Try using it when you first step in the shower and leaving it on your face while you do the rest of your routine, so the enzymes get a chance to do their sloughing action. Plus, there are other formulas designed for sensitive skin and acne-prone complexions. Say goodbye to breakouts, scarring, and uneven texture, and say hello to that gorgeous skin you always knew you had.
Chanel stockists: 1300 242 635
“We want to inspire every single Australian to make a positive step in the right direction with their food and lifestyle choices. And if I can do for fitness what Jamie Oliver did for food, then I’ve done what I set out to do,” says Luke of the pair’s new book, Clean Living ($29.99).
We’ve read their simple approach to a healthier life cover-to-cover, and anything you want to get your hands on this season, then let this book be it. With Summer just around the corner, following Luke and Scott’s three-week paleo lifestyle plan — which includes clean eating tips alongside fitness activities — might just be the ticket to helping you feel closer to your best self. Keep reading.
We loved the stick application because it allows for a more targeted approach and banishes spillage. That said, have a think about applying with a brush because it isn’t overly hygienic to put the stick straight on your skin each day. Another thing to note, keep this primer away from overly dry areas as it can cause a bit of build up. It applies clear and dewy, but sets with a matte, dry-looking finish. Be sure to let it settle in and dry before applying your foundation. We finished with a setting powder and 15 hours later (yes, we work that hard!), our foundation still looked fresh. Pretty impressive.
It gives skin a more tightened and plump look, and if you think about the effects of an actual bee sting — it makes complete sense. Rather than causing pain, though, this facial moisturiser administers tiny amounts of purified bee venom which tricks the skin into thinking it’s been affected by the melittin — the toxin in a bee’s sting.
So what did we think? It didn’t tingle at all and there wasn’t any pain so no need to worry about that. However, if you are allergic to bee stings do not use this moisturiser. It could cause a reaction! The consistency is thick so it feels super luxe and hydrating. The brand’s Advanced Moisturiser Complex is four times more hydrating than hyaluronic acid — and you know how much we love that.
Infused with cedarwood, juniper berry, geranium and grapefruit, it’s got the kind of smell you can only seem to find in an expensive day spa. You know the one? It’s refreshing and light, but also makes you wish you were getting a beachside massage on a tropical island somewhere. The oil itself is thick and golden — not so runny that you can’t control it upon pouring, and not so thick that it’s sticky — and it coats your skin beautifully. It sinks in quickly and the glow left behind is gorgeous, but we suggest using the oil sparingly if you’re heading out.
We recently found out that Phoebe Tonkin likes to slather herself in oil before she hops into bed — we tried the same and after a few days of regular use, our skin is noticeably softer and smoother. Dry patches on our arms are completely gone, and rough feet have been replaced by much softer ones. It makes sense — oil is moisturising in any capacity. But when the oil also increases circulation and eliminates toxins, smells heavenly, can be used sparingly and is housed in a beautiful dark glass bottle, you know you’re onto a good thing.
The wand is bendable so you can face the comb at a 90 degree angle and basically blink the mascara on. We then tried straightening the wand and turning it vertically to capture the small lashes at the inner-corner of the eyes. Worked a treat! But, the innovation doesn’t stop there. Bend it back to 90 degrees, flip upside down and paint the top of your lashes. It really is an all-angles mascara.
We found in two coats, we got the same look it would take three or four coats to get with a normal mascara wand. What do you think — will you give this innovative mascara a go?
Avon stockists: 1800 646 000
Tanning in Winter can be tricky. You don’t want to be too dark, but you most definitely want to glow. A gradual tanning cream is perfect, but don’t be scared to take things up a notch and actually continue using a full tan, just like you would in Spring and Summer. While there will always be a special spot in our hearts for Modelco Tan Airbrush in a Can ($22), the tanning foam, Super Tan Instant Self Tan ($39), is just as easy to apply.
The colour intensity is quite deep, but remember you can layer if you’re not happy on first application. Less is always more when it comes to self-tan! We used Modelco’s Blend Buffing Mit which helps even out coverage enormously, and of course we exfoliated well beforehand. The foam provides instant colour (with a very faint scent), and it is recommended you let the tan develop for at least two hours before showering. If you’re waiting to get to bed though, an hour-and-a-half will do just fine.
The formula includes macadamia oil and pomegranate extract so it’ll leave you feeling soft and silky, and the added Melatime will accelerate your tan naturally, as it works on increasing the body’s Melanin levels.