With London Fashion Week in full swing, we’ve curated the top 7 makeup looks that make up 2018's biggest trends. From unapologetically bright eyes to next-level lashes and violet hues, be prepared to take centre stage in this season’s most daring, yet totally wearable beauty trends
Trend: Contour queen, step aside. Blush is back! 2018 is all about the blusher; think magenta, corals and rich reds! The ‘drape’ method was born in the 80’s and if you know anything about 80’s makeup it was definitely not for wallflowers
How: Using the C2 - Sculpt & Glow Brush take your blusher and sweep gently from the high of the cheekbones to the temples and slightly around the eyes finishing across the bridge of your nose. It’s all about highlighting and sculpting your face but using blusher
Trend: It’s Pantone’s official colour of the year, which means if it’s anything like millennial pink, it’s going to be pretty big news! Here a some tips for the bold and not-so-bold takes on packing in that purple punch
How: Firstly, only apply purple to one feature of your face. Let’s say eyes, as it goes with every eye colour. Take your favourite pigment and pop it in the inner circles of your eyes for instant brightening. If you fancy something more daring, take the Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick and plaster on that purple
Trend: This season it’s all about next-level lashes; think bigger, thicker eyelashes with colossal amounts of volume and extra-flutter! Whether you want to accentuate what you already have with a top-performing mascara or give them a growing hand with a lash serum, there are countless ways to achieve those perfect lash goals
How: Firstly, curl your lashes to give them the ultimate boost using the Lily England Rose Gold Eyelash Curler. Next, it’s kinda up to you. Amp up your lash game with a pair of falsies or lash extensions for instant flutter. Alternatively try lash lifts, tints or serums, which can help enhance your existing lashes
Trend: We all know that when Riri does something, the whole world follows. So if she says wear gold highlighter, we wear gold highlighter. It’s all about saturating the skin in golden light reflecting products. Think high-voltage shine with maximum goddess vibes.
How: Taking Rihanna’s Killawatt Highlighter in Trophy Wife sweep it across your cheekbones, use it as eyeshadow, dust it over your decolletage and over the cupids bow. If you have fair skin opt for a champagne hue such as the return of the cult favourite, MAC Whisper Of Gilt
Trend: Bright, standout shades are in the spotlight this season from vibrant greens to citrus tangerine and candyfloss pink - it’s all about the pop! It doesn't have to be OTT though; a subtle splash of your favourite colour can go a long way
How: Take a neon or bold colour and inject a dash of colour right underneath the lash line or in the inner corner for look-at-me eyes. Top tip: take a pop of colour from what you are wearing, to avoid colour clashing. We love the Huda Beauty Obsessions Eyeshadow palette in Electric, there’s a colour in it for every skin tone
Trend: Think 80’s style brows, tamed. Think Cara Delevingne-esque. Bigger, bushier and fluffier brows are big, quite literally, and we want ‘em! From the more extreme microblading to do-it-yourself gel tints we wouldn’t leave the house without them
How: You want your brows to look as natural, yet as fluffy and fuller as possible; it’s all about accentuating what you already have. Tip: either do your brows first, or wipe off any foundation you’ve got on them to give them the strongest colour. Then taking the Glossier Boy Brow brush upwards and outwards in short little strokes and fill in any gaps with a pencil for that ultimate wow brow
Trend: We’re pretty big on hydration at the moment and the shift from dewy skin to lips is in full transition mode. Say goodbye to drying matte lipsticks and hello to hydrating lip tints and balms that will stain your lips beautifully without overdoing it
How: Play down your favourtie shade using a sheer or matte tint and glide over lips for a baby soft, kissable texture. A lip tint with added SPF is perfect for all year round and gives you that added layer of protection in one sweep. Hello kissable lips!
For most of us achieving a radiant glow is the holy grail of our skin complexion battles, and no amount of high-voltage highlighter, strobing or brightly coloured blusher will give your skin that glow from within. So, I’ve come up with 7 hydration resolutions to make in 2018 and I hope you’ll stick to them with me!
1. Layer up Whilst moisturising is an essential step in anyone’s skincare routine, a thick moisturiser doesn’t necessarily mean more hydration. Immediately after cleansing, whilst the skin is slightly damp, apply a hydrating serum by pressing it into your skin followed by a light moisturiser, which will help lock it all in. Try a serum that can help boost your skin's water content like The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5. It’s Vegan and cruelty-free as well. Winning!
2. Wash Away The Day The daily commute raids the air with harmful toxins and pollution and staring at a computer all day doesn’t help either. They both contribute to the daily battle of dehydration, which means a super deep cleanse is an absolute must! Try using a facial cleansing brush to apply your hydrating cleanser, which will help penetrate the skin at a much deeper level
3. Scrub For Smoothness Dead cells are often the culprits of pores that just won’t budge. Luckily, adding an exfoliator into your routine a couple of times a week can be enough to eliminate the flaws leaving a polished look. To ensure you’re not over-scrubbing, which can cause more harm than good, try a super quick exfoliating pad instead. We love Nip+Fab’s Glycolic Fix Extreme Night Pads as they’re infused with hyaluronic acid, perfect for a hydration boost!
4. Don’t Foam With Me! As a rule – stay clear of ‘foaming’ face washes, instead swap for a cleansing balm and flannel. The more foam a foaming cleanser makes, in general, the more harsh its overall formula. They dehydrate your skin and strip the skin’s pH from healthy to alkaline – a cause of dryness and irritation
5. Glow From Within Eat foods high in water such as cucumber, berries, watermelon, cauliflower, broccoli, lettuce, spinach and celery. As well as those rich in fatty acids including avocados, fresh salmon and olive oil. Not forgetting your daily dose of H20. If you don’t enjoy plain water, why not try adding some cucumber or a slice of lemon to it instead? Top tip: slice a load of lemons, pop them in the freezer and take out when needed
6. Prime For Perfection Primers can help to fill lines and reduce discolouration, which results in smoother looking skin and a flawless base. Make sure to buy one which complements your skin type to achieve a look that lasts all day long
7. Get more Zzz's When was the last time you slept for at least 8 hours? It’s scientifically proven that getting more sleep is good for your skin. If you suffer from dark circles, puffy eyes or in general just tired dull looking skin, think about your sleep routine and try to go to bed an hour earlier (if possible!). Another little tip from us, don’t check your mobile phone at bedtime, it’ll keep you awake for longer
So there you have it. Those are my top 7 tips for hydrated, glowing skin for 2018 and beyond. Do you have any questions or comments? Just tweet me @lilyenglanduk, I'd love to hear from you!
The rose gold obsession isn’t going anywhere soon. There’s just something about the colour which has us hooked. The colour effortlessly communicates luxury and style and is set to stay in fashion for a whole lot longer. We’ve put together a list of our top rose gold gift ideas that any rose gold addict will love.
1. Olivia Burton Watch
This beautiful watch from Olivia Burton combines marble effect dials and on-trend florals for a unique and edgy look. It features a Marble clock face with a floral print for a touch of femininity. Completed with a soft sandy coloured wrist strap, this wristwatch is an absolute beauty!
2. Luxury Rose Gold Hairbrush Gift Set
This hairbrush gift set is a must have! The Rose Gold Hair Brush Set is the ultimate collection of brushes to get professional salon results at home for blow drying, styling, straightening and much more. Included are three beautiful brushes, a paddle brush, a vent brush and a barrel brush.
This luxury perfume from Michael Kors will look beautiful on any dressing table and is super feminine. With base notes of sandalwood and vanilla, The scent combines sparkling spices, rich florals and soft musks.
4. Segal Circular Bead Friendship Bracelet
The classic friendship bracelet is given a trendy update with this stunning friendship bracelet from Oliver Bonas. It features four rose gold beads strung on an adjustable cord, what a perfect way to treat your bestie.
5. Marble Luxe Makeup Brush Set and Brush Holder
Each brush in the Marble Luxe Collection has a unique marbleised design, which means yours will be unique to you! The brushes are cruelty-free, vegan, soft and fluffy whilst being super effective with shed-free bristles.
6. Rose Gold Light Box
Light up her life with this fantastic rose gold light box. We have one in the Lily England office and absolutely adore using it to say our favourite words, quotes and marking special holidays and occasions. (Top tip - keep it out of direct sunlight to maintain it's rose gold hue)
7. Rose Gold Supergra Trainers
You’re bound to shine in these 2750 Cotmetu metal effect Superga low top trainers. Perfect for party seasn, these funky shoes are the easiest way to up your outfit game. Pair them with your favourite rose gold jewellery for a seamless look.
8. Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette
Urban Decay’s beloved Naked Palettes are a makeup addict’s best friend. The Naked 2 palette is the ultimate gift for a rose gold lover. It features 12 never-before-seen rose-hued neutral eyeshadow shades. You can choose from light shimmery pinks to rose gold hues and couple of darker shader shades perfect for a smoky eye.
These sunglasses are super classic and retro. Prep yourself for the summer with these iconic Ray Ban sunglasses which have been worn by legendary musicians for decades.
10. Rose Gold Headphones
Affordable and stylish, these stunning headphones have been and specially crafted to deliver high quality sound in a compact small size that's perfect for travel. They come with a built in mic and volume control and the lightweight design is super on trend. They’re an accessory that's sure to turn heads.
It’s that time of year again! Are you wondering what gifts to get the vegan you know this Christmas? Fill your stockings with some fabulous vegan goodies for a 100% cruelty-free festive period. From handbags to watches, makeup and chic beauty tools, there’s plenty to get excited about...
1. Votch Vegan Watch
It's rose-gold o'clock! This watch combines a classic design with a touch of rose gold. Featuring a soft vegan faux leather strap and comes beautifully packaged in an eco friendly felt pouch and box.
2. Lily England Rose Gold Manicure Set
Treat a loved one to Lily England’s stylish Manicure Set for Christmas for perfectly polished and pretty nails all year long.
3. Vegan Snack Attack Gift Box
Indulge a loved one with this snack gift box from TheVeganKind, bursting with delicious treats and chocolates, it’s the perfect present for the vegan foodie in your life.
4. Dunlin Black across body bag by Lebante London
This trendy across body ‘Dunlin’ bag is the perfect accessory to any outfit. Comes with a detachable shoulder strap. LaBante London is a Peta-Approved Vegan Brand.
5. Kat Von D Saint and Sinner Eye Palette
Bold, beautiful and cruelty-free Kat Von D’s Saint and Sinner palette contains 12 saintly shades and 12 popping sinner shades. The palette is inspired by gothic cathedrals and kaleidoscopic stained windows. This product is limited edition so grab it fast!
6. Lily England Rose Gold Makeup Brush Set
These beautiful synthetic vegan and cruelty-free makeup brushes have been expertly crafted for makeup artists, makeup lovers and beginners. Comes in a stylish white faux leather makeup bag with a rose gold zip, perfect for stylishly storing your makeup on the go.
7. Petit Voir Vegan Beauty Monthly Subscription Box
Love all things beauty, makeup and skincare related? Then you’ll adore Petit Voir a monthly beauty box which includes the best plant based, cruelty free, non toxic, vegan products from ethical brands.
8. The Body Shop Oils of Life Intensely Revitalising Cream
Get ready to pamper with this revitalising cream from The Body Shop combining 3 seed oils from across the world, known for their repairing properties on the skin. It combines Black Cumin seed oil, Cameillia seed oil and Rosehip seed oil into a silky, non greasy cream guaranteed to plump your face and refresh your skin.
9. Elf Rose Gold Eye Palette
This beautiful eyeshadow palette from cruelty free makeup brand elf will blow you away. It comes with 10 gorgeous matte and shimmer shades. This palette is ideal for dramatic eye makeup looks.
10. Nourish London Radiance Firming Facial Oil
Treat a loved one to this organic radiance firming facial oil from Nourish London. Made in the UK with a cruelty free and vegan formula, the facial oil restores the hydro-lipid layer to improve skin elasticity for a firmer, more youthful complexion.
P.S Want more gift ideas? Did you know at Lily England all our products are cruelty-free, vegan and oh-so-giftable? Check out our range here
Bad hair day? There’s no such thing! Transform your locks with these 9 ideas that will convert messy, dirty, unruly hair into luscious locks.
Twisting and backcombing your unwieldy locks into a messy bun is one of the best ways of camouflaging a bad hair day. Follow this easy 7-step tutorial.
Mix up the traditional messy bun by rocking space buns. Wearing one of the biggest hair trends of 2017 will disguise any bad hair day in style.
Disguise limp and lifeless hair by a double ponytail trick. By creating two ponytails, your hair will look thicker and longer – leaving you looking chic in minutes.
Halo braids are perfect for hiding frizzy flyaways and unwashed roots. Just use some dry shampoo to build volume and get plaiting!
Turbans and headscarfs are your ultimate BFF for bad hair days. Thanks to Gucci they're also now a mainstream trend. Tie a colourful headscarf around a messy bun for a gorgeous look.
If you need a look for the evening or you're suffering from oily hair, but don't have time to wash it, try this super-trendy, sleek, wet hair look. Grab yourself some hair pomade a comb and achieve this look in minutes.
If it's hair wash day but you don't have time, plait your hair into french braids to create a sleek and glamourous hair style that will hide the unruly frizz.
When faced with a bad hair day, it’s probably best to avoid over-styling it. Give limp hair some life by lightly curling the ends of your hair with a curling iron or hair straightener.
Do a hairline braid around your forehead to create a focal point that looks cool in a quick, easy way. Pin the braid behind your ear with two bobby pins placed in an X shape to keep it in place all day.
Shop our collection of Rose Gold Hair Brushes here
Do you dream of having a big beautiful marbleous bathroom? If so our stunning marble makeup brushes with rose gold finishes were made for you.
This gorgeous set of 9 face and eye brushes are super luxe and will look fabulous on any beauty-lover’s vanity table. They’re made from high quality vegan and cruelty-free synthetic bristle fibres for flawless blendable application. We’re obsessed with these new brushes and you should be too, they are truly gorgeous. Each brush handle has a unique marbleised design, which means your set will be unique to you!
The brushes come with a Marble Brush Holder Pot (available to purchase individually here) which is great for travelling and protecting your brushes. The case splits into two, so room to store all your brushes on your vanity and keep them in top condition and all in the same place.
Here’s a breakdown of the brushes:
F1 - Powder Brush
Large and fluffy, a great all rounder for powder, bronzer, blusher or loose powder foundations
F2 - Complexion Brush
Domed brush for buffing and blending liquid, powder or stick foundations for an airbrushed finish
C1 - Contour Brush
Designed to create the perfect contours with powder or cream products
C2 - Sculpt & Glow Brush
Tapered brush head perfect for highlighting, setting powder or use in the hollows of your cheek to contour for facial sculpting
E1 - Luxe Crease Brush
High performance fluffy brush for blending eye shadows in the crease of the eye
E2 - Shadow Brush
Designed for gently blending and layering powder shadows over eyelid
E3 - Contour Shader
Angled shader brush to fit the contours your eyes-perfect for creating dramatic looks
E4 - Angled Brow Brush
Define your brows with powder or liquid makeup. Featuring densely packed slanted bristles for precision application
Flat brush designed to meet multiple needs, use with concealer to camouflage or on eyes with cream shadows
Founder Lily England
Treat yourself to luxury with our Lily England Rose Gold Brush Set, for at home professional salon results, this set is all you need to create the perfect on-trend look.
The 3 piece set includes a large paddle brush, to detangle and smooth hair, a round ceramic barrel brush to add volume and boost body and a vent brush perfect for speedy blow-drying. With innovative easy grip gel handles and a rose gold finish, these brushes are the perfect accessory for any girls' handbag. From blow-drying to straightening and curls to up-do's, the Lily England brush set are the only tools you'll need for stylish results.
And if you're looking for the perfect gift, why not treat the special one in your life by indulging them with our Rose Gold Hairbrush Set. We’ve packaged our brushes in a beautiful box, decorated with a rose gold gold design, making it ideal for the perfect present. Our brushes work on all hair types too, whether it's thick, long, curly hair to style or if it's fine, wet, straight hair to maintain, our brushes are here to cater for all of your needs.
So what are you waiting for? Buy the set here: