Luxe-to-less

Luxe To Less: Multipurpose Products

Are you one of those women with a whole closet just for her cosmetics? Perhaps your makeup bag resembles a small suitcase? Your beauty routine can take up a lot of time, space and money. Cleanser, toner, moisturiser, skin serum, eye cream… and that’s before you reach for the foundation, blush and lipstick. Good multipurpose products can save space in your handbag and check off more than one step in your daily routine.

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Phytostat 9, Aspect
85 g/50 g
$129.80/$79.20 (AUD)

This anti-ageing skin moisturiser is a 4-in-1 cream that helps even out skin tone, brighten your clompexion, soften your skin and reduce visibility of lines and wrinkles. Phytostat 9 works well on dry or mature skin and is free of paragons and perfumes. Can be used day or night on your face and neck.

Luxe to Less: Phytostat 9 - Aspect

Benetint, Benefit
12.5 ml, 0.40 fl.oz
$55 (AUD)

Benetint by Benefit Cosmetics is a rose-tinted lip and cheek stain. This multipurpose product can be used to rouge your lips or cheeks to give you healthy flush. The see-through liquid just needs to be applied to the area and blended quickly for a natural look. It’s great to just have in your bag for an emergency touch-up on those days where you look a bit grey.

Luxe to less: Benetint - Benefit

Exceptionoil, Go-to Skincare
85 ml, 2.87 fl.oz
$49.95 (AUD)

Exceptionoil by Go-to Skincare – the newest venture by former Harper’s Bazaar and Cosmopolitan Australia beauty director, Zoe Foster-Blake – claims to nourish, soothe and condition the skin, nails, heels, cuticles and hair… so pretty much everything. The balm will deeply moisturise dry skin and even out skin tone. It is an oily substance, so use it after you shower for the best effect.

Luxe to less: exceptionoil - go-to skincare

Pure, Dr Roebucks
100ml, 3.38 fl.oz
$44.95 (AUD)

Dr Roebucks was created two physicians seeking effective and safe skincare. This Pure moisturiser can be used as both a day and night cream, all over your body. It is guaranteed to work on all skin types, but is particularly great for sensitive and problem skin. It is also hypoallergenic and BPA and Paraben-free.

Luxe to Less: Dr Roebucks

Images via Beauty Directory, Dr Roebucks, Go-to Skincare 

October 23, 2014

Luxe To Less: Blushing Beauties

Blush is the makeup miracle that, in a single swipe, can bring your skin from dull and dreary to alive and healthy. Wearing blush can be traced back to ancient Egypt where it was also used as a lip color, so if it’s been used for thousands of years then we must be onto a good thing, right? Not only does blush give your face a bit of color, it can also be used to highlight your cheek bones thus appearing younger and everyone loves a little rosy glow!

Under $100

BY Terry Cellularose Blush Glacé,  $58

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Described on the website as a “radiance veil”, BY Terry’s cellularose blush glacé is worth every penny. The delicate gel in ‘rose melba’ shade, is fluorescent in the pot, but when applied to the skin offers a subtle, pink glow. Applying with your fingers enables you to easily contour and control where you want to look flushed. The compact size makes it easy to throw in your handbag.

Under $50

Napoleon Perdis Mosaic Powder Blushing, $45

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This compact blush has a mirror to help you apply on the run. The checkered color palette allows you to customize your best look – whether that’s bronzing, blushing or flushing!

Under $40

Bloom Cosmetics Cream Blush Duo, $38

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The cream blush duo has a soft pink blush and an illuminator, allowing you to blend the two together in order to find your perfect shade. Infused with lavender, primrose and jojoba essential oils, this blush will leave your face smelling like a garden.

Under $20

ModelCo Cheek Powder, $18

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The Peach Bellini Cheek Powder by ModelCo is bright orange in color – luckily, orange is one of the season’s hottest shades! ModelCo is great value and offers a lot of bang for your buck. It’s blush is an oil-controlled powder and suits all skin types.

Images via Barneys.com, Napoleon Perdis, Bloom Cosmetics, ModelCo

August 21, 2014