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Best foot forward

Best foot forward

Frequent visitors to the gym are far from the only people who suffer from athlete's foot - in fact, tinea is often an occupational hazard. 'We have a lot of people around here working on the water, and salmon farming is a major employer, so there's definitely a lot of people with moist feet,' says Claudia Pulko, 2011 Tasmanian Pharmacy Assistant of the Year, from Dover Pharmacy. 'People are in wet boots all day, and most wear very thick sorts of work socks, so the feet get very sweaty and damp and they're in that hot, humid environment for hours.'

Ace your base

Ace your base

Makeup needs a solid base to sit on if it's going to last the day and look good, says Melissa Tamblyn, South Australian Pharmacy Assistant of the Year 2010, who's a qualified beauty therapist. And that means a good foundation. Everyone has their own preferred way of finding the right shade, but Melissa says it's important to test foundation on our faces, not our hands.

No more flaky foundation

No more flaky foundation

A smooth, matte foundation finish is back - but does it flatter everyone? Yes, says Brooke Leotta, beauty advisor at Terry White Chemist Brookside, in Mitchelton, Queensland - but women older than 30 need to take a few precautions to make sure their base ends up flawless, not flaky. "We don't want to look shimmery this summer" says Brooke. "At the moment, people like the matte finish with just a bit of highlighter at the top of the cheekbone".

PSiTV: hot lips for spring

PSiTV: hot lips for spring

Love red lipstick but longing for a change? Looking for a new springtime shade? No worries – Emma-Charlotte Bangay has it sorted. Here's her take on spring's prettiest pouts.

November's hottest beauty picks

November's hottest beauty picks

Emma takes us through her stand-out picks of November’s new launches – which have  a French twist!

A few of my favourite things

Emma-Charlotte Bangay has been inspired by all that glitters... here she shares a few of her favourite golden things!

Teaming up with 1D

Teaming up with 1D

BrandPoint was formed as a new venture in Beauty Distribution in 2010 with the goal to bring new, fresh and exciting brands to the market.

The 10 finer points of perfecting eyeliner

Emma-Charlotte Bangay on one of the oldest, yet most modern beauty tools out there…

It’s long been The Look for eyes: the eyeliner dates back to Cleo (that’s patra, well before the magazine), and it never goes out of fashion… however it takes a lot of practice to get just right.

The inside scoop on spring!

by Emma-Charlotte Bangay

What do the beauty experts swear by in spring? I asked L’Oréal Paris Makeup Artist, Elsa Morgan, what beauty budget buys are bursting out of her makeup bag this season, and the tips behind the trends we need to try!

Estée Lauder at New York Fashion Week

Estée Lauder at New York Fashion Week

Estée Lauder sponsored the beauty look – both face and nails – at Opening Ceremony’s debut runway show this New York Fashion Week, with Estée Lauder Creative Makeup Director Tom Pecheux leading a team of 17 makeup artists to creat the beauty look on more than 50 models.

Nail artist Naomi Yasuda and her team created an edgy look for the female models’ nails.

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