So you're on a budget, huh? Well rest assured, there is hope! The best thing about beauty products is you can buy decent stuff and still get change from a pineapple. Think strategically here, what does she really love and need more of? What will she actually use?
Here at POPSUGAR Beauty, we're starting to see some of our favourite brands roll out CC creams to compete in the already BB-crazed market — and this one is a huge competitor. Smashbox's global lead artist, Lori Taylor, visited Australia from the States to tell beauty media all about their new all-in-one — Smashbox Camera Ready CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 ($54.95) — and it was really interesting to see the product used by a professional.
We're all guilty of rubbing makeup between our hands and then onto our faces and while that's totally fine (if you have super clean hands), Lori worked her magic with this cream and a foundation brush. Lesson: BB cream and now its sister product CC cream, can be treated like a foundation and layered for a more full-coverage finish. Keep reading.
If a loved one gave us a nail set or even just a new polish for Christmas, it's safe to say we'd be stoked with a capital S. There's no easier way to light up your life than with some neon nails or perhaps a little bit of glitter — so we're rounding up our favourites for you. And if you're hoping to get all of you festive shopping out of the way this weekend, don't forget to check out our other gift guides!
If you haven't sorted out those Winter feet yet, treat yourself to some pampering time this weekend to get them open toe shoe ready. You've really left it quite late...! We asked the Sugars to tell us their favourite toe nail polish — kinda needs to go with everything and not clash with the polish on our fingernails — and the product they use to make their feet look photo shoot ready. From the perfect nude to the perfect pumice, come with us.
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.
When we're prepping for the Spring racing carnival, the most important beauty-related things happen the night before the big day. You might not think it, but the condition of your skin plays a huge part in your overall look on the day — true story! Acquiring a radiant face, hydrated limbs and polished pins should be top priority, so we asked the Sugar eds to reveal their night before hero products. Face masks and body exfoliators at the ready? Let's go.
White, white, white. The icy cold colour is so hot right now and just FYI, white jeans are the thing to be wearing (just ask Gwyneth Paltrow). While we especially love J Brand's White Skinny Fit Jeans ($292), the colour isn't just dominating the new season drops. White nails had a major moment on the Spring 2013 runways thanks to Rag & Bone, and it's such an easy talon trend to adapt at home. So with a clear picture of Karlie Kloss rocking crisp, clean white nails front of mind, we've got our top five polish picks so you can get the look.
What a pretty week we've had in beauty land! A whole bunch of our favourite stars hit the town with new makeup looks and hairstyles to try, and we can't wait to give them a go. From statement lips (Emma Stone and Jesinta Campbell at the Topshop Sydney launch) to gorgeous cheeks that'll pop in summer (The Veronicas), we were faced with a kaleidoscope of colours displayed in the prettiest ways. One of our favourite new trends? Lining our eyes with different colour shadows and liners. Blue is all the rage at the moment, but whichever colour you choose, it looks beautiful and was perfectly modelled by two major celebs this week. Click through the gallery to find out who, and get ready to be inspired!
New York fashion week truly was a feast for the fashion loving eyes. But being the beauty obsessed ladies that we are, we also couldn't wait to see the beauty looks and products used, then run to the shops to buy the next best thing to recreate them at home. We've got a real mix of personalities here at Sugar, so it was interesting to find out what the other editors loved the most, and what they'd be buying to get the runway look. Click through to find out which designers had our hearts (and lips, nails, hair and brows).
In honour of tonight's Vogue Fashion's Night Out in Sydney, we're dedicating this week's editors picks to all things Spring/Summer fashion. We promptly consulted Fab editor Ali, who dished the trends and top colours she saw emerging from the shows, and adapted them to makeup! Genius, right? It's a little bit different to our regular run down of what's hot in beauty right now, but we did see some crossover with neon and pastels hues. Click through to see our top 8 runway to makeup trend transformations!