As we head into the Spring racing calendar, it's time to start thinking about the different hair accessories, makeup and body products we might like to try this year. Your beauty look at the races is less about trends and more about a theme, and what better colour theme is there than jockey silks? From amethyst to emerald green and sapphire blue — it's all about rich, deep hues on the jewel-toned colour wheel. The Caulfield Cup took place on Saturday and there's many more racing meets to come, so there's no time like the present to pick a winner... We're placing all our money on ruby red — classic.
Shopping for cosmetics can be a tricky thing. We get it, some international brands are so much cheaper overseas, but if we neglect the Australian retail space we will eventually have to kiss goodbye to cosmetics counters where we can road-test the latest products before we buy. Luckily there's an answer. Australian distributors have started to cut prices in line with international costs so that we can still keep the love on our own soil. Yay! Here's a wrap up of 10 brands that have dropped their prices. We know what we'll be stocking up on at the weekend!
We’ve been tuning in to The Voice religiously — not only to see which contestants make it through, but also to check out Delta Goodrem’s hair and makeup. What can we say — it’s research! The sole female coach certainly hasn’t disappointed us, switching up her style and experimenting with new beauty looks for each live show. We caught up with her makeup artist, Noni Smith, to get the lowdown on her latest look. “Last night was tricky as we had two outfits to make it work with,” Smith said. In order to make the look versatile enough to wear with both outfits, Smith opted for a gorgeous “smouldery, shapely eye.” See how she created the look.
From the front row at 2012 Fall New York Fashion Week to the red carpet premiere of Wanderlust, there's been no shortage of stellar celebrity beauty looks to emulate this week. Those on our must-try list? F'row regular Olivia Palermo donned yet another smoky eye and lashings of lashes, Alexa Chung styled her tresses in textured waves at the ELLE Style Awards after party and Jessica Alba sported the perfect cherry red lipstick shade, which we'll be adding to our beauty bag pronto! Step inside to see who else made our top five this week . . .
If you're searching for ways to switch up your traditional makeup look during the party season, or kick-off the New Year with an eye-catching makeup look, try a bold, metallic eyeshadow instead of your usual winged liner or smoky eye. Team a neutral makeup palette and glossy lip with one of our top 10 high-shine buys, including powders, cream formulations and pencils in sparkling mauve, shimmering gold and iridescent white to make your eyes sparkle.
Summer has officially kicked off and our favourite celebs have been out and about sporting an array of party-appropriate hair and makeup styles for you to emulate. If you're looking for something a little more subtle, check out Alexa Chung's peachy-keen lip look, or if you want standout eye makeup, try Olivia Palermo's statement-making metallic purple eyeshadow. Click through to see our top five edit!
This week we're turning to the beauties from the front row at New York Fashion Week for our top five celebrity beauty looks. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen removed their shades long enough for us to get a glimpse of their luminous complexions while Burberry beauty Rosie Huntington-Whiteley sported gorgeous gold eyeshadow at the Michael Kors show. Check out who made our top five and beauty products to recreate their f'row style!
Narrowing this week's top beauty looks down to just five was a tough task. Anne Hathaway and Zoe Saldana both made the cut because they're looking hawt on the promo circuit for their latest movies; meanwhile Rose Byrne inspired our weekend hairstyle with her stunning side ponytail on The David Letterman Show and if you're looking for a way to update a classic smoky eye, try Nicole Richie's sparkling silver take as seen at The Band of Outsiders Summer event.
Dry skin basically means that you're not producing enough oil. We're not trying to say the 3pm oil slick is exactly covetable, but a certain degree of natural oil is good. As skin ages, oil production slows down, which is why it's often recommended that those with mature skin select a creamy cleanser to help replace some of the natural oils. It's also a good idea to introduce a cream cleanser in the colder months also, as skin tends to get drier then. Here are 10 of the best on any budget.
Foundation forms the base of your makeup so choosing the right shade, texture and formula is one of the most important (and often toughest) decisions you have to make. We were lucky enough to catch up with makeup guru Tony Baumann, Head of Artistry at Mecca Cosmetica, who gave us the lowdown on what to aim for when selecting your perfect match.
TIP #1: Think skin — your skin type will determine what formulation you should use. Oilier skin will benefit from mattifying and oil-absorbing formulas and your foundation also needs to have lasting power. Try NARS Sheer Matte Foundation ($99). Drier skin on the other hand will love hydrating and illuminating formulations like Stila Illuminating Foundation ($90). For normal skin types, the choice is yours, but Tony's top pick is NARS Sheer Glow Foundation ($99) for that radiant, perfect finish.