See this month’s must-have beauty buys and why…
Summer beauty has never looked better thanks to new complexion-enhancing make-up, beautifully bright lipstick and fun new nail colours and textures.
1. AGEING SMARTER
If you don’t have retinol in your daily skincare, now’s the time. It’s one of the most powerful ingredients to radically treat the signs of ageing in our skin. Most over the counter retinol products contain only 0.1% or less, whereas the Dermalogica Overnight Retinol Repair, $174, contains 0.5%! It also comes with a Buffer Cream so you can customise the concentration being applied to minimise any discomfort.
2. THE CREME DE LA CRÈME
When it comes to make-up, Dior never disappoints. If you’re on the hunt for a foundation that leaves a velvet satin finish and treats the skin at the same time, then the new La Crème de Teint, $195, should be on your must-have list. The infused pearl of petal complex also keeps your skin glowing all day.
3. GOLDEN EYE
Open up your eyes to the magic of Guerlain Abeille Royale Gold Eyetech Eye Sculpt Serum, $204. With the cooling 22k golden-tipped applicator and soothing ingredients like antioxidant-rich honey, you can massage your delicate eye area to dispel dark circles, fine lines and puffiness quickly. Great for those early Monday mornings!
4. TWO-IN-ONE LUXURY
One part luxury foundation, one part professional-level concealer, now that’s what we call double duty beauty! The La Prairie Skin Caviar Concealer Foundation SPF 15, $305, offers skin tightening benefits from its caviar extracts as well as a lightweight, flawless coverage and dewy finish. Available in 12 shades.
5. LIPS THAT WOW!
Does your lipstick go the distance? If the answer is no, then try Clinique’s Quickline for lips, $41. With a base like this your lippy will last longer, have an intense colour payoff and feathering or bleeding outside the lip line will be dramatically reduced. So pucker up ladies!
6. A SKIN DRINK
With the change of seasons our skin often suffers the most. Sometimes an extra boost of hydration is all that’s needed to reduce fine lines, even out skin tone and revitalize a sallow complexion. Investing in the new Nimue Super Hydrating Serum, $165, could be the answer to your post winter skin blues.
7. NAIL IT!
Make your next mani a paint party with Colour Paints by OPI, $19.95 each.
Blend them, layer them, or team them up to create a masterpiece of colour on your nails. The secret to these ultra-luminous nail lacquers is a silver base that makes these shades illuminate with striking, vivid colour.
Pictured: Silver Canvas, Magenta Muse, and Turquoise Aesthetic.
8. SMELLS LIKE SUMMER
A spritz of perfume can invigorate the senses and boost your mood. SOTHYS new Inspiration Art & Beaute Fragrance, $69.50, is scented water that features a floral bouquet of yellow tulip, french broom and freesia, warmed by the spicy notes of pink peppercorns and warm vanilla. The price includes for 2x15ml bottles, so you can have one at home and one in your handbag.
9. CONTOUR QUEEN
Contouring products seem to have been a best-kept secret of beauty insiders. But now it’s being made easier with products like Smashbox Step-by-Step Contour Stick Trio, $74, which includes three shades that mimic perfect lighting. With one to contour, bronze and highlight, you’ll soon have cheekbones to rival the Kardashians!
10. PRECIOUS BEAUTY
Make-up that firms and plumps the skin as well as evening out skin tone is a consumers dream, right? Lancôme’s new Absolue Sublime Rejuvenating Foundation, $140, is the brand’s first foundation that includes skincare properties from their super-luxe Absolue skincare range. With a light but buildable finish, this is a perfect summer cover-up.
Which one will you be trying this month?
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