DA September Beauty Guide for September with “nearly spring” essentials

It’s nearly spring

We’re back outside – a bit – again and the scent of spring is taunting us as we yearn for those long nights and the hope of a normal summer coming our way. As we look for ways to pick ourselves up, here are some new products that will help us look and feel better!

Bobbi Brown nude lips sail ships 

As our sense of fashion heads back to the 90s so does our make-up.  Bobbi Brown brings back nude lips with Crushed Lip Colour including a selection of pink, beige, caramel and chocolate shades. The range has been co-created with women to produce the truest nudes for all skin tones. So no more loose lips sink ships, we think nude lips can sail ’em.

The Crushed Lip Colour is creamy, and buildable for greater coverage. Each colour is infused with Vitamin E & C and beeswax, for super soft, hydrated lips. These nudes glide over your lips and leave a satin matte finish for a lightly pigmented and natural lip look. These nudes are creamy, like all Bobbi Brown product, and look smooth and luscious on the lips. 

Get nude by Bobbi Brown

Crushed Lip Colour available in 10 shades for $47 from usual places including Sephora

The Concentrate from La Mer 

For something totally glamorous that will perk both you and your skin up there’s The Concentrate from La Mer. So confident is the naming – the concentrate means there are no others, and we agree. The Concentrate  – a serum/balm that has been infused with a super-concentrated form of skin soothing Miracle Broth™ , is a skin hero. Newly advanced with antioxidant power in a sumptuous, velvety texture, after use, your skin will appear visibly soothed. 

The Concentrate is packed with soothing ingredients, like Lime Tea, to help neutralise free radicals that cause inflammation and can contribute to ageing. The Concentrate acts like a liquid barrier, to deflect these irritants. The Concentrate can be used as a barrier, soother, antioxidant repeller or primer and it calms and soothes irritated skin. Using this with the Creme De La Mer is luxurious and worth it.

the concentrate, there is no other

30ml RRP $555
50ml RRP $790
100ml RRP $1,350

Available select David Jones & Mecca Cosmetica locations, and via cremedelamer.com.au

Sukin colour care

Sukin is synonymous with paraben free, sulphate free innovative use of natural ingredients to make high quality products that women actually need and really love. The new colour care hair care range is no different and is helping the dyed hair of women stay stronger for longer. 

Sukin Haircare Colour Care range is enriched with natural ingredients to help keep your colour looking fresh! Free from sulphate & silicones the range’s 3-step regime helps prevent colour fading, promotes natural shine & strengthens coloured hair with a blend of: Native Australian Kakadu Plum: Revitalises hair and promote natural shine; Quinoa: Helps keep colour vibrant for longer;  Macadamia Oil: Adds essential moisture to the hair and scalp.

The shampoo is clear and smells delightful. It’s a gentle lather and not over the top, probably because it’s not packed with chemicals. The conditioner is a little more watery than you may be used to, but does work effectively. The treatment, though, is creamy and delectable, rich and lovely on the hair.

Sukin recommends we turn down the heat on the water in the shower, opt for the scrunchie over an elastic and ditch the hairdryer and straighteners at least a couple of times a week to help protect your hair, all ways we can keep our locks luscious for longer.

Sukin essentials

Shampoo $24.95
Conditioner $24.95
Treatment $19.95

Sukin available at pharmacies including Priceline.

Rodan & Fields Enhancements Active Hydration Bright Eye Complex 

It’s time to bring your eyes out of dark with this Rodan and Fields Active hydration eye complex featuring Rodan and Fields proprietary 3D3P Molecular Matrix Technology illuminates and soothes tired eyes and reduces under eye puffiness. 

If you’re plagued by dark circles, then this will work for you. After only a few weeks of use, day and night, skin looks brighter under the eyes. 

Supercharged with a complex of phytonutrients, caffeine and illuminating brighteners to nourish tired eyes, if you spend your day staring at blue light and rub your eyes throughout the day because you’ve been kept up at night…Rodan and Fields Active Hydration Bright Eye Complex will make a noticeable impact on how your eyes look. 

Hey you bright eyes

Available from Rodan & Fields $99.

Natural deodorant Asuvi works

Deodorant is an indisputable absolute essential. When it works it’s an unsung hero, and when it doesn’t it’s nothing less than well…awkward. New natural Australian brand ASUVI is the brainchild of Thomas Richard – an outdoor enthusiast and environmentalist from Sydney’s northern beaches who wanted to create a range of all natural products that are not only good for your body but good for the planet too.

The first product to launch from the brand is the world’s first natural and refillable deodorant stick that has 100% biodegradable refills. ASUVI worked with some of Australia’s top cosmetic chemists and perfumers to create all natural formulas that are effective, sustainable, feel great on the skin and smell amazing. Then they went a step further and packaged them in a reusable tube that can be replenished over and over using plastic free refills.

Say goodbye to aluminium deodorant and hello to effective deodorant (not something we can say about all natural deodorants)  in eco-conscious packaging.

Natural deodorant that works

Available from Asuvi for $22

About the author

Michelle hails from the UK – but grew up with big flavours and spices thanks to her Singaporean Mum. International cuisine has always been part of Michelle’s life as she explored the world in the pursuit of delicious food and wine – along with a castle or two. Michelle now lives in Sydney after a lengthy stint in Brisbane (a city dear to her heart, which she visits frequently). She is letting her nose and palette be her guide as she discovers and shares exciting and delicious dining experiences. Michelle also loves, in equal measure, fashion, sunshine and puppies.


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