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Morphe, meet Mecca.

Morphe is here! Recently I was lucky enough to attend the Morphe X Mecca launch event with makeup master LipstickNick. To watch this woman in action was truly a privilege. In the span of an hour, I had a notes folder in my iPhone complete with a list of her recommendation, techniques and favourite brushes to use. the Launch was celebrating the longed for launch of Morphe down under. The best part, they haven’t launched just anywhere – they’ve landed themselves on Mecca’s shelves.

6.30PM – ARRIVAL

Upon arrival we were greeted with a beautiful light up Morphe sign outside The Canvas House in south Melbourne. I’d never been to this space before, but presented to be a cool modern warehouse, and just like in its name – a blank canvas. Mecca truly decked the place out with endless flowers and cocktails, an ode to a brand as colourful as each floral arrangement. Lush events aside we had the lovely LipstickNick come all the way from LA and show us how to do a reverse smokey eye. She used the purple palette on a model and talked us through the technique live. This woman is all sorts of talent.

The Launch

Mecca didn’t launch the whole range at once but the bits they did choose hit it off with a bang!

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The Lancôme Génifique Love Affair Continues | AD

I was first introduced to Génifique back in August 2017 when I was lucky enough to attend the beautiful launch event for this wonderworker product. Probiotic infused skincare was pretty new to the beauty industry at the time and learning about the microbiome is a whole new learning curb in itself. They’ve since bettered the original anti-aging serum formula with a boost of pre and probiotic fractions to act on the skin microbiome. I quickly took to learning about the microbiome and what it meant for our bodies as well as the overall functionality of our skin. We all know that gut health is one of the key players in how our skin is at any given time, but what is the microbiome specifically? Our skin is a the most obvious reflection of our gut health, therefore most commonly we’ve learnt to take our probiotics to support our gut.

What is the microbiome and how exactly does it impact our skin?

The microorganisms that live on our skin are what keep our

microbiome

noun

The microorganisms in a particular environment (including the body or a part of the body). “we depend on a vast army of microbes to stay alive: a microbiome that protects us against germs, breaks down food to release energy, and produces vitamins”

Different ways to add Génifique into your makeup routine

Yes, this is a skincare staple. But when Lancôme’s national makeup director was talking through the serum she noted how she uses it both under, in and over makeup. If Lara’s skin is anything to go by, then I’ll most happily take a leaf out of her book. The magic of this is in the last tip. I think everyone that dreams of glassy skin but can’t find a product light enough not to break down any makeup on the skin is about to be extremely pleased.

BEFORE YOUR FOUNDATION

Use this first as you would a normal serum. Right before your moisturiser just as your about to start doing your makeup. This will deposit a layer of nourishment and hydration deep into the skin to plump it right out ready for your makeup.

GET MIXING

Now, you know how so many artists rave on and on about mixing a drop or two of oil into you foundation? In theory, this sounds like the ideal plan for dreamy dewy looking skin. This will stand true for perhaps the first hour of your makeup wearing day. And then, it comes. The unfortunate but inevitable break up.

HIT REFRESH

The perfect refresh. I mentioned that this is so extremely lightweight which some with dryer skin might perceive as a downfall. But this is such a blessing as it makes it the ultimate multipurpose serum. It’s not got any oil in it so won’t

How my skin has changed since using Genifique

The Facts & Claims

It’s been a slow but steady change for my skin since using Genifique. Almost like taking oral probiotics, it will take a while for the positive effects on the skin to kick in. Let’s start with the immediate effects. First applied you’ll find it to be a really watery consistency serum. The fact that it is such a thin serum works wonders for skin easily prone to congestion. An oily skinned gals dream but also beautiful for those with dry skin.

  • Millions of pre and probiotics
  • Improves skin texture, radiance, elasticity and firmness