M.A.C Teams up with Zac Posen

New York designer Zac Posen has been enchanting women with his runway creations for 13 years, and this summer he’s going to be dazzling his fans with his debut colour collection for M.A.C.¬†“Over the past 15 years I have learned a great deal from M‚ąôA‚ąôC about beauty. ¬†Fashion and beauty go hand-in-hand and I have always wanted to create a makeup collection to complement my designs and brand. It was only natural to work with M‚ąôA‚ąôC to create my first ever signature collection. I wanted to keep it luxurious, a little mysterious and clean with a large dose of star wattage,” Posen says.

The Zac Posen colour collection will be available in February 2016. 

Super Start Your Skin

Snack on super foods

Load up your lunchbox with avocado, chia and pumpkin¬†seeds. Avocados are not only packed with healthy fats that keep you feeling satisfied, they’re loaded with a host of vitamins – C, K, E and B – and magnesium which keep hair silky smooth, skin radiant and nails strong.

Mix a couple of tablespoons of chia seeds with a dash or two of almond milk, mix in a handful of blueberries, sprinkle with pumpkin seeds and you’ve got¬†an afternoon snack loaded with omega-3, protein and fibre.

Boost your skincare regimen

Our skin¬†often needs extra love and attention over the post-winter months but it’s sometimes hard to find a¬†nourishing skincare solution¬†that doesn’t weigh your skin down.¬†The incredibly lightweight formula of Elizabeth Arden’s game-changing Superstart Skin Renewal Booster not only strengthens and hydrates your complexion, it makes your skin more receptive to the rest of your skincare routine. Use Superstart as the first step after cleansing, twice a day, for healthy, beautiful skin.

Spring clean your beauty cabinet 

It may seem like a harmless move to keep using skincare and cosmetics once they’ve passed their use-by date, but¬†your¬†favourite¬†moisturiser can quickly become the ideal breeding ground for harmful bacteria. Skincare products have a Period After Opening symbol on them – a tiny open jar¬†with a number followed by M – to indicate how many months you can safely use a product for before you need to throw it away.¬†When it comes to cosmetics – foundations and concealers: 6 months to 1 year, mascaras and liquid eyeliners: 4 to 6 months, and powder-based products: 2 to 3 years.

Scrub up your tools

Expired beauty products aren’t the only offenders lurking in your beauty cabinet – breakout-causing bacteria love to reside¬†in dirty make-up brushes. Keep bacteria at bay by cleaning your brushes¬†thoroughly with warm water and soap once they becomes stiff or you start to notice a build-up of make-up on them.¬†Make sure you’re gentle when you clean them as brushes can lose their shape quickly.

Go in the draw to win an Elizabeth Arden skincare collection featuring the new SUPERSTART Skin Renewal Booster here.