Toxic Beauty Ingredients

Toxic Beauty: 10 ugly truths about the beauty industry you may not know about

You would never knowingly try to poison yourself with petrol to prevent wrinkles, hormone disruptors to create the perfect lips or allergens to smell good, now would you? Don’t be too quick to dismiss this question as being completely crazy. For your health, read on.

You may be cutting back on processed and refined foods in favour of whole foods and healthy habits, but [...]

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Ingredients in lipsticks

What you need to know about ingredients in lipsticks

There are literally dozens of ingredients in lipsticks and many of them are not so nice including as heavy metals like lead and chromium used to make lasting lip colour.

Less well known nasties include shark liver oil (squalene) and fish scales (guanine) that are used to add moisture and shine to lipsticks and lotions.

Thankfully these damaging [...]

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9 tips for younger-looking, healthy lips

Treating our lips with love and care as we get older is just as important as maintaining our skin health to ensure we age gracefully without tell tale signs of stress and internal dysfunction showing up around our mouth.

I’m of the belief that dry, chapped lips, distress lines and wrinkles as well as loss of lip plumpness don’t need to be cured with a needle or concealed with [...]

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The simple truth – what’s in Lip Nourish natural lipstick

We kiss with them, we eat with them, we sip with them and we smile with them – and paired with the right balm, gloss or stain, they can transform our entire face. Indeed our lips are one of our most important facial features, so doesn’t it make complete sense to take gentle care of them as we would our bodies?

Aside from keeping them [...]

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How to: the best lipstick shades for skin tones

How to choose your ideal lipstick shade

Want a simple solution to finding the best lipstick shades for skin tones?

Well here it is.

In just a few easy steps you can achieve the effortless, natural allure of actresses like Emma Watson who nails it every time.

Whether it’s speaking up for gender diversity or donning designer outfits on the red carpet, the Harry Potter heroine is just as flawless wearing a bold, [...]

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Get the Luk Look with Lip Nourish

Get the Luk Look with Makeup artist Carla Jones

Lip Nourish is designed to give your lips natural lasting nourishment with just a hint of colour that is so sheer it will complement any style and skin tone.  

We know how hard it can be to know what look suits you and how to nail it, so we’ve called in our resident green beauty makeup artist Carla Jones to do the work for us. Carla has expertly created the [...]

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At luk beautifood we are all about lips. If you only have a moment to look like you have made an effort – a touch of colour or lustre on your lips is perfect.  From lip balms and lipstick to lip glosses and tints, every girl has a few. Do [...]

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What is a Natural Beauty


Do you admire those women that glow inside and out, who ooze vitality and are happy?

Someone whose beauty does not the fit traditional convention of a glossy magazine. They don’t have perfect features but vitality and well being and a [...]

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Nourish Your Lips

Lips 101 | Why do lips dry out in winter?

Ever wondered why your lips dry out sometimes?

Unlike your body’s skin, lip tissue is extremely thin and does not have any secretion glands to ‘oil’ them. We subconciously lick our lips to moisturise them because moisture evaporates from the lips much faster than from our skin. This subtle balance is often upset during winter when the air is dryer, the winds blowing, temperatures are colder and you breathe thru [...]
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Lipstick colour facts

Lipstick colour: 5 facts that will make you think twice

We hardly need studies to tell us we choose our lipstick colour depending on how we feel. But at lük beautifood we were wondering: Do women really prefer bright colours over natural tones?

On our research travels we found one scientific study that proved red lippy is the colour most likely to be worn when women are feeling happy.

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