Finding good beauty buys for under ten dollars can often be a bit tricky, especially if you've got sensitive skin. So today, we've gathered the top ten makeup removers — from wipes and lotions — that remove even the most stubborn makeup and oil, even waterproof products. There's even one to use pre-tan. It's all in here ready to shop, let's go!
You might recognise her name from previous posts on the miracle that is Elizabeth Arden's Eight Hour Cream and her work backstage at Romance Was Born during MBFWA, but we really have saved the best for last. Val Garland is one of the most sought-after makeup artists on the planet, having painted Kate Moss's face on more than one occasion, along with Lady Gaga. She's best-known for her eccentric runway work for designers including Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood, but we thought we'd take things back to basics during our chat with the Mac Cosmetics makeup pro. We're running our interview with Val in two parts, so stay tuned for the next installment. For now — click, click.
Shopping at a supermarket or chemist for foundation can be a frustrating experience. There are so many brands to choose from and very little ways to make sure you have the perfect shade for you. Sure you may be able to return those dud purchases, but who has the time? Get expert tips on getting the right shade up front when you keep reading.
You might be familiar with the Australian beauty brand Models Prefer. It's Priceline's very own "luxe for less" range that offers makeup, hair tools and fragrances. Now, Models Prefer also offers a comprehensive skincare line (Hydrate, Rejuvenate and Purify) that rivals some of the bigger, more high-end brands on the market. You see, it has been developed in conjunction with one of Italy's leading laboratories, and contains similar ingredients to like-minded products sold for at least double the price.
The buzz word in the Models Prefer skincare range is Aqua Flex — an active ingredient derived from purified pomegranate extract. And as we know, pomegranate has super healing powers, but is also good for acne and anti-ageing. We've included a breakdown of our favourite products from the range, so click through.
Models Prefer stockists: Priceline
From innovative mascara formulas and wands to colour-adjusting makeup, there are so many things to buy, try, and fall in love with at the chemist. And with such great prices, you can afford to make a mistake or two when it comes to choosing a new foundation or lipstick. But of everything you bought this year, which makeup brand came out tops? Vote below and tell us what you think.
So we've covered the boy, the beach babe, gifts packs and even very amazing eyeshadow palettes — now onto some cute budget buys. If you've got a $20 limit, there's still plenty of beauty prods to choose from to suit even your most difficult present people. You know the type, they're so fussy! From makeup bags to luxe hand cream and brush sets, click through.
It's easy to wrack up your beauty bills, but there are plenty of great finds at the chemist. While there are some beauty buys that are worth the investment, other times it's wise to be a bit more savvy with your makeup dollars. Discover what products are worth shopping the chemist aisles for when you keep reading.
Let's be honest with each other, woman to woman. We all shave our legs. Even Miranda Kerr shaves her legs. We all have great intentions of booking those laser treatments through Winter so we're all shiny and hairless for Summer, but it almost never happens. Then we find ourselves staring at the disposal razors in Coles wondering where it all went so horribly wrong. Well, let us be the first to say, it isn't wrong at all. There's some great razor options under $25, as well as some other very effective at-home hair removal products, and they all do a great job of keeping our pins smooth and nourished, rather than prickly and itchy. The trick with at-home hair removal is exfoliate before, and try to leave it as long as you can before reaching for the blades, wax or cream again — as this will promote slow hair growth. And remember to moisturise after, a lot!
Where would we be without concealer? We use it to hide angry blemishes, dark circles under our eyes, pigmentation, and sometimes — when we're feeling really daring — as a matte, nude-look lipstick. The little pots imperfection-hiding goodness can be costly, though, so we thought it was high time some love went the budget concealer stars. We've tried and loved all of these, and we know you will too.
We've been having a very intimate love affair with body oils of late — there's something so luxe about them. Using a rich oil after a bath or shower has that relaxing day spa vibe, not to mention the hydration qualities packed into each bottle. But the best reason to try one on for size? Financial. Body oil is so dense and thick that just a tiny bit goes a very long way, so you won't need to buy it as often as a body moisturiser. But be warned, body oil is best used at night or when your skin is mostly covered by clothes — we don't want you burning in the sun! Here's five budget body oils we've tried and loved, and we think you will, too.