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Living Nature Active Brightening Serum honoured at the Beauty Shortlist Awards 2020

Packing a punch

BEAUTY Some of the best beauty products around show that power is often delivered in small packages. Meg Hamilton looks at a selection




Meg Hamilton is a writer for Lucire. Lucire staff contributed to this story.



New Zealand’s own Living Nature has won several accolades in the UK’s Beauty Shortlist Awards for 2020. The certified natural Summer Rain lipstick was named Best Natural Lipstick, while Editor’s Choice awards were given to the certified natural Active Brightening Serum, Radiance Night Oil and Manuka Honey Gel. The awards are considered more trustworthy and the industry panel are aware of the dangers of greenwashing. ‘Achieving a result in these awards is a great honour,’ notes the firm, ‘and indicates Living Nature’s position as a competitive, premium quality brand.’


A nail salon at home

There is no creative limit with the new Express Gel Starter Kit by SenatioNail, which offers the perfect nail art retreat for all beauty enthusiasts. With their new LED-activated lacquer, you can now enjoy the finish of a professional nail salon from the comforts of your own home. The new express gel formula is chip-free with a quick, painless drying time which will leave your nails looking glossy for up to 10 days.

This is the perfect kit for all nail addicts looking for an all in one formula that does not require the aid of a primer, base or top coat or even cleansing. With over 24 different hues to choose from, this starter kit also includes an LED lamp for curing and their most sought-after shades, Made Him Blush, or Red Your Profile.


High-tech beauty

Lust for Life Cosmetics has launched a new make-up brand, Rock ’n’ Roar, which combines Korean technology with Swiss precision. Their début product is a three-in-one, multifunctional and interactive colour application that can be used on lips, cheeks and eyes. In an effort to minimize clutter and streamline the make-up process that is universal, this formula leaves an iridescent finish and can be mixed and matched as eyeliner, eyebrow enhancer and lipstick. Coming in a range of different shades which are compatible for any skin tone or skin type, of any age or gender, Rock ’n’ Roar is an empowering product that comes in high-tech packaging containing a microchip, which can be used to track the life cycle of the product and connect to their interactive app, which includes digital make-up planners, application tutorials and look suggestions to turn every customer into a confident make-up guru.

Naturally wild

Combining the passions of gardener Scott Ward and landscape architect Nisreen Azar, True Wild Botanics celebrates nature’s healing properties by infusing native landscapes with the skin. Their Pure & Natural deodorant mixes arrowroot powder and shea butter, helped by baking soda to restore pH balance, absorb moisture and eliminate bacteria. Tea tree is used as an antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral, and lavender and bergamot essential oils detoxify and disinfect with a clean scent to keep the nose happy. •






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