The best party season mascaras


With our diaries looking jam-packed with festivities at this time of the year, not all of have hours to primp and preen. Fret not, these lengthening, volumising, head-turning mascaras can transform your lashes in just one stroke. 1. Benefit They’re Real mascara ($42). 2. Clinique Lash Power Flutter-To-Full mascara ($63). 3. Dior Show Mascara. 4. EstĂ©e Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara ($68). 5. Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara ($30) 6. Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara ($60) 7. CiatĂ© London Triple Shot Mascara ($34) 8. Shiseido Full Lash Volume mascara ($51).

Complexion Perfection

Maximise your me time with these effective rituals guaranteed to ensure you step out of the spa with the complexion of your dreams.

Luxury and results can go hand in hand as the sumptuous Babor HSR Lifting Facial from Forme Spa proves. This luxurious facial caters for those looking to take some time out to unwind while targeting specific concerns that arise as we age – uneven tone and texture, dullness, and lack of elasticity. The deluxe youth-restoring facial harnesses various innovative skincare complexes to lift and firm.
Babor HSR Lifting Facial, ($219 for 90 minutes) available at all Forme Spa & Wellbeing locations,

While offering world-class treatments that are tailored to meet individual skincare needs is nothing new for Caci, their skin experts are always on the hunt for new and revolutionary ways to deliver results. Sonophoresis is the most recent update to Caci’s extensive range of treatment offerings and can be used to reduce an array of skin problems including redness, congestion, breakouts and dehydration. The non-invasive, pain-free device uses sound waves to deliver a bespoke cocktail of formulas that your Caci therapist has hand-picked to address your skincare concerns. Active ingredients are able to penetrate deeper into the skin so you notice immediate results.
Sonophoresis Infusion available at all Caci clinics,

No two complexions are the same; that’s part of the reason that award-winning East Day Spa begins each of their 302 Clinical treatments with a thorough skincare assessment with one of their senior skincare specialists. Before creating a skin treatment plan that won’t just help you achieve the skin of your dreams but is also customised to suit your lifestyle, your skincare specialist will talk through your current beauty regimen and the issues you want to target. The hydrating and brightening 302 Enzyme Peel will often be included as part of your skincare plan; a strong-acting enzyme formula infused with vitamin A and C exfoliates skin, improving texture, tone and hydration.
302 Skin Assessment ($50 for 30 minutes) and 302 Enzyme Peel ($90 for 45 minutes) available at East Day Spa Auckland and Wellington,

The iconic Sothys seasonal facial returns for another year; this time with the moisturising properties of cherry extract and antioxidant-rich gooseberry. Winter and all it brings with it can leave skin feeling weighed down, tired and dehydrated; the Sothys spring facial helps encourage skin renewal, preparing your complexion for the warmer months. Using a powerful anti-toxin complex and seasonal extracts of cherry and gooseberry, skin cells become better oxygenated, allowing skin to breathe and become more radiant.
Sothys Gooseberry and Cheery Seasonal Facial ($100 for 45 to 60 minutes) available at most Sothys spas, www.sothys

Touted as About Face’s most potent facial, the Power of Three facial leaves no skincare concern untreated. The signature facial entails a combination of three technologies: skin peel or microdermabrasion depending on your skin type, Omnilux light therapy and sonophoresis. Dead skin cells are sloughed off before Omnilux bolsters collagen production and skin renewal. A serious hit of active vitamins are then delivered deep into the skin using sonophoresis.
Power of Three Facial ($259 for 75 minutes) available at all About Face locations,