Last year I published my first beauty wishlist, you can take a look here. Since then, I have really condensed, refined and reassessed my skin, hair and makeup needs…
Dyson Supersonic™ Iron
Supersonic features Dyson’s Air Multiplier technology that uses a motor and tiny jets to blow a thin sheet of air. With the hair dryer, Dyson’s engineers think it will encourage beautiful, healthier hair.
A typical drugstore hair dryer likely has settings for hot, warm, and cold air. When on hot, heat can climb past what is thought to be ideal for drying hair, and into temperatures that fry and damage hair cuticles. Supersonic has heat sensors built in next to the airflow jets that will take the air’s temperature 20 times per second, and send that data to a built-in microprocessor. If temperatures rise too much, the Supersonic can level itself out.
(Available from @home stores)
Moroccan Oil Treatment
Moroccanoil Treatment can be used as a conditioning, styling and finishing tool. Infused with antioxidant-rich argan oil and shine-boosting vitamins, this completely transformative hair treatment detangles, speeds up drying time and boosts shine, leaving you with nourished, manageable and smooth hair with each use.
(Available at hair salons nationwide)
Clarisonic Mia 2 Facial Cleansing Brush
Sisleÿa Eye and Lip Contour Cream
The skin around your eyes and lips is incredibly delicate, so it’s essential to care for it correctly. Sisley’s Eye and Lip Contour Cream is a potent age-defence formula. Collagen-boosting Algae extract and free radical-fighting Vitamins E and B-5 deliver intense hydration levels – fine lines and wrinkles don’t stand a chance.
– Wild Daisy and Liquorice extracts fight the formation of lines and under-eye puffiness
– Sesame and Shea Butter extracts, rich in Vitamin F, reinforce the skin’s natural barrier
– Contains purifying Poppy, soothing Orange Blossom and refreshing Rose Water
(Available at Sisley counters at Edgars stores)
Crème de La Mer
In a short time, firmness improves, lines, wrinkles and the look of pores become less visible, skin looks virtually ageless. Even the driest complexions are renewed and rejuvenated, apparently. With the nutrient-rich Miracle Broth™, skin is immersed in moisture, sensitivities soothed, radiance restored. This creme is known to be an excellent aid for eczema!
(Available at La Mer counters at Edgars stores)
(Available from http://www.pinkcosmetics.co.za use the code mumaverick for 10% off your purchase)
Unlike physical exfoliators that scrape off the surface of your skin, Solution gently sloughs dead cells away through chemical exfoliation, dissolving the bonds glueing problematic dead cells to the healthy skin beneath. With daily use, expect cleared acne and blackheads, smaller pores, and reduced redness. Skin’s texture will be smoother and softer, and the fabled glow of balanced, healthy skin will be in full force. Solution contains a particular 10% blend of three acid actives for maximum efficacy: Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA), Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA), and Polyhydroxy Acid (PHA). Acids are your friend!
Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look In A Palette
An all-in-one, beauty palette that EVERY WOMAN NEEDS in her beauty kit for DAY TO EVENING makeup! You just need 5 minutes to get an instant, naturally gorgeous look. Charlotte has used this look for years on clients for anything from the runway to the big day. It is the perfect a chic, effortless look on-the-go. Featuring 7 of Charlotte’s makeup secrets for a natural-looking You-but-Better which you can read about here.
(Available from http://www.samika.co.za)
Kevyn Aucoin The Foundation Brush
Foundation is the base for your makeup and a piece of artwork is only as good as its canvas. The bristles are soft enough for the most sensitive skin and the firm domed shape enables seamless application. Get extra mileage by using it to apply serums and creams, too. It’s for use with liquid or powder foundation and has a firm yet malleable domed shape with soft synthetic bristles and features a long Lucite handle for easy application.
Sigma ‘Basic Eyes Kit’
We all need a good set of brushes we can always rely on. Brushes are an investment and The Basic Eyes Brush Kit by Sigma contains seven professional quality brushes for the eyes. Perfect for applying, shading and blending products, this kit is ideal for all over eye makeup application. You can read more about this set here:
Marc Jacobs Beauty Under(Cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer
A skin-smoothing, makeup extending primer infused with five types of coconut. Under(cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer brings the feel of coconut to your face while it perfects and extends makeup wear. It’s enriched with concentrated coconut extracts which form a natural, vitamin-rich barrier between your skin and makeup. The coconut water-derived polysaccharide complex mirrors the effect of synthetic priming ingredients, allowing your skin to breathe without compromising the skin-perfecting benefits. The result is makeup that stays on longer and skin that appears younger-looking and better than ever. It is formulated without parabens, sulfates and phthalates.
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder
Laura Mercier’s loose powder feels luxuriously dense in the jar, feels incredibly soft and silky-light on your skin- so I’ve heard. Pros love the super smooth application, it goes on evenly, blends effortlessly and provides great wear and sets makeup without adding weight or texture. The powder creates a modern matte finish with a touch of sheer coverage. The translucent shade works on virtually all skin tones! It has a soft-focus effect that subtly blurs the look of fine lines and imperfections. It doesn’t settle into fine lines or pores and never looks cakey.
Brownie points: Oil-free. Non-comedogenic. Non-caking. Dermatologically tested.
(Available at http://www.skins.co.za)
The Ordinary. Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5
The Ordinary’s Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 delivers lasting hydration and offers visible plumping and moisture retention so that skin looks smoother, softer and healthier. The hyaluronic acid at the centre of this super serum attracts up to 1000 times its weight in water, while a brilliant boost of vitamin B5 heals dry and damaged areas by stabilising the skin’s barrier function and promoting the growth of stronger tissue.
(Available from http://www.samika.co.za)
Tom Ford Eye Defining Liquid Liner Pen
Giorgio Armani Sì
You can read all about this lavish scent here.
(Available at Red Square)