We answer two questions from our readers on how to achieve the perfect makeup look when going from beach to party, and what are the best SPF Lipsticks to wear.
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Dear Bondi Beauty,
If I’m heading to a party straight after the beach, what’s the best way to freshen up my look and fast?
Heading from the beach to a party and wanting to freshen up your makeup look, can be quick and easy with the right products. These are products which are good for multitasking – meaning, they function with more than just one purpose.
For your hair, using a product like Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray is a great way to embrace that salty windswept hair. Cause let’s be honest, we all want those gorgeous mermaid locks. With a few quick sprays tussled through your locks, your hair will be looking fresh and styled.
Next up is freshening up your face. RMS Lip2Cheek is the perfect multitasking product. Dab a little product on your cheeks and lips and you will be looking fresh with a healthy glow. Finish off this look with your favourite mascara and you will be ready for your party.
Dear Bondi Beauty,
I wear SPF lip balms under my lipstick. But are there any lipsticks which have SPF so I don’t have to layer-up all the time?
SPF is important to wear on your face every day and this does mean lips as well. As for lipsticks with SPF, there’s a lot of room for growth in this market. Most lip products that have SPF in them are some type of lip balm or gloss and don’t provide the opaqueness wanted with a lip look.
In saying this, there are some on the market which have absolutely nailed it when it comes to SPF lip products. Perricone MD No Makeup Lipstick has an SPF 15 which not only will protect your lips, it will also give them a natural pink flush. While this product only comes in one shade it is perfect for everyday wear.
If you’re looking for a product with a little more shade range, try Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Lip Protectant which also has an SPF 15 in it. While this product is on the sheer side, you can achieve a darker shade by applying multiple layers. It’s also available in four different shades, ranging from pinks to browns.
Who else loves a sheet mask dripping in goodness?
There is nothing more satisfying than applying a juicy sheet mask to the skin (especially in summer) and this mask does not disappoint.
Infused with Hyaluronic Acid which helps to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, skin is instantly lifted, looking more vibrant and well nourished after use.
The art of wearing sheet masks: Always make sure your skin is prepped and primed first before applying.
Wash and clean with your fave cleanser. And mat dry. Then activate the mask by pitching the packaging slightly before opening. This will charge up the serum and get the juices flowing. Once applied to the face, smooth out on the skin and then kick back with a cuppa and wait.
You can keep the mask on for as long as you need, though it is recommended to keep it on for at least 15 minutes. We love keeping our sheet masks on until they are dried up, then you know all those yummy goodness of the mask has been absorbed properly into the skin.
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