September 30, 2021

7 Beauty Products Our Editors Can’t Get Enough Of This Month: September 2021

by Rose Garnett

What we’re loving, coveting and “borrowing” from the Gritty Pretty beauty cupboard this month.

Sue Hoffman

Brand Partnerships Manager

“After a few uses, I have to say that the Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara is pretty damn good! As we’re now moving into the warmer months (which can mean a couple of swims each day), I need a mascara that stays put in the water and this one definitely does. It can be a bit tricky to remove but hey, I’ll cop that if it means no panda eyes after jumping in the ocean.”

Danielle Gay

Beauty Director & Executive Editor

Ms Brown is the brainchild of Alexandra Brown, who was my colleague when I worked at Vogue Australia! If you’re not already familiar with her beautiful, gentle and natural laundry products or hand wash and hand moisturisers, you should definitely get acquainted! Now the brand is coming out with these divine body oils and while I’ve never met a body oil I didn’t like, this one is really special. Choose from scents of neroli or jasmine—both these beautifully scented botanical body oils are full of antioxidants as well as vitamins A, D and E. Skin is left super soft and supple. A beautiful treat and one to keep in mind for gifting this holiday season!”

Kate Reeves

Art Director

“I’m already a huge fan of Face Hero but now I’m hot for this new guy too. The Much Brighter Skin serum from Go-To is brightening, firming and all-round glowy. This is the best first layer for the day-time, especially in ISO. Catch me glowing on a Zoom call near you.”

 

Nicola Sevitt

Special Projects Producer

“I almost wanted to be disappointed by this bougie product—but this baby truly lives up to the hype. From the moment I pressed the product into my fingers, I knew I was hooked. The Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream has the most beautiful texture and once swept onto the skin in upward strokes, my complexion felt instantly hydrated and youthful. This product is true luxury and without a doubt, my favourite rich moisturiser to date. Now all I have to do is work out how I’m going to afford this addiction for the rest of my life…”

Eleanor Pendleton

Founder & Editor-in-Chief

“If you don’t feel like wearing foundation for 2021, I don’t blame you because neither do I. I do however want just a little bit of coverage to get me through Zoom meetings and walk & talk coffee dates. I’ve been trialling Huda Beauty GloWish Multi Dew Skin Tint and it provides the perfect level of light coverage—it gives me just enough to even out uneven skin tone and cover any redness and blemishes. You can use it all over the face or just where needed. It’s the perfect skin pick-me-up!”

Amie Jones

Senior Designer

Chanel Ombre Première Laque is armed and ready for my post-lockdown party season (will also make your eyes sparkle through any Zoom though). The creamy texture (my favourite) melts onto my eyelid and stays put for hours. I apply it with my fingers, so as to just add a sheer layer, but if you are after a more intense veil, go forth with the applicator. This particular shade, Rising Sun, is a favourite for my green eyes, a metallic apricot hinting at a soft summer glow. For the lazy girl, this is the sweetest little accessory.”

Rose Garnett

Beauty Writer

“The name says it all, but R+Co’s Television Perfect Hair Shampoo and Conditioner are the ultimate good-hair-day duo. Nailing the brief by working to provide body, shine, strengthening, softening and smoothing, I am now a true convert and don’t see myself swapping to another hair care system any time soon. With juniper berry extract to balance oil levels and add weightless moisture and babassu seed oil to hydrate and condition the scalp and hair, it’s no wonder these bad boys have taken prime shower position. 10/10 would recommend!”

Sue Hoffman

Brand Partnerships Manager

“After a few uses, I have to say that the Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara is pretty damn good! As we’re now moving into the warmer months (which can mean a couple of swims each day), I need a mascara that stays put in the water and this one definitely does. It can be a bit tricky to remove but hey, I’ll cop that if it means no panda eyes after jumping in the ocean.”

Danielle Gay

Beauty Director & Executive Editor

Ms Brown is the brainchild of Alexandra Brown, who was my colleague when I worked at Vogue Australia! If you’re not already familiar with her beautiful, gentle and natural laundry products or hand wash and hand moisturisers, you should definitely get acquainted! Now the brand is coming out with these divine body oils and while I’ve never met a body oil I didn’t like, this one is really special. Choose from scents of neroli or jasmine—both these beautifully scented botanical body oils are full of antioxidants as well as vitamins A, D and E. Skin is left super soft and supple. A beautiful treat and one to keep in mind for gifting this holiday season!”

Kate Reeves

Art Director

“I’m already a huge fan of Face Hero but now I’m hot for this new guy too. The Much Brighter Skin serum from Go-To is brightening, firming and all-round glowy. This is the best first layer for the day-time, especially in ISO. Catch me glowing on a Zoom call near you.”

 

Nicola Sevitt

Special Projects Producer

“I almost wanted to be disappointed by this bougie product—but this baby truly lives up to the hype. From the moment I pressed the product into my fingers, I knew I was hooked. The Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream has the most beautiful texture and once swept onto the skin in upward strokes, my complexion felt instantly hydrated and youthful. This product is true luxury and without a doubt, my favourite rich moisturiser to date. Now all I have to do is work out how I’m going to afford this addiction for the rest of my life…”

Eleanor Pendleton

Founder & Editor-in-Chief

“If you don’t feel like wearing foundation for 2021, I don’t blame you because neither do I. I do however want just a little bit of coverage to get me through Zoom meetings and walk & talk coffee dates. I’ve been trialling Huda Beauty GloWish Multi Dew Skin Tint and it provides the perfect level of light coverage—it gives me just enough to even out uneven skin tone and cover any redness and blemishes. You can use it all over the face or just where needed. It’s the perfect skin pick-me-up!”

Amie Jones

Senior Designer

Chanel Ombre Première Laque is armed and ready for my post-lockdown party season (will also make your eyes sparkle through any Zoom though). The creamy texture (my favourite) melts onto my eyelid and stays put for hours. I apply it with my fingers, so as to just add a sheer layer, but if you are after a more intense veil, go forth with the applicator. This particular shade, Rising Sun, is a favourite for my green eyes, a metallic apricot hinting at a soft summer glow. For the lazy girl, this is the sweetest little accessory.”

Rose Garnett

Beauty Writer

“The name says it all, but R+Co’s Television Perfect Hair Shampoo and Conditioner are the ultimate good-hair-day duo. Nailing the brief by working to provide body, shine, strengthening, softening and smoothing, I am now a true convert and don’t see myself swapping to another hair care system any time soon. With juniper berry extract to balance oil levels and add weightless moisture and babassu seed oil to hydrate and condition the scalp and hair, it’s no wonder these bad boys have taken prime shower position. 10/10 would recommend!”

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