Beauty Beat: The latest wave of body washes

There’s a luxurious aroma to suit everyone

There’s a luxurious aroma to suit everyone

Babor Spa Relaxing Bi-phase
Body Foam, $138. Sol Janeiro Brazilian 4 Play Moisturising Shower Cream-Gel, $36.

Babor Spa Relaxing Bi-phase
Body Foam, $138. Sol Janeiro Brazilian 4 Play Moisturising Shower Cream-Gel, $36.

Trend: Luscious Body Washes

I love a body wash, and these newbies on the scene are seriously cart-worthy. From one of my all-time favourites, with its heady notes of marshmallow and soapberry, to the Brazilian cupuaçu and acai concoction, there's a luxurious aroma to suit everyone. Lather up!

Road Test

This week I try … a lunchtime facial

MOR Marshmallow Shower Oil, $35. The Base Collective Magnesium Hand and Body Wash, $30.

MOR Marshmallow Shower Oil, $35. The Base Collective Magnesium Hand and Body Wash, $30.

The lowdown My latest adventure is on Royal Caribbean's Radiance of the Seas and it isn't long before I am hot-footing it up to Deck 12 for the Elemis Aromapure facial and massage administered by the soothing hands of therapist Marta Robson. It all begins with rhythmic dry body-brushing to boost my circulation and dislodge dead skin cells. This is followed by a languid massage with a deliciously warmed cream. Next, the facial: a doublecleanse, gentle exfoliation and strategic slathering of serums. Marta then applies eye patches and fires up the skin-rejuvenating LED light. To finish, she works in a soothing hydrating cream.

Pain factor Marta's hands, plus the motion of the ship, make this whole experience blissfully restful.

Downtime Two hours.

Results My skin feels smooth, hydrated and excursion-ready. Next stop: Bora Bora.

Where to get it Sydney: Varda Spa, vardaspa.com.au. Cost: from $295. Melbourne: Botanica Day Spa, botanicadayspa.com.au. Cost: from $325.

At home Try Elemis Pro Collagen Marine Oil, $115, mecca.com.au, to keep up the good work.

Nars Narsissist Palettes in
Wanted.

Nars Narsissist Palettes in
Wanted.

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This cheek palette is the go-to for the season, featuring six eminently wearable hues. The shades have a great colour pay-off and go on like a dream. Same goes for its sister palette for the eyes, which serves up 12 eyeshadows, including the cult favourites Coconut Grove and Biarritz. Nars Narsissist Palettes in Wanted, $86 each, mecca.com.au.

Ask Stephanie

How can I enhance the colour of my hazel eyes? Here's make-up artist Charlotte Tilbury's recommendation: "Stay away from blue tones and use emerald and soft gold to bring out the facets of hazel eyes. Anything metallic will intensify flecks and make eyes sparkle." Try Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon – Smoky Emerald for Hazel Eyes, $30, net-a-porter.com.

Follow Stephanie Darling on Instagram @mrssdarling. Send questions to [email protected]

This article appears in Sunday Life magazine within the Sun-Herald and the Sunday Age on sale July 15.

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