Editorial feature published in Modern Hair + Beauty Issue 13.


Your ‘just in case’ product collection weighing down your handbag? Get a look that’s not too heavy, not too light, and just right for the situation. We’ll get you packing light, no matter the occasion. 


Situational Beauty Goal: Wide-eyed and rested with a dewy complexion.

Jet lag and recirculated air: the joys of airline travel! Combat cabin dryness with a layer of ultra-hydrating A’kin Intense Hydration Day & Night Cream (50ml RRP$39.95). Re-apply if you’re in it for the long haul. Once you start your descent, wake-up with The Body Shop Vitamin C Energising Face Mist (100ml RRP$19.00). Apply light foundation, then faux a glow with illuminator along the Cupid’s bow, cheekbones and inner corner of the eyes.


Situational Beauty Goal: Primped and put together for impromptu client meetings, events or after work drinks.

Most busy women skip the full face of makeup for work. But some days last-minute plans call for stronger looks to help you feel more polished. Keep a matte red lipstick like NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Vesuvio (RRP $40.00), pressed powder and an eye palette like Urban Decay’s Naked Eyeshadow Palette (RRP $83.00) on hand for instant boardroom beautification. Oil blotting sheets, dry-shampoo and subtle perfume also keep you fresh from nine to five. 


Situational Beauty Goal: A subtle workout glow minus sticky sweat and all-over redness.

If your post-workout includes a public sighting, then it should also include this cool down routine. After a rinse, apply Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Cooling Gel (RRP $70.00) and prime with Clinique Redness Solutions Daily Protective Base SPF 15 (RRP $36.00). Use a light tinted moisturiser and concealer to perfect your base. Frame your face with bold brows and bronzer and loop your hair into a sleek bun. No reps required.


Situational Beauty Goal: #iwokeuplikethis

Whether you’re with a special friend or staying with a girlfriend, barely-there makeup has your back. Panda eyes flatter no one, so after washing your face remove any left-over eye makeup with Kiehl’s Supremely Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover (RRP $32.00). Simply moisturize and conceal dark circles with Rimmel London Wake Me Up Anti-Fatigue Concealer (RRP $14.95). Curl your lashes and add some flushed morning colour with Benefit Lollitint (RRP $55.00) cheek and lip stain.