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  1. March 17, 2016

    Pantone 2016 Colour Makeup Trends

    Pantone, the world colour authority, has for the first time announced two colours of the year for 2016. Rosy warmth and cool tranquility the theme this season, introducing 'Rose Quartz' and 'Serenity'. Gracing the world's fashion runways , these colours are setting the trend for makeup artists and fashion designers alike. Get your Pantone 2016 colour makeup trends with this Youngblood Cosmetics guide to nailing the look!

    Channel one of the Pantone colours of the year with an ethereal makeup look. This look will leave you looking and feeling feminine and illuminated, with light pastel tones making an understated impact, and Pantone’s colour of the year (well, one of them) ‘Rose Quartz’ owning this look using Youngblood Cosmetics.

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  2. March 11, 2016

    Jane Iredale PurePressed Foundation Update

    Jane Iredale’s commitment to providing mineral makeup with the most quality ingredients giving you the performance, coverage, application and texture that you love.  In 2016, Jane Iredale furthers their commitment to providing an eco-friendly foundation suitable for every woman with some exciting new changes.


    Jane Iredale have been committed to promoting ac eco-friendly alternative to the prefilled PurePressed Powder bases for some time and now in 2016 they will be making the 100% switch to only PurePressed Powder Refills. For most people this won’t change the way you order your favourite foundation! Jane Iredale’s new eco-friendly refillable compact is a sleek, stylish and lightweight rose gold compact that looks and feels amazing. Purch

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  3. February 21, 2016

    Thalgo Cold Cream Marine for Dry & Sensitive Skin

    Thalgo has been at the forefront of marine skincare technology for over 50 years, and in 2016 the range will be growing with the addition of the new Thalgo Cold Marine for Face & Body. The Thalgo Cold Marine collection is an exciting and innovative range perfect for those with dry or sensitive skin.


    The first skincare cream enriched with Cold Cream Marine, which works to effectively repair and soothe the skin, as well as replenish lipids for up to 24 hours. The cream is rich in texture which makes it ideal for those with dry and sensitive skin. Skin becomes nourished and soothed, making it feel supple and comfortable.



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  4. February 09, 2016

    How to Master Multi-Masking

    The Multi-Masking trend is taking the beauty world by storm with bloggers, editors and beauty-lovers alike all jumping aboard the multi-masking train!


    Multi-masking, as the name implies, is the art of using several facial masks to treat a range of skin concerns concurrently. For example, most of us experience oiliness around our t-zone and perhaps dryness on our chin. For a multi-masker, a charcoal masque would be used for the t-zone area, and a hydrating mask for the chin. Your multi-masking routine can range from two to four masks at once (and even more if you’re a mask-a-holic!).


    Dermalogica, the number one choice for skincare worldwide, have just released their brand new Dermalogica Charcoal Rescue Masque, which is packed with everything y

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  5. February 09, 2016

    Why Medik8 White Balance Works

    Effective skin brightening and whitening products are difficult to find among the hundreds that are available, and you’ll soon discover that the products that do work are the ones that contain highly concentrated formulas. Dullness, uneven skin tone, pigmentation and scarring are common skin concerns for clients at the Alive Medispa, as well as for customers that call or write to us at Alive Skin + Hair.


    The Medik8 White Balance range is comprised of a serum (White Balance Click) and morning/evening moisturisers (White Balance Duo).

    The key difference with Medik8 White Balance Click (now Medik8 White Balance Brightening Serum) is the high concentration of Kojic Acid, which works to brighten and balance skin tone whilst fading dark spots and freckles caused by UV e

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  6. January 19, 2016

    Which Makeup Primer Should You Use?

    Makeup primers work as a base for your foundation, giving you longer lasting perfect skin. Makeup primers are an absolute godsend when trying to control excess shine and achieving a smoother complexion. Basically, if you haven’t been using a makeup primer, then you’re missing out! Apply makeup primer to dry, clean skin before applying makeup. There are also many primers than can be used before and after makeup application to help control shine – perfect for those with oily skin.

    Makeup primers come in various formulations and finishes, however the most common are powdered primers, cream primers, pressed primers and gel liquid primers. Whether you wear a full face of makeup each day, or keep it simple with a tinted BB cream and lip balm, a primer is your new best friend! 

    But, which makeup primer should you be using?


    Perfect for all skin types. Those with dry or mature skin will benefit from a liquid primer most.

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  7. January 01, 2016

    New Year Beauty Resolutions

    Make a New Year resolution that counts!  Start the year with good intentions and follow them through. What better resolutions to make than in your beauty and skincare department?


    Using your mobile phone is a large part of most of our lives, however its constant use can result in nasty bacteria breeding on its surface. Continuing to answer your mobile can allow this bacteria to come in direct contact with your face. These bacteria can not only be harmful to your health, but also increase the likelihood of breakouts. 

    Resolution: Use anti-bacterial wipes to remove bacteria from your phone.


    You know the benefits of good sun-care, but you still absolutely love your moisturiser - even though it completely lacks an SPF. Get your hands on some Free Skincare Samples and discover your new favourite moisturiser with SPF built-in. You’ll protect y

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  8. October 30, 2015

    What Sleeping in your Makeup Really Does to your Skin

    We’ve all been there and have the occasional slip up when it comes to removing your makeup before bed. Whether you’ve had a late night or purely can’t be bothered, we can let you off with the occasional slip up but if occasional is becoming frequent, you need to read on…A recent study has shown that a third of women questioned admitted to sleeping with their make up on at least twice a week.

    Leaving makeup on the skin at night is just asking for trouble. Your skin loves absorbing serums and creams at night and recharging for the next day. So if you’ve left make-up on your face you can be sure that your skin is going to absorb it into your pores leaving you with clogged, blemished and overall dull skin. Scared yet?

    If blemishes don’t scare you, how about premature ageing? The long-term effect of leaving makeup overnight is premature ageing due to the breakdown of collagen caused by the pollutants left on your skin. By not taking off before going to bed you are

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  9. July 15, 2015

    Skinstitut – Australian Skincare

    Skinstitut is a local, Australian made and owned skincare brand who offers Australia’s most effective cosmedical range. Skinstitut believe that serious, luxury skincare designed to bring results should be accessible to everyone and those products use top-quality, potent and cutting edge ingredients from all over the world. The Skinstitut brand is not about hype, expensive packaging or extravagance, but rather scientific formulations based on clinically proven ingredients and noticeable skin results. As the professional skincare industry changes, increasing focus is being given to the instant results laser treatments, injectables, chemical peels and microdermabrasion can offer and less emphasis to expensive, luxury skincare. With effective homecare products constituting an essential part of professional dermal therapy treatments, the need for high quality, advanced formulations that deliver results clients are looking for without the excessive price tag has never been greater. S

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