Essential summer skincare tips to tackle oily skin

Struggle with shine every summer? You’re not alone.  Unless you plan to hide in an air-conditioned room for the summer months, you’re going to have to deal with sweaty skin exacerbating your usual skincare challenges!

Want to overcome the elements this summer? Here are our top tips for looking after oily skin when the weather’s against you… Continue reading

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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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Winter getaway cosmetics: what to pack in your travel bag

Winter sunPlanning to jet off for sand, sun and sea, or perhaps for some skiing this season? If you’re lucky enough to be taking some time off over the next month or so, no doubt you’ll already be planning your outfits – but don’t forget to consider your choice of makeup and cosmetics, too! Even when we only spend a few nights away, there’s never quite enough room in the suitcase – and then we have to decide what to take in our hand luggage, too! If you don’t know what to pack in your travel bag, we’re here to help…

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Easter getaway cosmetics: what to pack in your travel bag

Easter holidayPlanning to jet off for sand, sun and sea, or perhaps for some skiing this season? If you’re lucky enough to be taking some time off over the next month or so, no doubt you’ll already be planning your outfits – but don’t forget to consider your choice of makeup and cosmetics, too! Even when we only spend a few nights away, there’s never quite enough room in the suitcase – and then we have to decide what to take in our hand luggage, too! If you don’t know what to pack in your travel bag, we’re here to help. Continue reading

The £20 cosmetics challenge: new job makeup

The £20 cosmetic challenge - new job makeupIf you’ve been searching far and wide for a job and have finally landed yourself an interview, congratulations! You’ve made it one step closer to climbing the career ladder, so now all you need to do is prepare for that all-important interview. We’re quite sure you’ve already run through your CV and picked out the perfect outfit, all that’s left is to figure out what makeup you’re going to wear. Don’t panic if being out of a job has left you a little penniless, you can still afford to get the makeup look you desire with our help! Here’s all the makeup you need for your job interview for under £20!

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Five fast beauty fixes for when you’re on the go!

Five fix beautys while you are on the goFive fast beauty fixes for when you’re on the go!

We’ve all been there – the alarm didn’t go off and now you’re running late for work. You don’t have time to have your breakfast, let alone shower or concentrate on doing your makeup properly, and it’s only now you realise half of your products could probably do with replacing. Crumbly bronzer is difficult to deal with when you’re in a rush! What you could do with, are a few cheats to making yourself look presentable, on the go. Luckily, at Direct Cosmetics, not only do we have a few secrets we are more than willing to share with you, but we can even tell you exactly where to find the best cosmetics to use, for the best price available. Take a look at five of our fast beauty fixes. Continue reading

Beauty spring-clean: Refresh your Cosmetics

2 - Spring clean your makeup

Spring-cleaning is rarely enjoyable, not least when you realise the size of the mountain of cosmetics you’ve accumulated over the past year or so! It can be daunting to sift through every single product in your makeup bag or on your dressing table to work out what you want to keep, what you need to buy more of and what you should probably chuck. We’ve put together a quick guide to help you clear out your makeup bag and refresh your old cosmetics! Continue reading