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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.


Erin Berryman

Editor -

Natural finishes

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.

Try these:

NEW Benefit Cosmetics Hello Happy Flawless Liquid Foundation

NEW Shiseido Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Foundation

Revlon PhotoReady Candid Natural Finish Anti-Pollution Foundation

Estée Lauder Double Wear Nude Water Fresh Makeup SPF 25

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.

Try these:

Clinique Pop Splash Lip Colour

Shiseido Laquerink Lipshine


Trudi Brewer

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.

Try these:

NEW Lancôme Rose Sorbet Cryo-Mask 50ml (URL link to come)

Dr. LeWinn's Eternal Youth Jellyfish Collagen Hydrating Face Mask

Syrene Power Masque With Aquagel Advanced Hydration 8x25ml

Clarins Booster Energy 15ml


Tracy Davis

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.

Try these:

Elizabeth Arden SUPERSTART Skin Renewal Booster 30ml

Lancome Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Serum 30ml


Megan Bedford

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.

Try these:

Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Peony EDP 50ml

Jimmy Choo Floral EDT 60ml

Givenchy Eau de Givenchy Limited Edition EDT 100ml

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Abbey King

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.

Clinique Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator 50ml

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Bernice Chan

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!


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