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Mid Winter Treats

31 Jul, 2018 Beauty Blog
Mid Winter Treats

Its over half way through the year & still freezing cold in Auckland, but I think by now we can see a light at the end of the tunnel with spring not that far away… I was overseas recently in New york & Los Angeles, visiting galleries, shopping, sightseeing & finding artistic inspiration wherever I went! When I got home all sorts of new season beauty products were waiting for me- heres a few that I have been using (& enjoying) over the past few weeks.

Revlon Colour Charge Collection

This brilliantly bright & innovative collection of makeup from Revlon is sure to cure the winter blues. Im obsessed with the Colour Charge Lip Powder which comes in  a lovely wee palette containing five highly metallic pressed powders. In the 80′s I always used to add shimmery eyeshadow onto the top of lipsticks to create a 3-D effect, particularly on the centre of the bottom lip & across the cupids bow. Its so cool to see this trend return & its especially fun for teens experimenting with colourful high fashion makeup looks. Theres also a gorgeous pressed powder illuminator in this range that gives a subtle nude highlight which is great to use as an eye shadow base or to create a soft glow above the cheekbone. You can also try the liquid illuminator which can be mixed with your foundation or tinted moisturizer for light sheen. And Im loving the loose pigment eye shadow- simply sweep it across the eye lid for a highly iridescent light reflective evening makeup. All these products come in at under $30 & they are limited edition so get in quick!

Elizabeth Arden Bronze Vibes Colour Collection

Summer makeup ranges always tend to hit NZ counters in the middle of our winter, but I actually find it quite refreshing to try out new bronzing products when Im feeling pale. Ardens new Bronze Vibes Bronzer comes in the prettiest pink, matte plastic compact that is slim enough to slide into your clutch bag or makeup purse. Thats a big plus for me as I love to be able to fit as much as possible into my makeup kit & I hate bulky packaging. This bronzer is called ‘FourEver Glow’ as its one of those clever highlighting powders that contains four shades that can be used separately or together. Sweep your brush over all four to create a gorgeous bronze glow, or use each colour individually as natural eye shadows, using the lightest shade under the brow bone & the deepest across your lid. This colour collection also has fab new liquid lip glosses in light reflecting metallics- Im loving Nude Beam, a warm shimmery pinky-brown. All on counter now.

Jane Iredale Lemongrass Love

Jane Iredales new Lemongrass love hydration spray is a soothing facial mist that smells exactly like fresh lemongrass. It is a multi purpose product that can be used as a makeup setting spray, a light skin toner, or simply as a cool refresher during warm weather. I took mine traveling with me & really looked forward to using it after a long day walking round NYC in a heatwave! It made my skin feel cool & clean & I just love the natural lemongrass scent. Its also comforting to know that all the ingredients are certified natural & organic, created without the use of any nasty parabens or sulphates. To find out more about Jane Iredale minerals & where to find a stockist visit their website - Jane Iredale


Antipodes Juliet Brightening Gel Cleanser

Antipodes create the most beautiful products… all natural & New Zealand made. The Juliet Gel Cleanser is the latest in their extensive skincare range & its designed to balance the skins oil production. Like all Antipodes skincare its loaded with pure ingredients including Kiwifruit, Manuka Honey & Vinanza Grape. My friend Tracey has very oily skin (albeit with no wrinkles!) so she was the perfect person to trial this cleanser. Over the past few weeks she has seen a marked improvement in her complexion & she told me she loves how fresh & clean it makes her skin look & feel. I also gave her some of the Resurrect Clarifying Facial Toner to try- this is the perfect companion for the Juliet cleanser as its a mild astringent made with lavender, sage & chamomile. These products are also perfect for problem teenage skin as apart from being so effective, they are also easy to use. You can buy Antipodes direct from their Website or at most good pharmacies & health stores like Commonsense Organics.



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