The 7 Best Mascaras For Long, Luscious Lashes

The 7 Best Mascaras For Long, Luscious Lashes

How do you find the right mascara? With so many products and so many launches, it’s hard to find the perfect mascara for you! From long-lasting mascaras to waterproof ones too, the choice is endless, so why not give our guide a go? Read on to find the 7 best mascaras for long, luscious lashes…

L’Oreal Paris Telescopic Mascara £8.99

It’s time to transform your lashes with L’Oreal Paris’s Telescopic Mascara  This black high-precision mascara gives you intense, longer looking lashes in a flash of a stroke! Discover your 60% longer looking lashes today with this high-precision flexible multi-comb that helps to give a precise application. If you’re shopping for beauty on a budget then grab this fab new mascara today at the small price of £8.99!

Rimmel Scandaleyes Wow Mascara £6.89

Rimmel’s Scandaleyes Wow Mascara instantly amplifies lash length while preventing clumping, flaking and smudging. Why not leave your lashes looking full and voluptuous with this dramatic Wow Mascara? This buildable formula provides flawless coverage from root to tip and stays put without smudges for an extended period of time! 

Lily Lolo Big Lash Mascara £11.95

Experience your fullest, longest, biggest lashes yet with Lily Lolo’s Big Lash Mascara. Transform your makeup look with this black tinted formula that provides the longest, fullest lashes you’ve ever seen! Priced at £11.95, this beauty bargain is one not to be missed!

Max Factor False Lash Effect Waterproof Mascara £9.99

Max Factor False Lash Effect Waterproof Mascara is your best way to achieve long and full lashes without the hassle of wearing false ones. Formula Max Factor’s special brush with 50% more bristles perfectly separates the lashes. It enables their patented Liquid Lash formula to give long-lasting volume by coating every single lash from root to tip. It even doubles the lash size appearance so that you can get the effect of false lashes for a glamorous look! 

Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara £7.50 

Discover Maybelline’s Total Temptation Mascara, featuring a creamy whipped formula that ensures your lashes feel soft and conditioned, this makeup must-have is not to be missed! Perfect for super sensitive eyes, this mascara will see you through the season for every one of your magical makeup looks…

LORD & BERRY Eyes Prodigious Black Mascara £11.95 

Lord & Berry Prodigious is a high impact mascara that curls and adds volume to your eyelashes. This revolutionary formula glides on thanks to the curved brush which delivers an exceptional curling power and styles lashes from root to tip providing a bold false lash look. Shop with us today at Fragrance Direct and discover your new lash look now!

The Organic Pharmacy Volumising Mascara £21.95 

Mmm… A silky formula infused with Blue Cornflower and Hyaluronic Acid that delivers ultimate long lashes with intense colour and a long-lasting performance. From morning until night, your lashes will stay luscious and long no matter what your makeup looks like! Give The Organic Pharmacy’s Volumising Mascara a go today!  

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Here’s What We’re Loving From Rimmel Right Now

Here’s What We’re Loving From Rimmel Right Now

Long-lasting foundations, bold lipsticks and must-have mascara’s, who doesn’t love Rimmel? 

Express your truest self with Rimmel London. Whether your vibe is glam and smokey or sheer and natural, Rimmel’s collection of face, lip and eye makeup has every look covered, so read on to find our top picks from Rimmel right now!

Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour Raw Embrace £1.99

Who doesn’t love a high-intensity lip colour that sweeps over your lips and offers a luxurious velvety matte finish? Creamy and bold, this lightweight lipstick delivers full coverage in one single stroke! If you’re after something kiss-proof, touch-proof and waterproof then this long-lasting lipstick will do just that. Raw Embrace, a personal fave here at FD, is the perfect ruby red to make your lips pop too!

Rimmel Lasting Radiance Foundation  £3.95

It’s time to ace your base with the Rimmel Lasting Radiance Foundation. This lightweight, anti-pollution liquid foundation instantly illuminates the skin with a medium coverage on the skin. Banish your pores and allow your inner glow to shine through with this must-have formula! Priced at £3.95, this bargain beauty is the perfect pick-me-up when you’re feeling low.

Rimmel Kate Palette Highlighter £3.50

Showcase your radiant complexion with this must-have Highlighting Palette by Rimmel! This clever combo features three powder shades – a highlighter, shading powder and blush. Developed using a luxurious formula, this highlighter seamlessly blends with your natural skin tone to create a contoured look. Use this product when you’re on the go and need a quick beauty touch up throughout the day!

Rimmel Insta Conceal & Contour Palette £2.50

Available in three different creamy shades, Rimmel’s Insta Conceal & Contour Palette is the ultimate kit that camouflages different tones and discolorations on your face, allowing you to sculpt and define cheekbones. Create a naturally flawless base that lasts no matter what time of day it is with this delightful duo priced at an incredible £2.50!

Rimmel Wonder’ Swipe Liner & Shadow £2.75

Coloured liner is so on trend right now and Rimmel’s Wonder’ Swipe Liner & Shadow can help you achieve the ultimate dramatic eye look! Its breakthrough 2-in-2 formula will take your eye look to the next level, transforming your bold metallic liner into a sparkle shadow with the stroke of a finger. This multi-tasking wonder allows you to create show-stopping looks that last up to 10 hours! Sounds like a bit of you? Shop today at Fragrance Direct.

Rimmel Insta Fix & Go 2 in 1 Primer & Setting Spray £5.99

Who doesn’t love a 2 in 1 product? We know we sure do! Create the perfect primer base that allows your makeup to lock into place, ready for the day ahead. This quick-drying formula doesn’t feel dry or tight so no need to panic! Top tip: If your makeup is looking a little dry and flakey then have a spritz of this setting spray to refresh your base and create a natural glow…

Rimmel Hide The Blemish £3.99

Sometimes we all need a little help from the cover up department, whether you’ve woken up with an almighty spot or you’re suffering from a case of discoloration then Rimmel’s Hide The Blemish will do just the job! This creamy concealer stick blends easily to camouflage dark circles and blemishes, leaving you with flawless skin. With excellent staying power, you can count on at least 5 hours of coverage!

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What Is Skinimalism And How Do I Achieve It?

What Is Skinimalism And How Do I Achieve It?

Set to be the next new major trend this year, Skinimalism is on our lists of one to watch in 2021. But what is Skinimalism you might ask? Skinamlism is the perfect combination of makeup and skincare that leaves your skin feeling fresh and looking gorgeously glowing throughout the day. So, if you’re not really a huge fan of the high coverage look, then this might be one for you!

This natural new trend strives to showcase every bit of beauty your complexion has to offer, including texture, pores, blemishes and discolouration. Essentially we want to move away from those unrealistic beauty standards and look forward to a new movement of minimal makeup, and with the post Covid life we’re living, there’s no time like now to get on board. 

If this sounds like something for you then read on to discover our top tips –

Strip back your skincare

After years of those long and tedious skincare routines, it’s finally time to strip back your routine and use as little products as possible. It’s so important to be kind to your skin and skincare shouldn’t be complicated. For cleansing, use the Lancôme Eau Micellaire Confort Hydrating Micelar Water morning and night, you may think you should only be cleansing for removal of makeup, but we recommend that you cleanse with or without products on your face. 

After cleansing, be sure to use a Vitamin C cream, right now we’re currently obsessing over the Ren Clean Skincare Glow Daily Vitamin C Gel Cream. Not only is this cream bursting with Vitamin C, the light gel formula activates instantly on the skin too! So give this one a go to radiate that effortless glow.

Finally finish off your new routine with an SPF. Using sun protection is essential for brightening dull skin. Sun or no sun, it’s still an important ingredient to use to protect your complexion from those harmful rays. This Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Intensive Daily Moisturiser has an SPF of 15  which is perfect for a light and protective feel. 

Go light on your skin

It’s so important to be light on your skin with your makeup products. Ideally you should be able to see your skin texture through the makeup, so using a lower coverage product is a must for Skinamlism. 

This BareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Moisturiser is easy to use and looks great on the skin too. Combining a moisturiser, foundation and SPF in one is a dreamy combination for great skin. So, give your skin a breather and try out this new addition to FD and don’t worry, you can thank us later!

If you love having a little colour on your lip then Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Oil is perfect! With a selection of 4 different shades you can change up your look from day to night all whilst hopping on the Skinamilism trend too. This ultra-moisutrising formula glides effortlessly to soften, condition and deliver a subtle glossy finish. Infused with nourishing coconut and meadowfoam seed oils, the click and twist pen features a soft brush applicator and leaves lips feeling comfortable and kissable with a hint of non-sticky colour!

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New Years Eve Makeup Inspo To Make You Sparkle

New Years Eve Makeup Inspo To Make You Sparkle

Party season is looking a little different this year – your dazzling dress has taken a backseat and you’ve swapped out your high heels for silky-soft slippers. But with more free time than ever, there’s no better way to experiment with your makeup than now! 

We’ve gathered the most impressive looks we could find, just for you. So read on to recreate and earn all the compliments during your virtual New Years Eve party this year!

Go Bold Or Go Home

You might be under the impression that you can’t rock a bright and bold eye at the same time as a bold lip, but you’re wrong. Take it from Rihanna, nothing says NYE glam more than a sparkling OTT eye and a bright red lip. We recommend picking out colours that compliment each other and pack on the shadow using a fluffy blending brush. If you’re looking for the perfect palette then use La Roc’s Artistry Book Palette which includes every single shade you could ever need!  

Bushy Brows

Our feeds are flooded with them and they’re so on trend right now, I think it’s safe to say we’re all a fan of those big and bold bushy brows, but some of us just weren’t blessed by the brow gods and they need a little extra help. That’s why the Maybelline Tattoo Brow Pomade Pot should be first on your list for those beautifully bold brows. Use this product first to fill in the gaps where the hair isn’t so thick. After that, use the Maybelline Brow Drama Sculpting Brow Mascara, this foolproof formula coats brows in rich colour, helping you achieve a sleek and structured look.

Gloss And Repeat

The 90s are officially back and glossy lips are in full force. Say goodbye to matte lipstick and hello to lip gloss! Here at FD we’re obsessing over Sosu’s Lip Gloss that comes in seven different shades, so if you’re feeling fun, you could even switch up your colours throughout the night. If you’re looking for more of a defined lip, then line your lips with a nude liner of your choice!

Colourful Liner

Colourful and outrageous eye liners having been trending all year now, so what better way to try it out than New Years Eve! This look by dmv.makeupartistry on Instagram pairs a neon green eyeliner with a toned down, natural look to really make the eyes stand out. If you’re someone that struggles with liner then position a piece of tape by your eye as a stencil, then carefully place the product along the tape, this trick will help you nail your look every single time! Rimmels Wonderswipe Liner in the shade My Bae is perfect for this look!

Warm Golds

There really is no better time to rock all things gold than NYE. Here Gigi Hadid teams a sleek black liner with a glowing blend of warm golden tones. Pair your lids with a shimmering highlighter to really make your skin pop. Here at FD we’re obsessed with Maybelline x Gigi Hadid’s West Coast Strobing Liquid, finish your look off by adding a small amount to your cheekbones and nose.

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5 Netflix & Beauty Combos To Indulge In This Winter

5 Netflix & Beauty Combos To Indulge In This Winter

Winter time calls for winter watching! And, what’s better than scrolling through Netflix to find your new favourite show? Pairing it with a gorgeous beauty product or two so you can get in a little bit of TLC for yourself too. From crime dramas to musical goodness, face masks to luscious lipsticks, the ultimate combo lies below. Carry on reading to find yours!

The Royal Watch

Show: The Crown

Beauty Pairing: For her: Alya Skin Pink Clay Mask & For him: L’Oreal Men Expert Pure Charcoal Face Mask

If you’re looking for a show perfect for a family watch, you won’t want to miss this one. This binge-worthy Netflix-original drama chronicles the life of Queen Elizabeth II from the 1940’s to modern times. If you’re thinking, “I’m not too interested in the Royal Family”, trust us, you will be after just a few scandalous episodes revealing the ins and outs of their extravagant lives. What to pair this one with? His and hers face masks. For her, the beautiful Alya Skin Australian Clay detoxifying and brightening face mask and for him, the ultra cool black tissue L’Oreal mask enriched with charcoal and hydrating glycerin to moisturise and mattify.

The Concert-Lover Watch

Show: excuse me, i love you

Beauty Pairing: Baylis & Harding Sweet Mandarin & Grapefruit Bath Fizzers

Calling all Ariana Grande fans, it’s her brand-new concert film that follows her on-stage and behind the scenes during the Sweetener World Tour in 2019. Released on December 21st, this stunning show is a must-watch if you enjoy a good singalong. So, pop the candles on, hop in the bath, rest your laptop somewhere in view and grab one of these gorgeous bath fizzers smelling as sweet as the music and escape into the bubbles.

The True Crime Watch

Show: Night Stalker: The Hunt For A Serial Killer

Beauty Pairing: Lancôme Genifique Youth Activating Night Cream

So, you’re a fan of a fascinating true crime drama? You don’t need to look any further for Netflix inspiration when you’ve got this series (released January 13th). This limited docu-series tells the spellbinding true story of how one of the most notorious series killers in American history was hunted down and brought to justice. If you love sinking your teeth into a gritty show like this when you’re making your way up to bed, grab your laptop, grab your evening skincare and start applying while the plot thickens.

The Gripping Watch

Show: Tiny Pretty Things

Beauty Pairing: L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Matte Lipstick

Think: Elite ballet school meets Gossip Girl with a twist of Pretty Little Liars. With a beloved element of fictional crime, this teen series follows elite ballerina, Neveah Stroyer, as she navigates the cutthroat competition at the Archer School of Ballet in Chicago. It’s been noted that it features some pretty raunchy scenes but that’s all part of the show! No matter what your plans are over the winter whether you’re able to go out for a meal or you’re just getting glam for a pick me up, a signature lipstick is always a must-have. From reds to nudes, the L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Matte Lipstick will quickly become your new staple.

The Funny Musical Watch

Show: Prom

Beauty Pairing: FD Beauty Nailed It Beauty Box

Starring legends Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, James Corden and more, down-on-their-luck Broadway stars shake up a small Indiana town as they rally behind a teen who wants to go to the prom with her girlfriend. It’s the perfect uplifting watch for the winter, to get all cosy and hyped up watching while it’s not looking too bright outside. Paired with a gorgeous beauty box to dig into, why not give yourself a full manicure while you watch the film unravel? Featuring incredible brands Sally Hansen and Scottish Fine Soaps, you can give your nails the TLC they deserve!

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A Christmas Makeup Routine To Last All Day

A Christmas Makeup Routine To Last All Day

Christmas day might be the time of lounging for some, but for others, it’s a time to get their ultimate festive glam on, but with so many festivities happening throughout the day, it’s hard to get your makeup to stay! So, as a little Christmas treat from us, we’ve created the ultimate long-lasting makeup look to see you through your magical day. 

1. Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation £7.69

Christmas day is jam packed with all of your favourite festivities, that’s why you need a foundation that will lock in that glowing and radiant look, all day long! We recommend Rimmel’s Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation. With a shade selection for all and at a bargain price too, it’s a must-have this season!

Top Tip: To achieve a flawless complexion, apply a small amount to your face with our FD blending sponge.

2. LORD & BERRY Face Bronzer £15.75

Use an illuminating bronzer to give your skin that warm, Christmas glow. Lord & Berry’s face bronzer has a silky smooth formula that glides softly onto the skin, leaving a matte finish that won’t budge from AM to PM!

Top Tip: Apply the bronzer using the Real Techniques Custom Contour Brush to sleigh the perfect snatched contoured look.

3. Lily Lolo Eye Primer £8.50

Open fires, cooking in the kitchen and a little bit of Christmas chaos, it’s safe to say that your festive eye makeup may just smudge throughout the day, but don’t fear, the Lily Lolo Eye Primer is here! This natural and creamy eye primer helps conceal and correct discolouration and dark areas around the eyes, all whilst providing the perfect, lasting base for your eyeshadow.

Top Tip: Pop a small amount onto your eyelid before applying your eyeshadow. 

4. LaRoc PRO Circus Eye Palette £25.99

Did somebody say GLITTER? What better way to jazz up your festive look than to add a bit of glitz and glam to your lids. Here at Fragrance Direct, we love a gorgeous, gold eyeshadow but if you’re feeling more of a bold and bright colour scheme this Christmas then the LaRoc PRO Circus Eye Palette is the one for you. Featuring 35 wanderlust eyeshadows, this show stopping palette has you covered!

Top Tip: The LaRoc palette isn’t just for eyes… Make use of the two highlighters to give your skin the ultimate pop too!

5. Max Factor False Lash Effect Waterproof Mascara £9.99

Who doesn’t love long, dramatic lashes? We know we do! Max Factor’s False Lash Effect Waterproof Mascara is the perfect way to achieve a dramatic effect that lasts all day long. With 50% more bristles, the formula ensures that your lashes are perfectly separated and  coated from root to tip too!

Top Tip: Be sure to apply to your top and bottom lashes for a brighter and bolder look. 

6. SOSU by SJ So Kiss Me Lipstick & Liner Set £9.50 

As much as we cherish our neutral shades of lipstick for everyday wear, there really is  nothing quite like a festive red lip to fully get yourself into the warm, wintery season. To complete your finished look, try out SOSU by SJ’s So Kiss Me Lipstick & Liner Set. Whilst we love a bold red, this delightful duo comes in eight different shades to suit everyone’s preference!

Top Tip: Make sure you don’t forget the liner, it helps to add shape and dimension.

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