Are you counting down for an early finish so you can hit the highway, blast Pharrell Williams x Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" while wearing your new silver nail polish? Us, too. It's the long weekend and if you're planning a trip away, you'll need to downsize your beauty routine without compromising on versatility and quality. Travel sized products don't have to be daggy, you know. Get in here.
Fashion week may have ended last week, but it hasn’t stopped us dreaming about all the to-die-for beauty looks we spotted on the runway. So, it's really no surprise we made a beeline straight to the lip looks. We’ve also picked some essential must-haves that we just couldn’t live without (of course!). It's time for some TLC, come see…
Last night in Sydney, Giorgio Armani opened their highly-anticipated beauty counter in Myer. Celebrities including Laura Dundovic and Zoe Marshall turned out to help celebrate the luxe affair, but there was one more lady to catch our attention — or rather, her hair did. Nicole Warne — also know as her blogger alias, Gary Pepper Vintage — sported hair so glossy, we almost wanted to run up and touch it. There's a few tips and tricks you can do at home to get shinier hair, keep reading.
Have you ever fallen so hard for a product or beauty tool that you shout it from the rooftops? That's our beauty ed, Alison, with the Clarisonic. Everyone said it would change her life (and skin), and they weren't wrong. At all. In other beauty buying news, Gen is going rubber on the nails, and Marisa is keeping diligent with her laser hair removal. Wanna know where she goes? Click through.
We're seeing lots of graphic eyeliner this season, and the models at Karen Walker's Fall 2013 show had big, bold, and colourful winged eye makeup. The vibrant eyes were paired with a grunge-inspired hairstyle and black matte nails.
The look: Bright makeup with tousled hair and low ponytails.
The inspiration: Siouxsie Sioux.
Colour scheme: The green and orange eye makeup was inspired by shoes from the collection.
New York fashion week is here! Leading up to the big day, many designers are busy testing their Fall 2013 runway beauty looks. BCBG Max Azria let us take a peek at their beauty test, where cool girl Kate Moss served as inspiration. For the runway, models were adorned in beanies with lightly glazed terracotta lips and a soft smoky eye, creating a natural, subtle look. Bumble and Bumble's Laurent Philippon describes the hair as being made to look as if "she had been travelling." One key to getting a smoky eye at home without too much effort? "Use a pencil," says makeup artist Val Garland.
The effortless hair and makeup at BCBG Max Azria's Fall 2013 New York fashion week show was a casual-cool look any girl can pull off. The whole collection was inspired by Istanbul, which translated to a sexy mix of downtown cool with a little Middle Eastern influence for both the hair, by Bumble and Bumble's Laurent Philippon, and makeup, by Val Garland for Sephora Pro.
The look: Bronzed skin, smoky eyes, and side-swept hair topped with a hat.
The inspiration: Grunge meets Istanbul.
The colour scheme: Browns and neutral tones.
We've been showcasing our picks of the best beauty gifts, and no Christmas wish list is complete without some hair product. Right? As lovers of all things runway-to-real-way, we're always looking for the next thing to give us that beachy hair or those loose waves, so we thought we'd share our top 10 hair product picks with you. We think a present for your loved one's locks is the gift that keeps on giving... Well, for a few months anyway. Click through.
Ladies with medium or long hair who are contemplating the big chop should heed a styling cue from Nicole Richie. The actress stepped out with a retro-looking faux bob on the weekend, which demanded a double take. Did she cut off all of her length? Nope. Nicole was just a little creative with styling her hair. "We decided that a glamorous 1920s-inspired hairdo would be the perfect complement to her gorgeous Lorena Sarbu gown," said celebrity hairstylist Luke Chamberlain. The look was created by twisting the longer layers of her hair into a tucked-under bun, which was pinned in place to create the illusion of a cropped style.
- Start by blowing out your hair with a thickening product, like Bumble and Bumble Thickening Hairspray ($50), which Chamberlain used.
- Next, section off the front portion of hair and clip it to the side. Pull the back of the hair into a faux-bob by securing it into a ponytail, wrapping it under, and pinning.
- Curl the front section of hair using a 3/4-inch curling iron, misting each section with a healthy dose of hair spray.
- Finish by brushing out the waves and pinning them into the bob. Chamberlain spritzed on some Fekkai Shine Mist for added gloss.
Makeup artist Wendy Rowe used Burberry Prorsum beauty products to create a '40s vibe for the label's Spring 2013 showing at London fashion week. Telling WWD about the the rich, berry lip, "[It's] so sumptuous, it’s like taffeta. The reference we were given was Norman Parkinson, so it's our nod to the Forties. The lipstick is a new one called Siren, and the rest of the face is relatively simple — a bit of contouring to add warmth, but no powder because we wanted to achieve a dewy effect." The natural, minimalist beauty look for Spring 2013 has reigned supreme in both New York and London, so it's never been easier to get the look at home.
The simple hair was thanks to Neil Moodie, he used Bumble and Bumble products to create "a loose look. It's not set, it's young and fresh for Summer."
Click through to see Burberry's makeup look up close and personal.