Make-up bag makeover

The crusty old mascara, that leaking lip-gloss and that ancient oxidised concealer that has been sitting in the bottom of your make-up bag now for three years – ringing any bells ladies? You’re not alone. Our make-up bags are part of who we are. There comes a time when they need a clean out too. The time is now. Spring in the air and love on the way, an organised kit is part of the package. Grab a wine, a plastic bag, some antiseptic wipes, (this is to clean your make-up and any leaking make-up) and pen and paper to finally get the make-up kit you always dreamt about.Also don’t forget to choose a make-up bag that is strong enough to withstand the sea, sand and travel, and fashionable enough to double as an evening bag for apres-beach cocktails. Our favourites are Bloom, Uchi, and for total deluxe chic, check out Christian Dior’s cosmetic bag.

Here’s the list of the top products you may just need in your make-up bag:

Lip Gloss

Clinique Superbalm Lip Treatment ($20)

Lancome Juicy Tube in Cerise ($35)

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream ($28)

Nail Polish

Rimmel 60 Seconds Nail Polish in clear ($7.95)

Estee Lauder Nail Polish in Rosy Pink ($31)

Tony & Tina’s Millennium Key Nail Polish ($50). The best nail polish if you’re in a hurry. The clever bottle is designed so you hold it between two fingers. For stockists telephone George Giavis salon (02) 9328 6700.


Maybeline 8-Pan Designer Selections Shadows ($13.50)

Clinique High Impact Eye Shadow Trio in Walk in The Park ($43)


Prescriptives Luxe Soft Glow Moisture Makeup ($65)

Becca Luminous Skin Colour in Nude ($58) from Mecca Cosmetica


YSL Touche Eclat concealer pen ($70)

Avon Flawless Face Concealing stick ($14.95)


Orlane Blush in Orange Doree ($59)

Red Earth Duo Blush in C1001 ($16)


Avon Beyond Colour Nutralush in Uptown Pink ($24.95)

Maybelline Wet Shine Lipcolour in Nude Glow ($10.95)

No7 Colour Lock Lipcolour in Moulin Rouge ($17.95)


Guerlain Terracotta Moisturising Bronzing Powder in No 4 ($74)


Maybelline Eye Duets in Double Latte ($13.50)

Kiss NYC Eyeliner in Black ($7.95)

BeneFit Sketching Pencil in Sable ($28)


Maybelline Great Lash Mascara ($12.95)

CoverGirl Professional Mascara ($10.95)