Professional Babe beauty buys

Peta Serras

by Peta Serras

The only products worth investing in are the holy grail kind. Here are the Professional Babe picks for the season.

If you’re a female in Australia, there’s no doubt that you’ve often thought about selling a kidney to buy your beauty must-haves. Our products are expensive!

These are products I use on a regular basis and love.

You can rely on a Professional Babe recommendation as always being legit. I want you to save your coins when you can and only splurge on products of the holy grail kind. That’s money that could be spent on Champagne!

1. Kevin Murphy hair care products

Their entire range is amazing. The packaging is luxe and fits perfectly in my shower without being in a bulky bottle. The Hydrate.Me range is what I purchase over and over. For styling because my hair is so long, I always require some form of volumiser to keep volume and lift through the roots. My favourite products include Full.Again which smells like candy and Powder.Puff which creates gorgeous, messy bed hair.

2. Dermaviduals Dermatological skin care

I love Dermaviduals products because they actually work. Initially I did have some teething problems, but this was due to my skin repairing the damage from using products that weren’t suited to me. From the range I love the Base Cream which sometimes I will mix with my foundation. I bought a kit for sensitive skin which also includes a cleanser, toner and eye cream too which are staples I use twice daily. Oh, and their lip balm too!

3. BabyLiss Hot Rollers

Do I even need to write this in this list? If these rollers ever die on me I’ll need therapy. They’re my favourite and a product that gets used so often. If you have long hair and have trouble doing it, you need to invest in a set. Hands down the best hair care purchase I’ve ever made. I have also done a video up on how to use them too.


4. L’Oreal Paris Makeup

I was gifted a large amount of L’Oreal makeup a while ago and found a few holy grail products in the process. Their lip products are incredible. Without fail these get the most compliments compared to any other lip product I own. From the range I love the Colour Riche Extraordinaire Range in the colours Nude Ballet, Rouge Soprano and Rose Symphony. And the Infallible two step lipstick stays on FOREVER.

5. Laura Mercier Face products

When looking at higher end makeup for a flawless face, this is my brand of choice. The radiance primer is amazing. I will wear this in conjunction with the old formula of Silk Creme Foundation (note: they have apparently changed the formula, so I can’t vouch for the new one, I used the one in the purple packaging).

6. Maxfactor False Lash Effect Mascara

I was an avid Dior Show girl but at 50 bucks a pop I was slowly going broke as I was still on my Jay Jay’s salary. I don’t know what made me decide to purchase this mascara but I haven’t turned back.  I have perhaps purchased 1737 of these since I first started using them. When I do a smokey eye and I want bold eye makeup, it’s SO buildable and people often ask me if I have eyelash extensions.


Peta Serras

Editor of Professional Babe, Peta has a penchant for pretty things, Tom Hardy and ginger kittens. You can find her sipping a long black, creating killer content or making sure her winged eyeliner is even. Peta is a writer, model & Pilates Instructor based out of the Hunter Valley.

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