This Christmas discover the perfect gift idea in our beauty department. Whether it’s a luxurious fragrance, skincare essentials, a decadent make up set or a pampering treat at Debenhams you’ll find a treasure trove of delights that are sure to make her smile. Shop beauty gifts Estee Lauder Blockbuster Gift Set This gift set is perfect for Beauty Addicts. The deluxe case is filled to the brim with 3 amazing palettes, make up faves and skincare essentials. DIOR J'adore Eau De Parfum Gift Set Not only is this gift absolutely gorgeous to look at, but the contents are everything they'd need to smell irresistible, with the classic J'adore perfume accompanied by a purse spray, an essential for an evening out. Carolina Herrera Good Girl Eau De Parfum This stand out scent combines both the classic and contemporary, light and dark, to make a seriously unique and stunning fragrance. We adore how the notes of delicate Jasmine and Iris blend into seductive Cacao and Coffee. Kiehl's Limited Edition Holiday Skincare Secrets Gift Set Who wouldn't want a complete skincare routine under the Christmas tree? This set contains Kiehl's skincare all stars which soothe, calm and care for all skin types. Elemis Travel Treasures for Her Gift Set No one wants to sacrifice their skin when they are jet-setting! This gorgeous, sophisticated set holds a gorgeous selection of face and body products which means whether you're home or away for the holidays, you'll be feeling nourished and pampered. Viktor & Rolf Limited Edition Flowerbomb Eau De Parfum Just when we though we couldn't love the iconic Flowerbomb fragrance anymore, this limited edition and exclusive to Debenhams bottle was released just in time for Christmas. Origins Original Skin Glow Getters Skincare Gift Set They'll be ringing in the new year with a glowing complexion after receiving this gorgeous set. Party glam won't be a match against the gentle but effective makeup remover and the moisturiser creates the perfect canvas for fresh makeup. Givenchy L'Interdit Eau De Parfum Dark nights call for dark, sultry scents and this one from Givenchy is one that many people would struggle to stop reaching for. White floral notes are cut by Vetiver and Patchouli to create a gorgeously woody yet feminine fragrance. GLAMGLOW Hydration Dream Team Skincare Gift Set Do you know someone who the winter has caused havoc on their complexion? This set is a dose of intense hydration for dry skin, with Glamglow's iconic cleanser, hydrating mask and moisturiser. Jimmy Choo Fever Eau De Parfum If Saturday night was a scent, it would be this one. The party girl in your life doesn't know it yet, but this is the fragrance that will complete her weekend get ready ritual. NYX Professional Makeup Limited Edition Whipped Wonderland Soft Matte Metallic Lip Cream Set This is a magic roundabout which will be on the top of every colour junkies' Christmas wishlist. With 12 gorgeous, vibrant, metallic shades, this set is a playground for creativity. Leave us a Santa emoji 🎅 in the comments below if you're excited for Christmas this year!
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Don’t tear your hair out trying to find the perfect gift. The Debenhams Beauty Community are at hand to help. Whether they’re a beauty addict, skincare lover or fragrance fanatic, here’s a rundown of gift ideas that will top their wishlist.
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Guerlain Mon Guerlain Eau De Parfum and Guerlain Limited Edition Electric Look Makeup Makeup
" The new releases from Guerlain all beautiful" - @SilviaP
Tiffany & Co Limited Edition Signature Eau De Parfum
"I'll be gifting my mum the #Limited Edition Signature Eau De Parfum 75Ml - Tiffany Co she loves it and it always reminds me of her " - @TazK
bareMinerals Meteor Shower Makeup Set
"I would love to gift the Meteor Shower Makeup Set - bareMinerals to my sister, she loves bareMinerals and needs a nice set she can take on her travels for work. It even has a beautiful makeup bag to put everything in 😍" - @SavitaM
Givenchy L'Interdit Eau De Parfum Gift Set
"I would love to gift the Givenchy - 'L'Interdit' Eau De Parfum Gift Set to my Mum. We both love this perfume and the addition of the lipstick and mascara make this a lovely gift set" - @eza78
Glamglow Hydration Dream Team Skincare Gift Set
"I think the exclusive Hydration Dream Team Skincare Gift Set - GLAMGLOW is the perfect gift ready for post Christmas pampering!" - @charlotte_t
Urban Decay Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette
"You can't beat a good palette and around Xmas time you can find the most stunning ones around. Filled with decadent shades, in beautiful packaging, a palette is guaranteed to be a hit with friends. I'm really loving Urban Decay Naked Cherry, ... in fact literally an palette." - @SarahS
MAC Cosmetics Shiny Pretty Things Miniature Size Nude Party Favours Lip Gloss Gift Set "I think something from the MAC Shiny Pretty Things range is sooo gift-worthy this year! Especially the Lip Kit! Goals." - @DaisyCR
Estée Lauder Supreme Starter Skincare Kit
" How about the kit from Estée Lauder with the night repair, eye cream and moisturiser in it! ( I just bought one for myself) ☺️" - @MrsD
Benefit Confection Cuties Mini Makeup Gift Set and Benefit BADgal BANG Mascara Mini
"The sets from Benefit or their little ones that you can hang on the Christmas tree, they make a cute present for sure!" - @SilviaP
Kat Von D Limited Edition Best of Nudes Studded Kiss Mini Créme Lipstick Set
" My (not-so) little sister is obsessed with make-up, so I'm getting her the Kat Von D Nude Studded Kiss Lipstick set - it's such a great deal and a lovely range of colours for day and night!" - @EllenL
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It's been a week of dreamy deals and beauty steals and now the big day - Black Friday - is finally upon us. Some of our biggest and best beauty offers drop today, so read on to see which you won't want to miss. Debit cards at the ready?
Kat Von D Shade + Light Glimmer Eyeshadow Palette
If you haven't yet had the chance to get your hands on this Kat Von D iconic eyeshadow palette, now is your chance. The long lasting, gorgeously blendable shadows are a major addition to any makeup collection, and with 30% off - you'd be mad not to bag this.
Clinique Bright All Night Makeup Gift Set
The perfect gift or treat to yourself, this set grants the gift of a flawless face from the start to the very end of the night and right now you can get it with 50% off. When you're ready for bed, the cleansing balm and eye cream will have you feeling fresh and bright eyed.
Origins Plantscription 24-Hour Youth Renewal Skincare Gift Set
Mature skin is in for a treat with this gorgeous gift set, which is VAT free for Black Friday! With a cleanser, serum, eye cream and night cream, this is a present that will turn back their complexion clock.
Estée Lauder Limited Edition Pure Colour Envy Sculpting Lipstick Gift Set
Lipsticks are a girl's best friend, and when they're 50% off - we have no doubt we'll be committing to this Black Friday beauty bargain. The flattering nude, flirty pink and bold red in this limited edition set will have your lips covered for every occasion.
Too Faced Limited Edition Peach Tinsel Makeup Gift Set
We can't decide whether we want to gift this to our fellow beauty queens or keep this for ourselves. Either way, there's no denying that this glitzy gift set is looking more than a little bit tempting with it's Black Friday VAT free price tag. We'll take two?
MAKE UP FOR EVER Star Lit Eyeshadow Palette
If this matte and metallic mash up isn't already on your radar, prepare, because it's about to be. This gorgeous Make Up For Ever palette has a whopping 50% off over Black Friday. Party eye looks are about to be taken to the next level.
Clinique Great Skin For Him Skincare Gift Set
Ladies, are you stuck on a nice stocking filler for the man in your life? Look no further. This sleek set contains everything he'd need in his skincare routine, which means you won't have to worry about him stealing your serum anymore! The best part? It's VAT free.
MAC Cosmetics Shiny Pretty Things Glow Getter Gift Set
Who doesn't love a glow all year around? With this MAC gift set, the receiver will be radiant for New Year's Eve, glowing all summer and still be shining into next winter. This gorgeous set is already unreal value, and with no VAT to pay, you'll be laughing all the way to the checkout.
What are you going to treat yourself to this Black Friday? Let us know in the comments below!
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With their mattes, satins and full-on gloss, Buxom's lip products are guaranteed to polish your pout with their spectrum of beautiful finishes. If you don't know your Plumpline from your Powerplump and want to know exactly what Buxom products will be best for you, read on....
Buxom Va-Va-Plump Shiny Liquid Lipstick Best for long lasting, opaque colour, these take liquid lipstick to the next level with shiny, saturated color that hits all the right spots. The plumping & tingling liquid formula is luscious and opaque, with a shine finish. We adore the precision curve applicator that hugs lips for optimal formula lay down.
Buxom Full-On Lip Polish Best for giving your lips a luscious, plumping lift, this collection has a sensorial tingling kick, and a unique peptide that delivers natural collagen and hyaluronic acid to lips for a plump pout. The polishes are shining, sheer and shimmering and come in 32 shades named after Bombshell Babes. We love applying just to the center of the lips and cupid’s bow for a playful, plump pinch.
Buxom Full-On Lip Cream Best for a medium coverage, glossy colour, these lip creams have the same sensorial kick as the Full-On Lip Polish but with a glassy-gloss medium coverage. Start with one layer for a sheer finish and continue to layer to build the colour. Creams come served in 14 delicious, cocktail shades.
Buxom Plumpline Lip Liner Best for full, perfectly shaped lips, you'll be equipped to slay the lip game with double threat lip liner and built-in brush. The first to market plumping lip pencil with versatility to define, shape, and fill in lips. It’s creamy, smooth and blend-able satin-matte formula comes in 20 seductive pout-amplifying shades, balanced of bold colors and sexy nude contours.
Buxom Big and Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick Best for a lightweight but bold colour, this is the weightless lipstick for those that want bold, one stroke colour in one swipe- the gel texture is a blend of emollients and esters. The gel is also weightless and clear, so it provides pure, vivid colour and comes in either modern matte or sensual satin finishes.
Buxom Power Plump Lip Balm Best for caring for lips, the Power Plump is every woman's go-to lip care for pampered, plumped, and just-kissed lips. Plumping & tingling balms that moisturizes lips to feel silky and smooth. Comes in 1 self-adjusting universal pink tint, Big O, and 3 sheer-tinted and self-adjusting shades that all react to your individual pH to reveal a hint of customized ‘Just-Kissed’ lips.
Buxom Wildly Whipped Liquid Lipstick Best for hydrating lips, these liquid lipsticks have an airy formula that is so addictive. The plumping, lightweight, and addictive whipped texture with a soft matte finish- leaves lips looking and feeling irresistible with this sexy liquid lipstick from the lip plumping authority. We love applying a dot of product to the apples of the cheeks for an air-whipped flushed, harmonious finish.
Which of these lip products do you most love the sound of? Let us know in the comments below.
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Benito Brow Bars are the hidden beauty gems that are tucked away in some Debenhams stores. From brows to lashes, Benito offer a stunning selection of beauty treatments that are guaranteed to transform your beauty look and leave you feeling fresh and fabulous.
We visited Benito is Debenhams Oxford Street to discover their lash treatments and we were not disappointed. At the Benito Brow Bars, their treatment menu for eyelashes consists of a lash lift and lash extensions so we put both to the test. An eyelash lift curls, volumises and tints your own eyelashes for a naturally fluttery, full look. On the other hand, eyelash extensions see individual lashes applied to yours to create a long, full, dramatic finish.
The lash lift
Benito's eyelash lifts are the perfect choice for anyone who is looking for an accentuation of their own, natural eyelashes. The process is speedy and contains four simple steps. Firstly, a bonding gel is applied to start the curling process, which is then followed by a lifting balm and volumising fix. Lastly, the eyelashes are tinted to give them a dark, gorgeous fuller finish.
Eyelash extensions are perfect for people who love the look of false strip lashes, but hate the hassle of applying them ever day. Lash extensions give that full, dramatic look effortlessly but feel weightless to wear. Each individual lash is applied to suit your unique eye shape and preferred style, so you know your lash extensions will suit you.
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Where can you find Benito Brow Bars...
Debenhams Cheshire Oaks
Debenhams Metro Centre
Debenhams Oxford Street
Debenhams South Shields
Debenhams Trafford Centre
What lash look do you prefer? Let us know in the comments below!
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Beards. Some men they adore them, others they have never ventured into bearded territory. Whether you already know and love the tricks to sporting a lavish, long beard or are wanting to up your beard game, House 99's Grooming Artist Nick has answered your beard questions below...
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I want to grow a beard how can I do this? Growing a beard takes patience more than anything else. The main rule is to leave your beard for four weeks to let it grow and allow it to take shape. This can become very difficult, but perseverance is key when achieving a solid bit of facial hair. The itchy and irritable stage will occur within the first two weeks. This can become uncomfortable and annoying however, there are certain techniques tips and tricks to help with preventing this from occurring. Within the House 99 range we have a number of shaving and beard products to help with your desired look. The two I would recommend to support your beard growth are as followed.
The first product to use is Get Groomed Beard Scrub, the process to get the best results for this product go like this. Step 1) lightly tap warm water over the facial hair area. Step 2) Apply a ten pence piece size of beard scrub into the palm of your hand and rub together until both hands are evenly covered in product. Step3) With circular motions, massage the scrub onto the facial area for around one minute. Step 4) Wash away the beard scrub with warm water and dry your face as you normally would do.
This is how the scrub works. 1) The scrub keeps the facial hair soft and hydrated for up to 12 hours. 2) By using the scrub you will prevent any ingrowing hairs from occurring and prevent a build-up of flaky skin and redness. 3) Thicker facial hair is the dream for most guys so continue to use the scrub daily. This will stimulate the hair follicles and aid the growth.
The second product to use is Seriously Groomed Beard And Hair Balm this is the best way to get the results. Step 1) Squeeze a ten pence piece size amount of product into the palm of your hand. Step 2) Warm the product into both hands until the balm has disappeared. Step 3) Massage the balm onto the facial hair area until covered. Step 4) Brush or comb the facial hair to get an even coverage.
Here’s how the Balm works. 1) The Balm soothes the beard nourishing and leaving a matte natural finish. 2) The balm is also a protector against ingrowing hair and irritation. 3) Balm can be used morning and evening.
How Can I style my beard? Styling a beard should be unique and fun. Everyone’s facial hair has different rates of growth and styles. I would always recommend to support styling your beard with the House 99 Beard and Hair Balm and the House 99 Change It Up Clay. These two products will soften, shape, and style to give a softer beard and a matte medium hold. With any product you are using to style your beard the golden rule is “less is more”, so let’s discuss the steps. Step 1) Squeeze a ten pence piece size amount of House 99 Beard and Hair Balm into the palm of your hand. Step 2) Warm the product into both hands until the balm has disappeared. Step 3) Massage the balm onto the facial hair area until covered. Step 4) Brush or comb the facial hair to get an even coverage. Step 5) With your index finger gently rub over the top of the clay. Step 6) Rub your index finger and thumb together until product has absorbed into the skin. Step 7) Use your finger and thumb to too style your moustache or beard starting from the centre of the lip gradually moving to the end and twisting. For the beard start from the bottom of your ear lobe and follow the beard line down to the jaw.
Do you have a moustache wax? A product will be launching early next year to help style and support your moustache. In the mean time you can use a small amount of Change It Up Styling Clay to help shape and style your moustache. The Clay is a water based product which leaves the moustache with a matte natural finish. Most importantly the Clay has a medium hold so you can re-work this product throughout the day. Styling a moustache is unique, remember be adventurous with it. “Every Tash deserves a twist!”
I need a product that isn’t greasy for my hair? Styling your hair should be fun and exciting. I would always recommend a product that is water based as this will prevent any oiliness occurring not only on your hair, but also your skin. Depending on your hair length and style House 99 have not one, but two products, to help achieve your desired non greasy look. Both products leave the hair looking natural and matte. Not only will these products help with your desired look but the tips and tricks will also help enhance your look for your future styling.
The Change It Up Styling Clay is ideal for shorter length hair the clay leaves a matte natural finishes to the hair and prevents any oiliness from occurring on the forehead, this is because of its sweat resister preventatives. Most importantly, the clay is able to be re-worked throughout the day without the application of more product.
For best results I would recommend the following steps.
Step 1) Apply a five pence piece size of clay into the palm of your hand and rub together until product has absorbed into the skin. Step 2) Starting from the back of your head and working your way forward massage with both hands giving an even coverage to your hair. Step 3) With a medium heat blow-dry your hair into shape. Step 4) Apply another five pence piece of product into your hair and style with your fingers.
The Smooth Back Shaping Pomade is great for medium to long length hair. The pomade has been one of the best sellers for House 99 since the launch of the brand. This is my go to product for everyday use. The pomade will leave your hair soft and nourished. With its medium hold you are able to re-work your hair throughout the day to achieve your desired look.
For best results I would recommend the following steps.
Step 1) Apply a five pence piece size of clay into the palm of your hand and rub together until product has absorbed into the skin. Step 2) Starting from the back of your head and working your way forward massage with both hands giving an even coverage to your hair. Step 3) With a medium heat, blow-dry your hair into shape (This is optional) Step 4) Apply another five pence piece amount of product into your hair and style with your fingers.
I need a moisturiser but I have dry sensitive skin? Every chap believes they have dry sensitive skin. Whether you do or don’t you are in luck as House 99 have two moisturisers to help your skin look and feel its best. Moisturiser should be used each and every day, getting yourself into a routine is key to letting your skin look its best. The two products being shown today will not only support dry, sensitive, and oily skin but they will also leave a matte finish on the skin.
The Greater Look Face Moisturiser and The Broad Defence Face moisturiser have exactly the same application technique and also the same qualities but with one small difference Broad defence contains SPF 20. This is great for summer and winter.
But let’s discuss application for best results.
Step 1) Squeeze a small amount of moisturiser into the palm of your hand and rub together until the skin has absorbed the product. Step 2) Apply directly to the face with light circular motions. Step 3) Once evenly covered gently tap you fingers over your face going in the same direction. Step 4) Lastly, just gently rub over your ears and neck to keep yourself soft and hydrate all day.
Remember: There is no need to apply moisturiser to your beard. Also remember “Less is more” stick to minimal amounts of product per application. You will notice a difference straight away when applying.
What is your biggest beard question? Let us know in the comments below!
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From beauty, to home to fashion - Black Friday is the biggest shopping event of the year, and it's almost upon us. Our Black Friday beauty deals are better than they've ever been before, with absolute steals up to grabs in fragrance, makeup and skincare - read on to see what you won't want to miss...
When our favourite fragrances are slashed in price, it's hard not to be tempted to stock up. From Gucci to Yves Saint Laurent, many iconic scents are available at a fraction of their original price. Our jaws dropped when we saw Gucci Bamboo has 50% off and Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium gift sets with a generous 20% off.
We can barely resist filling our shopping baskets with makeup at the best of times, but with these Black Friday deals - our self control has reached its limit. If you haven't already bagged yourself a beauty advent calendar you're going to swoon over this steal; the Debenhams Ultimate Beauty Advent Calendar has 15% off! Palettes are the perfect gift for any makeup lover and ALL of Urban Decay's iconic eyeshadow palettes currently have 10% off. Plus, is there anything more festive than Benefit's Christmas gift sets?! The Homemade Hotness set which contains everything you'd need for a full face of glam (and is exclusive to Debenhams!) is now available with 30% off!
Whether you love a lot of makeup or not, skincare is the foundation of any flawless beauty look. With such good deals across so many of our skincare brands, Black Friday is the perfect excuse to pick up an old favourite or try something new. With 10% off their Midnight Recovery range, Kiehl's have captured our attention this Black Friday. Hidden gem skincare brand Prevage by Elizabeth Arden also has 10% off, which gives us the perfect excuse to treat ourselves to their luxe products.
What are you excited to get your hands on this Black Friday? Let us know in the comments below!
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Hi everyone! We are putting together an edit of the Beauty Communities' favourite beauty gifts! What beauty products would you love to give this Christmas and why?
I am so excited to give my friend the MAC Shiny Pretty Things Lipstick Set. She loves MAC lipsticks and the colours are gorgeous!
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Party season is the best time of year for showcasing bold, glitzy and glam beauty. No excuse is needed for going smokey on the eyes, sultry on the lips and sculpted on the skin and this year the Urban Decay Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette is our ride or die party palette.
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Linda Sanchez of @makeupbysanchez has created the ultimate party season makeup look using not only our favourite palette of the moment but other Urban Decay hero products. We can't get enough of her plum smokey eyes which have a touch of sparkle and Linda's metallic lips are the perfect subtle statement texture. Paired with this Warehouse Velvet Sequin Dress? A match made in heaven. Read on to see exactly what she used to create this swoon-worthy look...
Linda's glam Cherry look...
"I went in super smokey with this look using the darker colours and think it would be perfect for anything. The heavy metal liner combined with the foiled shadows in the pan really gives you a Christmassy and party vibe. But, I also think that if you switch this exact look up with a softer lip, it could be a day time look too! There are no rules with the Cherry palette." - @makeupbysanchez
Urban Decay All Nighter foundation, shade 4.0
Urban Decay Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette, shades “feelz”, “ambitious”, "privacy" and "devilish"
Urban Decay Subversion Eyelash Primer
Urban Decay Perversion Mascara
Urban Decay Beached Bronzer
Urban Decay Afterglow Blush, shade "Quickie"
Urban Decay Naked Cherry Highlighter and Blusher Palette
Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner, shade "grind"
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil, shade "Corrupt" - on eyes and lips.
Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine Lipgloss, shade "Fuel"
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Thank you so much for all of your entries - the competition is now CLOSED!
I'm excited to announce the 10 lucky winners are:
Please can the winner please message @ TazK with the address you would like your prize sent to!
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Ever wondered where Guerlain's iconic fragrances originated? From their perfumes, to makeup to skincare, their products have been masterfully blended in France, so it comes as no surprise they are as effortlessly elegant and luxurious as they are.
If you asked us to choose our one favourite Guerlain product - we simply couldn't choose. Their skincare and makeup range is so beautifully broad. Their luxurious skincare creates the perfect canvas - our hero product is their Abeille Royale Double R Serum, which re-texturises and nourishes skin.
When it comes to makeup, we can't keep our eyes off Guerlain's gorgeous Christmas collection. The Limited Edition Electric Look Makeup Palette is everything we'd need for party season and the Limited Edition Gloss D'Enfer Lip Gloss is a product we predict we won't put down until next Christmas.
The finishing touch to any beauty look is a fragrance, and Guerlain's pièce de résistance perfume has to be their Mon Guerlain collection. The Eau De Parfum, Eau De Toilette and Florale are all distinctly related, but make their own individual statement.
In partnership with Stylist and Guerlain, we are giving away one trip to Paris for two. The trip includes 1st class travel, spa treatments for two, personalised fragrance gifts and an overnight stay in Paris. To enter the competition, simply comment below telling us what your favourite Guerlain product is and why.
UK 18+. Normal exclusions apply. Competition runs from 00:01 Thursday 15th November 2018 until 23:59 Wednesday 12th December 2018. To enter the competition, you must comment on this "Debenhams X Stylist: WIN a trip to Paris for two!" blog post with the name of a Guerlain product and why you like it. One winner will be randomly selected to win a one-night trip to Paris for two adults (18+). Includes return first class Eurostar travel from London St Pancras to Paris Gare du Nord, overnight 4* accommodation and a visit to the Guerlain Flagship Boutique 68 Champs-Elysées for a personalised fragrance consultation. Must be taken by Tuesday 30th April 2019, subject to availability. Winner notified via Private Message on the Community by 17/12/18. Promoter: Debenhams, Regent's Place, 10 Brock St, London NW1 3FG. Read the full T&Cs here.
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It's a makeup brush jungle up there. With so many shapes, sizes and textures to choose from, it can be hard to know what makeup brushes are best for what. Read on to see our guide of what brushes will complete your makeup collection.
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While NARS makeup artists swear by using fingers to apply foundation, if that doesn't sound like your cup of tea, you'll want a foundation brush in your makeup wardrobe. For a sheer, more natural finish, we recommend using a sponge like the Beauty Blender Nude or the Yves Saint Laurent All Hours Sponge. To build a higher coverage, we love using flat topped brushes like the Kat Von D Lock It Foundation Brush and the Shiseido Hasu Fude Foundation Brush.
For powders like blusher or bronzer, we love to use a big, very fluffy brush as they diffuse the powders extremely well for a blended, buildable look. We love the NARS Yachiyo Kabuki Brush and MAC Cosmetics Large Powder Brush no. 150.
When it comes to highlighter, the brush plays a bigger part than most people realise. If you want a highlighter that pops, you can use a short haired brush like the NYX Professional Makeup Holographic Halo Buffing Highlighting Brush for a more intense glow or a longer, fan like brush for a more subtle, natural shine - our go to is the Smashbox Fan Brush.
There are so many eye brushes on the market, but if you're a beginner, you only need a small number of core brushes to create an array of eyeshadow looks. All eye makeup needs to be blended within an inch of its life, and to do this the best tool is a fluffy, long bristled brush. We love the bareMinerals The Blender Brush and MAC Cosmetics Tapered Blending Brush no. 224.
For putting down shadows and pigment on your eyelid, a simple, flat brush like the Urban Decay UD Pro Medium Eyeshadow Brush does the job perfectly. You could easily create a wealth of makeup looks just with a blending brush and flat shadow brush, but you might also want to embellish your collection with a pencil brush or another shader brush if you're looking to create more complex looks.
For brows, your brush is the small thing that can make a big difference. The first thing you need to figure out when approaching your eyebrows is exactly what you need to do to them. If you have a lot of brow hair that just needs to be groomed into shape, a tool like the Urban Decay UD Pro Essential Eye Tool is great as it both a spoolie and brow brush.
If you need a lot of product on your eyebrows, whether that's powder or pomade - an angled brush is an amazing choice for applying these. We can't put down the Kat Von D Pomade Brow Brush no. 70 and MAC Cosmetics Angled Brow Brush no. 208.
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Brush sets are a great way to quickly complete your makeup brush collection, usually at an extremely good value. From large to smaller sets, there is a gorgeous selection out there. Nude by Nature do some absolutely gorgeous makeup brush sets at an absolutely gorgeous price. We're obsessed with their Devotion Oval Brush Set and Brilliance Ultimate 15 Piece Brush Set.
We also can't keep our eyes of the MAC Cosmetics Shiny Pretty Things Advanced Eyes Makeup Brush Gift Set and the MAKE UP FOR EVER Wonder Brushes Gift Set (spoiler alert: they're beautiful).
What's your favourite makeup brush? Let us know in the comments below!
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If you didn't already have skincare on your mind, chances are that as the weather gets crisp and the air (and our skin!) gets dry, you attention has started to shift onto skincare. If you aren't sure exactly where to start your skincare haul, let us point you in the direction of Elizabeth Arden. Their iconic Eight Hour Cream is just one of their skincare products that nourish and transform complexions and their makeup is elegant and effortless to use. What's more, if you treat yourself to anything from Elizabeth Arden, we'll treat you right back with an extra special gift from us.
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Bag yourself a free gift* worth £96 when you purchase two or more Elizabeth Arden products one to be skin care.
Your free gift comes inside a stunning exclusive designer bag by Preen and includes...
2.5ml Standing Ovation Mascara: For outrageous volume, curl and intensity.
15ml Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant Original: Soothes, moisturises, and protects the beauty you were born with.
5ml Superstart Skin Renewal Booster: Used before a serum or moisturiser, it boosts the effectiveness of your skincare products
50ml Superstart Probiotic Whip to Clay Cleanser: Transforms into a mineral-rich clay to purify and prep skin.
1.5ml Eau de Parfum Spray 5th Avenue: A sparkling fresh floral blending citrus, musk and wood notes.
5ml Prevage AA + Intensive Repair Daily Serum: With the antioxidant Idebenone, visibly lifts skin and makes fine lines look softer.
15ml Prevage AA Day Cream SPF 30: Helps minimize the look of lines and wrinkles and provides broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection.
This treat is available until the 26th November (and while stocks last), so make sure you snap it up while you can!
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Party season is just around the corner, so get ready and meet the beauty products to get you set for it. From sculpting to smokey eyes to shimmering skin, this gorgeous selection will guide you to your party season plus one.
NARS Duo Eyeshadow
What's better than one super pigmented, sparkly, blendable eyeshadow? Two! This handy duo holds two intense, mesmerising shadows which are the perfect finishing touch to any party makeup look.
Bobbi Brown Highlight & Glow Highlighting Powder Duo
This gorgeous palette opens up to reveal two show stopping illuminating powder, one a champagne opal and the other a pink opal. We also can't keep our eyes off its snow glitter globe packaging.
Too Faced Sugar Peach Face and Eye Palette
Peach tones look gorgeous on any complexion and this sweet palette delivers the perfect glimmering hues for both the eyes and face. Mix shades together or wear individually, the peach possibilities are endless.
Urban Decay Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette
Have all eyes on your eyes with this spectrum of indulgent berry tones. With wearable nudes through to bold shimmers, this palette can carry your look from sunrise to the dark of night.
Kat Von D Limited Edition Fetish Eyeshadow Palette
With 24 new Kat Von D shadow shades, this palette is all you need to dare to let your makeup dreams come true. The mesmerising shades come in four finishes for multi-dimensional effects.
bareMinerals Gen Nude Copper Eyeshadow Palette
Party makeup doesn't get more classic than copper eyeshadows and this palette exactly what you need if you're looking to get that look. With creamy mattes and popping metallics, your smokey eye needs this in its life.
Buxom Customisable 6 Shade Refillable Compact Eyeshadow Palette
Who are we to sit here and tell you that a specific colour palette is the party makeup you need in your life?! Of course, we love to give guidance where possible, but this unique product allows you to create your very own palette. Simply purchase the empty palette and individual singles.
Yves Saint Laurent Couture Contouring Sculpting Palette
Nothing says "I came to slay" like a sharp, chiselled contour. This handy palette gives you the power to sculpt at your bone structure at your fingertips.
MAKE UP FOR EVER Limited Edition Glitzy Face Palette
Only space for one thing in your party makeup bag? Make sure it's this. With 2 highlight shades, 2 sculpting shades, 2 blush shades and 3 glimmer shades, this is all you need to get party ready.
MAC Cosmetics Shiny Pretty Things Mini Glitter and Pigment Gift Set
Complete any party look with a sprinkle of MAC pigment. This beautiful gift set contains four stunning, shimmering pigments which can add a dash of dazzle or turn up the drama to max.
What's your party season beauty essential? Let us know in the comments below.
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If you haven't already heard of our Community New on You scheme, you're going to want to listen to this. We are selecting Community members at random to test products and they will then share their thoughts with the rest of the Community. Our testers get a new product to play with, and the Community gets a brand new beauty review.
This time, we asked 10 members to test the brand new Dagger Tattoo Liner from Kat Von D, the unique eyeliner that's supposed to make perfect winged liner absolutely effortless. They thoroughly tested and tried the product, so read on to see exactly what some of them had to say about it...
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"Absolutely loved it" - Julia
So to be honest I loved it. It was very easy to apply even if you are not used with eyeliner is not hard at all it was very easy just start with a fine line and then you can always go over it and make it more thicker and bolder. Absolutely loved it.
"Deserve standing ovation" - Paula1994
The new Dagger liner is the same long wearing, waterproof formula, the same brush like tip but now 30 degree slanted. First time trying it I got an amazing Kat-eye (which NEVER happens), slanted tip helps me get the line super sharp and precise with just few strokes. Kat made sure that everyone will find their perfect Kat eye product whether its Ink, Tattoo or Dagger Liner. All three of them are great and deserve standing ovation on their own.
"I would recommend this to anyone even a liner novice" - Clairesteelcity
The dagger liner comes in a box which rather than being a standard box is uniquely shaped like the liner itself on an angle at the opening end. The brush has the same angle and I love it it's perfect for creating a super easy cat eye at the outer edge. The liner is true black and not a grey when lining the eyes and it has a super fine too for precision. It's easy to have thick or thin lines and is easily build able and doesn't look like you've relined 5 times.
My top tip for applying would definitely be go steady and light handed at first it's easy to build so start off light. I prefer a classic thin line across the lash line and steady and light handed is best. I would recommend this to anyone even a liner novice it's dead easy to use and is thin like a pen to hold so it's easy to control.
"Fantastic product" - Colourofbloom
Firstly I love Kat Von D’s make-up and her brand is completely vegan which is amazing! ♥️ I love how easy the liner is to apply and the brush is angled so you can get a precise and sharp wing. I had no problem drawing my wings over my eyeshadow and it didn’t look clumpy at all. The eyeliner is waterproof and it didn’t budge throughout the day which is an added bonus to an already fantastic product.
My one tip for applying the eyeliner is to start off with a fine line and if you want it thicker then it’s great for building up. I found that the eyeliner goes on smooth and looks effortless every time I use it. I recommend the Dagger Tattoo Liner to everyone! If you’re not very good with eyeliner or if you’re a pro, I think everyone will love this product.
"On another level" - SamVB
I am the biggest lover of all things Kat Von D. Her eye make up is on another level. Mainly because of how easy it is to apply and comfortable for a full day use, but also because it always stays exactly how you applied it 12 hours before.
I have had the Tattoo liner in a few colours and loved that too, but the applicator on this has a slanted end for various effects. I found think was able to give that thickness you need over your eye for a dramatic liner look, but also neatly finish with that fine line flick. If you need to perfect that little flick, sometimes a cotton bud helps those little mistakes that are easily made when applying any eyeliner.
Well done Kat, I continue to love your products and recommend to anyone who loves a good eyeliner! And of course all of her products are cruelty free ❣️ #winning
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Have you tried the Dagger Tattoo Liner? Let us know in the comments below!
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Hi @Ashli unfortunately as our t&c's state the samples are given out on a first come first serve basis, with one sample box per Beauty Club customer, therefore you wouldn't be able to pick up a sample box on someone else's behalf. However this is applicable to the store's discretion. Thanks so much for your feedback and hope this is helpful.
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Hi @EmmaW1993 you can get your sample from the Dior counter, but if your store doesn't have one - you can get it from the fragrance counter. And no it's not the same samples which are handed out in store, this sample is an exclusive and luxury miniature JOY bottle. Hope you enjoy!
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Hi @Bry and @Kathmerixxx it is only available online at the moment and there are no plans to be in store at the moment but I will update the Community as soon as I hear anything different!
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Ladies, are you bored of your brother, boyfriend or boy room mate stealing your skincare? Men, are you tired of not having your own skincare products and routine on lock down? Read on to see our recommendations for a solid skincare routine for both him and her. Once your lad has these in his life, he'll be keeping his hands on his own skincare.
For him... House 99 Perfectly Clean Face Wash
Effortlessly and instantly refresh, de-congest and clarify skin with this face wash. Packed with charcoal powder, peppermint and spirulina - your pores and skin are guaranteed to feel detoxified.
For her... Kiehl's Rare Earth Deep Pore Daily Cleanser
Congestion and toxins don't stand a chance against the Amazonian white clay within this gentle but effective cleanser. Not only will this product cleanse your skin but also gentle exfoliate and polish it.
For him... House 99 Spruce Up Toning Lotion
The first step of hydration is toning skin and this House 99 one gives a splash of soothing to skin. Not only is this intensely hydrating but its Salicylic Acid also evens skin texture and tone.
For her... Kiehl's Cucumber Herbal Toner
Infused with calming cucumber and alcohol free, this toner is a dream for balancing even the most sensitive of skin. You'll be feeling supple, balanced and nourished.
For him... House 99 Truly Brighter Eye Balm
The eyes are the window to the soul and nothing can make you look alive like bright, awake eyes. This balm is specifically formulated for men to protect, hydrate and soften skin around your eyes.
For her.... Kiehl's Youth Dose Miniature Size Treatment
Small but mighty, this eye delivers a powerful dose of a beautiful blend of ingredients which are treats for the eyes such as pro-retinol, Vitamin Cg and grape seed extract.
For him & her.... Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate Facial Oil
Ensure that every sleep is beauty sleep with this amazing serum that the perfect pick for both him and her. Made with distilled botanicals, this clever serum restores and re-balances the skin's hydration levels and renews the appearance of skin so you'll be waking up radiant.
For him.... House 99 Broad Defence SPF20 Face Moisturiser
Men, we understand that you want a foolproof moisturiser that'll do everything. Luckily, we've got the perfect one for you, defending against pollution, free radicals and UV rays.
For her... Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream
Kim Kardashian's makeup artist swears by this moisturiser, claiming it keeps skin super hydrated and makeup in place all day. If it's good enough for Kim K, it's good enough for us.
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What skincare do you love the most? Let us know in the comments below!
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