These unexpected beauty secrets have been revealed by the world's biggest brands and we had to share them with you!
Everyone has their own opinion on what is best when it comes to beauty products and regimes. Exfoliate at night to let your pores breathe, only brush your hair once a day to avoid damage, never use an alcohol based makeup remover... exetera exetera. But who should we believe?
One of Australia’s leading beauty experts, Kate Morris, CEO and founder of Adore Beauty, has worked with some of the world’s biggest beauty brands to find out their top secrets for beauty success:
Hannah Terrett, National Brow Artist at Benefit Cosmetics
This season it’s all about the most on-trend brow – the feathered brow. Regularly coveted on the runways of Paris, London and New York by the likes of Gigi Hadid and actress Lily Collins - this look is easy to achieve at home!
All you have to do is apply a micro-line pencil like Benefit’s Precisely My Brow in soft feathery strokes toward the top of the brow tail, working against the brow hairs in a teasing motion. Then for extra texture, go in over the top with the same pencil in a darker shade. Finish with a clear brow gel, set, and then brush upwards to get them looking extra full and fluttery and keep them in place all day.
Carly Rogers, Education Manager at Dermalogica
Pollution is the latest frontier in skincare, with studies showing that for every particle you see (e.g. dust), there are another 1 million that are small enough to enter pores! Not only that, but air pollution from traffic can increase pigmentation spots by as much as 20%. That’s why we created Daily Superfoliant which detoxes the skin from ageing pollution which is a new beauty trend beauty experts are trying to tackle to help your skin look youthful.
Nica Marcello, National Education Manager at Estée Lauder
Foundation is the base of most women’s makeup, so the best way to get the most out of your foundation is by incorporating skincare and primers. I love mixing our Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum into the Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation, as it gives skin a soft glow with staying power. For a matte finish, use a primer suited to your skin type and always end with a makeup mist.
Alphie Sadsad, International PRO Artist at Bobbi Brown Cosmetics
Double time your cleansing routine by investing in exfoliating grains like Bobbi Brown Buffing Grains then mix them with your cleansing oil to remove makeup and exfoliate in one action. Not only does this save time but it gives a deeper clean!
In addition to this I’m also obsessed with a bit of DYI hair chalk. You can do this by rubbing a bright shade of blush across the strands of your hair then set with hairspray. This will easily wash out with standard shampoo.
Robert Kovacs, Education Manager at ghd
If you suffer from split ends or dry, rough hair and have no time to treat try Advanced Split Ends Therapy from ghd. Apply about 50c of treatment from ends to roots after freshly shampooed and towel dried hair just like a conditioner BUT do not rinse it out. The heat from your hairdryer will seal your hair, protect and increase the shine… an instant miracle for a healthy glow.
Bridget Noonon, Education Manager at Kérastase
Healthy hair starts with a healthy scalp, but we often forget about looking after the health of our scalp! Scalp concerns such as sensitivity, oiliness, dandruff and hair loss can come and go with the seasons, or with stressful periods, so it’s important to visit your salon regularly to have a scalp health consultation with your hairdresser. Kérastase has a range of products that combats both the hair and scalp.
Michael Brown, Celebrity Makeup Artist at Inika
Fresh, glowing, natural skin is a common want amongst most women and this all starts with your foundation or BB cream application. To apply most effectively, imagine drawing a sun as a child, the round circle of the sun resembles the center of the face and the rays of light from the sun is the sweeping outwards application. This is the most effective way to add your base for a natural glow.
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What do you get when you mix Australia’s premium hair and beauty freelancers, award winning salons and leading style visions? The answer is winner of Salon Business of the Year 2017, Edwards and Co!
We know we’re not the only ones who’ve obsessed over the tousled tresses featured in Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. Always so perfectly coiffed, undone and styled, these pages have become our cut and colour inspo’s. What if we told you that the maestros who’ve created these lust worthy locks could work their magic on your strands? Introducing Edwards and Co, the award-winning hair agency whose innovative salons and talents are shaking up the Australian hair industry.
Established in 2013 by leading Sydney based colourist tycoon, Jaye Edwards, Edwards and Co is a creative hub housing Australia’s hair and beauty innovators. With 5 salons already dotted across the country from bustling Sydney to hipster Melbourne and even the picturesque Byron Bay, there’s no excuse for not treating yourself to the Edwards and Co experience.
In just a short time of operation, Edwards And Co have been thrust to cult-like status thanks to their unique salon concept, supreme customer experience, fashion forward services and defying education program. Awarded Salon Business of the Year 2017 and crowned Best Salon Design for both 2017 and 2016, it speaks for itself that Edwards and Co are leading pioneers who are disrupting the industry and being celebrated for it.
Not your usual salon, Edwards and Co are characterised by their sprawling, sun drenched warehouse studios where in house stylists and influential freelancers come together. This innovative concept allows renowned celeb fave freelancers, such as Byron Turnball whose portfolio includes Vogue Italia and Cosmopolitan, to call the salon home and operate their own business between projects. From celebrated hair artisans and makeup artists, to even home visits for weddings and events, whatever the treatment or service you’ll find it at the salons.
The beauty of Edwards and Co is that you can hand select stylists who are experts in a particular technique. Whether you’re after sherbet hues, blonde halo or lived in, flowing locks to rival the 70s, whatever your hair dreams, the artisans can create it. It’s no wonder that Edwards and Co are favourites to celebrities Pia Miller, Lara Worthington, Samara Weaving and Charlotte Best!
Searching for a hairformation like no other? The secret is Telleish Hair Studio.
It takes a lot of trust to put your locks in the hands of another person. For many of us our tresses are like a security blanket and letting go and stepping out of our comfort zone can at times prove difficult. Which is why when selecting a hairstylist, you not only want someone with talent and knowledge, but you want an artist. So where can you find such artisans? We’re excited to announce your hunt is officially over thanks to Telleish Hair Studio! As a young experienced team of enthusiastic and professional stylists renowned for their hairformations, you’ll be sure to find the perfect match.
Located in the trendy Bay Street of Port Melbourne, the award-winning salon provides the perfect space to refresh your look. After perfectly blended flaxen or platinum strands? Telleish Hair Studio has been voted one of Melbourne’s leading blonde salons, so you’re guaranteed to obtain knockout locks.
The salon has built a strong culture behind the integrity of their hair treatments. Director, Chantelle, or better known as the ‘Telle’ in Telleish, has a list of celebrity clientele singing their praises and she has even worked with Sass & Bide during New York Fashion Week.
The whole team at Telleish Hair Studio are big advocates for education and believe that knowledge is the key to success. Not only do they attend the best training within the industry, but the salon also hosts regular internal learning sessions to make sure they are constantly improving their skills. This thirst for knowledge is what separates them from the rest.
As proud ambassadors of Olaplex, Telleish Hair Salon will be conducting an Australian and New Zealand Tour talking all about the process and benefits of the Olaplex treatment. If you are looking to transform your look or just want to treat yourself to a little slice of luxury then make sure to book your appointment today!
Treat your skin from the inside out and outside in with House of Maxx.
Winter and dull skin tend to go hand in hand and the hundreds of half-used products filling our bathroom cabinets prove that we are always searching for that ultimate miracle. If you are not someone who treats your complexion regularly, you are due to be converted because your pre-winter regimen will thank you for it. Introducing House of Maxx, one of Melbourne’s leading skin clinics. With a belief that healthy skin comes from within, House of Maxx stands apart from many other clinics because of their strong network of support. By going back to basics of connection, they invest in their clients to ensure they're able to offer their expert advice across recipes and wellness plans.
The bustle of Melbourne will feel lightyears away when you step into the oasis that is House of Maxx. Found only a short drive south-east of the city in Armadale, the stylish and chic black and white interior is as effortless as it is cool. You will feel like you have stepped into a luxe heaven.
With their array of treatments available, the real showstopper is the focus on corneotherapy. This is where you can guarantee that you’re giving your complexion the attention it needs.
Corneotherapy is a relatively new approach to skincare that focuses on any problems apparent at the surface (such as redness or inflammation) that are caused by an immune response produced by deeper layers of skin. Because corneotherapy tackles the underlying cause by treating the outer layer, its practitioners refer to it as an “outside-in” therapy. Therapists work with your skin by treating it as an organ and providing the support it needs from the inside out.
With a strong belief that great skin comes from within, the clinic hosts a health and nutrition adviser on site who will analyse your diet and lifestyle to determine any internal aggravating factors. House of Maxx offers one hour long consultations with repeat visits (two hours total) that includes a detailed health history, analysis and wellness plan to help you reach your specific goals.
House of Maxx are also perfectionists when it comes to all things brows and lashes and offer many other treatments to help you feel your best. Bad brows be gone!
We all know about eating our way to better skin and really making sure we look after ourselves but sometimes we need that extra help. Give yourself permission to indulge and really treat yourself with the TLC your skin needs.
It’s time to inject semi-matte magic into your everyday routine with VonBlü Cosmetics.
Ask any beauty obsessed what the most challenging part about perfecting their makeup collection is, and after foundation the answer will be lipstick. We all desire a lasting addition that glides on beautifully, is hydrating, doesn't have unsafe ingredients and best of all, comes in a variety of shades suitable for every occasion. If you’ve been on the search for a lipstick that ticks all of the boxes then we are excited to announce your hunt is officially over! Introducing VonBlü Cosmetics, the beauty brand who will quickly become a part of your daily essentials.
Debuting in 2017, VonBlü Cosmetics are an Australian brand who are already taking the industry by storm. Deriving their name from the 18th Century military legend Gebhard Leberecht Von Blücher, VonBlü Cosmetics first collection of 12 irresistible semi-matte lipsticks have been titled Scandinavian names in honour of Von Blücher’s first service in the Swedish army.
As a 100% Australian made, natural and vegan company, these homegrown hero’s work on the premise of creating affordable, high quality products that inject a healthy boost into your regimen without the nasties. Plus, with all of their products not being tested on animals, you can rest assured knowing your perfect pout has a positive conscience and isn’t impacting our furry friends.
A dozen shades to paint your every mood, what we love about VonBlü Cosmetics semi-matte’s is that there is a lippie that will take you from boardroom to the bar in one swipe. Their range of totally on trend, highly pigmented hues span from dusty nudes to classic reds. Whether you’re after an everyday tone, flirtatious pop of colour or vampy showstopper, there’s something for you.
We’ve all experienced the heart wrenching moment when we haven’t secured a lipstick lid properly and it runs throughout our handbags or worse, dries out! Thanks to their unique ‘pop’ lid your precious product will always be protected. Their sleek, chic packaging feels great while you apply and won’t go astray on your vanity or Instagram feed as your share your #BeautyEssentials.
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