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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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 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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Vintage makeup tutorial: ‘50s glamour

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It’s impossible not to love the pin-up makeup look, isn’t it? Back in the ‘50s, women were encouraged to look like women, rather than the super-slim catwalk wraiths we’re encouraged to resemble today. Fortunately, the ‘pin-up’ style makeup look is enjoying a bit of a renaissance today, so if you wish to resemble the kind of women who were painted onto the noses of fighter planes and adorned posters and billboards in the glory days of the ‘50s, now is your chance! Take a look at our perfect pin-up tutorial and see how you can get the ‘50s cosmetic look using designer brands at wallet-friendly prices!

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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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Special Occasion Makeup!

Date night makeup

Summer’s in the air, and with the warm weather on its way (so we’re told!), the sun has an odd effect on people. All of a sudden, love can catch up with you when you least expect it. If you’ve been asked out on the spur of the moment, you’ll often be left with little time to prepare for the big night in question. It’s happened to all of us, hasn’t it? Suddenly, date night is looming and the makeup cabinet is bare. How can you make yourself pretty as a picture without pilfering too much from your purse? Fortunately, your friends at Direct Cosmetics can help by solving the £25 date night dilemma!

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