The Do’s And Don’ts Of Summer Make-Up

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If you’re anything like us, summer is a time of make-up mayhem! The rising temperature and humid climate means that our usual make-up application just won’t cut it – we’ve got foundation slipping off our foreheads and panda eyes by lunchtime! Thankfully, there are a few do’s and don’ts that you can follow to help your make-up last…

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The Right Way to Shave Your Armpits

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Shaving your legs can be annoying, but shaving your armpits comes with a different set of challenges. Sure, there’s less area to cover, but their hollow shape, awkward location, and surprisingly delicate skin make manoeuvring a razor even more of a chore. Factor in how quickly the hair grows back, how noticeable stubble and bumps can be — not to […] Read more…

The Best Lipstick Tips EVER

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It’s pretty much always lipstick day around the Birchbox office – but it’s 29th July in the UK. Here, we share out top tips, from finding the perfect red shade to how to pull off the ombré look:

Yes, you can wear orange lipstick

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THE AQUA “HYDRA” BIRCHBAG UNCOVERED: Fiona Joseph

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The Birchbag is creating quite the storm for the month of July, and we have worked with some of the UK’s top beauty gurus to curate four beautifully coloured bags inspired by their favourite destinations. Here, Fiona Joseph, Conde Nast Traveller Fashion & Beauty Director, shares her aqua “Hydra” Birchbag and all the essentials she loves to travel with too…

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Your Summer Skincare Swaps

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In winter we’re all about layering rich face creams over hydration-boosting serums, and love taking the time to indulge in a full-on skincare routine. As soon as summer arrives? Let’s keep it real – it’s too hot and humid to be meddling with a whole cabinet of bottles and jars. We want to keep our routine pared-back and simple, but […] Read more…

#Multimasking: Why You Should Be Cocktailing Your Face Masks

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Face masks aren’t always a one-formula-fits-all affair, especially when you have combination skin: while your go-to moisturising mask works wonders for your dry cheeks, it can make matters worse on your greasy T-zone. (The same goes for your favourite spot-fighting peel when applied to your sensitive chin.) Instead of making do with one mask that addresses only half […] Read more…