To prime or not to prime?

Aussie makeup king Napoleon Perdis says not to prime is a crime. He believes it’s an integral step to apply the right primer, after you moisturise and before you put on your makeup. Disclaimer …There’s no doubt Napoleon knows his stuff. His primer mantra has been around for a while so it’s worth asking, does […]

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Road test: Laser Clinics Australia

When most men hear the word ‘laser’ I’m sure most of them would think of Luke Skywalker’s trusty lightsabre. But what if I told you that lasers can be hugely useful to your morning routine (and not in a ‘don’t come near me til I’ve had my coffee’ weapon-wielding kind of way)? A ‘beauty’ technique […]

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Solutions for winter skin woes

As the colder months approach, they can bring more than just a rosy glow to our cheeks. In winter, many people report their skin is dryer, flushes more easily and is prone to irritation. Why? In cooler and windier environments, there is less moisture in the air which is further compounded by coming in and […]

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Canberra’s international beauty squad

Four women who call the ACT home are proof you don’t have to live in a city that never sleeps, to make your dreams come true. FASHFEST makeup director Diana Cheetham and makeup artist Jacqui Scott were handpicked to go to Fiji Fashion Week. For both of them, it was their first international fashion show. Fellow […]

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Which makeup applicator should you be using?

My word have we come a long way from when the only way to apply makeup was with our fingers. Every week it seems there’s a new makeup application tool out there. Never fear though, as I’m about to break down which applicator does what so you can make the best decision about what you […]

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Metallics 101: video tutorials

Love metallics but not sure where to start? We’ve enlisted the experts to show you how. You glow, girl! In our first Metallics 101 video tutorial, make up artist Jacqui Scott shows you how to get that sunkissed glow using liquid and powder illuminiser. GoldenEye No, not the Bond film. This video tutorial shows you […]

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Hello Darling: An intimate conversation with Stephanie Darling

It’s a cuthroat industry yet hundreds of young women try every year to become a professional beauty writer.  Beauty Director for Fairfax Media Stephanie Darling isn’t just a veritable spring about all things beauty, she’s seen first hand the trends come and go, the big innovations and the affect of the internet on the beauty […]

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Ultraformer III: Immediate effect

There are very few women out there who delight in a beauty routine that takes 20 steps. We lather up with creams and lotions and potions, have this treatment and try that one, all in the name of beauty. Now there’s another one to add to the list that quite possibly surpasses them all—it’s called […]

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Trending: Colour Crave

Colour splash is back!  Usually, when autumn hits we break out our bleakest greys and blacks and prepare for the winter ahead but with this year’s trends, you’ll celebrating summer all winter long. According to sources like the MECCA Cosmetica Trend Report, colours are here to stay, so let’s break down the top makeup trends […]

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A Flick of Hares: Supporting #girlbosses

It’s always a leap of faith when you try a new hairstylist. Sitting in that chair—that hair chair, if you will—can be a daunting experience. This time, however, it’s the hairstylists making the move and trying something new. A Flick of Hares (AFOH) is the latest creation in Canberra’s hair salon community. Lead by Directors […]

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