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…
It may only seem like days since Christmas, but Valentine’s Day is almost upon us! If you’re looking to buy a gift for your loved one that is a lot more interesting than the standard chocolates-and-flowers combo, beauty gifts like makeup and fragrances are a winning choice! Beauty gifts can be romantic, luxurious and sexy! But it all depends on the specific gifts that you can choose. If you’re struggling for ideas or are taking a bit of a risk with your partner’s Valentine’s Day beauty gift, check our dos and don’ts of Valentine’s gift-giving first!
Thinking of buying Aunt Norma some anti-wrinkle skincare cream? Perhaps you should think again. Giving a loved one a beautifully wrapped, thoughtfully selected gift should be a joyous occasion, though sadly that may not always be the case. What might have started out as a well-intentioned present could land you in hot water. Here are our top tips to avoid causing offence:
Christmas party season is fast approaching. If you’ve got an office Christmas party, family festive do or other party obligations this season, you’re probably already planning your outfit(s). We all want to look our best at Christmas parties, and with a little bit of beauty preparation and a sprinkling of glitter, you can do just that!
If you’re planning to dress up as Harley Quinn, a Pokémon trainer, or your favourite Star Wars/Game of Thrones/Marvel character for this year’s Halloween party, the makeup you opt for is kinda obvious – something that fits the character.
However, if you’d like this year’s Halloween costume to be centred on your incredible makeup skills instead of a pop culture character, it might be a little trickier to find inspiration.
This year, the Direct Cosmetics team share their favourite show-stopping Halloween makeup ideas for 2016. Which is your favourite?