A twist on the ‘no-makeup’ makeup look this season is the gym skin trend. The look gives a natural flush to cheeks and a fresh dewy texture to the skin, similar to a post-workout glow. It’s the perfect minimal makeup routine for the upcoming summer months. Fashion and beauty blogger Brittany of Life Set Sail shows you how to achieve the look with some key application tips and products!
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1. Red Lips
What could be luckier than the perfect red lipstick? Found in beautiful, highly pigmented shades, our Beauty Advisors have hand-picked the best reds to complete your Lunar New Year look. An exciting new satin-finish red from Lise Watier, the Baiser Satin in Red Hot Kiss has the ultimate intense, rich finish that lipstick lovers dream of, and would make a beautiful statement for Lunar New Year.
If the on-trend matte lip is your finish of choice instead, NYX’s Soft Matte Lip Cream in Monte Carlo is a budget-friendly red that truly delivers. Of course, a classic silky smooth red is always a good choice, and Revlon’s Super Lustrous Lipstick in Love that Red boasts mega-moisturizers to keep your pout looking flawless.
Whether you’re planning on a hot date or a night out with your best friends, Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to have some fun with your makeup routine. This step-by-step tutorial will show you how to get doll-like lashes and a bold matte lip for a sweet yet sultry look. Our Beauty Advisor Amanda has handpicked the best products to use, with both budget-friendly and splurge-worthy options, so you can look gorgeous no matter what your budget is!
Today we celebrate one the most prized items in our make-up bag: lipstick! This colourful little tube comes in every colour imaginable, and makes for a true playground for any beauty buff. In honour of National Lipstick Day, our Beauty Advisors have picked their favourite lipstick shades of all time, from the perfect pink to the perfect nude.
NYX’s Soft Matte Lip Cream goes on silky smooth and sets to a matte finish. It’s surprisingly durable, and unlike some matte lipstick formulas, is also moisturizing. The shade Monte Carlo is a ravishing red that in this matte finish, creates a beautiful retro look. ($9.99 at LondonDrugs.com)
The Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain comes in a range of soft, pretty pinks that will give you the perfect flush of lip colour. This pampering balm is fused with a lightweight lipstain in an adorable chubby crayon that gives softer, smoother lips. ($10.99 at LondonDrugs.com)
Fran Wilson’s Moodmatcher Lip Colour is a truly “personalized” lipstick that actually changes colour according to your body chemistry! This super-long-lasting 12-hour formula won’t wear off, even when eating, drinking or kissing. Plus, it has the rich, natural moisturizing powers of Aloe Vera and Vitamin E. ($3.99 at LondonDrugs.com)
The amazing CARGO Matte Top Coat gives any lip colour a chic matte effect! Take your favourite glossy finish lipstick and mattify it to add a touch of sophistication to any makeup look. This top coat will expand your lipstick collection using only one product! ($24.00 at LondonDrugs.com)
Clarins’ Rouge Eclat Lipstick in Nude Rose is the perfect mauve/nude shade that will enhance your natural lip colour. The nutritious, creamy lipstick has anti-aging properties and luminous colour to restore smoothness and radiance to lips. ($28.00 at LondonDrugs.com)
This vegan-friendly Hydrating Lip Colour by Emani is cruelty-free, talc-free, paraben-free, gluten-friendly and organic-only! It hydrates lips and infuses them with cell-stimulating nutrition, so your lips will stay hydrated, plump and kissable. ($19.00 at LondonDrugs.com)
The Lise Watier Plumpissimo Le Gloss will give you the ultra-shiny pout of your dreams! The cutting-edge, paraben-free forumula instantly makes your lips look fuller, sexier, and ‘poutier’. Dehydrated Hyaluronic Filling Spheres penetrate small vertical lines and instantly expand upon contact with the natural water in your skin. The results? Fuller, plumper, shinier lips! ($23.00 at LondonDrugs.com)
The perfect long-wear lipstick is the holy grail of lipsticks! L’Oreal’s Infallible Two Step Lipstick provides saturated, vibrant colour: up to 24 hours of colour intensity. And don’t compromise long-wear for comfort; the conditioning balm keeps lips moisturized and replenished all day. ($13.99 at LondonDrugs.com)
Lancôme Rouge in Love’s Jolis Matins lipstick collection has the perfect selection of fresh, subtle, rosy hues. The high potency colour and 6 hour wear is so feather light that you’ll love how it feels on your lips! ($32.00 at LondonDrugs.com)
When it comes to picking the perfect vampy wine-coloured pout, Revlon’s Super Lustrous Lipsticks are the right place to start. Our Beauty Advisors’ favourite shade? Revlon’s Wine With Everything Frost. ($7.98 at LondonDrugs.com)
The newest trend in beauty right now is all about giving a boost to the products you already have. Product enhancers aim to add additional features to your favourite products – like making your favourite mascara waterproof, mattifying your choice lip stain and even instantly turning your most beloved body cream into a self-tanning cream.
London Drugs Beauty Advisors have picked the best product enhancers that will take your favourite products to the next level, just in time for summer.
This amazing clear lipstick top coat gives any lip colour a chic matte effect! Take your favourite glossy finish lipstick and mattify it to add a touch of sophistication to any makeup look. This top coat will expand your lipstick collection using only one product! ($24.00 at LondonDrugs.com)
Just add a few drops to your favourite moisturizer for a made-to-measure self -tan! Don’t sacrifice the moisturizing, anti-wrinkle and firming benefits of your daily skin care products; the Golden Glow Booster will give you the self-tanning effect in addition to the benefits of your favourite day and night creams. ($30.00 at LondonDrugs.com)
Turn any eyeshadow into a super long-lasting eyeliner with this liquid transformer. It’s a great way to avoid creasing eyeshadows, and will instantaneously multiply the range of eyeliners at your fingertips! Just dip your eyeliner brush into a drop of Metamorfix, and let slip on the eyeshadow. ($15.00 at LondonDrugs.com)
Waterproof mascara is a must if you’re going pool-side, but it can be tough to find a waterproof mascara that also has all the favourite qualities of your usual mascara. Marcelle’s Waterproofing Mascara works as a clear water-resistant top coat, while maintaining the look and feel of your regular mascara. ($9.99 at LondonDrugs.com)
Transform your neutral lippies with a swipe of NYX’s wicked V’Amped Up Lip Top Coat. Infused with shea butter and Vitamin E, this glossy pencil moisturizes while turning your light lip colours to deep, vampy shades. ($8.89 at LondonDrugs.com)
If you’ve ever wondered if there is a way to extend the life of your lipstick, the answer is yes there is! Beauty Youtuber Gerry of The Bunnie Hole shows us that with a little prep work, you can make your pout stay put for much longer than applying lipstick alone.
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