We got to snoop inside Liberty Watson's makeup bag last week, and now it's time for the big reveal. Watson X Watson sent modern surfer girls down the runway today at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, fit with a salty hair tuck by Redken's Philip Barwick, and the perfect pink lip and lip gloss eyes from Maybelline NY's Nigel Stanislaus. This could quite possibly be one of our favourite beauty looks so far at MBFWA, click through to learn more about it. Mahalo.
Mac Cosmetics, in partnership with Nicki Minaj for Viva Glam, has just released two new limited-edition products to add to the lineup: Nicki 2 Lipstick ($35) and Nicki 2 Lipglass ($36). The bold lavender-pink pastel shade, for which both lip products are pigmented, is ideal for accenting any ensembles. And for every purchase, Mac Cosmetics donates 100 percent of the profits toward helping those affected by HIV/AIDS. Talk about lifting your look — and your spirits.
Ke$ha has seriously been stepping up her glam game lately, but she still manages to keep one foot in her rocker roots. How does she do this so well? By mixing and matching her makeup. Her frosted pink lipstick is the perfect mix of girlie and punk, mainly because of its unique colour. More punk than prissy, this bright soft pink is finished off with a frosted sheen, giving it just the right amount of bad-girl vibe while still being accessible. Mac Cosmetics Sheen Sumpreme Lipglass in Almond Blossom ($20) swooped over your lightest pink colour will deliver an on-point sheen.
The songstress keeps her tough-girl image in tact, though. By pairing such a poppy shade with her signature smoky black metallic eye, the girlish and rocker looks mesh and balance without being overpowering. Add a faux undercut style, with the help of two tight braids, and Ke$ha's party-perfect look is complete. No smeared makeup required.
Last week we highlighted all the lovely beauty products you can buy your loved ones for under $20, and now, it's time to get budget serious. That's right, 10 things under $10! We find it's often the cute and quirky presents that make the biggest impact, so let us show you how to best spend a blue one.
When it comes to getting ready in the morning, deciding on your makeup look can be just as taxing as choosing an outfit. To smoky eye, or not to smoky eye? Winged eyeliner or something more subtle? But what if you only have two minutes to look like you've spent 30? We sat down with Bobbi Brown's right-hand man — international director of artistry and education, Kai Vinson — to talk all things makeup; and along the way he revealed the four products you actually need to do your makeup in a flash. Our bet is they're already sitting in your beauty cupboard...
After choosing for the boy, your Kris Kringle present and then updating your own Christmas wish list with our top beauty buys, it's time to think about your BFF. Now let's be honest with each other here, picking a present for your bestie is basically like shopping for yourself — which in turn equals all kinds of fun! We also think buying for your best friend is one of the most important presents to think about at Christmas, because you want her to love it and it's a real reflection on how well you know her. We've got 10 suggestions we think she'll love.
Red lips are a classic, but this innovative new lip colour is anything but traditional. Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick ($42) goes on like a lip gloss but delivers serious pigment like a lipstick. Muse, a universally flattering shade of coral red, glides on smoothly, giving your lips an opaque wash of vibrant colour in one stroke. Plus, since this product is packed with skin-conditioning ingredients like goji berry extract and vitamins A, C, and E, this matte formula won't dry out your lips. Now that's impressive.
Have you ever had a lipgloss that appears pigmented in the tube but disappears on the lips? That problem will be a thing of the past with Becca's Ultimate Colour Gloss ($42). Each shade settles into a bright hue that's just sheer enough for a daytime look. The base colour is evident after only one coat, even on darker skin tones. With hydrating vitamin E, it feels more like a treatment than makeup — which is great for bold-lip newbies. Could this be the perfect marriage of stain and gloss? Signs point to yes.
We fell pretty hard for Willow's Spring 2013 collection at London Fashion week. It was all about transparency and underwear as outerwear (naughty!). Then there's those perspex heels that keep calling our credit cards, as well as transparent accessories to consider. This whole idea of channelling nakedness is very, well, alluring. In the end though, our minds wander back to The Products. The kind of stuff that lends very well the to the very now no makeup, makeup look. Come and think clearly with us — sheer, even.
A new month brings a new crop of exciting new products to try, and October is especially so. Why we hear you ask? Because it involves real gold top coat and the ability to smell like Blake Lively! Add to that our new favourite trend, turquoise eyes, and dry shampoo specially formulated for oily scalps. It's like they read our minds! Spring is here so there's no better time to try a new lipgloss, and one of our favourite's is now available in six new shades. More of a matte lipstick girl? Burberry Beauty has a new one called Lip Velvet. It's almost too delicious. Click through.