There are some occasions that call for a little splurge at the makeup counter.
Sometimes you’re feeling down and you need a really, really big pick-me-up. Sometimes you made it through the month and actually have some of your pay left over. And sometimes you come across some products that have been short-listed for the Prix De Marie Claire Readers’ Choice Awards and you just know that they’re worth shelling out a few extra bucks.
So if you’re looking to add a few must-have beauty products to your makeup kit, these cosmetics are 100 per cent worth your precious dollars.
Dior Dior Addict Lipstick (winner)
What it is: A luxe lipstick available in over 20 shades
Why you’ll love it: For so many reasons. First, there’s the hydra-gel core in Dior Dior Addict Lipstick that will leave your lips feeling soft, comfortable and hydrated all day. Then, there are the oils in the formula that ensure it glides on your lips like a dream, keeps your lips moisturised, and offer an extra dose of shine and colour. And need we mention the sheer joy of pulling out a Dior lipstick tube from your handbag?
Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation* (runner-up)
What it is: A full-coverage liquid foundation
Why you’ll love it: Thanks to some fancy flexible polymers, it’s a full-coverage foundation that feels like you’re wearing a BB cream (read: weightless, breathable, barely-there). Added to the weightless feel, it delivers on the promise of a luminous, radiant finish.
Napoleon Perdis Light Switch Luminizer Palette (runner-up)
What it is: A palette featuring five shades of light-reflecting cream
Why you’ll love it: Strobing, anyone? Highlighting products are quickly becoming the most sought-after beauty product thanks to the trend of glowing, radiant skin, and this little Napoleon Perdis Light Switch Luminizer Palette will ensure all of your highlighting needs are covered. Mix-and-match the shades for your perfect colour, or use them individually to illuminate your skin.
Clinque Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour (runner-up)
What it is: A tan-coloured cream stick
Why you’ll love it: Let’s face it – we’re all after a bit more definition, and this easy-to-use stick will make sure you’re left with the most natural result. The Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour is quite possibly the simplest way to get in on the contouring trend.
These products available from Myer stores and myer.com.au. For more on the Prix De Marie Claire winners, make sure to pick up the June issue now!
*Nars is available at Mecca at selected Myer stores (not available online at Myer)
Carli is BEAUTYcrew’s Editor and has been since the site launched in 2016. She is currently on a quest to find the perfect medium-coverage foundation for combination skin, is trying to narrow down her mascara collection to just three, and is embracing the power of AHAs. You can find her words right here on BEAUTYcrew, and previously on beautyheaven.