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When it comes to beauty and the sheer volume of products dropping on the regular, it’s impossible to try everything – or even know where to start. Luckily for you, we’ve got a team of beauty experts to help us narrow down 6 of the biggest trends to have on your radar.
Editor - beautyheaven.co.nz
Following on from the ‘no makeup’ makeup trend, we’re seeing lots of fresh, luminous and natural finishes coming through in beauty. It’s time to move away from heavy and cakey coverage and more towards flattering finishes with skin benefits. If lighter coverage is confronting, opt for a light to medium formula that’s buildable so you can apply heavier in problem areas.
The return of gloss
After matte reigning supreme for the last few years, we’re seeing a throwback to the 80’s with the comeback of gloss. But, gone are the days of tacky and short-wearing formulas, the next big thing is skin-friendly glosses with lip balm-like nourishing ingredients for comfortable all-day wear. The return of gloss is the perfect way to round off the equally on-trend radiant and glowing complexion.
Editor - BeautyEQ
Busy women want quick fixes when it comes to beauty and glow-giving skincare is on the rise. From illuminating serums to brightening masks - in five minutes you can get your skin looking its absolute best, ready for any occasion.
NEW Lancôme Rose Sorbet Cryo-Mask 50ml (URL link to come)
Editor - 40+ Beauty Expert
This season, we’re seeing a noticeable increase in skincare that looks after the protective layer of bacteria living on our skin, otherwise known as our ‘microbiome’. Expect to see ingredients like pre and probiotics along with plant actives, that focus on keeping our skin balanced with good and bad bugs so it’s able to recover and repair itself. They are the ideal antidote to that stripped feeling of post-winter skin.
Editor - Makeup and Fragrance Expert
Fresh and bright fragrances are perfect for spring and there’s a whole new crop playing on juicy, fruity notes mixed with light white flowers. The result: carefree and buoyant, they’re guaranteed to boost your mood, even on days when the sun isn’t shining. Think citrus, nectarine or raspberries with sweet pea, peony and freesia.
Clinique Riccarton Service Centre Counter Manager
Glowing, Hydrated Skin is always in!
I love the lightweight, oil-free texture of this moisturiser and how it primes my skin beautifully before I apply my foundation. It’s perfect to use both morning and night.
Shiseido Counter Manager – Life Pharmacy Newmarket
You can expect to see more beauty brands launch makeup products with added skincare benefits, like the NEW Shiseido Future Solution Total Radiance Regenerating Cushion Foundation $159 – infused with anti-ageing botanical extracts to moisturise and brighten the skin. It eliminates dullness and brings out a beautiful fresh glowing finish. Moisturised, luminous and revitalised!
At last, there is snow coating our favourite mountains and now all there is left to do is grab the crew, load up the car, and road trip!
We Kiwis love our tattoos. As in love, love! A 2010 study revealed that 40 percent of millennials have a tattoo and a 2011 survey of 750 people by the NZ Herald found that one fifth of us has a tattoo. Now in 2019, even our national carrier Air New Zealand is approving visible tattoos such as Tā Moko on members of its frontline flight staff. We just love them!
Aaah winter… you’re here. And with those cooler temperatures comes the challenge of keeping our pouts hydrated without the need for a kajillion balms, serums, lotions and potions. Topical treatments are amazing but as with anything to do with your internal and external wellbeing, the goal is to create a healthy bod that doesn’t require a multitude of daily upkeep and treatments.