We dare you to find a nicer person than Jesinta Campbell. One of the most down to earth celebrities we've ever encountered, this Australian model, Asics ambassador and former Miss Universe Australia 2010 is just as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. With her gorgeous honey locks and perfect smile, we spoke to Jesinta about her day-to-day beauty habits. Get in!
See that Avon serum? It garnered a 60,000-strong waiting list in the UK, and this month, you can buy it. And what's that funny looking nail polish? Oh, that's just a tie-dye top coat (!). If you've been searching for your next beauty buy — and let's be honest, when aren't we? — then you're going to want to pop inside this here gallery.
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!
Picking a lip shade to match a sultry smoky eye can be a challenge, so why not just call the whole thing off? Nicole Richie went that route yesterday with a matte, nude lip shade. The colour kept the attention on her eyes without washing her out, which can be difficult with a shade this neutral. The best part of this lip look is that you already have the one product you need to pull it off in your makeup bag: concealer. A mousse concealer, like CK One's Color Mousse Concealer ($30), works best since it still looks moisture-heavy, but any type will work. Just swipe the shade across your lips, and you've got your new casual-cool lip look on lock. Your smoky eye will be happy to be back in the spotlight.
Well-lined lids with a thick, inky black liner can feel gothic fast, but Jessica Chastain shows us that not only can pale complexions and redheads pull off the look, but you can also make it feel feminine, too. The secret is balance. Yesterday, at The Hollywood Reporter party, Jessica paired her black eyeliner with a soft pink palette: shimmering shadow, pink lips, flushed cheeks, and soft waves. Her eyeliner, on the other hand, gave the look a seriously sexy edge.
To pull it off, reach for a liquid liner like Nars Eyeliner Stylo in Black ($44) for a clean line like Jessica's. Swipe on a powder pink blush to the apples of your cheeks and then apply Ck One Color Pure Lipstick in Dollface ($35). The pale pinks will balance out the black liner in the perfect way, plus it won't clash with lighter hair or skin tones. So shelve your browns; there's a new liner in town.
Out of all the celebeauties to walk the red carpet at yesterday's SAG Awards, we were flawed by the perfection that is Rose Byrne. From her glossy finger waves, adorable doe-eyes covered in a light shimmer of taupe shadow to those candy pink lips, Rose proved that sticking to your signature style always works on the red carpet. Click through to zoom in on that skin, and shop our product picks to get her look at home.
Dewy skin has been popular of late, but come the hottest days of Summer, sometimes you just want to go matte — right? Matte-look skin is one-dimensional in the sense that the skin doesn't necessarily "pop", but it's a clean makeup look and one that gives that faux contoured look when applied correctly. The key is to start very slow, and build. Dip your brush on the palette, tap excess, and lightly move in a circular motion around all the highest points of your face and along the jawline. We've got five, firm favourites (go on, say that five times fast), and there's one at every price point.
Colour. It can be hard to incorporate into any makeup palette if you aren't careful. The rule of thumb for adding a dramatic tint is: all things in moderation. Take Demi Lovato's example and select one bright hue as an accent. She decided to go with a pop of blue at the US X Factor season finale this week. To get a similar look, apply a pigmented liner like CK One Color Gloss Eyecolor in Pop ($25) on two-thirds of the bottom lid, leaving the inner corners clear. Give the shape a cat-eye flick for added drama. Go for typical black eyeliner on the top lid to keep the look from getting too overwhelming. Finally, keep the remainder of the face in neutral hues. A colourful eyeliner is really the only thing you need to update your everyday makeup look for a party.
I'm literally bursting at the seams to tell you what beauty products and pretty things I think you should add to your Christmas wish list. After ticking off the boyfriend and the always challenging Kris Kringle — why not look after the real number one? Of course, it's hard for me to pick favourites as there's so many innovative ingredient combinations, life changing creams, high-pigment lip products and last-all-day foundations that have hit my desk this year; but there's certainly more than a few memorable ones. Ready to find out my Christmas wish list must-haves?