So we've gone and done a lot of crying in order to choose our top five waterproof mascaras. All jokes aside, though, your wedding day is probably the one day in your life you can guarantee you will cry, so it's important to turn up prepared. Waterproof mascara isn't everyone's cup of tea day-to-day, but it is the perfect bridal beauty product. We've gone for staying power, volume and a smooth consistency. Click through.
Over on POPSUGAR Health & Fitness, we spoke to model, singer and TV presenter Erica Heynatz about her typical day on a plate. The Nike She Runs ambassador was quick to admit her 3am visits to the fridge (love it!), but today is all about her beauty secrets. Known for her deliciously long, blonde locks and glowing skin, Erika reveals the cleansing tool she says is sent down from heaven, and her makeup artist of choice. Let's go!
We're getting primped and primed for next week's Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, but in the meantime, we're looking to the hair and makeup artists and the designers for beauty must-have inspiration. Liberty Watson is one half of rising Sydney label Watson X Watson (we fell hard for last season's leather pants!), and we spoke to her to get the goss on her beauty routine leading up to next week's big event.
It seems March is a very popular month amongst the beauty pack. It nearly broke our hearts narrowing down the top 10, must-have beauty products, so we decided to go to 15! There's a magical Spring 2013 colour collection from Yves Saint Laurent that will blow your mind, some rich and vampy new lipsticks from Tom Ford, a power serum packed full of vitamins from Dermalogica, a natural skincare range from Nivea, and so much more. Phew! Credit cards at the ready...
It's the day you either love, hate, or love to hate — Valentine's Day! Personally, we love it because even if there isn't a certain someone to lock lips with, cocktails with the girls is always fun. But on the subject of kissing, the logistics of pashing with a bold, red lip can be tricky, so why not opt for a crazy sexy smoky paired back with a non-committal lip stain or balm? We've got 10 favourites, all tried and tested!
Whether it's a work-related event during the week, brunch with the girls on the weekend, or date night with the boy — we're a busy bunch here at Sugar. As you might have already guessed, we're also celebrity stalkers, so if Olivia Palermo busts out a bronzed smoky or Diane Kruger shows-off a new braid, you can bet your bottom dollar one of us will walk into the office sporting the same look the very next day! With all the inspiring (and sometimes daring) hair and makeup on display, we thought it only fair we share. Click through to see what's on our makeup radars this week.
It's officially the month of love and to celebrate (any excuse, really) we're bringing you the latest and greatest products set to hit shelves this month. Bobbi Brown's Pink & Red Collection couldn't come at a better time — hello Valentine's Day face — and Benefit Cosmetics' The One is like a lip tint, cheek stain, contouring cream and highlighter in, well, one. You know we're big Yves Saint Laurent mascara fans, and this month they're coming at you with waterproof blue and violet. Way too amazing to explain in words, click through and see for yourself.
When fleshing out your makeup brush collection, it's easy to get slipped up on what you need. Some brushes look the same, seem to serve similar purposes, and seem like they're easy to skip. But scratch your head no longer! We're here to bust up the confusion of the brushes, starting with your standard blush brush.
What It's Used For
A blush brush is used for, well, blush. It is designed to lightly apply pigment to the apples of your cheeks, giving you a flushed, rosy tinge.
What It Looks Like
Blush brushes are domed and fluffy. Look for a brush that has natural, tapered bristles. A blush brush has a similar shape to a powder brush but is smaller. And those mini-brushes you get with a lot of blushes? Can them. Since they aren't dome shaped, they'll create a sharp line instead of a soft dusting.
Why You Need It
Blush is an important step in your makeup regimen, especially if you use a heavy foundation. A blush brush is a makeup case staple since it delivers your pigment in a natural way. To apply, dip your brush into the blush, tap off the access, and lightly swipe it onto your cheeks. Smiling helps you find the natural line your blush should take, and you should apply from the bottoms of your ears to the top corner of your mouth, with most of the pigment focusing on the apple of your cheek.
Tips and Tricks
- For a creamier blush look, wet the top of your brush with a tiny bit of water before dipping it into the blush. This will create a soft, diffused look.
- If you want a more defined line, lightly squeeze the bristles of your brush together. This is great for contouring colour down the bridge of your nose.
Big Day Out kicks-off today in Sydney, and true to the festival's history, it's going to be a scorcher. Temperatures will hit 38°C today with the hottest point coming late in the afternoon, so, you're going to want to apply a lot of sunscreen. Yesterday we covered hair, and now we're onto product order for long-lasting festival makeup. Click through for our five steps to Big Day Out beauty success.
I’ve had a year-long love affair with bright lipstick but for 2013 I’m looking to switch beauty gears and return the focus to my eyes. As a result I’ve had to go back to basics with looks such as the smouldering and sexy black smoky eye, which I’m trying to perfect in time for New Year’s Eve. The funny thing, though, is that its appeal isn’t in its perfectness but in its slightly unkempt appearance. I’ve been practising a few smoky eyes at night with different products to see what goes the distance so I don’t look too dishevelled when the clock strikes midnight. Click through to see my ultimate combo.