You're right, we'll use any excuse to feature more of the orange lipsticks and nail polishes we love! Orange is the trend of the season — straight from the international runways to your hands and lip — but it's also perfect for Halloween. Maybe you don't want to go crazy with a costume and would prefer to have small details that say boo?! Try orange lips and black nails, or even orange nails and blood red lips. . . Click, click.
With 2014 Spring Fashion Month having wrapped up last week, we're inundated with gorgeous new beauty trends to try — but none are making quite as much noise as this one. Spotted on runway courtesy of the likes of John Galliano and DSquared2, the vibrant colour made this trend impossible to ignore. Why? The benefits are two-fold: slick on a few layers and it's bold and statement-making; swipe over the lips once and you have yourself a sheer peach tint that can take you through from day to night. A couple of weeks ago we explored orange's more feminine party pal, fuchsia, but this week it's all about tangerines, mandarins and that sunkissed Summer vibe. Click through to see our top 10 picks!
When she's not strutting her stuff down Australia's runways, you'll find her as the bubbly host on MTV's News. Blonde beauty, Kate Peck recently chatted to us about her healthy day-to-day habits, so we couldn't wait to hear about her most coveted beauty products and the regime behind that flawless-looking skin. She's also got a few quirky beauty secrets you'll want to know . . . Click through.
Fact: lipstick is fun. It can lift not only the features on your face, but your mood as well. And as much as we loved get all dark and mysterious in Winter, it's time to bust out the brights. But just two colours in particular — pink and orange. While there's no hard and fast rules for shade, fuchsia and tangerine steal the show this season. We've got your ultimate Spring lipstick wardrobe sorted (covering all finishes), just click to buy then get ready to stand out!
With the humidity on the rise outside of her Spring 2014 show, the look at Rachel Zoe was more than appropriate. "We're going on safari," Antonio Corral Calero, artistic director for Moroccanoil, said with a laugh. And the braid he created for the look? Safari glamping gone gorgeous. A huge, fuzzy plait with loads of texture was the centerpiece of the look.
But the makeup was just as gorgeous. Charlotte Tilbury, using Maybelline, wanted the girls to look gorgeously sun-kissed. She swept bronzer down the nose, under the cheekbones, and across the forehead to achieve that gorgeously golden look. "It's about embracing your inner golden goddess," she quipped. To create the pretty pink pout, Tilbury mixed three different pinks together and lightly patted the colour on the lips with her fingers. Nude manicures completed the look.
"Now, grunge is much more like faux grunge, where we have perfect skin and a little smooshed eyeliner," said Alice Lane, lead makeup artist at Tibi's Spring 2014 show. "If you're going to do grunge on your eyes, you have to make sure your skin is perfect. That is the way I think grunge is elevated to now." The beauty look mixed elements of bohemian and grunge for a traveled-in style, including dewy skin, mussed hair, and nail art with a hidden message. Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Too Cool ($11.95) was splattered along the lids, with Lane encouraging her team to get creative; each girl had a customised look. The hair was made to look as if the girls had just woken up from a long nap in the backseat of the car. Lead stylists Kevin Ryan and Frank Rizzieri used a flatiron to create a divot in the style for that worn-in road-trip look.
Keeping with the bohemian theme, Jin Soon Choi painted nails in a pale blue-gray shade with obsidian-hued lines drawn on the middle three fingers. Put together, the sign formed the symbol meaning "alright." It seems Tibi wants us to talk to the hand (pun intended).
Yes we know, BB creams are so yesterday, right? Wrong! While CC creams have taken some of the skin perfecting limelight, there's still a very big place in your beauty cupboard for a BB. Always remember that BB stands for blemish (or beauty balm), and CC stands for colour correcting (or colour control). So if you suffer from breakouts or large pores, BB cream is still your go-to. If it's redness, fine lines and scarring you want to address, try a CC. Big brands are constantly improving their formulas and bringing you new BB creams to smooth and correct, and we've got 10 newbies we think you'll want to try.
She's the Melbourne-born beauty who rose to fame following her appearance on Make Me a Supermodel, and now calls the Victoria's Secret runway home. As you might imagine, Shanina Shaik has a pretty classic approach to beauty. The US-based model travels a lot, and counts on five, key beauty products to keep her looking at her best. . .
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That's right, your primer. We've touched on Winter being the perfect time to whiten and brighten, but now is also the time to adapt your base products. It's no secret primer is the new hero when it comes to smooth makeup application and minimised pores, but the one you usually use might be too drying for the cooler months.
Mac Cosmetics senior makeup artist, Amber D, says we need to consider our skin's needs. "It’s not one size fits all with primer, just like skincare. [Mac Cosmetics] has a primer that will blur out pores, one that will hydrate for longer and a new one, for olive to black skin. Because we know skin can look really ashy from using primer.
"When we do makeup at any show, we always look at who the girl is, and what we need to do to get her skin where it needs to be. Primer plays a big part in that," she says. Click through to find eight primers to suit eight different skin needs.