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Beauty Goals: Muska's Essential Products

We’ve come to that time of the year again when we set ourselves new goals and resolutions – new diets, new hair, new me! We plan for all these complicated regimes and 12-step programs that we abandon 3 steps in, but it doesn’t have to be a chore to get yourself looking and feeling your best. Style yourself this Summer with these easy solutions for a fabulous future you!

The Goal: Begin my new Summer skin.

The Solution: We all know we should be moisturising and applying a sun protection on top, but who has the time? Moisturisers with an SPF tend to be greasy, and sunscreen by itself isn’t hydrating enough, so what can we do? The O Cosmedics Mineral Pro SPF 30+ is a daily moisturiser that not only has broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection built in, it also has Resveratrol – a powerful antioxidant, and their signature peptide complex to help prevent early signs of aging like sunspots and solar keratoses. Available in a tinted or untinted form, it’s a triple-win!

The Goal: Never wear a messy bun again!

The Solution: It’s Friday and you’re supposed to be hitting the town tonight, but your hair-wash schedule doesn’t line up with your social schedule! Traditional dry shampoos leave you stiff and powdery but no longer! Kevin Murphy’s latest creation is the Young Again Dry Conditioner. It’s a hydrating refresher spray that cleanses the hair and scalp without the dryness of a powder spray. Infused with anti-ageing Immortelle, it softens, cleans and conditions all in one, so you can let your hair down any time, anywhere.

The Goal: Walk the line between silky smooth and oil slick.

The Solution: The struggle for natural looking smooth hair is definitely real! Not enough product and it frizzes for days. Too much and suddenly you become a greasy, sodden mess. Alterna Haircare is here to help. Their Caviar Smoothing Anti-Frizz Dry Oil Mist is a breezy, lightweight spray that controls the amount of humidity affecting your hair by over 80% for up to 72 hours! Spritz onto damp or dry hair and walk away.

The Goal: Louis Vutton bags only!

The Solution: Long hours in air-conditioning combined with a few too many cocktails means dehydrated skin and tired, puffy eyes on Monday morning. Who has time for an eye mask when you’re already time-poor? O Cosmedics comes to the rescue with their new Hydra Plus Sleep-In Mask. Apply at night like a moisturizer and hit the hay. Rinse off in the morning and you’re ready to go. Hydrate smarter, not harder.

The Goal: Wake up my makeup!

The Solution: Trying to update your makeup can be a daunting task, usually ending up with you buying a heap of products you’ll never use. Keep your makeup resolutions simple and steel your resolve against impulse purchases.

Key areas to focus on: 1. Concealer. A good concealer goes a long way! Tarte Shape Tape is your best friend. Tired? Shape Tape. One step contouring? Shape Tape. Need to take over the world? Shape Tape is all you need. Glides on smooth and creamy and sets bulletproof without settling into lines or drying you out. Go forth and conquer!

2. Add some colour. We fall back onto neutrals and blacks because they’re perennial and they work. Change it up a bit with a dash of colour! Just because Pantone’s colour of the year is Classic Blue, doesn’t mean you need a blue eyeshadow. Swap your liner out for Bodyography Eye Pencil in Midnight Blue for that subtle point of difference, or switch your lips for a coral like Bodyography Sheer Lipstick in Cha-Cha for the perfect summer vibe.

3. Settle down! Never worry about colour transfer and fade again! Finish your makeup with a spritz of Urban Decay’s All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray for a worry-free weekend.

For long-term fans of Goldrush, Muska Gabriel needs no introduction, but for newcomers, let it be known that Muska's musings are based on his background in Science and as an expert in hair and make-up (with professional training in Special Effects Makeup plus many years as one of MAC's most popular makeup artists). Muska can can be spotted masterminding the swish salons of of the award-winning Heading Out hairstyling empire when not writing insightful tips for our readers such as this piece on Opi you'll love.

O Cosmedics, Alterna Haircare, Kevin Murphy and Bodyography available at: Heading Out Hair & Beauty Salons Call 1300 797 547 for your nearest location.

Tarte Cosmetics is available at Sephora

Urban Decay is available at Mecca Cosmetica

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