Kiss your dry winter lips away with these 10 lip-saving balms..
EOS lip balm is a little ball of sunshine that helps alleviate chapped lips. Glides on clear and smoothly with its sphere-shaped applicator and twist off top. Use it all day so you don’t have to deal with flaky lips. Enriched with natural conditioning oils, Shea butter and antioxidants, vitamins c&e also 99% natural – Petrolatum free, Paraben free, Gluten free, phthalate free
My favourite EOS flavor is: Vanilla Mint, spf 15 – purchase online
Nars pure sheer lip treatment is disguised in a chic lipstick case. Nourishes, hydrates the lips while delivering a sheer wash of colour also has SPF 15 and moisturizing mango butter, this lip treatment keep lips protected throughout the day. Available In a range of colours.
Can be purchased at any Mecca store or the NARS counter at Myer.
- Best Tinted Balm
Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment – Don’t sacrifice your favorite beauty trend because of chapped lips! You can still rock a pretty red lip (and not in that painful chapped way) while hydrating your pout. This balm delivers a semi-sheer wash of color that can be layered for a bolder look. Plus, it contains sugar to gently exfoliate away dry, flaky skin. It comes in a range of different shades my favourite is:
Sugar Cherry Tinted Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15, less than $30 at Davidjones or Myer.
Baby Lips Maybelline, Why you will love it – Lightly tinted lip balms at a very affordable price. Exclusive formula moisturizes lips for a full 8 hours. Lips are renewed after 1 week. Comes in 6 different shades.
My Favourite flavour is: Cherry, you can purchase from any Priceline pharmacy store for less than $5
Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Original Ultra Moisturizing Lip Balm is enriched with Vitamin E and also with an added benefit of SPF 15, this balm helps prevent and protect chapped, cracked or wind-burned lips. Smooth application and convenient size make this the perfect year-round lip balm.
Purchase this balm for under $5 from just about anywhere, even your local supermarket or convenient store.
Burts bees … Lip balms with too many chemicals can actually dry out and irritate your lips sometimes. This balm is packed with natural ingredients like beeswax and cocoa seed butter that coats and heals chapped lips. Plus, the dark chocolate and blueberries are full of antioxidants, which help protect your pout from future damage.
My favorite flavor is: Hydrating Lip Balm with Coconut & Pear. Purchase from again any Priceline pharmacy for under $5
For all you organic lovers out there, Yes to Carrots balm just for you that keeps lips hydrated with olive fruit oil, while organic carrots, oranges, pumpkin and melon provide antioxidant protection, despite being an organic product it doesn’t come with an organic price tag, and is actually really great value for money.
You can purchase from Myer
Sephora Super Nourishing Lip Balm- Yummy flavors are great, but sometimes they make it tempting to lick your lips, which can dry your lips out even more! Plus, if you’re sensitive to certain fragrances, it can be hard to find a balm that doesn’t make you feel sick…This one doesn’t have any added sweet flavors—and it glides on for instant softness!
Purchase for under $10 from your nearest Sephora store or online www.sephora.com.au
Loads of celebs are going bananas for Crème de la Mer, The Lip Balm. This luxurious emulsion works on contact to soften roughness, relieve dryness and flaking and helps heal seriously dry lip. It is made with their famous Miracle Broth.
You can purchase at most Davidjones.
This triple threat formula created by Dior plumps, hydrates, and protects lips with a SPF 10. Dior Creme de rose smoothing plumping lip balm is a light pink balm that goes on clear with a rose scent that’s not to overpowering. If your not a fan of rose you should pass on this one!! It is a thicker texture compared to other lip balms but isn’t sticky on the lips.
You can purchase Dior Creme de rose smoothing plumping lip balm at any Dior counter, department store, Sephora or online.
Here are a couple of slideshows below from different editorial shoots and advertising work i have done –
Her Fashion Box Magazine (December 2014 Issue)
Latest Campaign for Onkler
Stranded – One of my favourite editorials I did with model Jayney and Photographer heidi
MUST HAVE PRODUCT
Your Brushes aren’t clean until you have used London’s brush company “Pure goat milk solid brush shampoo”
I was recommend this product by a friend of mine, when i went to purchase the brush cleaner, I thought $22 was a little pricey for a brush shampoo but i brought it anyway and I can guarantee you that you will also be very happy with your purchase!!
A bonus about this product- It is in a hard form, it softens and foams with water, so it is safe to take on plane when travelling.. So for those of you who are reading this and are makeup artists that travel a lot like i do its totally perfect!
I have never seen my brushes so clean, they look brand new
Below is more information about the amazing BRUSH SHAMPOO…
Chemical Free Brush Shampoo is the Original.
So pure it’s food grade, safe for kids too. Travel Safe.
It is a solid shampoo specifically designed to clean and condition your makeup brush and the tea tree adds additional anti bacterial elements. It has a balanced recipe very carefully so that the integrity of the brush hair is not disrupted. The Brush Shampoo cleans deeply and does not over condition.
Cleans and Conditions
Restores and Protects
Easy To Use
Made In USA
Works with all hair types
How To Use:
Wet your brushes in warm water. Remove the lid and swish the wet brush around on the solid shampoo until it lathers – You’ll see makeup lift. Gently work the brush through with your finger tips, or on the palms of your hands, then rinse clean. Press out excess water in a paper towel and leave to dry flat. Larger natural hair brushes will dry in around 35-40 mins, small brushes such as lip brushes can dry in 10 mins. Synthetic brushes may take a little longer.
Goat Milk, Palm Oil, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Water, Tea Tree Extract.
Great Golden Arches
Eye brows are one of our most defining facial features, eyebrows are also essential when communicating, conveying emotion and personality – which makes it crucial that our brows are saying the right thing!!!
-Unless your blessed with beautiful full brows, like Cara Delevingne, its a MUST DO to get them professionally shaped, its just like taking your favourite dress to the dry cleaners!!!
Jared Bailey, benefits global brow guru says “brows are sisters, not twins, so it’s important to find the right shape for each to balance the face and eyes”.
Which takes me on to my favourite products I use to achieve Great Golden Arches ……
1 Trace around the arch with Benefit brow zing pigmented wax it offers more structure than a pencil.
2 To make your brows appear fuller, feather the powder from Benefit brow zing through your brows with a slanted brush.
3 If you have any gaps in your brows use Benefit instant eyebrow pencil -remember to keep the stroke light.
4 Last product I use is also from Benefit called Gimme Brow it is like a fibre lash mascara but for your brows -a brow formula which deposits tiny fibres that grab on to hairs, plumping up thin sparse arches, also great bonus about this product it keeps brows stiff and in place like a tinted gel!
The good news is if all this fails come and see me
I also have private hair and makeup classes where I can teach you anything you may need to know or learn about hair and makeup:)
Good Luck to All and stay tuned weekly for my next blog post..