Beauty

Mood-lifting beauty products

Mood-lifting beauty products
Sarah Simpson uncovers beauty fixes that take your mood from flat to fantastic in a matter of minutes.

Mood-lifting beauty products

1. Trilogy Hydrating Mist Toner, $29.90. 2. The Herb Farm Rejuvenating Mist, $23. 3. Chanel Hydra Beauty Essence Mist, $100. 4. Shiseido Aromatic Energizing Spray, $77.

Misting Up
Tackle the midday slump with a refreshing spray of face mist. These clever concoctions are made with hydrating vitamins E and C and a host of essential oils such as mint and rose that work in harmony to calm, refresh and reinvigorate your skin. Spritz some on when you are feeling sluggish for a burst of hydration. Keep one at your desk or on the bathroom cabinet for ease and accessibility.

Mood-lifting beauty products

1. Badger Organic Sleep Balm, $19. 2. Decléor Aroma Night Neroli Essential Night Balm, $98. 3. The Body Shop Deep Sleep Comforting Milk Bath Float, $41. 4. This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray, $46.

Supercharge your sleep
This lovely collection of beauty products works to promote sleep. These lotions, potions and balms are lovingly made using calming, soothing ingredients such as chamomile, lavender and rosemary which work in synergy to calm your senses and quieten your body and mind. Prepare to be whisked away to dreamland with the help of these clever creations.

1. Inika Light Reflecting Highlighting Crème, $29.95. 2. M.A.C Lustre Drops in Pink Rebel, $46. 3. The Body Shop Radiant Highlighter, $28.75. 4. Estée Lauder Ideal Light Brush-On Illuminator, $54.

See the light
Is your skin lacklustre and in desperate need of a facial? Add one of these illuminating products to your daily makeup routine and no one need know. These wee wonders work by reflecting light off your skin to give it a soft, glowing effect. Incredibly versatile, they can be applied before your makeup or mixed into liquid foundation.

1. Bioré Blemish Clearing Scrub, $12.95. 2. Jurlique Hydra Control Moisture Revive Shower Gel, $28. 3. Garnier Clean Detox Gentle Brightening Scrub, $7.99. 4. Organic Surge Citrus Mint Shower Gel, $10.20.

Shake up your wake up
Wake up “just-slept-in” skin with an invigorating face and body cleanser. Keep these in the shower and let the warm water open your pores and make way for a deep cleanse. Ingredients such as caffeine, peppermint, green tea, citrus and bergamot are known to enliven the senses and give your skin the wake-up call it’s crying out for.

1. Maybelline NY Color Sensational Lipstick in Very Cherry, $20.99. 2. Shiseido Perfect Rouge Lipstick in OR418, $51. 3. Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Plum Velour, $23.50. 4. MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Playtime, $40.

Lippy love
Only lipstick has the ability to update your look with a flick of the wrist. In a lippy rut? Mix it up by swapping your regular red to a courageous coral – you’ll be surprised how it will lift your look and spirits. A word of caution: be prepared to be asked what you’ve done differently.

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