How-to: apply a face tan without fear

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If you’ve never tried a face tan before, it can be quite daunting. But with the right technique and the right products, you really have nothing to worry about.

As the skin on the face is quite delicate compared to the rest of the body, the lines between skincare and self tan are blurring. St Tropez has created innovative products that not only deliver a bronzed, healthy glow but also incorporate skincare benefits for the best results.

The video above shows exactly how to apply the St Tropez face tan for a flawless finish.

For more information, tips, trend alerts and news on St Tropez products, visit the website or search for sttropeztanau on social media sites.


Don’t feel like watching our video? Follow this step-by-step guide instead:



STEP 1. Apply an emollient balm on your eyebrows and any dark spots to prevent them from darkening.

STEP 2. Apply a small amount of tan evenly onto the skin with light sweeping motions. Make sure you blend the tan all the way up to the hairline. When you’re done, wash your hands and wipe off any excess tan from the eyebrows.

STEP 3. While your face tan is developing, apply a tan to your body for that top-to-toe glow.

STEP 4. Once your tan has developed, apply make-up as usual.


Have you ever tried a face tan? If not, are you likely to try it after watching this video?

Member Comments

Posted by: CherryBlossom (Australia)

I've never applied fake tan before so these are great tips.

Posted on: October 21, 2014 (Oct 21, 2014 9:13am)

Posted by: Neilrawson (Australia)

I don't need a face tanning product, I've got tanned skin unfortunately.

Posted on: October 21, 2014 (Oct 21, 2014 9:44am)

Introducing the SkinChecker campaign

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Did you know one in 17 Australians are diagnosed with melanoma before the age of 85? I don’t know about you, but I think that’s a ridiculously high number.

The good news? 90 per cent of melanoma detected on time can be treated successfully, a stat that led La Roche-Posay to launch SkinChecker, a campaign encouraging the general public to spot signs of skin cancer.

Health campaigns don’t get much cuter than this one, with the brand using an adorable video of Dalmatian dogs checking their spots to send the message that we all need to check our skin – as well as that of our loved ones – regularly.

For a step-by-step guide on how to carry out a quick self-examination and monitor any changes in your moles, download the ABCDE method from La Roche-Posay’s website. Used by dermatologists worldwide, it’ll help you spot anything of concern (and ensure you consult a dermatologist ASAP).



As part of the SkinChecker campaign, Sydneysiders can take advantage of a free mole screening. Simply visit the Pitt Street Mall on Thursday 6 November, where a dermatologist from the Skin & Cancer Foundation Australia will be on hand to assist.

Of course, we all know the first step in stopping skin cancer is prevention.  A good quality sunscreen is an absolute must, especially coming into summer. We love La Roche-Posay’s lightweight Anthelios XL Fluid Extreme SPF50+ which is non-greasy as well as non-comedogenic (meaning it won’t block your pores). For the body, we can’t go past Le Tan’s delicious smelling Coconut SPF 50+ Spray, which took out the ‘Best Sunscreen’ category in our Best in Beauty 2014 awards!

Do you do conduct regular skin checks? What other sunscreens do you like?



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Member Comments

Posted by: Tee631 (Australia)

hmm freckles aren't easy to get rid of

Posted on: October 20, 2014 (Oct 20, 2014 6:04pm)

Posted by: Trish_D (Australia)

Fantastic initiative and so necessary. Very worth while.

Posted on: October 20, 2014 (Oct 20, 2014 6:15pm)

Kate Waterhouse’s top race day beauty tips

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Kate Waterhouse, Sally Hansen Spring Racing Fashion Authority, is pretty much racing royalty. Her mum, Gai Waterhouse, is a thoroughbred trainer and her grandfather is racing legend Tommy Smith. So it’s safe to say Kate’s watched more horse races and dressed up for more Spring Carnivals than any of us combined.

That’s why it made complete and utter sense to ask the stunner for her race day beauty tips and advice. Here’s what she said…

beautyheaven: What are your three essential beauty tips for race day?

Kate Waterhouse: Attention to detail is key, so make sure you have a beautiful manicure. Don’t overload on your fake tan, and keep your look youthful and fresh with dewy skin and glossed lips.

bh: How do you go about coordinating your nails with your outfit? Should they contrast or be matchy-matchy?

KW: To make an impact, opt for a bold nail colour and match it back with your outfit. But when in doubt, opt for a nude as you can never go wrong!
bh recommends: Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Spring Racing in Sheer Ecstasy.
sally hansen sheer ecstacy

bh: What are the biggest colour trends for this year’s races?

KW: White on white is going to be a big trend for Derby Day and I’m sure we are going to see plenty of pastels in this Spring Carnival!

bh: How can you incorporate these colour trends if you don’t want to purchase a new outfit?

KW: You can always wear that classic LBD that’s already in your wardrobe and incorporate colours through accessories and nail polish.
bh recommends: Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Spring Racing in Pink a Card or Barracuda and Equip Wide Plait Seed Bead Collar
race day accesories

bh: It’s always a long day at the races – what are your style tips for looking good and staying comfortable the whole time?

KW: Make sure your shoes are comfortable. There is nothing worse than sore feet and taking your shoes off is not an option!
bh recommends: Footcare High Heel Comfort

footcare high heel comfort

Equip Wide Plait Seed Bead Collar, $19.99,

Will you be attending any racing events this year? What are your race day beauty tips?


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Member Comments

Posted by: dream-angels (Australia)

the high heel comfort is something I need whenever wearing heels

Posted on: October 20, 2014 (Oct 20, 2014 4:13pm)

Posted by: Misy Rose (Australia)

I always keep blister pads with me when I wear high heels just in case, especially if I know it'll be a long day.

Posted on: October 20, 2014 (Oct 20, 2014 4:25pm)

3 steps to FREE beauty products

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Yes, beauties, it’s almost that time of the year! In just 49 days, our much-loved beautorium will be swinging open its doors just for you!

But, of course, we’ll be giving you a sneak peek at the goodies on offer, so watch this space for the announcement of beautorium window shopping.

For those of you who are new to the site, beautorium provides a chance for you to swap your beautyheaven points for FREE beauty products.

So if you want to get in on all the action, read on to find out how!

STEP #1: Become a beautyheaven member (if you’re not already). You can do so here.

STEP #2: Start earning points. Some of the ways you can earn points are by:

- Submitting helpful reviews for beauty products you’ve used or are currently using
- Commenting on articles and telling us what you think
- Heading to the forums and chatting with other beautyheaven members

STEP #3: Once you’ve earned 351 points and become a Beauty Fanatic (member status), you’ll be eligible to participate in beautorium! This is beautyheaven’s online shop front where members can swap points they’ve earned for FREE beauty products! All you have to do is pay $4.95 for postage! The next one starts on December 8 2014, so don’t delay amping up the bh action (we suggest reviewing all the beauty products in your makeup bag and bathroom now!).

Find out more about how beautorium works and how to get involved here.

Access to more amazing, FREE beauty products doesn’t stop there!

When you become a member, there are a few other ways you can get your hands on a vast range of free beauty products. Here are some of them:

- Join the beautyheaven Trial Team (find out more on that here)
- Enter member-only comps (see the weekly comps you can enter here)
- Beauty brands offer beautyheaven members exclusive samples to be picked up in store (you’ll be sent an email to let you know you can go and collect your goodies)
- From time to time, you’ll get surprise packs in the mail with samples to test and review on beautyheaven
- We also conduct member surveys, which you can complete to go into the draw – or even instantly win – something special

Become a beautyheaven member and start earning points to swap for free beauty products in the next beautorium. CLICK HERE AND JOIN NOW!

Note: beautyheaven takes points racking seriously and monitors this. Should you be found being deceitful, you will not be entitled to use those points or receive other member entitlements.




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Member Comments

Posted by: Kiwi@heart (Australia)

Yay this has got me so excited

Posted on: October 20, 2014 (Oct 20, 2014 2:24pm)

Posted by: Joole (Australia)

Awww too bad this happens while I'm overseas so I won't be able to take part this time
Have heaps of fun, everyone!

Posted on: October 20, 2014 (Oct 20, 2014 2:24pm)

Christian Louboutin launches ‘Loubi Under’ nail polish

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Have you always dreamed of strutting your stuff in a pair of red-soled Louboutins but never been able to justify the price tag? Well, the label is now offering an alternative way for fashion-conscious ladies to rock the iconic underside – on their nails.

Named “Loubi Under”, the racy red nail colour comes in a calligraphy-inspired bottle with a brush tool made specifically for painting the underside of your nails. It can also be used to create intricate nail art on top. 



While the ‘Louboutin manicure’ isn’t a new trend – celebs including beauty-obsessed Rihanna have been parading it for a while now – the purpose-built brush tool means the style will now be easier to achieve (not to mention feel just that bit more fancy).

Sadly there’s been no word yet on when the ‘Loubi Under’ will be available in Australia, but in the meantime I see no reason why you can’t practice getting the look with a similar red hue. I recommend Rokk96 nail polish in ‘Blueblood’, Sinful Colours Matte nail polish in ‘Ruby Red’ and Mode Nail Colour in ‘classic red’.

Would you paint the underside of your nails? What other interesting nail looks have you been loving lately?



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Member Comments

Posted by: Catn2kittens (Australia)

I have seen this and it's amazing - a perfect concept for Louboutin - but it looks impossible! I am so clumsy I would end up with red smears everywhere. Fabulous brush shape though and I love the bottle, I would be tempted to buy it just because it's so pretty, and because it's Louboutin!

Posted on: October 16, 2014 (Oct 16, 2014 12:39pm)

Posted by: Catn2kittens (Australia)

oh and I haven't been doing nail art lately but I am starting to get inspired for Halloween!

Posted on: October 16, 2014 (Oct 16, 2014 12:40pm)