BEAUTY TALK WITH JOANNE AULD

If there's anyone who has their finger on the pulse when it comes to all things medical skincare, it's Joanne Auld.

Co-founder of The Skincare Company, Auld created her own medical-grade skincare line – together with plastic surgeon Dr. Peter Callan – in an aim to fill a gap in the market based on years of patient feedback.

Combining forty years of clinical experience with Callan, Auld discovered...

NYFW BACKSTAGE BEAUTY: 3.1 PHILLIP LIM S/S 15

At Phillip Lim S/S 15, approachable cool-girl looks captured the attention of show goers who flew to New York City from all over the world.

Lim's niche, so far as it can be defined, is clothing that's dead on-trend yet unapologetically urban and punchy. A Gen Y’s dream, really.

“We have always been a global brand with a global view and we take multiple views on beauty,” says Lim....

NYFW BACKSTAGE BEAUTY: REBECCA TAYLOR S/S 15

If you don't already know the name Rebecca Taylor, you soon will.

Feminine, modern, refined and cool; Taylor is best known for creating designs to complement the eternally-evolving modern woman and help refine her individual sense of style.

After graduating, the New-Zealand born designer left her home country and arrived in New York with just $600 to her name. Fast forward twenty-something years and Taylor has just unveiled...

NYFW BACKSTAGE BEAUTY: PRABAL GURUNG S/S 15

Shrouded in darkness, Prabal Gurung unveiled his S/S 15 collection in New York's Chelsea – adding shoes to his growing repertoire.

cavernous Corinthian-lined post office in Chelsea

“Each season we aim to create looks that will inspire women across the globe to express their own style," says Gurung. "The ultimate goal is to make women feel both confident and beautiful.”

Backstage –...

NYFW BACKSTAGE BEAUTY: MISHA NONOO S/S 15

Ahhh, normcore.

The trend that isn't a trend, that, quite ironically, is now trending.

Yes, the once considered average "I-just-roll-out-of-bed-and-walk-down-the-street-looking-like-this-after-yoga" hair style is in full force.

And, at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York this week, Misha Nonoo S/S 15 led the disheveled hair charge.

“For Misha’s show, we were inspired by the '90s and that edgy, supermodel style," says Matthew Curtis, TRESemmé Global Stylist. "We created...

HOW A MAKEOVER CAN HELP BATTLE BREAST CANCER

Here's a scary statistic: on average, seven women die from breast cancer in Australia every day.

Do you know someone currently suffering from breast cancer?

Or has it previously affected someone you know?

Do you want to do something to help?

This month, David Jones will launch their Beauty for a Cure campaign and deliver a unique customer experience at their flagship David Jones...

WHAT’S THE GO WITH OILS?

There's no doubt about it: beauty oils are the business.

And sure, with hundreds of masks, wipes, and toners claiming to keep your skin’s natural oil production in check, it seems counter-intuitive to want to add more oil to your beauty routine. But, the idea that oils can make skin oilier couldn't be further from the truth.

Enter Sukin BioNatural Skin Oil. This new body oil, which is...

Q&A WITH PHILLIP LIM

Over the past 14 seasons, cosmetics brand NARS has supported 3.1 Phillip Lim on the runway during New York Fashion Week.

Now, the two join forces to reveal a limited edition nail collection: 3.1 Phillip Lim for NARS.

The collection, which is sure to be snapped up quick, includes eight limited edition shades and is inspired by the "colours that exist in the shadows". Rich jewel tones and...

THE ART OF ILLUMINATOR

"A little goes a long way," says every makeup artist and beauty editor that's ever lived (including moi) when it comes to illuminator.

The key to getting the luminous look right is knowing the difference between glowy and oily and, of course, how to avoid the latter.

To create a deliciously dewy and radiant complexion, I've got a couple of tricks to share with you.

To start, blend a...

IS REMOVING YOUR MAKEUP REALLY THAT IMPORTANT?

We've all been there.

You get home late, and the last – the last – thing you want to do is wash your face and take off your makeup.

But, is it really that bad to go to bed with your makeup on? Uh, in a word, YES!

Sleeping in your makeup can result in unnecessary exposure to free radicals. These free radical nasties cause the breakdown of healthy...

VIDEO: HOW TO APPLY BB CREAM

Want to know the difference between BB creams, CC creams and even DD creams?

First of all, DD creams – the latest to join the alphabet party – stands for 'daily defence'. They tend to have a creamier, hydrating texture and to be honest, they aren't all that different to their predecessors. However, DD's focus more on shielding the skin with things like sunscreen and protecting the skin's barrier from moisture...

FOUND: THE PERFECT EYESHADOW PALETTE

You know what's really annoying?

When you fork out the cash to buy a shiny new eyeshadow palette – only to discover a couple of weeks down the track that you only use one, maybe two, of the three or four shades on offer while the others go to waste.

The unfavoured eyeshadow shades – who by no fault but their own – sit there idle, lonely and never being...

LIGHT UP

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Ever wondered why a whiff of a musky perfume worn by someone passing in the street can conjur up memories of your grandmother? Or how the smell of home cooking can elicit warm childhood fuzzies? Or even a first boyfriend?

Well, it's all to do with one of the most primal senses – smell.

In fact, it's this olfaction that is most closely related to memory.

So with fragrance...

FRENCH PHARMACY BEAUTY PRODUCTS: WHAT’S THE FUSS ALL ABOUT?

Today I'm flying to Paris for a three week European sojourn. And, the first store I'll be heading straight to from Charles de Gaulle won't be Céline, Isabel Marant or even Colette. No, it won't be Chanel either.

It will be Citypharma (conveniently located near Café de Flore where after a big day of shopping, one can refuel on glass of red bordeaux and recharge thanks to a basket...

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