Primped, Perfect and Ready to Party: Beauty Trends and Essentials
Today marks the first day of my favourite time of year; party season. Days spent soaking up the rays on some of the world’s most beautiful beaches and balmy nights spent attending fabulous parties and dancing till dawn.
Within this time most of us take a detrimental hit to our physical appearance, our skin is spotty and dehydrated, our hair lank and dry, our bodies slightly pudgy and suffering. All caused by the awesome yet irrevocable damaging time that is spent partying in this fantastic season – thus why so many of us have ‘physical appearance improvement’ resolutions come New Year.
Now even god couldn’t create a lotion or potion that would stop the damage completely but with the help of some of our beauty gods we can at least manage and control the ugly descent whilst maintaining a 100% aesthetic glow each and every time we go out and party.
Firstly lets determine the hottest beauty looks FOR the party season….
You can either go nude, natural, glossy and chic…..
Napoleon Perdis Sheer Genius foundation – $69– The exceptional hydrogel technology minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and creates a weightless veil of luminous coverage. Sheer Genius is enriched with active ingredients that boost skin elasticity and moisture. Skin appears polished even under the most intense high-definition technology, but the formula is light enough for everyday use. Gives a gorgeous dewy glow, which is perfect for the desired chic look.
M.A.C Bronzing powder – $39 – A lightly frosted, tinted powder that gives skin sheer, natural colour effects and highlights. Ideal for enhancing a skin tone or to accent or strengthen a tan. LOVE the natural tan look this prod gives.
Napoleon Perdis Luminous lip veil -$25- For that gorgeous, summery natural look go for the Coral Peach shade as its this AMAZING orangy, peach colour; very French Rivera.
Or have an awesome brightly coloured lip……
Although I do ‘Love That Red’ (hehe cute huh) I’m LOVING a bright PINK lip ATM.
Napoleon Perdis Lip pencil – $25 –Haute pink is the most gorgeous Barbie doll, party coloured fuchsia I’ve ever gotten my paws on. I got this gorgeous coloured prod last week and it hasn’t been off my lips since! Team with…
Napoleon Perdis DeVine Goddess –$33- Eros is the most perfect fuchsia lipstick you could hope to find and goes with the liner PERFECTLY. It’s this sort of colour that celebs would be seen sporting in the ‘best beauty looks’ pages of the glossies.
Napoleon Perdis Luminous lip veil – $25 – Colour; angelic psychedelic. If you want your new perfect pink pout to have a gloss add this baby!
Napoleon Perdis Cheek to chic blush duo –$39 – Beautiful pinky blush shades that go perfectly with the bright pink lip. Just lightly sweep it across your cheek bones (no china-doll impersonations please) and you will have a girly, pretty look.
OR have an amazing POP Coloured eye….
Try one of these gorgeous pigmented shades from Napoleon Perdis for a truly ‘WOW factor’ eye.
Loose Eye Dusts ($35)
Colour disc ($29)
Lilac maniac beautiful soft purple
Or try the following great prods to further enhance your popping, bright peeps..
M.A.C Fluidline in macroviolet $32 Ultra-smooth, Fluidline’s gel formula provides the precision of a liquid liner with a silkier, softer finish. Goes on “foolproof” with a brush in an easy dip-and-stroke action. Long-wearing. Smudge-proof.
M.A.C PowerPoint eye pencil Forever green – $32 – Metallic, shimmer and matte finishes. Smooth to apply. Won’t transfer, smudge, or budge… Draws the line: powers your eyes. Makes its point. Lasts.
Bobbi Brown Smoldering Eye Palette – $90 – This compact makes your must-have summer smokey eye makeup easy and wearable. Includes a base color, a bold metallic and a powder liner that creates a modern, smudged look-plus NEW Port Long-Wear Eye Paint, which can be applied wet or dry.
Ok now lets move on to some beauty damage control….
The biggest 2 skin issues during the party season are the clogging of the pesky pores due to an overload of makeup and sweat/cigs etc and the second is dehydration due to the excess time spent In the sun and the continuous hangover…. or is that just me?
Nevertheless a constant upkeep of exfoliation and extensive hydration is mandatory for good skin that glows summer long.
Tips, Tricks and Prods…
GET Microdermabrasion – it will do wonders for your complexion. Also use Skin renewal overnight exfoliator by Dr LeWinns ($49.95) weekly to maintain the glug-free pores.
USE Hydrating products
Dr LeWinns Line smoothing complex –hydrating day cream $89.95
Dr LeWinns Line smoothing complex –hydrating night cream $99.95
Dr LeWinns Line smoothing complex SUPER hydrator $79.95
This range turns sallow and sad looking skin into a red-carpet appropriate, youthful glow.
PLUS – don’t forget to up the ante on your H2O consumption, guzzle 2.5-3L + per day to keep your skin in a hydrated cocoon.