Whether you are searching for a romantic make-up look for your forthcoming marriage, for Valentine’s Day or for a date night, we are here to offer you some tips. When it comes to your hair and make-up, dewy skin and rosy cheeks create a dreamy, romantic look with hair falling in soft waves to lightly frame your face.

Bohemian waves hairstyle

Bohemian waves hairstyle

Wear your hair loose around your shoulders. If your hair is not naturally wavy, work some volumising mousse into damp hair and blow-dry completely. Wrap strands of your hair around a curling iron, keeping away from the roots and ends. Once you have curled all of your hair, gently brush out the curls and set with hair spray.

Relaxed ‘up’ hairstyle

Relaxed ‘up’ hairstyle

If you want to wear your hair up to show off your neck and shoulders a relaxed ‘up’ do will need you to curl dry, unwashed hair with a curling iron. Then put your hair into a loose ponytail at the nape of your neck, secured with an elastic band and twist hair around the band until it forms a bun. Then all you need to do is secure it in place with hair pins. For a soft look, loosen some of your hair for wispy face-framing pieces and set with hairspray. For an added touch, add a flower in your hair.

A natural glow

A natural glow

For your skin to look as if it has a natural glow, use an illuminating sheer liquid foundation rather than a cream-based foundation which is heavier. Then all you need to do is dab on concealer only where it is needed. Then set the look with translucent powder, removing any excess product by blotting with a facial tissue.

Coloured eyeliner

Coloured eyeliner look

Most of us use black or charcoal eyeliner. For a different look choose a colour such as navy blue, emerald green or deep plum for a pop of colour. For a smokey eye look, smudge this coloured eyeliner along the top and bottom of your lashes for an uneven, soft look, though be sure to remove any excess under the eye or in the inner corner of the eye.

For added sparkle, add a matte gold liner just about the top lash line (on top of the coloured line you’ve made in the tip above works really well). Keep the rest of your make-up neutral and this look will make heads turn.

Match colours

Match colours

In the world of fashion and beauty, it is usually frowned upon to use the same shade throughout. However, for a romantic look, this can really work. Soft pink lips and soft pink cheeks create a dreamily romantic appearance. If you don’t want to look too pink, apply the blusher only to the apples of your cheek and not the temples. Then you can add a touch of bronzer from each side of your forehead in towards the cheekbone and then out to the side at the jawline.

Soft, dewy skin

Natural makeup look

There is a trick that make-up artists use for soft, dewy skin and it sounds like it shouldn’t work, but it does. The trick is to apply moisturiser before and after you put on your make-up. All you need to do is pat a small drop of moisturiser on your chin, T-zone and cheeks and it works like a top-coat of nail polish by setting your look and adding a small glow. You’ll look gorgeous all evening.

Smokey eyes

Smokey eyes makeup

A soft smokey eyes look that has a barely-there feel is great for something like a wedding ceremony, with full smokey eyes great for a night on the town. Pat concealer on your eyelid and lower lashline, as a base for your eye shadow, to help it last. Use a black or brown eyeliner between your lashes to exaggerate their look and then apply a light shadow, perhaps a champagne hue, on your eyelids and a white shimmery shadow around your tear ducts. Blend it in until it almost disappears, because this allows it to pick up the light which looks fabulous. Curl your upper lashes and add two coats of mascara, starting at the root. You just need a single coat on the lower lashes.

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Make-up Tips For Different Occasions

Makeup tips

Wearing different make-up for different occasions not only makes you look amazing, it will make you feel great too. Yet for many women, make-up application can appear to be complicated and some feel more comfortable to repeat what they’ve always known. Now is your chance to take a fresh look at your make-up. Here are some tips for make-up for different occasions, including tips to get your skin just right before colours.

Before you start

Make sure your face is fresh and moisturised before put any product on it. To make sure your make-up lasts all day, add primer with your fingers. If you have oily skin, try a 2-in-1 primer that will matt your skin.


Foundation will give you clear, flawless skin, making it the perfect palette on which to add colour later. Check you have the correct foundation colour by testing the foundation along your jawline in several lighting conditions. The foundation that disappears onto your skin is your perfect match.

For a natural look that also draws attention to your eyes, apply concealer in the shape of a triangle below your eyes.

Apply your foundation with a flat/fluffy applicator brush or a sponge. Start from the centre of your face and blend it outwards. A duo fibre synthetic brush, used in a circular motion, will buff the foundation really well into the skin and blend it evenly all over the face.

Add foundation to your neck area so that your face does not look different to your neck.

Set your foundation with powder. If you have a dry skin, apply powder only to the areas that are inclined to get shiny. For those with oily skin, concentrate on adding powder on the t- zone.

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Valentine's Day Make-up Ideas

Valentine’s Day is one day where it feels good to dress up and make-up so he’ll fall in love with you even more. Whether you are planning an intimate meal at home or heading out to a posh restaurant, here are some looks that you can wear.

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Famous make-up artists

Famous Make-up Artists

When it comes to beauty, it is fascinating to most of us how individuals look before their trusted make-up artist has done their work. These same make-up artists offer the chance to see celebrity beauty up close as many run training courses or tutorials. Here we look at the most famous make-up artists, giving a little detail about each so you can decide who you want to follow:

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