Red Alert: Seven Beauty Buys You Need Now

As the temperature plummets turn to your beauty cabinet to warm things up. Serious skincare, a spellbinding scent and a pop of the fiercest shade on lips and nails are all you need to beat the winter blues.

Clockwise (from far left): L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Laser X3 Serum ($51.99); Estée Lauder Nutritious Vitality8 Radiant Energy Lotion Intense Moist ($82); Bulgari Splendida Magnolia Sensual (50ml EDP, $172); Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Tesoro ($35, from Mecca Maxima and Mecca Cosmetica); Chanel Le Vernis in Rouge Puissant ($49); NARS Precision Lip Liner in Mariachi ($38, from Mecca Cosmetica); Estée Lauder Pure Color Love Lipstick in Bar Red ($46).

Three Facial Oils To Add To Your Beauty Bag


When face oils entered the beauty world, they quickly became a staple in our skincare routine. While they may feel light on your skin, facial oils deliver heavy benefits. It’s a good idea to have your complexion analysed by a skin therapist before using a facial oil to ensure you choose the right one for your skin type. Facial oil can be used morning and night. Apply it to dry, cleansed skin under your usual moisturiser for an added boost of nourishment.

Here are three face oils that have stood the test of time. From left-right: 

• Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil ($47.99/45ml): Proven to reduce wrinkles, scars and stretch marks, rosehip oil also works wonders on dry skin.

• Dr. Hauschka Clarifying Day Oil ($64): Certified natural and organic, it regulates oil production. Skin is calmer, pores refined and complexion more radiant.

• Evolu Facial Serum ($64.99): This dry oil-based serum absorbs quickly, leaving skin thoroughly hydrated. Vitamins A, C and E provide a hit of antioxidants to rejuvenate skin.