Five Face Masks You Need to Try

Chilly temperatures, air-conditioning and low humidity that we experience over winter often leave our skin in need of extra nourishment. Adding one of these hydrating face masks to your beauty routine once or twice a week can help restore moisture and get your skin glowing in time for spring. 

1.  Winter can often leave skin feeling dry and unhappy. Clarins SOS Comfort Nourishing Balm Mask ($68) has been formulated with dehydrated skin in mind. Leave on for just ten minutes – or for some serious pampering leave on overnight – and nourishing mango butter will work its magic. Skin is softer and more comfortable. 

2. Discover the true meaning of getting your beauty sleep with Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask ($79). The hydrating formula moisturises skin as you sleep so you step out of bed with a radiant, well-hydrated complexion. 

3. If it’s a luxurious face mask you’re after, look no further than Estee Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond Revitalizing Mask Noir ($484). Before applying the mask use silky brush to enhance your skin’s circulation. The formulation gently exfoliates skin, leaving your complexion glowing. 

4. Trilogy Mineral Radiance Mask ($37.99) nourishes, energises and deeply cleanses skin with a host of natural ingredients. Pohutukawa extract tones and revives skin while Trilogy’s iconic rosehip oil deeply hydrates skin. 

5. Star ingredients hyaluronic acid, rose water and honey in Lancôme Rose Jelly Mask ($68) infuse skin with much-needed hydration. Apply the gel-like formula before you go to bed and ensure your rise and shine with smoother, softer skin. 

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How to Wear Purple This Season

Love lilac? Here’s how to wear purple this season.

Purple – or Ultra Violet, to be precise – might have been last year’s colour of the year, but it’s taken a good season or two for every variation of the enchanting shade to make its way into our wardrobe. But now that spring is here, it feels like rich shades of aubergine to lovely lilacs are here to stay.

While the out-there shade might feel like it’s one of the harder colours to work into your wardrobe, don’t be fooled into thinking this on-trend hue is too difficult to wear. Recent runway shows quickly proved our point with every shade of purple imaginable being paraded down the runway. While tonal purple dressing is definitely an option if you’re not quite ready to wear purple from head-to-toe the easiest way to start embracing this colour trend is by pairing your favourite purple shade with your current wardrobe staples.

Surprisingly, there’s not a lot of other colours that purple doesn’t go with. Pastel shades – think icy shades of blue, blush pinks and even mint green – are making a comeback this season and pair perfectly with soft lilac hues. Neutral shades of caramel and earthy brown will give purple a contemporary twist. But for those who really want to turn heads and aren’t afraid of bright colours, look to team purple with fiery shades of red, piquant orange and hot pink.

Take a look in the gallery below to discover how to wear purple as inspired by our favourite looks straight off the runway.