Product Reviews

Sunday loves: New beauty arrivals

We take a look at what's new and luscious in makeup and skincare.

Getting the good oil on skincare

Lipidol

Oils that promise better skin aren't of the snake variety any more.

Bath + mask = bliss

bath

Is there anything more restorative than a steaming hot bath? Try throwing in a spa-worthy face mask too.

Could this be the source of perfect skin?

Skincare

Serums are the potent, powerful, rock stars of skincare.

Sunday loves: eye creams

Beauty

We have gathered together three creams that help the appearance of the delicate skin around the eyes.

This week we're obsessed with

obsessed

James Franco and Peter Dinklage's new hairdos, a fresh chocolate flavour, stylish raincoats and some scary drag.

Straight hair & chip free nails at home

beauty

We're in love with two new products that mean silky hair and chip free nails without a salon price tag.

Face scrubs are back

Bobbi Brown

From fine powders to electrical gadgets... here's all you need to know about facial scrubs.

Join us to trial LancĂ´me's new Advanced Skin Corrector

NEW VISION OF SKIN PERFECTION       

5 great beauty buys for under $10

beauty

These beauty scores are cheap as chips but come with better bells and whistles than their pricier counterparts.

Beauty: After glow

gar

Anti-pigmentation products may be just the thing to get you closer to complexion perfection.

Beauty trend: Marvellous matte

matte

Glossy lips be gone, the pendulum is swinging back the other way as matte textures come back into fashion.

Splurge or steal? CC Creams

CC

The latest skin perfecting product is taking over. So should you fork out or stick to a budget?

Celebrity hair products you should try

Hair

Sure, they've got damn good locks - but should you actually give Katie, Jen and Claudia's haircare brands a go?

How to nail this season's hottest shades

Nails

You might not be ready for winter clothes, but the latest polish shades are an easy autumn accessory to try.

Pencil-case beauty tools

beauty

These wee gems are straight from the stationery cupboard: think lip crayons, eye markers and even hair chalk.

On trial: Nioxin Diaboost hair thickener

Kate Beckinsale

We put the latest hair thickening product to the test, because who doesn't want fuller, bouncier tresses?

Automated curling tongs - which is best?

Hair

Moving your arm to curl your hair - so outdated! These days the new hair tools take care of the motion for you.

Great or gimmick? Spray-on moisturiser

Moisturiser

A body lotion that claims to nourish your skin without leaving your hands greasy... Does it really work?

This hair product will change your life

hair

Fancy spending less at the salon and living without horror roots? Well get excited ...

Power up your shower

Shower

If you're merely using your shower time to wash, you're most definitely missing out...

This week we're obsessed with ...

obsessed

Supermodels and selfies, the best shampoo ever and a sex bomb of a figure skating routine.

Great or gimmick? Scented nails

nails

Are polishes with a lovely scent the next big thing or just a flash in the pan? We review them honestly.

The cheap secret to perfect falsies

lashes

The funny little tool that makes power-lash application all the easier.

This week we're obsessed with...

obsessed

Miley and Justin's morph, Lena Dunham's awesomeness and new beauty & fashion finds.

Five sunscreens with extras

These slip-slop-slap gems can also make you smell better or look more bronzed ...

These slip-slop-slap gems can also make you smell better or look more bronzed ...

5 Anti-ageing creams under $50

Cate Blanchett

Sick of shelling out the mega-bucks for anti-wrinkle products? Here are five cheaper creams you can trust.

Star buy: Dry conditioners

dry conditioners

Just when we've got a handle on dry shampoos, here comes a whole new clever beauty category.

Splurge or steal?: Organic oils

facial oils

Should you spend up large on organic facial oils or can you bag a bargain?

Review: Revlon Grow Luscious Lash Potion

Revlon Grow Luscious Lash Potion in Blackest Black, $27.50

Need to work some magic on your lashes? This mascara has a wand to work miracles.

Splurge or steal?: Bee venom

bee venom

If you want to really 'bee' beautiful, bee venom is the way to go. But should you spend up large on it?

Cheap chic: Garnier Ambre Solaire No Streaks Bronzer Self-Tanning Mousse

tan

Afraid that cheap stuff will turn you into a streaky mess? Fear not, this one is fab, and you can win some!

Splurge or steal?: Shower gels

shower gel

Should you pay big bucks for a shower gel or is that akin to washing money down the plughole?

Show us your jazz hands

nails

Add some sparkle and razzamatazz with these six glam glitter enamels.

Cheap chic: Dominate Out of Bed Hair Shaper

dominate

Lads, not a fan of sticky, spiky hair? We've found the perfect hair wax product for you.

Beauty product of the week: L'Oreal Paris NutriLift Gold Anti-Ageing Serum Foundation

foundation

Foundations come and go but this one is a real sparkler. It actually contains tiny real gold particles.

Cheap chic: Aveeno Positively Radiant Moisturiser

model

We think this is one of the best value-for-money products on the market - and it costs just over $20.

Splurge or Steal? Feet treats

feet

We pit a budget option against a luxurious beauty buy to see which will lead to happy feet.

Five fab new celebrity fragrances

perfume

Want to smell like a star? Then check out these five hot new celeb fragrances - and you might win one!

Five of the best: Illuminators

glow

Five great skin highlighters that will add shimmer to your style.

Cheap chic: Nivea In-Shower Body Lotion

shower

We have found the ultimate time-saving, value for money beauty product - and you can win some!

Ten great fake tans to try this season

tanned bod

Forget your fake tan fears - here's how to glow without the sun, without the smell and without the stress.

Splurge or steal: Yellow nails

yellow nail polishes

Yellow is a cool summer shade for nails, but should you spend up large or go for cheap and cheerful?

In our beauty bags: August 2013

Beauty

This month we're loving an eyeliner that stays on all day, a Jersey-Shore-proof bronzer and much more ...

Review: Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion+

Clinique moisturiser

Clinique have launched a reformulated take on their famous yellow moisturiser, and you can win some!

In our beauty bags: July 2013

beauty bag

Our new finds include a cheap gloss-lipstick hybrid, soap for your hair and natural deodorant that works.

Reader roadtest: Lash-boosting serums

lashes

Can these magic wands actually give us fuller lashes long-term? Four plucky Stuff readers test them out.

Review: Maybelline Colour Tattoo Shadows

maybelline

These cream pots are easy to apply, stay on all day and won't break the bank. We're in love.

In our beauty bags: June 2013

lipstick

We find out about lots of new beauty stuff every day at Life & Style. Here's what we've loved this month.

Review: L'Oreal Infallible 2-Step Lipstick

lips

Finally, a long-wearing, moisturising lipstick that does what it says on the tube. It's a miracle!
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