attempting to beat the British drizzle by hitting the slopes for a spot of skiing, or fleeing the continent altogether to soak up the rays in sunnier climbs, don’t even think of boarding that plane before you’ve stocked up on your essential budget cosmetics. Continue reading →
There is not much more beautiful than a late summer or early autumn wedding – other than the bride, of course. Delicate flowers against a dramatic backdrop of green grass and a grey-blue sky, the perfect dress, the ideal partner; they’re all part of the recipe for a wonderful wedding. Sweep your hair away from your face to save from the heat when you’re all packed into the reception hall, sport a flowing dress that allows you to breathe and enjoy the day in comfort with a smile on your face – but beware of your makeup!
The makeup you choose to wear to the wedding, whether you’re the bride, bridesmaid or a guest, will need to last the entire day and be able to tackle the myriad of kisses to cheeks, the tears and, quite possibly, the rain. The last thing you need is your mascara running down your face due to a sudden downpour or the unbearable heat of a hall full of people. It pays to be prepared.
False eyelashes are a Marmite kind of deal: you either love them or hate them. Sure, the right set of false eyelashes can make you feel like Liz Taylor, but few of us wear them as part of our everyday look. After all, application can be a hassle – and you might also be concerned about allergies and infections.
Fear not! By taking your mascara game to the next level you can boost your lashes without the need for falsies. Here are our top tips for flawless lashes only using mascara! Continue reading →
Are you looking forward to your Valentine’s Day date night? Everyone wants to be wooed and romanced every once in a while, but there’s something about a Valentine’s Day first date that sends stress signals to the brain. ‘What should I wear, how should I do my hair, what if we don’t have anything to talk about?’ Luckily, we at least have your Valentine’s Day cosmetics sorted with this list of essentials to keep in your handbag…