Tag Archives: darker skin

March “Relaxation” Edition on sale now!

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Do you find that you’re always on the go with never a minute to yourself? When you do get that minute, do you then realise you don’t know what to do with it?

Fear not, GlowwBox is here to rescue you!

This month in your March “Relaxation” Edition we’ve put together 6 amazing darker-skin friendly products especially for you, to help you make the most of your relaxation time.

Want to take a peek inside…

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How to show your shoulders this season

Forget legs and décolletage, this spring/summer season is all about the shoulders. Shoulders are surprisingly attractive and a bit of shoulder-reveal is perfect for a first date. Here’s how to flaunt this unassuming body part.

Your skin might be suffering from the effects of the winter weather. No problem, just follow these 4 easy steps and prepare to bare! Continue reading

Spring Yellow: How to wear this sunshine hue this season

This season’s key colour is yellow. If you are a golden shade of brown you might steer clear of yellow as it might make you feel washed out rather than bright. The trick to spring yellow is to go deep and bold – no acid yellow or pastels. You’ll find that it does work! Continue reading

The February “Especially for Me” Edition is on sale now!

It’s February, the month of Valentine’s Day.

Why wait for someone else to give you a gift when we can spoil you instead?

The February “Especially for Me” Edition is inspired by a woman’s favourite gifts so you definitely don’t want to miss out! Why not spread the love and tell a friend?

Click here to make sure you get the treats you deserve!

Full Reveal: What’s inside the January 2016 “New You” Edition

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It’s the blog post you’ve been waiting for – the January “New You” Edition Full Reveal! The New You Edition has six products to refresh and revive to help you achieve a new you.

Inside this month’s box you’ll find:

Mizani D’Tangle Moisturizing Leave-In Milk

Use this moisturising milk on wet hair to detangle, smooth, protect and condition, and on dry hair to refresh curls.

Egyptian Magic

Try this natural, all-purpose skin cream on your skin and hair and anywhere else you think you need it!

S5 Skincare Nourish Cleanser

Use this oil cleanser to remove all make-up, including eye make-up.

Balm Balm Fragrance Free Lip Balm

Although this 100% organic balm is called a lip balm, try this multi-tasker on your hands, nails and cuticles too.

Nourish Protect Replenishing Peptide Serum

Smooth this serum into your skin after cleansing and before applying moisturiser for a complexion boost.

You’ll also receive one of these products – pick’n’mix is not just for sweets!

Beauty UK Nails in no.20 Red Royal

S5 Vitality Mask

Wild About Beauty Nail Colour in Tanwen

Wild About Beauty Crème Eyeshadow in Matilda

Color Club Nail Lacquer

Benecos Natural Kajal Eyeliner in Violet

If you’re already a subscriber, your box is on its way to you. If not, you can join us by clicking here.


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Contouring for darker skin tones


Contouring might have lost some popularity in the beauty world in favour of strobing but it is an age-old make-up technique which will never go away.   It was always there for film, television and magazines but now consumers are more aware of it so it’s everywhere.

It can seem scary at first, with the risk of ending up with a stripy or dirty face but if you remember one of the key make-up application techniques, you’ll be fine. It is: blend, blend, blend!

Use contouring to define your face and if you are skilled enough, to even change your face, for example, to look like Maleficent!

Senior Beauty Editor at Marie Claire and Guardian writer, Anita Bhagwandas, gives her take on sculpting, strobing and the products to use when trying it out here.

I personally contour when I want a change, when I am going to have professional photos taken or when I’m on a night out with friends. The light will be absorbed where you deepen the shadows in the hollows of your cheeks and the sides of your nose and the light will reflect where you apply the highlight.

The basic rules are the same but everyone has their own techniques for achieving the same result. I’ve put together a collection of vlogger videos below which you might find helpful.

Here’s a beginners guide to products and how to contour for different face shapes by Mr Jovita George:

Here’s how to subtly contour on a round face using liquid and powder applied with a sponge and brush by Zahrah Aliyah:

Rose Kimberly’s technique is great for dark skin using liquid and creamy stick products set with powder and applied with a sponge and brushes:

If you prefer to use your fingers, Mr Jovita George share’s a quick way to contour using cream products:

Which is your favourite technique? Comment below, we’d love to know!