5 No-Fuss Bold Lipsticks

Step out of your comfort zone and embrace eclectic, bold lipstick which is one of the biggest trend this season.

There are a variety of colours, shades, and finishes for every skin tone which don’t require much maintenance at all. All you really need is a good lip liner, a lip gloss, and a bit of patience for amazing looking lips!

Rimmel Provocalips Lip Colour, $17.95

This 2-in-1 lip product comes with a dual-ended applicator which easily combines both a liquid lipstick and lip gloss. Apply the product onto clean, dry lips and then use the gloss for a flawless shine which last for up to 16 hours. The formula promises transfer-proof lipstick which certainly doesn’t disappoint.

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Barry M Lip Stain, $9

British makeup brand, Barry M has created the perfect long-lasting lipstick formula for girls who are on a budget. The highly pigmented shades can be used as both a lip stain or glossy lipstick, equipped with a velvety texture which doesn’t dry-out.

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Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick, $29

A luxuriously long-wearing formula perfect for delivering a matte finish with minimal effort. Stila’s collection of lipsticks are highly pigmented and come in 10 different shades which are sure to be perfect for any occasion. If you’re using one of the darker shades, lightly line your lips to keep the colour from bleeding.

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Becca Beach Tint, $42

If your skin is on the oily side, try waterproof makeup to keep your cosmetics lasting longer and without any touchup’s. Beach Tint by Becca can be used on both the cheeks and lips, and brings an instant pop of colour for a healthy looking visage.

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Hourglass Aura Sheer Lip Stain, $35

Looking for a  natural-looking semi matte lip stain which won’t make your lips feel dry, and cling to rough patches? The formula is perfect since it is extremely non-drying, but instead hydrates your lips every time you put it on. Fix up any mistakes by taking a cotton bud and tipping the end in makeup remover.

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January 15, 2015

The 411 On Waterproof Makeup

Although waterproof makeup is nothing new, it can diminish the number of touch-ups your makeup requires and can generally make it last longer. But how does waterproof makeup actually work? And is it limited to just mascara? Below you will find everything you need to know about waterproof makeup, and how best to apply it for amazing results.

How does it work?

In comparison to generic makeup which is mostly water-based, waterproof makeup is made of various oils which are hard to breakdown. The problem that most women have when using waterproof makeup, is that they’re so difficult to remove at the end of the day! This is because the oils within the makeup are less likely to smear, smudge and even transfer on your lids.

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The best waterproof makeup removers

One way to easily remove waterproof makeup from your face is by using a micellar water. These products are perfect for all skin types, don’t irritate sensitive skin and won’t cause any unwanted wrinkles or lines in comparison to facial wipes.

Other effective makeup removers include liquids which have a thick layer of oil at the top. An oil or silicone-based makeup remover is much more abrasive on the skin, and can often have you feeling oiler than before. Although if you do enjoy this method of removing your makeup, it is best to follow-up with a light facial cleanser to remove any excess product which could clog your pores.

Are there waterproof foundations?

The 411 On Waterproof Makeup

There are many drugstore and high-end foundations which are perfect if you’re living in a humid climate, heading to the pool or want a light coverage base at the beach. Tinted moisturisers, BB creams and lightweight foundations are the best since they won’t clog your pores and all have a decent amount of SPF included if you’re planning on staying out in the sun. Our three foundation picks include:

Maybelline Dream Finish BB Cream, $15.95

The 8 in 1 skin perfector keeps the face hydrated especially in the warmer weather which will only create oil around the dreaded t-zone. Apply sparingly onto the forehead, chin and cheeks to create a subtle glow which lasts for hours.

Napoleon Perdis China Doll Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15, $50

This long-wearing foundation is packed with essential vitamins to keep your skin looking healthy all day long. The self-setting formula means you can quickly apply it to your face without the need of an additional setting spray or powder which can sometimes cause dry patches.

Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream SPF, $52

A brightening beauty balm which is lightweight on the skin, and can create a light to medium coverage. Available in 8 different shades, this BB cream can be applied with both a stippling brush, or even your fingers.

What do you think of waterproof makeup?

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September 19, 2014

7 Waterproof Makeup Tips

Keeping your makeup looking flawless during summer isn’t always easy – especially because of the extra heat and humidity. Sometimes it’s easier to switch up your current makeup regime for specialised products which are sweat-proof, heat-proof and stay in place for longer. Below are seven tips to help your makeup last during the warmer weather.

Layer your mascara

Use two different mascaras to set your lashes in place all day long. Firstly, apply a thin coat of your regular mascara, then the waterproof mascara right after. This method will also prevent panda eyes due to humidity.

Waterproof concealer

If you want to hide those imperfections, try using a waterproof face and body concealer. Dermablend have a variety of correcting concealers which are designed for the water and warmer weather. Apply a thin coat on your problem areas, then wait for it to set before heading out into the water.

Avoid primer

Before applying your foundation, leave out the primer if you’re heading out to the beach or pool. Waterproof foundation doesn’t require a primer – it will only have your makeup trickling down your face and neck.

Set your makeup

To keep your makeup looking clean and fresh, secure it with a setting spray. Keep your mascara from clumping by setting your makeup before applying lashings of mascara.

Less is more

Don’t pile on your makeup in hopes that it will stay on longer. Less is more, especially in the warmer months where pores are larger and breakouts are just around the corner. Apply concealer to your problem areas such as pimples or dark under-eye circles by dabbing the product in with your fingers.

Baby oil

Mix a few drops of baby oil into your foundation before applying onto your face. This will allow your makeup to last longer throughout the day or night, without the risk of creasing on the under-eye area. If you suffer from oily skin, don’t forget to set the foundation with a translucent powder to avoid extra oily patches.


Since waterproof makeup blocks the pores from reacting with products on the surface of the skin, it’s important to let your skin breathe and renew itself. Use a light exfoliating masque on your skin to remove dead skin cells, take off every inch of makeup, and moisturise to keep it looking and feeling hydrated.

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August 28, 2014