10 ingenious beauty inventions
They’re cool, they’re nifty, and they’re certainly unique. And that's exactly why you need this brilliant beauty loot in your life. Now.
A game-changer in the world of at-home hair colour, Schwarzkopf Ultimate Colour is a foam dye that can be used more than once. Because no mixing is required, you can actually save the leftovers from your full-head application for a root touch-up four weeks down the track. Ingenious? Absolutely.
Tie dyed talons
Once shaken, the innovative three-phase layers of YSL La Laque Couture Tie & Dye in Pop Coat blend together to coat the nail in a tinted, iridescent and ultra-glossy finish. Use it over a colourful nail hue for striking results, or alone as a sophisticated sheer, glittery top coat.
Brushing your hair while it’s wet usually leads to breakage and split ends. The Tangle Teezer Aqua Splash is ideal for use in the shower, and has unique bendable bristles that mean it won’t snag your strands or even scratch your scalp. Use it to eliminate pesky knots or brush through hair conditioning treatments.
Perfect pearly whites
10 minutes. That’s all is takes for CleverWhite Dissolving Whitening Strips to start whitening your teeth. Each transparent strip is dissolvable, and contains the same effective ingredients dentists use to combat tooth stains. They also help kill bacteria and give you fresh, minty breath, making for a happy mouth all-round.
Think taming unruly, thick hair with one stroke of a straightening tool is impossible? Not so. The ghd eclipse uses six outrageously smart sensors to maintain a constant heat of 185 degrees, which is proven to be the most optimum styling temperature. This means you get smooth, silky strands, instantly.
Using sonic technology and a micro-massage motion to ensure your skin is cleansed six times more effectively than your regular manual cleanser, the Clarisonic Mia 2 is no ordinary cleansing tool. This means your skin is able to better absorb serums and moisturisers, leaving you with more radiant, healthy skin. It’s also waterproof, so can happily remain in the shower for easy daily use.
A razor, trimmer and edging blade in one, the Gillette Fusion ProGlide Styler is a minimalist dude’s ultimate grooming tool. It enables a man to achieve a close shave without irritation, effortlessly trim his hair using one of the three custom length combs, and sculpt exceptionally accurate facial hairlines with the precision blade. The possibilities are endless.
Inspired by the art of makeup application, Shu Uemura Art Of Hair Volume Maker ($46, 1300 365 552) uses a brush to cleverly deliver the perfect amount of texturizing powder onto your roots to boost hair volume and density. Simply stroke the brush onto sections of dry hair, before using your fingers to further enhance body and movement.
Hiding dark under eye circles without making fine lines more prominent is tough. Benefit FakeUp Concealer contains a rather inventive hydrating ring around its concealing core to effectively conceal the area without drying out the delicate skin. It doesn't crease either, which is almost unheard of.
When hair gel sets, it really sets. Fudge Urban Rocker Wax contains a unique soft wax formula that can be reworked and retexturised, allowing a man to switch-up his strands instantly. It also has a delectable spicy, sweet scent, which is definitely pleasing to the nose.
Do you like innovative beauty products? Do you own any of these ingenious inventions? And are you keen to try any of them?