Ready, Steady, Go
One way to achieve that New Year resolution of being more efficient with time? Get some long-lasting makeup so that you don’t have to keep touching up (duh). These three new lipsticks promise to be stayers.
(From left) For Foolproof Red: Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint, $36
This bold crimson, which according to Rihanna was tested to look flattering on everyone, dries down for budge-proof colour that feels lightweight on puckers, yet won’t feather after hours of wear.
Supposed to last: 12 hours
For A Party Shine: Kat Von D Everlasting Glimmer Veil, $35
With the same technology that’s in Von D’s popular Everlasting Liquid Lipstick, this does away with the constant reapplication that’s usually needed when it comes to glittery gloss. In nine shades, including two bold blues.
Supposed to last: 24 hours
For Elegance With An Edge: Marc Jacobs Le Marc Liquid Lip Crayon, $38
Rich and creamy, this allows for a precise one-swipe application, melting into lips to leave a high-pigment, liquid lipstick-style finish with a glamorous shimmer.
Supposed to last: 16 hours
In two years, Allies Of Skin has gained global devotees with just four products. Here, founder Nicolas Travis on why you’ll be into the next three he’s added.
The Promise Keeper Facial, $159
“The traditional approach to treating blemishes (dry them out) can actually cause irritation. This, instead, first eradicates acne-causing bacteria, then brightens and fades dark spots left behind by past blemishes – all while boosting moisture levels and preventing future breakouts.”
Fresh Slate Brightening Cleanser + Masque, $59
“I like using this as a morning cleanse to start the day with radiant skin. Massage onto damp skin, then leave it on for 10 minutes to allow the water-activated vitamin C to get to work. In the evenings, use this as your second cleanse, leaving it on for a few minutes in the shower for added illuminating benefits.”
Fresh Slate Purifying Cleanser + Masque, $59
“Unlike traditional clay masques that can make your face feel really tight, this melts into skin. Use it as part of a double cleanse at the end of the day, to fully get rid of dirt and grime. If you wear stubborn, waterproof makeup, use a makeup remover first. If you don’t, you can use this as your first cleanse, followed by the Brightening Cleanser. Leave it on for 10 minutes to allow the salicylic acid to penetrate deeper into skin.”