We?ve road tested the best lip-glosses on the market, so take a look at the 5 we believe are beauty must-haves. All products are available at David Jones, Grace Brothers and selected pharmacies nationally.
  • Estee Lauder Pure Colour Crystal Gloss in Lemon Pop

    This will create a gleaming sheen that is the look for now. Just make your eyes heavy and slap on the gloss

  • MAC Lip Glaze in Angel Blush

    It?s a brillant soft lip glaze that is ideal for a day-to-evening transition.

  • Clinique Glosswear in Kissyfit

    You must get your hands on a pot of Kissyfit. This latest pot of magic from Clinique has more of a pink tone than the best-selling Air Kiss plus SPF 8.

  • Bourjois Effet 3D Ultra in No. 83

    One of the best golden shades of gloss on the market. The metallica look is back so don?t sit there run and purchase. Be ahead of the rest!

  • Lancome Juicy Tube in


We can?t get enough of Lancome?s juicy tubes. They are fast becoming a cult beauty necessity. This colour will look just like you?ve been kissed. It tastes as good as it smells. Mmmmm mmmmmmspan class=”articleTitle”>Mascara ? how do you wear it?

These days mascara?s can almost do anything, lengthen, thicken, add volume, define, curl? and find you a husband, no just kidding. So, is it really necessary to spend a lot of money on them? Make-up artists do admit that the more the mascara costs the more it will probably do and be easier to apply; need fewer coats and have a better brush.

Now we hope you are not panicking. If you don?t have enough money to spend on expensive mascaras don?t fret. A cheaper version, if applied properly will give the same result. One of the tools you do need is an old mascara brush ? any type of brush will do. Remember, make-up artists insist that the brush is the most important tool when applying mascara.

The Tools:

  • Mascara
  • A dry brush ? check out Body Shop or David Jones make-up brushes
  • Eye-lash curlerWhat to do:

    To get your eyelashes to bend, try running the eye-lash curler under hot water, blotting it and then curling. The warmth will increase the curling process and increase the hold. One make-up artist suggested you heat the eye-lash curler up with your hairdryer. But do be careful that you don?t touch your eyelid with the curler when it is that hot. Ouch! One of Naomi Campbell?s hottest tips from the 90s.

    After you have curled your lashes, start by tilting your head back and raising your brows. This will help you hitting your eye socket with the brush and ruining the application.

    Now, for the mascara application. Pick up the lashes with the brush and wiggle it back and fourth and push the brush toward the eyelid. When you feel the brush touch the lid you then release it. That way you are actually coating the lashes right the way down to the base of the hairline which will give you the thickest and most natural coverage.

    If you find that your mascara brush has not been the best or your lashes aren?t separating evenly, use the dry mascara brush to smoothe them out.

    Once you have applied one coat of mascara, apply a second one. If you can try to apply the second coat before the first coat dries to avoid flaking you will then have beautiful, perfect eyes.