These are the beauty buys you wont want to miss right now if you’re over 35:
Aveda Tulasara wedding masque overnight: This face and eye mask from Aveda will leave your skin glowing and flawless. I really love the results from the two products which are a cross between a mask and a nigtht cream . I appreciate the naturalness of Aveda products, and the concept it is possible to use a natural product and see five star results.
This Tulasara wedding mask duo is brilliant for this time of year when I am feeling a bit run down and feel like I am being pulled in every direction at once.
The masks were inspired by the Haldi wedding tradition in India, where the bride and groom are covered in a masque-like mud made of turmeric, rose water and sandalwood.
Turmeric enhances the skin’s glow and can reduce discolouration. If you pop this on before bed, you wake up with smooth skin, wrinkles are filled in, and you look wedding ready! I do. Tulsa Wedding Masque overnight RRP: $84.00, Tulsa Wedding Masque Eye overnight: $74.00 On counter next month.
Revlon X Chloe Sculpt and Highlighting Kit Contouring Powder: I struggle with cream contouring kits, and I am not alone. Applied by a make-up artist they look fantastic, on my own, near disaster.
Many of my friends say they can be intimidating for a lot of women over 35 to use. If you are not used to blending, and using brushes with liquid foundation it can be challenging go get the finish and consistency right, and often looks too thick.
You Tube success story Chloe Morello worked with Revlon to create this powder version, and it is fantastic for my skin.
The colours flatter, (especially the banana colour for under eye circles) it is easy to use, and the kit comes complete with a drawing of how and where to apply each colour and a fab brush.
You can even use the powders on their own (without foundation) with a bit of careful blending. Love it. RRP: $28.90
ESTÉE LAUDER NEW RE-NUTRIV ULTIMATE LIFT REGENERATING YOUTH COLLECTION
This moisturiser has been given its own facelift, and is more powerful and better than ever. It contains a new potent ingredient, Floralixir, a combination of nature and science which promises to renew the youthful bloom of the skin.
Floralixir is made up of the extracts of two powerful flowers, Himalayan Gentian (Swertia chirata) whch grows at high altitudes, and Brasil Everlasting (Syngonanthus elegans), known as the “always living” flower.
The ingredients aid recovery, renewal, firmness and smoothness. I love this moisturiser, and the packaging is luxe and beautiful too. Re-Nutriv Ultimate Lift Regenerating Youth Crème 50ml RRP: $420
La Mer The Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation SPF 20: La Mer have made beautiful skin care products for years, but this foundation takes things to a new level. To me, it feels like this foundation has been cleverly made for older skin to ensure it stays moist but looks flawless – and stays on.
I used this on a recent trip to Asia and really enjoyed it, and what a relief as good foundations can be so hard to find. If you are looking for the most luxurious luxe foundation with a flawless but moist finish that will not dry out your skin, this is it.
It’s pricey but if you call into the La Mer counter, I am sure they will let you road test it there, and you will see it is well worth it. Just gorgeous.
Revlon Ultra HD Matte lip gloss:
Lip gloss is usually a hassle for me to wear, as my hair sticks to it, and it is often too creamy, or just doesn’t stay on long enough. Not any more.
Revlon have released a brilliant new gloss that is matte, but doesn’t look or feel dry.
This has quickly become my favourite lip gloss ever. It has a gorgeous gel formula that doesn’t dehydrate lips, comes in an incredible range of colours and best of all – it travels really well with no leaking. 2 for $30 at Priceline right now.
Goldfield and Banks Fragrance Collection: This luxe unisex fragrance collection is absolutely beautiful, and quintessentially Australian. The scents pay homage to Australia’s first botanist and naturalist Joseph banks. There are four distinct fragrances, Blue Cypress, Pacific Rock Moss, White Sandalwood and Desert Rosewood which are unique and very Australian.RRP:$229 each www.goldfieldandbanks.com.au