FD Presents: New Season Edit

FD Presents: New Season Edit

 

 

As we start to move out of the summer months and further towards the dreaded winter, your beauty routine needs a bit of a transition too’ We’ve got some tips to make sure this season isn’t a windswept and bedraggled one.



Opt for a thicker hydrating moisturiser ‘ In the summer months we all want the minimal amount of product on the skin, fresh BB creams and light moisturisers tend to do the trick. However moving into autumn, your skin needs a bit more tlc. Opt for a thicker, protective cream to create a barrier against the elements. We recommend Elizabeth Arden First Defence Cream , it has the added bonus of SPF 15, as even in the darker months we still need to make sure we’re protected against the rays!


Counter redness with CC Cream ‘ In autumn skin can become generally just blotchier; central heating and cooler winds all contribute to this. In order to counteract the redness, go for a colour correcting CC cream to even out all levels of blotch. It will neutralise any unevenness in your skin tone and give you a healthy glow that will last all day. Try this Clinique Superdefense CC Cream.


Go for Braids ‘ Luckily for us braids are still all the rage at the moment as we transition out of festival style into the autumn weather. Braids are perfect for battling against the wind and rain, they tuck neatly under a hood, don’t blow around and get stuck on your lip gloss and best of all no need to worry about frizz! You can stuff any types of tresses into this style and keep it all under control with the classic L’Oreal Elnett Hairspray. Simple! Now you just need to get practising your halo braids, fishtail braids, French braids’


Brighten under eyes with concealer ‘ A major downside of the cooler months is that it can leave under eyes looking and feeling parched. The enhancement of the purple along with dry under eyes makes you look like you’ve had 0 hours sleep, not ideal. Make sure you pack on a super hydrating eye cream before bed like this one from Yes To Carrots to give a boost to the eye area. Next up you need a high coverage, pigmented concealer to banish those dark circles. Make sure you don’t pick a product that will go too cakey on the skin as this will just have a counter effect, Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer is perfect as is the right amount of dewy and coverage.


selection of seasonal beauty products


Don’t put away the highlighter ‘ Highlighter works perfectly with all our summer make up looks, but don’t pop that sheeny goodness away for hibernation just yet. It’s essential for keeping the complexion looking glowy and hydrated throughout the autumn/winter months. Think dewy glow rather than ice queen and opt for a cream or liquid based highlighter. It will instantly give skin a pick me up and make you look healthier. Go for this one from Technic to help you look like you are glowing from within!


Opt for a berry lip ‘ Once we hit September we start to see everyone move towards the warmer berry tones for the lips. Swap out the orange and pinky hues and go for a blue toned lip colour. A cooler light comes over in the winter months and you need a lipstick with a blue undertone to complement the skin much better. We recommend Chili from Mac Matte Lipsticks as it’s a gorgeous dark red that will suit all skin tones. When using darker lip colours though make sure you are using a good lip balm to counteract the inevitable chapped lip, a darker pigment will just show up dry and chapped lips even worse! These cute EOS lip balms are perfect for this and handbag friendly! Bonus!


Transition from bronzer to blush ‘ In the summer months we all swirl on the bronzer like it’s going out of fashion but come September/October you want to move onto a pop of blush on the apples of the cheeks. Inevitably our skin is paler in the winter months and you don’t want to be bronzing up so much you end up with a face that doesn’t match the rest of your body. Add a hint of pink to the cheeks to give you that fresh faced glow instead. We love this Bourjois Cream Soleil Blush.


The Messy Bun answers all your prayers ‘ It is the ultimate ‘throw it up’, guaranteeing an extra ten minutes in bed on these darker mornings, downpour proof, frizz proof and wind proof style. It will keep hair secure and any wispy tendrils that may happen to get blown about in the breeze just add to the ‘messy’ look you’re going for! Use a small tooth comb to back comb slightly and tease into the bun, this Opal Crafts Comb works perfectly.

As Featured In Look Magazine

As Featured In Look Magazine



If your favourite thing to do is settle down with a cup of tea and your favourite glossy, then you may have noticed Look Magazine’s 100 Beauty Buys You Can’t Live Without. We all have our beauty staples that we covet and rely on endlessly but we’re also always on the lookout for new cult products to test and try!

We’ve rounded up some of Look’s 100 Beauty Buys that you can purchase right here at Fragrance Direct. So all you need to do is sit back, relax and get clicking on your most wanted fragrance and cosmetic products. Enjoy..!

Vera Wang Princess



Vera Wang Princess

The ultimate fragrance fit for a princess isn’t surprisingly Vera Wang Princess! This is a classic scent that has long been a favourite with Fragrance Direct customers and it isn’t hard to understand why. This spirited perfume is effortlessly girly without being too overpowering on the sweetness scale. Not to mention, the bottle design is definitely one that we’d be happy to have sitting on our dressing table! Did we also mention that you can pick up a 100ml bottle for £25.95?






Jimmy Choo




Jimmy Choo

Jimmy Choo’s signature Eau de Toilette, entitled ‘Jimmy Choo’ oozes glamour and sophistication. We love this fragrance to help us feel that little bit more confident before a long day at work. Warm, seductive and beautiful, this is the ultimate power fragrance for the modern woman.






Tangle Teezer




Tangle Teezer

Don’t you just hate it when you step out of the shower and you have that dreaded feeling of brushing out all those knots? Well say farewell to them with the Tangle Teezer. We’re sure you’ve already of this revolutionary hair brush and the facts are all in the name. The Tangle Teezer is your pain free answer to untangling knots. It doesn’t pull on your hair strands and still leaves your hair feeling silky soft without any breakage!






Garnier Anti-dark circles

Garnier Caffine Anti-Dark Circles Tinted Roll On

The Garnier Anti-Dark Circles Tinted Roll On is a cult beauty product amongst beauty experts. Often described as ‘the best under-eye concealer on the market’, Garnier’s Tinted Roll On works to cover big circles, bad bags and is super easy to use, thanks to the roller ball application. The added ingredient of caffeine works exactly how you would expect it to. Although you may be used to reaching for your big cup of coffee in the morning, opt for the caffeine based eye products instead which create the effect of stimulating blood flow which helps to diminish under eye bags. The roller ball applicator also feels cool and soothing to the eye – helping to wake you up in the morning!






Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream




Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream

The holy grail product is skincare has to be Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream. An award winning moisturiser, 8 Hour Cream is used by make-up artists wordwide. This legendary cream calms, protects and hydrates the skin to leave it looking and feeling healthy. You can apply 8 hour cream to any point on the body that’s suffering from dryness and enjoy the results the next day. Our favourite tip it to use the cream on your eyelids and cheek bones to add a natural glow to the face while keeping it moisturised and smooth.









Which product is your favourite? Leave a comment below and let us know!