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February's most fabulous beauty buys
February is a brilliant month.
Not only does it feature the most romantic day of the year, but it’s also the last, glorious month of summer – and they’re not the only reasons we love it.
Following on from Christmas and the joyous festive season, February is known for producing a fabulous array of new products to indulge in – and this month is certainly no exception. Check out what you’ll be stocking up on…
Maybelline New York Volume Express Smoky Eyes Mascara and Master Smoky Shadow Pencil – if you’re after a show-stopping smoky eye look, this dynamic duo from Maybelline New York will deliver. Formulated to create a long lasting smoky eye, the mechanical pen features colour pigments and a unique blend of waxes that apply flawlessly. The mascara features a collagen-enriched formula that is saturated with black kohl pigments.
Revlon Age Defying Age Defying Complexion Perfectors – this anti-ageing dream team has the ability to make your fine lines and wrinkles disappear, your dark spots vanish and your complexion look visibly firm and lifted. The range contains Revlon Age Defying Firming + Lifting Makeup™ with SPF15, Revlon Age Defying Targeted Dark Spot Concealer Treatment and Revlon Age Defying Wrinkle Remedy Line Filler, which all work together to create the perfect, youthful-looking complexion.
Face of Australia Limited Edition Glamazon Collection (available March 2014) – get your Glamazon on with these gorgeous cheek-sculpting goodies from Face of Australia. The kits feature different colours, which work to either; contour and highlight (Leopardess) or blush and highlight (Minx).
Clinique Cheek Pop – imparting only the purest colour to your cheeks, this natural blush provides the perfect ‘just-pinched’ look. This innovative blush provides sheer coverage with vibrant colour and no trace of build up on your cheeks.
Taylor by Taylor Swift Made of Starlight – this musical edition of Taylor’s brand new scent adds a whole new dimension to this awesome juice. You’ll smell notes of lychee, tangerine, peony, vanilla orchid, apricot nectar and cashmere musk.
Issey Miyake L’eau D’Issey Pour Homme Sport Mint, $109, 02 9695 5614 – if you love a brilliant bottle, then you’ll fall for this juice as much as your man will fall for the crisp, fresh scent. Once spritzed you’ll smell Florida pink grapefruit, bergamot, grasse mint, white wood and mint. Delicious.
Jurlique Calendula Redness Rescue Restorative Treatment Serum – if you suffer from skin redness or excessively dry or oily skin, this soothing treatment serum is just what you need. The treatment features Jurlique’s Comfort Complex, which contains marshmallow, chamomile and calendula extract for hydration, skin calming and the treatment of skin sensitivity.
Garnier Perfect Blur Smoothing Base Perfector – want your lines and wrinkles to disappear in five seconds? This smoothing base perfector works to visibly blur your skin, in turn hiding wrinkles, imperfections and pores, minimising shine and producing younger-looking skin.
Avon Anew Clinical E-Defence Multi-Shield Lotion SPF 15 – if you worry about the visible effects of environmental damage on your skin, then this daily-use lotion is a product you’ll definitely enjoy. With SPF 15 protection, you can look forward to skin that is protected from the damaging effects of the Australian sun, too.
RACINNE Ultimate Youth Power lotion – combining an innovative combination of ginseng callus extract with a cocktail of other powerful anti-ageing ingredients, this lotion helps to diminish the look of fine lines. The addition of hyaluronic acid means that your skin is nourished and healthy, too.
Olay Fresh Effects Shine, Shine Go Away Shine Minimizing Cleanser (NOT ON BD OR BH) – this silver (yes, silver!) cleanser is the ultimate buy if you’re plagued with constantly shiny skin or suffer from the afternoon oil slick. It’s formulated with kaolin clay, which helps to purify your skin like a mask and lift away impurities.
La Prairie Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil - if you're after a product that can help to strengthen your skin and make it less susceptible to damage caused by environmental aggressors, then this is the anti-ageing treat for you. The formula features the powerful Swiss Ice Crystal Complex and is infused with oil extracts from sweet almonds, sunflower seeds, sea buckthorn berry and jojoba seed, which will make your skin feel nourished, supple and strong.
Vaseline Intensive Care Spray Moisturiser – This innovative spray on moisturiser is every busy woman’s dream. Featuring a 360-degree nozzle and deeply nourishing spray-on formula that contains oat extract, aloe and cocoa butter, your skin will definitely thank you. Available in Aloe, Cocoa and Dry.
St. Tropez Instant Tan Wash Off Face and Body Lotion – this instant tanning lotion is just what the sun-safe ladies ordered. Formulated with RAINMAC™ and HydroWear Technology, this wash off tan is water and transfer-resistant for up to 24 hours and is available in Light/Medium and Medium/Dark.
Moroccanoil Heat Styling Protection – If you’re a slave to your heat styling tools, then you’re probably in the market for a heat protecting spray that won’t weigh down your hair or make it oily. This lightweight spritz provides a thermal protective veil over your hair that shields your strands from split ends, UV filters and heat styling.
Wella Professional Luxe Oil Reconstructive Elixir – featuring an exquisite blend of luxury oils (like argan, jojoba and almond oil), this nourishing hair oil is combined with unique transform technology, which helps to transform the texture of your hair, making it smooth, silky and glossy – without weighing it down.
Kerastase Cristaliste Cristal Sculpt Double Serum Sculptant – featuring a unique dual-action formula, this smoothing serum combines AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) with oil for internal strength and ceramide for added smoothness and manageability. The water-in-oil serum provides a radiant luster and mirror-like finish to your hair.
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