We're delighted to bring you an exclusive, stop motion video from celebrity makeup artist Max May. He's known in the industry for creating really luminous, dewy, sexy makeup looks (see Lara Bingle), and in this video he shows us how. A cool, new take on the makeup tutorial, Max runs us through his homage to the loud, proud and colourful world of high-end cosmetics in the '80s, after the jump.
When Lara does a red lip — especially a matte one — we want to know exactly which lip product she used so we can go out and buy it. You see, Miss Bingle just has that effect on us. The man behind her lip brush is celebrity makeup artist Max May, a pro responsible for more than one cult Lara beauty look over the years. We fell hopelessly in love with her dewy skin meets scarlet lip and spidery mascara at last night's Dior event, so who better to tell us how to get it at home then Max himself? Click through to shop the products he used and find out how he applied them.
Beauty took a step backwards this week, as many celebs opted for pared-back versions of their beautiful selves. Think bronzed skin, nude lips, natural hair and brows that do all the talking, courtesy of lovely Aussie ladies Rose Byrne and Lara Bingle. Love a bit of colour? Don't you worry! There were a couple of stars out this week sporting sexy lip shades we can't wait to get out hands on — like Kate Bosworth (who we chatted to in Sydney) in rosy coral. And just wait 'til you see the hair! From Kylie to Kate Hudson and Diane Kruger, there are many more celebrities whose beauty looks you'll want to steal, so get clicking and enjoy!
We're bidding a sad farewell to Lara Bingle who was voted off Dancing With The Stars last night after harsh criticism from Todd McKenney on how her blonde locks were constantly hanging in front of her face. He said, "I think one of the reasons you don't have the X Factor is because I can never see your face . . . you're like Cousin It on the dance floor. I can't see your expression." Lara has her own makeup artist on the show, bestie Max May, but said she "likes her hair like this . . . it's something I feel comfortable with." Although she's used that as her reasoning, we've seen her work a plethora of slicked-back up 'dos on the red carpet, showing off her naturally gorgeous features. Whaddya think peeps — was Todd a little harsh, or do you think her loose waves detracted from her performance?
Lara Bingle turns 24 today, so we're taking a look back at her beauty looks over the years. The beach blonde from the Shire appeared on our radar back in 2006 as the face of Tourism Australia and we've seen her grow up in the spotlight, perfecting her elegant and effortless style over the years. With plans to pen a beauty book alongside bestie and makeup artist Max May, she's pulling off plenty of style switcheroo's as she tears up the dancefloor on Dancing With The Stars. Happy birthday!
She wowed the judges with her skills on the dance floor, coming second only to chef and My Kitchen Rules judge Manu, but it was Lara Bingle's beauty look that caught our eye on Dancing With the Stars last night. Managing to avoid the potential pitfalls that can go hand-in-hand with the genre of the show — think too-tan tans, super-spidery lash lines and the like — Lara looked gorgeous as she took to the floor to perform the Viennese Waltz. We spoke to Max May, her bestie and makeup artist, who was behind her "glamorous and movie star-ish" look.
He told us that he wanted Lara to look as "modern as possible," in keeping with her usual effortless style. As Max says, "Her style of hair and makeup is so heavily recognised, it's important to keep that feeling and personality there." This meant Max "rough-dried Lara’s hair using bumble and bumble thickening spray ($50)," then tonged it, using L’Oreal Elnett hairspray ($9.95) to hold the wave. After Lara's hair cooled, Max backcombed it to add some texture and volume, before brushing it out, finishing up with Wella Ocean Sprizz sea salt spray ($23.50) "to give a worn, slightly slept-in look."