Jimmy Choo Floral Will Make You Forget it’s Winter

The first day of winter might be just around the corner, but that doesn’t mean we can’t start daydreaming about warmer spring weather. Fortunately, transporting yourself to warmer climes – think a stroll through a blooming spring garden – is easy this season as new Jimmy Choo Floral is the perfect antidote when winter blues start getting the better of you. With a big, blooming bouquet of floral notes captured within the enchanting fragrance, Jimmy Choo Floral is a fragrant ode to springtime and the pleasures the season brings with it. 

The captivating fragrance opens with sparkling and luminous citrus and fruity notes of bergamot oil, mandarin oil and juicy nectarine that are bound to uplift the senses with just one spritz. At the heart of Jimmy Choo Floral lies the sophisticating and always-unforgettable Magnolia blossom. The iconic floral note is accompanied by a delicate touch of sweet pea and apricot flower. A warm and musky base of ambroxan, musk and blond wood gives the blossoming scent its unique edge.

Jimmy Choo Floral EDT is available now in 40ml, 60ml and 90ml from your favourite fragrance stockists.


How to Find the Perfect Foundation for Your Skin

Long gone are the days of heavy foundation formulas that cover up every inch of a natural complexion. Next-generation foundations that act as second skin while lasting the distance are here to stay. While foundation formulas of today are an impressive lot that can do anything from giving skin a healthy glow to fending off the signs of ageing, now that we’re somewhat spoilt for choice, finding the foundation of your dreams can involve a bit of homework. Here’s how to find the perfect foundation for your skin.

Prep and Prime

A thick layer of heavy-duty foundation won’t solve your complexion dilemmas. Although an impressive number of foundations come packed with skincare benefits, healthy, well-hydrated skin that’s been prepped with the right skincare will help create the ideal canvas. Before you reach for your foundation of choice or begin the quest to find a new one, it pays to refine and rethink your entire beauty routine. Discover some of our skincare must-haves for all ages and skin types here

How to Find the Perfect Foundation

Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Lift & Firm Foundation, $85; Clinique Even Better Glow Light Reflecting Makeup, $65; L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pro Glow Foundation, $33.99; Estee Lauder Double Wear Light Soft Matte Hydra Makeup, $72; Shiseido Future Solutions LX Total Radiance Foundation, $162. All available from Life Pharmacy. 

Know Your Type

Certain foundation formulations work better for certain skin types, so it pays to get to know your skin a little better before you make your decision. The first step to finding the perfect foundation is understanding your skin type as this will determine which formulation is best suited to your skin. It’s a myth that make-up causes breakouts but if you have blemish-prone skin, opting for a heavy, oily formulation that’s bound to clog up pores won’t be doing your complexion any favours. Look for something lightweight and oil-free, and don’t rely on your foundation to cover up imperfections.

Pick Your Coverage

Once you’ve figured out your skin type, it’s time to think about what kind of coverage you’re after, the finish you want and when you’re going to wear your new foundation. Do you want a foundation that provides maximum coverage? Are you looking for something lightweight which will give your skin a glow? Beauty trends have evolved considerably and today’s look is less about reaching for a foundation that will simply cover-up and is more about finding a formulation that will enhance and work with your skin’s assets.

Try Before You Buy

Swatching foundation on your hand can help you get a feel for the texture of the formulation, but you need to try it on your face to really know. Asking in-store for a sample of a new foundation and then trying it for a day or two is a great idea.  Pick the right shade by swiping foundation along your jawline. Pick the shade that seems to disappear into your skin.