Saturday, 28 January 2017

5 MAKEUP MISTAKES THAT ARE MAKING YOU LOOK OLDER


The way you apply your makeup can have a great effect on how young (or old) you look. So we asked Oriflame Artistic Director, Jonas Wramell, to walk us through the most common ageing makeup mistakes - and to tell us how to fix them!
MISTAKE #1: GETTING STUCK IN THE PAST
“Generally, people that are unhappy with their age try to mimic the look they had 10 years ago – but that only makes them look older! Rather than trying to make yourself look younger, remember that makeup is about maximising your beauty. Steer clear of dated techniques: thick lip liner, heavy black under-eye liner and over-plucked eyebrows, as these will all add years to your face.” 

MISTAKE #2: USING THE WRONG MAKEUP BASE
“Heavy foundations will cake in fine lines and enhance them, so as your skin ages look for a moisturising foundation with a lightweight texture. Avoid using too much foundation that can sit in wrinkles. On the topic of base: skip matte powder altogether. Instead, use products with a bit of shine – dewy, glowing skin will look younger than matte skin.”

MISTAKE #3:  USING THE WRONG SHADE OF BLUSH
“A flushed complexion can instantly freshen your face, but using the wrong shade of blush to achieve it, will do the exact opposite. Avoid using brown coloured blush, which can look dull and muddy. A peachy tone on the other hand will add warmth, neutralising and brightening your cheeks. To add a youthful glow to my older clients’ skin, I always dab a bit of blush on the apple of their cheeks.”

MISTAKE #4:  USING GLITTERY OR SHIMMERY EYE SHADOW 
“Using glittering or shimmering powder-based eye shadows is a big mistake. Because of the texture, these products can stick in fine lines and creases, which only magnifies your wrinkles! These might work when you’re young, but cut back as you get older. I suggest using a satin or matte finish around your eyes instead.”

MISTAKE #5: THINKING MORE IS MORE
“Don’t overcomplicate your makeup. Go for a look that is simple: use a great quality mascara, a hydrating foundation, peach-toned blush and a natural looking lipstick - you don’t need much more to get a beautiful, natural and fresh look. Put away the heavy-duty makeup. As you get older, it’s about less is more.” 

THE 5 BEST HAIR AND MAKEUP LOOKS OF ANNE HATHAWAY


Anne Hathaway, currently trotting the world premiering her new movie Interstellar, is no stranger to stealing the show. With enviably big eyes and luminous pale skin, it’s no surprise that a quick look through her hair and beauty file reveals some amazing looks we want to steal right away. Take a look at her 5 best hair and makeup moments!

1 Polished to perfection
Sleek shiny hair, porcelain skin and dark red lips. This look is polished to perfection!



 

2 Preppy chic 
Sometimes less is more. We love Anne in this ballerina bun paired with simple makeup!


 

3 The smokey cateye 
This look is all about inventiveness, we love how she has and combined the classic smokey eye with a twist of a cateye!



 
4 Classic beauty 
This look, which Anne wore to the Oscars, was simply stunning. The simple eye liner paired with luminous skin and light pink lipstick instantly gave her a soft feminine look.




5
 Blonde vixen 
Blonde pixie hair and metallic smokey eye gave Anne a striking beauty look. Notice how she has left her lips nude to let her eyes and eye brows take center stage.

Thursday, 19 January 2017

TUTORIAL VIDEO: OMBRÉ LIPS



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Two-tone lips are this season’s hottest trend. It’s the ideal way to wear your favorite bold colours, and a great technique for faking fuller lips! Create the look in under a minute with our exclusive video tutorial.

Top Ten #Beauty-Grammers to follow Now!

Stuck in an instagram rut, want to freshen up your fashion feeds and be on top the latest fashion trends at all times? Then let us take you all around the world get first hand peek at the latest in fashion at all times.
@rosshannabracho
The Venezuelan blogger, shares her beauty tips and tricks from her base in Mexico. Going under the name of Miss Monroee, expect red lipstick envy and emoji’s galore!

@beautyisboring
Contrary to its name, @beautyisboring_ is anything but dull. The brainchild of makeup artist and photographer Robin Black, her feed is a feast of stunning looks created and shot by Robin herself.


@fleuryrosenails
New York nail artisan, Fleury Rose creates small masterpieces on her models’ hands. Think outlandish colours and eye-catching textures. 

@lenaperminova
Want to swoon over luxury fashion and perfect makeup? Sure you do. Lena Perminova is a Russian model, editor, mother, street style star and media mogul’s wife. We’re hooked.

@camilacoelhoBrazilian bloggers are having a moment, and at the forefront is makeup guru Camila Coelho. If you covet dramatic eye makeup and faultless hair, we recommend you to follow her now.
@hudabeautyIf you love Kim Kardashian, then you will love Dubai super blogger Huda Kattan. One of the most talked about bloggers in the Middle East, she’s all dramatic eyebrows and plumped up pouts.
@lotstarCalifornian makeup artist Lottie’s creations grace the runway, red carpet, magazine covers and campaigns. This is the account to follow for behind the scenes peaks.
@lindahallbergsSwedish makeup artist Linda Hallberg is a style chameleon. From natural looks to pops of punk colour, her instagram account is guaranteed to inspire.
@braidphotosIf you want a serious bout of braid envy then this is the account for you. The girls over at @braidphotos curate a wonderful collection of braid themed hair – we challenge you not to press “like”!
...@oriflameAnd of course, to stay at the forefront of beauty, follow us @oriflame. We’ll keep you updated with product launches, makeup tutorials and behind the scenes news. See you there!

Sunday, 15 January 2017

7 WAYS TO MAKE YOUR HAIR GROW FASTER


Did you jump on the short hair trend, but cannot help to crave long locks again? Then we have good news for you! With these seven simple tricks, it won’t be too long until you have long, healthy hair again.
1. STOP CLOGGING YOUR FOLLICLES 
Dirt, oils and product build-up can block your follicles and slow down hair growth. To avoid overloading your roots, try to give your hair a rest from styling products every now and then.
2. USE THE RIGHT SHAMPOO 
Shampoo is great for washing away dirt and product build-up. However, using the wrong shampoo, or simply washing your hair too often, will strip your strands of the natural, essentials oils that keep them soft and healthy. So what to do? Our best tip is to use a reparative shampoo that will both restore and be gentle on your hair strands.
3. USE CONDITIONER EVERY TIME YOU SHAMPOO. 
Over time, colouring and heat styling will thin out your ends. The best solution for this is to use conditioner on a regular basis. Conditioner helps to seal the cuticle, and thus to prevent more damage. So don’t skip it!
4. APPLY OIL OR MASK TREATMENTS 
One inevitability of growing your hair long, is that your ends will have suffered a lot more damage than the rest of your hair. Therefore, they might need more care than what a conditioner can supply. But fear not – you don’t have to chop them off yet. Try introducing a mask or hair oil to your weekly hair care regime. And if you’re not crazy about regular oils you can try an oil-based hair treatment instead.
5. DITCH YOUR COTTON PILLOWCASE. 
Try switching from a cotton pillowcase to a sateen fabric. Why? Because it has a softer surface that won't cause friction in the same way as a cotton one does. Therefore, you'll wake up with fewer tangles.
6. ADDRESS YOUR DIET AND CONSIDER SUPPLEMENTS 
Your body requires many vital nutrients to create new hair. For your hair to be in its best shape you need to be eating sufficient levels of iron, B vitamins, zinc and protein. We know, it’s not as easy as it sounds. Luckily there are hair supplements, specifically formulated to make your hair healthier.
7. ADJUST YOUR EXPECTATIONS 
Last but not least, remember this. While your efforts will create the best possible conditions for healthy and shiny hair, gaining length will take time. A recent study shows that the average hair growth rate of Asian female participants was 6 inches (15 cm) per year. 
African female participants was 4 inches (10 cm) per year. 
Caucasian female participants was just a little over 5 inches (13 cm) per year.
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3 PARTY SEASON HAIRSTYLES TO TRY NOW


It's invitation season, which means it's time to slip into a party dress and dance the night away! Here are 3 hair trends to take you through the season in style.
LONG HAIR – WONDERFUL WAVES 
We’ve seen a lot of waves on the runways for Autumn/Winter 2016. And we love it! Natural curls, big waves or glam locks are all on trend, which gives you endless options. They’re also perfect for a party look!
SHOULDER LENGTH HAIR – BEAUTIFUL BUN 
Low buns are making their way back and the big fashion houses have given us loads to choose from. Still, twisted, loose or tight seem to be the most popular styles. 
SHORT HAIR – AWESOME ACCESSORIES 
Bling it up this party season with amazing hair jewellery. Bejewelled tiaras, crowns, and hair pins are stealing the spotlight and adds glam to any outfit. You can choose to go big or small, as long as you make it sparkle! Want to build your own crown? Just replace the flowers in this flower crown tutorial
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Friday, 13 January 2017

HOW TO DO THE DOUBLE WINGED LINER


This season’s most popular eyeliner trend merges punk and pretty to perfection. The double-winged liner look is easy to create and makes an instant impact. Try it with bright colours or sleek monochrome.
1 
CURL AND DEFINE
Start by gently curling your eyelashes. Now, use a kohl pencil to line your upper waterline. This will add intensity to your eye makeup.




2
EYE PENCIL
Take a white eyeliner pencil and draw a thick cat-eye along your upper lash line. You should start at the inner corner of your eye, adding definition towards the outer corner. Finish in a stylish wing.





3
EYELINER
Rim your upper lash line in liquid black eyeliner. This should sit slightly beneath the white wing you created and be a lot thinner. Mirror the wing you created earlier.




4
MASCARA
Finish the look off, with several coats of black mascara on your upper eyelashes. Leave the lower lash line bare for effect.

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TOP 3 MAKEUP TRENDS TO KEEP FOR 2017


Every year we see tons of makeup trends come and go. And 2016 was no exception. But as we move into the new year, we find that some trends are actually worth keeping. Here are the top three trends we can't get enough of!
1. STRONG BROWS 
Wherever we turn these days, we’re seeing lush, full eyebrows. And this is a 2016 trend that will stay strong next year. Contrary to the too-groomed, polished, and perfect-looking eyebrows, the on-trend brow is full, brushed upwards and slightly messy.
The essentials? Eyebrow gel or wax, eyebrow powder and a good eyebrow brush.
2. THE NATURAL LOOK 
The natural makeup look has been on the up for years, but in 2016 it became a statement trend. We can thank celebrities like Alicia Keys and Kendall Jenner for embracing the “no-makeup” makeup movement, where “non-touring” triumphed over the heavy contoured look. Non-touring is all about dewy, glowy skin, and the use of makeup to achieve a natural look, rather than going for obvious drama.
The essentials? A luminous shimmer, BB cream, and highlighter.
3. STATEMENT LIPS 
A pretty pout continues to be all the rage in 2017. So, whether you’re into matte or shiny, red or plum, continue wearing your lipstick bold and bright! To make your lips become the facial focal point, we suggest you tone down the rest of your makeup a notch. A natural look goes well with luscious lips.
The essentials? Take your pick between the lip glosses, lip crayons,lipsticks and liquid lipsticksavailable!

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Wednesday, 11 January 2017

See which Perfumes Suit your Personality


Searching for the ultimate gift? Look no further! After reading this editorial you’ll know exactly why our perfumes are perfect presents for any occasion.
BOLD
You love being in the spotlight and use perfume to stand out. Therefore, your scent has to be unique and powerful. You tend to go for the fashion-forward and edgy notes, and love the idea of having a signature scent that people remember.
Your fragrance families: Woody and Chypre 
Fragrances for you: PossessDivine
SENSUAL
You have a strong passion for life and love everything luxurious. When choosing a scent, you like indulgent notes that make you feel sensual and sophisticated. Perfume should be a pleasurable experience, both for you and the people around you.
Your fragrance families: Oriental, Woody and Chypre 
Fragrances for you: Giordani Gold White Original
SERENE
You’re a happy and relaxed person who loves nature. Therefore, it’s no wonder you prefer bright fragrances with sparkling and zesty notes. In your opinion, perfumes should be pure and make you feel good.
Your fragrance families: Citrus, Floral and Woody 
Fragrances for you: Tenderly Promise, Woman’s Collection, Midsummer Woman
GRACEFUL
With a soft and romantic style, you love perfumes that lets you express your femininity. Classic scents with polished and elegant notes are your absolute favourites. Ultimately, you want a fragrance that’s as stylish as you are.
Your fragrance families: Floral and Woody 
Fragrances for you: Eclat Femme, My Naked Truth, Volare Gold

5 BIG MEN'S TRENDS FOR 2017


All or nothing. That’s the short version of the upcoming season’s main grooming trends. But naturally there’s an infinite number of options in between these two extremes. So, we turned to our Editor Kirill Kutalov for a low-down on the biggest trends for 2017. Here’s his report!
1. BIG BEARDS 
If you wanted to grow a beard in 2016 (but never had the guts to) let me present a few facts to convince you to take the step. First, beards filter up to 95% of the harmful UV radiation that’s associated with skin cancer. Second, it stops allergens, which makes life easier for asthmatics. It also eliminates 100% of all razor cuts, warms your face in cold weather and serves as cushioning during a boxing match (although, I still recommend professional protective equipment as well).
If these arguments aren’t enough, then knowing a big beard is one of the most important men's trends in 2017 might change your mind. Some stylists recommend not to comb it to create a wilder look, but I say it’s only appropriate if you have your own private tailor.
2. SUTTLE STUBBLE 
Big beards are like long hair and huge muscles. Not everyone has the genes for it. But this is no reason to stay out of the trend! Even if the hipster beard remains a fantasy, you can always grow a three-day stubble. And with proper care, this option will be no less dashing than the previous one. Just remember this important rule: No goatee! Leave it to a IT guys from the late 90s.
If you decide to go for something in between the two trends – don’t forget regular care. Trim your beard as often as possible (ideally every day), wash it often, comb it, and use hair oil.
3. POLISHED WITH PRODUCT 
Having curls is a matter of chance. Not everyone is so lucky. But don’t despair! Straight hair is also perfectly fashionable in 2017. The best style combo is a large amount of styling products plus a wide-toothed comb. The world needs to see that you have put time into your hair! As variants, stylists suggest the wet look, with a sizeable amount of hair gel, or an oversized fringe combed from the back to the front of the head.
4. CREATIVE BUZZ CUTS 
Many people still define this style as sporty, although it’s no more athletic than your new pair of statement sneakers. Still, "haircut number 2" does have a few advantages: convenience, minimal care and no maintenance in the morning. For the new season, the six-millimeter haircut is still with us, but this time it’s far from minimalistic. By adding unusual colours like gold, fluorescent pink, and the main shade of season – electric blue, you’re right on trend!
5. CARELESS CURLS 
Wavy hair, gently framing the face, or artistic curls suit romantic souls conducting days in the bohemian bliss, Britpop fans, and those who relish the cultural heritage of the 70s and 80s. Stylists (and I’m with them on this one) recommend variations: the exaggerated side parting, the Afro, and carelessly tousled hair - as if you just pulled your head off the pillow.

Monday, 9 January 2017

5 UNEXPECTED SKIN CARE RESOLUTIONS YOU NEED TO KEEP


However important, drinking water and moisturising aren't exactly revolutionising concepts to anyone. But there are habits, you might not think of, that need equal attention. So, here's a list of five NEW skin care resolutions you really should keep!
1.COMMIT TO A ROUTINE
Don’t have a routine yet? Then it’s time to commit to one. The Oriflame Youth Enhancing Skin Care Routine is clinically proven to give you the best effect from your products, and will only take two minutes of your time! It consists of four simple steps: cleanse, eyes, boost and moisture. It couldn’t be easier, so start today! 
We recommend: NovAge Ecollagen
2. PROTECT YOUR SKIN FROM POLLUTION
Wearing UV-protection all year around is crucial to protect your skin. But, sunshine isn’t the only villain when it comes to premature ageing and damaged skin. We’re living in an increasingly polluted environment and it gives us uneven skin tone, dark spots and dry skin. So make sure you promise to protect your skin in 2017. 
We recommend:NovAge Bright Sublime Day Cream SPF20 
3. THINK OF BEAUTY FROM THE INSIDE OUT
Inner beauty is getting a whole new meaning, when we look at the beauty trends for next year. Using quality skin care products is obviously great for your skin, but it’s not the only way to achieve a healthy look. Supplements can improve your skin’s elasticity and moisture, and reduce UV-damage and wrinkles. Try it for 2017! 
We recommend: Swedish Beauty Complex Plus
4. LET YOUR SLEEP WORK FOR YOU
Getting your eight hours is essential for healthy looking skin. This is where your cells work their hardest to repair and detox your skin. But you can always give your body a hand by applying products designed for night-time use. First, you should always use a night cream as a part of your routine. Second, you can try sleeping masks and packs, that you leave on overnight, for instant short-term results.
5. BE IN IT FOR THE LONG RUN 
Your fifth and final resolution is a long-term one. This is where you need to decide that your skin is worth investing in, in order to secure future beauty. Investigate what skin care issues occur at your age, and adapt your product selection after your findings. And don’t cheat yourself out of using quality products. Your future self will thank you!
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LIP SENSATION BLOGGER CHALLENGE



6 Bloggers from the furthest reaches of the globe tried out The ONE’s Lip Sensation Matte Mousse – check out their style secrets and how they wore it!


MEXICO 
Alexandra Ivanisevic, MexAlex:
Wearing: Toffee Cream
“I don't have very big lips so I feel like the matte effect is perfect for me. I don't know why, but it makes my lips feel bigger! I will be letting my lips get all the attention, wearing them with natural makeup and a simple outfit – the matte effect is awesome, which is why it should be the centre of attention. I’ll be keeping it simple.”

UNITED KINGDOM 
Natasha Ngan, Girl in the Lens
Wearing: Coral Dream
“Matte makeup always has such a luxe feel, whilst still being great for everyday wear. It has that effortlessly sexy vibe. If I'm going for a matte lip, I keep the rest of my make up simple - a flick of eyeliner and a touch of bronzer is enough! I also like wearing it with my hair tied back to bring even more attention to the lipstick. In the daytime I pair it with a simple white shirt and boyfriend jeans combo to keep the vibe casual but with a touch of elegance - a pair of heels completes the style! In the evening I like to play up the colour of my lipstick with a matching dress - there's something so vibrant about a coral lip with a coral dress, especially in summer.”

"Don't be afraid of lipstick. You shouldn't fear being fantastic and feeling wonderful!"


RUSSIA
Victoria Moiseeva, Koffka the Cat
Wearing: Boysenberry
"This trendy and super-versatile lipstick shade blends perfectly with any skin tone - from very light to dark! The burgundy colour looks really pretty with the mousse texture and velvety matte finish, which is why I wanted to create this Goth-inspired look. To do it, I left eyes and brows as natural as I could – it reminds me of velvety rose petals."

CZECH REPUBLIC
Adela Mazankova, The Aesthet
Wearing: Toffee Cream
“I like au natural makeup, and as you can probably see from my photos, I stick to natural earthy and basic colours in my closet as well. I fell in love with the nude shade of the Lip Sensation Toffee cream and the fact that it’s matte, because it works a little like foundation - just for my lips. It's fresh and the consistency is very light and not sticky at all, yet it lasts very long – it’s quickly become my daily beauty product! The matte makeup trend goes with everything, day or night, but my spring style looks like this: a mix of white, grey or nude, with lots of little details and layers. I’m currently in love with the (micro)trend of bare shoulders and knots – on everything!”

TUNISIA
Fatma Zahi, Street Style Tunisia 
Wearing: Coral Dream
“First things first: I’m a lipstick addict. For me, this is THE essential beauty product. When it comes to makeup I’m daring and there’s no limit to the textures and colours I wear, but I confess that matte red lips are my darlings! I wear them day or night, to work or to go out with friends. They’re easy and don’t require must effort, whilst adding a touch of sophistication and giving an instant beauty boost.”

PORTUGAL
Sofia Novais de Paula, Diario de Batom
Wearing: Red Velvet
“I love wearing leather and this matte lipstick pairs perfectly with it. I like everything about it: how easy it is to apply, the way it fills my lips, the colour and tone, how long it lasts – it suits my personality perfectly. Before I applied it I used a lip pencil to define my lips, applied the Matte Mousse and pressed my lips together. I take my lipstick everywhere and use a makeup remover or wet wipe to remove any excess colour before I reapply. If you’re trying this look for the first time my advice is this: don’t be afraid of lipstick. You shouldn’t fear being fantastic and feeling wonderful!”

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