Get The Look: YSL’s Gilded Lids

The countdown to Saint Laurent’s highly anticipated Spring/Summer show is on, with models taking the runway at 5PM this evening Paris time. And while it’s anyone’s guess what beauty look the army of make-up artists will send down the catwalk, for the moment we’re getting our fix of luxe beauty with the glimmering golden smoky eye created by make-up master and YSL Creative Director of Make-up, Lloyd Simmonds.


Video courtesy of YSL Beauty

Beauty Test Drive: Elizabeth Arden SUPERSTART

It’s a tough job trying to convince any time-deprived woman to add extra steps into her beauty regimen but the big winter chill had left my skin dry and in need of some serious attention. So when Elizabeth Arden’s new SUPERSTART Skin Renewal Booster landed on my desk promising to improve my skin’s health and boost the efficacy of other skincare products, it seemed like a no-brainer to include it in my usual beauty routine.

SUPERSTART isn’t a moisturiser and it’s not a serum either – though the texture isn’t too dissimilar – instead the Renewal Booster slots into a whole new category of skincare: boosting. Using a powerful trio of ingredients – Glasswort extract, which helps too boost skin’s natural moisture levels; probiotic complex, which optimises skin’s natural defences, and sea fennel and flaxseed extracts, which reinforce skin’s barrier – SUPERSTART is able to enhance your skin’s overall in health.

Elizabeth Arden’s newcomer is designed to be used after cleansing and toning and before your usual skincare. Layering moisturiser, upon eye cream, upon serum can often leave my skin feeling greasy and weighed down but the texture of SUPERSTART is divine. The ultra-light formula glides onto skin and is absorbed in a matter of seconds leaving your skin prepped and primed for the next step in your beauty regimen. After a month of use my parched winter skin had transformed into a smoother, more radiant complexion, that felt more ready for whatever the weather or environment might throw at it.


SUPERSTART Skin Renewal Booster ($106) is on counters 12 October.

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