All too often, we hear women say they want some colour or a glow, but have no idea how to apply it, and end up looking overly flushed or like an amateur clown.
Want to know how to pick the best shade of blush or bronzer for your skin tone and how to apply it?
Kristy, a qualified makeup artist and Kiana Beauty's BECCA expert, shares her simple tips on achieving a healthy flush or glow.
Kristy, what are the most common mistakes you see when it comes to blush and bronzer?
Generally, I see women wearing the wrong shade for their complexion or applying it in the wrong position on the cheek, kind of like a blush/bronzer hybrid.
When should I use blush and when should I use bronzer?
Consider what it is you are trying to achieve.
Want to add a subtle flush of colour to the cheeks? Blush is perfect for creating naturally rosy cheeks.
Want to create a lit-from-within look? Then you need bronzer. It will add some warmth to your face without adding any colour.
Help! How do I choose the right shade of blush and where should I apply it?
The right shade depends on your skin tone.
When applying blush, it should be kept to the apples of the cheeks to mimic where the blood naturally pools in your cheeks. This will give you a natural flush of colour.
To find the apples of your cheeks, smile. The parts that pop up are the apples of your cheeks.
Notice where your laugh lines are. The colour needs to stop just before here, so that the blush doesn't go across your laugh lines.
Apply the blush in a circular buffing motion using the corner of the BECCA The One Perfecting Brush.
Start off slowly and build up the colour to your heart's desire.
I want to give my skin a healthy glow, without adding colour. What do I do?
Bronzer is the perfect way to add warmth to your skin to achieve a sun-kissed, just-got-back-from-holidays glow.
Keep your bronzer looking natural by selecting a shade that is one to two shades darker than your skin tone.
When using bronzer, it needs to be applied on the cheek bones and anywhere else where the sun naturally kisses - a light dusting along the bridge of the nose and the outer corners of the forehead and temples.
Use the BECCA The One Perfecting Brush to apply your bronzer, and make sure you blend and buff well to avoid any obvious stripes on your cheeks.
So there you have it. An easy way to create flushed cheeks without having to break into a run, or a healthy holiday glow minus the sun.
Did you know that you can now buy your favourite BECCA Cosmetics products using Afterpay from Kiana Beauty ?
All orders from Kiana Beauty are lovingly wrapped in our free signature giftwrap and we proudly offer free standard shipping within Australia on all orders over $50.
They say that when you love what you do, you'll never work another day in your life.
This holds true at Kiana Beauty. Our team is truly passionate about what they do, from giving our customers valuable advice via our Ask an Expert and Gift Concierge features, to lovingly wrapping your orders and handwriting thank you notes. We are truly blessed to have such a fabulous team who love what they do.
We thought that you'd also like to know a little bit more about some of the team behind Kiana Beauty and put faces to names as we reflect on our favourite holiday traditions.
Although not everyone celebrates Christmas in the same way, we hope that the magic of the holiday season fills your home with joy and your life with laughter.
We thank you all for your ongoing support and lovely feedback.
From our family to yours, warmest wishes for the holiday season.
Have you discovered NeoStrata yet?
It is affordable skincare that has been developed by medical dermatologists, Drs. Van Scott and Yu, who are true leaders and visionaries when it comes to anti-ageing skincare.
Drs. Van Scott and Yu, discovered the rejuvenating power of Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) and Poly Hydroxy Acids (PHAs).
AHAs and PHAs gently exfoliate the skin and stimulate cell renewal, resulting in healthier, clearer and noticeably more radiant skin.
NeoStrata have re-invented anti-ageing skincare for a wide variety of skin types and concerns. Sign. Me. Up.
We chat with Lesley, Kiana Beauty's NeoStrata expert, and long-time NeoStrata fan, since well before she started working with this revolutionary skincare brand.
Lesley, Kiana Beauty's NeoStrata expert
NeoStrata is for anyone who has noticed the signs of ageing and has additional skin concerns.
There are two NeoStrata products that I would recommend to absolutely everyone as they are suitable for all skin types.
The first one is the Facial Cleanser.
This should be the first step in your skincare routine.
It exfoliates without drying the skin and stimulates cell renewal.
It is powerfully anti-ageing, yet gentle enough to use around the delicate eye area and even on sensitive skin.
I also recommend the Skin Active Intensive Eye Therapy to absolutely everyone because it is simply the best eye cream I have ever used.
You really do see results. It visibly smooths crows feet and lifts and brightens the eye area. Skin Active Intensive Eye Therapy is designed for all signs of ageing, including puffy eyes and dark circles.
It can be used on all skin types.
Oily skin really benefits from using a toner.
The Oily Skin Solution is excellent at unclogging pores and removing excess oil.
It also helps to plump and hydrate skin and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles without drying the skin.
This is a very light, oil-free gel which improves the look and feel of oily skin while keeping it hydrated.
Oily skin really benefits from cleansing, toning and moisturising morning and night.
It strengthens the protective barrier of the skin, which helps it hold in moisture.
It also works on smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles by promoting cell renewal.
If you have very dry skin, then the Bionic Face Cream is best for you.
At night-time, the Renewal Cream is a must for anyone with normal to very dry skin.
It contains Pro-Retinol which provides intensive anti-ageing benefits, improved skin texture and tone and reduces fine lines and wrinkles.
I have seen fantastic improvement in severely sun-damaged skin with the Renewal Cream.
It's also an incredibly hydrating cream and I absolutely love it.
As a day-time moisturiser, I recommend the Ultra Moisturising Face Cream.
It will gently calm the skin and strengthen the protective barrier of the skin, so that over time it corrects the problem of sensitivity.
It also reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by promoting cell renewal.
This moisturiser can also be used at night-time if you have normal sensitive skin.
If you have dry to very dry sensitive skin, I recommend you moisturise with the Bionic Face Cream at night time.
It is an intensely hydrating yet non-irritating moisturiser which helps to calm irritated skin and reduce redness.
It also contains PHAs which help to smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
NeoStrata is an effective skincare brand that is powerful enough to reverse the signs of ageing while still addressing specific skin concerns, including sensitive skin.
The range is recommended by doctors and dermatologists worldwide.
Have you tried NeoStrata yet? We'd love to hear your comments on the brand.
If you would like to know more about NeoStrata, or have any other skin concerns that you'd like addressed, feel free to contact us via our Ask an Expert feature, or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Don't forget that Kiana Beauty offers free standard shipping within Australia on all orders over $50. You can now buy your favourite skincare, makeup and fragrances from Kiana Beauty with Afterpay.
Here's a tough question.
When you look in the mirror, do you love what you see?
Or do you notice fine lines and dull, tired looking skin?
Well the wait is finally over!
Sue, tell us why you are so impressed with Jurlique's Herbal Recovery Advanced Day Cream?
Oh, the Herbal Recovery Advanced Day Cream is phenomenal.
It has a beautiful light texture which feels amazing on the skin. It gives luminosity to dull skin and is deeply hydrating.
I have found it to be very firming and smoothing and my skin is radiant and glowing. This makes my skin look younger.
The star ingredient is Japanese Cedar Bud extract, making the Herbal Recovery Advanced Day Cream a powerful anti-ageing moisturiser.
This new moisturiser from Jurlique is high in antioxidants and features a beautiful and powerful blend of botanical ingredients from their biodynamic farm.
It is so good for you, that you can practically eat it.
Who is the Herbal Recovery Advanced Day Cream suitable for?
It's suitable for men and women and can be used by all skin types.
It's a wonderful moisturiser for anyone who's equally concerned about the first signs of ageing as well as using organic skincare.
What else should we be using with this moisturiser?
Skincare doesn't need to be complicated.
A nourishing overnight cream, rich in powerful botanicals which deeply hydrate the skin and protect against environmental aggressors.
Wake up to skin that feels firm, smooth, hydrated and looks radiant.
Want to know more about Jurlique skincare?
You can contact our Jurlique expert, Sue via our Ask an Expert feature with your specific Jurlique questions.
Or you can view the complete range of Jurlique Herbal Recovery available from Kiana Beauty.
This offer is only available from Kiana Beauty from 11th September 2017, until stocks last. Run, don't walk!
Don't forget, Kiana Beauty offers free standard shipping on orders over $50 and all orders are wrapped in our free signature giftwrap. Why? Because we love to make our customers smile.
You can now also buy your favourite Jurlique products from Kiana Beauty using Afterpay.
Mum. Just three letters that come with unconditional love and a great deal of wisdom.
Throughout our lives, there are many times we draw on the advice given to us from our mums and there are also times where we ignored it, but wish that we hadn't!
Mum knows best about many things, and just one of these things is real-life beauty. We ask some of the Kiana Beauty team to share the best beauty advice they received from their mum and share this mum wisdom with you.
Chan, Amazing all-rounder
The best beauty advice my mum gave me was that less is more when it comes to makeup and that makeup should enhance my features and not change my whole look.
Mum also taught me that sunscreen is a must to protect my skin from the sun.
Stav, Co-Director Kiana Beauty
My mum has amazing skin.
The most important beauty advice my gorgeous mum has given me is to look after my skin with good quality skincare and to eat my greens for radiant skin.
Mum has also taught me that a bright lipstick will create the illusion of being well-rested when I'm tired and have dark circles under my eyes.
My mum never wore makeup, but she instilled in me the importance of cleansing and moisturising my skin twice a day.
She also told me to never smoke, to eat fruit and vegetables and to drink plenty of water for optimal health and great skin.
I'm proud to say that I've followed her advice and have passed it on to my own daughter.
Kelly, Co-Director Kiana Beauty
My mum is very low key when it comes to beauty routines, but is big on hydration.
Her best beauty advice is to moisturise, moisturise, moisturise.
Hydrated skin will always look better than dry, flaky skin.
If you feel like Mother's Day has just crept up on you this year, there's no need to panic.
A Kiana Beauty Gift Voucher makes the perfect last minute gift, that will be emailed directly to you and allows your mum to buy something she'll LOVE to use.
On behalf of the Kiana Beauty team, we wish all mums a wonderful Mother's Day.
We thank you for all the wisdom you share with us and for your unconditional love.
We all know that a fresh-pressed juice in the morning is high in Vitamin C, which has many health benefits.
When applied to the skin, Vitamin C is one of the most powerful de-ageing vitamins.
It's most potent when it is fresh and so Clinique have formulated it in special protective packaging. This isolates the Vitamin C until it's activated for use, meaning your skin will get the maximum benefits.
Clinique Fresh Pressed Two-Step System is de-ageing for the impatient.
It delivers remarkable results within 7 days and even more transformative de-aginging benefits over time. Benefits include improved radiance, skin tone, texture, firmness and lifting and reduced age spots and lines and wrinkles.
Cathy, our Clinique expert, trialled the Clinique Fresh Pressed 7-Day System with Pure Vitamin C, $45.00, and tells us what she thought of it.
Tell us how adding Fresh Pressed Two-Step System with Vitamin C to your skincare routine has changed your skin?
I put this to the test for 7 days and noticed AMAZING results, with smoother skin and a more radiant look within the 7 days. Staff and clients were continually asking me what I was using on my skin.
The cleanser felt amazing from the first application.
I followed this with two drops of the Boost to my regular Clinique Moisture Surge moisturiser and gave my face a light massage and pressed the product into my skin.
The results were instant! I'm so excited by this new product and I'm calling it my new Vitamin C miracle!
It can be used by everyone and on all skin types. I would highly recommend this to anyone with mature skin as the results were very noticeable on my own skin, but also on the skin of my colleagues and on my clients who have been using it. But don't just take my word for it, try it yourself!
Fresh Pressed Vitamin C is now part of my regular skincare routine.
The two-step system is simple to use.
Simply pour the ultra-fine powder into your wet palm, add water and work into lather and massage over face.
Leave on for one minute to capture the potency of Vitamin C, then rinse off.
This purifies, brightens and retexturises your skin.
Add two drops of Fresh Pressed Daily Booster to one dollop of your moisturiser.
This brightens, evens skin-tone, retexturises and soothes the skin.
If you have any specific questions about the Clinique Fresh Pressed Vitamin C system, or any other any other Clinique products, you can contact our Clinique expert, Cathy via here or by email to email@example.com
Here at Kiana Beauty, we are not just an online store with people tapping away on computers. We are the beauty arm of Berwick Pharmacy in South-East Melbourne. Our beauty experts spend all day having face-to-face consultations with real people, with real skincare needs.
Meet Wendy, one of our beauty experts. Wendy has worked in the beauty industry for years, and recently attained her beauty therapist certificate, so she is well qualified to discuss all things skincare and beauty.
One of Wendy's favourite topics is the KORA Organics skincare brand, created by Aussie supermodel and entrepreneur, Miranda Kerr.
We asked Wendy a few questions to learn more about KORA Organics.
KORA Organics was created by the gorgeous Miranda Kerr after she was unable to find products that she wanted to use on her own skin.
The KORA Organics skincare products are made from premium quality certified organic ingredients such as Aloe Vera, Lavender, Chamomile, Noni and Green Tea.
They are not tested on animals, and are free of toxic chemicals such as silicones, parabens, synthetic fragrances or PEGs.I have peace of mind knowing that when I'm applying KORA Organics to my skin, only good is being absorbed into my bloodstream
Personally, I've had fantastic results since I started using KORA Organics products on my own skin. My skin suffers from rosacea which means it is prone to redness and irritation.
Since switching to KORA Organics, I've noticed a huge improvement in my skin. The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of the ingredients calm my skin, and the redness has reducedremarkably.
I've also had customers come back and tell me they've seen some great results with their sensitive skin, and even some people with dermatitis and eczema have noticed an improvement.
I also think that all the products in the KORA Organics range are very reasonably priced, especially considering the premium ingredients used. It adds a touch of luxury to my skincare routine everyday.
Plus, I love that the KORA Organics products are locally made here in Victoria.
How great is it that an international, ethical beauty brand is created right here in our backyard?
The KORA Organics Hydrating Day and Night Cream is our most popular product in the range.
I love how well it absorbs into the skin, and leaves it feeling refreshed. It's suitable for even the most sensitive skin.
I also love the KORA Organics Cream Cleanser.
It's so easy to use and it removes all traces of makeup, even mineral makeup which is often heavier and can embed itself in the pores of the skin.
I love that when I use the Cream Cleanser, I only need to cleanse once, not twice like with most other cleansing products.
If I had to choose one KORA Organics product as my luxury item, I would choose the KORA Organics Age-Defying Phytox Oil.
It's packed full of luxurious plant-based ingredients like jasmine, sandalwood, acai and frankincense to really nourish the skin.
I love to apply it straight out of the shower, especially if my skin has been exposed to wind or sun, and my skin just drinks it right up and feels beautifully soft afterwards.
Sometimes I'll even mix a drop of two of the Phytox Oil with the Hydrating Day and Night Cream for an extra nourishing boost.
There's a bit of a myth that KORA Organics is only for young people like Miranda, but personally, I've got a few years on her, and I've found it to be wonderful.
Since using KORA Organics, I've noticed many benefits to my own skin, particularly increased hydration and radiance, keys to fabulous-looking skin.
I really believe that good skincare is about finding the right products with the right ingredients for your individual skin. KORA Organics leaves my skin feeling soft, healthy and plumped, reducing the appearance of fine lines.
My general advice is that if you're finding your current skincare is no longer working for you, don't be afraid to give new products or a new brand a try.
You might end up wondering why you didn't switch earlier!
Do you have a question about any of the KORA Organics skincare range or any of our other products? Click here to send us through a message or you are welcome to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Wendy, or one of our other beauty experts will be in touch to help you out.
Right now, we have a special offer on KORA Organics products, with all products in the range at a special price of 20% off. Prices are as marked on our website, no other discounts apply. This offer is only for a limited time and will end on Sunday, 5th March, 2017.
And with free delivery within Australia for all orders of $50 and over, plus our free signature giftwrapping, it's a fantastic time to stock up on some KORA Organics skincare favourites or to try something new.
The team at Kiana Beauty are thrilled to introduce you to INIKA, a certified organic, cruelty-free, certified Halal, vegan and ethically sourced and packaged makeup brand.
What's more, INIKA doesn't compromise on quality or fashion, making it the best makeup brand for naturally stylish women.
Can you sense our excitement yet?
INIKA uses the finest Australian botanicals and minerals to produce makeup that performs brilliantly, while hydrating and nurturing your skin.
INIKA is 100% Australian owned and punching well above its weight as the #1 trusted certified organic makeup brand worldwide.
We catch up with Wendy, our INIKA expert to find out more.
I love knowing that it is an ethical Australian brand.
I love the peace of mind that comes with knowing that nothing is applied to my skin that is harsh or harmful.
I also love that the makeup is long-wearing and I don't need to touch up during the day. INIKA also offers a wide range of shades with great coverage, yet still feels light on the skin.
Yes, INIKA is suitable for even the most sensitive skin. INIKA's advanced botanical formulas are free from synthetic chemicals so less likely to cause irritation.
It gives my skin a flawless finish as well as a radiant and healthy glow. I apply it everyday to give my skin an even finish as well as protection from the sun.
INIKA Loose Mineral Foundation
SPF 25 in Grace, $59.00
Without a doubt, the INIKA Certified Organic Pure Primer with Hyaluronic Acid because it improves the staying power of your makeup. Plus it has a beautiful fragrance of lavender and lemon myrtle. It also contains jojoba, coconut oil and apricot kernel oil for a well hydrated base.
For those who are interested in ethical, organic makeup, my advice is to be open to change and willing to experiment.
I am personally using products in the range that I would never have previously used with other brands.
You never know what you'll love until you try it!
Need some help? If you have any questions about INIKA, you can contact Wendy, our INIKA expert via our Ask an Expert feature.
Right now, you can receive your free INIKA Certified Organic Lip Glaze in Berry when you spend $70 or more on our INIKA Range.
Offer only available until December 18th, while stocks last. For full details, click here to learn more
Browse our extensive INIKA Certified Organic range to claim your free gift
Chanel No 5 L'EAU Eau de Toilette Spray. It's fresh and light and just gorgeous for summer.
Our tree is decorated in red and silver and has been for years. With a curious one year old, we will wait a while before updating our decorations to a new colour palette.
Elizabeth Arden Christmas Colour Blockbuster. I love, love, love the mascara and can replace all my dated colour palettes in one go.
Spending treasured time with my family over dinner. I also Skype my mum and sister in South Africa and hope that one year we can celebrate together.
Jojoba Company 100% Natural Australian Jojoba, because it's so nourishing and versatile and can be used anywhere on the body.
A traditional roast feast with all the trimmings, followed by pudding and custard. This year will be extra special with our first grandchild experiencing his first Christmas. Pure joy!
Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour in Pirate. It's a classic, yet fun shade to wear all year round.
Setting the table with beautiful linens, fresh flowers and clusters of candles. This sets the tone for a magical day. I can't wait to see the wonderous look on the faces of my three children.
Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum, for its amazing results in improving the signs of ageing.
A traditional Christmas cake for dessert. We make this every year from a recipe passed down from my mother and we enjoy it together as a family.
Going to midnight mass and having a traditional Croatian lunch on Christmas day featuring food such as Sarma, a sour stuffed cabbage roll.
Jurlique Rose Moisture Plus Moisturising Cream Mask. It's my go-to skincare product during busy times. Like a big drink of water for the skin.
Starting the day with a walk along the beach and having a day filled with smiles and laughter.
Although not everyone celebrates Christmas in the same way, we hope that the magic of the holiday season stays with you in the coming year. We thank you all for your ongoing support and positive feedback.
From our family to yours, warmest wishes for the holiday season.
Kiana Beauty Team
Holidays are fantastic at any time of the year, but especially in the middle of Winter as the weather gets colder, clouds get greyer and the days get shorter.
Whether you're one of those smug, clever people that booked a holiday months ago, or you've spontaneously decided you need to escape, our team at Kiana Beauty has you covered with our favourite travel beauty essentials matched to your holiday style.
Fleeing the cold for warmer climates? There's something so appealing about a tropical holiday at the beach or a resort to refuel the soul.
But don't forget to look after your skin and hair while you are enjoying those cocktails at the swim-up bar!
For protection from the sun
It goes without saying that you need a quality sunscreen to prevent those harmful UV rays from damaging your skin.
This is one of our favourites because at SPF 50+, it provides the maximum sun protection factor available in Australia and it is suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin. Plus, the spray oil is super easy to use and rub in.
For a radiant and glowing complexion
Napoleon Perdis Bronze Patrol, $60.00
Long-lasting, streak-free and with a light shimmer of gold, a swipe of this bronzer will give you radiant, glowing skin and have people wondering what your secret is.
To revive your hair from the salty ocean and swimming pool chlorine
We all love a swim in the ocean or the pool, but salt water and chlorine can damage your hair, making it dry and brittle. This deep conditioning treatment is packed with botanical extracts, and after just five minutes, your hair will feel soft, nourished and revitalised.
Hitting the slopes this year? Pack the right skincare products along with your snow gear to ensure you are ready to hit the bar for some apres ski.
Keep those lips kissable
Packed with vitamins, minerals and sunscreen, this lip balm will fit in your jacket pocket and keep lips soft and smooth all day long.
To relax those tired muscles
After a hard day on the slopes, what could be better than a steaming shower or a long soak in a hot bath? This silky shower gel will leave you clean, relaxed and smelling gorgeous.
Protect skin from the wind and cold
Exposure to the wind and cold can wreak havoc on your skin. Make sure you skin stays hydrated and soft with this daily moisturiser from revered French skincare brand Eau Thermale Avene, specially formulated for dry to very dry skin, including sensitive skin.
Holidaying with the kids? Along with the unbelievably large quantities of clothes, nappies, toys and books you'll no doubt be packing, don't forget about their bath and body products.
We've chosen natural Australian products which are gentle enough to use on delicate skin yet effective enough to wash away the remnants of a full day of play and adventure.
To keep little bodies and hair clean
Gentle enough for even the youngest members of your family, this soap-free cleansing gel doubles as a body wash for the bath or shower as well as a shampoo. Won't cause irritation or dryness, won't sting eyes and will leave hair silky and soft, the spill-proof flip top lid also makes this product perfect for the beach bag or swimming bag.
For soft and smooth skin
Non, greasy, super absorbent and 95% naturally derived, this moisturiser will keep your kiddies' skin soft, smooth and cuddly.
The easiest baby kit to throw straight into your suitcase
This super cute miniature set of GAIA Natural Baby body and hair products has everything you need to keep baby clean and smelling sweet when travelling. The pack comes in a handy reusable zip lock wet pack and the bottles can even be refilled for future trips.
With skincare, makeup and fragrance for women, men, children and babies, our team here at Kiana Beauty have got you covered, whether you're at home on on holidays.
Got a question? Contact us here and we'll be in touch.