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One year of Canberra Centre’s most beauty-full precinct

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Happy first birthday to Canberra Centre’s beloved beauty precinct! 

To celebrate, Canberra Centre has arranged a jam-packed weekend of beauty fun. From this Friday 13 to Sunday 15 July, head into the Beauty Precinct to engage in expert talks and workshops, trial new makeup finds and enjoy a cocktail or two.

From compelling conversations and masterclasses to hands-on workshops, it’s the perfect weekend for every beauty aficionado.

Highlights include a masterclass with celebrity makeup artist Chantelle Baker, bath bomb-making workshops with Lush, and even a cheeky cocktail bar in the Beauty Arcade. For a full list of events on offer, click here.

In case you haven’t explored the precinct to its full extent, we’ve rounded up 10 hidden treasure to seek out this weekend in between workshops – perhaps with a cocktail in hand?

Surratt Beauty Auto Graphique Eyeliner

Why we love it: Creating a sharp precise wing is made easier by this perfect liquid liner. Crafted to mimic the stroke of a Japanese calligraphy pen, the applicator is easy to control and works with the contour of your eye to deliver maximum colour payoff and a matte finish.

Find at: Mecca Cosmetica, Level 1

Pixi Glow Tonic

Why we love it: A toner that delivers hydration and mild exfoliation in one easy step. Glycolic acid gently removes dead skin cells and purifies the skin, whilst aloe vera hydrates. Use of this product will encourage a smoother and brighter complexion.

Find at: David Jones, Level G

Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm

Why we love it: Exposing our hands to the winter elements can leave them distressed, dry and irritated.  This hydrating and soothing balm gives your hands the love they deserve. Ingredients such as sweet almond oil, coconut oil and shea butter leave hands conditioned and silky smooth once more.

Find at: Aesop, Level 1

Josie Maran Argan Enlightenment Illuminiser


Why we love it: This dewy, gold-hued highlight sinks into the skin and gives you an effortless glow. Press on the high points of the face for a natural highlight, or mix a pump into your favourite foundation to create a dewy, illuminated look. Swatch it in store and you’ll be starry-eyed.

Find at: Mecca Maxima, Beauty Arcade, Level G

Neogen Bio Peel Gauze Peeling Green Tea

Why we love it: A quick exfoliation for your face, these affordable peel pads are an ideal addition to your winter skincare routine. Green tea acts as a powerful antioxidant to slow down the process of ageing and create visibly clearer skin. Another plus? This product is also suitable for sensitive skin.

Find at: SeoulFlower, Beauty Garden, Level G

Inglot Customisable Freedom System Palettes

Why we love it: We all know the feeling when you look at an eyeshadow palette and admit that there are those few shades that you’ll frankly never use. The Inglot Freedom System solves this age-old dilemma. Choose from a two pan, all the way up to a 20 pan palette, and fill it with a selection of your favourite, high-performing, easy-to-blend Inglot shadows.

Find at: Inglot, Beauty Garden, Level G

Lush Lip scrubs

Why we love it: Effective for prepping a smooth pout before lipstick application and leaving your lips kissable and soft. We love the texture of the product and the creative flavours are absolutely delicious.

Find at: Lush, Beauty Arcade, Level G

3INA Cream Eyeshadows

Why we love it: High shine, high pigment and all-day wear. With a one-swipe colour payoff, these multi-dimensional shadows are easy to apply and make for an impactful look. Use to create an easy statement eye for your next night out.

Find at: 3INA Cosmetics, Beauty Arcade, Level G

NIOD Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Complex

Why we love it: This lightweight serum delivers the hydrated complexion of your dreams. Comprised of fifteen forms of hyaluronic (hydrating molecule) compounds, water-based hydration is delivered to the skin and leaves it supple, plump and glowing.

Find at: DECIEM, Beauty Garden, Level G

L’Occitane Pure Shea Butter

Why we love it: This 100% vegan, sustainable and fair-trade beauty balm soothes and protects dry winter skin. Its rich multi-use formula can be used to hydrate everything from the body, lips, face and hair, and a scoop of it can even be popped in a bubble bath to create a nourishing bathing experience. Head into L’Occitane and ask the friendly staff about all the possible uses of this product. You won’t be disappointed.

Find at: L’Occitane, Beauty Arcade, Level G

Feature image: Dianna Snape

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