FD Presents: Red Lip Autumn Look

FD Presents: Red Lip Autumn Look

Strobing is the hottest makeup trend to hit the runway right now, and with the festive season right around the corner we thought it was only fitting to team the two looks together to create a sexy, subtle, red lip makeup tutorial perfect for any occasion. Keep on scrolling to see how to re-create Steph’s look.

The first step is to highlight the high points of the face using Technic High Lights – a cream highlight that’s the perfect dupe for Benefit’s High Beam! Apply it to the cheekbones, brow bone, bridge of the nose and the chin to add a natural dewy look to the skin. Next, follow up with a lightweight foundation like the Bourjois Healthy Mix 16hr Foundation. Buff it in to really mesh the product with your own complexion!

To disguise any dark circles or blemishes, the next step is to apply the MAC Moisture cover concealer. To help diminish the look of under eye bags, try using a lighter tone than what you’d normally go for, to help uplift the face. The next step is to warm up the skin using the Bobbi Brown Matte Bronzer in the shade ‘Neutral’. Apply the product from your temples to your cheek bones, to your chin in a swirling ‘3’ motion. This will help warm up the face as well as lightly contour those cheek bones!

Not enough ‘strobing’ for you? If you want to add more to your look, simply apply more of the Technic High Lights over the cheekbones and gently press into the skin as to not disturb your base. Gently dust the W7 Let’s Glow shimmering powder across the high points of your face to set your highlighter and give off a more ‘strobed’ effect.

Despite this look mostly being about the skin and lips, it’s still important to add a little definition to the eyes to balance everything out. To do this, simply blend Bourjois’ UNE Sfumato eye shadow (shade S20) in the crease using a fluffy brush, apply a light coating of Max Factor’s False Lash Effect Mascara in Black/brown and finish the eye look by filling in the brows with The Body Collection’s eyebrow pencil.

For the lips, start off by colouring in your pout with Sheseido’s The Makeup Lip Liner in Cinnamon Red. This will help to even out the lips and ensure any lipsticks stays put for hours. To add the desired colour to your lip look, sweep Max Factor’s Colour Elixir Lipstick in Chilli all over. Leave to set, and apply some more to help amplify the colour. You’re good to go!

#FDHalloween Nail Art Competition

#FDHalloween Nail Art Competition

If you’re like us you just can’t say no to an opportunity for getting festive ‘ whatever the occasion! So with Halloween just around the corner we’re giving you the chance to get a little creative and you could win £50 to spend with us on site!
Simply head over to the @fragrancedirect on Instagram and hit the FOLLOW button. Then get creative with your Halloween Manicure! Whether you are into a cute pumpkin pattern or after spooky skulls ‘ we want to see them all! Upload a snap to Instagram using the hashtag #FDHalloween and wait and see if you are the lucky winner! The winner will receive a £50 voucher to spend on the site.
Competition closes 29.10.15 at Midnight. A winner will be selected and announced 30.10.15. GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

FD Presents: 5 Hot New Fragrances for Fall

FD Presents: 5 Hot New Fragrances for Fall

Fall is officially here, and so are all the brand new fragrance launches! Since there are so many on the market right now, Steph has decided to sort (and sniff!) through some of her favourites for the new season. Fancy winning a bottle for yourself? Scroll down!

The first fragrance is Marc Jacobs’ newest addition to his ever-growing line: Decadence. The perfume is packaged in an emerald green, hand-bag shaped bottle and comes in a gorgeous velvet box, making it the perfect gift! The scent itself is starts off with notes of plum and saffron, with middle notes of Bulgarian Rose and a base note of amber – making it a stunning woody amber scent.

The next perfume comes in the form of YSL’s Black Opium EDT, which follows on from last years EDP scent. Whilst the scent remains very similar to the previous, the eau de toilette consists of light subtle scents of coffee, citrus and jasmine. Layer it up over the eau de parfum for a scent that lasts all day.

Another new release is Jimmy Choo’s Illicit (which you can win! More details down below..). The scent consists of a rich honey undertone, with light accords of ginger, orange and rose, all combining together to make it the perfect warming fragrance for the upcoming winter season.

Next is another beautiful perfume from Valentino, called Valentino Donna. The scent is packaged in a gorgeous studded bottle, making it the perfect addition to any girl’s collection. It has notes of bergamot, iris, leather and vanilla, making it a really unique scent that lasts incredibly well on the skin.

Last but not least is Gucci Bamboo which – again – comes in the most stunning art deco bottle. The scent itself is very light, and features notes of bergamot, lily and ylang ylang with accords of white floral and citrus. Fancy layering up? Be sure to stock up on the matching deodorant and body lotion.

Now it’s onto the exciting part – the COMPETITION! If you want to win your own bottle of the gorgeous Jimmy Choo Illicit perfume, simply subscribe to the Fragrance Direct Youtube channel and leave a comment down below letting us know your favourite autumn scent. For more details head over to Steph’s blog here!