Top 10 expert beauty tips and tricks
Adore nifty grooming tips, tricks and facts? Good, because you’ll find 10 of them right here. Better yet, they’re all pinched from outstanding beauty industry experts, and they could just change your life. Well, maybe…
BEAUTY TIP #1. pore form
Facial fake tans can unfortunately block your pores. Prevent those not-so-ideal black spots from developing across your t-zone by rubbing an ice cube over your face prior to fake tan application. According to Shelley Barrett, ModelCo CEO, “this will close the pores, preventing them from becoming blocked with product.” Smart.
Top product pick: ModelCo FACETAN.
BEAUTY TIP #2. double duty protection
Is your facial sunscreen packed with SPF and AHAs? Dr Kerryn Greive, Head of Research & Development at Ego Pharmaceuticals, says AHAs are a daily must-have as they promote collagen and elastin synthesis, which results in younger looking skin. “They’ll also help reduce the visibility of pigmentation and sun spots, and deeply exfoliate the skin, promoting the growth of new, healthy skin cells.”
Top product pick: SunSense Anti-Ageing Face SPF 50+.
BEAUTY TIP #3. breast assets
Want to amp up your chest area? Take a bronzing face powder and direct it south. “Dust a little down the centre of your chest to contour your cleavage,” says Jessica Bok, Benefit Cosmetics Australia Training and Promotions Manager – West Coast. This will give the area shape and depth, giving the appearance of enhanced size as a result.
Top product pick: Benefit Hoola.
BEAUTY TIP #4. tousled texture
Love beachy locks but dislike that crunchy, salty feeling after you emerge from the ocean? Gavin Anesbury, TRESemmé Session Stylist, says dry shampoo eliminates that brittle feeling, but without destroying the casual style, as “it’s great for adding softness to this loose, naturally textured look”.
Top product pick: TRESemmé Fresh Start Dry Shampoo.
BEAUTY TIP #5. smooth ride
Bumpy ridges on your nails? Don’t buff the surface, says Mandi Levanah, Revitanail Nail Care Expert. “This makes the nails thinner and leaves them exposed to peeling and chipping.” Instead, apply a thicker, targeted nail product that will settle into the ridges of each nail, giving it a smoother appearance.
Top product pick: Revitanail Ridge Filler.
BEAUTY TIP #6. concealer crimes
Never apply concealer to the outer areas of the eye, stresses Michael Brown, Celebrity Make-up Artist. “If there are no dark circles, do not apply any concealer. If you do, you are simply placing product on your crow’s feet and expression lines, which makes the area appear aged.”
Top product pick: Almay Wake Up Undereye Concealer.
BEAUTY TIP #7. mini manoeuvres
If stubborn cowlicks or unwanted curls around your hairline are getting the better of you, buying a mini hair straightener is a wise idea. “As they are tiny, you can glide one through the troublesome area easily, and it only takes a few seconds,” says Anthony Nader, RAW Salon Sydney Celebrity Hair Stylist.
Top product pick: BaBylissPRO Mighty Mini Ceramic Straightener ($39.95, 1800 251 215).
BEAUTY TIP #8. unruly redness
If flushed cheeks and unsightly blotchiness leave you feeling somewhat self-conscious, look for soothing skin care products containing red raspberry extract. “The vitamin P in the raspberries acts to strengthen the capillary walls and reduces the inflammation,” says Emma Hobson, Education Manager at the International Dermal Institute.
Top product pick: Dermalogica Gentle Soothing Booster.
BEAUTY TIP #9. work it
Looking for a quick – and nourishing – way to cool your skin down after an outdoor work out? “Load up on water, get out of the sun and apply a facial moisturiser straight from the fridge,” reveals Samantha Powell, Simple Skin & Make-up Expert. It’ll make for a refreshing moisture hit, and will tone down any redness, too.
Top product pick: Simple Clear Skin Oil Balancing Moisturiser.
BEAUTY TIP #10. one last one from me...
During daylight hours, never apply your fragrance to your neck, décolletage, behind your ears or other exposed areas. Your beloved juice contains alcohol, which causes the skin to become photosensitive to sunlight, resulting in sunburn, premature wrinkles and pigmentation.
Top product pick: Ricci Ricci by Nina Ricci ($115, 50mL, 02 9663 4277).
Which of these handy tricks will you be adding to your beauty regime? Do you utilise any of these tips already? And what’s your best beauty tip?