5 Essential Summer Beauty Products

Since we’re in the midst of summer, it’s time to pack away those layers of makeup in favour of a summer-friendly approach. It’s all about making the most of your beauty products and embracing the natural glow which comes with the warmer weather.

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Below are five of our essentials, which are sure to make your face glow all summer-long. Don’t forget to check back on the second part which is focused on summer skincare!

Nars The Multiple, $56

Give your face an instant glow with this iconic cream, available in over ten different shades. Apply it to your cheekbones for a pop of colour, or use it on your brow bone and blend it into your foundation to achieve a beautiful bronze glow.

5 Essential Summer Beauty Products

Josie Maran Argan Illuminiser, $35

While we’re on the topic of a bronzed summer glow, an illuminiser is a must-have for any summer trip. Use it on your cheeks, decolletag, or even your arms and legs to fake that perfect glow.

5 Essential Summer Beauty Products

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Dry Oil, $39.95

A cult-favourite, no makeup bag is complete without a bottle of dry oil. Use as a primer for glowing skin, on the body before bed as a moisturiser, or even in your hair for an extra glossy finish. A little goes a long way and it will surely become a huge part of your beauty routine.

5 Essential Summer Beauty Products

By Terry Baume De Rose Lip Care Wand SPF 15, $72

If you suffer from particularly dry or chapped lips, then your makeup kit won’t be complete without this. It’s just like the original, although it’s been transformed into a travel-friendly form for instant hydration.

5 Essential Summer Beauty Products

Modelco Highlighting Trio, $22

Give your face a vibrant, youthful glow with this multi-functioning palette to give the skin beautiful luminosity. The three shades can be worn separately or combined to create any look in seconds – and without makeup brushes!

5 Essential Summer Beauty Products

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July 1, 2015

Best Bronzers For All Skin Types

Whether you choose to contour, powder, or simply use it to brighten up your entire visage, a bronzer is a must-have in every makeup kit.

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To find a shade which matches your skin tone, refer to our guide below to help you find a match made in heaven. With summer just around the corner, it’s time to fake it ’til you make it with a skin-loving bronzer for all budgets.

Fair skin

Choosing a bronzer for fair skin can often feel like a never-ending battle, especially if you have pink undertones to your skin. Look for a formula which won’t leave your skin looking too yellow, and always swatch the product before purchasing – just in case!

Budget: Butter London Bit Faker Cream Bronzer, $24

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Luxury: Burberry Beauty ‘Warm Glow’ Natural Bronzer, $69.80

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Light skin

A lighter skin tone usually boasts warmer undertones when compared to someone who is fair, usually with a yellow undertone. A cream bronzer is a great idea since it melts flawlessly into the skin without any visible harsh lines.

Budget: Bourjois Maxi Delight Bronzer, $24

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Luxury: Nars Bronzing Powder in Laguna, $49

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Olive skin

Any type of olive skin tone is usually characterised by a soft, bronzed glow – especially in the summer time! You can use a variety of products to suit this skin tone, especially cream formulas which suit those combination skin types.

Budget: Essence Sun Club Shimmer Bronzing Powder, $6.15

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Luxury: Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel, $67

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Dark skin

It’s sometimes difficult to trace down a bronzer for darker skin tones which doesn’t make the skin look like a disco ball! Choose a matte finish without the shimmery particles – leave this to your highlight instead.

Budget: The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder in Shade 04, $22.95

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Luxury: Chantecaille Radiance Gel Bronzer, $74

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What are some of your holy grail bronzers?

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March 26, 2015

5 Bronzers For All Skin Types

Who doesn’t love using a brand new bronzer? It makes your skin look like you’ve just returned a beach-side resort, and it’s super quick and easy to apply without even a brush. Rather than searching for a different bronzer for your individual skin tone, below are a few options which suit everyone’s skin.

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Bourjois Delice de Soleil Bronzing Powder, $13.50

One of the best bronzers you can find in any drugstore is by French cosmetics brand, Bourjois. The delicious chocolate formula makes it a delight to apply all over the face, or simply use with a contour brush and sweep onto the cheekbones for a chiseled look.

5 Bronzers For All Skin Types

Rimmel Sunshimmer Maxi Bronzing Powder, $19.95

Made for serious sun-lovers, Rimmel Sunshimmer is a huge bronzer which works well for both the face and body. The illuminating light shimmers are perfect for contouring, or simply adding colour to the skin. Dust lightly over your chest and collarbones for extra colour before a night out.

5 Bronzers For All Skin Types

Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Medium/Deep Matte Bronzer, $39

If you want a bronzer which is completely matte, the Chocolate Soleil formula certainly ticks all the boxes. You only need a sweep of the product to bring colour to your complexion, and carry in your purse for those quick touch-ups!

5 Bronzers For All Skin Types

Nars Laguna, $49

Loved by makeup artists, YouTube guru’s and basically every other makeup fiend in the world, Laguna is the perfect bronzer for every skin tone. The warm brown tone isn’t too overwhelming on a lighter complexion, and is definitely build-able if you really want to bronze your skin.

5 Bronzers For All Skin Types

Clarins Bronzing Duo, $58

With two tones in this handy palette, Clarins have created on of the only bronzing powders which includes an added SPF. Lightly dust your collarbone with the darker shade, and use the lighter shade over your forehead and cheeks.

5 Bronzers For All Skin Types

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November 30, 2014

Lara Bingle Launches The Base

Lara Bingle has launched a brand-new line of ultimate bronzing and tanning products which helps both men and women to achieve a healthy glow out of the sun.

Each item has been specially formulated to act as s foundation to the rest of your look, and is perfect for creating a bronzed skin anytime of the year.

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Not only is the entire collection easy to use, but it’s also made of high-quality ingredients which are formulated to enhance your inner beauty. But what makes this tanning collection different is that helps to bring out your own natural glow:

“It’s not about changing what products you may love and use now, it was about creating products that would compliment and enhance your tan. My brand is Australian. My team is Australian. I’m Australian and I’m very, very proud of that.”

Whether you want to create a lasting bronze colour, a wash-off for a special event, or even just a summer glow for your face, The Base offers eight specialised products to create all of these looks and more, which are priced between $12-39.

Lara Bingle Launches The Base

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November 24, 2014