They’re like mood rings for your lips.
Why only wear one shade when you can wear all of them?
One step closer to Kylie Jenner lips.
Who hasn’t owned a lip gloss in their life? From your first Lip Smackers to the elusive Dior Plumpling gloss… they come in so many shapes and sizes. Bet you didn’t know it could be used as a moisturising treatment? Who knew!
Keep reading for more of our exclusive hacks, as well as our favourite lip gloss at the moment!
Do you have trouble taming those little baby hairs which never seem to go away? Take a swab of some lip gloss with a cotton bud and carefully push it back into your hair-line.
This one is for those girls who suffer from tough cuticles, especially during the wintery months. Simply apply a small drop of lip gloss onto your cuticles to smooth them out, and they’ll look better in no-time.
Who else suffers from dry heels? Rather than waiting for your next pedicure (or avoiding sandals forever), apply some gloss onto your heels for a quick fix. They won’t stick to your shoes, but will appear soft and smooth.
Yeah, we’re going there! This is ideal for girls who suffer from extremely oily eyelids, and find it difficult to make their makeup last the distance. The result is a mostly sheer look which won’t fade… especially during the warmer weather.
Tired of those split ends ruining your look? Apply a tiny drop of lip gloss onto your ends for to easily manage split ends. Don’t apply too much since it can completely ruin your clean hair!
Who hasn’t cried for hours on end after their favourite television show was cancelled? To combat a dry nose, apply some lip gloss on the outside to stop the skin from flaking.
For a truly sun-kissed and youthful glow, apply some gloss onto the outer edges of your brow and cheekbones. It will give your face a pop of colour without the use of the sun! Layer it with matte products to achieve a natural look.
Want to try these tips and more? Our favourite lip gloss at the moment is:
Rimmel Oh My Gloss, $6.98
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Put the pep back into your step this winter by pampering yourself, head-to-toe, with SHESAID’s pick of top luxe winter products new to counter. Go on, indulge yourself, you’re worth it…
Scent of a woman
A glamorous fragrance can transform you from zero to hero this winter. You’ll smell divine and enjoy the feel-good factor with a spritz of Robert Piguet Rose Perfection Eau de Parfum (100ml), $239, an exquisite and feminine tribute to the world’s most prestigious flower. The romantic fragrance is the latest addition to the iconic French fashion and perfume house and the sensual touch of musk hugs the fragrant bouquet. Find it at Libertine Parfumerie, www.libertineparfumerie.com.au, and at select David Jones stores and niche perfumeries. For stockists, phone (02) 8002 4488 or visit www.agencedeparfum.com.
Paying lip service
Need to pamper your pout? Revamp dry winter lips with an Issada Mineral Lip Gloss, $48 each, which has a blissful blend of botanicals, antioxidants and minerals. The super smooth, high-shine formula isn’t sticky or greasy and melts on your mouth, while the inviting, warm scent of vanilla lingers on your lips. This is one of my favourite lip glosses of all time. What’s more, the colours are glorious: choose from 12 shades. Find it at select salons, spas and Issada stores. For stockists, phone (07) 3904 2288 or visit www.issada.com for more information.
Body of evidence
Inject some luxury and opulence into your day with the Amouage Dia Body Creme, (200ml), $169. What’s more, this divine, floral-scented cream contains active ingredients such as aloe vera, shea butter and cacao butter to restore the skin’s natural moisture and suppleness, leaving it fragrant, soft and velvety. Dia is an enigmatic, daytime-inspired fragrance, launched by Amouage in 2002 as a complement to Gold Woman. It has delectable notes of fig, bergamot, tarragon, violet leaves and peony, over a warming, exotic base of frankincense, heliotrope and cedarwood. Find it at Libertine Parfumerie, www.libertineparfumerie.com.au, and at select David Jones stores and niche perfumeries. For stockists, phone (02) 8002 4488 or visit www.agencedeparfum.com.
Banish bad hair
If your hair seems to have a mind of its own this winter, check out the Pure Hair Sacred Mask Treatment, $32.95. This mask is aimed at restoring and hydrating all hair types. Infused with argan oil and shea butter, the mask has been developed with organic active ingredients, strengthening proteins and moisturizing vitamins. Non-greasy and light, it promises to smooth, condition and de-frizz hair. Like all Pure products, it is sulphate-free, paraben-free and allergen-free to reduce irritation and flakiness. For stockists, phone (07) 3267 5511 or visit www.hairjamm.com for more information.
Love your face oils? Check out RMS Beauty’s Beauty oil (30ml), $85, a luxurious, concentrated and lightweight product which contains organic ingredients for replenishing, rejuvenating and preserving skin. Formulated with antioxidant, vitamin-rich exotic oils such as jojoba, rosehip and tamanu, as well as herbal extracts, this oil promises to give you a more youthful and hydrated appearance. Sold! RMS Beauty products are available at Bathing Beauty Organic Apothecary. Visit www.bathingbeauty.com.au for more information.
By Nicole Carrington-Sima
The most handy thing in your purse right now has got to be your lip balm. This all-purpose miracle tube can soothe dry hands, tame stray eyebrows and keep down those dreaded flyways after a blow-dry. Oh, and it also keeps your gorgeous smackers totally kissable – even when the wind kicks up and the harsh, cool air threatens to strip those lips of any and all moisture. Here are our picks of the best balms at each price point:
Make Up Store Lip Care Mix, $35
This handy pot is an amazing 3-in-1. The green cream is for exfoliating the lips to get rid of dry flakes and make them smoother. The white cream is a moisturiser and can also be used to remove excess lipstick when cleansing. And finally, the pink cream finishes off the treatment with sweet shade of colour.
asap Hydrating Lip Balm+, $20
asap Hydrating Lip Balm+ perfects, heals and protects. It’s suitable for all skin types and contains a powerful antioxidant that even keeps coldsores at bay as well as acting as an anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory agent. This lip balm can be used on its own or as gloss over lip colour and even contain SPF15+.
Suvana Organic Lip Balm, $9.95
This certified organic lip balm may as well change its name to ‘miracle in a tube’. The active ingredients of cocoa butter, paw paw and honey nourish, soothe and soften … not just your lips, but wherever you happen to rub it! A little goes a long way so it’s a keeper. Stash in your handbag as your go-to wonder cream!
Lip Gloss Off!
L’oreal Glam Shine
If you want a lip gloss that stays on and is not too sticky then this is the one you have been searching for. Glam Shine definitely lives up to its name – this product doesn?t stick your lips together but has tons of shine! There are a great range of colours and is perfect for a night on the town, dancing under lights, but not for everyday use. Well priced at RRP $19.95.
Maybelline Wet Shine
Love it love it love it! Many critics have said its colour doesn?t last and leaves lips feeling dry but we beg to differ in this case. The colours are really pretty (personal favourite is the ‘Luminous Lilac’), the gloss brilliantly glossy and there isn’t too much sparkle so you don?t look like you are on your way out for a big night rather than on your way to work! The only problem I have with Maybelline?s Wet Shine is that they’re not long lasting, but I guess that’s to be expected from a non-matte,shiny lipstick. For only RRP $9.95, the price is one of its best assests too ? this one definitely won’t break your budget!
Lancome Juicy Tubes
Juicy Tubes seems to be one of those things that people either love or hate. And you can guess which group I am in… If you want something sticky, shiny, with a mildly coloured gloss to it then Lancome?s Juicy Jube is for you. You can get the same (or even better) products in Maybelline or L?Oreal without the huge price tag, proving that cheaper can sometimes be better! The texture is annoying, plus virtually no color shows up. At over $40 a tube this is just very expensive, coloured vaseline in a tube!
Elizabeth Arden High Shine Lip Gloss
If you are a self-confessed gloss-o-holic then you might not rate the Elizabeth Arden High Shine Gloss as it is unlike any of the other glossies we tested. The beautiful packaging and classy colours prove it is not aimed at the teenagers with the slick, shiny wet-looking, gooey lips. This gloss is a beautiful smooth texture with enough colour and shine to wear happily all day long, not only that is smells great too! A definite winner! RRP $30
Nivea Lip Care Pearl & Shine
This isn’t really very glossy so you need something else for colour but it’s just so soft that you can’t resist wearing it. The jojoba oil and Vitamin E protect against the elements making it definitely the best for moisterising. The pearly shimmer gives your lips a softer, plumper appearance, and you can’t past that $3.70 price tag.
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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:
Clinique Superbalm Lip Treatment ($20)
Lancome Juicy Tube in Cerise ($35)
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream ($28)
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)
- Johnson’s Baby Lotion This is one of the most versatile products around. The best way to use Johnson’s is to use it as a primer under make-up or for a leave-in-hair conditioner and styling product. The great thing about this product is that it is great for anyone who has really sensitive skin.
- Maybelline’s Great Lash Mascara This is what all the models and pro’s use. If you want your eyes to stand out you have to apply mascara to both your upper and lower lashes. The other great thing to Great Lash is the GREAT price.
- Benetint Benetint is great for everything? for blush and lips. It gives you a really natural colour that looks like you have just been kissed.
- Carmex Lip Balm A lip balm that I love. It has salicyclic acid in it which will help to exfoliate the lips and is incredibly moisturising. A pot of gold.
- Clinique’s Black Honey lipstick This is the ultimate version of a great berry-coloured shimmer lip gloss. It is a perfect lip colour for every type of woman.