The Products our Beauty Editor is Using Right Now

MiNDFOOD beauty editor, Nicole Saunders, rounds up the beauty must-haves on her current rotation.

Cult beauty house Drunk Elephant has done it again with its latest must-have skincare launch. One-of-a-kind D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Sunshine Serum ($57 from Mecca Cosmetica and Maxima) is like sunshine in a bottle. The clever formulation mimics the benefits of vitamin D without the harmful side effects. Omega-rich marula and black currant seed oils boost the skin’s barrier function and potent antioxidants fend off pollution all while giving skin a healthy, sun-kissed glow.

ChloĂ© fans will be hoping to find this one under the Christmas tree. ChloĂ© Absolu De Parfum (EDP 50ml, $161) delights with mesmerising damask rose, centifolia rose, patchouli and a base of vanilla.  

Don’t let the silly season get the better of you or your skin. Murad’s new Revitalixer Recovery Serum ($179) has been formulated to reduce the impact stress can have on the skin. Relaxing and reviving super ingredients including cannabis, wild indigo and caffeine smooth lines, restore moisture and reduce the appearance of dark circles.

Multi-tasking System Professional Reconstructive Elixir Luxe Oil can be used in a myriad of ways, making it a must-pack for summer getaways. In an instant, this wonder formula smoothes, softens and tames hair while giving tresses some serious shine. Argan, jojoba and almond oils nourish locks to keep them healthy all summer long.

Nothing beats multitasking skincare when you’re in a hurry and YSL Ultra Moisture Glow ($100) does it all. Use the nourishing cream as a primer, wear it alone, apply it as a mask or use it to highlight skin – and don’t forget to pop it in your handbag this summer.

After years of research, luxurious La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Cream ($685) gets a makeover this season. Game-changing science means La Prairie’s iconic hero ingredient, caviar, is more powerful and effective than ever before. Paired with La Prairie’s exclusive Cellular Complex, Caviar Luxe Cream halts the visible signs of ageing with skin appearing tightened and toned.

Ditch the heavy-duty foundation in favour of Mecca Cosmetica In A Good Light Face Tint with SPF 30 ($44) – skin glows while the formula protects it from harmful UV rays. The festive season is a hectic time of the year but don’t let it show on your skin.


The Best Coral Make-Up to Wear Right Now

Summer is the season to put down moody shades of eyeshadow and dramatic lip colours in favour of playful pops of colour. With warmer weather well and truly on the way, the announcement of Living Coral as Pantone’s colour of the year for 2019 couldn’t have come at a better time. Pantone’s vice president Laurie Pressman described the zesty shade as a playful, energising, feel-good shade  –in other words, the perfect colour to work into your beauty routine right now. 

Take a look at our round-up of the best coral make-up to wear this summer below.


Clockwise from left: Elizabeth Arden Sheer Kiss Lip Oil in Coral Caress ($52); YSL La Laque Couture in Op Art Coral ($50); Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Luminous Flush ($60 from Mecca Cosmetica); OPI Nail Lacquer in You Can Do It If You Try ($19.95); Tom Ford Lip Color Satin Matte Lipstick in Peche Perfect ($88); Clinique Cheek Pop Face Colour in Melon Pop ($48); NARS Eyeshadow in Mendoza ($30 from Mecca Cosmetica).