Posts Tagged ‘Beautypress’


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.”



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…)


Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

South Korean (SoKo) skincare and beauty have been all the rage the past few years and just like the K-pop music phenomenon, it shows no sign of decline. Here BeautyPress lays out some of the trends inspired by the truly innovative skincare fad coming all the way from South Korea.

ANTI-POLLUTION SUPERHEROES  Products geared towards combating pollution have been HUGE in 2018! Koreans know that protecting the skin’s outer barrier is key to having beautiful, blemish- free skin and we’ve been seeing entire skincare ranges packed with powerful ingredients that promise to sooth and repair skin damaged by airborne pollutants, free radicals and other environmental nasties.  These complete product ranges from many of our fave cult SoKo brands offer everything from cleansers and toners to barrier creams, recovery gels, toning mists and more.

Look for: specially formulated anti-pollution complexes and pH-neutral products that will not compromise your skin’s natural protective barrier.

NEXT GEN MASKS   Masks have always been a cornerstone of South Korean skincare with an ever- evolving range of sheet masks as well as fancy bubbling oxygen masks, black peel off and moisturizing masks being marketed every day.  In 2018 the face mask craze continues as strongly as ever, and we see that brands offer many variations of ingredients and types of mask application which can be tailored to every customer’s liking.

Look for: innovative new formulations for every skin type; add-on ampoules containing just one star ingredient to address your individual skincare needs.

ON THE GO SKINCARE  We carry our makeup around for quick touch-ups throughout the day – why not our skincare? That’s the thinking behind the latest trend we’ve seen coming out of SoKo with many of our favorite skincare brands rolling out downsized versions of their star products.  These products are packed full of anti-oxidants and all-natural ingredients specially selected for their ability to counter free radicals, pollution and other environmental stressors our skin faces on a daily basis. The result: “cloudless skin” – a Korean term for skin as bright and blemish-less as a clear summer sky!  Simply throw them into your handbag or stash them in your desk drawer a quick post-lunch revival.

Look for: anti-pollution barrier mists, toning sticks and other products in sizes that will pass through airport security with no problem at all!