BEAUTY BOOTY

ONLINE BEAUTY BOOTY

There is a certain satisfaction in shopping for makeup online knowing the dent to your bank balance will be so much less, but navigating the world of online beauty can be tricky. Beauty and online shoppers need to be aware of imitations and limitations… Always check that the site you are using is registered and reputable as counterfeit products and dodgy formulations abound and can be the biggest drawback to shopping online for your beauty loot. WY? Beauty Editor, Claire Vyverberg shares her online hit list of the best multi-brand beauty e-tailers to visit… Kiss and Makeup NY A popular US beauty e-tailer with instant acces

PEPTIDE

WHY WE LOVE A GOOD PEPTIDE…

Makeup Artist, Claire (she) and Dermal Therapist, James (he) share their views… She says… Peptides have been getting a bad wrap in the media lately. But don’t be confused and forget all things football. We want to give you the run down on skin enhancing peptides and the role they play when incorporating them into your skincare and cosmetics. If you are searching for non-invasive alternatives that actually deliver- then it’s best you make friends with peptides. To put it simply, peptides offer powerful anti-ageing and skin rejuvenating benefits to the skin, by stimulating collagen production. There are 2 exceptional cosmeti

WINTER PROOF

BEAUTY IS…WINTER-PROOF YOUR SKIN

WY? Beauty Editor, Claire Vyverberg and James Vivian, The Travelling Peelsman, give you their expert advice… She says… Winter has arrived. Showers have become hotter, skin becomes drier and you need to boost your skin with an extra surge of moisture in every department, from base to lipstick. No foundation, no matter how great the formula, can complement a dry dehydrated complexion – in fact, it will just highlight these concerns. My advice is to stick with a dewy radiant base such as a tinted moisturiser or BB cream for  during the day. Try: No Foundation Foundation, N.V Perricone This multi-purpose product provides

CANVAS

BEAUTY IS… PREPARING THE CANVAS

WY? Beauty Editor, Claire Vyverberg and James Vivian, The Travelling Peelsman, give you their expert advice. Better take notes… She Says: Just as you wouldn’t shampoo without a little conditioner, your skin needs a thorough once over before you try to recreate the latest runway trends. Makeup will only take you so far. A flawless application that sits beautifully on the skin and more importantly goes the distance for a whole night out, begins and ends with effective skin preparation. From a makeup artist’s perspective, the canvas under the cosmetics must be primed and prepped correctly, because without putting in the groundw

Bronzer

BEAUTY IS…A CHANGE OF SHADE TO MATCH THE WINTER WEATHER

There is the Jersey Shore way to apply bronzer. And then there is the WY? way. While it’s tempting in the colder months to overdose on colour in a bid to lift your mood & create a summer vibe, we suggest embracing your inner Cate Blanchett, highlighting the skin with an illuminating bronzer and taking a restrained approach. See below for our 4 simple tips on achieving the perfect balance… Choosing Your Shade- never go for a product that looks like it is more than 2 shades darker than your natural skin tone. If your skin is yellow based, a golden bronzer will look best. For pink-based skin tones, focus on a cool brown coloure

Lips

BEAUTY IS…LIP SERVICE

By Who’s Your? Beauty Contributor, Claire Vyverberg. Don’t let the change of season affect your precious pout. During cold weather and in low-humidity environments, moisture will disappear from the top layer of the skin in an instant. Flaking, dry and chapped lips are not only painful but blaringly obvious if you intend on wearing lip colour of any sort. So keep your lips looking lush by maintaining your hydration levels and using the right products… Philosophy Kiss Me – A gentle sugar-based exfoliator that instantly works to scrub and smooth rough, flaky and dehydrated lips. Infused with a blend of oils and a hint of peppe

KNOWING WHEN TO LET GO

BEAUTY IS…KNOWING WHEN TO LET GO

Makeup Artist, Claire (she) and Dermal Therapist, James (he) share their views… She says: The number one rule: when in doubt, throw it out! If you are guilty of hoarding ancient, out of date products in your bathroom cabinet or makeup bag, it’s time to let go of bathroom baggage and give your beauty stash a much needed makeover. Follow my guide below on sorting your makeup misdemeanors… Liquid Foundation- 12 months for oil-free formulas, 12-18 months for those that are oil-based Powders - (including foundations, bronzers, eye shadows, blushes) Powders can last from 12 to 36 months but after this time they can start to ge

Back to Basics

BACK TO BASICS

By James Vivian aka the Travelling Peelsman and dermal therapist to the ‘Who’s Who’ Cleansing. Toning. Moisturising.  You might not think about them very much but these three steps are the foundations of healthy skin. As well as cleaning and rehydrating the skin, cleansing, toning and moisturising prepare your skin for the application of secondary skincare products, treatments and cosmetics. If you scrimp on the basics, the initial results you see from applying serums, skincare treatments and cosmetics might look great at first, but can quickly dissipate or may not work as effectively as they should. Just like priming a ca

Pearly Whites

BEAUTY IS…WHITER WHITES

Makeup Artist, Claire (she) and Dermal Therapist, James (he) share their views… She says: Clear, bright and white eyes are renowned for being the best indicator of superior inner health, however, if you suffer from permanently bloodshot whites there are some clever little makeup tricks that will create the illusion of whiter whites. A quick fix is to apply a white kohl pencil along the inner rim (or waterline) of the eye, then soften the effect by applying a skin coloured kohl pencil over the top of the white (as white on its own can be too harsh and obvious). Try mixing MAC Eye Kohl in Fascinating and MAC Chromagraphic Penci

Bright Eyes

BEAUTY IS…BRIGHT EYES

By WY? beauty contributor, Claire Vyverberg. The staple line I hear again and again is “can you please hide my dark circles?” Sure I can – no problem. With the right concealer and brush, I can play magician to brighten up your peepers in no time. The trick is to identify the colours creating dark shadows and then to find a concealer that will work to counteract them. New mums, workaholics and party girls take note. These under-eye saviours will help you fake it till you make it. If you’re suffering from blue/purple based circles under your eyes caused by broken capillaries, surface veins, thin fine skin and lack of sleep then th