The new Eau Thermale Avéne A-Oxitive Sheet Masks are the ideal complement to your skincare routine, and are excellent stocking fillers. These pro-vitamin masks which promise smoother skin and a radiant complexion in just 10 minutes. So simple to use … just apply the mask to clean skin, adjust to fit and wait for 10 to 15 minutes, then remove, massage excess product into your skin and you’re (beautifully) good to go! What’s more, Antioxidant Shield Complex (with Pro-Vitamins C & E) protects against daily environmental stress and the harmful effects of pollution. Enriched with GP4G (a cell energizer) to strengthen the skin’s natural defense mechanisms, it smoothes skin, boosts radiance and fights fine lines. It also contains soothing Avène Thermal Spring Water, and can be used post-superficial dermatological procedures (peeling, laser, IPL). It is a single-use mask, made from natural origin fibers, making it 100 per cent biodegradable. You’ll find them at Dis-Chem and dermastore.co.za for R99.
A good quality primer is a summer essential. Not only does it offer a smoother canvas for your foundation (so that you can apply and blend it seamlessly), but it also helps the product stay put in the sweltering heat. The Wet n Wild Prime Focus Impossible Primer is a silicone-free primer which is both mattifying AND hydrating? Yes! This silicone-free breakthrough formula features the silky, seamless application traditionally achieved with silicones, helps to simultaneously mattify and moisturise skin, and blurs the appearance of pores for a flawless soft-focus look. Featuring skin-loving ingredients like Gooseberry and Jeju Blossom Extract – a natural brightener – this impossibly, amazingly do-it-all primer will soon become your ride or die. Tip: Primer is best applied with your fingers, as you’ll get even application and it won’t gather or pile up anywhere on the skin (a makeup brush will drag the product around and it won’t spread evenly). Once applied, allow a full minute for your primer to dry before you begin your foundation application. R189.95, exclusive to Clicks stores and clicks.co.za
There’s going to be flirting. We hope. A little fluttering of the lashes here, a wink wink there. So luscious lashes are a must. Wet n Wild Big Poppa Mascara is an outrageously volumizing, dramatically lengthening, and intensely black mascara. Infused with Castor Oil it makes even the shyest of lashes stand front and centre. Castor Oil is added because stronger is better, too, so you’ll nourish those lashes with omega-6 fatty acids and essential proteins as you boost them with unstoppable drama. Featuring an hourglass brush that grabs and lifts lashes, coating them with our softly buildable, extra-smooth glide formula.
Tip: Apply your mascara by looking down into a hand mirror while slightly closing your eye. Gently wiggle the application brush from the root, to the tip of your lash. This lets you coat each lash individually from root to tip, getting the most out of your mascara. R154.99, exclusive to Clicks stores and clicks.co.za