Shiseido’s new UV Lip Colour Splash SPF42 PA+++, $36 , serves as a versatile lightweight tinted lip protector that can be used under or over your lip products to provide a veil against the harsh UV rays. Use under 16Brand Colourrulez Lipgloss, $21, a three-tiered gradient gloss that paints a new colour blend with every application. To rev up the vinyl factor on your lips, bareMinerals GenNude Patent Lip, $30, offers an ultra-vibrant high-shine texture that’s simply mesmerising.
Lift Me Up
The Yumi Lash Lift has been on every early-adopter’s lips in the beauty world. With a strong trend towards enhancing natural beauty, this procedure works to lift the lashes from the roots and then coat them in Keratin to create the appearance of thicker, darker and longer lashes. Perfect for the busy working woman who needs a quick no-fuss option, it’s a genius solution that will lift both your smile as well as your lashes. lashnoir.com
Lancôme’s latest innovation in the Génifique line, Hydrogel Melting Mask, $40, contains the same amount of Bifidus extracts as a whole 30ml bottle of the famous Advanced Génifique, serving as an intense makeup prep step for plump glowing skin. For a post-summer brightening treatment, feed your skin a burst of Hyaluronic Acid, Bee Venom and Vitamins A and C with Fernz Blood Orange Antioxidant Face Mask, x5 $28.80. To prolong skin density and promote collagen production during hormonal changes in your 50s, Clarins has released Instant Lift Serum Mask, x5 $150, that instantly tightens and smoothens the skin.
The other half
The long-awaited Ashley & Co Sootherup Originals, $29.99 – to match their ever-so-popular Washups – are finally here for the ultimate luxurious bathroom experience. Honey, sweet almond and chamomile are used as key ingredients in all six fragrances to hydrate and nourish the skin.
For a spa spot that evokes an island getaway like no other, treat yourself to a full body massage at the new Spring Ponsonby.
This is Ina Bajaj’s largest NZ operation to date, following the huge success of Spring Spa in Seminyak, Bali. Clean and fresh with light-coloured wooden floors and bamboo ceiling features, the sophisticated yet homely interior is set to be Auckland Central’s rejuvenation destination.
For North Shore dwellers looking for a skin spa that offers advanced skin treatments, Haven has opened its doors to its second location on Hurstmere Road. A genuine skin salon that focuses on the client’s needs over commercial motivations, Renay Robertson’s Haven uses exceptional cosmeceutical brands, Osmosis and Ultraceuticals, for their non-invasive results-driven treatments.
A good skin-suited base is key when it comes to flawless makeup. Those in search of a comforting hydrating formula look to the new Smashbox Photo Finish Primerizer, $62, a moisturiser-primer hybrid that plumps out dry fine lines. To prevent your foundation from setting into pores, opt for Revlon PhotoReady Pore Reducing Primer, $32, to create a smooth airbrushed appearance. For lacklustre skin, dial up the brightness on your skin tone with Benefit’s latest rendition of POREfessional with a pink twist – the Pearl Primer, $58.
There’s nothing more decadent than inhaling the heavenly scent of 100 red roses. The ultimate indulgence for every woman, pamper your body and senses with these rich rose-infused fan favourites for petal-soft skin and a stress-free mind.