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All that’s new in beauty
DROP IT LIKE IT’S HOT
Meet beauty’s take on DIY — BIY! Create the coverage that you want with Clinique’s BIY Blend It Yourself Pigment Drops, $85. Add the desired number of drops to your moisturiser (1 = sheer coverage, 2 = medium, and 3 = fuller) and blend before applying your custom flawless base. Winter got you looking too pale for your favourite foundation? Don’t bother buying a new shade; be mismatched no more with Australis’ Matchmaker Shade Adjusting Drops, $24.99. They come in both light and dark so you can easily adjust, no matter the season.
SLEEPING BEAUTY While you’re young, it’s important to prevent ageing as much as poss — and sleeping on a silk pillowcase can do just that. Go-to’s Face Case, $70, is hypoallergenic, made from 100% Mulberry silk and, unlike a cotton case, eliminates friction between your face and the pillow, resulting in less face creases come morning and fewer permanent wrinkles in your future.
Actress, musician and fashion muse Charlotte Gainsbourg has collaborated with Nars to create an eortless makeup collection that embodies her chic and minimalist personal style — something we’re certain she gained from being style icon Jane Birkin’s daughter. We love the Multiple Tint, $62, a radiant and utterly forgiveable lip and cheek formula that provides a subtle ush of colour in sheer berry, poppy red and light pink shades. For a berry-bitten pout, apply a swipe of the Lip Tint in Promise, $41, to the centre of the lip and dab away any excess. The collection launches May 30 at Mecca Cosmetica and Mecca Maxima.
Having a good hair day every day — even when travelling — just became doable thanks to the new ghd Wanderlust collection. Don’t compromise by using useless hotel hairdryers; take along the ultimate travel companion that is the Travel Hairdryer, $119. It is way lighter than traditional hairdryers yet still promises 85 percent of the power, and the handle folds down for easy packing. Your perfectly manetained international Instagrams will thank you for it.
Lorac Pro to Go Eye and Cheek Palette, $49.95, from La Femme Beauty
thebalm How ’Bout Them Apples? Lip and Cheek Cream Palette, $89.99
Anastasia Beverly Hills Nicole Guerriero Glow Kit, $70, from Sephora NZ