Beauty Beat: Update your fringe and foundation for spring

It’s time for a spring update of your beauty.Credit:Stocksy

Trend: Foundation

Update Your foundation will only look good if the canvas (your skin) is smooth, well cleansed and moisturised. For best results, always work from the inside out and use a stippling motion rather than rubbing foundation onto your skin.

Road Test 

This week I try …a new fringe

Clarins Everlasting Youth Fluid, $65.Credit:Jennifer Soo

The lowdown I’ve been a big fringe fan since I was old enough to ask for one. After growing one out, I’ve turned to Philip Barwick, my trusted stylist for more years that I can remember, for the latest take on the summer fringe – boho, soft and textured, and falling just below my brows.

Phil is passionate about tailoring fringes to suit people’s faces and cuts mine so it drapes onto my cheekbones and is textured, but easy for me to dry by brushing from side to side.

Pain factor Zero.

Downtime One hour.

Max Factor Miracle Touch Skin Smoothing Foundation, $37. Credit:Jennifer Soo

Results My fringe feels light as air and falls perfectly. When it gets a bit longer, I can modify it and wear it as a curtain fringe swept to one side, or parted in the middle until my next appointment

Where to get it Sydney: Muse Hair, Cost: $150 for a “director’s cut”; $20 for a fringe trim. Melbourne: Salon XVI, Cost: $150 for a cut; free for a fringe trim.

At home Try Redken Extreme Play Safe Leave In Treatment, $36,, for easy hair protection and styling.

Rimmel Lasting Radiance Anti Pollution Foundation, $23.Credit:Jennifer Soo

Add to Cart 

We have a saying in beauty land that your face ends at your boobs. La Mer The Neck and Décolleté Concentrate (, $385) targets areas that are often neglected, helping to hydrate, plump and firm your neck and décollétage.

For best results, apply with the brush in an upward motion and then massage upwards and outwards.

La Mer The Neck and Décolleté Concentrate.Credit:Jennifer Soo

Ask Stephanie

What is a good supplement to take for tired skin?
Grape seed extract has bioflavonoids that help to strengthen and protect cell membranes from oxidative damage caused by free radicals. This will help your skin glow. Try WelleCo The Super Elixir Starter Set (, $90).

Follow Stephanie Darling on Instagram @mrssdarling. Send questions to [email protected]

This article appears in Sunday Life magazine within the Sun-Herald and the Sunday Age on sale October 13.

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