When you think of long standing, vintage cosmetic houses who do you think of? Estee Lauder? Perhaps even Dior? What about Maybelline? Believe it or not Estee lauder was founded in 1935 and Maybelline in 1915. These two cosmetic houses are still strong in today’s market. Both well and truly defining their own target market, they have survived by adding luxury into women’s lives.
(above picture is from: www.maybellinebook.com)
Applying and wearing your makeup is your own little bit of luxury. Whether you have a full morning to yourself to complete your masterpiece or whether you’re like me and have a few minutes while your little one bumps into your legs while happily playing in her walker.
Whatever your style, your day requires makeup that lasts. Mascara that doesn’t smudge and lips that don’t budge, so I just want to touch on a few products that will give you that luxe.
Primer before your moisturise and sunscreen (to be spoken about at a later date) will give your skin a nice smooth surface for the foundation to glide upon as well as preventing your pores from soaking up everything. In a word use Primer and your foundation will last longer. A few of my favourites:
Australis Face Base Primer $10.95
Big W and priceline
Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Primer $55.00
Macara, Maybelline have come a long way since its early days (See pic) and is now the choice of Makeup artists everywhere. It doesn’t have to be waterproof; in fact you’re better off not wearing waterproof on a daily basis
Maybelline big lash great mascara $14.98
Lips, for some of us this is as close as we can get to designer brands, so why not splash out? Tom Ford’s range of lipsticks come in beautiful gold packaging. Their pigment is strong yet the lipstick is still nourishing at the same time.
David Jones $65.00
Stockist information: 1800 061 326
What’s your Makeup Luxury?
Please note: This article was written by me and published in www.brisbaneweekly.com.au