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Our Team Picks

Our Team Picks

Kristina, Assistant Manager of our DFO, South Wharf Store shares her must have products right now.
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Anna Sui

Anna Sui

Sui developed her creative skills by attending the prestigious art college, Parsons The New School for Design. Whilst at college, Sui landed a job as a sportswear designer. It was in 1981 when she first received recognition for her creative designs. After showcasing only five pieces of clothing at an exhibition, she received orders from big name department stores - Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s.
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Beyonce

Beyonce

Beyoncé was born on September 4, 1981. Growing up in Houston, Texas, Beyoncé attended a performing arts school to advance her natural talent as a singer and performer.

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Burt's Bees

Burt's Bees

The origins of a classic

Burt’s Bees began in 1984 in Maine, United States when Roxanne Quimby and Burt Shavitz, co-founders of Burt’s Bees , sold handmade honey candles at craft fairs.

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Richard Malouf inducted into Fragrance Foundation's Hall of Fame

Richard Malouf inducted into Fragrance Foundation's Hall of Fame

Richard Malouf, Managing Director of Malouf Pharmacies was inducted into the Fragrance Foundation Australia’s Hall of Fame on Thursday 1st September 2011. To celebrate the induction of the 4th Hall of Fame recipient, the Fragrance Foundation recognised Mr. Malouf’s significant contribution to the Australian fragrance industry with a cocktail event held at the Art Gallery of NSW.
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Why choose mineral make up?

Why choose mineral make up?

Mineral makeup has completely revolutionised the cosmetics world and women of all ages boast its positive effects. The mineral formula is created through the use of natural ingredients rather than harmful synthetic products.
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Winter Nail Polish Trends 2012

Winter Nail Polish Trends 2012

A fresh coat of polish on clean nails is a simple and quick makeover that will leave you feeling refreshed. As fashion changes seasonally, so do beauty trends and with the chilly winter weather well and truly upon us we've compiled some of our top nail polish picks for the cooler months.
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Exfoliating and Moisturising

Exfoliating and Moisturising

We all seem to be guilty of neglecting our skin as soon as the weather turns chilly and the possibility of wearing a bikini gets thrown out the window. But, just because we cover up in winter, doesn't mean our skin shouldn't still be glowing underneath all of those layers.
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Michael Edwards inspires “Fleuressence”

Michael Edwards inspires “Fleuressence”

At Cosmetics Fragrance Direct, fragrance is our passion. So, we love to see how fragrance inspires others and were recently blown away when we saw David Jones' annual Spring Flower Shower. This year, the gorgeous show case of flowers was entitled, Fleuressence.

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Handbag Essentials

Handbag Essentials

Imagine this. After a long day, work is finally over and you're about to catch up with some friends for dinner. Feeling a little weary you decide to touch up your makeup. You desperately look for your favourite lipstick or translucent powder, but your efforts are fruitless. Shock! Horror! You've left them at home. We've all been there, so, we have compiled a little check list of the essentials to keep in your handbag to avoid this sticky situation.
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What is the difference between Eau de Toilette, Eau de Parfum and Parfum?

What is the difference between Eau de Toilette, Eau de Parfum and Parfum?

This is a commonly asked question and has many people scratching their heads. The difference between these names is a matter of how strongly concentrated the oils are in the fragrance.
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Fragrance as a Wedding Gift

Fragrance as a Wedding Gift

Wedding presents can be tricky. It's often hard to find the perfect gift that is both unique and guaranteed to be loved by the bride and groom. One gift idea that will avoid giving the happy couple their eighth toaster on the big day is fragrance.
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Cat Eyes

Cat Eyes

Cat eyes provide instant glamour by drawing attention to your peepers. Eyes that have a slight wing are perfect for every day makeup, but if you are after drama, a fuller wing adds intrigue to evening looks.
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Lipstick Colours to suit your Hair Colour

Lipstick Colours to suit your Hair Colour

Just as shades of eye shadow suit your eye colour, or a particular blush harmoniously blends with your skin tone, there are lipstick shades that look gorgeous when paired with certain hair colours. Whether you have swoon-worthy Rapunzel style locks or a chic pixie-bob, we've compiled a list of lipstick colours that will look amazing with your hair colour.
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Eye Shadows that Enhance Eye Colour

Eye Shadows that Enhance Eye Colour

Choosing the right eye shadow can breathe life into your make up, transforming an ordinary look into something special. Just as certain shades suite skin tones and colourings, there are eye shadows that best enhance your natural beauty. 
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Signature Scents

Signature Scents

A fragrance has the ability to become the wearer's sensory signature. It can be an extension of our individual personalities, so when choosing a signature scent look for a fragrance that reflects elements of your personality. The perfect perfume should effortlessly mingle and become one with your skin.

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How to Choose the Right Foundation

How to Choose the Right Foundation

Choosing the right foundation for your skin can mean the difference between a flawless base or a foundation faux pas. By following these tips for matching a foundation to your skin type, we guarantee your foundation will blend beautifully with your skin and look like you aren't wearing any makeup at all.
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'Tis the Season!

'Tis the Season!

It's that time of year again, the weather is warmer, delicious mangoes are in season and Jingle Bells has been stuck in your head for days. Christmas has once again snuck up on us and party season is in full swing.
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It's Friday! Think Pink

It's Friday! Think Pink

Cosmetics Fragrance Direct is proud to announce their support of 'It's Friday! Think Pink', an initiative by the Think Pink Foundation. This wonderful foundation works tirelessly to raise much needed funds for breast cancer research. The Think Pink Foundation has invited its supporters to wear something pink on the last Friday of every month to show that they care. A splash of pink and a gold coin donation go a long way to support those affected by breast cancer.
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Tips and Tricks for a Summer Glow

Tips and Tricks for a Summer Glow

Summer is just around the corner so what better way to welcome the endless sunshine than with a healthy glow. There is no need to put your health on the line for bronzed skin, all that is required for a natural sun-kissed look is fake tan.

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