The Spring Racing Carnival is well under way now, and this Saturday we'll be cheering horses down the home stretch at Moet & Chandon Spring Champion Stakes Day. If today's weather is anything to go by, it's going to be a warm one, so we'll be prepping our clutches with the kind of essentials a girl needs to get by. Lip balm, concealers, blotting papers and more will be added to our essentials kit — what would you add to yours? Click through to see what each of the POPSUGAR Australia editors will be keeping by their side come the weekend!
Strong brows, power brows, boyish brows, straight brows, neat brows, sharp brows, skinny brows, trimmed brows. . . Whatever the shape or size, those strips of hair above our eyes are having more than a moment — they're changing the faces of an entire generation! While the '90s paved the way for thin eyebrows, things are (thankfully) a lot thicker now. There's a new trend toward natural, so we asked the POPSUGAR Australia editors' to tell us who they look to for brow inspiration and the product they use to get the look. Thank you Cara, thank you.
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!
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.
It's Spring. You know what that means? The races are here! It's time again for everyone to get dolled up, pop on their fascinators and trot out to watch the horses. Of course, a large portion of the fun happens before the actual event — if you're anything like us, you could spend hours playing with new makeup looks and different hairstyles. And the finishing touches? They're the best part! From pretty tints and glosses to makeup finishing sprays and blotting papers, there are all sorts of cute and convenient goodies that you need to cap off your hard beauty work. Here, we've rounded up the 10 best products we could find — best of all, they're all under $20! Click through and check out the best races-ready budget buys this week.
Over-waxing and over-tweezing has happened to the best of us, but with the right techniques, filling in too-sparse brows is a snap. To get tips on how to quickly and easily plump up and shape eyebrows for natural-looking results, just keep reading.
It's no secret bold, straight boy brows are in, but don't be fooled into thinking the models on the runway are born with those power brows — they've had brow makeup applied to fill in any gaps and adapt their natural shape. Brow kits, powder, shadows and gels are all the rage right now, but we're taking it back to basics. An eyebrow pencil, when chosen wisely, will do just as good a job — plus you'll get a precision finish. The main thing you want to look out for is a spool brush on the end of the pencil, so you can brush your brows up and out to find the gaps in your natural shape. We love wind-up pencils, but traditional ones that need sharpening are perfectly fine, just make sure the end is sharp when you apply. Use soft, feathering strokes in an upwards motion to create natural looking hairs with the pencil — no drawing! Brows look better with slight definition (not heavily filled-in), and consider your complexion and hair colour before buying. Check out our five favourite pencils to suit all budgets.
If I had five cents for every time I've heard that "grooming your brows is one of the easiest ways to bring your whole beauty look together," or "brows really do frame the face," I'd be a rich little lady. But it's hard to get annoyed at something that's not only a) helpful but b) plainly true. If you've got good brows, then your work is practically done: your face is instantly lifted, balanced and more youthful. A good brow product should totes be in your top five, but it rarely is, so I thought we'd do a little brow workshop to be sure that our arches are living up to their fullest potential. Let's kick off with Choosing the Right Product Chart: pencil/powder/gel/cream/wax:
You know how much importance I place on a good 2-in-1 product, so you can only imagine how highly I regard 3-in-1 products. They're like the holy grail of cosmetics so I'm thrilled to share news about the L'Oreal Paris Brow Stylist Professional 3-in-1 ($23.95). It will have those frequent flyers (or brow obsessed) amongst you clapping your hands in joy at the sheer wonderfulness of a product that features a brow pencil, pull-out tweezers and a brush on the lid all at once. Your lipstick will be breathing a big sigh of relief at all that extra space that it has to wiggle about in your makeup bag thanks to this streamlined wonder. So worth checking out.
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