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You glow girl!


This year ‘luminous’ is the hottest buzzword in the beauty world and we’re all about getting our glow on. Check out four ways to get your glow on.

  1. Healthy, luminous skin is more than just, well, skin deep. You’ve heard it before and it cannot be over-emphasised – water is your skin’s best friend… but plastic is not, so ditch the traditional water bottle and opt for glass or BPA-free plastic, at the very least.
  2. Maintaining a good skincare regime is key to fresh, glowing skin. Skincare experts recommend double cleansing before bed to ensure all makeup and dirt is removed. Don’t forget to tone, moisturise (AM and PM) and exfoliate too! Exfoliating two to three times per week helps to get rid of blackheads, dead skin cells and other skin impurities.
  3. Investing in a quality retinol serum will help banish breakouts, reduce wrinkles, stimulate collagen and promote cellular turnover – all the tricks in the book to get the glow of your dreams! Just remember to apply sunscreen daily (though you should do anyway) as retinoids increase your skin’s sensitivity to sunlight.
  4. Ahh, the trusty makeup product invented solely for glowing skin – highlighter! Liquid highlighters are picking up the pace in 2020 and it’s no longer just about the cheekbones… now highlighting begins with the base. Radiance drops and tinted moisturisers with a glowing finish are two such products that can be applied before makeup to give you the glow you’re lusting after.

 

The eyes have it


Right now, it seems as if everyone in the beauty community is releasing an eyeshadow palette. It’s currently on trend to stand out from the crowd and there’s some amazing palettes on the market that can help you do just that.

 

 

Bright and bold colours have been all the rage in the beauty world – from Morphe x James Charles to the Shane Dawson x Jeffree Star Conspiracy eyeshadow palette; both palettes encouraging the buyer to ‘unleash their inner artist’. With so much hype surrounding them, we thought we’d provide a few ways to experiment with your fancy new beauty toolkit.

Purrrfect – this look is the definition of ‘simple yet effective’. Choose the brightest shade you can find (try a neon green or orange) and line your lids, finishing it off with a wing. Who doesn’t love a cat-eye?

A clash of colours – you’ve probably spent most of your life trying to pair complementary colours together on your eyes. Well we’re telling you it’s time to forget everything you know and use shades that sit on opposite ends of the colour wheel. Swipe one across your eyelid and the other along your lower lash line.

Oh my ombré– Electric Avenue is happening 22 February… so it’s quite literally around the corner. If you’re not in to dressing to the nines but still want to stand out from the crowd, this look is perfect. A multicolour ombré is a great way to pack a punch when it comes to your eye look.