The Beauty Download
##Gotta-have flawless supermodel skin
It’s the look we’re all clamouring for. We’re talking fresh-faced, nude no-make-up make-up that beams with lit-from-within glow of course. Did someone say #skingoals? No need to go completely product free though, after all, we all benefit from a little helping hand from time to time. First off, make sure you’re perfectly prepped with well-moisturised, fresh skin. Then reach for a light, low-coverage liquid foundation formula that is jam-packed with complexion-perfecting pigments and active ingredients. See, easy!Featured products:Carousel previous buttonCarousel next button
##Have you tried negative space eyeliner yet?
One of the biggest beauty trends to hit the catwalks of the past few seasons, this bold new look takes liner up to the eyelid. It’s chic, original, great for making your eyes pop and is deceptively simple to recreate. Here’s how.
1) Steady your elbow on the table for more control and start with a stroke of eyeliner in the crease of the eyelid, working outwards.
2) Draw a second line out from the outer corner of the eye to join the first, using a cotton bud to correct any mistakes.
3) Finish with a sweep of volume-boosting mascara.Featured products:Carousel previous buttonCarousel next button
Forget everything you ever thought about blush. This season, the trend tide is turning and shades are shifting. Just look to the Spring-Summer 2017 catwalks and instead of dusting blush low on the cheeks, wear it high on the temples close to the corners of the eyes. As for technique, swipe up the cheekbone to the temple and go for a slightly over-the-top shade in a fresh and bright statement-making colour. Fearless, lively, playful and energetic, what could be better for spring?
##SOS! Save Our Skin
From product residue to pollution, every new day brings with it a fresh delivery of grime. If not washed away at night, skin can be left looking dull and struggling to bounce back. To confront it head on, time to adopt a new Asian-born evening protocol with this incredible two-step cleansing routine:
First step: Reach for a water-free formula. Whether you go for oil, cleansing milk or a cream, simply massage it in to swoop up greasy impurities. Next rinse away with water or wipe clean with cotton wool. Then, use a foaming cleanser and water to clean the face and flush away any remaining grime. Finish up with a little lotion and your skin will be left clean and dirt-free.Featured products:Carousel previous buttonCarousel next button
##Slimming make-up techniques
If you’re finding your cheeks a little plump, your jawline not as defined as you’d like or your nose a little too prominent, make-up is your friend! Forget more drastic measures, get out your make-up brushes and let optical illusion help you out. To bring slimming depth to the cheeks, take a large brush and dust a non-iridescent earthy toned bronzer into the hollows. Then swipe a long brushstroke along each jaw before taking a small eye make-up brush and applying down either side of the nose, not quite reaching the entire length.
##Pump it up with aloe vera!
Nature addicts swear only by this gel bursting with benefits. Ayurvedic medicine was already using the superpowers of this plant that looks deceptively like a cactus 5,000 years ago. In the Ancient Egyptian era, Cleopatra is said to have used it in her beauty routine. What makes it so successful? To withstand the most arid climates, it traps an incredible amount of water, along with sugars, vitamins and minerals, at its core. This composition gives pure aloe vera gel unparalleled moisturising properties for the skin, as well as soothing, repairing and healing benefits. It works wonders on sunburn or burns, for example. That's a lot for just one plant. But its virtues don't stop there! Taken internally, it improves digestion and combats fatigue. What more could you ask for?
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##The ‘Miracle Morning’, something to adopt or just a passing trend?
Does the future really belong to those who wake up with the sun? This is apparently what many fans of the bestselling book The Miracle Morning by American author Had Elrod follow to a tee from waking up at 5:30 AM, to how they exercise, meditate, read and create gratitude lists daily. And don’t forget “dedicating some time to the person you wish to become”. So how does one become a morning person? To start, try rising at dawn and motivating yourself for the day with beneficial, energising essences.
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##Have You Tried Multi-Masking?
Created in Korea, this trend involves applying several masks at the same time in different zones of the face to target the needs of each area. A way to personalize your beauty routine, multi-masking addresses our skin’s range of requirements since not every area has the same needs. For example, use a purifying mask on your t-zone, one for anti-aging on your cheeks and neck, and a soothing, fresh mask around the contour of the eyes. With this approach to masks, the possibilities are endless…
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##Sparkling water: the new beauty solution for dull complexions?
With too much pollution and not enough rest or sun, is your complexion turning grey? We're here to tell you about sparkling water, a Korean tradition (that originated, however, in Japan) that helps to cleanse the skin's pores. It is thought to be beneficial due to its presence in masks and make-up removers. At home, there's a homemade radiance-reviving recipe to test: plunge your face into a bowl of tap water mixed with sparkling water (half and half) for about thirty seconds to a minute. And as the bubble effect is known to tone and firm the skin, the magic gets to work!
##Au Revoir, Contour!
Out with Kardashian contouring, and in with “strobing.” Strobing defines the face in a more natural way, using only highlighters like illuminators and lightweight foundation to deliver a fresh-faced glow. Achieve beautiful, luminous definition by highlighting the upper forehead, cheekbones, nose, and cupid's bow (the indent at the center of your top lip), then dusting with powder to blend and set the look.
Beauty Bonus: Favored by celebrity makeup artists, Instant Light Radiance Boosting Complexion Base is an even, all-natural way to get glowing.
Get a beautiful and radiant complexion all year round!