Every week the POPSUGAR editors share the beauty products they are (most) obssesed with — from face oils, a unisex scent, to the perfect lip pencil, there's just some things a girl can't live without. And because it's Friday, there's no better time to stock-up on a few needed essentials that you can pamper yourself with, all weekend long. So, what exactly are the editors most coveted beauty items this week? Come see!
Getting the purrfect cat-eye takes a bit of practice. And if you're tackling the feline look for the first time, be prepared to battle a few smudges or extra "wings" until you get it down pat. This look goes great over smouldering dark eyes or you can use it to enhance your natural eye shape. Let's go!
1. The right liner: Choosing the right eyeliner is crucial to getting the perfect winged-tip. A liquid eyeliner like Dior, Diorshow Art Pen ($59) is great choice as the felt-tip applicator makes it easy to create nice thin to thick lines in a single sweeping stroke. Keep reading!
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.
Alexa Chung, Olga Kurylenko, and Marion Cotillard are the latest in a long list of fashion darlings and actresses to take Raf Simons from the runway to the red carpet. Ever since Belgian designer Simons, formerly of Jil Sander, took the reins at the legendary label, he's presented five exquisite collections. Naturally, stars like Cotillard (the face of Lady Dior) and Jennifer Lawrence (the face of Miss Dior handbags) have flocked to his jaw-dropping gowns, and we can totally see why. Simons is breathing new life into the design house by taking iconic past-collection references (think New Look from the 1940s) and updating them with a modern twist. Step inside to see all the stars who have donned Simons's designs for Dior now.
Jennifer Lawrence took the ladylike route and donned a black strapless tea-length dress by Dior — an apropos pick for the current face of Miss Dior. She paired the look with a netted Jennifer Behr veil and spiked Brian Atwood platform sandals. Zoom in, and you'll see intricate beading and mini leather floral embellishments all over Lawrence's dress, which she cinched in with a skinny black leather belt. Bright red lips and diamond stud earrings finished off her red-carpet outfit. What's your verdict?
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If ever there was a movie promo tour that could instantly make us feel like a kid in a candy store, it is Iron Man 3, or more specifically, Gwyneth Paltrow's enviable wardrobe that promises to come with it. After just three appearances (so far), she has already given us the gift of cool styling. Her crisp white pleated-front KaufmanFranco dress accented with a black waist belt, also by the designer, proved a sleek choice for her tour kickoff in Munich, while her floral Erdem suiting in Paris and black and white Dior look at the London photocall supplied us with another dose of her signature girlie-meets-edgy aesthetic. If we had to guess, Paltrow's ensembles are only going to get better from here. Don't miss a moment of the red carpet action. Click on for a full 360-degree breakdown, and keep checking back for more updates.
Happy Good Friday, everyone! We're making like the rest of the country, and taking a highly-anticipated long weekend to rest our weary bones (flop on the couch and catch up on Girls), rehydrate (sip cocktails) and help out the economy (buy hundreds of tiny Cadbury chocolate eggs). That said, this week just past has been pretty great, too! We welcomed a new team member, Steph — she's our new health and beauty writer and you can meet her in this gallery — Ali and Marisa put their styling caps back on and had a go at the beautiful new Zimmermann range, Alison got in front of the camera for Dior (just for laughs!), Jess hit up a film screening and her first-ever yoga class and Gen kept Heath Ledger's memory alive in a charitable way. There was plenty more keeping us busy — click through to see it all, and happy Easter!
Living the expat life has some seriously beneficial side effect for your wardrobe, as ex-Sydney sider Rebecca McGeoch well knows. The designer of luxe cashmere label Gasparre Cashmere moved her operation (and her life) to Hong Kong to be closer to suppliers and her production base, and the flow-on effect was some great designer buys that are hard to find in Oz. We asked (nicely) for her to give us the VIP tour of her compact but beautifully organised closet. Her shoe collection alone will give you a case of the well-jels.
Well, it's Friday lunch-time, and you know what that means. . . It's time to recap what's been going on in our work world this week! We kicked it off with a delish lunch that made a rainy day seem so much better, and the rest flowed from there! Marisa went to lunch hosted by Megan Gale, who was as lovely and gorgeous as ever, Alison tried out some new products — including the too-cute Archies Girls range by MAC — and Jess attended an Aussie movie premiere and tried out a cooking school. Throw in the green nail polish, the new boyfriend and packets and packets of Tim Tams and you have a very happy week! It's all here in this gallery — click through and check it out.
Paris Fashion Week — and Fashion Month, for that matter — are officially a wrap! France's finest sent gorgeous shoes down the runways, with brands like Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Valentino, and more raising the bar for Autumn/Winter '13 footwear trends — and weren't we all waiting with bated breath to see what new It shoe designers would be serving up this season? From burgeoning trends ('90s grunge boots, anyone?) to sleek standards like pointy-toe pumps, ankle-strap heels, and menswear-inspired brogues, click through now to see over 70 variations of our most-loved shoes from the Paris runways.