For those of us who haven’t chased the summer sun around to the northern hemisphere, whether we like it or not, winter has settled in. If your lips are chapped, if your bad hair days are turning into bad hair weeks and if your washed-out complexion needs more then a pinch to the cheeks to get the colour back – the only remedy is bright, bold makeup! there is no shortage of fun and beautiful make up products to put a spring in our step, even if we are stepping into puddles with our trusty Hunter wellies.
Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Compact
This convenient compact will be your new favourite side-kick as you’ll be able to keep up a natural, flawless complexion all day long! The water-based formula blends effortlessly and offers the lightness and radiance of a fluid with the ease and convenience of a compact format. Immediately hydrate and smooth skin that does not take to icy winds with a luxe, comfortable feel to get you through your work day and leave you looking fresh into the night.
RRP: $100 Available from Myer and David Jones nationally and online at www.chanel.com
MAC Hey, Sailor Powder Blush
Say goodbye to the winter blues and hello to the nautical blues with the new Hey, Sailor collection by colour queens, MAC! You’ll feel like the summer sun never left with these satin finish powder blushes in peach and pinky coral. There’s no need to over apply as the satin texture allows for instant colour without being too OTT. Make waves with a natural, flawles finish and a hint of nautiness! We love!
RRP: $43 each. Available from Myer and David Jones nationally and online at www.maccosmetics.com.au
Physicians Formula Happy Booster Glow & Mood Boosting Powder
If there’s one product that will get you out of bed on a cold and frosty morning, it’s the Physicians Formula Happy Booster Glow & Mood Boosting Powder. Literally promote happiness with powder has been infused with natural plant extracts designed to mimic the effect of endorphins. The super smooth perfecting powder features a palette of colours to even out skin tone and add radiance to skin to leave you with that sun kissed complexion you’ve been missing!
RRP: $29.95. Available in Translucent, Beige, Light Bronzer, and Bronzer. www.physiciansformula.com Available at Priceline
Burberry Lip Mist
The core of the Lip Mist by Burberry is the wild rose that contains regenerating and restructuring properties that not only provide your lips with a dewy, full and natural glow but also keep them well protected. It improves hydration with the moisture-rich emollient base and the gel structure allows for the creamy, lightweight texture to glide effortlessly on to the lips. Whether you slick it on or dab for effect say,hello to a vibrant pout worthy of the Burberry babe herself, Rosie Huntington-Whitely.
RRP: $49. Burberry Beauty Lip Mist is available in 10 shades. Available from Myer, David Jones nationally.
Sisley Paris Hydrating Long Lasting Lipstick
Show your Parisian-chic side in this luxurious, high-coverage lipstick from Sisley Paris to see you through from day to night. The skincare benefits include lasting hydration, softening calendula, nourishing vitamin C and anti-free radical vitamin E to protect the lips. The satin texture makes for defined, precise application without bleeding and long-lasting colour to brighten up the dullest of days!
RRP: $62. Available in over 15 shades!
Estee Lauder Pure Colour Gloss Limited Edition Shades with Sequins Finish
Metallics and sequins are big this winter and that shouldn’t stop with your clothes! This limited edition gloss reveals a lacquered, sequins-shine finish with a hybrid texture that Estee Lauder’s creative Makeup Director Tom Pecheux describes as, “a two-in-one, creating saturated colour for high-impact lips that make a big impression”. Non-sticky and non-tacky, the smooth, creamy texture feels like a lip cream but acts like a star with it’s light-catching properties.
RRP: $42. Available at Myer and David Jones nationally from the 8th July.
Maybelline New York EyeStudio Color Tattoo Eye Shadow
Get inked with Colour Tattoo Eye Shadow for Maybelline NY. Named ‘tattoo’ for a reason, you’ll never want to take off these brilliant shades that have the 24hour long-lasting and intense colour for every occasion. Create daring and vivid shapes with the hot pour formula that locks in colour. Waterproof (take that, rain!) and crease resistant, the classic wax and silicone resin wax combine with the volatile fluids to create a creamy texture and provide optimum product pickup for colour with impact.
RRP: $11.95 Available in 10 shades from the 1st July 2012 from major department stores, supermarkets and pharmacies nationally.
Avon SuperExtend Extreme Mascara
Send your lashes to great lengths with Avon’s SuperExtend Extreme Mascara to immediately brighten and widen your eyes. Includes a Magnetic Fiber Formula where magnetic fibers work like magnets to instantly attract lashes and make them look up to 80% longer. Apply with the Mega Length Brush to build extra, extra long lashes that give the effect of false lashes and it won’t clump, smudge or flake! Wear on it’s own for a natural look or team with colourful eye shadow for an extreme ‘Wow!’ factor.
RRP: $22.99 Available at www.avon.com.au
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Eye Pencil
Rescu. recommends this Long-Wear Eye Pencil by Bobbi Brown as The densely pigmented waterproof formula imparts a rich colour on the lids that’s easy to apply, and stays put for 12 hours without fading. It is formulated with special polymers that melt at skin temperature breaking into a fluid line upon application for precise and transfer-resistant wear – we love a product that stays for the long haul!
RRP: $46. Available from June 17 from Myer and David Jones nationally and online at www.bobbibrown.com.au
Chanel Roses Ultimes De Chanel Le Vernis
Chanel delivers classic and trend-defining shades from the runways of Paris and the Roses Ultimes Collection is no different. Ultra feminine, hinting at spring florals, you’ll feel instantly warmer just by spying these shades on your fingertips. The state-of-the-art formula strengthens and moisturizes nails as it delivers long-wearing, high-shine, chip-resistant colour. Applies evenly without the streak factor.
RRP: $39.Available from Myer and David Jones nationally and online at www.chanel.com
MAC Fashion Sets Nail Lacquer
Now you can match the must-have MAC lip shades to your nails with MAC Fashion Sets Nail Lacquer. Regionally inspired by New York, Seoul, Paris and Dubai, transport yourself away from the depths of winter to your favourite global destinations with just a slick of the wrist. The seven classic colour palettes are perfectly matched to their lipglass and lipstick counterparts for your convenience. Don’t break a nail with the revolutionary new high-gloss formula that is visibly different. The nail lacquer also provides a no-streak, no-chip finish that contains conditioners plus UV protection.
RRP: $22. Available in 7 shades. Available from Myer and David Jones nationally and online at www.maccosmetics.com.au