“My Hair’s Absolute Saviour Through It All”: 10 Beauty Products We’ve Been Using On Repeat

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The countdown to summer is officially on, and we’re over the moon. With summer comes the joys of celebrating another year, and of course, more opportunities to take in the deliciously warm weather. So, in honour of the last month of spring, the POPSUGAR Australia team‘s October beauty picks are all about prepping for end of 2023 events and showing up as your best self to close out the year.

From a gel that’ll bring the moisture back to sun damaged skin, to a stick of goodness to use all over your face, we’ve rounded up 10 beauty products to include in your routine. Ahead, you’ll find the products that our team has been obsessed with, along with a brief explainer on their favourite features. Let’s get into it!

Bernice Corral, Vertical Content Producer

Violette Yeus Paint Twinkling Scarabee dor editors beauty picks october 2023

The VIOLETTE FR Yeux Paint in “Scarabee d’Or” is the eyeshadow of all eyeshadows — it’s pigmented and easy to apply, but most importantly? It. Does. Not. Budge. I once wore it for over 13 hours, during which time I attended two events. By the end of the night, it was still intact and just as glimmering as it had ben when I first applied it in the morning. While the green shade intimidated me at first, I found that it works perfectly with my skin tone. If you’re after a “one swipe and you’re out the door” eyeshadow look, this is the product for you!

Buy it now: VIOLETTE FR Yeux Paint ($50)

Sangeeta Kocharekar, Lifestyle Editor

rejuvenate & restore growth factor serum editors beauty picks october 2023

I started using this a couple weeks ago after I was gifted it, along with a facial at the founder’s clinic, Rejuvenation Clinics of Australia. It’s a bit pricey, but a little goes a long way — one pump is enough for my whole face. It has 10x more active ingredients than similar serums, and because it’s not in a dropper form, they’re all non-oxidised until they’re ready to be applied. I use it once a day after my shower, while my skin is still damp.

Buy it now: Rejuvenate & Restore Growth Factor Serum ($220)

joico weekend hair dry shampoo best beauty prouducts october 2023
Oz Hair and Beauty

I use a few different brands of dry shampoo — they’re like perfumes to me, so I like to change up the scents. This is a good, mid-price range option. I have the travel size so I can carry it my workbag for whenever I notice my hair looks greasy.

Buy it now: Joico Weekend Hair Dry Shampoo ($34.50)

Zara Meier, Social Media Producer

manyo pure cleansing oil editors beauty picks october 2023
Lila Beauty

I have been using the ma:nyo Pure Cleansing Oil in my double cleanse routine, and it has changed my skincare game. Nothing removes my makeup and gets the gunk out of my skin like this does. You can visibly see your blackheads melting away!

Buy it now: ma:nyo Pure Cleansing Oil ($38)

Christelle Quillien, Group Client Solutions Manager

ultra violette supreme screen best beauty prouducts october 2023

I’ve been loving this sunscreen sick since I bought it, and four tubes later, I’m still just as obsessed. Now that the warm weather is really kicking in, I’ve been using this daily without fail. It goes on smooth with a minimal greasy finish and doesn’t leave behind any white residue. On top of all that, it smells so good!

Buy it now: Ultra Violette Supreme Screen Hydrating Facial Skinscreen ($52)

Ryan Paturzo, Supervising Producer

bio oil dry skin gel best beauty products

After getting a tan in Europe, my skin became really dry and cracked. Using Bio Oil Gel really helped rehydrate my skin to bring back the smoothness and soft feel. You don’t really need to put too much on to bring back the moisture, but consistency is definitely key.

Buy it now: Bio Oil Dry Skin Gel ($14.99)

Sohan Judge, Director of Social & Platforms

olaplex no 3 hair perfector

I’ve been through the hair rollercoaster and Olaplex has been my absolute saviour through it all. My hair was so damaged by bleach, but I’ve been nursing it back to life and growing it out with Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector – there’s nothing like it! My hair feels stronger, smoother and shinier when I use it, and it’s become a staple for me.

Buy it now: Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector ($54)

Angeline Barion, Junior Content Producer

Pure Fiji

If you want to leave the house smelling like a coconut macaron that’s been drizzled with a hint of fresh lime, then you’ll want this in your moisturiser rotation. Especially after exfoliating and shaving, this Pure Fiji Body Butter makes my skin feel divinely soft.

The hot weather and many hours spent in the luxury of the air conditioning has been leaving my skin parched and patchy with dry spots, so the oils in this dreamy scented butter help restore moisture. It might look slightly heavy, but the formula melts into the skin with ease.

Buy it now: Pure Fiji Coconut & Lime Nourishing Body Butter ($39.95)

dolce and gabbana devotion mascara volume estremo
David Jones

I’d purchase this for the regal packaging alone, because look at it! It’s stunning. I was originally devoted to my $21 MCoBeauty Waterproof Mascara, but a combination of this Dolce & Gabbana Mascara and my old reliable is the newest addition to my beauty routine. The D&G mascara goes on thick but never gloopy or clumpy, and it does a stellar job at separation.

Buy it now: Dolce & Gabbana Devotion Mascara Volume Estremo ($59)

naked sundays glow balm
Naked Sundays

When I’m running out of the door with zero time and plenty of engagements to attend to, this Glow Balm really brings some colour to my face. It’s subtle but stunning, especially when it catches the light. I use it as a blush and cheek highlighter for a nice, sunny day flush (with or without the sun) and whatever’s left on the brush goes on my eyelids.

Buy it now: Naked Sundays SPF50 Glow Balm ($35)

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