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19 Mar

The Next Big Thing: Cushion Compacts

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A few weeks ago, our office was inundated with cushion compact talk. Lancôme will launch their inaugural version—the Miracle Cushion—in April 2015, and they are pretty good. Even a sworn non-foundation user will be taken with these cushion formulas and as such we predict the cushion compact will completely dominate the beauty industry! So, what is it about cushion compacts? The answer is really very simple: The formula really is as good as everyone says. “It’s basically everything people love about a BB and a CC cream, but with more perks,” says Pauline Maynard from L'Oréal, who is behind some of most popular foundations worldwide. The Laneige BB Cushion was the first to kick start the trend, it doesn’t cake because it’s super...
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18 Mar

Foundation, Concealer or BB Cream: When To Use What and Why.

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                It can be daunting when it comes to choosing what to use when there is so much variety available. It all comes down to what effect you desire, but an understanding of the properties and levels of pigmentation on offer will help you master your make-up routine. For a light, natural look BB cream is the way to go. It is similar to a tinted moisturiser except it has additional elements added to it to help the skin, like SPF and skincare benefits. BB creams are the most sheer and perfect for minimal coverage and a no-make-up effect.               For more coverage Foundation is a mainstay of make-up: it’s versatile, and can be built up or sheered out depending on how you use it. It...
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