Game face: How to amp up your beauty routine from home

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Game face: How to amp up your beauty routine from home

With beauty salons beginning to open – and as you eagerly await your next visit (don’t forget to book in advance!) – consider this your go-to guide to help you achieve ‘beauty goals’ status. With many of us now applying lipstick again for the first time in a while, here's how to refresh your beauty and skincare routine before facing the world again.

Face the facts

Has your skin been crying out for some loving post-iso? We hear you. From micro to a gentle facial or an LED treatment, Eden Laser Clinics, Eminence Beauty and Results Laser Clinic are open and ready to help refresh and rejuvenate your skin.

Cleanse, moisturise, SPF, repeat

Outside of your favourite beauty treatments, consistency in your daily skincare routine is key, and sticking to it, will help to keep the state of your skin a priority.

Your daily skincare mantra; cleanse and moisturise, every day once to twice a day, remains necessary – and don’t forget to apply SPF either via your moisturiser or as a separate step. Fact – did you know SPF is a skincare essential, even if you’re indoors? Windows protect us from UVB rays, however not UVA rays, which can cause ageing. Now is also a very good time to work a weekly face mask back onto your list - your dry, indoorsy skin will thank you for it.

If you need a top up of your skincare essentials, the experts from MECCA, Myer & Priceline know what they're talking about.

Watch Ash from MECCA's HQ talk through her nightly skincare routine on IGTV.
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Confused about how and when to apply your skincare products? Priceline's Makeup and Hair Director, Sarah Laidlaw, shows you how to optimise your skincare regime.
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All about the brows

It’s been weeks since you were last able to visit your favourite brow salon and your brows could be getting a little out of control. Luckily, Diva Brows, Exquisite Brows and Spa, Leah's Wax Works and Nirvana Beauty Laser Clinics are back and ready to welcome you, and those furry little friends. Remember, booking in advance is a must!

If you’d prefer to go down the DIY route, thankfully, there are roughly 7 million tutorials out there on YouTube and IGTV to help you achieve perfectly shaped brows, otherwise simply follow these simple two steps.

Top tip! If you fill in your eyebrows with brow pencil before tweezing them, it helps save you from over tweezing accidentally.

First up, using an angled brow pencil from MECCA, fill in your brows to your desired shape to create a barrier for yourself so you don’t overdo it. Start off by lifting at the arch. Very lightly outline the top and underneath. Fill in the centre – remembering less is more – to avoid ending up with a sparse situation on your hands.

If you have growth below the brow line, carefully tidy them away with tweezers available from Priceline.

Refresh that makeup kit

Whether you're soon to be heading back to the office or seeing friends you may not have caught up with in a while, what better excuse to get back into your daily makeup rhythm than with a new lipstick from <insert retailer eg MAC, MECCA, Bobbi Brown, Priceline>. A pop of colour never goes astray once the temperature drops, and remember - the darker the hue, the more important a lip liner becomes to keep that top lip definition. The pros at MECCA and Myer will help you find the perfect shades to match your lipstick collection.

The perfect mani

Nails crying out for some TLC? We don’t blame them. Oh, how we’ve missed the regular mani and pedi with Lux Nails & Beauty, Nails Avenue, Nails Boulevard, Pearl Nails, Professionail, Sunshine Beauty and Top Nails and Spa who are open and ready to give those nails the fresh polish they deserve.

If you’re keen to give the at home method a go, right now, it’s all about the ‘back to basics’ mani, which can be achieved in just a few simple steps.

Back to basics mani
1. Add a cuticle oil
2. Use a base coat (to prevent staining your nails with strong colour)
3. Paint with a pop of colour
4. Top coat

Pick up your mani supplies from Priceline.

If you want to take things to the next level, you can also invest in an at-home Gel Nail Kit available for purchase at Priceline. The kit includes a UV or LED light to set your polish along with both base and topcoats to achieve longer lasting, chip free manicures.

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