Our favourite Aussie beauties are known the world over for their complexion perfection, beach-babe glow and luminous skin and hair. Steal their look this Australia Day with these simple tips and tricks plus a few of our favourite beauty products!
by Anna McDougall
Miranda Kerr – Bold Lip
You don’t have to be a Victoria’s Secret model to pull off a bold red lip.
Pro Tip: As makeup artist to the stars, Napoleon Perdis says, “Crimson is a face-flattering and relatively easy shade to pull off – you don’t need to be Miranda Kerr to wear a wine coloured lip!! Try a tinted balm or stain if you’re not comfortable going full steam with a bold shade.”
Rescu. loves: The rich shades of the Rouge Diorific in Christian Dior’s Grand Bal holiday collection. This may be all you need to turn your favourite summer dress haute couture with it’s luminous long-lasting matte finish and unique texture for precision lining your pout. Or try the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Lip Balm Stain, a pampering balm fused with a lightweight stain, that will smooth and softening your lips with a ‘just bitten’ flush of colour that lasts hour after hour.
RRP: $ available from major department stores and selected pharmacies, $17.95 call 1800 025 488 for stockists
Lara Bingle – Bronzed Goddess
Ms Bingle has got her camera ready bronzed glow down to a tee, and we want what she’s having!
Pro Tip: To apply bronzer like a seasoned pro, always dust off excess bronzer from brush on back of hand (otherwise you could get a large orange mark on the face) and always think of where the sun hits your skin naturally.
Rescu. recommends: L’Oreal Paris Glam Bronze La Terra – the fine film technology won’t feel heavy on your skin, and we love the blend of ochre tones and micro-dispensed light pigments mimic that mimic that shimmering sun effect. Blends superbly for an instant summer glow.
RRP: $29.45 Pharmacies, department stores and variety stores.
Rachael Taylor – Natural Beauty
Rachael Taylor is an Aussie starlet on the rise and we’re totally coveting her “this is how I woke up this morning” natural beauty look.
Pro Tip: To attain this non chalant makeup look, focus on the prep. Hydrating with a face mask is essential for that dewy and smooth complexion. Always have a trusty, waterproof mascara on hand and a peachy or nude lippy will amp up your natural beauty factor. A few dabs of blush or bronzer will add life to your complexion and you’ll spend the day looking fresh as a daisy.
Rescu. recommends: Sisley Paris Express Flower Gel to get your skin glowing
Nicole Kidman – Complexion Perfection
Nicole Kidman’s skin is something of legend in Hollywood, so how can we get the ultimate complexion perfection without a little help from our (doctor) friends?
Pro Tip: The answer is simple; SPF, primer and a little illuminator! When it comes to coverage, If you don’t need much coverage opt for a tinted moisturiser or BB cream, if you do, go for a creme foundation. Remember to cater to you and you only; create a wardrobe of products that suit your skin’s needs and preferences for different occasions.
Elle Macpherson – Beach Babe Waves
Despite being in a bikini most of the year, Elle Macpherson effortlessly pulls off the Aussie beach babe look. “How?” you ask? It’s her beachy tresses of course!
Pro Tip: Hair extrordinaire, Barney Martin shares his beach waves tips with us: “If you have natural movement already in your hair, simply spritz with a sea salt spray when its damp and scrunch it out with your hands. For straight hair, use a large barrel tong through the ends of the hair, spray with beach spray and scrunch the ends.”
Rescu. Recommends: Create effortlessly chic beachy waves with the David Babaii Boho Beach Texturising Spray. Bamboo and crushed pearl extract from the pacific sea condition and texturise the hair, while dead sea mineral salt creates body and a beach like texture in the hair.
RRP: $24.95 Available online from https://www.davidbabaii.com and in store at Priceline, Terry White Chemists