While we've come a long ways in terms of tips and tricks for looking our best, North Americans are always looking for new methods of putting our best face forward. Bustle and Rimmel London are here to help by divulging some of the world's best-kept beauty secrets from around the world. Anyone looking for beauty tips from around the world needs to look no further. Whether you're looking for more radiant skin or stronger nails, here are the international beauty tips and one-stop products to help you achieve the look you desire.
England's All About Their Cuppa (Tea That is)
Who knew that a cuppa (British slang for a cup of their signature black tea that is consumed all day, everyday) contained such amazing skin benefits? The potent antioxidants in black tea are known for their power to reverse the signs of aging. In addition to free radical-fighting antioxidants, black tea is rich in vitamins B2, C and E; minerals such as magnesium, potassium and zinc and some essential polyphenols and tannin.
If you want to reap the healthful benefits for yourself, drink 1-2 cups per day. If you’re more of a coffee girl, then try out placing moist tea bags on your eyes to reduce puffiness and treat signs of premature aging.
England's Glam Look: Bold Lips Are Big In The UK
Score a brilliant lip with a moisturizing lippy (more British slang for you) like Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipstick which contains Vitamins A, C, and E. The more intense the color, the more important it is to keep your lips moisturized in order to avoid that flaky chapped look.
London girls tend strive to take a balanced approach to their makeup look, which means that a bright lip would usually be paired with a more subtle, neutral eye like this look by Cara Delevingne.
Fruits Make For Easy DIY Masks In Singapore
The secret to glowing skin is in some of the world’s tastiest fruits, and no one does fruit like Southeast Asia. You’ll find everything from fresh-picked papaya to the ever-popular durian that has quite the reputation for its pungent smell. Both of these incredible fruits feature a large amount of Vitamin C that keeps the aging process at bay.
Women in Singapore take advantage of all the fruity goodness in their midst by mashing up fruits like avocado, papaya, or even that smelly durian with yogurt and letting it sit on their skin for 15 minutes. Rinse it off with water and unveil (even more) radiant skin! Feel free to mix up the recipe with honey or tea tree oil for even more healing properties. Oh, and why not save a snack for the side?
Singapore's Glam Look: Contour And Get The Glow With Some Blush
Beautiful skin and contoured features are a big deal in Singapore, causing the market for blushes, highlighters, and bronzer to continue to grow. While it’s commonly believed that you need a bronzer or contouring kit to get the chiseled cheekbone-look, you can do it with blush for that cute natural look that will make you look like you woke up like this.
Use a light-colored illuminating blush like NYC Cheek Glow Blush under the hollow space beneath your cheekbones and use a slightly lighter hand to add color to the apples of your cheek.
Morocco Is Crazy About Argan Oil
Argan oil is lauded for its healing and anti-aging properties, so ladies in Morocco use it for everything from skin, to hair, to nails. Extracted from the kernels of the argan tree and has been used for centuries for beauty treatments due to its restoring qualities. Surprisingly to many people in the West, the oil is also used to dip bread in or drizzled over pasta and couscous so it’s not only a great topical treatment but is healthful for the body.
Morocco's Glam Look: Lots Of Mascara And Bold Eyeliner
Moroccan women love to accent their eyes, whether its with multiple coats of mascara, bold kajal eyeliner, or both!
If you tend to go heavy handed on your eye makeup, just remember that mascaras can be harsh to your lashes and can even cause them to fall out if you choose a harsh formula. When searching for your perfect formula, look for products that will give you the volume and length you desire while also including more nourishing ingredients like Rimmel London Wonder’Lash Mascara with Argan Oil.
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Romanians Know Olive Oil Is For More Than Cooking
For hand-model-worthy nails, Romanian women will use olive oil in conjunction with Vitamin A drops to make a soak that will help prevent nails from splitting and breaking. They also use it as an application to remove makeup by rubbing it all over their face and then taking it off with a warm cloth.
Romania's Glam Look: All Manicure, All The Time
After spending all that time getting your nails into great shape, you might as well make the most of it! I don’t know about you, but I hate paining my nails over and over throughout the week, so I recommend one of the new gel-based products such as Sally Hansen’s Miracle Gel polish.
Costa Rica: Natural Beauty Tip
Costa Ricans take full advantage of their citrus production. The juice from oranges is mixed with water and used to temporarily shrink pores, while the juice from lemons is mixed with baking soda to help relieve redness and bumps from elbows and arms.
Costa Rica's Glam Look: Signature Glam Look
Get your skin’s daily dose of Vitamin C with a powder that can easily be mixed into cleanser or moisturizer. The Turbo Booster C Powder from Philosophy delivers the power to neutralize discoloration, reduce the appearance of fine lines, and even tone for smooth and sexy skin.
Philippines' Glam Look: Shiny Locks And Straight Looks
Boost shine while restoring hydration for the most vibrant locks with a multi-tasking deep conditioner like Aussie’s 3 Minute Conditioner.
Korea's Glam Look: Flawless Matte Skin
Koreans are obsessed with poreless, smooth skin and are consequently one of the biggest skincare and cosmetics markets on earth. Use a matte foundation like Rimmel London Stay Matte Foundation over moisturized skin to cover any unevenness.