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How to achieve a cool off duty look

Category: fashion and beauty

Take inspiration from summers spent by the coast relaxing with loved ones, and that effortless textured hair you get from the saltwater.  

View our top product picks and steps below:


Peach blush

Blush is back and is an essential product in everyone’s kit. Instantly brighten and freshen up your face with a cream blush in a peachy shade like the Duty Blush Stick from Mecca Maxima

To apply: Dip your ring finger into the product, smile in the mirror, and lightly pressing into the apples of your cheeks.


Cream highlighter

A glossy, lit-from-within look for summer is one of Ginelle’s top requests which is why she suggests keeping a versatile cream highlighter like the Revolution Highlight Reloaded from Priceline Pharmacy in your kit. While it’s less known as an eye product, add a glossy swipe to the eyelids to illuminate your eyeshadow.

Top tip: if you have a cool-tone complexion, look for pearlescent shades and a champagne tone for those with a warmer complexion.


A bold summer lip

Your makeup for the weekend should reflect your mood. Choose a signature lipstick that represents you. Our fav for summer is an orange / coral shade with bold pigment and the Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Colour Lipstick from Mecca Maxima is perfect!  

Application Tip: Apply from the middle of your lips, out so you don’t have excess product in the corners of your lip.


How to achieve textured curls

The key to achieving undone, textured curls for an off duty look is all in the technique. There are three things to remember before you start.

1. Always curl away from your face

2. Twist the hair before curling for a beachy look, and

3. Let the curl cool completely before brushing out

It’s also important to set the style with a great setting spray like the Kristin Ess Dry Finish Working Texture Spray from Priceline Pharmacy.


Two-piece sets and new season colour

Rebuild your wardrobe for the season with a two-piece set. Create multiple looks with a cute mint set from Witchery available from David Jones and translate your look across occasions. For us living in warmer areas, pair the shorts with a cool racerback singlet or crop top and pop the blazer over your shoulders as you head out the door.


Products left to right, top to bottom: David Jones Witchery relaxed double-breasted blazer $279.00 | Priceline Pharmacy revolution highlight reloaded $9 | David Jones Witchery crew razor knit tank $79.95 | Cotton On luxe layers round links necklace $14.99 | Mecca Maxima Bobbi Brown crushed lip colour $47 | Mecca Macca duty blush stick $18 | Supre Jose crossbody bag $20 | David Jones Witchery tailored longline short $129.00 | Seed Heritage Camilla footbed slide $129.95 | Cotton On Arabella metal sunglasses $14.99


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