Beauty Q& A
Q: I’M AFTER A NEW MASCARA. GOT ANYTHING GREAT I SHOULD TRY? A:
Mascaras land on our desks all the time so it takes something special for us to swoon. These two get high scores. The Revlon Mega Multiplier Mascara, $21.95,
ticks boxes with its rinse- off formula, making it perfect for sensitive eyes, while Mecca Max
Eye Max Power Couple Mascara from Mecca, $ 38,
wins points for its pre- mascara microbrush, which gets at the tiny, hard- to- catch lashes.
Q: GOT AC HEAT’ S WAY TO FULL, NATURALLOOKING B ROWS?
A: Enlist a brow powder. It will fluff up your brows, making them look bigger. We love Benefit Foolproof Brow Powder, $ 42. If you need to add a brow gel, experts advise applying before your brow powder to keep your arches full.
Q: HELP! MY SKIN IS TOXIC AND I HAVE SPOTS. A: Clear out your pores with detoxifying washes and masks.
We love the new
L’Oréal Paris Pure Clay Detoxifying Gel Wash, $14.99. Spiked with three special clays, this cleanser has charcoal to draw out impurities and give skin a pre- wash glow. We’re also slathering on
Kate Somerville Eradi-Kate Mask, $ 79.
It foams up on the skin to remove dirt without drying you out.
Q: I LOVE FOUNDATION BUT I NEED ONE THAT WON’ T IRRITATE MY SENSITIVE SKIN. OPTIONS?
A: Skin can be irritated by added fragrance and additives, so look for formulations with kindto- skin ingredients and no added nasties. We love new Nude By Nature Flawless Liquid Foundation, $ 39.95, and Flawless Concealer, $24.95. With no added nasties ( think parabens, silicone, talc and sulphate) and added skin- nourishing Kakadu plum and lilly pilly, these natural formulations deliver flawlessness and goodness in equal parts.
Q: I’M ALWAYS LOSING MY HAIR BANDS. ANY TIPS FOR ME?
A: We hear you! We’ve found a solution to the disappearing hair- tie dilemma. The Fore Hair Tie Bracelet, $ 59 ( Fore store.com. au), is both good- looking ( we love the rose gold) and able to stash a spare hair tie without cutting off your circulation. Genius.
COSMO BEAUTY GURUS CASSIDY & ALEXIS. PRETTY AND PRACTICAL!