It's been a crazy week here at the POPSUGAR office. There's been battles with the rain, Jess had an unlpleasant trip to the dentist and we've gone in to a frenzy, in anticipation of next weeks busy fashion week schedule. So, in a bid to keep up appearances (hair, nails, teeth...), we've picked some of our favourite beauty must-haves for the whole top-to-toe body therapy experience.
As the days hurtle towards Christmas (two days!), events are starting to become few and far between — but that in no way means we were short of a beauty look we loved! As is only natural, the woman leading the charge was brand spankin' new Miss Universe — American Olivia Culpo! Her look was flawless, but there was one feature in particular that we couldn't take our eyes off, and you can learn how to get the look in this gallery. Vanessa Hudgens impressed us with her skillfully pulled-off hot pink lip while Kelly Osbourne and Miley Cyrus opted for lighter shades. Kate Richie had skin worth working hard for and Havana Brown was positively glowing. It's all in here and more — click through to see this week's top 10 celebrity beauty looks!
'Tis the season to be jolly but also, to jump on a plane and take a much-needed holiday. When it comes to travel, it's important to downsize on the products, but that doesn't mean compromising on quality. A holiday is about rest and relaxation, so why not give the gift of hassle-free, plane-ready beauty goods this Christmas? They key ingredients to good holiday skin include hydration in the form of miracle face and body oils, beauty balms and bronzed makeup. Come fly with me?
Today marks the date 12/12/12, and what better way to celebrate than with our top 12 party-ready lipstick picks? A bright lip is a bit of a commitment, so be sure to keep everything else relatively low-key in the makeup department. We love a matte, bright lip with very full lashes and nude eyeshadow, for example, because it's a look that's both office Christmas party and girls night out appropriate. If you want your loud lips to stay put through more than one champagne, be sure to exfoliate and moisturise with balm, and then go in with a similar-coloured lip liner all over the lip before applying lipstick. Ready for our top 12?
After choosing for the boy, your Kris Kringle present and then updating your own Christmas wish list with our top beauty buys, it's time to think about your BFF. Now let's be honest with each other here, picking a present for your bestie is basically like shopping for yourself — which in turn equals all kinds of fun! We also think buying for your best friend is one of the most important presents to think about at Christmas, because you want her to love it and it's a real reflection on how well you know her. We've got 10 suggestions we think she'll love.
Ah, the power of a red lip or a classic red nail. The boys go wild for it, and the girls? They ask you what brand and shade name you're wearing. Why Valentino even ends its runway shows with a red piece, and as for red beauty tools? They're about as statement as you can get. Perhaps a bit posh, too. We're going back to basics today to bring you our favourite red prods, step in to get sexy.
If there's one thing we know from looking at this week's beauty round-up, it's that the bold lip is a makeup trend that's here to stay. Alexa Chung, Rihanna and Kristen Stewart let their lips do all the talking, and we think it totally paid off for them. Going all the way when it came to staying natural, Lara Bingle gave us a lesson in how to do nude makeup the right way — and her couldn't take our eyes off her beautiful ice-blue eyes as a result. French actress Berenice Marlohe went the other way with some seriously heavy eyeshadow playing up her big eyes, while Ashley Greene went for a soft and feminine look. One thing they all had in common? They all looked beautiful. Click through the gallery to see who rounds out the top 10 and copy the looks at home!
The Victoria's Secret Angels are doing their runway thing today, and all that bronzed limb action and dewy skin got us thinking about our go-to, make us sexy — quick — products. You know the ones, whip it out and five seconds later you may as well be an Angel. Whether it's that certain shade of red lipstick that you know drives the boys crazy, or an illuminator that makes your skin sing, we all have a beauty favourite that makes us feel one trillion dollars. To see what the Sugar editors turn to in times of drab, click through.
Bright lips! Highlighter! Shimmery shadows! There were so many lovely looks this week, it was hard to narrow down a Top 10, let alone zero in on one little beauty factor. From Jennifer Lopez and her gorgeous glow and deep pink lip, to Amber Heard and those eyes, we kind of had our hair and makeup socks knocked right off — repeatedly. One Aussie actress looked exactly like a doll, so perfect was her look — the big baby blues don't hurt! — and here, we'll show you how to recreate some of it. There were other Aussies, too, at yesterday's Derby Day, who'll inspire you to try something new. You'll read how to highlight them cheekbones of yours (à la Emily Blunt), how to widen and brighten your eyes, and a whole lot more! Click through to gallery to discover the latest in celebrity beauty.