Peter Thomas Roth Glycolic Acid 10% Moisturizer

Peter Thomas Roth Glycolic Acid 10% Moisturizer

Images courtesy of Sephora

Peter Thomas Roth Glycolic Acid 10% Moisturizer

A must-have for anyone over the age of 25. This Moisturizer features a gentle, patented slow release Glycolic Acid, which exfoliates dead skin cells and increasing cell turnover. This Evens out skin tone, reduces pigmentation and improves hydration. Due to AHA which increases photosensitivity, Sunscreen Must be worn.

Available in 63ml – $93.00

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Images courtesy of Michelle Simmonds @ One Daydream PR 


Inspired by the anticipation of reuniting with loved ones during the holidays, brand founder Ole Henriksen created his Glow Home Holiday 2018 Collection so clients could bask in the excitement of the season as they “unwrap” the gift of healthy, glowing, youthful skin. This assortment of skincare mini sets, special-edition sizes of your skincare favorites and travel-friendly duos, are perfect for giving, sharing (or even keeping) for a radiant Ole Glow® this holiday season.

Glow Brightly™ – Radiance-Boosting Super Set (RRP: $69, $122 in value)
This set includes: Truth Serum (1oz), C-Rush Brightening Gel Crème (0.5oz), Banana Bright Eye Crème (0.25oz) and Goodnight Glow Retin-ALT Sleeping Crème (0.25oz)
Keep skin merry and bright all season long with this glow-boosting set of age-defying essentials. Truth Serum® helps brighten and firm skin as it delivers all-day hydration. CRush™ Brightening Gel Crème instantly delivers a burst of energising hydration to help shield skin from environmental aggressors and target fine lines and wrinkles.
Best-selling Banana Bright™ Eye Crème, inspired by makeup artist must-have “banana powder”, instantly illuminates and addresses all eye area concerns. Goodnight Glow™ Retin-ALT Sleeping Crème, with AHAs and bakuchiol—a natural retinol alternative—targets fine lines, wrinkles and darks spots as it hydrates all night.

Sauna Glow™ Warming-Cooling Scrub & Mask Set (RRP: $48, $86 in value)
This set includes: Pore-Balance Facial Sauna Scrub (3oz) and Cold Plunge Pore Mask (3oz)
Maintain a healthy-looking Ole Glow® all season long with this shine-fighting, pore-refining set inspired by the traditional Scandinavian sauna cycle. In Ole’s homeland of Scandinavia, saunas are revered as a place of both physical and mental relaxation, believed to improve circulation and to detoxify.
A cycle begins with a hot sauna session, followed by a plunge into a nearby lake, sea or swimming pool to cool down. Start with Pore-Balance™ Facial Sauna Scrub. With a dual warming and cooling action, this innovative exfoliator instantly loosens and lifts dead skin cells and helps purify pores. Then, take a chill thrill with Cold Plunge™ Pore Mask, a cooling clay mask that instantly detoxifies and reduces the look of pores, and refines skin texture.

Available on SEPHORA Online from 6 November 2018 and all SEPHORA stores from 7 November 2018

OLEHENRIKSEN makes leveling up into “adult” skincare fun with a powerhouse range that is aspirational but accessible and makes you feel as good as you look. Using a potent blend of natural botanicals and strong actives, OLEHENRIKSEN creates effective products with touchable textures and bright scents for an immersive sensorial experience with big results. Founded in 1975 by Danish-born Ole Henriksen, the line reflects Ole’s Scandinavian sensibilities of health and happiness as the path to brilliant skin. OLEHENRIKSEN is cruelty-free, paraben-free and phthalate-free for bright skin with a clean conscience.
OLEHENRIKSEN was acquired in 2011 by KENDO Brands, a beauty brand incubator owned by Paris-based LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the world’s leading luxury products group. For further information, please visit
Big Results. Bright Scents. Brilliant Skin. #OLEGLOW

Based in San Francisco, CA, KENDO creates or acquires beauty brands and focuses on developing them into global powerhouses. The portfolio consists of OLEHENRIKSEN, Kat Von D Beauty, Marc Jacobs Beauty, BITE Beauty and Fenty Beauty by Rihanna. The name KENDO is a play on the phrase “can do.” What characterizes KENDO is its dedication to product quality, innovation and authentic storytelling. Brands within the KENDO portfolio are distributed in 35 countries worldwide.  

Vida Glow Cosmetics

Vida Glow Cosmetics

Written by Michelle Dubé Images courtesy of Vita Glow

Vida Glow Cosmetics

We all know a beautiful makeup starts with beautiful skin. Prepping the skin before a makeup is just as important at the makeup itself and for this reason, good skincare is essential. Introducing Anna Lahey, the glowing, sparkling owner of Vida Glow. Vida Glow is an incredible range of skin and all over health products with ingredients including Marine Collagen.

Anna first discovered marine collagen while on holidays in Japan. She noticed collagen supplements were readily available in Japanese pharmacies and supermarkets, collagen drinks were available at the gym and she was even asked at a restaurant if she wanted her soup infused with collagen! After noticing the amazing skin of Japanese women she decided to do some research into it’s health benefits.

Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies, which slowly decreases with age, so it makes sense that replenishing our collagen levels has amazing benefits for our skin, hair, nails and health in general.

From this philosophy the Vida Glow range grew to include plant-based function beauty products with active ingredients.

Anna’s inspiration when creating her skincare range was the memories she had of her mum’s own skincare routine. She remembers the beautiful smells from the creams she used and the lovely textures. She has used this inspiration to recreate that experience into her own range.

The Vida Glow range is beautifully packaged in light pink with a rose gold trim. I particularly like the moisturiser, which is packaged in a pump container, which means the contents remain untouched making it perfect to use in your kit as the contents remain sanitized. It is light in texture and quickly and easily absorbed into the skin making it perfect as a base for a makeup application. It is also calming on the skin.

The other product perfect to include in your skincare prep is the Vida-Glow exfoliator. It is a gentle exfoliator combining non-abrasive particles of jajoba beads and bamboo that work gently to resurface the skin. The exfoliator is applied to a clean and dry face, which makes it perfect to apply in the makeup chair. After massaging with the fingertips, the exfoliator can be rinsed off leaving a fresh, clean skin – the perfect base for the rest of your makeup application.

The Vida Glow range is Australian certified organic, 100% Natural, Vegan, Non-GMO, with no soy, no fillers, no added sugars and no artificial ingredients. Vida Glow is made in Australia and we love to support our Australian beauty artists and business owners.

The Vida Glow range also includes supplements and protein powders, waters and Beauty bars!

For more information about the range, and to find out about stockists, visit

Tom Ford Beauty Boys and Girls Lipsticks

Tom Ford Beauty Boys and Girls Lipsticks

Written by Michelle Dubé, Images courtesy of Tom Ford Beauty

Tom Ford Beauty Boys and Girls Lipsticks

When you think about Tom Ford, you think clean crisp fashion, yachts, the isle of Capri, glamour and champagne so when Tom Ford Beauty launches a new lipstick line, you just know It’s going to be good! This new line called “Boys and Girls” is a collection of 50 clutch sized mini lipsticks, named after the people who are most special in his life.

The collection includes 15 new boy and 15 new girl shades from muted to bold, elegant to glamorous and everything in between.
These shades are designed to be worn on their own or layered together. Finishes are creams, matte, metallic, sheer and ultra rich.

TOM FORD is a designer who is as famed for his own personal style as much as his fashion design and the packaging on these mini lipsticks does not disappoint. Boys names are in black cases and girls are in white. All cases are surround with a beautiful metallic gold that just looks and feels so expensive.

High end Bridal clients would love to see these as an addition to your makeup kit and retailing at only $50 they are a great price and perfect size to offer to your brides as an add on to your service.

My favourite is Mason, a divine pink/mauve shade that is super creamy and luminous and just glides on. Mason, I don’t know why you were so special to Mr Ford, but I’m so glad you were!

The Tom Ford Boys and Girls collection are available at selected David Jones, Myer & Sephora

Real Techniques Brushes

Real Techniques Brushes

Written by Michelle Dubé


Real Techniques Brushes

More and more, we as Makeup Artists are being asked to have vegan alternatives in our kits.  This is why it was so exciting to attend the event hosted by Real Techniques brushes and learn more about their cruelty free brushes.

Real Techniques brushes are designed by pro makeup artists Sam and Nic. The sisters have a combined 30 years of experience, both starting their careers as makeup artists soon after their sixteenth birthdays, working countless fashion shows, red carpets, editorials and collaborating with some of the top fashion photographers and magazines in the world. I love products designed by working makeup artists because they are always looking to solve the problems of pro artists.

The Real Techniques brushes have Taklon bristles and are ultra smooth and soft.  Since Taklon is synthetic it is 100% cruelty-free.  Each brush head is hand-cut to the perfect shape and remain true to shape even after continuous washing.

Real Techniques are good quality, affordable brushes.  I have a quite a few in my kit that are my ‘go-to’ brushes, such as the detailer brush and the lip brush.  They pick up a good amount of colour, blend beautifully and wash well.  Because they are synthetic they are quick to dry which is important when you have a lot of clients to get through.

If you are one to get confused by which brush does what, Real Techniques have made it easy!  Each brush has the purpose it is intended for on the handle plus each colour has it’s own job. Gold handles are for base, Pink handles for Sculpting, Purple for Eyes.

If you are just beginning, the brush sets are a great way to get your brush collection started and I love the slim plastic storage containers that are included.

So, if you are looking for some good quality, affordable vegan brushes to add to your kit, you can’t go past Real Techniques.  Available at Priceline or online at

M.A.C Studio Fix

M.A.C Studio Fix

M.A.C Studio Fix

Images courtesy of M.A.C Cosmetics

Own your individuality with M·A·C Studio Fix. As the world’s most inclusive beauty brand, we’ve embodied All Ages, All Races, All Genders from the start and evolved Studio Fix to match more shades and undertones than any other.

Find yourself in the expanded Studio Fix spectrum – now including an unprecedented 50 shades of iconic Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15, 43 shades of Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation, 32 shades of the new Studio Fix 24-Hour Smooth Wear Concealer, new all-in-one Sculpt and Shape Contour Palette and expanded Studio Fix Conceal and Correct Palette options.

With a campaign featuring a diverse and powerful international cast, M·A·C is celebrating the power of self-expression and individuality.

We’re celebrating Every Shade of You.

M.A.C Studio Fix is available Online and Instore