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BEAUTY

LONGER-LASTING BEAUTY BUYS

By Elizabeth Odey, 20 March 2018

Between working, working out, eating out, commuting and communicating with the outside world, we’re becoming super-strapped for time. Especially when it comes to our beauty routine. For example, let’s say you spend 15 minutes a day on self-care. That’s 1.75 hours a week, 7.5 hours a month, or 90 days a year! Ain't nobody got time for that. These six minimum maintenance products are here to help you get the most out of your look (and your day)…

 

Fix up, feel sharp

When it comes to finishing spray, there’s a super-fine line between a dewy finish (yay) and an oily finish (boo). Whether you're pre-foundation setting, post-powder perfecting or attuned to a mid-afternoon touch-up, this 3-in-1 fixing spray will keep all your hard work in place, leaving you with a healthy glow.

 

3ina Fixing Spray 3 in 1, $15.95

 

Prime and proper

A strong primer is the golden ticket to long-lasting makeup power – and we’ve found one! Don’t let this NYX tinted formula fool you, the product blends out into an almost serum-like consistency and suits all skin tones.

 

NYX Professional Makeup NoFilter Blurring Primer, $24

 

Netflix and nails

Ladies, the world of nails as you know it is changing forever. Enter, the AT HOME gel nail. Say what? Say, yes. In (almost) as much time as it’d take you to say ‘I broke a nail’ you can suss your long-lasting mani-pedi from the comfort of your latest boxset.

 

Le Mini Macaron Gel Manicure Kit, $49.99

 

Lasting lippy

It can’t stop a Double Quarter Pounder taking your carefully applied lipstick hostage, but a little application of 3ina’s Lip Primer does help your colour hold stronger. Insider tip: give your lips a little scrub with your toothbrush before you apply for the perfect pre-pout canvas.

 

3ina Lip Primer, $11.95

 

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Not-so black eye

My biggest beauty #struggle is the peculiar inability to keep mascara on my eyelashes, and off the rest of my face. Numerous trips to the bathroom mirror may be great for my legs, but my productivity? Not so much. This NYX formula is my new mascara masterpiece.

 

NYX Professional Doll Eye Waterproof Mascara, $16

 

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