They fell out of fashion in the ’60s but are back with a vengeance. Mainly because they can be used on the face, body and even hair. Top-quality oils are also wonderful for smoothing rough cuticles. TRY: (1) The Jojoba Company 100% Natural Australian Jojoba ($19.95, thejojobacompany. com.au)
Toners are used post cleansing to remove residue. They’re also designed to help skin return to its natural pH balance. This means any serums and/or creams that you apply will be better able to penetrate the skin and be more effective. Some toners also contain powerful essential oils designed to boost feelings of wellbeing. Win-win.
TRY: (3) Musq Antioxidant Toner ($40, musq.com.au)
Everyone looks better with a pop of colour on the lips and cheeks. A pinky rose is flattering on all skin tones and one product can be used for both. Choose a creambased version so that lips remain soft and smooth. Apply to the apples of the cheeks and blend. Swipe on the lips, press together and then pat with a finger. TRY: (4) Charlotte Tilbury Beach Stick in Moon Beach ($55, charlottetilbury.com/au)
A touch of shimmer along the brow bone and the high points of the cheeks is both flattering and on trend. For a natural look, swap the pressed-powder highlighters for a touch of lip balm instead (yes, seriously) and then apply to the lips too. Remember, a little goes a long way. TRY: (5) Go-To (Pinky-Nudey) Lips! ($17, gotoskincare.com)
Primers are a must if you want skin to appear without flaws such as visible pores, fine lines or sun spots. Some contain light-reflecting particles for a sweet glow, oil-absorbing particles to reduce shine and active ingredients to fight the signs of ageing. Others also include sunscreen. TRY: (6) Colorescience Skin Mattifying Face Primer SPF20, ($75.90, 1800 648 851)
Cotton buds are the ultimate beauty tools. Use them to blend and smudge eye shadow for a cool smoky look, or to fix any lipstick mishaps.