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Why You Need A Primer And How To Apply It?

Why You Need A Primer And How To Apply It?

Primer is one of those products that sits somewhere in between skincare and makeup and often leaves buyers wondering if they actually need it and if it’s worth the investment. Whether you prefer natural or fuller coverage, we’re here to tell you why this misunderstood product is an essential part of your makeup application routine. What is a primer? Primer is a base for your foundation that allows your makeup to apply smoothly and gives longer staying power. Whilst your moisturiser will hydrate your skin, it won’t fill in pores and fine lines creating the smooth base that primer provides. There...

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Clean out your beauty closet - Makeup & Skincare Expiration Guidelines

Clean out your beauty closet - Makeup & Skincare Expiration Guidelines

Would you eat expired food? Think of your skincare and makeup as skin food. A lot of people tend to focus on what goes into their body, but forget that what we put onto our body can be just as important. That expensive mascara or favourite lipstick you bought two years ago but can’t bear to part with isn’t just unhygienic, it could also cause you and your skin serious harm.  Every year women end up with eye infections from cosmetics. According to the FDA, in rare cases some women have been temporarily or permanently blinded by an eye cosmetic!...

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How To Read A Skincare Ingredients Label?

How To Read A Skincare Ingredients Label?

The beauty industry is full of claims and clever marketing, making it more important now than ever to learn the art of reading labels. Ingredient lists can be overwhelming to decipher, but you don’t need a scientific background to figure it out. Use our tips below to help you make an educated purchase next time you shop for makeup or skincare. ORDER OF INGREDIENTS Ingredients are generally listed by their INCI name (International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients) followed by their common name in brackets. Ingredients are listed in descending order from greatest amount to least amount. The exception to this...

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What Is a Toner And How Do You Use It?

What Is a Toner And How Do You Use It?

Gone are the days where toner meant soaking cotton balls in witch hazel and slathering it over your pimple covered face. Not only was this one of the worst ways to strip goodness from your skin, it also stung terribly when applied.  The toners of today offer a completely different experience for your skin. They provide many benefits catering to different skin types and should now be considered an essential part of your skincare routine.  What is a toner? Toner is a water based liquid that contains various extracts and oils to benefit specific skin types.  It is quickly absorbed...

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