How to Spruce Up Your Beauty Routine for Spring

Spring is almost here.  The new season is the perfect time to amend and adjust your beauty routine. As the weather eases, your skin changes and the sun finally emerges for more than a couple of hours each day, your skin and hair adjust to the new conditions. It’s smart to switch your beauty routine to adapt to these new beauty challenges – while also embracing spring with fun new lipstick shades and perfumes! Continue reading

How to make your perfume last longer

We’ve all been there: found our dream fragrance, which we completely adore – but are horrified to discover it only seems to last a couple of hours on our skin. You lug that perfect perfume around with you everywhere, reapplying throughout the day. All that spritzing means that you’re getting through the perfume a little more quickly than you’d like.

You might be willing to take a hit to your budget to top-up on your fave perfume more frequently, but what you really want is for your perfume to last longer.

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Seven winter skincare routine changes you need to make

Winter is here – and with it comes a whole set of new beauty challenges. You have two choices: resolutely stick to the same routine and hope for the best, or make a couple of smart changes to your beauty routine to see off the worst of winter!

Here’s what you’re up against: the cold, windy weather of winter strips the moisture from your skin, whilst also making it more vulnerable to irritation. The heat blasting from the radiators at home, in your car and at the office doesn’t provide your skin with much respite either – they dry out the air, decreasing humidity to below usual levels, further parching your skin. Continue reading

The Dos and Don’ts of Valentine’s Day Beauty Gifts

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!

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How to feel happy and healthy again after seasonal indulgence

With every Monday and the return to work, weekend parties can seem like a distant memory. However, the indulgent nature of your weekends can often mean that, rather than returning to work rested and ready to go, we begin the new week in a worse state than ever. The late nights, too much drinking and gorging on rich foods take their toll on our appearances – not to mention our bank balances. Weekends and seasonal parties such as Christmas, Valentines, Easter and festivals can leave you looking run-down and exhausted. But do not despair, using our favourite cosmetics, we can enjoy all the festive season has to offer and still sparkle come Monday morning.   Continue reading

Make sure your Christmas gift doesn’t backfire

Women's fragrancesThinking 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:

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Makeup tips for every age group

Every beauty enthusiast knows that we need to treat our skin differently as we age – but have you considered that you should be changing how you apply makeup, too?

Today on the Direct Cosmetics blog we look at makeup application tips for every decade – so whether you’re in your teens or your sixties, we hope we can give you a few pointers!

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