June 23rd, 2017

Chroming Tutorial: The Hot New Highlighting Trend for Summer

If you try one new beauty trend this summer, this is the one to try! Our Beauty Advisor Samantha shows us how to rock the monochromatic highlighting trend coined as “chroming”. It’ll give your eyes, cheeks and lips a luminous glow, all using Youngblood’s gorgeous Luminous Crème Blush in Champagne Life!

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June 9th, 2017

Get the Microblading Brow Look: Polished, Feathered Eyebrow Tutorial

It’s official: full, natural-looking feathered brows are in! Eyebrow microblading has become a big trend for achieving feathery brows, but if the tattoo-like procedure seems a bit too pricey (or permanent) for your liking, then watch this tutorial to see how you can get the look at home with affordable brow products from Kiss Pro.

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May 31st, 2017

Makeup Tips Every Spring Allergy Sufferer Needs to Know

Spring can be a frustrating time for seasonal allergy sufferers: watery eyes make your mascara run, your nose is constantly red from blowing your nose, and your skin feels irritated and puffy. While allergy medications can help to ease symptoms, there are also some easy ways to adjust your beauty routine during allergy season that will help to combat those tell-tale signs. Our Beauty Advisors recommend compiling your very own allergy survival kit with these beauty essentials, so you’re prepared when symptoms arise.

 

Skincare for Sensitive Skin

Before applying anything else to your face, start with skincare that will help to calm your irritated skin. Bioderma has a whole line of products for sensitive and redness-prone skin called Sensibio. Apply their Sensibio AR Anti-Redness Care cream to a clean face before makeup application to soothe the skin and prevent and reduce the intensity of blotchy redness. When taking off makeup at the end of the night, make sure to use their Sensibio H20 Micelle Solution, which is also formulated for sensitive skin.

 

De-Puffing Eye Cream

The all-natural instantly cooling formula of Youngblood’s Eye Impact Quick Recovery Eye Cream will be your new best friend, if puffy eyes are a side-effect of your seasonal allergies. Apply first thing in the morning, last thing at night or at any time during the day for an extra bit of soothing and de-puffing.

 

 

 

Waterproof Mascara

An ill-timed sneeze or watery eyes can cause mascara to smudge and run. If you don’t usually use a waterproof mascara, it’s time to switch! A waterproof formula like Almay’s One Coat Multi-Benefit Mascara in Waterproof Black will stay put all day, even if your allergy symptoms persist. Almay’s products are also gently formulated with pure, hypo allergenic ingredients and are ophthalmologist tested, so your eyes will be irritation-free.

 

Kohl Waterproof Eyeliner

It can be hard to avoid rubbing your eyes when they’re itchy and watery, and it can end up making your eyeliner look more like ‘raccoon eyes’. To stop the smudging, a waterproof eyeliner is a must. An even better option is a kohl eyeliner, like Annabelle’s Stay Sharp Waterproof Kohl Eyeliner. The kohl formula is ophthalmologist tested and safe for use in the waterline, plus is smudgeproof for up to 12 hours.

 

Colour Corrector

Sneezing and using tissues constantly can leave your nose raw and red. Before applying any concealer or foundation, use the green shade from NYX Cosmetics’ Colour Correcting Palette to target areas of redness on the face: it will effectively neutralize the red colour. If the redness has spread further than just your nose, consider switching from a clear primer to this Green Colour Correcting Liquid Primer from NYX, and apply all over the face.

 

Lip Repair

A stuffed up nose can cause you to breathe more through your mouth, which in turn can make your lips very dry and chapped. Keep a tube of RoC’s Enydrial Repairing Lip Care Balm on-hand to help protect and moisturize throughout the day. The balm is also formulated to minimise the risk of allergies, so your already sensitive lips won’t become further irritated.

 

 

Refreshing Mist

Instead of slathering on moisturizer throughout the day, use a refreshing mist like Youngblood’s Minerals in the Mist in Relax to soothe allergy flare-ups. The calming blend of lavender and vanilla infused with mineral nutrients and vitamins will refresh, protect and hydrate the skin for a healthy, radiant complexion.

 

 



May 26th, 2017

Sunscreen Tips & the Best Self-Tanners for a Healthy Glow

Get that gorgeous golden glow, without damaging your skin! Our Beauty Advisor Amanda will introduce you to her favourite self-tanning products to help you achieve a natural-looking tan safely. Plus, she’ll share her top tips for choosing the right sunscreen and applying it properly, so your skin will be protected against the harmful rays of the summer sun.

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May 12th, 2017

Wedding Makeup Tutorial for Bride, Bridesmaid or Wedding Guest

Wedding season is almost here! Today, our Beauty Expert Simer will walk you through a gorgeous wedding makeup tutorial, using affordable, high performance products from Kiss Pro. Whether you’re a bride, bridesmaid or wedding guest, this pretty and neutral-toned look will pair perfectly with virtually any wedding outfit, and will stay put from the vows until the very last dance.

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May 6th, 2017

Enter for your Chance to Win our Mother’s Day Giveaway!

Want to host an at-home spa day for your mom this Mother’s Day?

Enter for your chance to win Garnier products inspired by cutting-edge skincare trending from Asia—2 Garnier SkinActive Moisture Bomb Masks PLUS 2 SkinActive Moisture Bomb Antioxidant Super Moisturizers! Valued at just under $50.

Enter by finding the above post on our Instagram feed and:

      1. Tagging a friend in the comment section
      2. Following @LDBeauty_

10 winners will be chosen at random to receive prizes above, announced on May 10, 2017, via Instagram stories and will receive a DM from us. Contest closes May 9. See rules and regulations here.



April 28th, 2017

Easy & Affordable Prom Makeup Tutorial

Celebrating prom this year? Glam yourself up for the milestone occasion with this gorgeous and affordable makeup look, using our favourite products from Makeup Revolution and NYX Cosmetics! Follow along with Beauty Advisor Amanda’s step-by-step tutorial to master this pretty rose gold prom makeup at home.

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