THE best products to fix, perfect, and essentially save on mirror time..
With less and less time able to be spent in front of the mirror these days we need beauty products that do exactly what they say on the tin; and preferably hardcore multitaskers. Here are my top beauty life savers-
The newest addition to the MAC foundation family, this hard working watertight base works well as a concealer or medium to full coverage foundation. Oil free and budge proof, this is perfect for the long work days with minimal time to touch up. Love the squeezey plastic tube as well that is so good for the on the go makeup kit.
Believe the hype. This eye shadow palette has become a beauty icon over the last few years- and for a very good reason. Every shade in it is truly wearable for every skin tone and eye colour; which is a rare find. The colour payoff is strong, so one brush sweep will colour the whole eyelid. It's a fantastic day to night palette, with the first half of shades being for the perfect day look, then the last half of shades for a more dramatic yet natural eye look. And, on the off chance you really were stranded on a desert island and needed an eyeliner as well, the shade Creep in the palette works brilliantly applied as a line with a wet angle brush. Don't leave home without it.
It's that rare colour that could almost work for anything on the face! A soft muted nude cream stick from Nars that works as a soft shade across the eyelids, a dash of cheek colour or perhaps a natural lip tone. An easy wind up stick style that fits in the smallest of makeup bags or purses. Clever colour on the go.
The Lash Primer / False lash Fibre Extension / Mascara:
Tarte Lights Camera Lashes Double-ended Lash fibres & 4 in 1 Mascara
This product takes the idea of mascara to the next level! It has a 3 step application that first primes and protects the lashes, then builds lashes with the nylon fibres for volume and length then the final step sets lashes in place for long lasting false lash effect. A great alternative for those who are not keen at applying strip lashes or who don't have the time.
It's rare to find a skin product that really ticks all of these boxes in one.
Thats why this Algenist treasure has been a re-buy for me a few times over.
This 3 in 1 is used after cleansing and massaged in like a face scrub but is then left to set like a mask. Enriched in glycolic acid, alguronic acid and fruit enzymes (ingredients with well-known skin resurfacing benefits) the mask lifts off dead skin and impurities and leaves skin feeling ultra cleansed, polished and perfected. Regular use sees fine lines and pores less visible and skin looks clearer.
The beautifully perfected brush range from the clever makeup duo, the Pixiwoos has caught the attention of makeup lovers and industry professionals alike. Each brush has been perfectly designed for its particular use on the face, which makes it as a whole the perfect set for your personal kit. The collection contains a Powder, foundation, blusher, angled eye/brow, smudger & soft tapered brush. Now available online in Australia..
7. The Sheer Setting Powder/ Face Perfector/ Sleep In Treatment:
By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra Powder
The only thing this powder doesn't do is wash your dishes.. Seriously! This is one of my favourite products that can be used on any skin tone (even the darkest colour) without making it look ashy. Not only does it impart a soft focus veil over large pores and fine lines whilst setting your base, but the Hyaluronic acid adds instant plumpness and hydration to the skin. After cleansing your skin, this powder can also be applied as an overnight treatment-now that's a multitasker!!