Bringing forward a much-needed 50 shade spectrum of complexion makeup, Rihanna represents inclusion for women of all skin tones around the globe. Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation, $56; Instant Retouch Concealer, $43; Instant Retouch Setting Powder, $50....
pHformula is the first skincare brand in the world to amalgamate cosmeceutical skincare with medical prescriptions. Creating an unprecedented skincare category dubbed ‘pharma-cosmeceuticals’, pHformula provides skin solutions based off controlled chemical skin resurfacing to accelerate cell regeneration. Conventional cosmetics that you can purchase off the shelf typically use grain scrubs such as apricot stones, walnuts […]
Sugar Fairy Sweet pastel and tangy sherbet shades are celebrated in Dior’s Limited Edition Spring Look this year with two delectable candy-coloured 5 Couleurs Lolli’glow palettes, $127 each. Glow-In-One To boost radiance and brightness, Kiehl’s Glow Formula Skin Hydrator, $58, includes light-reflecting minerals that imparts a healthy-looking glow. Ultimate Cure Dermaviduals Oleogel Plus, 50ml, $57.80,...
Sensual Seduction As the nights get cooler, we’re attracted to deeper, stronger fragrances that have the power to arouse and magnetise. Black coffee and blue absinthe amalgamate in a rich and creamy bed of intoxicating jasmine, orange blossom and vanilla in the latest edition of YSL Black Opium Intense, 50ml, $197. The new iteration of...
With Eastern beauty trends like glass-skin becoming the ultimate skin goal, ingredients to brighten the complexion and reduce pigmentation is what everyone is searching for. Vitamin C is the key to manifesting this seemingly far-reaching dream. However, there are more benefits to it than evening the skin-tone. It’s a superstar antioxidant that shields us from […]
Et Voila! Mecca Max has created the perfect solution for time-poor women. Housing eyeshadows, blush, powders and versatile balms in one compact, the 5 Minute Pocket Palette, $31, can be used on your morning commute or in the cab to the club. As Easy As 123 From the fleeting trend of the laborious K-beauty 10-step […]
‘Get in the right mood for Valentine’s Day with the nails of a Vixen with CND Polish in Kiss of Fire. The stunning Kiss of Fire colour comes fresh from the new CND Night Moves collection, a futuristic colour palette full of drama, contrast, shine, and sheen to bring glamour to your seasonal look. Inspired by the overlap of reality […]
Cigarette Drags YSL brings ultra-comfy leather-matte to the forefront with their Rouge Pur Couture The Slim, $69. Shaped into square-cut bullets for a high-precise cupid’s bow, dramatic makeup on the go is made easy. Unveil of Chanel Jasmine, rose, grapefruit, quince and creamy white musks radiates a fresh, youthful femininity in the 2019 interpretation of […]
Lancôme’s yearly tradition of collaborating on a collection with a designer has this year seen them pair with American fashion house, Proenza Schouler. The meeting of minds has offered us a beauty collection strong on colour, giving wearers a powerful statement where they can express their individuality. Products include an eye palette, lipsticks and a […]
But world-first serums will help to reduce the signs of premature ageing Scientists say our skin goes through some unavoidable and unwelcome changes in our 30s and sometimes even in our late 20s. Says Dr Travis Badenhorst, scientist at Snowberry skin care (and President of the NZ Society of Cosmetic Chemists), there’s a ‘before-and-after’ process […]
Leave a trail of richness in your wake when running wild and free. Christian Dior J’Adore Absolu, EDP, 50ml, $234. Van Cleef & Arpels Collection Extraordinaire Rose Rouge, EDP, 75ml, $230. Narciso Rouge, EDP, 50ml, $170. Calvin Klein Women, EDP, 50ml $109. Jimmy Choo Fever, EDP, 100ml, $175, 60ml, $125 40ml, $85. Dolce & Gabbana […]
High Flyer Missoni celebrated their 65th birthday with a late-evening show atop the Fiera di Milano overlooking the cityscape. This season, wispy, glimmering gossamer-esque materials wrapped loosely around the models’ bodies to show their natural silhouettes. The knitwear was made of ultra-fine fishnet textures, creating the iridescent sparkling effect that looks as if one was […]
Spring Summer 19’s beauty reports were a string of wild child nomad aesthetics – showing off a range of simplistic statement looks, there’s an almost-permanent feel to the visible shift in artistic minimal makeup. The sun-kissed wanderers of Phillip Lim, the fun 90’s clubbing Adeam girls, Chanel’s French bourgeois seaside walkers, and Kaliardos’ vibrant yet […]
Just a Veil Inspired by the stretchiness of the latest sportswear, Guerlain has implemented a highly elastic biofusion stretch complex to their new Lingerie De Peau Compact Mat Alive, $114, so that the foundation can morph naturally with the skin’s movements. Lightweight, long-hold and mattifying, this slim compact is a handbag essential. Like a Beach […]
Perfectly Bronzed With years of sun-safety education, it’s no surprise that sun-tanning has become the antiquated method of bronzing up your skin. Taking tanning into your hands can be a little tricky, so to make matters easy, we asked James Read to give us his key tips and tricks on how to ensure a long-lasting […]
If you’ve been keeping up to date with M2woman’s beauty section, you may have noticed the strong pivot to promote awareness of what’s really in our skincare. This is because so many cosmetic companies find ways to weave their way around INCI legislation and maintain the usage of toxic, harmful ingredients that are carcinogenic, endocrine […]
2018 marks a milestone year for Donna Smith from Professional Skin & Beauty, the NZ distributor of Environ Skin Care. The pioneering vitamin A and antioxidant-based skincare brand was established by renowned plastic surgeon Dr Des Fernandes 28 years ago. However, it was 1998 that Donna first introduced the skincare brand to the New Zealand […]