What to buy in May

22 Apr 2012 04:59 AM | Posted by bh's Olivia Mackinnon |

What to buy in May

22 Apr 2012 04:59 AM | Posted by bh's Olivia Mackinnon
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Have your beauty bucks at the ready…

Now that winter is well and truly within reach, we start thinking about updating our beauty wardrobes to incorporate products to suit our cold weather mindset. 
Look forward to hydrating must-haves, fresh new scents to help get you through those dreary days, and seasonal problem solvers that will have you bursting at the seams to spend big. We’ve tried to choose a favourite out of this bunch, but it’s proving to be as difficult as choosing a favourite child. See if you can find a standout favourite out of these lust-haves, go on – we dare you…


John Frieda Precision Foam Colour – Want to be the master of your own hair colour? This dense foam is salon quality and allows for oh-so easy application, while helping to eliminate uneven coverage. With 100 per cent grey coverage and no drips or spills in your bathroom, this is the do-it-all at-home hair colour you’ve been waiting for.

Estée Lauder Invisible Fluid Makeup – Love a tailored make-up solution? This newbie from Estée Lauder features ItuiTone™ technology, which helps to match all skin tones by working with your skin’s natural undertones. A feather-light finish means that your skin can look perfect without feeling clogged and congested.

MOR Melbourne Cosmetic Purse Trio - Heading off on a trip? Or maybe your handbag is simply an utter mess? Either way, this deluxe collection of three travel bags is bound to come in handy.  

L’Eau de Chloé EDT If you loved the original Chloe fragrance then you’re bound to love this slightly more citrus adaptation. With an exceptional concentration of distilled rose water and notes of citrus and patchouli, it’s the refreshing revamp you need heading into winter.

Avon Anew Genics Eye Treatment – Are you keen to stay looking youthful for as long as you can? It all starts with your eyes. With skin so thin, it pays to use a product that will gently and effectively smooth the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and crow’s feet – like this newbie from Avon. 

Layla Magneffect Nail Polish in Autumn Brown, Golden Bronze & Deep Violet, $1.95, 03 9527 3777 – Looking for a unique way to showcase your nails? Harness the power of magnets and create your own design on your digits with these innovative polishes that leave a cool rippled effect.

Biotherm Aquasource Nuit High Density Hydrating Jelly, $59, 1300 668 450 – We all know the skin needs water to remain looking and feeling healthy – and the latest offering from Biotherm works to improve the skin’s natural water reserves and reinforce the skin’s natural protective barrier while you sleep. 

Clinique Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator – Keep your skin youthful, plump and hydrated with this skin barrier-repairing cream that’s the perfect base for make-up – and keeps your skin nourished for up to 24 hours!

St Tropez Perfect Legs Spray – Want perfect legs in next to no time? Why not bronze up before walking out the door with a non-transferable colour that also gradually tans your skin as you wear it? Genius.

Toni & Guy Cleanse Shampoo for Fine Hair, Damaged Hair and Advanced Detox – The lightweight range works to cleanse the scalp, strengthen hair rid your hair of product build-up, respectively.

Max Factor 2000 Calorie Mascara – We know this isn’t brand new, but this cult classic has been reinvented, and is now available in Dramatic Volume, Waterproof Volume, and Curved Brush - so you can tailor your flutter to suit you.

The Aromatherapy Co. Juniper Berry & White Thyme Therapeutic Natural Wax Candle – Look forward to feeling positively pampered thanks to notes of juniper berry and white thyme that create a fresh, warm aroma when blended together. This candle is designed to rid us of our negative thinking, so burn away and feel better!

ASAP Pure Mineral Lipcolour and Eyecolour – An advanced conditioning treatment that works to hydrate lips as you rock your lip colour, and an eyeshadow that works to plump skin and smooth fine lines and wrinkles. We know, genius.

Benefit Boo Boo Zap! Solution for Problem Skin – This medicated acne spot treatment helps to treat current breakouts, while assisting in the battle to prevent further spots from occurring. The invisible formula can be used over or under your make-up too!

Revlon Colorstay Crème Gel Eye LinerUber pigmented formula? Check. In-built brush for super easy application? Check. 24-hour smudge-free wear? Check. Check. Check. Can you see why we love it?

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Men Body & Face Moisturiser – Featuring a masculine scent and natural 100 per cent cocoa butter to fight dryness, he’ll soon be sporting smoother skin than you!

Laura Mercier Moisture Supreme Foundation and Oil-free Supreme Foundation, $59, 02 9663 4277 – On the search for complexion perfection? Whether your skin is dying for a drink, or has more oil than a deep-fried chiko roll, Laura Mercier has a skin-loving foundation to suit you.

Which product are your most excited to get your mitts on?

Click here for your chance to win everything trialled in March!

Member Comments (109)

Posted by: Meedee (Australia)

Well top of the list...John Frieda Precision Foam Colour ...I decided that i was going to try this brand as im 100% set on wanting to put a colour through my hair just to give my hair more omph and shine while im recovering from surgery sometime soon.

Posted on: April 22, 2012 (Apr 22, 2012 7:42am)

Posted by: notsojayne (Member since 2007, Australia)

I have been looking for the new mens Palmers moisturiser but haven't been able to find it yet - Hubby loves the shea butter range so I want to get this for him to try. I'm also interested in the Biotherm and Clinique products, these are two of my fave brands.

Posted on: April 22, 2012 (Apr 22, 2012 7:43am)

Posted by: Roxymisha (Australia)

The Biotherm jelly sounds great. The MOR cosmetic bags are so practical.

Posted on: April 22, 2012 (Apr 22, 2012 8:34am)

Posted by: Gofton (Member since 2007, Australia)

I'm excited about the Revlon Colourstay Creme Eye Liner Gel (Revlon really need a good eyeliner like this and I'm obsessed with eyeliners) and the Layla Magneffect Nailpolish (looks awesome, something really different in nail polish).

Posted on: April 22, 2012 (Apr 22, 2012 9:04am)

Posted by: Divine Diva (Australia)

Some great products here, however I'm a Lancome girl and absolutely love all of there products that I have had the pleasure of owning, so I would absolutely love to try Lancome Absolue Precious Cells Advanced Regenerating and Replenishing Cream SPF 15. A definite must I say and a girl can never have too many Lancome products. :D

Posted on: April 22, 2012 (Apr 22, 2012 9:13am)

Posted by: MoonStone (Australia)

ill have one of each please, lol. The nail polish looks great and if i was in the market for some hair dye i would definately give the john frieda a go.

Posted on: April 22, 2012 (Apr 22, 2012 9:16am)

Posted by: Trudz (Australia)

I just won a box of the John Freda hair colour which I will go an collect this week. I really hope I like it.

Posted on: April 22, 2012 (Apr 22, 2012 9:18am)

Posted by: Princess Perfume (Australia)

I already have some of the John Frieda colour foam and I can't wait to give it a try - the colours look really fabulous

Posted on: April 22, 2012 (Apr 22, 2012 9:21am)

Posted by: Platinum Ms (Australia)

Love new stuff, what I like is Biotherm hydrating gel, Estee Lauder need a new foundation, the wax candle sounds devine and last but least is the Palmers Cocoa Butter for men looks great might have a chance of him using it on a regular basis.

Posted on: April 22, 2012 (Apr 22, 2012 9:32am)

Posted by: FeatheredBeauty (Australia)

I'd love to try the Revlon eyeliner.

Posted on: April 22, 2012 (Apr 22, 2012 10:04am)

Posted by: Glam fairy (Australia)

oh la la! may has so many wonderful products so I can't just decide on one product I would like to try.

Posted on: April 22, 2012 (Apr 22, 2012 10:41am)

Posted by: Evanescencessy (Australia)

Oooh I definitely want to try the new Chloe perfume since I LOVE LOVE LOVE the original. And also the Revlon eyeliner and LM and EL foundations.

Posted on: April 22, 2012 (Apr 22, 2012 10:57am)

Posted by: beautybabe(: (Australia)

That Benefit Boo Boo Zap looks really interesting! :D

Posted on: April 22, 2012 (Apr 22, 2012 11:30am)

Posted by: Princess Fiona1 (Member since 2007, Australia)

So many new products that id love to try.....especially the Estee Lauder foundation, love their products.

Posted on: April 22, 2012 (Apr 22, 2012 12:22pm)

Posted by: Blissful Beauty (Member since 2007, Australia)

It's a toss up between the new EL Invisible Fluid Makeup and L'Eau de Chole EDT for me. : )

Posted on: April 22, 2012 (Apr 22, 2012 12:29pm)

Posted by: diabla (Australia)

i would love to try Estée Lauder Invisible Fluid Makeup

Posted on: April 22, 2012 (Apr 22, 2012 2:07pm)

Posted by: Stensen (Australia)

I'm keenest for the Laura Mercier foundation!

Posted on: April 22, 2012 (Apr 22, 2012 2:15pm)

Posted by: Neilrawson (Australia)

There are heaps of products that have been mentioned, I would love to get my mitts on. So many of these products I have not tried.

Posted on: April 22, 2012 (Apr 22, 2012 2:18pm)

Posted by: Senorita (Australia)

The new EL fundations sounds great, as well as the St Tropez perfect legs spray

Posted on: April 22, 2012 (Apr 22, 2012 2:47pm)

Posted by: IndieAna (Member since 2008, Australia)

The John Freida colour is certainly at the top of my must-try list!

Posted on: April 22, 2012 (Apr 22, 2012 3:17pm)

Posted by: Chickybabe1 (Australia)

I would love to get my mitts on all of these products to try them all out but most of all would be the Clinique Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator.

Posted on: April 22, 2012 (Apr 22, 2012 3:28pm)

Posted by: Green_Jaguar (Australia)

Great list of new things to try. Some stand outs for me are Estee Lauder Invisible Fluid Make-up, Clinique Moisture Surge Intense and ASAP Pure Mineral Make-up range.

Posted on: April 22, 2012 (Apr 22, 2012 3:35pm)

Posted by: captaincheeky (Australia)

Clinique moisture surge for my dry skin!

Posted on: April 22, 2012 (Apr 22, 2012 4:44pm)

Posted by: JaneyPooh (Australia)

Oh my! I would love, love, love to try L’Eau de Chloé EDT and The Aromatherapy Co. Juniper Berry & White Thyme Therapeutic Natural Wax Candle before I buy. They both look and sound divine. I can almost smell them both right now. Also, I'm on the market for a new foundation so it would be fab to give either of the classy looking Laura Mercier Moisture Supreme Foundation and Oil-free Supreme Foundations a spin around town.

Posted on: April 22, 2012 (Apr 22, 2012 4:51pm)

Posted by: theoryworkbook (Australia)

trust me, the foam colour does not work as good as the classic dye. i tried and very disappointed.

Posted on: April 22, 2012 (Apr 22, 2012 6:09pm)

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