Beauty Beat: Give your hair and face a colourful spring update

When it comes to treating grey hair, Damien Rayner says “you should go a little softer and lighter as you age to complement skin tone and reduce the severity of the regrowth.”Credit:Shutterstock

By Terry Lip-Expert Matte Liquid Lipstick in Dragon Doll, $52.Credit:Jennifer Soo

Road Test

This week I try … a triple hair-colour treatment

Lowdown I just don't know where all these greys have come from! My hair looks fab when it is first coloured, but the grey landing strip becomes evident a couple of weeks before my next visit. My colourist, Damien Rayner, blends the balayage technique (where blonde colour is hand-painted on) with permanent colour applied with foils and a base colour worked over my roots and the rest of my hair. The process finishes with a fiveminute toner application. Damien says, "You should go a little softer and lighter as you age to complement skin tone and reduce the severity of the regrowth."

Mavala Lipstick in Jasmina, $28.Credit:Jennifer Soo

Pain factor

It's quite therapeutic.

Downtime This clever colour combination can take up to three hours, including a blow-dry, and I do it every five to six weeks.

Results My hair is now a lovely mix of honey, cinnamon and cream, with not a grey hair in sight.

Where to get it

Sydney: Damien Rayner, 0416 177 304. Cost: from $320. Melbourne: Shibui, Cost: from $240.

At home Between salon visits, try L'Oréal Paris Light Blonde Magic Retouch (, $11.20)

Trend: Lip Love

We thought we'd get adventurous and push the lipstick boundaries with our escapist selection: perfect-pink liquid lipstick from By Terry, a bright cherry from Clarins, and a bronzy brick-red from Mavala. It's time for a spring lip update.

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Clarins Joli Rouge Lip Lacquer in Pop Pink, $40.Credit:Jennifer Soo

Straight from Switzerland, La Prairie Skin Caviar Eye Lift (, $655) has a clever double infusion of the brand's famous caviar pearls and cellular complex to target the area from under the eye right up to the brow.

The aim is to lift and firm by combining the two fresh infusions. Dab under and around the eye with the ring finger for maximum efficacy and lifting effect.

Ask Stephanie

La Prairie Skin Caviar Eye Lift.Credit:Jennifer Soo

What is the best spritzer for long-haul flights?

Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist (, $37 for 50ml) is the perfect carry-on skin saver to protect your face from the moisture-sucking aircraft environment. Keep this compact facial refresher close at hand, applying it generously and often.

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This article appears in Sunday Life magazine within the Sun-Herald and the Sunday Age on sale September 8.

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