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WINTER BEAUTY TIPS

Sunday, November 11th, 2018

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A Japanese proverb states that one kind word can warm three winter months. What can also make the cold winter months better is a great skincare routine and your beauty must haves! Our friends at beautypress.com share some winter recommendations

SUN PROTECTION  Stick to your sunscreen. It may be colder, but experts advise that we keep on applying a sunscreen cream on our face even after August. The UV light, however weaker during winter, can still have aging effect.

LIGHTEN UP ON EXFOLIATION  Yes. exfoliating is great to get rid of all the dead skin cells, but be careful if you do it during winter as your skin is more likely to be sensitive due to the cold weather.  An over-solicitous exfoliation can lead to scarring.  Break out the hydrocortisone cream when soothing chapped, scaly skin and the topical antibiotics should the skin break.

COFFEE OR WATER?  Limit your intake of coffee and alcoholic beverages during the winter months. Days become shorter and the sun is not out as long, so you will inevitably feel sleepier. Instead of caffeine, top up with water to feel more energized during your mid-day dip at work. (more…)

FASHION’S FALL MAKEUP TRENDS

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

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Ditch the fake spray tan and glittery face bronzers because summer is  over, but the fall makeup trends have a plethora of products to offer. Number one rule, of course, is glowing, natural skin!  Here beautypress has compiled the top must-haves for the fall season this year, plus a bonus beauty trend!

NATURAL BROWS — Must have: a brow pencil or kit  Naturally full brows are the single most important part of our makeup routine this autumn! Whether you have thick, groomed brows a-la Cara Delevigne or more like those of 60’s fashion icon Twiggy, there is no need to panic! Carefully apply a brow pencil with sharp but short strokes where hairs normally grow. Choose a color lighter than your natural hair color to correspond with the tint of the brows. The great thing is that you can substitute a brow pencil with an eyeliner self-sharpening pencil – the effect will be just as good, and the difference – totally unnoticeable!

If you have full brows already, all you need to do is tweeze the excess hairs around the brow and brush them in their natural direction. Finally, finish off with a colored or clear brow gel to get that glossy groomed eyebrow look, and keep them fixed for the whole day.  Val Garland, global makeup director of L’Oréal Paris, focused on a natural, “boyish” brow at Poiret’s Fall 2018 runway show.

But don’t forget the mascara!  At Givenchy’s Fall 2018 show, superstar makeup artist, Pat McGrath, used “layer upon layer upon layer of mascara,” adding, “It does a lot for the eyes.”

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REFRESHING YOUR FRAGRANCE FOR FALL!

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

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According to Coco Chanel, fragrance is “unseen, unforgettable, the ultimate accessory.” So how do we guarantee that we will remain unforgettable?  By refreshing our fragrance collection! From the classics to the new, his or hers to tailor-made, Undercover Agents are  sure to smell sensational with the variety coming to market. BeautyPress helps define fall’s fragrance fashions.

Sweet SCENT-sation

This season’s hits on the perfumery shelves are the sweet, delicious and flowery scents. There is nothing more refreshing than the smell of cocoa, vanilla, white blossoms and citrusy elixir. Fruity and nutty notes such as peach, almond, pears and passion fruit are also the go-to ingredients for the perfect scent. They are sweet, invigorating and pleasant to wear all year around, so they will definitely be a good investment in your fragrance cabinet.

Looking for a flower experience in a bottle? Get a fragrance with the smell of gardenia, lily, hyacinth and jasmine: all intense and harmonizing floral scents that can be mixed with essential oils to infuse blends with their unique aromatic profiles.

Stand out from the crowd by developing your own one-of-a-kind scent. This can be achieved by simply combining a few sprays of your two or three favourite perfumes. It will guarantee you’ll leave a memorable fragrance trail whereveryou go! (more…)