With the short lifespan of mascara, we are always on the lookout for the next big thing.

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With the short lifespan of mascara, we are always on the lookout for the next big thing, and 16's double-ended mascara – one end fun pink neon, the other functional black – caught our eye (lashes). For lash definition Benefit's works wonders, and for instant impact the geniuses at Maybelline get it right.

Road Test

This week I try… an anti-pollution facial

The lowdown My therapist Anna picks up on my fatigue and charges up her treatment. The

facial is aimed at rejuvenating my pollution-affected, free radical-damaged skin. Anna starts with a deep cleanse and exfoliation to rid my skin and pores of surface dirt and toxins. She then massages in an algae-rich gel to stimulate my skin's circulation. Next is an oxygenated concentrate to counteract oxidative stress that Anna works in with an infusing flat handpiece.

Benefit BADgal BANG! Bigger Badder Volumizing Mascara, $42. 16 Brand Glow Mascara, $29. Maybelline The Colossal Big Shot Mascara, $17.

This treatment is multi-layered, not that I can remember much, as I was in a facial coma by this stage. While a malachite detox mask is working its magic, Anna gives my neglected arms a good exfoliation. The finishing touch for my face is a barrier cream and some mineral foundation.

Pain factor Dare I say it, bliss.

Downtime One hour.

Results My skin looked much cleaner and brighter.

Where to get it Sydney: SK Skin Clinic + Day Spa, skskinclinicday spa.com.au. Cost: $165. Melbourne: Hale 'O' Nails + Beauty, haleonails andbeauty.com.au. Cost: $165.

At home Skeyndor City Pollution Block Gel-Cream + O2, $99, skeyndoraustralia.com.au.

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It's no secret that my favourite eyeshadow shade is brown, so when this little beauty from Chanel hit my desk, I was in heaven. The colour payoff is perfect: cinnamon, two golds, a chocolate shimmery brown and a super-wearable mid-brown. Luxe. Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Natural Eyeshadow Palette in Deep, $114, davidjones.com.au.

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Natural Eyeshadow Palette in Deep, $114.

Ask Stephanie

How do I get rid of a pimple overnight?

There are a couple of options to calm down pimples. A treatment such as Dermalogica Concealing Spot Treatment ($37, adorebeauty.com.au) masks the redness and treats the spot with sulphur and glycerine. A home remedy is crushed aspirin, as it is a derivative of salicylic acid and can soothe an inflamed spot.

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