How does Kate Bosworth get such glowy, luminous skin?

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When I cast my eyes over this image of bh’s Deb with actress Kate Bosworth, my mouth immediately dropped to the floor. I mean, look at that luminous skin! That subtly highlighted hair! Those striking eyes! Those utterly gorgeous baby pink lips! And that’s just Kate… (Deb’s skin is also rather glowy, too.)

Once I’d finally finished ogling the A-lister, I wanted to know this: what tips and tricks did we manage to steal from SK-II’s newest skin care ambassador during this encounter? We all want skin like Kate Bosworth, so how can we get it? Just like this…

beautyheaven:  What’s been your main skin concern over the years?
Kate Bosworth: Pigmentation. In my teens, I was not as cautious about the sun as I am now, and I started to notice pigmentation on the delicate areas of my face.
 
bh: What has helped you fix this concern?
KB: Since I started using SK-II Facial Treatment Essence, I’ve noticed the pigmentation problem areas have begun to fade. I have recently added SK-II Cellumination products to my regimen, too, which I love.
 
bh: What’s your daily skin care routine?
KB: I like to keep my daily routine simple.  I always cleanse and then use the SK-II Facial Treatment Essence, which is the SK-II do-it-all product! You can feel it take effect the moment you pat it on. I then follow with the SK-II Cellumination Moisturiser, which helps with lightening pigmentation and brightening the skin. If my skin needs extra-hydration, I use the SK-II Stem Power moisturiser – it’s rich and leaves the skin feeling wonderfully supple.
 
bh: Do you have facials? If so, how often?
KB: I do love to have facials every now and then. It’s a great way to wind down and give your skin an extra boost ahead of important events. I see Faith Tatro in LA (at Touch of Faith Aesthetics). She is the best.
 
bh: What is your top tip for healthy, glowing skin?
KB: I notice a huge difference in my skin when I am drinking plenty of water and eating healthy. Being happy also makes a difference as there is only so much products can do – it’s important to look after yourself on the inside, too.
 
bh: What was the first thing you did when you found out you’d scored the role of SK-II ambassador?
KB: I am thrilled to be an ambassador for SK-II. This is a brand with a great history and prestige. I have seen real results in my skin using SK-II products.
 
bh: What advice would you give a teenager on basic skincare and maintenance?
KB: Look after your skin from an early age and you will reap the benefits later.  I have always been vigilant about removing make-up and moisturising properly.
 
bh: What foundation do you use?
KB: I’m actually on the lookout for a new one at the moment. However, I like to use a light foundation that creates a dewy complexion.
 
bh: How do you keep your hair so shiny and glossy?
KB: My hair is relatively stress-free for me.  I just let it air dry.

Ahh, so that’s how she does it. Thank you for sharing your skin care tips, KB.

Are you a fan of Kate Bosworth? Are you excited to see her as the new face of SK-II? Have you tried any of this range before?

 

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Posted by: katshepsutt (Australia)

Great photo Deb - you look as glowing and gorgeous as Kate, how about we interview YOU next!
Have yet to try SK-II - the Treatment Essence sounds ideal for my skin, and it's way more affordable than La Prairie :-)

Posted on: October 29, 2012 (Oct 29, 2012 5:25am)

Posted by: PrettyPrincess (Member since 2008, Australia)

I haven't tried sk-II before, definitely considered it.

I agree, great photo Kate!

Posted on: October 29, 2012 (Oct 29, 2012 7:03am)

One quick way to feel more confident

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One thing that has the power to bring your day down and make you feel a little less confident is noticing something, even something tiny, that you can’t fix or change for hours. Think: finding a stain on your shirt once you’re already to work or realising that you’ve got a hole in your pants.

When it comes to beauty, all it takes is something like dry, flaky, and red underarms to leave you cross-armed and mopey all day long. And while we wish we had a solution for all your minor setbacks, the one thing we can help you with is having the confidence to go about your day without worrying about showing off your pits.

And that solution is NIVEA Pearl & Beauty Anti-Perspirant Deodorant. The formula features pearl extracts, which help support an even skin tone for the underarm area and will leave your underarms feeling dry, smooth and soft. So no flakes, no redness, and no itchiness. And if you’re thinking, ‘It’s all well and good my underarms will look clean and fresh, I need them to smell clean and fresh, too’, then you’ll be happy to hear that the Pearl & Beauty offers 48 hours of anti-perspirant protection, so you’ll look and feel dry, comfortable, and confident.

Oh, and did we mention how much you’ll love the design of the Limited Edition Pearl & Beauty Anti-Perspirant Deodorant?

See? Confidence in a bottle.

What’s the one thing that can turn your bad day around? Do you have a go-to confidence booster?

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Posted by: Sarah92 (Australia)

Flaky itchy armpits are the worst! I've been looking for a new antiperspirant seeing as all the others make me itch like crazy, might give this one a shot :)

Posted on: October 28, 2012 (Oct 28, 2012 12:26pm)

Posted by: JaneyPooh (Australia)

Visible sweat patched on your top is about the worst of the worst.

Posted on: October 28, 2012 (Oct 28, 2012 1:58pm)

Quick ways to keep vaginal odours at bay

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Summer is around the corner, and word is that it’s going to be a dry, hot, and altogether sweltering few months. Which means that even if you’re the least sweaty of sweaters, you’re bound to experience a bit of perspiration.

And as we all know, perspiration isn’t just restricted to your armpits. While it’s kinda awkward to think that you sweat ‘down there’, it does happen, so if the temps are going to soar as predicted, you’ll want to make sure you have some products to ensure your vagina stays fresh and odour free.

For the shower: Vagisil Feminine Wash features a unique odour-control formula, so it’ll help prevent any embarrassing odour from developing. Plus, it’s also enriched with chamomile, vitamin E, and aloe vera, meaning it’s gentle and nourishing enough to be used on a daily basis.

For those sweaty moments: Feeling sweaty in your underpants is about as fun as eating an Icy Pole covered in sand, so get rid of the discomfort and excess sweat with Vagisil Feminine Powder. It helps absorb wetness, prevent external vaginal irritation, and control perspiration. The powder’s also 100 per cent talc-free, making it suitable for sensitive skin.

For your handbag: There’s nothing worse than being out and about and not feeling your freshest. Which is exactly why you should keep one or two of the Vagisil Feminine Wipes in your bag. The flushable wipes will cleanse and freshen your vagina and will help prevent odours from occurring when you’re on the go.

 

Do you worry about your hygiene during summer? What products do you use to keep fresh and clean on sweaty days

Smart fixes for pesky beauty dilemmas
Protect your privates

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Posted by: Jenniqua (Australia)

I worry about sweat down there no matter what season it is. I always use the carefree liners and they do a wonderful job of keeping me fresh all year round.

Posted on: October 27, 2012 (Oct 27, 2012 8:16am)

Posted by: ModernSnowWhite (Australia)

I like liners :)

Posted on: October 27, 2012 (Oct 27, 2012 8:51am)

WIN: Bobbi Brown’s new beauty bible

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Bobbi Brown is a brilliant make-up artist. Not only does she know her way around a mascara wand and a brow pencil, but she makes it her responsibility to help women truly understand make-up, too. She wants to teach them what works for them, what doesn’t, and how to enhance what the gods gave them. She also has an enviable ability to make each and every woman feel special and confident, which makes her rather inspiring, really.

As if this wasn’t enough, Bobbi Brown recently released another make-up book called Pretty Powerful, and pretty powerful it most certainly is. More than just your average make-up book, its beautiful pages are designed to inspire and instil confidence in those who read it.

Mixed in with the delightful palette of make-up trickery and tips is a load of brilliant common-sense advice that every single one of us can apply, no matter what our age, skin type, skin colour or skin concerns. But her most important rule is this: looking pretty is not about slapping on a whole heap of make-up. Oh, no. In fact, less is more in the world of Bobbi Brown. Make-up is used to enhance features, not cover them up. It’s used sparingly, not in an overdosing fashion. It’s about enriching your inner beauty on the outside.


The book itself is set out in ‘pretty’ sections. From Pretty Natural, Pretty Radiant, Pretty Classic and Pretty Authentic, to Pretty Strong and Pretty Bold, there’s a look to match every single personality and mood. Better yet, there are before and afters for each make-up look in the book – think models and celebrities sans the slap, partnered with a pretty powerful after shot. Yep, you’ll see real women in this book. You’ll see flaws. You’ll see wrinkles. And you’ll even see pigmentation. You’ll also see woman enhancing their features without looking cakey. Or overdone. You’ll see real women sporting real looks. It’s refreshing, and it’s inspiring.

So, if you’re looking for a bunch of brilliant make-up tips in the one place or simply have an adoration for books that are actually useful, you need to check this new beauty bible out. Flip through it, peer at the pictures and be inspired. Then buy it, and pour over it for hours. It’s one book that’ll more than earn its place on your jam-packed book shelf. Trust me. It’s just that good. 

WIN! WIN! WIN! We’ve got four copies of Bobbi Brown Pretty Powerful to give away. Yippee! For your chance to win, all you’ve got to do is this: take your own before and after shots featuring your naturally beautiful self and your pretty powerful make-up look and send them to info@beautyheaven.com.au by 11.59pm EDT Sunday 4 November with your name, address and beautyheaven username. Note: these images may be used in the gallery on the site. Please let us know if you don’t want your shots included. Good luck!

Are you a fan of Bobbi Brown and her brilliant make-up products? Have you seen this new book? Are you keen to have a flip through it or even buy it?

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Posted by: Coconal (Australia)

This sounds like an amazing book, I certainly love all of Bobbi Brown's products, her make up is gorgeous.

I'm definitely keen to flip through it and might even purchase it! :)

Posted on: October 26, 2012 (Oct 26, 2012 5:02pm)

Posted by: Roxymisha (Australia)

I first discovered Bobbi Brown when she launched her makeup line in the USA some 20+ years ago. It was very impressive. I still like some products but there are many other brands that I believe are more up-to-date. I have one of her books which I have found very helpful. Good luck to all who enter this competition. x

Posted on: October 26, 2012 (Oct 26, 2012 5:14pm)

Depilatory creams for sensitive skin

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Having sensitive skin means you need to be super-cautious about the products (and ingredients) you put on your skin. And when it comes to hair removal, the last thing you want is to have your skin flare up post-removal. Sure, your legs may be smooth and hair-free, but the itchiness, redness, and irritation caused by ingredients that are too harsh for you skin isn’t going to make it seem worth it.

Depilatory creams have often received a bad rap from sensitive skin sufferers, but times have a-changed, beauties, and formulations have been re-worked especially for the sensitive souls out there. Here are some of those depilatory creams that have been specifically designed to care for sensitive skin:

Nads Sensitive Hair Removal Crème – soothing honey and chamomile in the hair removal crème form a protective skin barrier, caring for your skin while active ingredients work to remove hair. We love that it comes with an exfoliating hair removal sponge, too!

Veet Spray-On Hair Removal Cream for Sensitive Skin – you’ll love this spray-on hair remover that ensures the product goes on your skin precisely and evenly. The extra-gentle, soothing formula needs to sit on your skin for just five minutes and you’ll be fuzz free and feeling good.

Nair Sensitive Precision Facial Hair Removal Cream, $6.29, 1800 222 099 – removing hair from your face can be terrifying if you have sensitive skin, so if you need to tend to some unwanted hairs, try this Nair facial hair removal cream. It’s enriched with sweet almond oil, which will keep your skin soothed and moisturised.

Do you have sensitive skin? What do you use for at-home hair removal?
Which hair removal method is best for you?
Back to basics: at-home hair removal

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Posted by: sassylily (Australia)

Looking forward to trying the sensitive facial hair remover cream after my last attempted at using a wax strip on my lip:-)

Posted on: October 26, 2012 (Oct 26, 2012 12:43pm)

Posted by: Thepinkshoe (Australia)

Hmm I wonder if my bf would let me try these on him as waxing is too painful for him!

Posted on: October 26, 2012 (Oct 26, 2012 12:51pm)