18 Nov 2015 17:10:32
The trick to pulling off a natural lip with fair/light skintones is to look for a nude with pink undertones, a sheer formula also works well as it enhances the natural colour of your lips.
True Colour Lipstick in Liqueur - This beautiful opaque pink won’t wash out fair/light skin tones, and looks great when built up and feels super velvety.
True Colour Lipstick in Bare All - This lip colour gives the ultimate ‘barely there’ look with just one swipe across the lips.
True Colour Lipstick in Baby Doll - This pale baby pink shade glides on perfectly, and is totally versatile so it will see you through from day to night.
Medium/olive skintones are lucky enough to be able to pull off a variety of nude shades. Go for a colour that’s slightly lighter or slightly darker than your skintone, and choose a shade with beige, caramel or peach tones in it, as opposed to pinky ones.
True Colour Lipstick in Barely There - This is a completely wearable nude with a slight hint of apricot. The ultra-moisturising formula keeps lips silky smooth throughout the day, while providing a wash of colour or a buildable, more intense colour.
True Colour Lipstick in Peaches and Cream – The subtle hints of peach in this shade look great against medium or slightly tanned skins, one swipe and you’re ready to go.
True Colour Lipstick in Succumb - This is a perfect match for darker skin with its peachy, brown undertones. It doesn’t appear washed out on dark skintones and its sheen finish leaves a healthy look to lips.
True Colour Lipstick in Tweek – A firm favourite when it comes to dark skin tones, thanks to the gorgeous brown colour, it leaves an irresistible natural look to lips.
Top Tip: Add a layer of Glitter Me in Money Talks over any of our nude True Colour Lipsticks for a sparkly finish, perfect for the festive party season.
17 Nov 2015 17:10:29
To complete your perfect party look, we have teamed up with the fashion experts at Dorothy Perkins to check out the biggest and best party dresses of the year. These 5 styles of the moment will make you feel and look fabulous, whatever the occasion.
The Bodycon Dress
The bodycon dress is fast becoming a timeless classic. Made famous by our beloved celebrity A-listers, bodycon dresses are made to make the most of our feminine features and add a little show-stopping sass to every party look. From Beyoncé to Kendall Jenner, the bodycon is known to flatter and flaunt all shapes and sizes, and that also goes for beauty too. Team your bodycon with a sweep of glitter eye shadow for extra sparkle, or a bright lip for standout glam.
The Sequin Dress
Sequins are always good, but this year they’re even better. If you’re thinking gems are too strong of a statement for you, think again. Sequin dresses are everywhere this season, and we have some perfect picks for you to delve into. Keep your makeup simple though, too much shimmer is a thing! Go for light, neutral colours on your eyes, and maybe a warm autumn shade on your lips. But sequin dress needs to be paired with a similarly iridescent face, so brighten your cheekbones with a highlighter or illuminator for a perfect party glow.
The Lace Dress
Lace is better than ever this year, and you can join in on the trend. It is the perfect party season style to take on an edgy gothic-esque look, so go for either statement eyes with dark shades of grey or statement lips with dark berry tones. Pair yours with a killer pair of heels and you’re ready to go. Shop our selection of glamorous lace dresses to get you in the party mood and ready for your next night out.
A staple piece in any woman’s overfilled wardrobe. But if you’re looking for an updated twist on the classic little black dress for the 2015 party season, look no further, as DP have one that’s perfect for you. Take on a timeless Hollywood glamour makeup look with this style: a bright pop of red lipstick and rose gold eye shadow would fit perfectly.
Take a look at our collection of LBDs to find a style that brings out your inner Marilyn Monroe.
The Skater Dress
Stay fun and flirty with a fit and flare to kick start the festivities this year. If you can’t stop yourself from twirling on the dance floor, this is the perfect dress for you! Keep your makeup airy and natural when complimenting a skater dress. Earthy tones and light pinks are key to completing the look. Shop DP’s collection of skater dresses to prepare for the glitter ball dance floor!
10 Nov 2015 16:28:11
Here’s how to switch up your classic smokey eye using our NEW i-Lust Palette in The Gold Standard and feel like a bronzed goddess this season.
1) Use a slightly damp eyeshadow brush to apply bronze eyeshadow: Begin your bronzed eye look by adding a soft bronze eyeshadow across your upper and lower lash-line. To ensure your colour lasts right through the night use a damp shadow brush to smoothly apply the colour.
2) Apply eyeliner in a matching shade: Unlike a vampy dark smokey eye, our bronze version focuses more on eyeshadow than liquid winged liner. To keep the look simple yet sophisticated, apply Eau La La Liner in Molasses.
3) Carefully blend your colour: Use your eyeshadow brush to gently smudge the neutral shadow and eyeliner together.
4) Add copper eyeshadow: Next add a copper eyeshadow to both your upper and lower lids to enhance your smokey eye. If you want to amp up the glamour, add a shimmery cream shade to bring a hint of sparkle.
5) Finish off with final touch-ups and mascara: Brush away any eyeshadow smudges for an even look, then apply several coats of Full Fat Lash Mascara to open up your eyes and display your gorgeous eye makeup.
3 Nov 2015 16:08:59
Sweep the gold shade Vera in this palette across the entire eyelid, blend it right up above the crease, and then take it along the lower lash-line. To further define eyes apply the dark shimmery brown Laurent along the top and bottom lash-line. Using your fingertips apply cream gold shade Margiela for an extra special pop of sparkle to make your eyes really standout. Add lots of Lethal Length Mascara to your top and bottom lashes.
No party look is complete without highlighted skin, sweep the peach shade from the palette over the tops of your cheekbones to create a defined dewy glow on the cheek.
To finish the look, apply Glitter Me in Private Jet across your lips, for a more intense finish apply True Colour Lipstick and then apply your chosen Glitter Me over the top.
29 Oct 2015 15:55:41
Lose yourself in luxurious gold, bronze and copper eyeshadows. This palette features four silky shimmer powders and two rich cream formulas.
Achieve a luminous glow with this versatile face and body highlighting palette.
Create the perfect amount of sparkle for the party season with this dazzling shimmer lip gloss.
Our 24K Gold Collection includes everything you need to put yourself firmly in the spotlight this season!
20 Oct 2015 16:16:48
Strobing can be as basic as just using one product and then blending with your fingers, but the key to an effortless finish is to always take your skintone into consideration.
If you have light or fair-toned skin, choose a highlighter with a silver, soft pink or beige undertone.Try BareKissed Illuminator in Monaco or Casablanca.
HOW TO STROBE
Step 1: Apply your highlighter of choice to the areas where light naturally hits your face. Areas such as across the top of your cheekbones, down the bridge of your nose, on your cupids bow and on your brow bone.
Step 2: Blend the highlighter out so there are no harsh edges and you can’t see where the product starts and finishes.
15 Oct 2015 12:14:11
To add extra dimension to your lips, simply apply a gloss to your pout. The light-reflecting pigments will create the illusion of bigger lips. Apply it on its own for an au naturel appeal or on top of your favourite True Colour Lipstick for a plumped up 3D effect.
Line and define
Apply a nude-coloured liner around the edges of your pout to accentuate the shape of your lips without detection. Try Eau La La Liner, which is enriched with a highly-pigmented rich, creamy formula.
Fake it till you make it
Apply a little highlighter to the top of your cupid’s bow, drawing the lines of a ‘v’. Keep close to your lip and blend with your fingertips. Add a little more to the centre of the ‘v’ and here you have it, instantly fuller lips.
7 Oct 2015 16:14:53
This super-versatile palette includes two baked powders, one luxurious cream formula and one silky shimmer powder. They glide onto the skin beautifully and the highly pigmented metallic finishes add a luminous sheen to the skin.
Packaged in a stunning rose gold compact with a mirror and a mini powder brush, use on cheekbones, the cupids bow, inner corners of the eyes, bridge of the nose and can even be swept across the décolletage to create a lit-from-within glow.
Get strobing now…
1) Brighten your eye area by highlighting across the brow-bone with Ecliptic
2) Add shimmer to cheekbones with Hemisphere
3) Highlight down the bridge of the nose using Subsolar
4) Enhance lips with a highlight on the cupid’s bow with Equinox
Click here to watch our latest tutorial and discover how to master strobing using Solstice Highlighting Palette.
29 Sep 2015 10:37:05
Fashion catwalks saw models setting the trend for spooky beauty, so you don't have to hide your dark side this season.
The look we're going for is glam-goth – and all you need is an intense colour palette. So, from subtly sculpted cheekbones to the deepest of red lips, here's how to wear the season’s Gothic beauty look with style.
Lipstick is the focus of this trend and is a reminder that you should never underestimate the power of a statement lip. At the Giles AW15 show models wore deep berry lipstick that looked striking, paired with warm bronzer on cheekbones.
Our product picks
True Colour Lipstick in Vamp - Oxblood red is a beautiful alternative if deep berry is too much.
Equally powerful (but requiring a little more effort) is to wear dark eye makeup with muted lips. Go for a heavy smoky eye, an all-over wash of grey or graphic statement shadow.
Our product picks:
Click here to watch our latest tutorial and discover how to create a wearable gothic glam look that anyone can pull off.
24 Sep 2015 09:45:11
Once you are familiar with the basic guidelines of how to create these classic eyes you can stun with sultry Arabian inspired smokey eyes that demand attention.
For a smokey eye look it’s important to create a dark base on the lid, this creates that dark and mysterious effect.
Fill in your entire eyelid using a light shimmery hue then blend it in using a flat eyeshadow brush staying in between the crease and the lid. Do the same thing along the lower lash line and make sure all harsh lines are blended well.
Apply a dark eyeshadow shade from the same colour family you’ve chosen to wear on the lid. With a blending brush, apply the eyeshadow along the crease to create some definition, then apply the same shade on the lower lash line.
Finally, on to lashes! A smokey eye look is never complete without dramatic and sultry lashes so make sure to apply a generous amount of mascara.