Weather-Proof Hair & Makeup Hacks for Autumn

Weather-Proof Hair & Makeup Hacks for Autumn

The change in season is upon us, so it’s time to pack away those summer beauty supplies and bring out the heavy hitters. Autumn is a tricky season to predict, one moment you have clear skies, the next you’re battling blustery gales and sudden downpours, so it’s essential to be prepared for whatever the weather throws at you.

Here are your must-have products for weather-proof hair and makeup this season. 

It’s All About That Base…

When it comes to makeup, having a good base to build on couldn’t be more important. Well-primed skin not only allows for smooth application of your makeup products but also helps your cosmetics stay in place for longer. Try one of these best-sellers:

bareMinerals PRIME TIME Original Foundation Primer

Even tone, blur pores and smooth your complexion with bareMinerals PRIME TIME Original Foundation Primer. The lightweight, matte finish is perfect for layering under your foundation or can even be worn on its own for a casual “no makeup” look.

Elizabeth Arden Good Morning Retexturising Primer

Are you looking for a primer with the added power of a serum? Elizabeth Arden Good Morning Retexturising Primer is rich in botanicals and antioxidants, including grapeseed oil, avocado and birch bark extracts. Retinyl linoleate improves skin texture and tone, making this primer ideal for mature and problem skin. 

Flormar Pore Minimizer Makeup Primer

Enlarged pores spoiling the finish of your makeup? Try Flormar Pore Minimizer Makeup Primer. This oil-absorbing primer has a velvety finish which effectively reduces the appearance of pores, helping your foundation to glide over the skin’s surface for a smoother finish. 

Fix Your Face In Place…

Not all makeup is created equal. That lightweight foundation may be perfect for fair weather but will pool at your jawline at the first sign of stormy skies. Choosing the right products for the season is key to season-proofing your makeup look. The beauties below will keep you looking fabulous come rain or shine. 

Flormar Compact Powder

With its fine and silky texture, this powder goes on flawlessly to offer naturally sheer protection. The formulation is available in a range of tones and is resistant to sweat, humidity and moisture. So, whether you’re running for the bus or get caught without a brolly, you’ll have the confidence of added staying-power.

Glamglow Glowsetter Makeup Setting Spray

Dewy, hydrated skin without the shine? Yes, please. With ingredients including caffeine infusion and TEAOXI® complex, Glamglow Glowsetter Makeup Setting Spray gives skin a boost of nourishment and moisture while keeping your makeup in place.  

Wonderfully Windswept…

Beachy waves are so last season. Channel the autumn vibes with windswept hair on your terms. No one wants to look like they got caught in a tornado, but with a little help, you can create voluminous waves and texture that stays in place throughout the day. 

Redken Wind Blown 05

With a flexible finish and mild hold, Redken Wind Blown 05 is the perfect hairspray for creating light texture and weightless volume. Ideal for locking your windswept hair into place, this is a must-have for your adding a little extra “autumn” into your style.

Shu Uemura Kumo Hold Hairspray

The micro-fine mist of Shu Uemura Kumo Hold Hairspray offers a lightweight, buildable hold that can be tailored to your needs. Inspired by the Japanese art of minimalism, Shu Uemura is used by everyone from Kate Middleton to Katy Perry.

Shu Uemura Ishi Sculpt Paste

Even short hair isn’t immune to gusty weather, so if you’re rocking a pixie cut or need a little added hold, Shu Uemura Ishi Sculpt Paste is for you. The workable, demi-matte paste gives short styles long-lasting texture without any stickiness or residue.  

Want more beauty tips? Read Makeup Brushes That Will Leave You Looking Flawless.

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7 Professional Hair Brands That Will Transform Your Locks

7 Professional Hair Brands That Will Transform Your Locks

Feeling like a switch up in the haircare department is long overdue? You may have already found your dream combo that is perfect for your strands but often repurchasing and using the same products over and over can become tedious. A change in scent, formula, or even packaging is always a treat, and your hair will thank you for it. Let’s take a look at seven hot haircare brands we’d like to introduce you to.

L’Oreal Professionnel

With innovative technology, L’Oreal offer professional hair care for all hair types. Their best-selling ranges of shampoos, masks, colour protectors and treatments are loved by many. Whatever your hair type of hair needs are, this brand is a great one to try with so many ranges all beautifully packaged with that real salon-feel.

Pureology

Pureology was born from a powerful idea: create the best professional products for colour-treated hair. Colour without compromise is the “Power of Pureology”. This brand created their customised, high-performance formulas while caring for our planet and animals with beauty and integrity in mind. If you’re a lover of switching up your hair colour, this brand is your perfect match.

Redken

Redken was one of the first to take a scientific approach to hair and discover the formula that remains the alpha and omega of haircare to this very day. Redken is trusted by millions of hair professional worldwide and is loved by the fashion and beauty press for its scientific hair prescriptions to deliver powerful transformations that preserve the health of hair.

Matrix

With products tailor-made to protect Blondes, Light Brunettes, Dark Brunettes and many more, Matrix has got it all. Are you after products to keep your locks strengthened and in perfect condition? Matrix is a must-try. Shop the brand’s Styling range, Gift Sets, Supersavings collection and more today.

Biolage

Inspiring itself from the skincare industry innovations, Biolage is now a recognised wordwide leading player in professional natural haircare. With every single ingredient that goes into their formulas being respectful to the Earth from production to the end, Biolage are pretty unique when it comes to haircare. Shop the brand’s Treatments, Dry hair, Coloured Hair, Damaged Hair and Styling collections today at Fragrance Direct.

Shu Uemura

Shu Uemura Art of Hair is a Japanese professional haircare and styling brand dedicated to the artistry of hair. The ultimate in avant-garde luxury, Shu Uemura Art of Hair fuses rare, natural ingredients with science to create ranges that enhance the natural beauty of each lock. Shop the brand’s Ultimate Reset, Colour Lustre and Moisture collections today at Fragrance Direct.

Kerastase

Meet the luxury professional haircare brand that has built its reputation on delivering exceptional performance on scalp and hair through exquisite products and bespoke in-salon treatments. This brand is great at creating products to care for all hair types, all women as well as the future of the planet. Shop their iconic collections today featuring the New Curl Manifesto, Blond Absolu, Genesis, Resistance and more.

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The Best Hair Brushes To Suit Every Hair Type

The Best Hair Brushes To Suit Every Hair Type

Hair brushes play a big part in preventing tangles and reducing hair breakage. Whilst it might be easy to remember to detangle your hair, finding the right tools for your hair type, skill level and budget can be a task of its own. That’s why we’ve collected some of the best hair brushes that will help you to perfect your ultimate tangle-free locks, read on to find out more…

Wet Brush Smooth and Shine Round Brush Fine Hair

For the perfect blow-out with minimal pain, effort and breakage, the Smooth and Shine Round Brush from WetBrush effortlessly and painlessly removes knots and detangles without pulling, snagging or damaging, thanks to its bendy and flexible bristles. Part of the WetBrush break-free collection, the brush’s award-winning bristles and barrel wrap each strand with the brand’s own vita-boost complex that combines strand-boosting keratin and biotin to help reinforce hair and reduce frizz with every stroke.

Mad Beauty Disney Villains Maleficent Hair Brush

If you’re a die-hard Disney fan then you’re going to adore this brush. This magical Maleficent themed Paddle Brush offers a deviously delightful way to detangle and style your locks! Transform your hair with this unique and fun hair brush by Mad Beauty. Plus it’s only £6.49 too.

Wet Brush Mens Leather Detangler Black

This Wet Brush for Men will easily and painlessly remove knots and tangles from wet hair. It contains thin, strong and flexible Intelliflex bristles that glide through any type of hair and the detangling brush also has soft tips at the end of the bristles so it massages the scalp as well as stimulates circulation at the follicle. This brush is firm enough to banish knots yet flexible enough to be kind to your hair and scalp and the Intelliflex bristles are designed to bounce back to their original form after every brush, which helps to reduce hair breakage and damage. The versatile hairbrush can also be used on dry hair, wigs and extensions!

Olivia Garden Pro Thermal Brush

Blowdry your fabulous hair to perfection with the Olivia Garden Pro Thermal Brush. This unique brush uses innovative technology to heat the blow dryer, giving your hair the bouncy blow dry that only hair salons can produce! This lightweight, ergonomic handle features comfort grip surfaces, making it easy to use for styling and drying. The brush also features anti-static bristles and maxi holes for even faster drying.

Wetbrush Paddle Black Detangler

Designed with a large surface area, the gentle paddle brush expertly teases out tangles while helping to spread conditioning treatments through wet hair. Its heat-resistant HeatFlex bristles allow you to detangle while blow-drying, gliding effortlessly through tresses to ease out knots with less pain and breakage. Also has an AquaVent design for fast drainage and easy clean-up. Suitable to use on any hair type, this clever brush will effortlessly detangle your hair and keep it happy and healthy.

Wet Brush Detangler Black Mini

The ultimate mane saving tool, The Mini Original Detangler effortlessly detangles wet, or dry hair without stretching or breaking your delicate strands. Ergonomically designed with a sleek, shiny handle, this is ideal for eliminating post-wash knots and reinvigorating your scalp – as well as for smoothing and separating dry hair (including both real and synthetic extensions). Suitable for all hair lengths and textures, this brush will change your life – particularly if your hair is notoriously uncooperative, or you have children who balk at the prospect of grooming. Perfect to carry around in your bag or to keep handy on your bedside table!

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4 Makeup and Haircare Brands You Need on Your Radar

4 Makeup and Haircare Brands You Need on Your Radar

When addicted to beauty products, there really is never a dull moment when you have a plethora of exciting brands to be ordering from like there’s no tomorrow. Luckily, for you we’re here to fuel your addiction with a variety of makeup and haircare brands creating beautiful products. Let’s take a look!

Jane Iredale

Clean beauty brand Jane Iredale are passionate about creating mindful product formulations, being environmentally conscious and supporting communities. With an extensive range of cosmetics, Jane Iredale is definitely a brand to add to your “to-try” wishlist. From lash lengthening mascaras and chiselling contour kits to brightening primers and mineral foundations, the brands products are not only great quality but affordable too.

By Terry

Created by industry legend Terry de Gunzberg who changed the face of beauty, By Terry is a cutting-edge cosmetics brand that creates makeup to care for your skin. This eponymous brand is dedicated to providing kind-to-skin formulas fused with powerful pigmentation. You can now shop their iconic products at Fragrance Direct featuring a fantastic range of foundations, lipsticks, mascaras and more.

JOICO

Experience the joi of healthy hair with Joico. This amazing haircare brand’s innovations are designed to return hair to its strongest, shiniest, healthiest state with each and every use. The Joico hair collection includes shampoos, conditioners, hair treatments, styling products, handy sets and more. If you’re looking for haircare with the power to make a difference, this is definitely one to try!

TIGI

With even more lines added, you can now shop a wide range of miracle-working products from TIGI at Fragrance Direct. This award-winning brand create salon-grade products with many different ranges to suit everyone’s styling needs. With something for every hair type and every colour, it’s time to treat yourself to the ultimate TIGI experience. You’ll even find supersized version of your new favourite products so you can stock up!

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Here Are The TikTok Trending Products You Need To Try

Here Are The TikTok Trending Products You Need To Try

If you’ve been reeled in by the wonderful world of TikTok content, then you’ll know that it’s the ultimate place to discover new brands, popular skincare trends and even makeup tutorials! 

We’re going to talk you through TikTok trending products that went viral for a reason – find out why, here… 

Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Smoothie £10.95

After many months spent indoors and salons being shut, TikTok users turned to at-home hair & beauty treatments. This year, Shea Moisture has become popular on the app due to its natural ingredients and its ability to improve many users’ natural curls. Introducing the Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Smoothie, perfect for thick and curly hair, this sulfate-free formula is enriched with silk protein and neem oil to enhance your curly locks and reduce frizz too, so why not give this organic shampoo a try today!

Garnier Summer Body Dark Gradual Tan Moisturiser £8.50

Garnier has long been a popular go to brand for all things skincare and beauty, and although this product is anything new, it’s definitely taken off on TikTok. Beauty fanatics like to use it as an affordable way of getting a gorgeous glow or using on top of your normal tan to make it last longer. Summer Body Gradual Tanning Moisturising Lotion helps build a radiant, sun-kissed looking tan all year round, it’s suitable for dry skin and intensely hydrates all day long leaving your skin feeling soft and supple with a gradual glowing tan. Enriched with apricot oil and suitable for  vegans, you won’t want to miss out! 

L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24hr Freshwear Foundation £9.99

L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24hr Freshwear Foundation has been praised by many on the app for it’s long lasting formula that leaves your skin looking amazing all day long. Available in 26 shades, this product has a weightless feel, it’s transfer-proof, party-proof and waterproof! What more could you want? Just apply with a brush or blending sponge of your choice and voila!

gruum SPF50 Face Sunscreen 50ml £5.50

Whilst there’s many people out there who swear by their daily facial SPF, there’s many that don’t too. TikTok has been filled with skincare experts urging users to make sure that they’re applying a lightweight SPF everyday. Even if you’re living in a country that doesn’t necessarily beam with sun every single day, experts warn that light can provide harmful rays too, so if you’re wanting to keep your skin looking young for longer, then try out gruum’s Face Sunscreen, this SPF 50 sunscreen is easily absorbed, ensuring a non-sticky feel with no residue left behind. Vegan, fragrance free and paraben free, I think we’ve found your new favourite SPF!

Vaseline Prime & Shine Scarlett 2-in-1 Lip Balm £3.95

Vaseline has always been a hugely popular brand with all ages, whether you’re using it for brushing up your brows or simply just for lip balm, this petroleum jelly covers all your moisturising needs. Recently this Prime & Shine 2-1 Lip Balm has been trending for it’s brand new take on lip gloss. This product begins with priming your lips with jelly balm and finishing with an application of the coloured gloss, essentially your lips with pop whilst staying hydrated all at the same time!

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How Rice Water Can Transform Your Hair

How Rice Water Can Transform Your Hair

Utilising your kitchen ingredients and using them as hair treatments is nothing new, with things like coconut oil, avocados and eggs all notorious for their incredible benefits, There’s a brand new cupboard ingredient you could be using right now! Rice water. You might be wondering how to do a rice water rinse on your hair and whether the results really live up to the claims so read on to find out more…

Rice water has been used for centuries as an alternative hair treatment, this is due to its unique properties which are rich in amino acids, B vitamins and antioxidants. Although this new hack can be seen all over social media, historical research shows that women in Japan have dosed their hair with rice water for many years. Rice water was used to keep their hair healthy, shiny and strong!

If you’re still not sure on why you should try this trend out then here is a list of the incredible benefits:

  • It can help to improve hair growth 

If you’re tired of commercial hair growth products and you’re looking for something more natural then the rice water treatment is a great alternative to regenerate hair and stimulate hair growth. 

  • It can reduce split ends

I think we can all agree that getting split ends is up there with one of the most frustrating hair mishaps. Rice water is rich in proteins that can help repair your damaged hair and decrease the look of frazzled ends.

  • It prevents hair from getting damaged

Rice water features a carbohydrate called inositol that improves your hair’s elasticity and reduces surface friction, this is perfect for preventing breakage.

  • It’s a substitute for conditioner 

Most of us love applying a good conditioner for silky and smoother hair. Rice water is a super eco-friendly substitute to your regular conditioner. It’s high in vitamin blend is great for your hair’s texture and volume.

  • It boosts shine!

Discover your new journey to shiny hair and have the luscious locks you’ve always wanted with this ultimate rice water hack.

How To Use Rice Water For Your Hair: 

  1. Firstly you’ll need a cup of water and a cup of rice. Begin by washing and cleansing the rice with tap water to remove any impurities. This ensures that dirt and debris are removed, if it helps, use a strainer to wash the rice.
  1. Next, drain the rice and put it into a bowl, add water and mix them together. Continue mixing until the water becomes cloudy.
  1. After 30 minutes, strain the rice and keep the water in a covered plastic container. Let the water sit for over 12 – 24 hours to ensure the vitamins and minerals drain out.
  1. After shampooing, apply the rice water as a conditioner, massaging it gently all over your scalp. If you want to see the best results then leave it on for 20 minutes on your hair.
  1. Finally, rinse your hair thoroughly with clean water afterwards and enjoy your fresh, shiny locks! 

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