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How-To: Get Kendall’s ‘No Makeup’ Look On A Budget

She’s the queen of the au naturel beauty look, and she pulls it off ever so elegantly. Kendall Jenner’s approach to beauty is based around the ‘less is more’ concept, so we’ve put together an affordable guide to help you with your new ‘effortless’ beauty routine.


Skin is in

Don’t be afraid of baring all when it comes to your face. Gone are the days of full coverage foundation – our skin loves to breathe, so let it. Getting on top of your skincare routine will give you more confidence to embrace the ‘less is more’ motto. A great starting point is clean skin – a good cleanser will remove excess oil, dirt and makeup, we love philosophy purity made simple 3-in-1 cleanser for face and eyes. Next, you want to remove dead cell build-up and even out your skin tone with Alpha-H Liquid Gold. This Glycolic Acid solution is an Adore Beauty best-seller that delivers firmer, smoother skin overnight. You can’t forget about hydration – asap super b complex will renew the skin’s appearance almost immediately, boost collagen production and reduce the appearance of pigmentation.

Buy asap super b complex

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Invest in a tint

A tinted moisturiser may be your new best friend. It provides hydration, and a touch of healthy colour to your skin, without congesting pores. We love Bobbi Brown SPF 15 Tinted Moisturizer. To add a little bit of extra coverage, or a matte finish, top with a dusting of Inika Mineral Powder Foundation. This mineral powder can double as a concealer and is suitable for acne-prone and sensitive skin types. Using lightweight formulas like tinted moisturisers, BB and CC creams, as well as mineral powders will help to keep your skin clear and uncongested.

Buy Inika Mineral Powder Foundation

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Highlighting will help

If you feel like your skin is looking a little dull, apply your highlighter above your cheekbones, on your brow bone under your brows, your Cupid’s Bow, and down the bridge of your nose. The pearlised illuminators in the highlighter will be picked up whenever light hits these areas of your face, giving you a healthy-looking glow. One of our favourite highlighters is BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed.

Buy BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed



Pamper your pout

Dry, chapped lips are not flattering! Layering your lips with a hydrating, slightly tinted balm or gloss like Clarins Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector. The winter months can be particularly cruel on our delicate lip area, so extra protection from the elements is a must. La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Levres Barrier Repairing Lip Balm should do the trick.

 Buy Clarins Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector

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The KEVIN.MURPHY VAMFF look that’s a cinch to ‘do’ at home

If you’re suffering from Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival withdrawals, fear not: KEVIN.MURPHY‘s coiffure couture is not only easy to replicate yourself, but super stylish I.R.L., too!


Melissa chatted to the brand’s session master, James Nicholson, as he prepared models for the Autumn 2016 Contemporary Brands Launch, and discovered that this season is all about nurturing the hair.

“We’re seeing a lot of natural ‘dos and colour palettes at this time of year,” Nicholson pointed out. “Summer can be really damaging for the hair in terms of sea salt, bleaching and chlorine, so autumn is a chance to give it a little more care. Even if the style is simple, it can be made fun and personal with a small embellishment.”

He said a looped ponytail can be jazzed up with some detail, like loose waves, as witnessed at the VAMFF show. He shared tips to achieving this look with us here…


1. Apply KEVIN.MURPHY Staying.Alive and KEVIN.MURPHY Anti.Gravity.Spray to damp or dry hair and blow-wave with a large KEVIN.MURPHY Roll.Brush.

2. Working from the nape towards a centre parting, laminate large, uneven sections of hair with KEVIN.MURPHY Motion.Lotion and leave to rest.

3. Finish the look by securing the hair below the nape with an elastic, ensuring to catch the ends in a looped way. Spray with small bursts of KEVIN.MURPHY Doo.Over.



Happy 20th birthday, Bioderma Sensibio H20 Micellar Water!

This year marks two decades of Bioderma’s cult cleansing classic: Sensibio H2 O Micellar Water.

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Bioderma is a pioneer in the use of micelles in skincare; in fact, Bioderma Sensibio H2O (formerly known as Crealine H2O) was the first company to create a micellar cleanser for use on the skin and as a result was able to patent the best micelle available on the market.

What is so special about Sensibio?

An extremely gentle face and eye cleanser and make-up remover, Bioderma Sensibio H2 O is a true ‘cult product’. It is particularly loved by make-up artists, celebrities and models the world over for its effective, gentle and hydrating properties.

Sensibio H2 O was the first and only micellar cleansing water that is perfectly compatible with the skin. It requires no water to rinse, is hypoallergenic, soothing and fragrance- and alcohol-free, making it perfect for those with sensitive skin and skin prone to redness.

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The secret to Sensibio

The secret is Sensibio’s unique micellar formula. Bioderma pioneered the use of micelles in dermocosmetic products. This was extremely innovative, as micelles had only been used before in biology and not skincare. The micelles in Sensibio H2 O work by:

• One part of the micelle has an affinity for water so, when used with a cotton pad it ‘sticks’ to it (this is why you need a cotton pad and can’t use the product in your hands)

• The other part of the micelle has an affinity for fat and stays at the top towards the outside: so when you apply the cotton pad on the face, the part that likes the fat goes directly on the skin and attracts all the dirt, impurities, pollution and make-up – just like a magnet!

When you remove the cotton pad, the micelle closes again and stays on the cotton pad taking all the impurities with it. Initially prescribed by dermatologists for its complete respect, efficacy, single-step practicality and gentleness, it rapidly caught the attention of other skincare professionals: make-up artists. With Sensibio H2O they could finally apply and remove make-up at will without reddening the face of their models or spoiling the products. Between experts’ recommendations and word-of-mouth, Sensibio H2O worked its way to the top.

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Melissa’s expert tip

Did you know that one bottle of Sensibio H2O is sold somewhere in the world every three seconds? Having won countless awards internationally for its revolutionary formula, here in Australia the product has now been  recognised as the number 10 product in beautyheaven’s Top 100
Beauty Products of all time, was one of InStyle’s Best Beauty Buys for 2015 and was a finalist in Women’s Health’s Beauty Hall of Fame Awards. So what are you waiting for? Run to purchase yours here.

How to win at autumn hair – with just a ponytail!

If there’s a silver lining to the fact that summer is officially over, it’s surely this – the hottest hairdo for autumn is the humble ponytail!

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KEVIN.MURPHY debuted the style at his recent fashion launch, revealing that it was inspired by Chloe Sevigny’s signature wet hair look, pulled back at the nape.
“Headpieces, headwear and jewellery embellishments have been incorporated into the launch so the hair needs to be chic and simple to ensure balance. It’s important that the hair doesn’t look too complicated or intrusive on the fashion,” the guru himself, Kevin Murphy, explains.
Achieving this ‘do at home couldn’t be easier – just follow the steps below!

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Apply KEVIN.MURPHY ANTI.GRAVITY.SPRAY and KEVIN.MURPHY STAYING.ALIVE. Use a large bristle KEVIN.MURPHY ROLL.BRUSH to smooth out the hair. When hair is dry, apply KEVIN.MURPHY HAIR.RESORT.LOTION in two inch sections to the roots and mid-lengths keeping it flat to the scalp. Comb through with a fine tooth comb and create a ponytail that sits at the nape. Secure with a hair tie.


Use KEVIN.MURPHY SESSION.SPRAY for added control and shine.

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From spiralled to sleek with GHD

Whether your hair is naturally curly and voluminous, or you tend to style it that way, mix up your look with a little help from ghd! Follow this tutorial to learn how easy it is to go from afro to straight with just one tool.


Step one

Prep dry hair with ghd Heat Protect Spray.


Step two

Divide the hair into small sections from above the ear, up to the parting.


Step three

Place one of the portions of hair between the plates of the ghd Platinum Styler and slowly guide through from roots to ends.


Step four

Repeat until all of the hair is straightened and end with a little ghd Smooth and Finish Serum.


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The O&M ocean waves you can do while putting on your make-up

Perfect for the office/university, a lazy afternoon or a night out on the town, ocean waves are the multi-purpose hairdo that not only look perpetually cool, but are a cinch to style!

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Follow this tutorial from O&M, which can conveniently be done while putting on your make-up!

Step 1

After washing your hair, create a part and roughly dry your hair with a blowdryer (or let it air-dry).

Step 2

Once your hair is just slightly damp, spritz in O&M Surf Bomb Sea Salt Spray and work through with your fingers.

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Step 3

Next, gently separate your hair into two halves and create loose buns on each side. Twist the hair away from your face to get a flattering result.

Step 4

Use a blow dryer to set the look and let your hair cool while you do your make-up.

Step 5

Undo the buns and loosely shake out the hair. For additional hold spray some O&M Queenie Firm Hold Hairspray.
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Ten steps to the ultimate Bobbi Brown look

No make-up make-up pioneer Bobbi Brown is known for their classic, effortless cosmetics and yet all-too-often, this is harder to achieve than a regular made-up look! Melissa sat down with the brand’s Retail Education Executive, Chantal Morrill, for all the goss on how to achieve Bobbi Brown’s signature style…


1. Skincare

Using your ring finger, dab a little Bobbi Brown Extra Repair Eye Cream along the under eye area. This will not only add much needed hydration to the area, but also ensure that your make-up doesn’t settle into any fine lines. Follow with the Bobbi Brown Hydrating Face Cream to both prime and hydrate the skin. And don’t forget to prep and prime the lips with Bobbi Brown Lip Balm SPF15.


2. Corrector and concealer

Keep blemishes, dark circles and pigmentation at bay with Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit. Skin will be brightened, tone neutralised and your overall look lifted!


3. Face

Take your pick from Bobbi Brown’s range of bases to create a classic canvas. Whether you like light or heavy coverage; liquid, cream or powder formulas; or something with or without sunscreen, these foundations keep you flawless for hours.


4. Powder

Help set your base with Bobbi Brown Sheer Finish Loose Powder. It will soak up any excess sheen, give an airbrushed look and give your skin a soft-focus finish.


5. Cheeks

Add a flush of health with Bobbi Brown Blush. The brand recommends choosing two shades – a natural one, stroked across the cheekbones, to match your lips – and a pop of colour, applied on the apples, for to add vibrancy.


6. Eyebrows

Use Bobbi Brown Natural Brow Shaper and Hair Touch-up to fill in any sparseness, define and darken. The gel also helps set them in place, so no need to worry about strays!


7. Eyes

Make your eyes pop, thanks to Bobbi Brown Eye Shadow. Start by sweeping a light flesh tone all over the lid, followed by a mid-tone applied from lash line up to the crease. Choosing a dark shade to softly line the eyes, apply the powder as is, or wet it for a stronger, more liquid look. For a more defined finish, use Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner across the entire lashline.


8. Eyelashes

Mascara is the trick to a stylish, youthful and wide-awake look. Wiggle a few coats of Bobbi Brown Eye-Opening Mascara onto the top and bottom lashes for instant volume and blackness – great to accompany a smokey eye.


9. Lips

Finish off your visage with the soft-matte, beeswax and vitamin laden formulation of Bobbi Brown Lip Color. If you’re feeling daring, opt for a vibrant shade, but as a rule of thumb, choose a shade that will enhance and lift the natural colour found in the lips after prepping with lip balm.


10. Spritzer

Give skin a glow with Bobbi Brown Face Mist. It’s lightweight and full of nutrients, so your complexion stays refreshed and moisturised all day long.


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