TWO-WEEK PARTY PREP
Two weeks prior ior
Prepping skin professionally is youry new secret weapon. Head into a beauty (1) Ultraceuticals clinic for a facial peel like A-Zyme Peel, $170.
With a mix of antiageing powerhouses retinol and bromelain applied for 5-10 minutes, it’s super-quick and doesn’t hurt a bit. You may experience some light flaking in the days following the treatment, but once that’s subsided, skin is gloriously plump and hydrated. A smooth, glowing and even complexion is the perfect canvas for all kinds of glamorous make-up looks.
Two days prior
It’s time to tan! The most important step in getting a smooth, even, streak-free colour is to ensure your skin is exfoliated properly before you apply any tanning product. In previous years, this meant going to town on limbs with a grunty (2) Bondi scrub and exfoliating gloves, but Sands Self Tan Eraser, $24.99, has come to the rescue. The game-changing foam is simply applied to dry skin the night before tanning,anning left on for five minutes, then washed off in the shower. All previous self-tan is dissolved away like magic.
The only way to apply tan at home ( 3) Little is with a blending glove, like Honey Flawless Blending Glove, $19.99 – it ensures an even, completely streakfree finish every time, with no tell-tale stained palms. Spritz or pump your favourite mist or foam, we like (4) Little Honey Flawless Bronzing Mist, $45, onto your glove and buff it in using circular motions.
The day before
Leaving nails to the last minute is the safest way to keep them chip-free before any event. Always apply a base coat – for both protection and longevity – plus a top coat to seal and add shine. Neutrals are always a safe option, but feel free to have a little fun with your (5) Revlon Color Stay choice of colour. Try Gel Envy Longwear Nail Enamel in Lovestruck, $18.50, (6) Revlon Quick Dry Base Coat, $17.50, and (7) Revlon Quick Dry Top Coat, $17.50.
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